Dolly Review: Ever After High 2 Pack- Hunter and Ashlynn

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!

Ashlynn and Hunter

Ashlynn and Hunter

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!

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Hunter

Hunter

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.

Hunter

Hunter

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

Hunter

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

Hunter

Hunter has a simple, but well thought out face.  His eyes are a chocolate brown.  His lips are neutral.

Hunter

Hunter

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

Hunter

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.

Hunter

Hunter

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.

Hunter

Hunter

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!

Hunter

Hunter

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!

Hunter

Hunter

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

Hunter

Hunter

Hunter

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!

Ashlynn

Ashlynn

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.

Ashlynn

Ashlynn

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

Ashlynn

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.

Ashlynn

Ashlynn

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…)

Ashlynn

Ashlynn

Ashlynn

Ashlynn

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.

Ashlynn

Ashlynn

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.

Ashlynn

Ashlynn

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.

Ashlynn

Ashlynn

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

Ashlynn

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.

Bird Ring

Bird Ring

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!

Hunter, watching Ashlynn

Hunter, watching Ashlynn

Hunter and Ashlynn

Hunter and Ashlynn

Hunter and Ashlynn

Hunter and Ashlynn

Ashlynn and Hunter

Ashlynn and Hunter

Ashlynn and Hunter

Ashlynn and Hunter

Hunter and Ashlynn

Hunter and Ashlynn

Hunter and Ashlynn Dance

Hunter and Ashlynn Dance

Hunter and Ashlynn

Hunter and Ashlynn

Ashlynn and Hunter

Ashlynn and Hunter

Ashlynn and Hunter

Ashlynn and Hunter

Hunter and Ashlynn

Hunter and Ashlynn

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!

February 4, 2014. Tags: . Uncategorized.

12 Comments

  1. Danica ( thekawaiione ) replied:

    Great review~ ^^ I’ve been tempted by this pair, but they’re not quite in my budget for playline dolls. Do be careful about trying to wash Hunter’s hair though! I’ve heard that washing it can cause the flocking to wash off as well.

    Curiously, why is Blondie your least favorite girl? Is it her actual character, or her doll that you dislike? Her doll’s actually my favorite of the EAH girls with her cute lolita style.

    • kewpie83 replied:

      I bought Blondie when she and Cerise hit the shelves. I haven’t figured out what exactly I think about her yet. Her out fit is cute, but her face… It’s just not as eye catching as the others in the line for me. One day, I’ll figure out my opinions on her and get a review out! 🙂 And, yes, I will totally be careful with the flocking. If I actually go through with it, I will be keeping the water away from the flocking!!! (Though, I may just wait till I find him at Savers or a yardsale and then try to ‘ooak’ that one up!) Thanks for the comment!

  2. sailingmartha replied:

    Nice review as always! I just bought this duo myself a couple of days ago. I really like them, especially Hunter. He is very cool for a boy doll. I love that he is masculine looking, without seeming like he is on steroids 🙂 and his clothes and bag are awesome! I can’t wait until they come out with more boy dolls – I would really like to see Sparrow Hood, Dexter Charming and Hopper Croakington.

  3. Blackkitty replied:

    From what I’ve seen in other reviews, I’m pretty sure Hunter’s wrists bend! Maybe they are just stiff?

    • kewpie83 replied:

      I checked and now that you mention it, I guess they do tilt a little teensy-weensy bit. I guess because his joints are so big, they won’t bend to the same degree as the girls? Or they’re really stiff? Thanks for the comment, as always!

      • sailingmartha replied:

        Hunter’s wrists do bend! I can bend mine almost 90 degrees either direction. They were a bit stiff at first.

        • kewpie83 replied:

          Really? Mine must be super tight! I could only get them to go a teensy bit up and down. I’ll work on them more when I’m at home!

  4. sailingmartha replied:

    Also, I took Ashlynn out of her EAH dress and put her in an Only Hearts Club dress. It’s not as cute and detailed, but it gives her a lot more mobility, and I think she looks pretty good!

  5. Teresa B. replied:

    I have not seen these in my area! I’m starting to love Ever After High and these dolls made me love the line even more. I may have to pick up all of these dolls. So cute! And great pictures!

  6. Susie replied:

    How much are they at justice?

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