When I worked at K of P there was an FAO Schwartz there! I loved that store! PRETTY!!! I purchased a few things from there but not too because of the prices. It was a great place to spend lunch! There was a TRU right across the complex. OMG, why didn’t I stop at the TRU while I was there? Bone head! I guess I might be making another trip. I got some really great stuff at that TRU. Yeah I’ll have to go back.
Any way I purchased two types of Tiana (3 dolls all together) and one type of Mulan. It is harder now to find the SIS Cara doll at a good price and I still have several medium dark brown dolls that need bodies. I also have a few paler dolls that need bodies too. The Sinatra is a little too costly for me right now!
2012 Mulan She looks a little… constipated .
Vanessa promised us a really good comparison of this to doll with other body types! I'm going to be lazy and wait for that! I would like to show a little of the two types I have. Like Vanessa I will be show the Tianas first. I will put both the Tiana head and the dress up for sale or trades on my blog so if you are interested, please contact me.
2011 Tiana-the one on sale for 7.99
Now lets see the goods! The gown of this doll is covered with sparkles that get everywhere! I had to washer to get them off the body.
The 2011 doll has purple eyes!
Her body type is similar to that of the articulated SIS bodies. I would agree with Vanessa that the body does seem sturdier that that of the Mattel dolls. So that speaks to what Mattel could do. Her arms and hands are that of a better made Fashionista Barbie.
Cara hand and Tiana hand and arms. Kara is the darker one.
Warning-- Nude dolls!Her torso is a cross between the Mattel Belly Button body and the Disney body that you might find on the newer Hannah Montana and friends.
It has the little smaller waist of the Hannah dolls and
she has high heel feet with toes (and not the club foot of Mattel dolls)!
club foot!It all makes me wonder about patents! I hope we are not up for another patent fight!
Winning an articulated body of a medium dark brown……and the body goes too…
She was the last of the sisters without an articulated body! The body seems smaller and that seems fitting for her!
2012 Tiana 14.99 or 2 for 22.00
Gloves! I love have more gloves!
I like this face the best of all the Tiana that I have seen. Yes, even with the side looking eyes! This is a head worth trying to shrinkThe gown isn't my cup of tea but it doesn't have all those sprarkles. This is the new doll you have seen used on the net in places like Van’s Doll Treasures and Flickr!
The knees are like the first wave of Fashionista Barbies. Because of that, she also has the same issue of not being able to set like a lady that Vanessa mentioned.
I do think that she will make a great doll for dancing!
Maybe some costumes next time!
When I purchased these dolls, I had a “take that Mattel” feeling as I did it. We all need more of that. We need someone to give us body options if Mattel won’t. There wasn’t a name on the manufacturer of the Disney dolls on the box… won’t it be funny if it were Mattel???
Who will get the newest Tiana body?
I haven’t decided. You’ll have to wait and see.
With the second 2011 body went to one of my favorites and a dolls who was in great need a new body!
Imani!So that mean more play time for Imani and some blog time too!