By the Sea Maya

Name: By the Sea Maya, a 73rd UFDC Convention exclusive

Made by and When: Ruby Red Fashion Friends, 2021

Material: String-jointed vinyl with nine joints

Marks: On the head: 14 – 6 – 3 MP05

Height: 14 inches (Maya); 4 inches (her doll)

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Removable blonde-streaked brown curly wig, brown stationary hazel eyes with applied upper eyelashes and painted lower eyelashes, closed smiling mouth with coral lip color

Clothes/Accessories: Wears a nautical white blouse and navy-blue pleated skirt with white knit socks that have two navy blue stripes, white panties, and white lace-up faux leather sneakers. Has a stuffed stockinette doll with screen-printed hair, facial features, and screen-printed socks; the doll wears a matching removable nautical dress. A personalized box with the doll’s headshot image and name on the front and a certificate of authenticity numbered No. 0006 accompanied the doll.

Other: The certificate of authenticity “warrants that this Ruby Red Fashion Friends By the Sea Maya 2021 special edition is original and authentic. The owner of this doll and certificate is the owner of one of the 125 limited dolls in the world.” By the Sea Maya was sold exclusively by the Happily Ever After website originally as a preorder before the 73rd UFDC convention was held in Baltimore, MD. The remaining quantities could be preordered during the convention. After the convention, the doll was sold through the Happily Ever After website (



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