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My First Black Haired Beauty by Götz

Look who's coming home to me . . . her name is Avery and she is an Asian equestrian from the FAO Schwartz Classic Doll line by Götz. She wears her hair in a bob without a fringe, which is one of the things that really appealed to me (all the Hannah's have long hair), and she comes with two rather splendid outfits: the equestrian attire she is wearing and a cowgirl set, comprising jeans, check shirt and cowgirl boots.

Although this doll is an American repeat of Götz's popular Hannah line, the bob makes her quite unique compared to her Götz twin. When you see them side by side, they are not as alike as one might think being produced from the same sculpt. Not only does the Götz Asian Hannah have longer hair, her face looks like it's painted differently.
The photo of Asian Hannah on the right, appears to have slightly darker skin, the lips are lighter and it could just be a trick of the light, but the nose looks narrower than Avery's. I guess I won't really know until I see them together IRL.

There were three other dolls in the Schwartz Classics range: Tess; a new, blonde Hannah, Claudia; an Hispanic school girl, and Nina; an African American performer.

The FAO Schwartz Classic line, which sold at Toys R Us, was discontinued in 2013, so I was lucky to find her in NRFB condition, still in her lovely zippered carry case.

History: FAO Schwarz was founded in 1862 under the name "Toy Bazaar" by German immigrant Frederick August Otto Schwarz, in Baltimore and was once the oldest toy store in the United States.


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  1. You've really been introducing me to some brands I've never heard of. I like the sweet faces of this line too. And the clothing looks pretty well made. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on the doll when you have her in hand. How tall is she?

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    1. I hope you have been enjoying these play dolls Alasse, many of which I am only just discovering myself. :) The Gotz dolls have lovely clothing, the majority of which is quite well made. She is the same height as my Hannah, Katie, Kitty, Emma and Clara, they are all about 19" tall. If the other girls are anything to go by, she'll be gorgeous.
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  2. Hi Sandi,

    She looks nice without a fringe and it's great she comes with two outfits. You're lucky to have found this beauty.

    Greetings ^^

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    1. I thought so too Lily, it's nice to have found a doll that's a little different from the other Gotz dolls who all have long hair. I have wanted one with short hair and didn't relish the idea of cutting the hair she came with, or worst still shearing it all off and replacing it with a wig.
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  3. I agree, You are making me know brands and types of dolls I knew nothing about. She is very pretty, congrats on getting her :D

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    1. Ah Musume, there are so many brands of dolls available around the world and I am discovering new ones everyday. I must add it's a lot of fun and I am also enjoying researching their history. I will share photos of her unboxing when she arrives. :)
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  4. Hellou and congrats on getting her - she is really a wonderful little dollie! Love the clothes and things she comes with. Hugs <3

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    1. Thanks Niina, it will be nice to see her IRL and out of the box at last! The clothes were something that helped push me over the edge on this one. :)
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  5. Congratulations, she is lovely. I have the Asian Hannah at the Ballet and really like her and I thought she was the same as Avery with just a different hair style, but now seeing them side by side like that, yes, they are different!! I hope you will enjoy your little equestrian girl and look forward to seeing her here on your blog :)

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    1. Thank you Sharon. That was my first thought too, until I put the two pics together. It's not a huge difference, and wouldn't probably be really noticeable if you saw them separately. She will be here tomorrow, so I am getting antsy now. :)
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