The girls have a website, which elaborates on what their personalities (such as they are) are like. You have the token "person of color" who is also the token "foreigner", the token blonde/blue-eyed member, the token redhead, and then there's Brayden, who has purple eyes, hair, and lips. Here's my first criticism with this line. Why is only one character "worthy" of having crazy-colored hair? Imagine Lark with cotton-candy pink, or Ainsley with brilliant teal. Honestly, Brayden and Chantal are my favorites, both of them are very, very beautiful dolls. If they'd been $15 instead of only reduced to $20, both of them would probably have come home with me.
As it was, Brayden only beat out Chantal because her teal and purple dress reminded me of Maddie Hatter from Ever After High - whose character I love, but whose doll leaves me rather cold.
So let's see what else she can wear!
All in all, I like Brayden. Her sort of chibi-style body is appealing, and she has some great posability. If she had articulated wrists and a ball socket style neck joint, I'd say her articulation was nearly perfect. Well, there's also the rather pathetic elbow articulation. Her thin rooting is disappointing, but her hair is very soft and silky and the color is absolutely stunning. Her head is rather hard plastic, so I don't know if you could easily add more hair plugs.
I feel like she was made rather cheaply, with the split that's already apparent in one leg. She holds poses well but despite her fairly solid-feeling body, her extremities feel a bit flimsy and some joints feel a bit fragile.
Her clothing is bright and colorful, but even it has drawbacks. The bottom layer of skirt is so tight, she can't even sit down in it!
I do like Brayden, but I don't plan to buy more of these dolls (not even the pretty Chantal) unless I see evidence that they have made major improvements.
Since I can't close out an entry with clothes-swapping without showing Nii, here she is, positively swimming in Brayden's dress: