Confession time: I originally thought I'd probably want Gogo Tamago's fashion doll when I saw that Big Hero 6 was getting dolls of the gals. But well... then I noticed that Gogo's arms/hands were actually cast in yellow and black. Not a fan. I get why it was done, but sooooo not a fan.
Instead, I started looking more seriously at Honey Lemon, and was struck by her quirky expression and remembered my love for her stupendously practical superhero outfit with a totally amazing helmet.
My doll has a small flaw, a black mark just above her right eyebrow. Her hair is silky and pleasant, with no discernable trace of styling product. Her big luminous green eyes glance to her left, and her eyebrows are a darker brown color. Her eyeshadow is a very, very faint wash of purple, and overall her makeup is nice and subtle. Her pink lipstick is the brightest bit of "makeup" on her face.
I honestly thought that Honey was probably on a regular Disney Store articulated body when I bought her. The legs and feet are obviously different from the knees down.
Just for funsies, I tried putting Honey's head on Ever After High Raven Queen's body. Huuuuuge difference in neck post sizes.
So here's the bottom line on Honey Lemon:
She's very movie-accurate in her look and in her accessories. She's sweet-faced and wholesome looking, yet still a superhero lady genius. Her shoes and leggings are way too skinny for her to share with other Disney Princess dolls, however. And her lower legs are frustrating, reedy things that I'm afraid I'm going to damage when I try to shove her shoes back on. I like that she's so tall, but hate that her lower limbs seem to be lacking in terms of construction. It's a pain in the tuckus to get this girl to stand!
I'm a little disappointed with her due to that, and I think I'd enjoy her more on a body with better legs - even if she wasn't so tall. I'm also let down that her personalized costume isn't perfectly sharable with other Disney Classic dolls. Anna would make an amazing Honey Lemon cosplayer. At the end of the day, I'm sort of wondering if Gogo's yellow and black limbs would really have been such a bad trade off? A day after unboxing her, I'm still arguing with myself over her and it mostly comes down to her darned legs!
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Monday, November 24, 2014
Interesting sightings that have been accumulating on my phone.
Yes, even Walking Dead has knockoff Legos now. I was sorely tempted by these, even though the scene was very simple. Breaking point? No Carol. We cannot have Daryl without Carol, AMC merchandizing!
I may or may not have drooled embarrassingly over this giant Gipsy Danger.
I was surprised to see Beatrix Girls fashion packs.
I kind is want to like these dolls, but I find their bodies tremendously flimsy and rather disappointing.