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This article is about anatomy and items for main series character Hairdorables Dolls. Side lines will be addressed on specific pages.

Basic Doll Overview is a summary of the overall features of the main series Hairdorables dolls.

While each specific doll has a unique look with unique outfits and accessories themed to the character look, there is a basic anatomy shared among the dolls. This allows every doll to wear any other doll's clothing fairly well. There are also similar traits across articles of clothing and shoes.

Overall Doll Anatomy and Skin Tones

Each Hairdorable doll is made of plastic vinyl and approximately five inches tall from top of head to base of feet, not including hairstyles. The anatomy dimensions take influence from the Japanese chibi art style or super-deformed; the head makes up 2/5ths of the dolls' overall size. The characters are intended to be "tween" aged as Noah is twelve years old (products and marketing mention use of Youtube, which users must be thirteen to have accounts without parental permission).

Regular dolls have realistic skin tones; the skin tones are the same across a single character. Skin tones can be documented as follows in level of intensity:

Notable skin tone differences include Super Neila who has light green skin and Rayne Showers who has brown iridescent shimmer skin. Characters are not defined racially or ethnically [1], but can be mapped by simulated hair texture and skin tone to perceived racial phenotype.

Heads

Heads are about two inches tall and about six inches in circumference. Faces have large eyes, small button noses with slightly indented nostrils, and wide mouths.

The back of the heads have ©(Year) JP China molded on the back center just below the hairline.

Heads turn left and right on a pivot joint at the neck.

Eyes and Eyebrows

Eyes are painted on and always open. They are approximately 1/2" tall and 1/2" wide, not including lash, and teardrop shaped. There is a fine line of eye shadow above each eye. Each eye has dark eyeliner with a single winged eyelash. The eyes have large pupils with highlights, character-matching colored irises, pupils of a slightly darker color, and white sclera. There are also two white highlights on the right side of the eyes unless the doll is glancing right, in which case they are likely on the left.

Eyes are orientated three directions: glancing together to the left, glancing together to the right, or facing forward and centered.

Every doll has arched thick line eyebrows, frequently matching the default or dominant hair color. Known exceptions are Sallee (blue eyebrows, white-dominant hair), Harmony (blue eyebrows, green-dominant hair), and Willow (brown eyebrows, pastel hair). Dee Dee's eyebrows match the pink half of her hair; Neila's match the blue. Starting in Series Two Brit retains her dark brown eyebrows but has pink hair.

Mouths

Lips are painted in tones of pink. Each doll has one of the following mouth poses:

  • Open mouthed smile that shows even white teeth and a slightly darker inner mouth
  • Closed mouth smile.
  • Pursed lip "pouty" or "kissy" face (starting with Series Three)

Ears

Ears are well defined and slick out slightly.

While illustrations on some characters show earrings, none of the characters come with painted earrings or pierced ears.

Hair

The hair--the main selling point of the characters--is synthetic nylon doll hair and rooted to the head. The paint underneath the scalp matches hair colors; undercolored hair and streaks are not painted on the scalp but some larger highlights may be. Sharply dual colored hair (e.g. Dee Dee's variations, Star Struck Neila) is color-matched under each section.

Hair comes in three main textures: wavy/curly, straight, or tightly coiled.

Bobs are cut asymmetrically, with the longer side swooped down to the chest and the shorter side touching the shoulders. Loose/down hairstyles and braids come down to the dolls' feet. Ponytails generally are styled up and stop at the hips, but would come to to the feet if down. Topknot ponytails are made of separated hair that is twisted into a loop, with the rest of the hair hanging loose; hair would come to the feet loose. Tightly coiled hair if stretched will come down to the feet. Many styles will go past the feet if taken down down. Starting with Series Two more styles of bunned styles are included on several dolls, as well as dual straight haired ponytails that are twisted into tight bun-style knots. If a part is present, it is thatched to hide hair rooting.

Global Skylar has a separated section at the top of her hair styled into a bow. She, Kat-Tastic, and Delightful Dee Dee are also given blunt-cut bangs. Insta Noah has her hair parted to give sideswept bangs braided into the rest of her hair.

Hairstyles that need to be held in place in package (e.g. braids, ponytails, buns) are styled with clear rubber bands; some ponytails are banded at the bottom or along the length.

Doll packaging is designed around the hair to protect it in packaging, with cutouts to allow hair to hang loosely as needed.

Sk8r Noah comes with a Velcro-attached flower in her hair. Super Neila and Sea Willow have clear tinsel integrated into their hair. Rayne Showers has three colors of metallic tinsel in her ponytails.

Torso

The torso is approximately 1 3/4" from neck to crotch and match skin tones to the head.

Bodies are covered with painted on strapless bodysuits (that go under the arms and over the chest) in colors that are specific to each character across a series (e.g. all versions of Willow in Series One have light blue bodysuits). The torso has a slight solid chest, slim waistline and wide hips.

Arms and Hands

The arms are connected to the torso on rotating hinge joints that can be posed in multiple positions. Hands are five fingered and molded with visible fingers, though fingers except thumb are not separated. No fingernails are visible.

Arms and hands come in three varieties. Bent and straight arms can come matched or interchangeable; Heart Hands always come together.

Bent Arms

The arm is bent at the elbow approximately ninety degrees, with slightly cupped hands and fingers; the thumb is slightly apart. This allows the doll to place the hand on her hip or cup her face.

Straight Arms

The arm is held out at a mostly straight angle, with slightly cupped hands; the thumb is slightly out. The hand can reach up to the ear.

Heart Hands

The arms are bent at approximately ninety degrees with curved fingers and the thumb held out. These are always paired as a set on a doll so that, when the hands are posed in front of the chest together, the hands cup together to make the shape of a heart with the thumbs on the bottom.

Legs and Feet

The straight legs are attached to the torso on rotating joints that can be posed in multiple positions. There are shaped knee and ankle prominences, and visible toes with no visible toenails. On the bottom of the left foot is a manufacturing code; this does not indicate distinct dolls, but the batch code that a group was in.

Clothing

Clothing is fabric, fully removable, and closes along the back with velcro. Tops and bottoms are often two separate pieces; jumpsuits, such as simulated overalls or swimsuits and tights are one-piece. Tops, skirts, and most dresses open fully along the back. Shorts and pants either velcro at the back of the waist or have elastic waistbands. Leggings have elastic waistbands. Jumpsuits are partially open at the back. Hems may or may not be present. Skirts include a thin ribbon that goes between the legs and against the crotch so that skirts do not ride up high.

Shoes

Shoes are molded colored plastic with both molded and painted details. With the exception of select flats or sandals, the shoes are slit up the back[2] to facilitate putting on and taking off. Socks, if part of the outfit, are molded as part of the shoes.

Water Willow comes with a swim fin that both feet are placed in.

References

  1. The only exception is Skylar, whose bio IDs her as Native Hawaiian.
  2. Star Struck Neila's shoes are slit on the inside.