Hello, my fellow humans! 😛 Today I am reviewing the Girls Of Many Lands Neela doll. GOML was a line of dolls AG produced in 2002. They are very pretty, and rare. My aunt found Neela for me over the summer. So! Onto the review.
I didn’t take a comparison photo, but Neela is about 12 inches tall, so that’s as tall as Barbies are.
She has quite beautiful facial features: brown eyes and medium skin. The GOML dolls do not have open mouths like the 18″ dolls. (Well, except for Kaya :D) On her forehead, you might see that little reddish dot thing. That is called a bindi and women wear these in India. A closeup of her outfit: It is an orange saree (a traditional indian outfit) with Silver embellishments stiched on. It is very well-made and has a lot of detail. Her blouse is orange with a bit of a shimmer, and the sleeves stop right above her elbow. Here is the bottom. This part of her saree is pleated and has the same little design. These strings close up her blouse. They are really intricate, so I’m not sure if they can be undone. I do not ever change Neela out of her outfit, since I don’t want to mess it up.She comes on a doll stand, like all the GOML dolls. It is kinda hard to snap her legs in there because of her dress. Neela’s hair runs down her back in a neat plait. It is very soft and has a pretty faux flower tucked into it. Her hair is pulled back very nicely. She comes wearing gold earrings two gold necklaces. They don’t come off. The gold chain is sort of a big part of her story, but I don’t want to spoil it for you, so let’s move on. 🙂 She has a lot of jewelry! These gold bangles are so cute! Also, she has silver anklets on her feet.Her head is poseable-I love that! You can tilt it this way-or that way. 🙂Her arms can move like a Barbie’s.
Neela: I’m freeeeee!
LOL… Neela’s book, Victory Song has a really good story, I loved it!
Neela is a really pretty doll, and I’m so happy to have her! Here’s what I rate her:
Doll: 5 stars
Outfit: 5 stars
Jewelry: 5 stars
Hair: 5 stars
Stand: 4 stars (I wish they could have decorated it a little more, plus the difficulty with her legs)
Overall rating: 4.8 stars
If you find a GOML doll anywhere for a good price, BUY HER! You will not be disappointed! Haha! 🙂