Friday, November 29, 2013

Frozen Hans & Kristoff doll review

Hey everyone!
Sorry it's taken me THIS LONG to get the review up.  Ugh! 
Anyway.  These gentlemen came to me from JC Penney's, actually. 
From what I understand, JC Penney's has recently started selling Disney merchandise in certain stores (still not in my local one, but they're online as well) as an attempt to keep from going under. 
They have most, if not all, of the princesses.  They have some slight clothing variations, and they're all the old-style Barbie bodies (straight, unbendable arms with the bendy legs).  Their face molds are the same, though.
Hans and Kristoff, though, have jointed arms, exactly like the Disney Store Flynn I have. 
I got them during a "By 2 or more for $10 each" deal, and they're actually selling right now for $7.99 each today, because of Black here's the link to their Disney page -- if anyone wants to go nuts ;) Click HERE. 
They normally sell for $12 each, though; which is about $4.50 less than the current price for the Frozen dolls on the Disney Store website; $2.50 for the other classics.

Here are the two lads from Arendelle (and the Southern Isles... :P)
The packaging looks similar to the Disney Store's packaging.  The only difference I could tell, from the insert on the inside, is that one corner is shaded more pink. 

The backs are different, though. 

Hans was super easy to get out of his first. 

I also noticed Hans' arm was bent at an unnateral angle. 
That HURTS to look at!! 
I was soo scared to take him out of the box, for fear that his arm would fall off.  xD

His coattails were connected to the box by thread.  Seriously?? 

Anyway.  Here he is, freed from his prison. 
Is it just me, or does he look suspicious in this picture?
By the way...sorry about the background mess.  I used the kitchen table to take pics at first... xD 

Kristoff's box. 
Tape.  Tape EVERYWHERE.  I don't wanna talk about it.  =P


Close up of his face.  Not sure if you can see them or not, but he as a kind of unnatural sprinkling of freckles around on his face.  I don't recall seeing freckles on Frozen's promotional posters for the actual animated character, but oh well!  He has a neat, brownish-greenish eyecolor.  And the detailing on his hair is AMAZING.  Oh my goodness!  The pictures do not do the detailing justice!!
Another funny thing I noticed is his face detailing.  This side, he looks serious, suspicious, and judgemental. 

But on this side, he's a dapper, pleasant lad. 

So, which one is it, Hans?  Judgemental or pleasant? 

The only difference I could tell about his outfit vs. legit Disney Store Hans' outfit is that he didn't have the gold thingy on  his shoulder. 
His clothes seem to be of decent quality, though.  His coat is seperate from the rest; but from what I could tell, the rest is one piece (except the boots). 
I didn't remove anything, though....For some reason, both of his arms will bend backwards as well as forward, and the sleeves are so tight that I was thinking maybe they were keeping the arms together or I just left well enough alone :P

His boots...they're awesome!  =D

Hans with my custom Anna (yes.  I still need to make her post...)

Hans with the Disney Store Anna

I was a little concerned with having Hans AND Flynn, because they looked kind of similar. 
No worries!  They're plenty different. 

Profile comparison...this is what I was most concerned with -- is that their face molds would be too similar. 
Nope!  Maybe they just got Hans' nose wrong... =P

The only thing I noticed that was different from the legit Disney Store's Kristoff is that he doesn't have faux fur lining his vest thingy. 
It looks like his clothes are separate; his shirt/vest is seperate from his pants, in other words.  I'm not sure.  I didn't bother taking off the clothes, because I knew I'd have to remove his gloves, and they look like they'd be a nightmare to get back on! 

His gloves are cool...they're held securely on his hands by this cute little string. 

His boots are AWESOME as well.  They're pained so it looks like they have a dusting of snow on them!  And the tips turn up, almost like the elf shoes you'll see in the old Christmas movies.  :)

Kristoff has a slightly warmer facial expression; but he looks a little shy.  I'm not a huge fan of his side-glancing eyes; it's super hard to photograph him!  Ah well. 
OH!  And he has freckles, too.  They're much more natural than Hans', and they.  Are.  Adorable.  :D

Profile view...they definitely nailed it on this one!  And also, his hair has amazing detail.  I hope that Disney keeps doing this for the princes!!

Kristoff with Disney Store Anna.

Kristoff with Elsa...

Hans with Elsa. 

I'm not a huge fan of either of the guys paired up with Elsa, in my opinion...I don't know why, though!

But Hans and the 2012 Classic Wedding Rapunzel?  Ooh...I love them together!  No idea why, again, but aren't they sweet together? 

Hans and the 2010 Rapunzel aren't the greatest together, though..

 I still prefer Eugene with 2010 Rapunzel. 

*Ahem*...guys....ya might wanna watch your backs.  Hans has his suspicious face on.  =}
Overall, I was pleased with the JC Penney's Disney dolls.  I'd give them a 4.5 out of 5; and the half of a point is probably simply because the princess dolls don't have the arm articulation...that's just about it! 
What do you guys think?  Anyone have JC Penney's dolls? 
I'll be posting the Frozen photoshoot part 2  tomorrow, if not later today... so stay tuned! (: 


  1. Thanks for doing this review i was kind of wondering if the boys had jointed elbows.

  2. You're welcome! (: Yeah, I thought it was kind of odd, though - the girls don't have jointed arms, but the guys do. Normally it's the other way around :D