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Toralei is a great doll!
on December 31, 2011
I got lucky and snagged this one for $22.99 on Amazon, just barely over retail price. I've noticed the ridiculous prices she is going for on here right now, but if you wait it out you'll find her for the right price. Check your local Walmart, Target, Toys'R'Us, Gordman's, Kohl's, Sears, KMart, JCPenney, and Justice as well. I know it's a lot of driving around and online searching to do, but you will find her. As far as the doll itself, she's awesome! I think Mattel stepped it up just a notch on the way Toralei looks compared to some of the others. She's brighter, and her outfit and accessories are bright and bold as well. Her body is a bright orange color, brighter than the pictures indicate even. Her hair is a darker orange than her skin, but also nice and bright, with black stripes in the front. It's hard against her head so there really is no need for the brush she comes with. One of the things I like best about her is the way her eyes have been painted. They are bright green cat eyes, much more noticeable and more well thought out than some of the other dolls' eyes. It's also a change from the other dolls that her hands have little studded gloves painted on them. Very cute! She has a long removable tail. I've read on other reviews that her tail pops out easily, but I have had no such problem. The tail on my doll is sturdy and just adds that much more to the look of her. The only thing I've really noticed different about the Toralei doll and the cartoon is that her nose isn't painted like a cat nose, and she doesn't have fangs painted on, but has both of these in her cartoon version. However, even these things being said, I still give the doll 5 stars. The pictures that are featured of the doll online just don't do it justice, and when you see her up front you will understand. Good luck to all who are still searching, and I hope you enjoy her as much as I do!