So, I got these guys a couple of months ago, I treated myself to a Disney store trip after a medical appointment, but of course Im only just now getting the post up, because life keeps happening
These two are from the new animated series which is somehow linked to the film Tangled. I dont really know how, I havent seen it, but to be honest I dont care. I just liked the look of the dolls. All of the dolls made to tie in with this series seem to be nicely articulated, regardless of who’s making them, which is nice, and I was particularly impressed with the legs on these dolls. In case anyone isnt familiar with them, these are some typical disney store doll legs
Its either this, or the bend-and-snap ones, and much as I like dolls with articulation, I honestly think these are worse, because they look terrible, even if they do bend further. Obviously, most Disney princesses wear long skirts, so you cant really see this, but that doesnt help you if you want to change clothes
Now, look at these! Much straighter, much more looking like normal legs. Im loving the larger feet as well, although its going to make finding shoes difficult, since Rapunzel didnt come with any.
Double knee joint! I love it. Since the made to move barbies were released, I constantly just wish that all dolls had these joints. They pose so nicely.
The rest of the body is nicely articulated as well, no double elbows, but enough for pretty much anything Id want to do I think.
The chest joint is a nice feature, although I rarely find myself using those. Both dolls have identical articulation. The first doll, with the dark hair, is a character I know nothing about. Not even the name
I love her outfit, she looks like a mercenary or something. The doll also came with gloves, but I took them off once I realised that they were staining her hands. She’s never going to wear them again, but its still a nice touch. As you can probably tell, her hair is just solid with gel
Predictably, once washed and brushed, all the uneven hairs sprang out, which I’ve tried to trim down a bit. The only other thing with this doll is that in certain angles, I think her face is a bit wonky
Couldnt get a photo that wasnt blurred. I think that theres just something about the eyes thats off. Im a little tempted to try and touch her up with paint, but Im stopping myself. Once thats done, it cant really be undone. Still, I think she’s cute. I love the faces on these guys, its quite different
Rapunzel looks pretty much like herself, except that the face is in the style of this cartoon, rather than the film. I actually never thought that the Disney store got her face right anyway.
Somehow, I dont get that wonk-eyed impression from her. That face is darling!
And, you may notice the fact that her hair seems to have a life of its own. A bit of investigation discovered a stiff wire running down the middle of the ponytail, which is a cute gimmick, but for my purposes, I didnt much like it, so I decided to take a risk and destroy her hair do, in the hopes of removing the wire.
There it is, partially freed. Once I got to the scalp, I discovered that the wire bit is actually only plastic-tied to her head, not rooted in or anything
Im not sure how clear that is, but her hair wasnt showing it up well
Anyway, thats it out now. Ive plaited her hair for now. In the future, Ill sew for them, and probably just give them my own original characteristics, rather than sticking with whoever they’re supposed to be now. I just wanted to share how nice their bodies and articulation are. I strongly recommend them for anyone who likes a poseable doll, although if you cant sew you might have trouble dressing them, since they dont seem to be the same size as any other doll I can bring to mind. Im sure they will fit some Barbie stuff though