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~Anemone~ by MaskCatDoll

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img_4088Anemone is the  first 1/4 size girl from MaskCatDoll.  She was released last month as part of their third anniversary celebration.  The doll is 42cm tall and can be ordered in four resin colors: normal, white, pink and tan.  My Anemone is cast in normal skin.  She arrived in a narrow packing box.  Her doll box fit snuggly inside.

Anemone’s box is actually a very nice little suitcase. My larger doll from the company also came in a similar box.

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On opening the case, I discovered a black wig and a box with a pair of acrylic eyes on top. As is usual for MaskCat, the packaging is quite pretty.

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Anemone was securely nestled in her quilt. There was no damage to the doll, the box or it’s contents in shipping.

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Here she is without the bubble wrapping:

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While the trend for several years has been towards BJDs with img_4098double joints for maximum poseability, this is actually the third doll I have reviewed recently that was constructed with single joints.

While a ball joint limits the types of poses that a BJD can take, they are considered by many to be more aesthetically pleasing.  Anemone also does not have a torso joint at all. The artist was clearly more interested in creating a beautifully modeled torso.

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Anemone was able to stand up unassisted with a little adjusting. She is built like a pre-pubescent girl. Clothing made for Volks MSD size dolls will probably fit her.

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Here is a close-up of the head and torso with a face-up added to the head.  Her head moves well side to side ad back, but less so looking down.

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The eyes I decided to install are dark green glass. Anemone has small teeth showing in a slightly open mouth.  They can be painted or simply colored to match the inside of her mouth.

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The black wig is pretty with straight hair.  Here Anemone also tries on various 7/8 size wigs in other colors.

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Here you can see how the legs and arms pose.  The arms can touch to top of the head or the forehead, but not the lower face and chin.

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The knees, while limited in posing, have no jutting parts that can look unnatural when bent. The joints would look less conspicuous under clothing.

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The doll’s legs allow simple poses.

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The ball of the thigh allows some movement to the side.

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This lounging photo shows how beautiful the lines are for this body.

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Finally, I worked a little more on the face-up and tried on an outfit.  The dress originally came from Bergemann Dolls.  It fit Anemone very well.

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Anemone is a very reasonably priced doll when you consider that the cost includes a wig, eyes and her sturdy and attractive carrying case. She may not be the best doll for a collector that likes complicated posing, but for those that are looking simply for a sweet doll with a lovely sculpt and realistic body, she may be the perfect choice.

Photos from MaskCatDoll:

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