Above is the doll I purchased to the right is the doll I received. Practically perfect except the Goo in her legs was smaller and even instead of up past her knees and lopsided. I didn't think much of this at all and figured I didn't care much and that it was probably common in production for such a little error. The box I received was actually slightly dented which is why I decided to open her first, as my Alie doll box was in perfect condition, plus I was intrigued by Tula's wings and tail and cute bat-like friend!
The box looked so simple and easy on the outside, but once you get started, you really don't know where to start, so after the removal of the lid I began going slowly down the sides removing the tape and plastic pieces, it eventually sort of unfolded like a poster, but I had to forget about saving the art because the tape completely ripped it despite all of my efforts. After this there is a lot of random plastic pieces and points to cut by the dolls hair which made me incredibly nervous and i felt some of the ties were pointless not to mention they permanently dented her hair unless you want to wash it, which I don't because the top is style so cute. Secondly her head was tied so tightly to the plastic that I actually decapitated her and freaked out thinking I broke her.
Once all her parts were free I attempted to re-attach her head which was clearly not intended to come off but eventually popped back into place, all the while she lost an arm in this process, which went right back into it's socket. This feature I love because it made it easier to remove her dress when I realized it was wet. Frantically I removed her dress assuming there was a leak and set her onto a towel. I washed her body off and hoped I would find where the leak was coming from (more than likely her legs filled with goo) but nothing came out... I dab dried her dress the best I could which was showing up on the towel in blue so I assume that's were the extra goo in her legs went, though I'm not sure how it escaped because I still can't find any punctures or holes in her legs. maybe they will show up eventually. As I type this though my hands are still a bit sticky from touching the dress even though I've washed up so many times... it's like when you get butter on your hands and you can't get that gross feeling off of them!
I did discover that her dress was wet before I opened her which is actually visible in a picture I took of her so it was definitely a manufacture mistake, I'm not sure if this happened to anyone else though? (comment if it did please? And if you found out what caused it?) Below are the photos from my unboxing!
I do love that most of the Novis come with a pet, It's a simple addition that can make a big different. I also really admire their doll stands that glow in the dark, though i wish my doll didn't have to be wearing her shoes to stand in it, the concept is amazing to not have a stand that goes around the dolls waist or between the legs. So kudos for that idea.
Due to my complications with Tula, I did for the time being decide not to open Alie Lectric. I love her a lot and her feature, but her box is just so cute. Here are the photos I have of her. so far she gets a 10/10.