I just got an e-mail from Barbiecollector.com that they released new Wizard of Oz collector dolls. They look fantastic, and are each Pink Label so they are decent addition for general collecting. I might have to get my hands on the Wicked Witch doll, but I am biased because I love Witches. I think they also used the original actresses’ faces as a guide to sculpt the faces of the dolls. Though I feel that the only one that looks really close is the doll of Glinda. If you would like to see the dolls, click the links below:
All the pictures were taken on my dinky cell phone camera or else they would be a bit clearer. Sorry!
My Little Pony:
My Little Pony Mini Royal Wedding Set, they are similar to the figures you see in the “blind bags”.
These are the Shining Armor and Cadence figures that come in the Castle playset.
The ALL GREAT AND POWERFUL TRIXIE!! I was excited to see a Trixie among the new single pony figures.
A mini Apple Family, this one is a for sure buy for me! I love the little Granny Smith, complete with a walker.
How would you like to own your own mini Cloudsdale characters, complete with a Wonderbolt and Gilda?
Mini pony plushes – I almost came home with the Pinkie Pie today! I hope they come out with the rest of the gang as well.
And what fans have been waiting for, the white version of Princess Celestia. It looks tons better than the pink version.
To celebrate the re-release of Disney’s Cinderella in Diamond Edition they have come out with a few limited edition items, unfortunately they are a little pricey.
The first being the Limited Edition Cinderella doll and this one is pricier than some they have had in the past: $99.50. The doll is currently only up for pre-order and will be released in October. You can pre-order the doll here. To me, the best part of the doll is that she is even wearing glass slippers. Just don’t let her lose one!
The second is a limited edition figurine set. They had these when they released Lady and the Tramp on Blu-ray. I haven’t seen these figurines in person, but I did see the Lady and the Tramp and they were very nice quality. The set theme is “getting Cinderella ready for the ball” and has a figurine of Cinderella in her torn pink dress, the Fairy Godmother, Gus, Jaq, the pumpkin, a coach horse, Bruno as the footman, and Old Major as the coachman. These figurines are all handpainted and made of ceramic. They have kind of shiny gloss paint over them that I can see in the pictures. If you would like to see more about them, then click here. This set is still a bit pricey as well, costing near $80.
The third is a figure of Gus and Jaq in a teacup. It is also hand painted and made of ceramic. If I could purchase any of the limited collectibles, it would be this one because it’s my favorite. I also like to collect tea related items and this would be so fun to have sitting on top of my tea hutch to decorate it. If you would like to see the item, click here. The figurine costs $39.50.
The last is a pin set for you Disney pin collectors out there. They come in a box made to look like the Cinderella storybook in the intro of the movie. They are actually very pretty looking pins, made of a silvertone finish cloissone and enamel. The characters included are the Stepmother and Stepsisters, Jaq and Gus with the key, Fairy Godmother with Pumpkin, Cinderella and Price Charming, and the Pumpkin Coach. My favorite of these is the Pumpkin Coach because it actually has chain reins going from the driver’s hands to the horses’ bridles. If you would like to see them, check here. These are the most costly out of the bunch of limited edition items, costing $129.95.
So when I first saw a picture of the new line of the Disney Animator Dolls – I was very interested. No, it wasn’t really something I would rush out and buy for my collection….but I was certainly interested. What are the Disney Animator Dolls? They are dolls of each one of the princesses re-imagined as Toddler aged children. What makes them so special is that two Disney animators were asked to design them – Mark Henn and Glenn Keane. These dolls retail at $24.99 versus the usual $15.00 that I see most of the Disney toddler dolls run for in stores.
I was pretty excited by the concept art for each doll, to the point that I even debated on purchasing one to save for my future children. Each doll is even supposed to come with a companion animal from the movie as well:
Unfortunately, I wasn’t as thrilled with them as I thought that I would be when I saw the actual dolls. The first image is how the doll is presented to you on the website, the second one is what you will be getting in the actual box.
I feel that the Rapunzel doll is one of the cuter ones and I love the hair – but to me, her face doesn’t look very yearning at all. Her face looks timid or even a little worried. My sister felt she was looking at someone like they were crazy or something. I just don’t feel that it instills the same feeling that I get from watching the Tangled movie. I would prefer the doll to look just as bright and bubbly and ready to take on the world as Rapunzel looks in the movie. I feel that the Belle one is pretty cute but it’s still not one of my most favorites. Her face is pretty cute and she is at least smiling – though I am not thrilled with what looks like a Superman spit curl on her forehead.
