|We're not telling you a THING about our movie!|
|It's a cold, cold, cold, cold woooooorld!|
|That "shadow" is a stain from one of the mittens.|
She also has teal mittens, which have a little bit of plastic inside them to keep staining of Anna's pale hands to a minimum. Her gold-patterned, pointy-toed boots have a slight heel, which makes her a little taller than Elsa when they stand side by side.
|That just looks cheap in comparison with how finished the rest of her outfit is.|
|*crack* "Ow! My ankles!"|
|Not really, no.|
|All kinds of awkward.|
Here's Anna, attempting again to make this "sitting" thing work. Even if she pretends to be a catalog model, it's just not happening.
|J-Doll is shorter, though.|
|I love that skirt.|
|Anna, sporting the world's most embarrassing comb-over.|
|"Here I am, all you lucky people!"|
There's a lot of product in them to keep them in place and in shape, but I haven't washed it out yet. It makes me think of gypsum "flower" formations that appear in some caves. In a good way, I might add.
|It could stand to be a bit thicker, though.|
|The stiffness of the cape/overskirt does make it flare impressively, though.|
Elsa's teal gown initially was just a clusterfluff of glitter nonsense when I looked at her in the box. Her dress has long, sheer sleeves, attached to the bodice, along with a sort of cape-like outer layer of glittery snowflakes that conceals a really beautiful dress. More glitter on the bodice, but none on the side-slit skirt. As you can see, Elsa wears matching flats. Surprisingly enough, this dress has held onto its glitter very well so far. I was expecting a sparkling apocalypse when I opened the box. All that glitter makes what should be a light, gossamer piece of the costume into a stiff, hard to manage piece I wish I could just remove at times, though.
|"I'm not sulking, I'm meditating."|
Like Anna, Elsa has trouble sitting gracefully.
Other than my dislike of glitter on principle, the only thing I don't like about Elsa's dress is that the "cape" also has the gap to allow for the velcro closure, and since it is a separate layer from the dress, it tends to gape open oddly. A few basting stitches may fix that minor complaint, though.
Elsa on the other hand, comes with only a one piece dress (plus shoes), but comes across as a better doll to me. She appears more distinct than Anna, and her hair (although stiff in places) doesn't seem nearly as disappointing. The more I examine Elsa, the more impressed I am by her dress and her casually-elegant looks.It would have been nice to have had more accessories to put her on equal ground with Anna in that regard.
It will be interesting to see how the general release dolls compare to these two.