Sunday, November 15, 2015

Comparison Photos of Girl of the Year 2016 Lea Clark Mini Doll

Ever since the mini doll for next year's Girl of the Year 2016 Lea Clark first leaked on eBay over the summer, we've all been desperately curious to find out more about what the doll actually looks like. Yesterday, we were so grateful when the fantastic Lindsey Basham took the time to reach out to us and send us several photos of the Lea mini doll, including comparison photos of the hair and eye colors, to share on the blog so everyone can get a better feel for what the full sized doll will look like.

*Do not repost/copy/claim these images without written permission.*

Original eBay Photo:

Lindsey's Comparison Photos:
Mini BeForever Rebecca, Mini Grace, & Mini Lea
Taken with flash.

Mini BeForever Rebecca, Mini Grace, & Mini Lea
Without flash.
I think it is quite clear from these images that Lea will most definitely have the medium vinyl coloring. It's hard to tell the face molds with the new mini dolls, but I'm still sticking with the Josefina face mold, though my heart beats in hope we'd see a Sonali, MG, Addy, or completely new face mold. ^_^

Mini BeForever Rebecca, Mini Grace, & Mini Lea
Back view
Mini Lea's hair is less curly than Rebecca's, and will be layered. It looks dark blond or light brown, with blond highlights. 

Mini BeForever Rebecca & Mini Lea

Close up of faces on Mini BeForever Rebecca & Mini Lea.
The eye colors look very similar and I would say it looks like Mini Lea has a lighter hazel. (Are you really going to make *another* variation of hazel AG?)

Top: Mini BeForever Rebecca's hazel eyes
Bottom: Mini Lea's (?) eyes

Mini Grace & Mini Lea
I think we can safely say her eyes will NOT be blue.

Or perhaps we'll get a new eye color, like we did with Saige? It seems like it's easier for AG to try out different eye colors than to try out different vinyl colors in the GOTY line, unfortunately. :/

Close up of her hair. 
You can clearly see the blond highlights. I am guessing the layered hair may cause some difficulties with certain hair styles, but overall the long, soft waves looks very attractive.

I see London, I see France, I see Lea's underpants! And they're bright neon yellow-green, just like all her other bright colored clothing! :D

Lindsey stated that mini Lea's hair color is most similar to the GOTY 2007, Nicki's. It's a little lighter with blond highlights. Here, mini Lea is show in front of a custom doll with a Nicki wig for comparison.

Another comparison of the back of mini Lea's wig with a custom doll wearing a Nicki wig. It looks like Lea's hair is just a tag lighter with blond highlights.

Comparison with GOTY 2005 Marisol doll.

You can see Lea's hair is much lighter with blond highlights, compared to Marisol.

Overall, I do think they will look similar, but since it has been over a decade since Marisol and Jess (who has a similar theme/collection) came out, I don't see this being a deterrent for children, though collectors may not like it as much. :)

After seeing Lindsey's photos, I have a lot of questions swirling through my mind, chief among them is how is AG going to pull off a very white appearing actress in the movie as the medium toned Lea Clark character? Is she racially mixed or not? Will she be getting a new eye color or will AG seriously make yet another variation of hazel? Why do her underpants need to be so blindingly bright? XD
Right now, I'm still on the fence about Lea and the answers to my questions will either tip me for her or relegate her to the "another GOTY" bin for me. I am not expecting any leaks on the full sized doll til at least the end of this month, most likely next month. Although we've had a lot of leaks, it seems like AG is better at cracking down on the full sized doll leaks, but I will do my best to keep you guys posted. ^_^ 
What does everyone think of the mini Lea doll? What do you hope for in the full sized doll?

