Top positive review
3 people found this helpful
Ever After High Cedar Wood Doll
on 19 February 2015
Ever After High is by the same creators as Monster High (Mattel) and whilst not as big over here in the UK as in the USA or as big in the UK as Monster High it does seem to be gaining momentum and becoming increasingly popular. Like Monster High there are webisodes and I have seen an awful lot of them both with my nieces who are Ever After and Monster High mad and if I'm honest I've watched a few by myself too as I really quite enjoy them now. The theme tune is extremely catchy so beware if you haven't seen any yet as you'll be humming it for days!
Ever After High is a boarding school where the children of fairytale and fantasy story characters are sent to follow their parents footsteps and embrace the same destiny. The thought is that if they don't then their stories will cease to exist and so will they, however not all of the students are happy with their destiny's. Raven Queen (daughter of the Evil Queen) is one of the students who is not happy with her destiny and has vowed to change her future whilst Apple White (daughter of Snow White) is more than happy to follow her destiny. So the school has been split with those that wish to embrace their future - Royals and those that don't - Rebels.
Cedar Wood is the Rebel daughter of Pinocchio and has been made out of the same magical wood than brought him to life. She seeks to become a real girl but mostly wishes to be able to choose what she does and doesn't want to say as unfortunately her Father accidentally wished an unbreakable wish with the Blue Fairy when Cedar was little that makes Cedar tell the truth no matter what ALL of the time. Because of this curse she can't keep any secrets and her friends have to watch what they say around her. She is a really good swimmer as because she is made of wood she floats and her favourite subject at school is Arts and Crafts. She really dislikes Woodwork class as all the saws etc make her very worried for understandable reasons! Cedar is shy but very talkative and gets excited easily. Her best friends are Raven Queen, Cerise Hood and Madeline Hatter.
Cedar Wood stands at around 27cm tall (this seems to be normal approx height for the Ever After High Dolls). Her hair is gorgeously soft and is brown with a purple streak in. Her hair has been styled into a plait in place of a headband across the front of her hairline and she has a green cricket in her hair too. Cedar has a wood grain effect on her body all the way up to her cheeks of her face and this is all across her body including her legs, arms and stomach. Her makeup and eye detail is beautifully done and she looks really alike like her character in the webisodes. Her dress (it's all one piece) has a peplum style top with faux brace detail and is in purple with a wood effect design on the tops print. The skirt part is in orange, purple and black and has gold flower detail. Cedar has wooden sandals which have a twig and leaf design on them and her knee high socks are a golden colour with lilac ribbon detail. She has a wooden style handbag which does actually open and she also has wood trunk style earrings in a gold colour. She has a golden coloured bracelet and blue butterfly style ring. Her shoes, dress, socks and accessories are removable and so her outfit can be changed in future if new outfits become available for her. Her arms, legs, elbows, head and wrists are jointed and so fully poseable and she comes with the normal doll stand, key shaped hairbrush and little diary bookmark that all the Ever After High dolls come with. Her diary tells the story of how she is trying to find her real voice and how Madeline Hatter and Lizzie Hearts help her.
Another really excellent high quality Ever After High doll which has been beautifully designed and made and is a good likeness to her character in the webisodes. All of the Ever After High dolls are beautifully made and each of the ones I have bought and have so far (Ashlynn Ella & Hunter Huntsman, Briar Beauty, Raven Queen, Kitty Cheshire, Duchess Swan and Cerise Hood) have been absolutely gorgeous with lots of detailing and Rebel Cedar Wood does not disappoint either.