Faraway Forest Water Sprite is finally here and I got around today to taking some out of the box pictures of her. As a Barbie Collector member, I had the oppurtunity to 'pre-order' her in a window from February 20-23, before the public did in a link on the Barbie collector forum, which I did.
The information on this doll was very blurred. The first info I had was that her edition size was 4800, then, after I had purchased her, 5100. On the pre-order, it said she would be backordered until March 15th, which I did not have a problem with, in fact that worked well with my finances. Pre-order to me means, March 15th OR around that time, in March, I will be charged, not in late February. But like everything Mattel does, it is all wrong, and it will take them a while to get the nuances of what pre-order means and invoicing, and so forth. This is why I love Integrity toys. sigh.
Water Sprite is well worth the wait and the headaches. I was afraid, very very afraid I had spent a lot of money on doll that was nothing more than playline Monster High. I was pleasantly surprised when she arrived. Like Haunted Beauty Zombie, her skin tone in stock photos will fool you. Depending on the background, her skin tone can turn a teal,can look more green than blue. It is hard to describe and hard to capture, which is why I chose white to focus all of her color on and let you decide for yourself. I wanted more greenery around her.
I also included photos of her shoes here and her trident. She has such a beautiful face! Her hair is amazing...it is a mixture of what appears to be almost mohair. I almost wish I had purchased that Mermaid Barbie a few years ago, to display with her. Her gown is lovely too.
I am hoping to take more pics of her with Queen of the Dark Forest and de-box Lady of the WHite Woods to show them all together. I am so hooked on these dolls...I only wish I could acquire Forest elf. They are so lovely. ~Lisa