*Based on the mini doll photos, I took a stab at photoshopping some images of possible looks for the full sized doll. They are posted here: http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/11/photoshop-images-of-potential-looks-for.html


All info/leaks on GotY 2016 Lea Clark to date:
Link to eBay Photos of GOTY 2016 Lea Clark's Plush Sloth:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/12/photos-of-girl-of-year-2016-lea-clarks_29.html

Stock Photos for GOTY 2016 Lea Clark's Mix and Match Swimsuit & Beach Accessories:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/12/stock-photos-for-2016-girl-of-year-lea.html

Link to Book 2 Cover Illustration and Back Cover Summary for GOTY 2016 Lea Clark:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/12/photos-of-girl-of-year-2016-lea-clarks.html

Link to Details from Mini Doll Book for GOTY 2016 Lea Clark:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/12/quick-unrelated-note-about-1960s.html

Link to Complete Collection List for GOTY 2016 Lea Clark with Prices:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/12/girl-of-year-2016-lea-clarks-collection.html

Link to Full Sized GOTY 2016 Stock Photo:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/12/girl-of-year-2016-lea-clark-full-sized.html

Link to Book Cover for GOTY 2016's First Book - Lea Dives In:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/12/girl-of-year-2016-lea-clark-book-cover.html

Link to Photos of 2-in1 Swimsuit for GOTY 2016 Lea Clark on Kanani & Caroline Dolls:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/12/photos-of-girl-of-year-2016truly-me.html

Link to Photoshop Images of Potential Looks for Full Sized GOTY 2016 Lea Clark Doll:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/11/photoshop-images-of-potential-looks-for.html

Link to GOTY 2016 Lea Clark Complete Leaked Wardrobe Group Photos:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/11/american-girl-of-year-2016-lea-clarks.html

Link to Photos of Explorer/Hiking Outfit Modeled on Truly Me #49 doll:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/11/photos-of-goty-2016-lea-clarks.html

Link to Full Cast List Photos of Actresses and Actors for GOTY 2016 Movie:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/11/girl-of-year-2016-lea-clark-movie-cast.html

Link to Potential 2-in-1 Swimsuit Set for GotY 2016 Lea Clark:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/11/potential-leaked-swimsuits-for-girl-of.html

Link to Photos of Tropical Romper Outfit Modeled on Kanani & Caroline dolls:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/10/photos-of-goty-2016-lea-clark-green.html

Link to Photos of Pink/Yellow Tunic Top Outfit Modeled on Kanani & Caroline Dolls:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/10/photos-of-pinkyellow-tunic-outfit-for.html

Link to Photos of Purple Tie Dye Outfit Modeled on Kanani & Caroline Dolls:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/10/photos-of-purple-tie-dye-dress-for-goty.html

Link to Explorer/Hiking Outfit for GotY 2016 Lea Clark:

Link to Photos of  Fancy Occasion Dress on Kanani doll:

Link to Purple Dress & Messenger Bag for GotY 2016 Lea Clark:

Link to Shorts, Top, & Sandals Outfit for GotY 2016 Lea Clark:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/10/leaked-outfit-for-girl-of-year-2016-lea.html

Link to Fancy Occasion Dress for GotY 2016 Lea Clark:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/09/fancy-dress-for-girl-of-year-2016-lea.html

Link to Tropical Romper Outfit for GotY 2016 Lea Clark:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/09/newest-girl-of-year-2016-lea-clarks.html

Link to Potential Pajamas for GotY 2016 Lea Clark:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/09/girl-of-year-2016-lea-clarks-pajamas.html

Link to GotY 2016's Book Summaries:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/08/girl-of-year-2016-beforever-2016-new.html

Link to Girl of the Year 2016 Lea Clark's Meet Outfit & Mini Doll Images:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/07/girl-of-year-2016-name-meet-outfit-mini.html

Link to Meet Outfit Details Modeled on Various Dolls:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/07/girl-of-year-2016-meet-outfit-on.html

Link to Casting Call Audition Script for 2016 GotY Lea Clark's Movie:
http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/06/girl-of-year-2016-gemma-clark-casting.html

48 comments:

  1. I... am utterly baffled. I mean, we all saw the pictures of the little girl who, according to IMDb (not always the most reliable site) is playing Lea and she's... but the doll's... but the... and the that...

    *brain go explodey*

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    1. My brain is exploding with you over here trying to figure out what AG is planning. >_< For once, I'm really hoping AG is trolling all of us leak seekers and put up a false casting list.

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  2. Lea might even have Caroline's eyes! Just by the mini doll, I will have to add her to my collection.

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    1. Or maybe grey of Felicity's electric green eyes?

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    2. I would be so thrilled if she had grey eyes, seeing how none of the current dolls have that lovely color. :) I'll keep my fingers crossed!

