This was my last doll purchase of 2010. I didn't
break my doll budget for that time because I go her for
under $30.00! I could not believe it! If the economy
wasn't so bad, many doll collectors would not be selling
and more people would be buying and I probably wouldn't
have this doll! Maybe a Black Francie will come up in my
price range but I doubt it! This is one of those dolls that
pictures do not do justice! I am lover of Julia, but there is
something different and special about this doll!
She has more of an intense look that Julia. Could it be the
absence of eyelashes? They do give Julia a flirty look!
She is much darker that I remember Mattel ever doing for a doll
back them! I can imagine that this doll might have caused
some controversy in her day! She is not on the 1966 Japan
TNT body of a Julia but is on the 1966 Korea body.
Note the difference of the waist. Julia is a "V" and this
one is straight across. The bust on the Malibu body is
Her hands are different. Korean hand are smaller and fingers
are close together than the Japan Julia hands.
Princess of South Africa and Malibu Christie nude.
She is closer in complexion to Princess of South
Africa (POSA)! Note the difference in
body size. POSA is on the 1991 Body which
has a smaller bust and hips. This is not a mint doll.
There are some small pin holes in the feet. You can't see
them in pictures because of her complexion but you can
see them in person. Her hair needs some work too.
I have her hair pulled back but is a little puffy.
The has been a change in the complexion of her torso.
It has a gray cast to it and is no the same complexion as
her legs and head. In looking at other Malibu Christies I
have found this common for this doll.
Comparison of Repro, Malibu and original Julia heads
She is still my favorite head of all!