Dolly Review: Pinkie Cooper in London

A few weeks ago, a reader asked me about ‘Pinkie Cooper’.   I had no idea what they were talking about until I googled it and saw that Pinkie Cooper was a new anthro doll line based on a concept by the person who conceptualized the Bratz line. Distributed by The BridgeDirect, I was very interested in seeing these dolls in person and quickly grabbed one when I noticed them on the shelves of Toys R Us the other day.

Pinkie Cooper, front of box.

Pinkie Cooper, front of box.

Pinkie Cooper, back of box

Pinkie Cooper, back of box

Like most doll lines, Pinkie and her friends even have their own web series on YouTube.  You can check the first episode out below.

Pinkie Cooper is 9″ tall (nearly the same as an Equestria Girl and slightly shorter than Hujoo’s Freyr).  She is jointed at her shoulders, elbows, and thighs.  Pinkie isn’t jointed at her ankles or wrists.  Her knee’s are ‘one click’ knee’s.  The joints are tight and hold poses.  They have a wide range of movement, as well.

Pinkie Cooper in London

Pinkie Cooper in London

The lack of true knee joints and wrist joints is disappointing.  For those of us who like to photograph dolls, knee and wrist joints are kind of important in posing.  I have a feeling they left those joints out of Pinkie’s design to keep her age suggestion down, but still, it’s disappointing.

Pinkie Cooper (without clothes)

Pinkie Cooper (without clothes)

Pinkie Cooper is modeled after the English Toy Spaniel breed.  There are three dolls in the line (so far).  Pinkie Cooper is the main character.  She has two best friends, Pepper and Ginger. Each doll is a different shade of brown.  For example, Pinkie, is a tan sort of color, while Pepper has dark brown elements in her design.

Elbow and wrist joints

Elbow and wrist joints

One Click knees

One Click knees

These dolls have been released (again, so far) in single and deluxe sets.  Single sets include the basics– a dressed Pinkie Cooper/friend doll.  Deluxe sets include much more.  Besides the dressed doll (in a different fashion than the single set), you also get a full sized pet (in Pinkie’s case, Lil Pinkie), a hat to match the dolls outfit, and two accessories.  The deluxe Pinkie, Pinkie in London, comes with an umbrella and a camera.  Right now, it looks like Pinkie (the character) is the only doll included in these deluxe sets.

Pinkie Cooper

Pinkie Cooper

I have to pause a moment to mention the packaging.  I was really impressed with the packaging of these Pinkie Cooper doll’s.  In its design, it was more carrying case than toss away packaging.  I love when you don’t have to rip the box open to get to the doll!

packaging

packaging

Back to the doll, I have to say- I love her design!  She’s adorable!  I fully admit, I have a soft spot for anthro dolls, but I wasn’t prepared to be hit so hard by this Pinkie Cooper line. Pinkie’s face has all the elements of a great anthro doll.  Of course, I adore the large eyes. While not glass or glossy, they look inset to me.

Pinkie Cooper

Pinkie Cooper

Also important to note is that Pinkie has ‘real’ eyelashes.

Pinkie Cooper

Pinkie Cooper

Pinkie’s face isn’t littered with heavy make up, which is a huge plus, as well.  That would look strange for an anthro if done wrong! Instead of make up, we get a nice Cocker Spaniel themed face. What’s lovely about that in particular is that it doesn’t look too cartoonish or too realistic.  It’s just right.  The Cocker Spaniel theme is brought back on her body, which you’ll notice has marks or ‘spots’ on various limbs.

Expansion Pack

Expansion Pack

One very important aspect of Pinkie is customizing.  Pinkie’s ears are actually little wigs. Sold separately for roughly $9.00, are accessory packs that include a complete outfit and a set of ears. The wigs seem fine to me so far.  The hair seems soft and easy to comb.

Wig Cap Ears

Wig Cap Ears

Wig Cap Ears

Wig Cap Ears

The wig cap has a peg that is inserted into a hole on the head.  They stay in well and are easy to pull out and place in.  Better still, the rim on the wig cap isn’t too thick that it is terribly noticeable like some wigged dolls.

Pinkie Cooper dressed to impress!

Pinkie Cooper dressed to impress!

Expansion Pack outfit

Expansion Pack outfit

As far as the outfits are concerned, I adore the outfit on Pinkie in London.  Simply adore. The velcro fasteners make it easy to take off and put on new outfits.  It was a little complicated putting the long sleeves on Pinkie, as her elbow joint kept turning, making her arm bend in strange directions.  However, that’s a small complaint. The outfits look well put together and in terms of style, are super cute on these anthro’s.