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  3. Thanks for the comparison. We won't need to add her to our collection. Don't need duplicate dolls. I'm mor interested in her accessories and will she have a pet? Can't wait to see as Grace's baking stuff was fun.

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    1. I am sure she will have a pet, but no clues yet to what is will be. I'm hoping for a baby sloth (not really a pet, but her animal companion), or a goldfish! :D I know they're not terribly exciting but they're such common pets I wish AG would just make an aquarium already. ^_^

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    2. I thought I read somewhere that she is supposed to have a sloth and possibly a turtle and "a large cat". I got the impression the cat was more like a jaguar or something similar. This could all be wild rumors but I would love some exotic animals and maybe some veterinarian supplies. It could all be wishful thinking though. --Niki

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    3. I would love if that were true! ^_^

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  4. Lilly, in light of the recent difficulties you've had, I think it would be proper to ask. May I post a link to this post in my blog? I'm very excited for this colorful little minx and I think my followers will be too.

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    1. You are always welcome to share links to posts! Thank you very much for asking. ^_^ I really appreciate your courtesy!

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    2. Most welcome! Thanks for giving the go-ahead!

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  5. I think maybe she is tan from being in the tropics and her eyes a very light blue? I will buy the mini doll but not the full size. I don't care for most of her clothes but I might be interested in accessories in the set. Sharon

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    1. I was really hoping she would be racially mixed since AG specifically described her as mixed in the casting call. :/

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  6. Maggie Elizabeth Jones who is supposed to be playing Lea Clark in the movie looks nothing like this doll. Her face is definitely NOT shaped like a Josefina mold, she has dark eyes, light skin coloring and not much blonde in the hair. But some of that can be changed with contact lenses, hair pieces/wigs, spray tan. But the actors playing Lea's mother and brother are also light complected, from what we can see, so a bit puzzling. But then Olivia Rodrigo's complexion and eye colors do not match Grace's, also Olivia does not have freckles, and she plays that role. The role called for a multi cultural girl to play Lea--why that was even stipulated is puzzling if the back story is all that has to multi cultural.

    I think Lea will be a Josefina mold doll with a hair color similar to Marie Grace's and Marisol's and gray eyes. Really a gray eyed Marisol. About time a medium complexioned AG mini joined the group. She'll be the only other than Josefina.

    Thank you and LIndsey for sharing all of this.

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    1. As you said, I think hair and eye colors can easily be changed, but darkening the skin in order to portray a minority character or racially mixed character would be beyond disappointing for me. I really have no idea how AG is going to spin this character's background now. :/

      Grey eyes would be wonderful! I would love to see that color being used again. ^_^ It's such a pretty color.

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  7. now that i see the mini doll it is hard to say if i will get her or not because the mini dolls (new version) dont really look like the big doll so if anthying this is confusing me even more on what she will look like. i also noticed that her hair might be curly because with the saige mini doll when you took her hair out it was not curly so they might have just not curled it because of the style it is in

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    1. My guess on the hair is medium-long, and wavy, not so much curly. :) You're right, it's confusing that the new mini dolls are not very reflective of what the full sized dolls look like. I am definitely interested in getting her if she has the medium vinyl and is a racially mixed character, but I m not planning on getting her if she is just very tanned. :/

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  8. Hmm... not sure how I feel about her hair.

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    1. The color, length, or style? The mini dolls' hairstyles are often much "puffier" than the actual doll so hopefully whatever is putting you off on the hair won't be so pronounced in the full sized doll. ^_^

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    2. I feel like the color clashes with her skin tone. I wish they'd used a darker brown or at least skipped the blonde. :( I'm happy that she's medium skinned (dark would be better, but because of her story line medium makes more sense) but I wish her hair looked more natural. Maybe it won't be as pronounced in the 18 inch version. I hope not, since she has potential to be very cute!

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    3. I see what you mean, and I think you make a great point. I also prefer the darker hair since I feel like that would look more natural for a racially mixed Latina/white girl. We'll see how obvious the blond will be in the full sized doll! :)

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  9. I think her mini might work as a stand-in for a mini Kanani, so I will probably end up getting a second one for that purpose. (I pre-ordered the mini from bookstoredepository a while ago already.)

