Mini Grace here is my first foray into AG modern dolls. I thought the full-sized doll was charming, but I'm trying to limit my full-sized AGs to one per face mold, so this one would have been a duplicate. But not picking up the big one was no reason not to buy the mini, so when I found her on Amazon for a significant discount ($14USD versus the $24 price direct from AG), I decided to add her to the collection.
The doll comes in the standard miniature version of the full sized doll box and is accompanied by a partial version of the first book in her series.
|In the box.|
As I mentioned in Samantha's review, they scaled down the books when they revamped the line - and maybe it's just that I have terrible eyesight, but I think they went a full font size too small to make the new books properly readable.
|Grace and her tiny new book, and Ivy with the older size.|
The doll itself has the same body as the new Samantha, so but has a different head (she shares Josefina's face) and unique face painting (this one is freckled). The face is nicely painted, and the hair (which is mid-length and partially braided is soft and seems to stay need easily).
|Grace, up close.|
On the downside, the outfit is terrible. The full sized doll's version of the same is a multi-piece ensemble, but instead of scaling that down, they gave the mini a onesie. And not a cleverly disguised one either - the outfit is obviously not made up of multiple pieces, which makes the whole thing look cheap (the t-shirt portion is also much too short, so the proportions look off as well). I do love the faux-leather boots though.
|"Save me from my terrible clothes!"|
Disappointment in the outfit aside, I do think this is a cute mini-doll, so I don't regret picking her up (although I'm glad I didn't pay full price). And once she gets a new outfit, I think she may end up being one of my favourites of the line.
|My mini AG line-up.|