The most obvious difference between the originals and reboots is that they now sport rooted hair. Also, they're smaller, they have flat feet, and their blush circles are now just blush with no sculpting detail.
|She's still got blush!|
Jewel wears a hairnet in her box. She's tied down with several plastic ties, including two through the back of her head.
Deboxing was mostly easy, although the back of the head ties weren't the easiest to reach. My biggest problem was getting the hairnet off. They sewed the stupid thing on, and if you clip the threads on top of her head, I think her tiara will fall off, so don't do that! I clipped the thread where it was sewn on at the bottom, but gently ripped the hairnet away from the sewn-on bits near the tiara, then pulled the little bits of hairnet fluff out of the threads.
I love how her posed arm is clearly fluffing her curls. It makes me think of Frieda from Peanuts and her "naturally curly hair" comments.
The new style girls fall in between the original Lalaloopsys, represented by Toffee Cocoa Cuddles on the left, and the Lalaloopsy Girls, represented by that version of Jewel.
The body has the same basic look, but the limbs are no longer floppy. If you loved that plastic rag doll thing, these aren't going to be for you. I like the changes, because it's impossible to get the original girls to stand well enough for photos most of the time and now Jewel has no problem with that. She can even stand on her own!
Overall, I really love my new Jewel. I like her smaller size and her ability to stand. I like the posed arm, because it gives her even more personality. The clothing and hair quality are both good. I'm definitely looking forward to finding Storm E Sky even more now!
PHOTO CREDITS: Mine.