Hello again and thank you for your generous comments so far...
Time for a more detailed review of my new girl:
I am a perfectionist and I tend to be brutally honest and open in my opinions, positive or negative, so whatever I write here is my true and honest opinion.
Candi was shipped in a cardboard box with 2 wooden slats in the bottom for strength. It was heavy: 107 lbs.
At first, I didn't think that was sufficient to protect such delicate cargo but she was wrapped in lots of padding, her own personal powdering sheet
and bubble wrap so that she arrived without a single mark that I could see!1) There so many really great things about Candi, many that I wasn't prepared for:
Her body is just unbelievable! So perfectly sexy. My vision of a perfect body.
Her breasts and nipples: incredible, uplifted, separated, soft, squeezable, perfect! Just the right size.
Her skin is THE softest and most natural feeling that I have yet to see (or feel) on a doll.
I just love her little 'tummy bulge', it adds so much the the realism!
Her range of natural movement and posing ability is just remarkable.
Unbelievably natural and sexy poses are so easy for her.
When I first picked her up from inside her box, I immediately noticed that she didn't feel like a doll.
She felt more like an unconscious person. (without a head!)
Whatever Patrick has put inside for a skeleton in really something else.
Her limbs and body are not rigid and stiff like my Jenny (RD) and Jessie (BT, who is very stiff).
Her movement is gentle and flowing like a living girl. I like this. A lot.
Her hands and feet are very natural. In fact, I think her hands are exactly like a human model. Nice!
I love to just hold her hand and feel how natural and soft it feels. The fingers are long, slim and elegant.
I got finger wires and the best part is that they do not extend to the ends of the fingers.
This way, there is a lot of extra flexibility in the fingers so finger pokes and other damage is less likely. Also, very Nice!
Her finger and toenails are French Manicure (my favorite) and they are basically flawless.
The design of her private area is such that her legs do not have to be kept 'open' when storing, to prevent creasing, as my other dolls do.
Her legs! Wow, I just love the details: her kneecaps, shins and calves, long and slim, super sexy!
The wig that Patrick sent with her is a 'lace front' (unexpected) and it is almost the exact color and style I was looking for.
There are no obnoxious 'filled' holes on the back of her wrists and ankles like my other dolls. Super!2) There are just a few 'not so good' things that I wasn't prepared for:
I waited 20 weeks for my Candi. This is a LONG time when you are waiting. I thought that was too long,
although after seeing her, I would have waited a lot longer.
Communications from PIB were minimal.
My notes, photos and emails to Patrick and crew, regarding her specifications, were not as effective as I had hoped or expected.
I think that, and the minimal communication, are two things that they need to address.
Because of this, her face is not entirely as I had specified.
What I got is not, in some respects, what I wanted, but I cannot
say that 'what I wanted' would be better than what I got!
There are several small imperfections in her skin that were not filled completely successfully.
Mostly on her back and shoulder areas, NOT
on her breasts, chest, abdomen, legs or anywhere that would be bothersome.
Of course, my other dolls have some also. They are apparently almost impossible to eliminate completely.
I also got the neck hook option. This is great for storage but her head tends to hang quite low when she's hanging so it's not so good for standing poses.
I will work on that. When the hook is removed, the hole in her skin tends to 'disappear'. This is Nice!
The 'seams' on her body are very good, but on her arms and lower legs they are slightly more noticeable than I would have expected.
As I stated in my initial post: any negative comments are far overshadowed by the positive and I realize that some of my 'negatives' are picky.
I'm just trying to be thorough. Inquiring minds want to know! What I got IS wonderful!
If some of you need a rating, say from 1 to 10... as of today I give her a 9+++.
I am NOT going to do a full comparison of this doll and my Realdoll, Jenny and my Boytoy, Jessie.
I will say only this: Jenny and Jessie are awesome in their own ways but Candi just oozes a lifelike and
unbelievable sexual quality that the other two just don't quite capture. I think that says it all!3) Bottom line: Patrick and crew, you done good, real good!
Thanks for reading!
If anyone would like me to go into greater detail on any aspect of Candi, please PM me and I will be happy to do that.
More photos are
Candi says, "Hey GB, are you going to spend all night taking pictures?"
No my love, I'm not...