She's the one I have been mentioning. I got her at a yard sale last Friday.
Her tag says Lotus.
That would make me think she was an Espari doll,exclusive to Barnes and Noble. That would make her Kayumi.
Her face looks very much like a Journey Girl.
|The doll on the right is Journey Girl Kelsey. I got her,in the pink dress, at a church sale earlier this summer. (I'm not fully including her because I have shown you a Kelsey doll before. You can read my review of my Journey Girl Kelsey doll HERE.|
In fact,the first time I saw the Espari dolls at Barnes and Noble I thought they must use the same sculpts as Journey Girls. Seeing them side by side though, you can tell the difference.
Her face is chubbier than the Journey Girls doll,but they both have a pointy chin and a similar mouth.
She does look almost identical to Journey Girl Meredith though.
What confuses me is, this Lotus doll has some differences from what I know about the Espari dolls. For one thing,Espari dolls have, in the past at least, had a chest plate and half cloth torso like Journey Girls.
This Lotus doll has a full cloth torso like American Girl.
This makes her a little chubbier than Journey Girls.
|Left to right:older Our Generation,Pleasant Company American Girl,Lotus, and Journey Girl.|
Her arms are chubbier and her hands are bigger.
|Lotus on left, Journey Girl on right.|
|Left to Right here and below: Pleasant Company American Girl,Lotus,Journey Girl.|
And they have detail on the bottoms which Kelsey's don't have.
|Left to Right:Older Our Generation,Pleasant Company American Girl,Lotus,Journey Girl.|
She does have the same jointing I've read the Lotus dolls have. It's much more limited than Journey Girls.
Her arms and legs can only move back and fourth, not in and out at all.
And her head can only turn, and not tilt at all.
Her eyes are inset with 'real' lashes.
Her two front ringlets are supposed to be pulled back together, but I thought it was pretty this way.
Both dolls have beautiful silky curls.
Look how beautiful the Lotus doll's hair turned out.
The Lotus doll's hair was pretty nice when I bought her, but when I got her home I noticed she had a piece of gum stuck to her hair in the back! Luckily it wasn't mashed in. It seemed to have been dry and flattened before it ever came in contact with her hair. Still,I couldn't wait to get her hair washed though! Bleh!
Come back tomorrow for another Doll-A-Day.