My dearest friends bought me a gift today -a 2015 rebrand fairy! I am utterly pleased. It must have been real expensive, $15 or $20, I would guess. I haven’t seen it in real life before, just in pictures, so they must have released here since my last shopping trip. I have named her Danika (not pronounced the regular way Dan-ee-kah, but Dan-i-kah).
Here she is rebodied onto a Fashionista body I had lying around (as you do). I’m not really sure what to put under this top.
Here she is in the box. It’s standard packaging, nothing too special.
I think this is such low standard for Mattel -it’s pretty uncreative. Even I, who can just understand the basics of Photoshop or InDesign or whatever they use to make this, could do better. Ideally they would come with a cute booklet, poster or checklist like the Littlest Pet Shop circa 2011-12 did, and a story or poem on the back, like the Budget Fairytale line did in 2009ish. I still have one from back then, it’s really great.
I wonder how long it took them to come up with this design. -_- Seriously, it looks like a Cheap as Chips Barbie knockoff.
Here she is! At first I was Not Pleased, because of the stiff body and weird clothes.
But, as it goes, I grew fonder and fonder by the minute. The shoes, although cheaply made, are actually really cute. They remind me a lot of Fairy Secret, how everything had wings.
The hair is so soft -I’m ever so glad it’s not blonde! This is the third doll I have with purple hair. Since it’s 2015, the makeup is just a plain lip colour, pink blush, the tiniest bit of brown eyeshadow and mascara. I like it.
Here are the accessories. The wings are cute, I hate it when the plastic is attached to the doll, so it’s good they can be swapped off and on. However they are quite bad quality, I can see them permanently bending if stored incorrectly.
This is the back. The wing-shaped clip was a nice touch.
Here she is as a regular human.
Here she is holding her
Since this type of doll is intended for very young children (hence the stiff body, lack of accessories and clip-on pieces), the skirt doesn’t have velcro and slides on and off with ease.
Here she is showing off her flexibility.
Overall, I really like this doll. She’s pretty, age-appropriate (but still enjoyable for me haha), and I can see some really great stories coming up in the future. She has a cheeky / fun thing going on, someone who you really want to be your best friend, and makes everyone feel special.