Frozen Mini Doll Review!12:55 PM
Everyone seems to be on the Frozen craze this week as the movie was just released on DVD. So, let's join the Frozen craze train and do a Frozen review!
Today, I'm reviewing the Frozen mini doll set.
This is sold out on the Disney website (so happy I got it when I did!) and it was sold for $24.95.
One thing I'd like to say is that Disney isn't making an effort to restock any of their Frozen items- which is odd, because if they're restocked they'll just sell out again.
The only Frozen items that are currently in the online Disney store are clothing. The only doll/toy is the Disney Infinity Anna. Personally, I find it weird that Disney is selling Frozen bathing suits.
Bathing suits for a movie based in snow.
ANYWAYS. This set comes with four mini dolls- Hans, Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff. Here are some box pictures:
Wow, I took a lot of box pictures.
Fist things first: remove the clear plastic shield. This was fairly easy, and the easiest part in the de-boxing process.
You had to cut some stuff and pull the dolls out. It was harder to pull out the guys, but the girls had more strings tying them back.
Here's everyone out of the box.
Let's start with Anna.
The doll herself is really cute. I couldn't get a close-up on her face, because my camera will not focus on things so tiny. (It was difficult to get these pictures). But she has green eyes, freckles, rosy red cheeks, cheeky smile. Typical Anna stuff.
She has a very elaborate bun in place, which I do not plan on taking out anytime soon. Although I can't help but wonder how much hair is up their....hmm. She has bright red hair with the pale blonde streaks. This mini doll looks like more of her hair has the streaks then "big" Anna.
She's wearing a simpler dress then the one she wore at the beginning of Frozen. I think that is the dress Disney was trying to copy on this doll, but I'm not 100% sure.
You can easily remove the dress, it has velcro down the back.
Once the dress is removed, you find that Anna is tightly wrapped in tissue paper to prevent staining.
You also get a better look at her crooked feet and simple black flats.
Kept on with elastics, of course.
On the back of Anna's neck, it does say "Copyright Disney"
Here's Anna without the tissue paper. As you can see, she is wearing a strip of fabric that represents a choker collar necklace. I wonder how they got that on...there is not velcro or anything on it, so if you cut if off, you won't be able to get it on again.
And, the back of Anna.
Quality wise, this dress fails. It gets and F- for sloppy seams, loose thread, and not looking to durable (especially the straps)
The shoes left some black marks, and the elastics left marks too.
Like Anna, she is also wearing a very elaborate bun.
From the side, you can see that one of those plastic tab thingys is in her head. I'm scared to cut it.
Elsa also has tissue paper covering her.
Elsa seems to have the same face shape as Anna (they have the same body) and she seems to have Anna's smile too.
Same shoes too.
Same ugly markings.
Elsa's dress definitely mimics the one she wore in the beginning.
Right here, you can see how pale Elsa is compared to Anna.
Gosh, the way this character looks does remind me of Mr. Darcy ever so much....
I really love his sideburns.
Hans's outfit is all one piece. I had a really tough time taking this off, and an even tougher time putting it back on.
But, the details are really cute on this outfit.
His boots are nice.
His head looks wayyyy too big for his body.
We saved the best for last...Kristoff!
His similarities to big Kristoff is amazing.
He is just so darling! His freckles are kind of sloppy though,
His hat's painted on.
Thankfully, Kristoff's outfit is two separate pieces.
His pants are un-hemmed, but even so, I still have to say that this is the best quality out of all the outfits. (Elsa is a close second)
I do want to share how much the boots look like big Kristoff's.
Being my two favorite out of the group, Elsa and Krisoff with show you the points of articulation. They are "newd" for the outfits limit their posing being as thick as they are. (This is especially true for the boys)
They're heads can go 360 degrees around.
And they have bendy knees like Barbies.
They can do some other stuff, too.
Here they are (dressed) with a similar size line-up.
There's mini Elizabeth (AG), the Frozen guys, then the Frozen figures.
As you can see, these are fabulous dolls for the 18 inch size.
Abgaile sure seems to like them!
In the end, the question is this: For 25 dollars, would you rather one mini AG, or four Frozen dolls?
There are, of course, the pro's and cons.
Pro's for buying the Frozen:
-you get four instead of one
-awesome to have if you loved Frozen, but didn't want to buy all four classic dolls. you get all of them for the price of one classic doll.
-decently movie accurate
Cons for the Frozen dolls:
-not the most high quality outfits
-bodies are too small for heads (in Hans and Kristoff's case that is...but the outfits make it look better)
-not a lot of clothes swapping options. (would the girls fit in La-Dee-Da? worth a try.)
-not that much hair play potential.
Pros for buying mini AG:
-really high quality
-historically accurate (or modern-ly(?) accurate if it's a GOTY)
-cool book that comes with it
Cons for buying mini AG:
-if you're not into the 18" dolls, the book is pretty much pointless.
So in the end, it really does come down to the price and how much you are getting for your money. I personally, would prefer getting this set instead of one mini AG. They are perfect companions for the girls if you can find them. With Frozen being the huge hit that it is, this is some seriously great memorabilia of the movie. These dolls are cute, and I'm glad to see Anna and Elsa in some different clothes for once.
Overall, the clothing is really bad quality. I've seen worse, and I suppose that because these dolls are so small it's difficult to make clothes for that size. (I struggle to make clothes for H4H! Try these!) They have nicely painted faces, and I prefer their eyes much more then I do the mini AG ones. They also show more expression then the mini AG's.
So yes, I do prefer these dolls to the mini AG's. And, I hope to see Disney make mini Cinderella's, and Mulan's.
Here are a few questions for you to think about before I sign off:
Who do you prefer: These Mini Frozen dolls or the Mini American Girl's?
Who do you prefer: Anna or Elsa?
Do you have the Frozen movie on DVD yet?