This mini doll of Elizabeth, colonial American Girl Felicity's best friend, is a wonderful alternative to the costly larger version. It looks just like the original, with the same facial features and proportions. Like the 18 inch doll, the neck, shoulders, and hip sockets are articulated, although the eyes don't blink. Also like the regular doll, this one comes with Elizabeth's pink dress and a mini (and very abridged) version of her book, "Very Funny, Elizabeth."
Visually, this mini doll looks just as good as the 18 inch doll. The hair is lovely, with a braid, ribbon, soft curls at the ends, and side curls surrounding her face. Her outfit is complete and functional, and just as pretty as the larger size. It almost makes me wish they made other outfits for the mini dolls--although part of the economic benefit of this size doll is actually that you can't buy ANY other outfits and accessories, and therefore don't need to buy EVERY outfit and EVERY accessory.
I would strongly recommend this mini doll to anyone who wants an Elizabeth doll but doesn't want to or can't spend almost $100 on it.