I am actually blown away by how gorgeous this doll is and the attention to detail on her right down to the glitter of her eyeshadow and her tiny painted toes, this is truly a beautifully made high quality doll. I have three nieces who are into two main brands of dolls at the moment and whilst two of them are both Monster High mad (as with the majority of girls in their years at school), all of them love the Ever After High dolls and I can see why as they are not only classically beautiful but extremely well made.
I have bought this Raven Queen Legacy Day doll for one of my niece's as part of her Christmas present and I just know that she will be thrilled when she see's it. There are several Ever After High dolls but currently only three of them have been produced in their Legacy Day outfits in the UK (Briar Beauty, Apple White and Raven Queen) although I have read that there are a further three dolls just brought out in the USA (Madeline Hatter, Ashlynn Ella and Cerise Hood) and so hopefully they should follow over to the UK shortly. I couldn't resist having a quick peek at the doll before putting her away for Christmas and I told myself that "this was for purely checking that everything was included that should be....."!
The Raven Queen Legacy Day doll stands at around 26.5cm tall (this seems to be normal approx height for the Ever After High Dolls). She is absolutely packed with detail and comes in her Legacy Day outfit which is more of a pinky purple than in the main product pictures and has silver sparkle parts on the flowing top and leggings. She comes with a round chain handled handbag, gorgeous peep toe high heeled boots which even have a lace up effect on them and silver stud type tops (sideline to Mattel if you brought out the Ever After High girls shoes as a real shoe range I know plenty of mums including me who would buy them!), chain link style belt, necklace with jewel chains and feather design, two bracelets, earrings, ring, crown headdress, cape with big dramatic high collar, a doll stand, hairbrush and a book and key which you can store all of her accessories in. Her arms, legs, elbows and wrists are jointed and so fully poseable and I just know that my niece is going to love this doll as I love it and don't want to part with it!
Raven Queen is the daughter of The Evil Queen and does not want to step into her mothers shoes and become an evil queen herself and so she effectively starts the Ever After High rebel movement by refusing to accept her destiny at legacy day. She is kind and considerate and a bit sarcastic as she doesn't trust peoples true intentions. Her best friend is Madeline Hatter and she has recently got a pet dragon called Nevermore. Although she doesn't want to be evil she does like the clothing and dark colours and so chooses to wear these despite her rebel intentions.
A really excellent high quality doll with lots of extra accessories and one of the most detailed dolls I have seen in a while. Now in addition to hoping Monster High is still popular when my daughter gets older so I have an excuse to play with those dolls I am hoping that the Ever After High dolls are just as popular! This truly is an excellent doll and I would definitely recommend it to any potential purchaser.
You can read Raven Queen's short story in the free ebook available on Amazon and I have included the link below incase it is of some use to someone.Ever After High: Raven Queen's Story (Ever After High: The Storybook of Legends 2)