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I Vant to Bite My Cake
on January 4, 2012
I would never pay even the Wal-Mart amount of money for this doll ($22.97, without tax), but, if my daughter's buyin', more power to Mattel and fellow blood-suckers across the universe.
Outfit: I have come across so many reviews stating that problems arose from undressing these dolls (e.g.legs becoming loose), that we just do not undress them in our joint. If we come across a dressed or in the buff MH doll at a thrift store, we will experiment with clothing. Lace collar has velcro, and is very delicate in construction. Strapless body/bathing suit stays in place. Skirt has velcro, and fits on fine. Included skirt/shirt (what is it?) does not fit on at all. The opening in this garment is too small to allow hairdo or thigh clearance. This garment needs to be elasticized- maybe then she could sport it. Shoes are difficult to get off. Earrings and crown are firmly in place, with the help of rubber bands in the latter. Purse is tiny, opens a bit, and can double as a loose canine holder.
Hair: As long as a hurricane or a restless toddler is not striking your area soon, hairdo will withstand everydayness for, I am predicting here, 8.7 months. Hair does have pink and pink tinsel highlights. Dolls with tinsel in hair is not a plus in the long run, as the tinsel falls out easily due to hair brushing, styling, and weakening over time. Anyway, the hairdo gorgeously pays homage to Ronnie Spector- need I say more?
Miscellaneous: Doll has a small, heart-shaped tattoo on her cheek with the numbers "1600" within this heart. Hopefully, it is mehndi, or her dad is gonna go ballistic. I am not a fan, either way. Her included invitation is readable if you have a microscope in the house (come on, Mattel). There is only one invite, so expect malicious gossip to spread amongst the other MH dolls in your joint. The pink key is interesting if your daughter is the "dungeon master" type, or if you are well-off enough to have i-anything in your possession. (The key unlocks codes on iPhones, etc. for tons of free stuff; peons can just use the code printed on the key's side to use at the MH website, where you get less stuff. We're just coders, here.) Mattel: Skip the i stuff, as it makes some kids feel left out.
Rating: Just three stars due to high price and above negatives. I did factor in as positives her spookiness and lack of light pink.
Update on 6/27/12 for fans of the do: Due to gentle play, some strands are now loose from the original hairstyle. Will update again when total hair meltdown occurs.