|"She's right behind me, isn't she?"|
I'd originally wanted to get some photos of them fighting it out, but sadly they're too cute, and those fight photos all turned out looking friendly instead. Ah well, it was a funny idea while it lasted!
I've posted about the old style dolls before, so I won't go into too much detail about them on their own.
The new minis still come in miniature versions of the full-sized doll boxes, which now include a window that shows of the included mini book. The new books are a fair bit smaller than the old ones, and are paperback rather than hardcover. Unfortunately old Samantha's book is M.I.A. after my recent move, so I'll save that comparison for later.
|In the box.|
|New vs. old.|
They do have similar shoes though.
|Body comparison: front view.|
|Body comparison: side view|
This change in body styles has been a source for quite a bit of complaining amongst fans who liked the idea of a perfect miniture of the larger dolls, but I have to say that as dolls on their own, I actually like the new minis. For one thing, their bodies are significanly more stable, so they can stand more securely on their own. More subjectively, I prefer the way the clothes fit their narrower bodies - some of the clothes aren't quite the same quality (I also picked up the 2015 Girl of the Year mini, who I'll discuss in a later post, but whose outfit was very weak), but they hang better on the new bodies than the old.
|Old Samantha almost looks hunched over by comparison.|
|BeForever Samantha, with her purple eyes|
|The brown-eyed old Samantha|
|My current group of AG minis.|
|Old doll/new dress, new doll/old dress.|
|The new dress can't quite close on the soft-bodied Samantha.|