Dolly Review: A.W.S.O.M Pets (The Queen’s Treasures)

While browsing the clearance/returns shelves at our local Target, I stumbled upon an A.W.S.O.M Pet Tabby, manufactured by our friends at The Queen’s Treasures! This furry friend is adorable and scaled to look great with your 18″ dolls. I remember seeing this line at Toy Fair a few years back when The Queen’s Treasures had them in prototype mode, so it’s a pleasure to be able to handle one in person!

A.W.S.O.M Pets (The Queen's Treasures)

A.W.S.O.M Pets (The Queen's Treasures)

What I was immediately drawn to with this Tabby cat was her face. I love the expression The Queen’s Treasures gave her. It’s adorable! They also did a great job with the direction of the soft fur. It adds to the realism that is present with this miniature kitty.

A.W.S.O.M Pets (The Queen's Treasures)

A.W.S.O.M Pets (The Queen's Treasures)

Much to my disappointment, the Tabby isn’t articulated. Thankfully, it’s posed in a way that looks natural. I like the slight arch in her back. I just wish they’d found a way to make the kitty articulated with, at the very least, a moving tail. One other small thing that irks me is the large tag located on the Tabby’s stomach. It’s a bit more noticeable than I would like.

A.W.S.O.M Pets (The Queen's Treasures)

A.W.S.O.M Pets (The Queen's Treasures)

A.W.S.O.M Pets (The Queen's Treasures)

To see all the pets available, check out The Queen’s Treasures website. If you choose to order one, 10% of the proceeds from the sale will go to AWSOM, a Non-Profit No-Kill Shelter, located in Pennsylvania, home of The Queen’s Treasures. Overall, though, I really do like this kitty! She’s well made and looks adorable. What do you think of A.W.S.O.M Pets from The Queen’s Treasures? Which Pet is your favorite? Let me know in the comment area!

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January 7, 2018. Tags: . Uncategorized. 4 comments.

Dolly Review: Barbie Hair Fair 50th Anniversary Edition

Did you know Mattel put out a 50th Anniversary Barbie Hair Fair? We didn’t until this past week, when my mom discovered it while browsing Target’s website. Since she had some Christmas money, she ordered it.

Brabie Hair Fair

Brabie Hair Fair

Here’s a short review on Barbie Hair Fair! According to my mom, this is more of a hybrid between Hair Fair Barbie and Hair Happenin’ Barbie. Hair Happenin’ Barbie (and friends) was released in 1971 and came with a complete Barbie (head, body, outfit and fancy hair extensions). Hair Fair Barbie was a head with hair extensions that you could use on your own Barbie bodies (by swapping the heads). It was released between 1967-1972 in various versions. So, for this to be a true, 100% replica of Hair Fair Barbie, the package would have really only included a head, which clearly wouldn’t have worked with today’s Barbie line.

Brabie Hair Fair

Besides the nicely done vintage sculpt and face paint, there are three other things that are worth pointing out. First, she has painted finger and toe nails. I love how older Barbie’s have that little detail! Second, she has old school click knees that have weight to them! Hair Fair Barbie feels like she’s worth the money spent for her, because her body isn’t a cheap hollow body. My mom was very excited about this feature. I was, too! The third thing worth noting is that her outfit doesn’t use a snap, but a small little button/loop, true to the outfits of that time.

Hair Fair Barbie

Brabie Hair Fair

Hair Fair Barbie comes with four hair extensions that you can use to easily change up your Barbie’s hair! Three are blonde: a headband of braids, a long braid that can be wrapped around your Barbie’s head and long hair extensions. One is brunette: a cute flip style hairdo. Her ‘out of the box’ style is super cute. I love the short bob cut in platinum blonde. It looks great with the mod outfit! We added a little water to Barbie’s stylish bob, because it was pretty stiff.

Brabie Hair Fair

Brabie Hair Fair

Brabie Hair Fair

Brabie Hair Fair

Brabie Hair Fair

Speaking of the outfit, this is not a replica of Hair Happenin’ Barbie’s look and or Hair Fair (as there was no outfit provided with the head and extensions), so I can’t place it. If this is a replica outfit, share the name in the comments. The outfit, reproduction or not, looks super fab! It works really well with the long, statement making earrings Barbie wears! (Per a reader, the outfit is a reproduction of Barbie’s look “Sunflower”.)

Brabie Hair Fair

Mattel did a good job of re-creating the vintage style face. Below, you’ll see a vintage Living Barbie (left) and the reproduction Hair Fair Barbie (right). My mom and I both agree that the biggest change seems to be in the length of the face. The reproduction looks like she has a slightly longer face than other dolls of that time. And yes, both have rooted lashes!

Brabie Hair Fair

Overall, this is a pretty awesome reproduction Barbie. I’d say, it’s one of the best! You can’t go wrong with the click knees, cool vintage face and easy to modify hairstyles! What do you think of Hair Fair Barbie? Do you have one in your collection? Do you think Mattel did a good job? Share your thoughts in the comment area!

January 7, 2018. Tags: . Uncategorized. 6 comments.

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