Henriette by Kidz’n’Cats

I was not very keen on getting this doll. Firstly, because I didn’t really need any more Kidz’n’Cats dolls, so I, luckily, missed a pre-order. Then two of my friends received truly faulty dolls, and I wasn’t convinced I wanted her after all. Those two dolls had damaged legs and (brown) eyes too small for the eye opening. But I also saw photos of some lucky owners whose dolls looked pretty (the blue and grey-green eyed ones).

However, my decision was made when I realised that all Kidz’n’Cats dolls are going to have a slightly bigger body from this year – that is, Henriette’s body. Since I sew clothes for these girls for sale, I needed to have this other body. The dolls from the new 2014 collection didn’t impress me at all (except for Jodie, maybe, but she had bangs and I don’t really like large bangs in dolls) as I wasn’t impressed by a new limited edition Wunschpuppe doll Anetta (bangs again!). So, I decided to buy a doll based on real photos to avoid problems with the eyes. And I started looking on ebay for Henriette which would look right for me (mainly, I wanted straight eyes). I wanted a dark-haired blue-eyed girl initially, but when I saw this golden-haired grey-green-eyed beauty, I fell in love.

And so, here is my Henriette, a Wunschpuppe 2013 Limited Edition Kidz’n’Cats doll. She is 38/300. In this limited edition people could choose a combination of eye-colour (blue, brown or grey-green) and hair-colour (blond, golden-brown or brown). My Henriette’s right leg still has a problem (it is bend inwards), but I’ll try to fix it some time soon. And her lips are too pink to my taste (the recent trend in Kidz dolls – I much prefer the good old 2009-2011 dolls with natural lips). But she has gorgeously thick silky hair. And she is very pretty.

And I really love this girl!!

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20 thoughts on “Henriette by Kidz’n’Cats

  1. Оля, какая лапа!!! Пищу от ее юбки, колготок и сапожек! Мне б такие же http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_mail.gif
    Нежное личико и цвет глаз восхитительный.Очень рада, что так все сложилось с ее покупкой и ты получила именно ту Генриетту, какую хотела http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_rose.gif

    1. Оленька, спасибо большое! Она чУдная. http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_heart.gif Я очень рада, что решилась на нее. А ногу надо проклеить кожей, как тут Лена делала. Сейчас раздела куклу, оказалось, что серые – это не колготки, а леггинсы, на ножках в сапогах еще голубые носочки. От юбочки я сама пищу!

  2. Оленька, поздравляю с удачной Генриеттой, как я за тебя рада!!! А ножку поправишь, это совсем не сложно!
    А нашей носочки были белые с розовым сердечком, такие прямо “беби-борновские”, что я отдала их Маринке для пупсов http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yes.gif
    Покажешь ваши?

    1. Леночка, спасибо большое! Вот-вот, точно, носки как бебиборновские! http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_wacko.gif Но у моей голубые, с сердечком, да Надо будет сфотать. Мне в этом наряде юбочка больше всего нравится.

  3. She is adorable! I’ve lost interest and play dolls but Henrietta is so cute that I have hard time to resist buying her!

    1. Thank you! She is truly lovely when she is not damaged as many of them, unfortunately, are. I’ve forgotten, do you have any Kidz dolls at home?

    1. Thank you! Yes, the defect is quite obvious on the very first photo, but it does create quite a relax pose.

      I have tried to find the information I have seen about the body size for 2014 and I can’t remember where I’ve seen it. I got an impression that Henriette 2013 and dolls 2014 would be the same size. Henriette is taller and a bit larger than my older Kidz dolls (I should really make a comparison photo). http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_scratch.gif

  4. I like this doll, but the pink colour on Kidz’n’Cats dolls is indeed discouraging. Why do they spoil their dolls by giving them such awful colouring?! That is exactly why I sold my Kidz’n’Cats dolls. I’m waiting until they give them back a more natural look before I buy myself another one.

