|Day one: these eyes proved to be a little small.|
Being an impulse buy, I hadn't done any research into Island Doll's quality before he arrived, so I was a little worried - but I needn't have been, because he's a lovely doll. The Island Doll resin has a slight translucence to it, which gives it a nice warm tone in certain lighting - there's a slight redness to the tan that only appears in direct light. In indirect light the colour is a nice light brown (when the red is disguised by shadow, he's quite close in colour to Iplehouse's Lt Brown).
|Current wig and eyes|
I was also delighted by the engineering. He has double-jointed elbows and knees but the joints aren't slippery, so he can hold a variety of poses without issue. He's also able to stand without support on display, which is a fantastic bonus feature.
His face sculpt has a nice youthful quality that could work for a variety of ages. Painted differently (and depending on eye size), he could work for any age from toddler right up to an eight-ten year old). The features are a bit stylized, but not so strikingly so that he's out of place with more realistic dolls.
Overall, I would give this doll top marks for pose-ability, resin quality and overall appeal.
|Kneeling (he can actually go deeper than this)|