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Raven Queen: A Review,
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I have been an adult collector of Monster High for a couple years now. When I heard about the concept for Ever After High, my interest was piqued. What would they look like? What characters would we see? I heard rumors that Justice had gotten shipments of these dolls in and I decided to take a trip there and see for myself. I was not disappointed (they had tons on the shelves!) and I was able to snag my favorite of the new line, Raven Queen. Her packaging was reminiscent of an old story book, complete with a cardboard book spine. Deboxing an Ever After girl is a familiar chore to anyone who has done the same with a Monster High doll with plenty of rubber bands and plastic ties. Once freed, I was able to get a better look at her. She is an absolutely stunning doll! I love her gothic style, perfect for the daughter of the Evil Queen. Her black and purple hair is the same hair used on Monster High girls, easy to get a brush through and lies quite nicely. I was amazed at the amount of detail put into her outfit. It is a multilayered dress with a corset style top and a triple layered skirt. Her fishnet tights add a good under dimension to the ensemble. She comes with appropriate, if a bit restricting, accessories. The one that stands out most is the silver feather-molded collar. Unfortunately I don't quite know how to get it off yet without her losing her head (yikes!) so I haven't gotten a good look at her body. From what I can tell though, the proportions are more realistic than Monster High. Her face is not nearly as unique as a Monster High face, but it is a sweet face. All in all, I am pleased with Raven and eagerly await what new characters will appear in later waves. If at all possible, go to a Justice to purchase an Ever After High girl since they often run 40% off sales and BOGOs.