Do you want to build a snowman? If it’s with this adorable Anna toddler doll sold at The Disney Store, then yes! Disney films are things that I don’t think anyone truly grows out of. Frozen is a perfect example. The animation is fantastic, the songs are superb and the story, while simple, is entertaining for those of all ages. If you haven’t seen Frozen yet, then you should really give it a go!
Now, onto the dolly review! Like many, I fell in love with the toddler dolls for Disney’s Frozen before even seeing the movie.
Interestingly enough, while Kristoff is packaged in a Disney Animators Collection box, Anna and Elsa are not. They’re in a box that is more reminiscent of the standard toddler dolls. Packaging aside, they look like they belong with the Disney Animators Dolls. I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw these two reboxed in the coming months in Disney Animators Collection boxes.
I’m crazy about this 16″ toddler Anna doll! She’s adorable. Let’s start at the top. Anna has rooted ginger pig tails and wispy bangs. I have a feeling the head is loosely rooted, but if you keep the hair in her original style, it looks great. Very cute and innocent. I love pig tails, in general, and these look great on Anna’s large head.
Similar to the Disney Animators Collection, Anna has large, side glancing green eyes. There is a small bit of eye shadow above her eye. Not too much for a toddler doll, though.
Anna’s round cheeks are lightly freckled. I give Disney a ton of credit for making her freckles asymmetrical. (Because, I’ve never known anyone to have symmetrical freckles. I sure don’t!) Just below the freckles, is an adorable button nose and pink lips in a closed smile.
Anna has the same body as the Disney Animators dolls. Anna’s head tilts up, down, left and right and is super easy to pose. Her arms have more movement than the Disney toddler dolls you see in the large retail stores, like Toys R Us. Anna’s arms move up, down, left and right. Her legs, however, only move up and down (not to the side at all). She has painted on undies.
Anna stands really well. I love how easy it is to get these guys in poses. She sits well, too.
The only disappointing thing I really found with this doll was the outfit. In terms of design, it’s a green smock dress with light green stockings and black shoes.
The thing that disappoints me, though, is the craftsmanship. There are strings hanging from the outfit, like it was cut poorly. However, the outfit is removable.
Without a doubt, Anna is an adorable toddler doll. She fits in perfectly with my other Disney Animators doll. I’m very happy this new addition to the toddler line!
Check out the video review below!
What do you think of Anna? Share your thoughts below.
In Skipper’s 50 years, she’s had a lot of high moments. One of those moments came in 1992 when she and her best friend Courtney were part of one of the best-selling Barbie lines of all time– Totally Hair. Topping top toy lists in 1992, Totally Hair Barbie was, for most, the stand out Barbie of the line. Over her run from 1992-1995, Barbie sold over 10 million units and became Mattel’s highest grossing Barbie to date!
Totally Hair Skipper and Courtney were both Toys R Us exclusives. Boxed with a small tube of Dep, this popular doll line featured Barbie (blonde and brunette), Ken, Skipper and Courtney with ultra long hair and neon colored outfits . Those in the UK, where the line was renamed ‘Ultra Hair’, were treated to an exclusive Whitney.
I’m sure I received Totally Hair Skipper for either my birthday or Christmas in the winter of 1992. I was 9, the perfect age for Skipper, especially a Skipper with super long crimped hair and a neon outfit! For me, Totally Hair Skipper is one of the cutest Skippers released in the 90′s. She reminds me of my youth because, let’s be honest, most anyone who ‘grew up’ in the 90′s had a closet of neon colored outfits, a plastic clip that cinched baggy shirts at the waist and most likely crimped their hair a few times over the decade!
Skipper has her token blonde hair, long and crimped. Her bangs are curly and a bit wild. Her half pony tail is held with a big, bright hair band. Her outfit is a shirt dress with short leggings that feature a pink, blue and purple swirling pattern.
Her eyes are blue and her lips are a bright pink. Skipper has light blushing on her cheeks and a hint of eye shadow. Other than that, her face is relativity clean of make up (assuming mine hasn’t faded a lot, which I don’t think it has).
