This was the 3rd Liv doll I bought and my favorite one so far! I especially like her eyes, they are very detailed and are a really pretty hazel with green flecks...just like real human eyes! She has a light African American (think Beyonce or Halle Berry) skin tone and she comes with 2 interchangeable brown wigs. One wig is short and curly with an orange headband and the other is long, wavy and full. Alexis also has a great outfit: jeans, brown boots and a colorful orange and gold print top with a removable solid orange shrug coat. The color they picked for her clothing goes great with her skin and brings out her eye color. I also like that the brown handbag. Alexis is my favorite because I like her eyes, hair and outfit. The combination of everything works together very well. I think out of all of them, her look is the most striking and dramatic!
Overall, this is a GREAT toy! This is probably more of a toy for older girls, like probably 7 and up. My littlest niece is still too young for these but the older ones have a great time changing the wigs, posing them and taking pictures. The outfits are similar to what real teenagers wear and the dolls are so realistic and pose-able, they are AWESOME for creative play! We took some photos where the dolls almost look like models in a fashion magazine.
Kids with a big imagination will really love these dolls. If you have future artists, photographers, hairstylists, fashion designers or movie directors they will enjoy all the options. Liv dolls have moving joints and additional wigs can be bought inexpensively. The wigs can be cut, styled and changed so the hair possibilities are ENDLESS! You can make a brown-eyed blonde (like ME=YAY!) or green-eyed brunette, or with this doll you can even have (my nieces favorite) a blonde-haired black girl. They also have some wild pink and purple wigs. Very cool! Each doll comes with 2 wigs, plus I bought some so we have about a dozen or so.
Spin Master still needs to work on the Liv website but they HAVE made some improvements since they started. I would like to see a more creative, more interactive website and they could stand to add more games. They also need to work on the clothing line a bit. They have a lot of cool coats, scarves and accessories. I DO really like their handbags too but their dresses are kind of blah and boring. I know they are trying to play it "safe" and avoid a Bratz-like image but I also think they could add a bit more feminine clothing into the mix and still keep it clean. Little girls love to play 'dress up' and dolls need an outfit for every occasion!
I do think Liv dolls are here to stay. The toy seems to be getting a great response. Another selling point= Some Barbie clothing fits Liv dolls too! Liv has more of a "sporty" body type than Barbie. Barbie shoes are not size compatible with Liv but most Barbie clothing looks fantastic. This is a great thing for kids who have both dolls! I hope Spin Master makes some new dolls soon. I have all four and I am VERY happy with them!