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Abbey Bominable - She's from the snow,
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
This review is from: Monster High Abbey Bominable Doll Daughter of the Yeti (Toy)
I recently stumbled onto an Abbey in a local store and was actually quite astonished to find her.
Abbey is a doll I initially had no interest in getting, but after seeing her, she really grew on me. She actually has a LOT of awesome details on her that are completely unique to her. She has "claw hands" (which were later introduced to Clawd and Clawdeen dolls) instead of the regular ones.
She has beautiful glittery skin. Every bit of Abbey's skin has glitter on it, which really makes her stand out, and shimmery.
Abbey has tusks instead of fangs, so they point the opposite direction (I think this is a cute touch, personally).
By far, one of the best things about Abbey is her absolutely beautiful hair. Her hair has a new iridescent sort of material which is very sparkly. It's not like the previously used (and typically disliked) tinsel in Cleo's hair, which breaks easily and is frustrating. The new shiny fiber seems very durable, and actually easily withstood me brushing it when I first deboxed the doll and had to straighten her unkempt hair.
This isn't seen on the doll or in any pics I've found so far, but Abbey actually is wearing very detailed snow boots underneath her legwarmers. The soles of her shoes even have treads on them, a very cute little touch.
The only negative thing about Abbey is because of her arm warmers, she can be a little difficult to pose-the arm warmers come up just past her elbows and this makes bending her arms largely impossible. It's really a small annoyance, but it is something some people may dislike. You can get around this if you fiddle with the arm warmers enough, but some people may find this forces her arms back into a down position.
All in all though, a very awesome doll and fairly unique with a lot of "new" features not previously seen on other dolls in the line. I personally really enjoy how creative Mattel is getting with these dolls.
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Initial post: Jan 18, 2012 5:49:48 AM PST
Linda C. Hoffmann says:
$58.99?!?!?! Are you crazy? I am thoroughly disgusted with this. This TOY can be found in stores for $20 or less. Well, actually it can't be found now because of people scooping them up to resell. Children love these dolls. Why take advantage of people?
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2012 8:03:13 PM PDT
Lee Taylor says:
I'm not sure if you're responding to my review of the doll, or just generally commenting. I did not pay $58.99 for my Abbey, I actually did find mine retail for like $24.99 (Toys R Us notoriously charges like $5 more for their dolls, but I still find this within reason). Abbey has since been reprinted, so her value is probably less than it initially was. The reason that people try to charge more for some Monster High dolls is because they are rare. For example, when stores buy the dolls, they come six to a case. In the case that Abbey originally came in, there was only ONE Abbey doll per case. As a result, there were not very many Abbeys in circulation, and scalpers were snapping them up to resell at inflated rates. This happens frequently with varying dolls among the line. They don't include as many per case (favoring, for example, Draculaura or Frankie, generally giving them 2 per case in sets they appear in, over less popular characters like Toralei or Clawd, thus, making those dolls more valuable and rare).
I don't personally agree with the people who buy them just for the sole purpose of reselling them, but it's a free market, and that's their right to do so-I just choose not to patronize those people. While it is scummy that people do buy just to resell at an inflated rate, the thing is, if the company made the dolls more widely available, then people wouldn't feel the need to resort to buying from scalpers to get the dolls. But even then, at the end of the day, the people who buy the dolls at the inflated rate share some of the blame in the ridiculous prices. If no one bought them at those prices, then people would stop snapping them up off shelves just to resell them later. It's a vicious circle.
Why take advantage of people? Because they can. :/
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