We’ve been anxiously awaiting our new Amanita Nightshade doll. Super huge thanks to our friends at TootsToys.com for rushing her over to us! (Plus, it made for a great birthday present for me!)
Amanita is a beautiful green doll with purple and blue in her hair. She comes with a stand, a brush, a purple binder adorned with a corpse flower, and an iCoffin.
Amanita’s face features purple eyebrows with her purple eyes and purple lips. Her eyes have leaves around them. Is this because she’s a plant, like how Avea has feathers around her eyes? She has some dark grey eyeshadow on the top of her lids and a light translucent shimmery shadow that goes up to her eyebrows.
Her hair isn’t all purple, though. It has strands of purple and blue. Her hair is supposed to be curly, but the box hair isn’t a good look for her. I HATE how curly hair looks straight out of the box. You can’t brush it without creating a big poofy mess. This poor gal is going to have a date with my tea kettle (boil straightening her)
Underneath that (less than beautiful) dress, Amanita wears a one-piece tube top dress. The top portion is green with a leaf print. The bottom is a faux leather. These look like two separate pieces, but are actually just one dress.
Amanita comes with these two flowers for her legs. I didn’t get a chance to review the Gloom and Bloom dolls, but they have details similar to this. I’m not a huge fan of these bulky plastic accessories. They extend from the doll a little too much for me, and once you remove the rubber bands, they are a PAIN to keep on the doll.
Amanita wears black peeptoe shoes with a black flower and stem for the heel. I don’t know what’s up with Mattel lately, but it seems like nothing is getting paint/detailing lately. That flower would look pretty awesome with its bud colored or its stem. What’s up with the lack of details lately?
A lot of people were upset that Amanita was green and complained that she was too close to Venus. Some people even thought that they shared the same face mold. I think that Venus’s face is more angled/chiseled at the chin. The slope of Amanita’s nose is different than that of Venus as well. Their ears are different, too.
And that’s Amanita Nightshade! What do you think? Does she live up to the hype for you? Or is she just another green plant? (Don’t let her hear you say that!)
For me, I’ve already decided that some of her accessories aren’t going back on. Those leg-flowers have got to go. I like that underdress much better than the top one. I may like her better once I fix her hair. I want to like her.
Collector warning: As with most dolls, check those eyes carefully! I saw several photos of them before I picked the one I wanted. Most of them had her left (to our right) eye higher than the other. And then I was SO focused on getting a good pair of eyes, I didn’t even notice that she had lost some paint from her lips!! OH NO!!! (I edited it out of most of these photos so that wouldn’t distract you) If you buy an Amanita doll, be extra careful about checking her face for imperfections.
We are anxious to hear from you. What do you think? Is Amanita worth waiting 1300 years for?