Hi everyone. I've been meaning to do a photo shoot comparing the differences between a Mattel and pre-Mattel Felicity since I now have both in my house. With Felicity being retired (yep, it's official-on the AG website and everything), I thought now would be an appropriate time to do it. So without further ado, here we go!
I'm sure most of you know that the Mattel Felicity is the one in the lavender meet dress on the left, while the pre-Mattel Felicity is the one in what's called the "rose garden" meet dress on the right:
One of the first most obvious differences you notice is in the width of the face. You see it even more when you have the dolls there in front of you; the camera didn't pick it up as much as I'd hoped. The Mattel Felicity is much narrower in the face than the rounder pre-Mattel Felicity. You'll notice also the differences in the eyebrows. The Mattel Felicity's eyebrows are dark while the PM's are barely noticeable when photographed. Here are some individual pics:
Another difference between them is the color of their hair. The M Felicity has more of a reddish brown hair color while the PM has a truly copper red tone.
The M Felicity is also just slightly taller than the PM (the difference is not as big as it looks in some of the pics, as they were on an uneven surface), and also narrower through the body (sorry, I forgot to get a pic of this). The vinyl is also slightly softer on the PM Felicity.
Another difference is their eyelashes.
The PM Felicity has soft, brown lashes, as seen below:
The M Felicity has stiff, black eyelashes.
I wish the camera had captured it more, but there is also a difference in their eye color. The PM Felicity has more of a soft, hazel green eye color. The M Felicity's eyes are more of a bright green. Sometimes, it looks more like a cat-eye green in photos. One thing the pics did pick up is the difference in the eye size on the two dolls, which I'd never noticed before. The M Felicity's eyes are much bigger.
So, after seeing both, what do you think? Which version do you prefer? I have to say I'm partial to the pre-Mattel version since she's the one I dreamed about as a girl. I love her copper colored hair, her softer eyelashes, and her more natural eye color. I must confess, though, that the Mattel Felicity is also stunning. She almost makes my PM Felicity look a little down-home and plain by comparison (not that I mind down-home and plain, mind you!). :) I think the Mattel Felicity is a doll that looks even better in real life than in the pics you see of her. I'm really glad we'll have both versions hanging around our house. :)
Goodbye, Felicity. We'll miss you!!