I'm Katniss Everdeen, and I'm going to kill you.
LOL, okay so it's not so Twilight Zone-y; I probably forgot to put them in her quiver and dumped them when I stood up in my half-awake state.
Secondly, most of my page views are not coming from folks on Blogspot. They are coming from sites called uglystat.com and adsensewatchdog.com. I don't know who they are or where they're from. I just want them to quit bugging me. If you are out there and work for either of those websites, STOP IT. I have nothing to hide, no shady activities for you to investigate. This is a dolly blog, no more, no less. If any of my followers have any ideas for how to put a stop to this, please drop me a line.
Now...on to Miss Kite. This is her.
that song by The Beatles. That loud outfit also looks like something that a circus performer might wear (if what The Beatles said was true the original Mr. Kite was part of a circus act).
Tangent over, let's look a little closer at Miss Kite.
Miss Kite versus Barbie
That's a gnarly-looking baby bump!
Miss Kite wears basic black plastic pumps on her feet. They fit poorly, so I have to use blue putty to keep them on.
Miss Kite's body is typical of clone dolls, comprised of stiff, cheap, hollow plastic.
The right shoulder is extremely loose.
Due to the stiff hip joints Miss Kite can't sit very gracefully; her legs splay out like she's...well, like she's got something on her mind. Having stiff knees doesn't help much.
Keep your pants zipped and your legs together, sis!
Miss Kite's head fits on a knob; this knob allows for limited mobility; she can swivel her head but not tilt it. It can also pop off if I twist it just right.
And that, my dears, is Miss Kate Kite in a nutshell. She's not really a bad doll for two bucks. I can see a little girl having fun with this doll. She breaks up the humdrum and monotony that a Barbie collection can have. You've probably seen it; the sea of blonde Barbie dolls with wide blue eyes and the same toothy smile, covered in every shade of pink you can think of. Patsy/Miss Kite is certainly not that. She has different hair, different makeup, and a different expression. Yes, she's got an open-lipped grin like Barbie, but she doesn't look like she's about to star in a toothpaste commercial, like Barbie sometimes can. And Miss Kite isn't wearing pink!!! Nor is she wearing anything overtly slutty; that dress covers her knees and most of her chest. Yeah, she's revealing a decent part of her back, but that's nowhere near as much skin revealed as some other playline dolls. <cough> Bratz <cough>
The thing is, Dollar General also has basic Barbie dolls at the store for the same price, and they're of better quality than the generic dolls like Miss Kite. While I was browsing I saw this doll:
She's a bit more imaginative than the doll I have.
I've also seen Moxie Girlz and basic Bratz, and yesterday I even saw one Monster High doll (Dead Tired Draculaura). Draculaura was the most expensive, at fifteen bucks (high for a Dollar General doll, and a little ridiculous for a Dead Tired doll); the rest of the dolls there ranged from two to five bucks in price. All of them were of superior quality to Miss Kite...or Patsy, whatever her name is. Some of them also have gimmicks; this Barbie has jointed ankles to do ballet poses. Obviously this issue with quality isn't a big deal to me. I bought Miss Kite because she looked unique, not because I expected her to be a collector-quality item. I just wouldn't expect a child to pick this doll over Barbie unless they want a break from the same-old, same-old that Barbie brings (and some kids do).
So that's Katniss and Miss Kite covered, and believe it or not, that's not the end of my dolly haul yesterday! I STILL need to share my new Lalaloopsy dress. In a prior blog I lamented not having any extra clothes for my Lalaloopsy...then I went out and managed to find three new clothing sets. The next blog will be devoted to those and to my Lalaloopsy doll. I've had her for almost a year and it's finally hitting me to do a review of her. Keep your eyes peeled for that. I also bought another outfit for my Cutie Pops doll. Until then, stay safe on those roads and don't get killed during Black Friday sales. Seriously, don't. I highly recommend staying home tomorrow, in fact; our local Super Wal-Mart had people sitting in the isles waiting for bicycles, Lalaloopsy dolls, clothes, and God-knows-what-else to go on sale. My sister and I could hardly move, and it doesn't do any good to say "excuse me, can you please let me by." We had to push and shove a lot just to get to the checkout line. And we weren't even there for the sale!!! Long story short, please just stay home. Eat some leftover turkey, spend some time with family, sleep late, and enjoy yourself.