Courtney is a more recent addition to my collection. I purchased her a few years ago off of eBay. This Courtney has a bit of a strange look to her. Her skin looks tanner than normal and her eyes are an amber sort of brown. I examined my Courtney’s and noticed her eye color bounced around a lot between blue, brown and green back in the 90′s. This isn’t my favorite eye color for her, but it’s different!
Her outfit is a mixture of neon blue, green, pink and purple. Courtney wears a longer dress than Skipper with no leggings. Like Skipper, her dark brown hair is long and crimped. Her bangs are curly and her half pony tail is held in with a big, neon green hair band.
These dolls might not have broken records like Totally Hair Barbie, but they are two dolls that really stand out in Skipper’s 50 year run. Not only do collectors remember them, but non collectors do to, which says a lot about how perfectly this Skipper and Courtney were designed.
As always, here’s the video post!
Did you have Totally Hair Skipper or Courtney? Why do you think this line was so popular? Any favorite memories of this line? Share your thoughts below!
I am very bad a wig making. I tried my hand at it last year and failed miserably. (Much fun fur was lost in this quest!) Needless to say, I’ve retired from wig making! (And the fun fur rejoiced!) My mom, however, found a really great tutorial for making a yarn wig on Flickr the other day. With nothing better to do, she decided to try it out and the results were fantastic! This TARDIS blue wig is being modeled on a MSD Bobobie Pixie.
The tutorial was put together by Flickr user ghilie01. It’s a photo album tutorial (ie: click the image and the instructions are on the right for that step). If you are handy with a crochet hook and latch hook, this should be a pretty easy tutorial to follow! For the wig pictured above, we followed all the steps, but one. As we don’t have a sewing machine, we didn’t ‘stitch’ a part into this wig. For a first attempt, I think this turned out pretty awesome! Awesome enough for me to want to share this with you, readers!
So next time you’re bored, why not try making your ball jointed doll a new wig? And then stop by and share the experience down below in the comment area!
Hujoo is on a roll. New to the Hujoo 12 cm family is Nano Rabi, an anthro bunny! I’ve been asking for some variety in their anthro line and this definitely fits the bill!
Nano Rabi is a 12 cm rabbit. While I’m not sure what wigs will fit this little rabbit, she wears 12 mm eyes. Nano Rabi currently comes in three colors- white, light grey and pink.
As usual, Nano Rabi is made of strung ABS plastic. She’s sold without a face up, eyes or wig.
For some of us, hearing ‘no face up’ is a bit scary sounding, but here’s the thing– Hujoo’s are pretty easy to customize. If I can do it, you can do it!
Nano Rabi’s body is the same body used for the Nano Freya, right down to the clawed hands and feet.
She’s strung tightly and holds poses well. Nano Rabi has joints at the shoulders, elbows, wrists, thighs, knees, ankles and chest. Of course, the head tilts up, down, left and right, allowing for lots of movement!
The thing that I think is most important to talk about regarding Nano Rabi is the unique face mold created for this ball jointed doll. Nano Rabi has an egg shaped sort of head with short pointy bunny ears. The head cap, that has in the past been complicated to take off/put on, works fine. Instead of having two pegs inside the head, there is just one. It’s pretty easy to twist Nano Rabi’s head cap off.
The eye holes are round, not almond shaped like most bjd’s I’ve seen. That worried me a bit, as I wasn’t sure if that meant we would need different eyes for this anthro.
Thankfully, though, my worries were in vain. Nano Rabi takes regular 12mm eyes. They look, to me, very different inside a Nano Rabi head than a traditional almond shaped eye- much more animal like. I really like the effect!
One very important thing to note is that unlike the large Hujoo’s, you will need putty to hold your eyes in. Nano Rabi doesn’t come with eye attachments. It is a little tough putting the eyes into these guys, because their head is so tiny, but hang in there and you’ll get it!
While I would have preferred more floppy ears, I understand that may have been a little difficult to do. I’m very happy with how these guys photograph and am loving that they are pretty much to scale for MiWorld and AG Mini rooms.
Overall, I think Nano Rabi is super cute. The 12 cm size is perfect for a pocket or purse doll, easy to customize, and most importantly, affordable! Nano Rabi is available at The Junky Spot or wherever else Hujoo‘s are sold.
I posted a video review of these cuties on YouTube. Watch it below!