There’s not much to say about Lil Pinkie, Pinkie’s dog.  He is a solid accessory for Pinkie.  His head turns left and right, but that is the extent of his mobility.  His ears detach, just like Pinkie Cooper.  However, you don’t receive different ears for him in this set.  Those are sold separately.  She’s a cutie, though, just like her owner.

Lil Pinkie

Lil Pinkie

Pinkie Cooper

Pinkie Cooper

The biggest con I can give these guys is the lack of  a fully jointed body.  One click knee’s are okay, but they still don’t really help with posing.  And no wrist joint?  I can understand that, but still don’t love that it was left out.  It would also be great if this doll could stand on her own better, but it seems we’ll have to wait for more releases to see if that happens.

Pinkie Cooper

Pinkie Cooper

I like a lot about this new Pinkie Cooper line.  In fact, I even plan on buying her friends, because I think the line is just plain adorable.  (And this is coming from a girl who never really liked the  Bratz line!) The size is perfect, the outfits are well styled and Pinkie’s face is everything I love about anthro’s.

Pinkie Cooper

Pinkie Cooper

As usual, I put a video review together with my thoughts on Pinkie Cooper.  Watch it below!

Pinkie Cooper

Pinkie Cooper

What do YOU think of the new Pinkie Cooper line?  Do you love them? Have questions about them?   Share your thoughts below!

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August 21, 2013. Tags: . Uncategorized.

15 Comments

  1. barbielea replied:

    Hi 🙂 great pics as always! I found out about Pinkie Cooper fairly recently too, and I am very impressed. I desperately want one but I’m on a tight budget just at the moment and I’ve had to restrain myself 😦 it won’t last long though … These dolls seem to be selling out fast in the UK, I think they’re going to be quite popular. I love the way that they are a little pink round the elbows and knees, like a real cocker spaniel. And the ear wigs are a lovely idea.

    • liliana parra replied:

      You can find some dolls in the mall at Antioch at fallas

  2. pixiecollections replied:

    These straddle a weird line between cute and creepy for me. lol not sure how I feel about em.

  3. EDT replied:

    I thought these were weird initially yet appealing at the same time. Now that I see them in stores I kind of want to try one out. I like the black and white combination on Pepper and Pinkie’s fashion pack with the pink dress and hair ribbons. I’m hoping the articulation thing won’t bother me.

  4. Magicialmagnifcent replied:

    To br honest, they creep me out.

    • kewpie83 replied:

      Anthro’s aren’t everyone’s thing. I have always liked them, but I could see how they’d be creepy. 🙂

  5. tagidoll replied:

    These are still not about Australia yet – I really hope they come out here, I bet they will look great next to my Novi Stars

  6. carmela replied:

    My dd loves these dolls and think they are cute, she likes the travel collection doll with pet, London, Paris and Beverley Hills, due to the outfit, its a shame that its the same doll just with diff clothing on, it would of been nice to see her friends in this collection and then just buy the accessories seprate or if you just want the dolls on there own.. so have no idea what I am going to get.

  7. Walking The Toy Aisle | Confessions of a Doll Collectors Daughter... replied:

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  8. Pinkie Cooper: Doggy or Dolly?Heather Fonseca replied:

    […] For a more in-depth review of the doll line be sure to check out this article from The Toy Box Philosopher. Confessions of a Doll Collector’s Daughter also published a fun article on the doll here: Dolly Review:Pinkie Cooper in London. […]

  9. Anonymous replied:

    They look like dog clowns with bald spots

  10. Jackie replied:

    I have some and I love mine. I added ribbon to the ones with no hats or hairbands, pretty easy to do- the ear wig holds a ribbon if you put it under before attaching the wig. I hope they come out with more new styles and keep improving them. I would like to collect a variety of more than 3 colors for these dolls, and maybe some variation on the head mold would be nice. The articulation like you said, wouldn’t be nice also to have wrists. So here’s hoping. 🙂

  11. Bye, Pinkie Cooper! | Confessions of a Doll Collectors Daughter replied:

    […] of Pinkie Cooper will want to complete their collection soon!  Sadly, the adorable anthro is discontinued as of this […]

  12. Martyna MC replied:

    I loooooooooooooove Pinkie Cooper.I’m not an adult,I’m a girl who plays with dolls so I have Pinkie’s friend Pepper and her puppy Saltine.I’m planning to get Pinkie,too.So I hope they will continue their collection.By the way,I found Pinkie Cooper is the best in the world,and I also found this blog/page is amazing 😉

  13. In Memoriam: Doll Lines We Lost in 2014 | Confessions of a Doll Collectors Daughter replied:

    […] reviewed Bridge Direct’s Pinky Cooper way back in August of 2013.  The line was one of the most unusual things on the shelf, to say the least!  The anthro line […]

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