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    1. I didn't even think of that, but you're right, her mini doll would make a good fit for mini Kanani! :D (With a hair cut though.) The coloring of skin, hair, and even eyes are a pretty close match.

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  10. They look like Caroline (aquamarine/seafoam) eyes to me.

    ~Lizzy

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    1. I would much prefer that over another hazel variation. :) I'm still personally rooting for grey though! I'd love to see that color used again.

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    2. AG stopped using the grey eyes because those got the "silver eye" condition easily. Maybe they'll start using them again if they can improve the paint or something. We can hope! :D

      ~Lizzy

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    3. From what I understand, all the pinwheel eyes were heavily prone to silver eye in the beginning, but they no longer have that issue with the recent dolls in the past decade thankfully. :)

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  11. I think she is quite adorable! Do you know if the mini doll is avaible for pre-order yet? Thank you for sharing!

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    1. I believe you can pre-order her through Book Depository right now. :) Here is the link: https://www.bookdepository.com/Goty-2016-Mini-Doll/9781609587062

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  12. Dangit Lea don't make me want you this is not what I wanted to happen D:

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    1. She'll worm her way straight into you heart! :D

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  13. She reminds me of what my sister looked like when she returned from a summer (winter here) in Argentina. She is caucasian, but she got a deep tan and natural highlights. still hoping for more of a mixed background though, even if that's not reflected in the movie.

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    1. I hope she will be racially mixed as well. Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  14. Fingers Crossed for a new eye colour! To me it looks like a mix of Caroline's and felicities! Her hair looks like the same shade to 24, who's hair is also wavy and about the same length... which is a little disappointing considering i know that 24 is quite a popular Truly Me doll

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    1. I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed with you, as long as AG doesn't interpret new to mean another hazel variation. :D

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  15. Her eyes look like Caroline's to me.... I'm altogether disappointed that she isn't a DOC though...It'll be interesting how AG portrays her, with her ethnicity. I wonder if AG has got/will get any backlash b/c she (and previous GOTY) isn't/aren't DOC?
    Hannah M.

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    1. I originally thought she would at least be racially mixed, since AG used the term "mixed" in their casting call, but now I'm having doubts after seeing the actress playing her. :/ I really just want AG to create a full black GOTY character, one that can't be mistaken for a tanned white character.

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  16. yeah I too have been assuming Lea would be mixed race all this time since we first saw the mini doll leak, but now I too wonder if the medium tone vinyl is just depicting a tan.

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    1. It would be just so misleading and crass for AG to have just a tanned white character, when they used the term "mixed" in their casting call, implying the character would be racially mixed. >_< I'm really hoping that isn't the case.

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  17. Cool to see! I'm hoping she has Caroline eyes. That custom doll is really pretty!

    -Morgan

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    1. I do think the Caroline eye with the coloring is very striking. :)

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  18. I'm REALLY hoping she has caroline eyes. THAT WOULD BE AWESOME. I love caroline's eyes.

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    1. It would be nice if the Caroline eyes didn't disappear with the doll. :)

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    2. "I see london, I see france, I see lea's underpants" just can't stop laughing, miss you molly )':

      But anyways, just hoping she doesn't have hazel eyes I think we have enough dolls with hazel eyes in here, at least I'm the only one hoping she gets a new eye color

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    3. Hahaha yes! I'm ready for any color other than hazel (and it's variations), and blue! XD

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  19. Wish a mini BF Caroline could be put right next to her. She looks just like that Rebecca doll, just lighter eyes ,hair and darker skin color to me, but those mini BF Carolines look an awful lot like the new Josefina mold minis. Also, Molly's gray eyes can take a green cast to them. So I'm not convinced that this new doll will have hazel eyes, though possible. Also given that some of those BF minis with the classic mold look a lot like the Josefina mold, it is possible that AG makes a Sonali mold that isn't much different. That actress playing Lea looks more like a Sonali mold girl than Josefina, not that AG cares much about that in casting.

    Though probably will be a Josefina mold doll with medium skin coloring and blonde streaked Marisol hair and some light eyes, am hoping for something different, a suprise.

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    1. It's so much harder to tell differences in molds between the new mini dolls, even in regards to eye color, so while I am hoping for something interesting and new, I am not really expecting it. :/

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