Today I happened to find myself in a Dollar General, which was having an odd "All Yellow Star Toys 90% Off!" sale. There wasn't a lot to choose from, but I spotted this little doll and couldn't think of a good reason not to check her out for a buck.
Amber here is from Disney's Sofia the First series, which I'll admit I've only seen the first episode of. Daughter of the King, she is unimpressed with commoner Sofia being her new sister and fellow Princess at first. I understand she got better about it.
Anyway, Amber was originally marked as $10, which I feel is amazingly optimistic for a doll who's only about five inches high and has a one-piece dress, a stapled-on crown and a single extra accessory.
Here's the back of the box, which has a nice picture of Amber, who is apparently giving Sofia's image the side-eye.
Speaking of side-eyes, Amber's got a remarkably Quasimodo-like set of wonky eyes going on.
The little charm accessory has the same image of Amber as is on the back of the box.
Out of the box, Amber is already getting no respect.
Under the dress, which is decently constructed and doesn't seem to be shedding glitter everywhere just yet, Amber has five points of articulation. Her arms swivel in their sockets, and her hips have some extra hinged rotation in them for some additional posing ability. She's oddly broad-chested.
Amber's small, so she'd make a good small child or toddler for a Barbie-size doll.
Honestly, with the flip in her blonde hair, she reminds me of a toddler-age Charlotte leBoeuf from The Princess and the Frog.
I think Amber's original price of $10 is rather ridiculous, but for $5 she'd be decently priced. She's well-enough made and her dress is nicely done. For $1 though, she's an amazing little doll.