Her packaging was easy to open, as it was held closed with plastic tabs:
There were no wires, but these plastic tags (I think they're called Kimble Tags). I have always dreaded having to cut off the ones at the back of dolls' heads, as I am scared of damaging the doll's hair. The ones at the back of the box were not difficult to cut, though.
I saw this line on her skirt and thought that the top was stitched incorrectly to the skirt. It turned out that it was just the impression of the plastic tie that was across the doll's midsection that created a crease.
These are the shoes that she came with. I don't really like their bulky appearance:
After parting her hair bit by bit, I saw the clear plastic band looped around the nose of the sunglasses and around the doll's head. Good grief, why didn't I see it before?
At last! Or so I thought, as my relief was short-lived. I still couldn't get the sunglasses to disengage from her head. Instead of being able to pull the sunglasses over her head and pull her hair through the loop of the band at the base of her neck, the band just wouldn't come out from under her hair.
It was tangled in the hair at the back of her neck. I wondered if I had inadvertently tangled it, but I didn't twist and turn the band or her head.
I turned her upside down to get a better look at what I was dealing with and found a mess of tangled hair. I didn't want to pull at her hair and make it worse, so I cut the band.
The last row of hair plugs at the base of her neck had wavy, tangled, frizzy strands, unlike the straighter, smooth hair on the rest of her head.
There were also several strands of hair coming out of the base of her head at the back of her neck. Eeeek!
I just don't know what to say.
Neither does Summer.
Despite her issue, which she has successfully hidden, she has settled in with her new family, after being warmly welcomed by (self-proclaimed) Princess Stardoll Kayla (a Barbie Basics Model #5, collection 002 on a pivotal body) on the left and Lea (a 2012 Ballerina Barbie on a Liv body) on the right.