Gabby comes tied down with coated wires and the little plastic tags. Her jacket, her necklace and her purse were also all attached to her shirt and pants with tiny little plastic tags. Annoying! There is a cover of plastic and cardboard that gets removed from her box, and then there are cardboard inserts that Gabby, her stand, and her accessories come attached to. Those get lifted out, and you end up with a cardboard wardrobe that holds the doll and her accessories, and has a place to hang her clothes. Extra outfits come with a hanger.
Gabby is the girly girl of her friends. She comes wearing a pink sleeveless top, a jacket, white denim pants, black driving mocs, earrings and a necklace. She also has a purse and hair acessories.
|I don't remember "hair spirals" being a thing.|
|You can also see how the arms (and legs) are strung.|
The denim pants are nice, but the chain belt and rivets caused some real problems. Specifically, the metal is causing a blue-green stain to appear on various areas of the pants. I wonder if it's related to Barbie dolls getting "green ear" from the earrings? Gabby did get some of the stain on her leg, but it came off with a Magic Eraser.
The mocs are cute, and I like the shape of Teen Trend dolls' feet, but these shoes were held on with rubber bands, leaving indentations above the ankles.
Lastly, her purse is nicely done, for the price point and for being aimed at kids. It does open, but not much would really fit in there. It's cute, though.
There is one real issue, which is that Gabby has dark stains on the left side of her head, just above her neck. I don't really recall seeing much of anything there when I started photographing her, so I was surprised to see them when I was finishing up. Maybe the jacket rubbed off? I may have to use benzoyl peroxide to get the stains off the soft vinyl of her head. Hopefully I can get rid of most, if not all of the marks.