|She comes in this nice plastic case...which won't stay closed.|
|There is a clear plastic insert inside, and everything is held to it by stretchy plastic ties.|
|They have slightly different faces from the big dolls. The cheeks are more prominent, for one thing.|
Her hair is a solid block.
|And she still has plastic ties in her head.|
|The hair band became very popular after 'Alice' wore one in Through the Looking Glass. It became known as an 'Alice band'.|
The mini Animator's Alice has articulation at the neck,shoulders,and hips and knees.
|Her legs are white plastic.|
Alice's shoes and dress are removable.
|The apron is part of the dress.|
...the Red Queen...
|Testy looking character,isn't she? It made for one hilarious outtake from the photo session:|
|I don't know why, but she's really ticked off about it.|
...the rose bush from the Queen's garden...
|Surprise! The flowers are colour changing! Clever and fitting feature.|
|It's a sponge. Warm water changes the roses from white to...a weird purple colour?|
|Stupidly I put it in her hand backwards at first.|
...and a hedgehog for using as the croquet ball...
|The flamenco is sparkly.|
|Yeah right. Like she could get that brush through that hair.|
...and the Cheshire Cat.
|He's very sparkly.|
I have said before that I'm not big on the Disney version of Alice. I'm really critical of movies made from the Alice books. None of them meet up to my expectations,so the Disney one isn't singled out. I do think they made Alice way too sweet.Alice was a somewhat disagreeable kid in the books.The original illustrations actually make her look quite grouchy.
|To be fair, in this picture she was being attacked by live cards.|
And now for a recent mystery. We got this Alice a few months ago-after Christmas I'm sure. She had been marked down to $10. When we were at the Disney Store a few weeks ago they were all gone,however they did have the 16" Alice Animator's doll. Since then,the 16" doll has disappeared from the stores and skyrocketed in value. It now sells for over $100! What is the deal with this doll?! She was a new doll,and then she vanished. When we went to the Disney Store yesterday we looked for the 16" doll. Ken even asked the girl at the counter if they had her. She said,"No. Not yet." Not yet?! What?! You HAD her! Maybe that means they are going to get them again soon. If they do,I'm nabbing one.
Check back tomorrow to see if the weather cooperates enough for me to show you my last birthday doll.