There is no such thing as an un-opinionated doll collector. We all have our quirks and know what we like (sometimes only when we see it) and sometimes only when we are told what we are seeing. So when the latest W Club doll came out and the sculpt was listed as Vanessa 3.0, it seems like some collectors ignored her on principle. The next day we were told that she actually had the 1.0 original sculpt and more than a few reversed their opinion. I am not criticizing. I just found it a little amusing and more proof of what a fickle lot we are and just how hard these companies have to work to keep us happy.
My take on the doll: while I love platinum hair, I am not wild about the facial screening. She seems a little drugged to me. I also do not collect formal gowns so the fashion does nothing for me. I am a late comer to fashion royalty so I have no real loyalties to the early sculpts. I am actually quite fond of 3.0 and I bought the pale blonde Vanessa with the cream and black outfit last year. This one would seem sort of repetitive. Also, I really don't need another black dress. I am pretty sure that no collector needs another black dress. Enough with the black dresses.
On the plus side, IT once again shows that they do listen to the collectors. There is a constant refrain to bring back Vanessa 1.0 and here she is. Get her while you can.
Item # 91376
Vanessa Perrin® Dressed Doll
The Fashion Royalty® Collection
2015 W Club Exclusive
Limited Edition Size: TBA
Estimated Ship Date: Approximately Winter 2015-2016
Special W Club Price: $130.00 + Shipping, Handling and Applicable Sales Tax*.
*Deposit of $20.00 due immediately at pre-order, balance of $110.00 + shipping and handling (and tax for Maryland residents) due approximately Winter 2015-2016.
Doll Tech Specs:
Head Sculpts: Vanessa 3.0
Body Type: FR 2013
Quick Switch Feature: No
Skin Tone: FR White
Hair Colors: Platinum
Eyelashes: Yes, Hand Applied
Vanessa Perrin has been invited to be the official Master of Ceremonies of one of Europe's most talked about events and she's absolutely thrilled about it! Ready to be the perfect stage host, Vanessa will surely steal the spotlight from the firmament of stars in attendance!
Vanessa is a 12.5-inch fully articulated vinyl fashion doll with beautiful platinum hair that is gorgeously styled, yet perfect if you wish to create your own looks! Her gown is intricately detailed with elaborate corset detailing and shows just enough leg to drive Vanessa's admirers wild! Complete with shoes, a lovely jewelry set and a doll stand. For adult collectors ages 15 and up.