(Deva, Older version of Deva, AvantGuard, Sybarite)
With the economy downturn, collectors are more caution on spending. Quite a number of us are having the "wait and see" attitude on which doll to buy, or trying to concentrate on just one or tow types of doll, rather than the past attitude of "having at least one of each". Oh well, at least, it is more or less my current situation.
-- Collectors Concerns --
With all the new dolls flooding in the market and limited dolly money on hand (or on paypal), we all concern who has the best body figure? Whether they are posable enough to be a catwalk and cover girl? Do they come with designer dresses and well accessorized? Most of all, whether they could share wardrobes and shoes! If not, are there sufficient fashion, wigs, shoes (Haha, I love wigs and shoes), accessories in the market for us to spoil them with? Last but not least, are they friendly priced? Hummm, yes, price....friendly price, you know what I mean!
-- My Points of View --
According to what I have, the good news is - Sybarite, Grey, AvantGuard, Camille, old and new Deva, even Jamieshow could share shoes. However, the bad news is - the cat fighting scene in the back stage is not as sever - they could not share clothes nor wigs, in most cases!
Sybarite has the biggest butt and thick thigh that makes her very trucky and curvy. She must has cloth on to look sassy and sexy, especially on the lower half! If you want cloth that totally fit her, sorry, please be preparing to empty your wallet, paypal balance or even get ready to rub a bank for them. The prices of anything branded as "sybarite" could be a rib-off.
Meanwhile, AvantGuard has the worse body design of all. Besides her very floppy body, over lengthy torso, she is too slim to share other girls' wardrobes! I have no idea why Jason Wu would make such a big mistake considering his 10 years experiences in this industry. Probably he is too busy with her human fashion career and interviews with presses! (Many collectors are happy for his flying career while complaining about that) AvantGurad must have something to cover her ugly body! Unfortunately, so far she has no extra clothes being released except the default ones.
Meanwhile, Grey has the most femine body, almost like full figure. She even has rips (see my previous blog). Although Paul's Grey does not has its own branded fashion to be sold solely yet, she could share Tonner and Sybarite's wardrobes.
As for Camile (see my preview on her here) and Jamieshow, they have very similar body, which are very good in proportion and beautiful like department store mannequins. They could also share other 16" dresses without difficulties.
Speaking from my personal taste, Deva has the most amazing body sculpt. Deva's uniqueness comes from her incredible poseability, plus a perfect natural female body shape, not overly sized in some part, or underdo on the others. Since Deva's size is unique, she could not fit in all other 16" girls' dresses without alternation or pins. However, Deva could look just sexy and chic even without any cloth on! Just give her wigs, shoes and jewellery, Deva could beat anyone in the catwalk!
-- My Loosing Sleep, So You Could See --
P.S.: I don't know what's wrong with me tonight. I usually got to bed and could fall into sleep in 5 seconds, no kidding!! I know some people like pillow talks. So, if you want to talk to me on the bed (ok...or on the bed side, if you insist !!), don't even try to give me a pillow! But tonight, I woke up in the middle of the night and then decided to take some snap shots of their body comparison for your enjoyment. Grey and Camille are sleeping quietly in their boxes, so I let them continue their sweet dreams! I should have posed them more and showed their posability here. Oh well...next time...I am sleepy now!
Picture credit: All photographed by Cliff. Please ask before you reuse any pictures.