Penelope’s Customer Review of our QVC Uptown Girl – named “George”

Review and photos by Penelope Reeves

I got the QVC Little MissMatched doll gift set for myself … um. … I mean, for my 3 1/2 year old daughter.  I only got one because I figured if my daughter didn’t like it, I could “babysit” the doll myself indefinitely with the rest of my doll collection.  Hee hee.  I loved the sweet face, and I liked the doll having bending elbows and knees.  It adds to the playability factor so much, and most playline dolls you buy in stores do NOT have bending elbows and knees.

The bendable knees allow the Little MissMatched dolls to sit nicely in a chair, and the rotating elbow joints let the doll pose nicely while at the same time making her easy to redress.  Have you ever tried to dress a doll with straight, unbending arms?  Ugh.  Not so easy.  The MissMatched dolls can touch their own foreheads!  That’s some nice flexibility.

I was super pleased with the shoes.  They are a nice quality for the price and look SO CUTE!  The QVC set comes with two pairs of shoes: houndstooth rain boots and black mary janes.  The doll comes with NINE socks, all mis-matching but in coordinating colors, which is terribly fun.  This QVC set also comes with a pair … I mean, a trio … of striped, child-sized socks that are absolutely fun and adorable. They’re also mis-matched but coordinating. I love that there’s an extra sock thrown in there just for the fun of it.

There are several clothing pieces for the Little MissMatched doll. A few of the pieces are reversible, which is nice. For example, one of the skirts can be either gray or pink depending on which way the doll wears it.  The quality of the clothing is all right for a playline doll.  Closures are with velcro.  Some of the inside seams are finished and some are not.  The only problem I had with the clothing was that one of the three shirts that came with the doll was too tight at the cuff for the hand to go through.  This seems to be a factory issue which can be addressed by more careful fitting when the clothing is made.  Otherwise, the clothing was easy to handle and easy to get on the doll.

While changing the clothes, I noticed the doll has painted-on white panties!  Hee hee.  Although I wouldn’t want this on a pricey collector’s doll, I thought it was appropriate for a kids’ toy.  The way the panties are done is much nicer than the molded “panties” that playline Barbies sometimes have.

There was a small bit of red staining on one of the doll’s shoulders from the dress she wears under the coat. I think I can just hand-wash the red dress in detergent so it won’t stain again, and it should be fine.  I haven’t tried to get the staining off the shoulder yet, but I should be able to get it off with Remove-Zit or some other compound.

Oh, by the way … my 3-year-old LOVES the doll.  I can’t get it away from her, now.  The first thing she wanted to do was to rearrange the doll’s positioning.  She played with posing the arms and legs for a few minutes, then wanted to take the boots off to exchange them for the mary janes.  Then she wanted to strip the doll completely and put on new clothes, for which she needed my help.  Being not-quite-4, she’s not very good yet at redressing dolls.  An older child wouldn’t have any problem.

She named her new doll “George.”  :)

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We really want to thank Penelope for writing this lovely review, sharing her thoughts and experiences of the new QVC LMM Girl, and even more thank her daughter for naming her George. Certainly a Tonner collector in the making! We are looking to share what you think too, so feel free to submit a review and pics to tonnersocialmedia@gmail.com

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And remember, if you haven’t gotten your QVC LittleMissMatched Gift Set yet, she is currently available on their website. And if you just can’t get enough check out Charlie’s review of the same QVC offering.


 

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Published on September 16, 2011 with 3 Comments

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  1. I agree with you about the shirt with the cuffs being a bear to get on. I finally clipped the seam to make it easier. I also had trouble getting the wellies off. This would have been quite difficult for a child. Everything else went on and off easily. My doll had the red stains too. In addition, I had scraping on the knees from the joints, and I’m trying to figure out the best way to deal with those.

    Despite all of the above, I love this doll. She’s cute and whimsical. I love the high-end fashion dolls, but this is a nice counterpoint. It doesn’t have to be couture all the time. Sometimes we just want to play!

    • Hi Susan!

      Thank you for the feedback, we really appreciate it! As hard as it is, we must hear the good, the bad, and of course, the ugly! But those are issues we’re happy to be aware of, especially since they do not seem to be isolated incidents.

      We’re really glad you find her cute and whimsical, and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment, Susan!

      Best,
      Joanne Canapini
      Community Manager

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