Hi! Happy New Year!
I just got back from the AG Place in D.C., and the first thing I did was take some pictures of my brand new Lea Clark doll! Enjoy. :)
Lea’s hair isn’t all the same color. It’s blonde, and has some caramel and light brown mixed in. It’s parted on the side.
Her hair — which is incredibly soft, by the way — goes down to her hips, and forms loose curls.
I’m pretty sure that Lea has unique eyes. They’re ringed in black, and are hazel with a bit of brown in them.
As far as I can tell, Lea Clark has the Josefina face mold, with Grace Thomas’s thick, feathered eyebrows.
GOTY 2016 Lea Clark is $120. For that amount, you get the doll, her first book, Lea Dives In, a compass necklace, and a messenger bag.
Here is her compass necklace. The arrow really spins!
Lea’s messenger bag.
Her skin is darker than the skin of my other dolls. This is a comparison between Lea Clark and MJ (Grace Thomas). You can see how similar their face shape is, as well as the difference in the color of their skin.
Another look at their skin. MJ (Grace) is on the left, Lea is on the right.
Sadly, the rumor is true: Lea Clark has no strings. American Girl replaced the strings on the Lea dolls with zip-ties. I was afraid that the zip-ties would make her head harder to move, and I was right. It takes some effort to make Lea’s head move.
Overall, I am very glad to have gotten the new Girl of the Year, Lea Clark. I’ll be doing a more in-depth review of her soon, as well as pictures from her debut. :)
I want to rename her, but I don’t have very many ideas. Two names that I’m currently thinking about are Phoebe and Megan. Any name suggestions would be greatly appreciated!