Is it me or do these girls look like they could be the next Pretty Cure series, Precure Gems or something. Somebody needs to make that happen! Get on that fan art, people! Yeah I watched a little Pretty Cure out of curiosity: a little Heart Catch, a little Doki Doki, and some other one. I was a Sailor Moon fangirl so it was kinda like been there, done that.
I noticed the blue one has the same dress as Fancy Frost n Glaze which is too bad because I already have Fancy, but her hair is interesting. I think the red one’s the cutest. The green one catches my eye the most even though she has Ivory’s hair. The purple may be my least favorite, but I don’t dislike her. Every time I look at this set they grow on me. This might be the first set where I like all 4 of the characters together, and I think it’s because they are the most similar in theme. They are a team, fighting a lazily designed monster in every episode while having weird rainbow colored hair styles and cutesy dresses.
Lalaloopsy Girls Bea Spells-a-Lot with her pencil hair clips on and in her box, sort of. I’m wearing the hair clip box handle on my ponytail right now, just because.
In memory of the original Toasty Sweet Fluff
I didn’t realize she was wearing a headband until I sketched her. I just thought she had marshmallows and sticks growing out of her head. If Scoops has ice cream hair, and Winter has snowball hair, then why not? I might do a cleaned up version of this with more marshmallowy looking dress fluff.
Together at last. Sorry Ivory, but Goldie’s stand is way better.
I’ve been waiting out Goldie for the $20 price point. It only took, what, a year?
Lalaloopsy Girls: Bea Spells-A-Lot
I saw Bea and Mittens at the store today. They are the only two I like so far, but Bea has the best clothes and she reminds me of Blossom from the Powerpuff Girls, so I got her.
She comes with hair clips and a comb along the the pet and PJs. I would have preferred a wearable backpack accessory or something over the hair clips, but it is what it is. The doll has color change hair which I haven’t tried yet. She does stand on her own in her shoes. She is wearing pink undies with the sewn date on them, just like the original Bea.
For some reason I thought I could yank off her hair bow, but I couldn’t. I don’t think her glasses are meant to come off either. It would be nice to be able to swap out these accessories like you would with any other fashion doll. For the record, her dress fits like a long shirt on a Monster High doll. Her PJs fit okay but it’s tight around the shoulders and doesn’t close perfectly in the back.
I don’t mind much that she’s not that articulated since they are supposed to be dolls and not people. Maybe it’s just me but when a Lalaloopsy Girl has her hand raised it looks likes she’s heiling the führer…or waving hi, you know, depending on how the arm is exactly. Another thing is the lipstick. I would have preferred a plain stitched up smile or the stitches and the lipstick together.
Overall, it’s a decent doll if you’re already into Lalas or like the aesthetic. I might get Mittens one day, but I’d probably get a Scoops or Toffee or a boy like Patch or Forest (not likely) if they ever do those characters. I think kids and collectors have been spoiled by more poseable and photogenic fashion dolls in recent years. Hopefully they don’t go the way of the Novi Stars too soon.
I had read about this doll a while ago, but I’m just now seeing this picture tonight. In a word, wow. Did they take some serious liberties with this version or what? Last time I checked Toasty did not look like this, and I ought to know since I have the mini. This could be another marshmallow girl all together. And I thought Bah Peep was a stretch when she came out looking like Curls n Locks.
I liked that original was in almost all white. I liked her fuzzy textured dress and little mittens. I don’t even know what to make of this one. Her hair is creative. I’m not fond of the brown and yellow though. That aside, I’m still probably gonna buy this doll.
Cloud E. Sky and the Star Stealer
When I first saw this set something seemed familiar about their relationship, mostly because of Storm E.
Remember these guys? No? I barely do myself. Storm E.’s got a lighter themed counterpart, purple hair, and lightning accessories like Stormy. Storm E. even sounds like “stormy”. It doesn’t hurt that Cloud E.’s side of the box has a rainbow on it too.
On 2nd thought, it’d probably be a closer match if they had put Storm E. Sky with April Sunsplash, who has always made me think of Rainbow Brite because of her rainbow colors and blonde side ponytail. Also, Tuffet Miss Muffet reminds me of the original Strawberry Shortcake… maybe I’m just stuck in the past.
Puffed: Pullip Midnight Velvet
I lied. I said I wouldn’t get another pullip but I did. This is it for realz this time. She is an older one called Midnight Velvet, the evil queen from Snow White. Surprisingly she doesn’t seem to be wearing velvet. Midnight Violet would have made more sense.
She comes wrapped from chest to toe in plastic because dark clothes are known to stain these dolls. The dress is a 3-piece outfit, a top and a skirt with a covering. The skirt is violet underneath with like 4 layers of black tulle and a separate purple piece on top tied with a ribbon. She’s also wearing lacy black panties. She doesn’t come with any accessories unless you count the head piece.
The weirdest part are her shoes. They look like Bratz shoes or something with those heels. They don’t belong with the style of outfit she’s wearing. Her stockings aren’t sewn together at the toe (update: turns out one was just ripped). The pattern is weird too, like the stripes were poorly done or they are thick zebra stripes? I dunno. You don’t see that beneath the dress, so I guess it didn’t matter. That aside, it’s impressive enough.
Kinda spooky…yet I’m a little intrigued…