During my Moxie Teenz phase this summer, I discovered that there was one boy doll that had been made. His name was Gavin, and he was part of the 3rd wave of Moxie Teenz dolls. I'd been watching him on Amazon and eBay, but wasn't sure I wanted to pay what he was selling for.
Then, on one of my trips out of town with my mom, I stopped by a ToysRus, and they had a Gavin for just $14.99. :D I bought him, completely excited to get home and take pics of him with my Moxie Teenz Bijou. :) And now, months later, I'm finally getting around to sharing those pics with all of you. :}
WARNING: There are a few pics of Gavin in only his built-in underwear farther down. If this is offensive to you, please skip this post.
Here's Gavin in his box.
And here's the back.
A look at the ladies from the same wave.
Gavin on the box.
Unfortunately, Gavin himself is not quite as nice looking as his package art (which seems to be the norm in the fashion doll world!), but he's still a handsome guy. ;)
Here he is, completely deboxed. He didn't come with any special accessories...just the clothes on his back and the shoes on his feet.
I love this pose. It looks like he has his thumb in his pocket, but there's actually no pocket there. ;)
I asked hubby if he would be interested in a suit like this, but for some reason he said no. ;)
Gavin reminds me of an anime drawing. I'm not a huge fan of anime cartoons, but I have a soft spot for anime drawings. Several of my Japanese exchange students that stayed with me when I was younger drew in this style, so looking at anime characters always makes me think of them.
Gavin with Bijou, demonstrate their knee poseability. Bijou is slightly more flexible than Gavin. She also sits up straighter than he does.
A seated pose.
Gavin has rooted hair, just like the other Moxie Teenz dolls from wave 3.
I have to say, I'm not a real fan of his sideburns and the odd cut of his hair on this side.
This side looks a little more natural.
I decided to take some pics on a white background since Gavin's hair was getting lost in the dark green.
His suit jacket comes off easily. It has snap closure in the front.
Okay, and is it just me, or does he remind you guys of an anime version of Neal Caffrey (played by Matt Bomer) in the TV series "White Collar"? Especially in this picture. (Not a series I can recommend because of content, by the way, but it's a very interesting concept with endearing characters.)
Here's a picture of the real Neal for reference:
What do you think?
I wanted to get a few photos of Neal...I mean, Gavin...and Bijou together. ;)
And a couple of Bijou by herself, just 'cause she's pretty. ;)
And one more of Gavin, since this post is actually about him.
Gavin's shirt has Velcro closure on the front. His tie is an elastic band around his neck. You have to stretch it out to get it over his head for removal.
Gavin has the same points of articulation as the Moxie Teenz girls. He also comes with built-in underwear, which is always nice.
This particular Gavin came with a few flaws in his plastic.
I don't know if this is typical of the Gavin dolls or if I just happened to get a bad one.
A light scratch on his chest.
Here's Gavin with a more casual look.
What a heart throb! ;) Gotta love those baby blues.
I would give Gavin a 4 out of 5. He's a very nice-looking, photogenic doll who makes a great companion for the Moxie Teenz girl dolls. His poseability is more limited than I expected (more on that in another post), which was a bit of a disappointment. Also, finding extra clothing for him can be difficult. To the best of my knowledge, there were never any extra outfits made for him.
However, he is a unique addition to any fashion doll collection and a rare part of the Moxie Teenz line. For that reason alone, I would definitely recommend him. :)
Next up, my Moxie Teenz Leigh review! :)