Sunday, August 31, 2014

BeForever Addy vs Original Old Addy Comparison

I finally had time to sit down today and take some comparison photos of the new BeForever Addy versus the Original, Old Addy. Please do not use these images on your blog/website/video/etc without permission. You are welcome to link to this post.

Both Dolls are NIB, with Original Old Addy purchased in store on 8/27 and BeForever Addy purchased in store on 8/28.

BeForever Addy will always be on the LEFT side of the photos.
Original Old Addy will always be on the RIGHT side of the photos.

Captions will be underneath each photo.

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 Boxes, Front View

Close up of BF Logo on BF Box

Close up of Addy's Silhouette on bottom of front of BF box. Each BF box will have that respective historical girl's silhouette on it. 

 Boxes, Side View

 Boxes, Top View

Dolls & Books in Box, lid removed 

Close up doll faces in box with lid removed. 

Close up of meet books in plastic holder in box with lid removed. BF Addy's meet book is smaller length and width wise, but thicker because it contains the first 3 Addy books in one volume. The BF Addy book plastic holder is less grooved than the old Addy's. 

 Dolls in box with books removed and lid removed. BF Addy has the foam around her legs protecting them from the rubber band. Old Addy does not. BF Addy also has a small square of foam taped to the back of the box next to her cheek to prevent shine marks on her face since she is turned to the side due to her meet hairstyle.

Dolls removed from boxes. Both have the same hair care tag, "How to care for your doll with Curly Hair." 

Close up of faces

Close up of faces 

 Full Meet outfits. BF Addy's waistband is not sewn to the dress underneath but it is attached in the back. The wrists on old Addy's meet dress have velcro so dolls can get their hands in and out of the sleeve.

Shoes. BF Addy's shoes have a fabric texture and open with a velcro closure in the back of the boot. The buttons are not functional. The boots have a small heel. Old Addy's shoes open with the laces in front and are made to look and feel like leather. There are no heels and the shoe sits flat. 
*Not pictured: BF Addy has 2 dark blue ribbons in her hair. Old Addy only has one. The 2 ribbons in BF Addy's hair is the exact same as the single ribbon in Old Addy's hair.

Closeup of heels on BF Addy's meet boots.

Socks. Old Addy's socks feel thicker and they have a textured/woven feel and look. BF Addy's socks are shorter and smoother with the texture.

Pantalettes, Front View. The top front of Old Addy's pantalettes have a little 'V' piece of fabric and the back is elastic. BF Addy's pantalettes are elastic all around the top. The lace edging is different around the pant legs.

Pantalettes, Back View 

Close up of Waistband and Lace Edging on pantalettes. 

Lace Edging comparison between Original Addy, BF Addy, Kirsten, Cecile, & Marie-Grace pantalettes. 

 Pantalettes comparison between Original Addy, BF Addy, Kirsten, Cecile, & Marie-Grace pantalettes.

Meet Dress, Front View. Old Addy's skirt is wider and is made of a thicker, heavier fabric with pleat like gathers. There is velcro at the wrists to allow the doll hands to fit. BF Addy's meet dress is thinner and the skirt is not as wide with lots of small gathers. The waistband is not sewn down to the dress but it is attached in the back. 

 BF Addy Meet Dress, Top Half, Front View

  BF Addy Meet Dress, Bottom Half, Front View

Meet Dress, Back View

  BF Addy Meet Dress, Top Half, Back View

 Cecile's Special Dress compared to BF Addy's Meet. Cecile's dress has a wider neck line, and does not have the separate waistband. BF Addy's sleeves are more ruffled and capped than Cecile's special dress, and the black edging around the bottom of the skirt is higher up.

Dolls, Nude, Full Body

 Doll Vinyl Comparison. There is a VERY subtle difference in the color of the vinyl but looks more like batch variances. The following arm comparison photos are taking with different lighting and settings on the camera so you can see that there is very little variation. 

 Doll Vinyl Comparison

Doll Vinyl Comparison

 Face Close up Comparison
BeForever Addy has the new feathered eyebrows.
Old, original Addy has line eyebrows. 

 BeForever Addy Face, Close Up

 Original Old Addy Face, Close Up

 Hair Skin Part. Original Addy has a larger skin part than BF Addy, but this could be due to batch differences.

 Hair Close up, Side View. BF Addy's hair is smoother & shinier than Original Addy, who has more textured hair.

 BeForever Addy's Hair Close up, Side View

 Original Old Addy's Hair Close up, Side View

Hair Close up, Side View

 Hair Close up, Back View

 BeForever Addy's Hair Close up, Back View. BF Addy's hair is still the same length as old Addy's. BF Addy's hair is styled in two braids that are criss crossed, much like Josefina's birthday hairstyle, & Marie-Grace's two crossed braids.

