What can I say about this doll? She is just perfect. She has such fiery red hair, and curls that are still in place, even within two days after I got her. And such a sweet face! I chose this doll and not the other version of her because I figured that her archery set fit her better. The bow and arrow set that comes with her holds up very well. And the belt is not sewed on to her waist, which I like very much. All in all, a very good doll to get introduced to her story before you go and see the movie! I just wish that they would make a nightgown for her like they have with all of the other princess toddler dolls.
This was a gift from a friend for my 2.5 year old daughter. The doll is fair-sized and easy to hold (she is approximately half my daughter's height). The hair is curly and very cute.
The doll comes with 2 removable green shoes, a removable green dress, a removeable brown plastic belt, a bow, 3 arrows and a quiver. The arrows are attached to each other and the quiver with a clear elastic. The bow and quiver can be attached to Merida by the belt for safekeeping. So far, the arrows are staying in the quiver.
She finally managed to strip the doll down just now, and I was very pleased to note that not only does the doll have painted on green undies (or as I tell my daughter, training pants), but she also has a little round toddler tummy that sticks out adorably just like my daughter's tummy sticks out. So anatomically, this is a very toddler-ish doll. The shoes are easy to put back on...
2 months later, and her curly hair is starting to become frizzy. Rather than let it become an uncombable mess, I brushed each ringlet and re-curled it around my fingers. After carefully brushing and re-coiling each curl around my finger, her hair agains falls in gorgeous long curls. I also put the curly hair into a ponytail to keep it tidy for a while longer. This doll also fits other 14/15" doll fashions, with some sewing to make them fit better. This doll also fits the other Disney Princess toddler fashions.
My daughter and I saw the movie Brave on our trip to Oxford, England. She is six and can say "I'll be shootum for me own hand" as true Scottish lass. At Christmas, she received the Brave 11 inch doll, then Valentine's Day the Brave wig-great fun. Then she received the Arrow (much more durable I think than the reviews stated). Lastly she got this doll and loves it. My daughter is six and into Princesses. We have a dear friend who is 6 also and has Leukemia and my daughter said let's buy her a Brave wig so she can be a 'Brave' Princess. We also sent the Disney book. It was a hit!
Merida is so pretty! She even has painted on "underpants" which, like another rater wrote, I will tell my Granddaughter that they are her training pants...LOL My granddaughter has had baby dolls before but never any with hair or a hard body. Brave is her favorite movie so I know she will love this. Even her daddy who isn't too keen on dolls thought it was a beautiful doll.