    1. I completely agree with you! The new face-up is not good. I had a chance to compare my own Grace with natural face-up and a Grace from Collection 2012 in person – they were two different dolls: different face-up, different wigs. I couldn’t believe it! I prefer good old dolls with natural face-up – even though they have only 9 joints. Henriette is my only Kidz doll with pink lips, I just have to put up with it.

  5. I love this doll’s clothing, and I want her boots in my size. Her eye color looks more gray-blue to me than gray-green. What color do they look like in person?

    1. Julia, and I love her skirt! I am thinking of selling her outfit as my dolls never wear original outfits anyway, but it’s hard to let the skirt go! http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_scratch.gif It’s truly gorgeous. I would say, her eyes are indeed more grey-blue. Mike has exactly the same eyes and I have always called them turquoise-blue. I can’t see any hint of green in these eyes.

      1. Thanks for the information about the eye color, Gwendolen. I am seriously thinking about getting Aletta with this color combination because, with her bangs and parted lips, I think she would look a lot like I did at ages 7-10.(My Matilda reminds me of how I looked from 10-14.) But, like you, I love Henriette’s bright blue skirt as well as the whole outfit. There’s so much more to it than Aletta’s. If you do decide to sell it, I would like to buy it.

        1. Julia, I am seriously considering selling that outfit. I will let you know when I have made my decision. Matilda reminds me of myself, too. She also looks quite a bit like one of my daughters. http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_heart.gif No wonder she is one of my favourite dolls! Have you considered getting Jodie? She has the same eyes and hair (I think) as my Henriette. I was thinking of ordering her (reluctantly, because I don’t like Kidz’s large bangs) but then by chance found my Henriette on ebay, and I am very happy.

          1. Yes, I have and still am thinking about Jodie. I keep debating between her and Aletta. Pros for Jodie: eye color, hair color, and hair style are right. Cons: I don’t like the way they dressed the bottom half of her without tights or leggings and the lavender would make sense if the top were the same color, so it seems mismatched to me. Of course, I could change the clothing. Pros for Aletta: she’s a limited edition signed by Sonja Hartmann. Cons: her bangs look a bit too thick. I’m not sure which one I’ll go with yet. Such a hard decision. Either way, though, I hope to get Henriette’s outfit because I absolutely love it; in fact, it’s my favorite of all Kids n Cats clothes.

            1. Julia, OK, I think I can sell Henriette’s outfit (I have decided I will survive without the skirt! http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_wink.gif ). I’ll email you some time soon (I am pretty busy at the moment, so, probably, the day after tomorrow) and we can discuss the details.

              You have a tough choice. I must confess I didn’t even notice outfits of either Jodie or Aletta!! http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gif But I think, hair-wise I prefer Jodie. The fact that a doll is signed doesn’t mean much. When Henriette came out lots of people complained about poor quality and various problems which were, given the price and the limited edition, unacceptable! Some people simply returned their dolls. I hope they have learned from that and the new limited edition will not have these problems.

  6. I’m jumping up and down with excitement and looking forward to getting your e-mail. Thank you, too, for more “food for thought” about Aletta and Jodie.

    1. Julia, I am glad I have made you happy. http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_rose.gif I have just finished doing my BIG thing (nothing to do with dolls), so now I can finally relax and start taking photos of a pile of dresses I have recently finished and start listing them on Etsy and showing them here (3 of them are for Matilda – red like on Lizzie, green polka-dot and orange – in case you interested). I hope to settle down and write an email to you tonight. http://www.swish-swirl.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_wink.gif

      Good luck with your decision regarding Aletta vs Jodie!

  7. I was wondering if you have a Sabine doll by Kidz ‘n Cats and a Henriette. Yours is lovely. I’ve been told I might not have much luck but I will keep trying. Thank you.
    Linda

    1. Hi Linda, sorry, have just seen your comment. I have never had Sabine and have already sold my Henriette. In fact, I have sold all but 2 of my KNC dolls (I only have Julika and Tinka now). I am trying to scale down my doll population. Good luck in your search.

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