Maru and Friends 20" dolls have faces sculpted by master artist, Dianna Effner. Each doll comes with a certificate of authenticity.
I was contacted by Maru and Friends to give an honest review. Sweet Maru is living in America now, due to political discord in her country. Lucky for her she now lives with her aunt and uncle. Her hard cover book Forever Friends is written by Maritza Guiterrez, creator of Maru and Friends. Illustrated by Rhiannon Cunag. She is a Latina girl learning a new language and making new friends in America.
Her brown acrylic eyes do not close, but are framed in long curly black lashes. She has feathered brows and subtle blushing on her cheeks. Her skin is a medium beige tone.
Maru's dark hair is gorgeous, a long straight
wig with bangs.
wig with bangs.
Included in her meet outfit: orange knit long sleeve top, striped vest, brown corduroy pleated skirt, caramel colored tights, beige leather-like boots that velcro at the inner leg, orange knit scarf and floppy hat. She also has an added accessory, a leather-like purse.
I was surprised to find that her clothing has snap closures - very impressive.
She is all vinyl with long, lean limbs. Her face is petite and her head pivots for photographing at multiple angles. Her arms rotate 360 and can hold a pose well, she is quite sturdy and very weighted so she can stand well on her own.
I love the uniqueness of her fingers, they're positioned so you can see the different lengths of each one.
Designed and sculpted to be childlike, Maru has a very sweet face. Sculpted by a designer who often works with porcelain yet made entirely of vinyl, Maru represents the best of both. She is as smooth as porcelain AND durable and sturdy. I am impressed with the quality, concept and uniqueness of this line of dolls.
Each doll is $120.
All opinions are my own, I am not paid to endorse products.