Hardcore Gene Marshall fans and even dabblers like me are over the moon with the release of two new resin characters added to the JAMIEshow Gene Marshall line. I purchased Violet Waters “Satin Doll” who arrived today. This doll is a limited edition of only 50 and was $525.
Someone at the factory was a little confused about the names of the dolls.
The new Madra is called “Spotted in Manhattan.” On the box is a label attributing Violet with both names. I suppose the label person had a GENINUE moment. Long term Silkstone collectors will get the joke.
First – the requisite box shots:
I am glad I didn’t have to put these shoes on. What I usually do is tape the extra ribbon to the back of the doll’s calf with Scotch 3M Magic Tape. It leaves no residue on the fabric or the doll.
Violet is as beautiful as all the promo pictures we’ve seen. Her eyes are brown. Her eye shadow is violet with a metallic gold highlight. Her lips are coral which matches her perfect manicure and pedicure. She’s got the prettiest mouth of any Violet I’ve seen to date. All in all, she has a truly beautiful face.
The gown fabric has a quality feel and it is well constructed and fitted. The wig cap is well-suited to the era and the hair accessory (what we would call a fascinator now) has a pearl-tipped hat pin that slides right in to her hair and stays on securely. The earrings are aurora borealis crystals set in silver colored frida kahlo doll metal like the ornament on the ribbon neckpiece.
For the high price of this doll I would have liked a beautiful necklace to have been included instead of the neck ribbon. I removed it as it does nothing for her and looks a little chintzy. A purse and pantyhose are ‘missing’ as well. Although I like this doll very much, if this trend continues – high prices with no accessories, I won’t buy another.
Violet comes with a JAMIEshow adjustable doll stand. They are the best stands out there.
Link to JAMIEshow Doll USA: http://www.jamieshow.us/
A wonderful Madame Alexander fashion is on it’s way to me and I think it will be perfect for Violet.
“Festiva Paris,” whose fashion has been an elusive commodity, is coming. I’ve been trying to find just the fashion for years to no avail. I finally broke down and ordered the NRFB doll from Matilda Dolls. Hers was the best price around for the complete doll plus if your purchase is over $50., shipping is free. Works for me. Unfortunately, this version of Paris was released prior to the line’s dolls being fully articulated. But no matter, I just want the outfit anyway.
Madame Alexander fashions are exquisitely well made and stand the test of time…at least they were. I haven’t bought anything from this line since Jason got in there and ruined Alex. Sigh.
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