I also recorded footage of the face up process, in hopes of turning it into a video! Stay tuned for that!
What do you think of Nano Rabi? Share your thoughts below!
Two weeks ago, I ordered a Makie. And today? She arrived! Now, don’t get too excited yet. This isn’t a full review. This is a box opening post! Almost immediately after getting home from work, I sat down in front of the camera to record a box opening video. Watch it below!
This is Siena, my Makie. As I’ve only had her for a few short hours, I haven’t had time to take many photos. Rest assured, it’s on my to do list!!! For now, enjoy this little sneak peek of Siena!
First impressions? I like her a lot! I think she looks great and very similar to my original computer image. Because Makie is a new doll line, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. I’m very pleased with the face up and with the body coloring.
Expect more on Siena in coming weeks! For now, though, feel free to share your thoughts and ask questions about this Makie or Makies in general!
At the last Kane County Doll and Toy Show we attended, my mom picked up two sweet Little Miss No Name‘s. Both needed a little bit of work done in the hair department. Recently, I finished the first of the two. Since this Little Miss No Name came with her original tear, my mom wanted her hair color to be pretty similar to the factory color, meaning no chocolate hues or orange tints.
We searched Dolly Hair for a good color and decided upon White Chocolate. White Chocolate is a very white blonde. It’s a little lighter and fresher than what most factory Little Miss No Name’s wear today. I used the same white blonde on my Young Delancy re-root a while back.
Little Miss No Name took roughly 5 hanks of hair, cut long for Barbie. We only gave her hair a slight trim. My mom, dolly stylist, decided on a simple hair style for this girl.
I really love how this Little Miss No Name turned out! She looks so sweet with the long white blonde hair. I know there are purists out there who probably think cleaning these up and giving them new life is a travesty, but I don’t agree with that at all! These Little Miss No Name’s get a bad rap because of the poor shape many are in. But with a bit of TLC, they can be so beautiful!
Have you done a dolly re-root recently? What do you think of this re-root? Share your thoughts below!
After weeks of ‘being good’ and passing on this Ever After High two pack, featuring star crossed lovers Hunter and Ashlynn, I finally broke down and picked them up. Honesty, I love this two pack! Why? Because it has within its packaging the first male Ever After High doll produced, Hunter Huntsman!
Born to Snow White’s Huntsman, Hunter’s story is intertwined with Apple White’s. (If her story follows Snow White’s, then he would save Apple White by not cutting out her heart, only to face the wrath of the evil queen. Lovely, right?) However, Hunter has a secret that puts him clearly on the side of the rebel’s– he’s in love with Ashlynn Ella, Royal and daughter of Cinderella. As luck would have it, the Ever After High web series is showcasing this Romeo and Juliet romance, so there is no better time to review the fantastic Hunter and Ashlynn two pack!
This post is very picture heavy, so it may take a minute for slower internet speeds to load!
Let’s start with Hunter. Spoiler alert– I adore him. Slightly taller than the Ever After girls, he is a much needed addition to the Ever After line! Starting from the top, he has a head of dark brown hair. Similar to Monster High’s Venus, half of his head is flocked.
He has some rooted hair that falls to one side of his head. The rooted hair is very sprayed down. It looks fine, but I’m very tempted to give him a wash to get some of the gel out and loosen his ‘do up a bit. (Thankfully, he looks nothing like Jem’s Techrat!)
Hunter’s face mold is similar to the girls in terms of the ‘flat’ aesthetic. However, it has a more angular look to it, as opposed to the round faces we’ve seen on the female students. I really like it, myself. Mattel managed to make this doll look masculine, which I appreciate.
Hunter has a simple, but well thought out face. His eyes are a chocolate brown. His lips are neutral.
Hunter is jointed in all the usual places. His head moves smoothly (left, right, tilt). He has jointed shoulders, elbows and wrists. His wrists are a bit of a let down. While they turn, they don’t tilt up or down as much as the girl’s. (Edit: Apparently, my doll has super tight wrists and they should tilt fine, once worked in!) Hunter has thigh, knee and ankle joints, as well. Slightly disappointing, is that Hunter has no joint in his torso area. I would have loved if he had a joint in his torso to add a bit more tilt.
