Hi, Ghoulia13 here. Today’s post will feature another Christmas gift I received from Ghouliette. Flying in all the way from China, please welcome the Holiday Juice Shop Kurhn doll!
I fell in love with this set as soon as I saw it on Ebay. Dolls are cool, but dolls that come with stuff are even cooler! This doll is either the proprietor or customer of a juice shop. I really can’t tell which. So in my mind, she’s the boss lady! In addition to the doll, the set comes with a table and one chair, a fruit bowl, four pieces of fruit, two goblets, a huge pitcher and two plastic square things whose function I still can’t figure out. I think they’re just some sort of counter display cubes.
OK, it wasn’t as bad as it looks. Releasing everything from the box was quick and easy–except for the fruit and the goblets, and that was mainly because there was a lot of tape around them. I didn’t want to rip them out of the package because I wanted to save the insert to use as the shop background in photographs. Even the ties attached to the doll’s head were longer so it was easy to cut it from the back.
The furniture is made out of fairly sturdy plastic, no complaints here. The pitcher is made out of two halves that snap together; everything else is one piece. The fruit is hard and hollow and consists of a pear, two apples and a cherry with a stem. The cherry is larger than the rest of the fruit, but it’s adorable.
The graphics and illustration on the interior card are also adorable. See what I mean about using it for photographs?
The doll is very pretty. She wears no excessive makeup; there’s really no color on her eyelids, and a soft rosy glow on her cheeks and lips. Her eyes are large and expressive and her facial expression is pleasant and friendly.
She wears a cute one-piece dress consisting of a pale green halter top and a pink lace-trimmed skirt with tiny flower petals on it. Her shoes are pink mules. Everything about her exudes a healthy springtime glow. I think this is a wonderful doll for children because it encourages industry and healthy play.
The doll is not fully articulated. Her legs do not bend at the knee. Sitting her in the chair was a little difficult because she kept sliding off. Her head turns from side to side and tilts at an angle. Her legs and arms swing back and forth as well as extending out to the sides.
Her hair is soft and manageable. 🙂
The company’s official website is in Chinese, with no English or other languages except for English translations in the headings for each section. But if you want to look at all of their dolls and add fuel to the doll-collecting fire, it’s a great place to browse. You can find Kurhn dolls on several Ebay stores operating from China and Hong Kong. Prices vary, with older or harder to find models on the pricier side.
I don’t need to tell anyone reading this that there are soooo many varieties of dolls out there. I rather like the fresh-faced dolls as opposed to the snooty looking high-end fashion dolls. The back of the Kurhn doll’s box sums up their philosophy perfectly:
What do you think? Do you have any Kurhn dolls? Are you thinking of buying one? Let’s talk Kurhn in the comments.
Till next time!