I LOVE Frozen, so when I heard there was a second movie coming out, I watched the trailers obsessively and rushed to the Disney store in search of new dolls. I ended up getting an Elsa doll that sings at the twirl of her wrist. There was also an Anna one, and it was so hard to choose, considering their gorgeous costumes. That’s the unfortunate thing about being a young collector: you can’t get all the things you want, due to monetary restraints. But considering the similar build of the dolls, I think it’s fair to say that most aspects of the review below will also apply to the Anna doll. Let’s get to it!
Several things were off. For example, there were some minor shine marks on her face, a couple lose threads within the stitching, and not… let’s just say not ideal painting on the boots. The bottom of her braid was burned together, and while I realize why this was done (to keep the hairs neatly in check) it makes the last part of her braid look like a garlic clove.
Overall, the quality is around what you’d expect for an average Disney store doll.
Accuracy (to the movie)
When making a movie based doll, they’ve got to make them look like the character, right? Queen Elsa sports a variety of looks throughout the movie, the sparkly, pastel blue gown being the most notable.
The doll definitely has more purple on her, with the belt and lavender gradient at the bottom of the gown. She has translucent shoulder pads as well. The main reason she looks different, however, is the hair: it’s too slick and thick.
Now, I realize that certain changes had to be made to the doll for aesthetic purposes. Disney knows what they’re doing. Still, the accuracy rating gets a 7/1o from me.
The sound is surprisingly loud and clear. I’ve attached a video below, but just in case you’d rather not watch it, Elsa sings a part of the song “Into the Unknown”.
Every day’s a little harder
As I feel my power grow
Don’t you know there’s a part of me
That loves to go
Into the unknownLyrics, as heard by me
Getting the Elsa doll has definitely pumped me up for the movie’s release (November 20th), and I believe she was worth the 27 bucks I begged my mom for. However, if you dislike dolls that just never shut up, aren’t a huge fan of Frozen, or would rather go for some of the rarer dolls that the Disney store has recently released, you might wanna sit this one out. I’ll give her an 8/10.
You can watch the trailer here: