I was browsing the toy aisle last week and picked up an 18 inch doll, thinking it was one of the typical Our Generation dolls or other similar lines I often find there. Imagine my surprise when I discovered it was an American Girl doll! 😄 (Completely Unrelated P.S.: Blogger now has emojis! Hooray!)
Here she is! After doing some research online, I discovered that she is actually a fairly new release. She's Truly Me #60.
Her hair was tied in a rubber band, but thankfully just needed to be brushed and was not damaged.
Her face had a few rub marks that came off easily with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.
Her biggest flaw was this chewed up thumb on her right hand. I'm guessing this right here is why such a new doll was already at the thrift store.
Her price? $3.19. 😲
Her hair brushed out beautifully.
I found her an outfit from my doll clothing stash. I love the pastel pink of the hat with the blue of her eyes. 😊
I got a couple of pictures of her outside.
I will probably try to use some extremely fine sandpaper to smooth some of the rough edges on this thumb. But I figure it will be part of her backstory.
She also has a slight imperfection on her nose, almost like she got dropped and dragged for a bit or something. But she's still super cute...especially for under $4!
I've decided her name is going to be Iris. I haven't decided on a middle or last name yet. (Suggestions are welcome.) I know so far that she's going to be another Whovian like Alice, except Iris' favorite Doctor is the Eleventh Doctor (Alice likes Ten the best). I've also decided she's going to be a fan of The Flash, a TV show I really enjoy. (And yes, Iris West's character is how I thought of my Iris' name.) I'm in the process of getting a Flash Funko Pocket Pop for her collection. Oh, and she's going to be into art, too.
I know some of you have mentioned how much you miss hearing about my 18 inch dolls (or any 18 inch dolls in general) on this blog. I apologize that they've kind of been out of the spotlight for so long. Part of that is due to the fact that my interests have expanded and changed some since I started blogging, and part of it is just because I've tried to focus on smaller things recently that are more friendly to my current budget. 😉 I'll try to be better about featuring my 18 inch girls more often.
Iris and Alice look darling together. I'm sensing the start of a beautiful, nerdy friendship.
I also thought "The Adventures of Alice and Iris" had a nice ring to it. Hmm, something to think about. 😉
Stay tuned for a big toy news/toy finds post, that Fan Mail Friday post I keep meaning to get up, and a review of some Disney Moana dolls, all coming in the next couple of weeks. 😁
And goodbye from Iris...for now. 😉