Hunter’s body is surprisingly fit, for a doll! There’s some nicely defined arm muscles and a hint of abs under his shirt. One thing that I really love about Hunter is that he stands really well. I didn’t have to use a stand at all while taking photos of him. Not only that, but he even stands well while posing with another doll.
Speaking of his shirt, the costume designers deserve an A+ for his fashion. Don’t be fooled– this isn’t a four piece fashion, it’s three! The forest green three quarter sleeve shirt is a one piece with the brown vest. Under that, is a green sleeveless shirt. And of course, he has straight leg jeans. The look is pretty awesome and all the pieces work really well together.
I love the color scheme on Hunter and the small details, like the treated leather look on his hood. On that topic, he has a real hood!
Not a ‘too small to put over the dolls head’ hood, but a real hood that you can actually put over his head! Good one, Mattel!
To complete his look, Hunter is decked out in some awesome boots. Brown with black accents (ie: dirt), these look lived in. I love them! He also wears a pretty neat brown cuff bracelet.
Hunter comes with his bookmark, a stand and a super awesome messenger bag. It opens and has enough space to actually hold something, which isn’t always the case!
Onto Ashlynn, there are many nods to Cinderella in Ashlynn’s design. I give Mattel credit for doing a great job on her hairstyling. There’s clearly a lot of work put into getting Ashlynn’s waist length golden blonde hair to do what it does.
Little details include a braid that starts on one side of her head and travels across, like a headband. Because of her styling, there are a few lightly rooted spots towards the front of her head, but the fact that the big bufont style in this hair design looks nice trumps that minor issue.
Ashlynn has a pretty face. Following suit with her friends, her face mold is flat and her dark green eyes are large. She has light pink lips and light blushing.
I like this look in general, so I can’t complain about the face design. Ashlynn’s not my favorite Ever After High girl, but she’s not my least favorite, either. (That would probably go to Blondie…)
Like the other Ever After High girls we’ve seen, she has joints at the shoulders, elbows, wrists, thighs and knees. Her head moves fluidly.
The one downfall of Ashlynn is her outfit. It’s a blue and pink dress with a pencil skirt. Now, here’s the thing, it looks pretty enough, but it isn’t very functional if you like to pose your dolls for photo’s. The skirt limits the dolls thigh movement a lot.
The poor girl can’t even sit down. The most she can do is move her legs apart a twinge. I would have loved if Ashlynn had been put in a looser skirt, to give her a little more movement.
Similar to glass slippers, Ashlynn wears translucent blue shoes that move up her legs like vines. They’re a very pretty blue and they stay on quite well! I like how Mattel played off the glass slipper theme, but didn’t take it literally.
Ashlynn comes with a clock themed purse, comb, bookmark and stand. She wears the usual two finger ring, shaped like a bird, a bracelet, a necklace and shoe themed earrings.
Of the two dolls in this set, Hunter is the one I’m most excited to have in my collection. He’s a pretty awesome doll, that’s for sure. I can’t wait to do a larger photo shoot and get him paired up with the rest of the gang. I’m looking forward to more male doll releases, especially Sparrow Hood!
Now that I’ve talked about the two dolls, here are a few photo’s of the two together that I just had to share! I had far too much fun taking these!
I did a video review on each of these dolls. The links are below!
What do you think of this awesome Ever After High two pack? Share your thoughts below!
My mom and I went to our usual haunts looking for the new Monster High Frankie/Jackson 2 Pack and Slowmo. We didn’t find either of those sets, but while shopping, I whipped out my phone to grab a few pictures of what’s currently in the toy aisles.
Looks like Chelsea, Barbie’s little sister, is now friends with a Tommy clone named Darrin. I’m all for keeping the line fresh, but I would have preferred if Mattel had introduced a boy character that wasn’t a duplicate of Tommy. The least they could have done was make him a burnette or red head or something like that!
I’ve been looking all over for Safari Skipper’s. Finally, I found one! Now, I imagine this is just one of two Skipper releases in this Safari line, as the back of the box showcases a doll that isn’t in her pajamas. This one is super cute, though! Needless to say, I picked this girl up for myself. (Check back later for the review!)
Bedtime Barbie’s aren’t new, but this one has a unique body. Instead of having plush limbs, Barbie has a soft torso. It’s actually pretty neat.
