Well I had absolutely no intention of buying a Ten Ping from Ruby Red Galleria, not because I didn't like them or anything like that but because I have recently being going for bigger dolls rather than smaller....and to be honest, I'd not paid much attention to them, not being in the market for another small doll. So when a dear dolly friend of mine told me that she'd actually ordered two and would I be interested in a trade, I thought "why not!"
The little sweetie arrived today and I have to say, one glimpse of her in her white padded sleeping bag and I was smitten! She is the cutest little thing! She arrived very well packaged. The outer box is sturdy cardboard and has a black and white photograph of the doll on one end.
Inside this outer box is another sturdy brown box, this one has some great artwork on it, as well as another photo, this time in colour, of the doll. I particularly like this type of artwork, simply drawn but very effective.
The five piece outfit is separately packaged inside the box, and consists of a thick fully lined jacket with very cute closures on the front, a pair of flowered trousers, a blue collared long sleeve top, again fully lined, beige socks and blue canvas shoes. I haven't tried the outfit on her yet because it's very warm here and she wanted to wear something more summery! ;)
Ten Ping also comes with gold coloured earrings and a skipping rope. I won't be putting the earrings in her ears because I prefer her without them, plus once the holes are made, of course they cannot be 'un-made', so they will remain in the packet.
Ten Ping herself comes safely tied with white ribbons inside this lovely white padded 'sleeping bag' with a fully separating zipper up the front and a red and white Ruby Red Galleria tag attached. She has a face protector and hair net to keep her wig from getting messy in transit. Her wig is lovely and soft, made from faux mohair I believe and styled into two plaits, one on each side and is kept in place by a silicone wig cap. Her eyes are deep brown inset acrylic and she has attached eyelashes.
And also she comes with a short book about her and her brother...I will read this when I get a minute! Again it has the lovely artwork throughout!
Once Ten Ping was removed from her sleeping bag, I saw that she was also wearing her white cotton knickers.
She immediately wanted to look for something to wear in the doll clothes box and came up with this sweet outfit which fortunately I've had here for years! It was made originally for a Lati Yellow Special and fits her perfectly! It also has a pale turquoise hooded cardigan to go with it should the evenings, down here by the sea, get chilly. The sneaker boots are for Lati Yellow and although I could get them on, I did have to remove the laces to be able to do so.
Ten Ping is made from hard vinyl and plastic and is 8 inches tall. She is fully jointed but she's not ball jointed, her joints are more mechanical, they remind me a little of the Obitsu dolls but Ten Ping's joints seem stronger to me, and very nicely made. She poses really well and has good balance as you can see in my photos above.
I have decided to name my Ten Ping, Pip because she's tiny!!
Now on top of all the above, my box also included some wonderful gifts from my friend in the US! Six different pieces of lovely quilters cotton fabric and toys for Pip! I really am very lucky!!
Thank you very much J for this wonderful trade, I hope you will be as happy with your outfits as I am with Ten Ping!