|"Handsome Devil" Damon|
I've actually been considering picking up one of the Dynamite Girls boys since before I bought my London Calling TJ this past spring, but they've proved illusive (or more correctly, have always sold out faster than the girls, and had secondary market mark-ups that went beyond what I was willing to pay). But then last month I noticed a reasonably priced listing for this doll on eBay and decided to take the plunge.
Damon has the standard Dynamite Girls male body, which turned out to be a fair bit sturdier than the female bodies of the line. I was glad to see that - the delicacy is one of the only complaints I have about TJ. The body has 14 points of articulation and can hold a solid selection of poses - the pose-ability was actually significantly better than I expected.
This particular release comes in their medium skin tone
|In the box.|
The outfit quality is solid (and quite a bit more detailed than I expected). There is a layer of plastic wrap under the body to prevent staining - something I was glad to see, although that did factor into my decision to not undress the doll (I don't want to have to try to re-wrap with thin enough layers to redress him at this point).
|Out of the box and on his stand.|
The face painting is well done, and gives the doll an expression that borders on smirking. I did find myself wondering about the materials, since the doll's face seemed to reflect light in a different way than most of my dolls, but I'd have to try photographing him in a wider variety of lighting situations to say anything definite on that.
In any case, in every other way this doll exceeded my expectations, so I can't complain too much!
|With fellow Dynamite Girl "London Calling" TJ|
|A closer view.|