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Buy Disney Store - Not This!
on 22 February 2016
This doll is incredibly basic despite having 'Deluxe' in the title. The doll has a rigid body without elbow or knee joins, straight plastic legs and a very generic face that doesn't resemble the character a whole lot. The hair is unbrushable as it's full of glue to keep it neat.The dress is in one piece and is of untidy construction at the back with bunched, overlapping material. The skirt and bodice of the dress have been covered in glitter, which in this case sheds a whole lot. The dress is very narrow and thin, nothing like the flowing layers of the character in the film. The skirt is a single layer with no underskirt.
Mine came with scratches all over the chest from what I assume is the manufacturing process.
The shoes do look very nice with a unique mold and made of clear plastic, and they do stay on rather well too. The doll also has a thin blue ribbon choker, which is nice, although to be accurate to the film it should really be black. It comes with a plastic toy ring for a small child's finger, but I don't understand how it relates to the character at all. Looks like something out of a 20p machine, and added as what seems to be an afterthought to increase the dolls value.
All in all, I think that if you wanted a basic Cinderella doll for your child, I would personally go for the Disney classic collection, which has elbow and wrist joins, and bendable rubber legs. Disney's version looks far more like the character and actually works out cheaper than this one even with postage from the Disney website. I had high hopes for Mattel's princess but I wouldn't buy any more!
I got mine for £10 as the packaging was damaged, and I'm awfully glad I didn't pay more to be honest. I chose her as I have a Disney Princess collection and she is one of the few Mattel princesses without a molded top. It is easy for me to see why Disney would take their doll licence from Mattel and give it to Hasbro if this is the quality of doll that they were producing toward the end.