Like Anna, he is from the Disney Store.The Disney Store logo is on the corner of the box.
|He has a nose scuff inside the box. At this point I'm hoping it will come off when I can get to him.|
The problem with these Disney Store boxes is that they have to be taken all apart to get the doll out.After Anna I got wise. I slit all the tape circles and opened the back of the box where all the tape covered twisty wires were.
Once all the was taken care of, Kristoff was held in by clear rubber bands on his wrists.
It took some tugging, and at this point I'm thinking kids would have some trouble with this, especially small ones. Again I think, is all this really necessary?!
|Finally free of all his constraints!|
He has jointed elbows. Yay!
The knees have an internal joint like Barbie knees, whereas the elbows are jointed without rubber 'skin'.
He's got the same head mold as the department store Kristoff, but I think he's much better painted.
|Aaaand the nose scuff doesn't seem wipe-off-able... You'll notice his freckles are very light, but they are there.|
Also, he's wearing his movie costume, which I prefer to the department store doll's outfit.
|He doesn't seem quite as beefy as his movie counterpart.|
|The back of his coat closes with Velcro. You'll notice this is from later in his photo shoot, after he fell in the snow.|
|His gloves have string ties. Luckily the strings are sewn into the sides of the gloves so they can't get lost.|
|Seems to me the waterproof part should be on the palm of the glove. Just a point...|
His hair is sort of metallic looking. Very bronzey. I suppose it was easier to make him look movie accurate with molded hair than rooted. Rooted would have been nice though.It probably would have made him more expensive too.
I was inspired to buy Kristoff not only because he appealed to me as is, but because I saw some pictures of a Kristoff dressed as a regular modern guy on Foxy Belle's Photostream on Flicker She does the most amazing,detailed, and beautifully photographed diorama's. She uses modern dolls, as well as vintage Tammy, Barbie,Tressy, and other dolls. She also does tutorials for making a lot of the things she uses in her dioramas.You can also check her out on Ipernity. I highly recommend her!
Here are some more pictures from Kristoff's photo shoot.
|As cold as it has been, some greenery is peeking through the snow. It's a vine that unfortunately keeps trying to take over.I have to keep some of it pulled out to keep it manageable, although I let a lot of it stay.|
|And of course this stuff stays green all year. I think they're Yew trees.|
|One of artist Mary Cicely Barker's beautiful fairy pictures. This is the Yew fairy, one of the Flower Fairies of the Winter. The birds love those little red berries. In the fall they gulp them down like crazy, bulking up for the winter. Our Yew trees were just short shrubs when we moved here almost 20 years ago. Now they reach up to the window on the landing, making it easy to watch the birds. (You can see that window and the Yew trees Here and Here in a couple of Skipper Saturday posts.) We can also watch them out the kitchen window while doing the dishes.|