Hey everyone! Here's the 2014 Rapunzel Disney Doll review I've been promising. I'd really just like to take a couple of minutes to thank all fourteen of my wonderful followers, and even those who don't follow my blog, but still read posts - you guys are AMAZING, and thank you so much for following me and for sticking with me. I know I've been terrible for posting lately, so thank you so much.
Onto the post!
This, as afore-posted, is the front of their boxes.
And this is the back of Rapunzel's box.
When I got her out of the box (which was fairly easy. There were two of those pesky plastic tag things in her dress that left holes, though, which I wasn't exactly pleased about.)
Under her skirt is an INSANE amount of tissue paper, and it's even wrapped around her legs! Not sure why she was so wrapped up with the tissue paper this year, seeing as her dress, though glittery, does not shed. (Which is AMAZING.)
Here's the beauty herself!
Front of her dress. This is the most accurate dress they've made since the original 2010 release, which I was excited about.
This is blurry, which I didn't notice until just now...sorry! This kinda shows how full her skirt is, and that the pattern goes the whole way around her skirt.
At first, I was pretty hesitant to buy her -- I mean, to me, she looked a lot like the 2013 release, and I didn't want a duplicate, but on the other hand, I didn't want to break my pattern (I have the 2010, 2011, Wedding 2012, 2013, and now 2014...Only missing a few). I'm glad I got her, though! When I first saw her in the box, I thought I probably wouldn't like her, because her eyes are HUGE. Slightly bigger than the 2013 release's. Her lips are also a vibrant pink, which I wasn't a fan of. Buuuut she grew on me, and I love those big eyes! She's similar to 2013 Rapunzel, but different at the same time.
Her hair is so silky soft, and a beautiful color. It goes just barely to her ankles, but it's a lot thinner this year than in previous years. I'm not meaning that the rooting is poor or patchy or anything, that's fine -- she just has less dense hair. I don't know how to explain it...
Anyway, like my 2014 Ariel, her hips were really stiff. Luckily, I was able to work them until they were fine. And there were no knees harmed in the making of this post. :D
She has freckles, too! They're bolder once more, but I love 'em anyway. Also: her eyes look bluish in this picture, but they're deep emerald greenish in real life.
The gel holding her hair up in her trademark "swoop", as Glen Keane calls it, was almost nonexistent, (which was odd - I got one doll that was gelled wayy too much, and one that wasn't gelled enough!) so I did the same thing I did with Ariel: I spritzed her with the fabric softener and water solution and got the gel out. Her hair falls like this now, and if you position it a certain way, she looks like she has a completely different personality - she goes from bubbly and perky to shy and quiet. I like it, actually! It gives her a different air.
Overall, I give her a 5/5. While she's not 101% movie accurate (eyes are too dark, lips and freckles too bold), she's still beautiful and nicely made. She's fun to photograph as well! I need to make a comparison post for her and her predecessor, and I feel a photoshoot coming on. Anyway, I'd definitely recommend her!
Anyone planning on getting her? Anyone have her already?