I've had Kenner fever. There is no way I can afford a Kenner at the current market prices, so I went the next best thing- ADG Blythe. If I remember right, the ADG face mold was created from a scan of a Kenner (Puchi Collective website with face mold info is on a hiatus or I would check this fact.) ADG's do not have the correct lip shape or the aged translucent plastic; however, they are delightful dolls in their own way.
How long has it been since you opened up a Takara Blythe with absolutely gorgeous and perfectly styled hair? Forever? Yeah, me too. Take a look at this:
My only complaint is a plug that is a little too sparse right at the front. The hair net flattened it and has made it look worse.
Just about everything about her is better than I remembered. Her eye shadow is darker, skin tone is pretty (sometimes they have green cast), and her hair is so soft. I did forget the extreme down cast on the front gazes. Her eye mech has the soft "pip" sound described of Kenners. The RBL+ now has the same "pip" as an intentional design feature to replicate the Kenner also.
I have EBL, SBL, RBL, RBL+, and FBL face molds. I took comparison photos with all, but FBL, which I forgot...Claudia stays in my bedroom.
EBL and ADG
SBL and ADG
RBL and ADG
RBL+ and ADG
The old Barbie collection came in handy:
Not the most picturesque scene. Wedding day dress reproduction.