Isn’t Style Barbie cute? There’s a blonde, but of the two, I thought this brunette was far prettier! Her outfit is pretty great and her shoes? Love them!
Look who’s got molded hair! Yep, Ken and Ryan! A lot of the rooted Ken’s have had some pretty sketchy hair, so this change is A-OK with me. I must say, I really like Ryan! Now, we need to get him in the Life in the Dreamhouse line!!!
I don’t know about you, but I love the Tinkerbell movies. Here are four of the new affordable Disney Fairy dolls, Tink, Rosetta and new character Zarina, decked out in fashions from ‘The Pirate Fairy’. Disney recently released photos of their special limited release dolls of Tink and Zarina, costing over $60.00. For me, those a bit pricey and these wide release, less expensive dolls, priced around $20.00, are more than enough!
These are Woodzeez. They look to be close to 5″ or so and are sold at Target. The reason I took a picture these guys was mostly because of the accessory below.
I love these playsets!!!! They look to be a great size for Nano Freya’s or even Pinky St’s. I hope this line does well because these little rooms look adorable.
I love this 5″ rooted Princess Amber doll! Her and the corresponding Sofia are adorable. This is bigger than the plastic (Pinky St like) mini figures and smaller than the tall 10″ talking dolls. It’s the perfect size for backpacks or purses. Plus, I love the rooted hair!
These mini Hello Kitty’s seem like the perfect friends for the mini Lalaloopsy and new mini Mooshka’s.
Different from the other mini dolls on the market, these look to be wooden. They are a little bigger than Lala’s and the new Hello Kitty’s, but are so adorable! I love how ‘classic’ they look!
From teeny tiny to humungous! Mooshka seems to be expanding their line pretty quickly! That makes me happy, as I love the simple aesthetic of this doll line. These new super large, plush Mooshka’s look so huggable!
Ahhhh! How adorable are these new Lalaloopsy babies?! I especially like the one in the middle!
For the most part, I like where Mattel decided to go here. However, what’s with this dolls face?! In person, it looks a bit too small for her body. Which is strange, as usually, I’m complaining about the oversized heads on the current Barbie line.
That’s it for this Walking the Toy Aisle! What do you think of these dolls? Have you seen any new releases out and about? Share your thoughts below!!!!
January has been a very ‘groovy’ month with three new Pullips arriving at my doorstep! Tomeo Mami, I reviewed earlier. Up for review today is Victorique de Blois from the popular anime ‘Gosick’.
I haven’t seen ‘Gosick’, so I don’t have any experience with the character. This isn’t the first doll we’ve seen of Victorique, though. Volks created a super dollfie of her back in 2011 for one of their doll parties and sold her for over $1,000! (Needless to say, I will probably never be able to afford a Volks!)
But let’s talk about Pullips 12″ Victorique de Blois. Like all Pullips, Victorique is wigged. Her dirty blonde hair is super long. In the box, it’s held in two pig tail strands, but don’t let that fool you, her hair is meant to be down. There is a slight curl at the ends.
Victorique has smooth, silky hair. It has a different texture than what I saw on Tomeo Mami. Her bangs start high on her forehead. I like the fact that they kept the ends of her side bangs longer than the rest.
Victorique is on your typical Pullip body. As I’ve mentioned before, I am not a huge fan of the factory body on Pullips. I think they should have better joints on them if we’re going to pay the prices we pay.
In terms of posing, Victorique follows suit with other Pullip dolls. She has joints on her shoulders, elbows, wrists, thighs, knees and ankles. She also has a joint under her bust that allows her a little more room for posing. Her neck joint allows her head to turn left and right, but not tilt. Since many people have had success with re-bodying their Pullips on more poseable obitsu bodies, there is an easy fix, it seems, for this issue!
I really like this girl’s face. The dark green eyes Victorique has are quite piercing alongside her mauve colored cheeks and lips. Her skin is a very light peach. I like the combination of the green and mauve. Because Victorique’s hair isn’t very vibrant in color, her face really stands out. She has an intriguing, inquisitive look to her, especially when she side glances! Victorique has ‘real’ eyelashes attached to the base of her lids and painted eyelashes lining the eye.
