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REVIEW: Red, White and Very Blue

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Background

Ellowyne Wilde is the newest doll with a mood…  Designed by fashion doll artist and designer Robert Tonner, and produced by Wilde Imagination, the Ellowyne line currently consists of basic dolls, dressed dolls and outfits.  Inspired by today’s anime drawings, designer shoe ads, and eclectic fashion illustrations, Ellowyne is not the perfect fashion diva…but then again, who is?

For this review, we are going to focus on the Red, White and Very Blue – Dressed Doll.  Here’s what she has to say about herself:

I eat whipped cream by candlelight
Ms. Plath I read throughout the night.
Dressed in my own designs so new
I feel so incredibly RED, WHITE & VERY BLUE

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Packaging

All of the dolls are securely packaged in the same large Ellowyne Wilde box.  Each figure is very well protected, with the hair in a plastic hairnet, accessories individually packaged and the doll tied to the box using ribbon and foam.


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The Figure

Each Ellowyne Wilde doll stands at 16” in height with 12 points of
articulation
.  The head is made of high quality vinyl, while the doll’s body
is made of plastic.  The facial features are hand-painted and the hair
is made from rooted saran.

The Red, White and Very Blue doll has blond hair and blue eyes.  She’s
dressed in a knit, blue and white dress, with a matching hat and
stockings.  Her red high heels not only match her lipstick, but also
her bright red bag.  Red, White and Very Blue is limited to a run of
1,000 pieces
and includes a high quality doll stand.

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Our Opinion

Simply put…Robert Tonner is a master in the art of doll sculpting.  He
has really brought out the ennui of the line in each doll’s face.  You
can get a sense that the inspiration of the line is an amalgam of anime
and goth.

Ellowyne Wilde not only keeps a journal (detailing her therapy
sessions), but also has a MySpace page.  She broods over her life, and
how she’s not satisfied with her current state of being.  But then
again…who is?

We really love this unique line.  The dolls have a little edge to them,
yet are definitely appropriate for collectors of all ages.  With over 7
dressed dolls available, and even more outfits, there is an Ellowyne
Wilde that will appeal to everyone.

You can pick one up at the following:

Directly from Wilde Imagination: $110

Red, White and Very Blue Grades:

Quality: 10/10
Paint: 10/10
Durability: 8/10
Hype: 5/10
Fun Factor: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Overall: 9.6/10

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