 Original Old Addy's Hair Close up, Back View. Old Addy's hair is partially braided with the end tucked back up under the base of the braid.

 Cecile, BF Addy, Original Addy

  Cecile, BF Addy, Original Addy

  Cecile, BF Addy, Original Addy

Please let me know if you have any other questions. Overall I find myself drawn to BeForever Addy's face with the feathered eyebrows and her new hair style. However I like Original Old Addy's more texture hair better. There is negligible difference in the vinyl between them, though it is very different from the more golden Cecile. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

BeForever Release Photos from AG Store

I took a ton of photos in my excitment this morning at the BeForever store event. The doll chest is more like a small suitcase which fits in your hand and has a very small journal (paper back and stapled) inside for girls to fill out. They also had a copy of the most recent 2 AG magazines inside, and a BeForever bookmark (?) that I didn’t look at too closely. With purchase of a BeForever doll, you get a girl’s sized t-shirt. I'll get photos of those up tomorrow. ^_^

I took over 250 photos so I put them on my blog in separate posts for ease of viewing. The old vs. BeForever Addy & Samantha doll comparisons are at the bottom of their respective pages. There are lots up close shots at the items but I apologize for the strange cell phone camera quality. Let me know if you have any questions on the new releases! I’m working on adding captions to the photos tonight and hopefully have them up tomorrow.

Addy Photos

Samantha Photos

Caroline Photos

Julie Photos

Kit Photos

Josefina Photos

Rebecca Photos

Kaya Photos

Mini Doll Photos

Girl's Outfits Photos

BeForever Samantha Photos from AG Store

BeForever Samantha

Samantha Display Case

Bicycle Outfit and Bike, Jip in Background

Close up of Embroidery on Bicycling Outfit, Jip Photo bomb

NOLA Lacy Parasol repurposed for Sam.

Frilly Frock, Happy Jip


New Meet Outfit with Accessories

Close up of New Sam

Fancy Coat

Night time Accessories, Book from old Night time accessories

Tea Tray from Holiday Set

Holiday outfit  from Holiday Set

Close up of dress from Holiday Set

Close up of dress from Holiday Set

Close up of dress from Holiday Set


Meet Outfit

Meet Outfit, full body

Close up of face of New Sam

New Bed and Accessories

Holiday Set

Holiday Outfit

Shoes from Holiday Outfit

Shoes from Holiday Outfit

Tray from Holiday Set

Side view of Holiday Dress

Hairstyling set

Meet Purse from Accessories

Meet locket from accessories

Ice cream parlor

Ice cream parlor candy, clumped and stuck in the bowl.

Ice Cream Parlor cash register, made of heavy metal. The keys move the entire row of keys it's on, and the handle on the side turns to open the tray.

Ice cream parlor bowl and spoons. Bowl is porcelain, and spoons are heavy metal.

Ice Cream Parlor, this thingy is plastic.

Jip on chair from Ice Cream Parlor


Slipper from Nightgown

NOLA bed style. :) The headboard and footboard are textured, not painted on.

Actual carved headboard

Real music box from night time accessories

Ice Cream Parlor and Frilly Frock

Ice cream parlor. Ice cream scoops are separate.

Ice Cream Parlor & New Meet Outfit

New Meet & Ice Cream Parlor menu

Ice Cream parlor

Ice Cream parlor

Ice Cream parlor, mirror in back

Ice Cream parlor chair

Tray from holiday outfit, real porcelain and metal tray

Clumped treats from Holiday Set

Fancy Coat

Shoes from Holiday Outfit

Fancy Coat side view

Back of hair, smoother with less curls than original Sam. Also no half pony tail.

Bicycling Outfit. Hat is repurposed from Rebecca's Summer Outfit. :)

Bicycling Outfit back view

Bicycling Outfit and Bicycle and Jip

Bicycling Outfit

Jip, stuck in sitting pose, limbs not movable, but at least soft and squishy.

Jip, Side view

Jip, Bottom View

Bicycle, metal, not plastic. ^_^ Wheels and pedals actually turn.

Bicycle chair guard




New Meet

Same Bloomers

Meet Socks and Shoes

Frilly Frock, Lacy Parasol, Jip

Frilly Frock

Frilly Frock Shoes

Frilly Frock shoes, side view

Frilly frock side view

Old Samantha vs. BF Samantha

Meet outfits

Face close up

Eyebrows different but hard to tell with bangs.

Same pie bangs

Pie Bangs

New Sam's hair is silkier and less curly. No half pony tail.