A Review of AG TM #49!

Hi guys! I have for you a review of Merrick, my TM #49. I'll be going over her features, the stuff I love about her, and the stuff I could do without. :) So, let's get into it!

First of all, here's a stock photo for reference:


And here's my Merrick:


Firstly, a general overview of her features:

- Medium skin
- Light blue, pinwheel eyes
- Black-brown (very close to black) wavy hair
- Feathered brows
- Classic facemold


Although I've never really been a big fan of either the light blue or pinwheel design eyes, I think they look stunning on Merrick :) they go really well with her skin and hair colors and create a super unique and beautiful combo. Actually, the face in general is probably my favorite feature of Merrick's. <3 I think the classic mold works really well on her, as do the feathered eyebrows. She just looks so open, so serene, so sweet, and so darling. <3

She's darn photogenic, too, so I'd definitely recommend her to any photographers out there. 

Her skin color is quite interesting. It's slightly lighter than my other medium-skinned dolls (TM #29 and Kanani). I'd say it looks more like coffee with a ton of cream put in it than the brown of a cardboard box. I like her skin tone a lot more - not necessarily because it's lighter, but because it feels richer in the layers of color, if that makes any sense. :) 

The only part of Merrick that I'm not a fan of is her wig. It does have some great qualities - like the ability to curl into nice, tight ringlets very easily - but it is quite strange. It feels like the hair is made of something totally different from all my other dolls'. It is quite a bit silkier, which I love, but at the same time, for whatever reason, it has about five times more flyaways that are ten times harder to tame:

All the water in the world won't contain those. They just pop back up. :P

It also has these strange hairs that I haven't noticed on my other dollies right behind her ear:


Idk if these are just flukes with my certain wig, but if you're planning on purchasing TM #49, I might recommend checking her out in person to examine the wig and make sure this isn't an issue. 

Another thing about Merrick's wig is that it's a lot shorter than it appears in the stock photo. This isn't a problem with her hair, just something to note. Her hair is much closer (in fact, almost the same) in length to Samantha's than, say, Julie's. 

Everything said, I love Merrick dearly and would rate her 3 out of 5 stars. Stunning face, stunning features, but that wig. :P 

I hope this review helped anyone thinking about purchasing TM #49, and I hope you all enjoyed! 

Namarië,
Ellie

16 comments:

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    1. Thank you! Merrick says thank-you too ;).

      - Ellie

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  2. She's stunning! :)

    My Isabelle has those weird stick-out hairs behind her ear, too. :/

    ~Watermelon~

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    1. Thank you! Merrick says thank you too :).
      Hmm, good to know. But aren't they annoying?

      - Ellie

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  3. "Coffee with a ton of cream in it." Ugh. The tiny local coffee place near me is bad with its cream. Me:"Just a little bit of cream, please"
    Barista: *dumps all the cream in.*
    Me: glares death at barista's back because I want my coffee almost as black as my soul but instead it's the colour of a sun-deprived baby's bottom.
    But I get what you mean about the layers.

    I think AG must be doing their wigs differently. Kaya and #61 have entered the Gwen/Barrett collection pretty recently and their hair is a lot silkier than the older dolls.

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    1. Ugh IKR I HATE anything in my coffee or tea. There's a reason people care make flavored coffee and tea, or produce the original unflavored sort, and it's not so others can go cover it all up with excessive cream and sugar. :P
      Hmm. This is interesting information.

      - Ellie

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  4. Thank you so much for doing this review, it was so helpful! ^_^ Merrick looks gorgeous, too :)

    ♥ Shelby

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    1. You're welcome, anytime! I'm glad I could help! :) Merrick and I both say thank you ;).

      - Ellie

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  5. Oh man....oh man
    I only saw Merrick in person once (other than at the AG store, but I didn't really look at MyAGs then because I was only interested in Izzy and historicals) but gosh darn it she's gorgeous.
    Also, as others have said I think the dolls have different hair. I personally haven't felt doll hair (outside of ours and my friends, both of us bought our newest AGs in early 2014) lately, but I've heard several people say the wigs are different. Maybe they switched manufacturers?

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    1. Merrick says thank you :) and IKR?!?!?!?!
      Hmmm. Changing manufacturers is a really good idea. It would definitely make sense.

      - Ellie

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  6. So cute! Your really making me want her!
    -Leah

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  7. Merrick is beautiful. I love her eyes!
    BTW, where did you get her shirt? It's really cute!

    ~Kathryn

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    1. Merrick says thank you ;).
      It's from the Bohemian Shirt and Pants from the Springfield Collection :).

      - Ellie

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  8. Awesome reveiw! She is so pretty! I love her top! :)
    ~Kaitlyn

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    1. Thank you so much! Merrick says thank you too ;).

      - Ellie

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