I previously mentioned how disappointed I was in the Mattel Color Magic Elsa doll, but I don't think I really demonstrated how sad her little dolly body really is.
Having had at least one Barbie with a similar gimmick as a kid, I must say that this applicator is much better than the lipstick tube-sized device I remember Barbie having. If you remember not to stand the applicator on the sponge end, it doesn't leak at all.
The first swipe reveals that the color change function actually works very well! The pattern shows up in a vivid twilight-purple color.
Filling in the rest of the inset took only about a minute. If you're really lazy, you could just pop the whole doll into the freezer for this. It's not like Elsa will mind.
At about the five minute mark, the pattern is looking pretty blotchy and faded.
It took about seven minutes for it to be pretty much gone. Still, even if I never use the color change function again, it's a pretty good dress! Even with the collar unfinished, I'm happy to have it.At least until Disney Store puts out an afforable playline version of coronation Elsa!