Here's my next group of dolls for comparison. I have posed them similarly to my previous comparisons. They are from left to right: Momoko, Dragon Linh, Martha Jones, Mixis Opal head on an action figure body, a 1988 Fun to Dress Barbie head on a Dragon Amy body, and Get Real Girl Basketball Nakia.
They can all stand on their own. Martha Jones, Opal, and Barbie all have double-jointed elbows for extra flexibility.
Most of them can fold their arms to some degree, but Momoko and Nakia can not. Their feet vary in size, but they all have friends with similarly sized feet that they can share shoes with. Martha Jones has no feet. Her boots pop off, similar to Bratz dolls. She can share shoes with Hottiez Kiara. I have a future project in mind that will give Martha the feet that she deserves.
Here they are doing side stretches. It looks like Opal has the best range of motion here.
Here they are walking "like an Egyptian" to show off their arm, wrist, and knee articulation. Who do you think does it the best?
Here they are doing kneeling back stretches. I think that Opal has the best arch.
Here they are showing off their hands. They can all hold onto items somewhat. Nakia has a magnet in one of her hands to help her hold onto her basketball. Out of these, Martha Jones' hands are my favorite.
Here they are sitting cross-legged on the floor. Momoko and Nakia can not do this at all.
Here they are doing middle splits. Again, Momoko and Nakia have challenges.
Here they are doing front splits. They all do this well, with the exception of Nakia.
Here they are doing a leg lift. Nakia does this the best.
And here they are seated. I think that they all look good in a seated position, even though some cannot cross their legs.
So are any of your favorites among these dolls? Would you characterize these as dolls or action figures? Which ones have the best articulation? Which ones are the most attractive? Which ones are the most realistic?