Dolly Review: Marinette/Miraculous Ladybug (Bandai)

Last year, I was bored and looking for a good animated tv show. I stumbled upon something called ‘Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir’, commonly referred to as ‘Miraculous Ladybug’. It took half an episode for me to get hooked! Of course, I zoomed through the rest as quickly as possible, which took a while, as I couldn’t find all the episodes in French audio and English subtitles immediately. (That’s the only way to watch it!)

Miraculous Ladybug (Bandai)

So, fast forward to a few months ago when the Miraculous Ladybug dolls first started hitting toy stores. While I’m not crazy about all of them, I have always had a fondness for the Marinette doll. Eventually, I bought her (on sale). Finally, I’ve made the time to write about her!

Miraculous Ladybug (Bandai)

Miraculous Ladybug (Bandai)

Made by Bandai, Marinette stands at 10.5″ tall. Her vinyl body is articulated with shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip and knee joints. The articulation isn’t the best around, but it’s decent. Her hip joints work surprisingly well considering her tight pants. Marinette is dressed in her traditional look: a white shirt with flowers, black jacket and pink capri pants. Her pink flats are removable, just like the other clothing pieces.

Miraculous Ladybug (Bandai)

While Marinette’s cartoon counterpart has short blue hair, her doll has considerably longer hair. It’s an interesting change from the original inspiration. The dark blue color is super accurate, though. On a similar note, Bandai did a good job with the side bangs, which are gel’d down.

Miraculous Ladybug (Bandai)

What makes or breaks any kind of doll is the face. I think Marinette’s face is adorable! Sometimes, dolls based on animated characters lose all their charm when made into doll form. That is not the case with Bandai’s take on the Miraculous Ladybug line. Marinette has a vibrant face that totally fits her cartoon counterpart.

Miraculous Ladybug (Bandai)

What do you think of Marinette? Do you have any of the Miraculous Ladybug dolls? Share your thoughts in the comment area!

December 16, 2017. Tags: . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Dolly Review: Paper Poppets Story and Activity Set

Paper Poppets are “paper girls living in a perfectly posh paper world”. Sent for review was the Paper Poppets Story and Activity Set. Paper Poppets are cool, delicately drawn paper dolls.

Paper Poppets

This deluxe set comes with two paper dolls, Maddy and Ava, and their pets. Each paper doll has a super cute wardrobe that allows you to layer their looks. The dolls and outfits are perforated and easy to remove from the paper around them. My favorite thing about these paper dolls is how delicately drawn they are! The dolls are classy and cool looking and their fashions are super cute!

Paper Poppets

It also includes a storybook. Inside the storybook, there are coloring pages to match the narrative, as well as additional outfits for your paper dolls. The outfits found in the book will need to be carefully cut out. You may find it hard to cut the clothing out, because by doing so, you’re ruining the graphic on the back of that specific page. If that’s the case, just photocopy the looks and go from there!

Paper Poppets

Paper Poppets

Paper Poppets

If Paper Poppets are up your alley, check out their website! Don’t forget to request a printable pajama page for your Paper Poppet doll.

Besides being available on their website, you can also find these at select specialty shops. What do you think of Paper Poppets? Share your thoughts in the comment area!

December 16, 2017. Tags: . Uncategorized. 2 comments.

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