For my Pippi, I purchased an Australian Girl (Matilda) doll. I had seen a few of these dolls online, but never actually seen one "in the flesh" before and I was very pleased with her when she arrived.
Her vinyl is smooth and an attractive colour. I've never been keen on fabric stuffed bodies, however, her firmly stuffed fabric torso only extends from just under the bustline to her crotch. Her limbs have an acceptable degree of movement and her head can be rotated in several directions which is critical when photographing a doll.
She has a very pleasant face with a lovely smile. Her shoulder length hair is curly and reasonably soft to touch. I like her big green eyes and those little teeth are perfect . . . not too large or intrusive.
Lashes are a soft, but I would like them better if they were more shapely. She can sleep on her back and she has body blushing in the right places.
She has a little gap in her toes, so she can wear thongs (flip flops) on her feet.
The fingers on her hands are quite nice, not too pudgy with beautifully shaped fingernails.They are partially curved, so she can hold things, like a ball or perhaps a teddy bear.
Overall, I think she was the right choice for my Pippi. What do you think?