Katy is a 'Jenna' body with a #100 head, quite a beautiful woman. Before we get into details, I'd like to start with a short one-liner review for those who like quickies: Katy is far from perfect, but breaks all expectations for value and cost.
There she is, waiting in her demanding sort of way.
Here are the details. Most of this is just info for other potential customers, with a couple notes for LDD. It may seem negative, but I wanted to provide all of the details. Even with all the (minor) issues, I am still very happy with my purchase.
-Very realistic looking. I have been startled a couple of times thinking someone was in my bed or on my couch when no one should be there.
-Lifelike feeling, as long as you keep her powdered.
-Mostly stiff joints that have loosened up very nicely without getting too loose.
-Large enough for some small, real cloths.
-Head and body skin tone match. I expected the colors of the head and body to be slightly but noticeably different color with the custom head. I was pleasantly surprised the color seems to match perfect.
-Light smell. She has the smell, but it is by far the lightest smell of the toys I own.
-Lots of Extras!
-Packaging! The packaging is supposed to be discrete. While there is nothing that specifically states what is inside, there is writing (on the ends) that makes it almost impossible not to deduce what is inside when considering size and weight (my delivery driver AND a neighbor commented on it). If possible, these ends really should be covered or inked over prior to shipping. The internal packaging was fine.
-Several minor cuts/tears in skin (right out of box, before any use).
-Very loose forearm twist (neither ever held position on its own, springs back to neutral position).
-Very tight upper arm twist (hasn't loosened up at all).
-Vaginal and nipple color is much lighter than pictured (almost no color).
-Needs constant powdering (1-2 days) to avoid tackiness.
-The spine either has no joint(s) for movement, or it is so tight it cannot move.
-The wig for the 100 head is a bit nuts. I had already read here that it was 'unruly', and it is. It looks great, but is very wild and tangles like a 4 year olds fishing line in a tree. I had to change it to something more manageable.
-The eyelashes were poorly attached. On the left eye, the upper eyelash points down covering the eye and the lower eyelash was only held on to the lid at the inside edge of the eyelid. On both eyes, the eyelashes were primarily attached to the eye instead of the eyelid.
-All standing foot bolts are really loose and frequently need adjusting. Some plumbers tape or temporary loctite (chemically compatible with tpe?) should easily fix it.
-There are already a lot of extras, however, a heating rod that is safe to use with these ladies would be a very welcome extra, since not all rods are compatible with TPE (customer wouldn't have to research and choose)
-There are a couple of spots with an 'orange peel' texture
If you are looking for a GREAT budget option this is the place to be. If my girl is any indication, you wont get perfection, but you will get far better than anything else you could get in this price range.
I currently have plans to purchase another doll. One a little bigger and more full-sized (4'9" is a little small, almost pushing into creepy territory for me). I'm thinking it will be Taylor. Provided Katy continues to hold up well and LDD can answer a few questions I have asked, I will likely be coming back to LDD for my next one. As long as everything else works out good, I think the only reason I would go elsewhere is if I wanted to go for perfection and look at one of the $3k+ brands or if I found a girl LDD doesn't have that I want.