In any case, back to my happy place.
The only real doll I got for Christmas was this girl.
|Is Disney embarrassed to be ripping off Ever After High?|
I have to say, the box was easy to get into.(It took me a minute to figure out which side to open,but once I did,it was all go.) It's got one piece of tape on the side. After that was dealt with the box opened easily and the insert slid out. Getting her off the insert was another story though. She was attached with a plethora of elastics and T-ended plastic thingies.
The elastics were so tight they were a little hard to remove without cutting them. (Hey. They come in handy,ok?) The worst thing though,was that blob of glue at the top.
It was hard to pull off, but it had to be removed to get to the things holding her hair to the insert. Her head was held to the insert so tightly that there was no chance of cutting the her loose from the front without cutting her hair.
|I can't believe I'm out!|
I have seen plenty of Disney Descendants dolls, but I only found out there was an Alice related one a couple of months ago. As you may know,I collect Alice dolls and stuff. You can see some of my other Alice dolls HERE, HERE,HERE,HERE,HERE,HERE,and HERE. (Hmm. I have posted more Alice dolls than I thought.)
She's actually supposed to be Alice's daughter.
She is recognizably related though. She's got the striped tights...
|Alice did not wear the striped stockings in the original John Tenniel illustrations for "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". She did wear them in his illustrations for the sequel,"Through the Looking Glass,and What Alice Found There".|
|I thought they were cottony,but they're nylon.|
She has an Alice blue dress, although it is modernized.
Her belt is plastic and it is removeable.
She has her black 'Alice band' in her hair,except it's not a whole head band, just a bow on the top of her head.
It's actually a comb,but for some odd reason they don't have it in her hair. It's tied down to her head with elastic that goes all the way under her chin.
|Good view of her bow earrings.|
And of course the blonde hair,although she has blue streaks in hers.
She also has a watch,since the White Rabbit's watch figures prominently in the book.
|It's a wrist watch, but it has a 'chain' on the band to make it sort of pocket watch related.|
The purse has a paper rabbit inside.
I thought it might be a sticker for kids to really use, but it seems to be just a paper bunny. That's a waste. For one thing, what do you do with it? And we already got the same bunny, only a different colour and slightly larger, on the box insert just above the watch. You can see it in the picture above of the watch in the box. For another thing, there are so many other things from the Alice books that would have made good accessories,which she could have carried in her purse. I know she's supposed to be Alice's daughter, and not Alice, and I don't know what's going on in the Disney Descendants series,but off the top of my head,they could have used: gloves,a fan (Both are things the White Rabbit carried.), a tea cake that says 'eat me',(Staying away from the bottle,which might be seen as encouraging kids to drink alcohol or strange,unidentified things in bottles.), a tiny deck of cards,(That would be great!),or a mirror,(Referencing "Through the Looking Glass".). Things that they also could have used as accessory besides a purse: a cat,(Dinah or The Cheshire Cat), a rabbit, a pig,a flamingo,a hedge hog,a tea set,a tiny chess set,etc.
She is jointed at the neck,shoulders, elbows,wrists,hips,and knees.
Her arms are pretty flexible. She can actually touch her head,as you saw above. However,she can't use that head tilting and arm posing to at all appear to look at her watch.
|I know there's a watch out there somewhere.|
She's not my favourite of my Alice dolls. For one thing, she has too much of a bland Barbie smile.(I have mentioned before that I prefer my Alice's to look a bit grouchy,like the original illustrations. Even bored is a better look than being so cheery.) She is a nice addition to my Alice collection though.
After so much time between posts, I do actually have another post you'll be seeing in a day or two. See you next time.