Of course, like most Pullips, Victorique has the ability to blink and/or wink.
There are three different knobs in the back of a Pullips heads. The center knob moves the Pullips eyes left to right. The knobs on either side allow the eye lids to open and shut. The eye mechanism on Victorique works fine and isn’t sticky at all!
Victorique wears a black Victorian style dress that goes down to the floor. It is accented with light grey elements, like the thin grey apron on the skirt, and more delicate lace like elements, like the lacy edges of the three quarter sleeves. Victorique has a lace like under skirt to add a bit of life to her dress.
Victorique wears black boots over white tights. You can’t actually see these, because her skirt is so long. I really like the boots, though. They may be simple, but the style is pretty great.
Victorique doesn’t come with a second outfit, like many Pullips do, but she does come with a black bonnet. You fasten this like you would any old bonnet, by tying it under her neck.
My final thought? I’m the first one to admit that dolls with hair to the floor aren’t exactly my cup of tea. It’s manageable and pretty when you first take them out of the box, but after awhile, it gets tangled or loses its styling or just gets staticky. I think Victorique looks great with the long hair, but my personal preference would be to have made it shorter. Granted, as she is based on an animated character, Groove didn’t have much choice in that matter.
I like the fashion on her, too, but think she might have to take a break from it every now and then. Her pale skin and the dark fabric makes her a bit hard to photograph. I wouldn’t mind introducing some color into this dolls attire!
Victorique is a doll with character. Yes, I may not be a fan of the length of her hair and she may be dressed in something that covers a lot of skin, but her face is pretty striking!
I love the color pallet Pullip chose for her features. Overall, they did a really great job taking this anime character and turning her into a Pullip!
Victorique is available wherever Pullips are sold, including The Junky Spot! The Junky Spot is my favorite BJD shop and has some pretty awesome prices on Pullips. Definitely check it out, especially if you’re in the States!
Here’s a video review for Victorique.
What do you think of Victorique? Do you think she measures up to her animated counterpart? Share your thoughts below!
I think I really need to call 2014 the year of the Pullips! First, there was the purchase of my own Taeyang Gackt and then there was a mystery box featuring two Pullips sent for review from my favorite online BJD store, The Junky Spot! Needless to say, that’s a lot of Pullip‘s to grace my doorstep within one month!
This Pullip, the first of at least two Pullip reviews, should be quite familiar to ‘Puella Magi Madoka Magica’ fans. She’s none other than Tomeo Mami. Mami was introduced early on in the anime series ‘Puella Magi Madoka Magica’.
A 12 episode series, ‘Puella Magi Madoka Magica’ is a dark magical girl tale that follows a select number of girls as they are offered the chance to become more than ordinary. I had tried to watch this a few months back and got through half of it, but it just wasn’t my thing. Many people, though, really enjoyed this anime. It’s no surprise that Groove collaborated with the production to create Pullip’s of not just one, but three characters.
Tomeo Mami is an adorable Pullip. Groove did a great job taking the anime characters look and recreating that in doll form. We’ll start off with the basics. Just like most Pullip’s, Mami is around 12 inches tall and is wigged. Officially, the wig is non-removeable, however I’ve seen many reports that the wigs have very little glue holding them on the dolls head. This makes me believe it would be pretty simple to switch up Pullip wigs if you wanted to! That being said, unless you start trying to remove the wig, it hugs her head well and you don’t have to worry about it falling off.
Mami has pale yellow hair styled in two long sausage curl pigtails, with bangs/fringe. I find her hair to be rather soft and it seems to be keeping the sausage curl really well! I’m very happy she has hair that is manageable. I’ve found many Pullips to have hair that is a bit too long for my taste, but this is just right.
Pullip’s factory bodies are the main reason I don’t have many of them in my collection. I’m not 100% happy with the limited jointing on Pullips. As it stands, the factory bodies allow for some movement, but far less than your typical bjd or obitsu body. Mami body is put together similar to a Monster High Create a Monster, so don’t worry if you find that you accidentally pulled off a hand while changing her outfit!
