Makies are unique as a brand because they offer an opportunity to customise your doll from toe to top. This is made possible with the use of 3D printing technology, where you can design your own doll through a Fab Lap app, making them one-of-a-kind.
They are available in different skin tones, eye colours and hair styles, as well as a range of clothing options from which you can select a look for your doll to wear. You can also change their position and angle, add eyebrows to their face and even create a smile.
Their jointing is really neat, with their ball-jointed necks giving them a good range of motion. They can look up, down and tip their heads to the side.
This is a major improvement over the older models I had. The original ones had hollow tracks going from the head cavity to their battery compartments and I found that they popped apart far more easily than the new ones, which have a more solid feel and better quality joints.
The face paint is a lot more detailed than the earlier models I had. I'm not sure if that's a result of the printing process or a design decision, but the paint is much more extensive than the previous versions. I like the way it makes her face look a little bit more 'lived in' and it feels soft to the touch.
It's also worth noting that the joints feel really sturdy and secure, with a fair amount of friction to make them stay in place while playing. They aren't as movable as some of the other toys I have on my shelf, but they are still pretty easy to pose and move.