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Monday, December 30, 2013
Midnight Magic 2012-2013 Comparison
Family Dollar put out some new Midnight Magic girls, new versions of last year's characters and new ones that have pets and translucent bodies.
Just like last year, the dolls come with activation codes for the website. I picked up Mila so I could compare her to last year's model.
The dolls are actually the same height, don't let the poorly fitting stands fool you. The dolls are very similar, but there are a few key differences. For one thing, this year's versions have better fitting clothes.
The shoes are the same mold as last year, but the color is just slightly different.
The bodies are similar, but the arm molds have more definition and better-sculpted (and finished) hands this year. Note that there is still bits of mold remnant on the doll from last year. The wrist joint is also done differently.
As is the elbow joint. (whoa, impending wardrobe malfunction!)
The rooting on the dolls seems about the same. Compare last year:
And this year:
The legs and torso haven't changed, though.
She's not terribly flexible, but her knees do bend.
For $5, she's not a bad Monster High fakie.
I made sure I got a Mila whose dress was a little on the small size, because I suspected Abbey would look great in it. I was right!