Some displays are under glass, but every doll can be seen standing on open displays or shelves, so you can touch them and really experience each one. Luciana has a very large area, being the current GotY doll. She is a lot more impressive in real life than in photos (though the streak of purple in her hair is a detraction, in my opinion). If I didn't already have a gorgeous Josefina doll, I would have needed Luciana! However, she is basically Josefina with a haircut, so I brought home the NASA t-shirt and souvenir set for Josefina. Luciana's "Stellar Outfit" was also really appealing. [Edit: By the time we returned to the store four days later, Luciana's Space Suit was back in stock and on display, so I've added a photo of that below.]
To keep the blog entry readable, I've separated photos into slideshows by dolls or collections. You can just flip through the photos to see them all.
Luciana: Girl of the Year 2018
Z Yang, Tenney, Logan and Gabriella
The doll itself has a cute expression and totally different face mold than any other AG dolls. However, the head is slightly too small for the size of the doll body. It is not as noticeable in the thin little outfits she wears, but I don't think Nanea would look very good in winter clothes or coats --- anything that would pad her body too much.
Everything in her "palette" really appealed to me! Look at the second picture in the slideshow below, and you'll see the different outfits with accessories. Totally precious! Also, keep going and you will see the large accessory --- a big store front (not the little drinks stand). It was SO cute!! I'm going to talk my Pop into making a wooden store front for Josefina and theme it with all Cuban items, like the stores my grandfather and great-grandfather had in Cuba in the 1940s-50s. So, having to rate the collections, Nanea is one of my very favorites!
Rebecca is one of my very favorite dolls, but the displays at this store were a little disappointing. Every doll had her hair done in the sausage/banana type curls. While that's common for owners to do, that is not how the doll comes or is usually shown. Personally, I don't think that the extra long curls show her off at her cutest. Have a look at her, though, because she's an adorable doll! Her Russian Nesting dolls are really cute!
Beforever: Rebecca and Kit
Beforever: Josefina and Kaya
All in all, I highly recommend a visit to the Easton (Columbus) store if you are anywhere near there! It's a fabulous place and so inspirational. You'll want to go home and create a cool doll display of your own!