Rebecca (BeForever) meets Rebecca (Historical) American Girl Dolls comparison
Rebecca (BeForever) was my first ever American Girl doll (not so long ago actually :)). She is one of my favourite dolls. I generally prefer "Josefina" mold American Girl dolls, so naturally, when looking for a doll to customise, I looked for older Rebeccas, preferably in a TLC (tender loving care) state, to restore and customise, as those are typically cheaper than looking for a brand new doll or in a doll in excellent used condition.
So I got this historical Rebecca off eBay, expecting her to be the same as my BeForever Rebecca, as I've read there has been no differences to them other than the meet outfit. Well, that's clearly NOT the case, as you can see in this opening video:
Whether those differences are guaranteed or I just had a one-off variation in production run, I can't tell, but since then I got another historical Rebecca, again to customise. I'll be honest, I only got this one because American Girl dolls on UK eBay are still relatively rare at a good price, and it's more exciting if they come in an American Girl outfit that you don't have yet as a collector :) So this one tempted me because of her outfit (I believe it's Kit's partial school outfit), which I absolutely adore on her...
She's generally in a good condition, just need a little clean up, but what surprised me is how different her eyes were from my BeForever Rebecca (as well as the eyebrows colour), or in fact the other Historical Rebecca (who by the way is completely customised, having been a custom McKenna for awhile...).
I don't know if you can see it clearly on this picture, but their eyes are completely different. My BeForever Rebecca (on the left) has hazel brown eyes, and the historical Rebecca (on the right) has very green hazel eyes.
Again, that could be just a variation in production run of the hazel eyes but it is a very clear difference in real life, and they look and feel like different dolls.
Since I am very much attached to my first ever Rebecca, I am keeping my BeForever Rebecca as she is. But I also fell for the "new" historical Rebecca too, so I decided to keep her. Since I can't justify keeping both as "Rebeccas", one had to be changed, only a little bit though....
Everybody, meet the 'new' historical Rebecca:
She's had a little eyeswap done (tutorial on our YouTube channel) and she will become one of our "American Girl Dolls as Disney Princesses" collection. Can you guess which princess she will be?
All revealed below....