Review: Disney Store Princess Jasmine and Pocahontas Dolls
Posted by Lindsay
The brand spanking new Disney Store opened in Times Square this week, so of course we had to head down there. It's a pretty adorable set-up, full of cute displays that encourage you to purchase ALL the available toys.
To go with the new stores, there is a new line of Disney Princess Dolls. I like these ladies, oh yes I do.
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Fashion Customization with the Princesses
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Appearance and Construction:
These are both really quite pretty. These two characters were dropped off the main lineup of the Mattel Princess dolls, however, my patience is now rewarded, because these two are very nice. For some of the other characters I still prefer the faces on Mattel's versions, but I love these.
The hair is nice and soft, with no horrible styling goo, and the face paint is clean and tasteful. The costumes are overall pretty great. Jasmine's is nicer, though; her top is quite lovely, and I love her big earrings.
One downside: Jasmine's pants are so coated with glitter that it got all over my hands and floor, and her legs appear to be afflicted with some sort of glitter-based rash. She would get a 9, but the glitter is just too much.
Packaging and Accessories: ---
The packaging looks nice: simple, pink but not too pink. I approve. Each lady has a film-specific backdrop, and they're actually fairly well done.
Each only comes with her costume with no additional pieces, but I'm almost tempted to give a bonus for what they don't come with. They don't come with crappy necklaces or tiaras that aren't part of their character design, unlike the Mattel Princesses. No bonus, but good for Disney.
Play and Display: +1 each
They have jointed arms! Hip-hooray for progress!
In addition to the standard fashion doll joints: Ball neck, shoulders and hips and click knees, they each have a ball joint at the elbow and a post-hinge at the wrist. They work pretty darn well, too. Just the addition of these few joints gives a lot of expression to a fashion doll.
They don't come with stands, which is too bad, and Jasmine's shoes don't fit well. The combination means they don't stand too well, but that's to be expected.
Special Section: Discussion of Custom Potential:
Like their more glittery sisters, these dolls look stellar in just about any outfit. Their animated faces give them a lot of charm, and I can certainly find use for them if I decide to change their role in my collection.
Price Tag and Final Analysis: 9/10 each
I got these two on sale for $10 each. This is a decent price for a nice fashion doll, so I'm pleased.
They usually run $12.50 each, or more for sets with more accessories.
I really need to not go back to the Disney Store for a while, because there are tempting Prince dolls and alternate dress packs...
Anyhow, first I really need to find a place to keep my growing collection of princesses.