The Ariel doll is my most favorite out of the set – I think she looks adorable. I would buy her for one of my little cousins. She has such a cute face and everything about her is adorable. The Aurora doll kind of freaked me out a bit, I mean her eyes are huge! She has this very mischievous look on her face as well. Then, look at the picture of what you actually get in the box. Look at her face, her eyebrows are furrowed a bit to the point that she looks a little mad. She looks like she wants to go kick someone in the shin!
The Cinderella doll is pretty cute, though it seems to have the same expression on her face that many of the other dolls have. I love the Jasmine doll though, she is pretty cute and I love that they put her in an outfit that fits her culture. Though, still looking at her one way – she doesn’t look like she is smiling either. Where’s the smile Jasmine? Or she could have at least sported her “Uh huh, sure” look that she gets in the movie – with one eyebrow up and one down. I could see her starting that expression at a young age.
I really don’t have much to say about the Mulan doll, but it really isn’t nearly as cute at the concept design. Now, the Pocahontas doll – I just couldn’t believe that one. Sure, Pocahontas is the most serious of the Disney princesses. I mean, few times do you see her really smile in the movie. I really don’t think they had to do that with the doll though, she looks like someone kicked her puppy! Out of curiosity, I went back and read some of the reviews on the Disneystore.com website to see if anyone even bought the doll. The people that did were of coarse, huge Pocahontas fans. One even went on to say that she looks sad because this could have been around the time her mother died. That is just plain sad and I would not want to give this doll to one of my little relatives looking as sad as she does.
I feel like Snow White is one of the cuter dolls as well, she looks happy. She has big chubby cheeks and her eyes are beautiful. Though, she seems to be sporting the same looking away, half smile that a lot of the other dolls do. I also don’t get what is up with the little pigtails they put on her. Tiana is one of my top favorite princesses, and I think the doll is pretty cute. I love her hair with the pigtails and the little girls. Though again, the same look away, half smile.
The companions that each doll comes with, I thought were going to be little plush toys – but they just seem to each be a flat piece of embroidered fabric. So I was a bit disappointed with that aspect as well.
All in all, that is my opinion of the new line of dolls. I love Disney, I’m a huge Disney collector – but I wanted to give my honest opinion. I am just disappointed from what was given through the concept art. I still have yet to see the dolls in person – so they may be much better looking in person. If I ever do get my hands on one, I will review an actual doll, though I doubt that will happen because I am not planning on purchasing any of them.
When I opened the door yesterday morning – there was a box outside my door. When I picked up the box, brought in it and opened it – three creepy little children popped out. They told me they were named Lock, Shock, and Barrel and that they were looking for a Sandy Claws to kidnap. I told them I had never heard of a Sandy Claws (who supposedly looked like a big red scary lobster man). Well, I broke it to them that they had the wrong house and there was no one here for them to kidnap.
I know, a silly way to start off my review but it’s fun! I am in love with these plushes, I bought them because they were on sale for $4.99 and I had an extra coupon code so I got them all for $2.99 each. Well, I couldn’t buy one without the other two – Lock, Shock, and Barrel are a packaged deal. I wanted to buy some new Halloween decorations for this year, so I figured these great plushes would count. When I got them in the mail, I wasn’t disappointed at all. The quality of each plush is superb.
They are all 12 inches tall and made of polyester fabrics. Each one plush has great detail, with embroidered faces, detailed clothes, and each one holds the masks they wear in the movie. The majority of the plushes are made of soft, sleek microfiber. My favorite details on the Lock plush is that they made his costume out of soft fleece and his boots are made of a velour textured fabric. The Shock plush wears the same witch hat she wears in the movie, her hair is made out of squiggly rick tack. She wears a soft microfiber dress and her boots have a soft velour feel as well. I’m a bit biased, the Barrel plush is my favorite – but then he is my favorite out of the three. My favorite details on him is the embroidered skeleton bones on his costume and the corduroy texture on his hair. His costume is also made of that soft microfiber fabric. To me, he is the cuddliest of all of them.
The masks they hold are sewn to their hands, but I have read a couple of reviews where the women seam ripped them off and sewed elastic bands onto each mask so they can wear them. So that is an idea – I might end up doing the same but then I don’t want to end up losing any of them.
Each plush is currently sitting in front of my game center on the couch. Yes, I told them it was okay to play video games. Ha ha. You can get your plushes from your local Disney store or from Disneystore.com. I think they would make a great addition to any Nightmare Before Christmas fan’s collection.
Watch the video below if you want to see some of the pictures I took of my plushes.