She has joints at her shoulder, elbow, wrist, thigh, knee and ankle. She also has a joint right under her bust, which doesn’t do much other than help her tilt slightly forward or backward. Her head turns left and right, but does not tilt up or down because it’s not on a ball joint. Pullips don’t stand well on their own b/c of the body proportions, but come with a stand for display purposes.
One of the high points for me when it comes to Pullips are their faces. Pullips faces are oversized, so while they’re on a 1/6 scale body, their heads come off larger, more similar to an MSD bjd than a 1/6 scale BJD. I love that. With their oversized heads come large, anime like eyes. Another thing I love! In Mami’s case, her heart shaped face features large dark yellow eyes.
She has light brown eye brows, hidden by her bangs/fringe and dark brown eye shadow highlighting her lids. She has light blushing on her cheeks and natural colored lips done up with a bit of gloss.
There is something to be said about the simpleness of her face up. It gives her look a sense of maturity, I think. I also love the dark yellow eyes. Some times, Pullip eyes are some very strange colors and they don’t always appeal to me. However, for being a color I’m not used to on dolls, I really think these eye chips look great in Mami!
As expected, Mami’s eyes move left and right when you move a tab in the back of her head. Her eyes also close when you hit another tab in the back of her head. Both functions work fine on Mami.
Mami wears an adorable hat. It’s the same brown seen on her outfit and looks adorable with the sausage curls. The hat is decorated with a flower button and a white feather. The hat can be attached to the dolls wig with a hair clip that is sewn in to the hat itself.
There are many pieces to Mami’s outfit. Mami comes dressed in her magical girl outfit (ie: the outfit she wears when protecting the city from harm).
This includes a good number of separates. What you’ll notice right off the bat is her amazing brown buckle corset. It is fastened with velcro over her white high neck short sleeve blouse, also fastened with velcro.
The blouse and the corset really bring out this doll’s large chest. I was surprised by her chest size in this outfit, actually, because my other Pullips have much smaller busts.
Before investigating, I assumed she was just on a different kind of body. It turns out, however, that Mami is wearing a padded bra. Yep, you read that right! Under the blouse is a dolly sized bra that covers all the important bits while adding to them a twinge.
In the box, it looks like Mami wears long sleeves. In actuality, she wears a short sleeved blouse and arm warmers. The arm warmers are the one part of this outfit that have given me a bit of trouble. They looked great out of the box, but after a bit of posing, they wrinkled and stretched out quite a bit.
Continuing down, Mami wears a mustard yellow skirt. It works really well with the brown on the corset and the pale yellow of her hair. There’s a little bit of tulle lining the skirt, and of course, the doll is wearing undies! One thing I love about this Pullip in particular is that the skirt is long enough to cover everything that needs to be covered, which isn’t always the case with anime inspired dolls!
Instead of tights, Mami wears striped thigh high’s, the majority of which are covered by her brown knee length boots. Her boots are made of a rubber like material and are easy to put on and take off. They stay on well, too. I was very happy that the shoes were fine outside of the box. Two of my Pullips purchased previously had issues with the shoes being sticky. Thankfully, these are were just fine!
Also included in this set is Mami’s school outfit! This three piece set includes raspberry tights, a blue checkered skirt and a light yellow uniform top with white sleeves and red highlights. What you should also see on the top is a red bow in the top center. This bow, unfortunately, fell off almost instantly after I tried this outfit on an obitsu body I had handy. It seems it was only held on with one or two tiny stitches.
Mami comes with a few extra’s in her box. Besides the outfit, you’ll receive some flower like button accessories. I don’t know what these are. They must have something to do with the anime, though! She, also, comes with a stand and her trading card. EDIT: DollGirl4 said that Mami wears these flowers in her hair while dressed in her school outfit! Mystery solved!
Mami is a very cute doll and her transition from anime to Pullip was done really well! I think the Pullip stock bodies could do with a little work. I wish they had a twinge more posing ability. (I plan on switching the stock body out with an obitsu body soon to rectify this!)
Putting the body issue aside, I really like this Pullip Tomeo Mami. She has a pretty face, a fun hair style and is a great representation of her animated character! I think she’ll be a great addition to my (small) Pullip collection!
Mami is currently available at The Junky Spot, as well as other online Pullip retailers!
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Please note: This doll was sent to me for a fair and honest review. The opinions stated are my own.