Get ready, friends, for a sneak peek at the dolly delights coming to us in 2018!
First, let me introduce you to Disney Store’s latest Animators’ doll:
Elena of Avalor!
Elena is available at Disney Store for $26.95 (plus shipping of course).
*Correction, Mr. Google just informed me that Zuzo is neither a jaguar nor a wolf. He is a spirit fox who guides Elena through the human and spirit worlds.
Pocahontas Tsum Tsums And Limited Edition Doll:
Get ready Pocahontas fans because Disney is about to release a new series of tsum tsums AND a limited edition doll honoring this Native America princess! I know, know…I get way too worked up when Disney unveils something new; but seriously, Pocahontas is exciting!
Disney has announced that they are releasing a 17-inch limited edition Pocahontas doll in early March; however, they are pretty secretive about their upcoming releases, so I don’t have any images that I can share. All I know is that we are getting a limited edition Pocahontas doll this year.
But, I can give you a glimpse at the upcoming tsum tsum set:
It looks to me like this is a set of five mini tsum tsums and includes:
- John Smith
They will be released in the UK on February 13th, but a date for the US has not been announced yet.
Ever After High Sweet Treats Doll Line
Isn’t this a surprising turn of events! I felt sure the Back-To-School line would be Ever After High’s swan song, but I was obviously wrong. Images have emerged showing a new series of dolls called Sweets Treats.
It looks like this line will feature:
- Apple White
- Raven Queen
- Madeline Hatter
- C.A Cupid
- Darling Charming
- Holly O’Hair
- Bunny Blanc
It looks the elements in this series are all recycled from previous dolls and playsets.
Apple White is the only articulated doll:
That’s right. If the promo pictures are correct then Apple White will be the only doll with knee joints. This makes zero sense to me. Part of what made Monster High and Ever After High so popular was their awesome articulation! Why spoil a great product by changing one of its core features? A lot of people were already upset because of the new face-ups. Losing knee joints will only reinforce the idea that the rebooted dolls are lesser quality than the originals.
Upcoming Live Action Dolls
Sister and I love The Nutcracker ballet! We watch it every Christmas and Sister frequently plays her Tchaikovsky soundtrack. Not only that, we are both Janeites. We read Jane Austen’s books, watched the movies, and joke about finding Mr. Darcy. So you can imagine our reaction when we learned that Kiera Knightley is playing the Sugar Plum Princess! It’s like a totally awesome mash-up of the Nutcracker and Pride and Prejudice!
Needless to say, we are pretty excited about The Nutcracker And The Four Realms film and any dolls that might come with it! I also heard that Mattel has plans to release dolls for all three of these movies, so maybe this means that Mattel is on their way to getting the Disney Princesses back?
As far as I know, there aren’t any confirmed release dates, but A Wrinkle In Time is coming out in April so I imagine it won’t be too long before we start seeing some live action dolls.
Of all the doll news we covered today, I think I’m most excited about Pocahontas. I tend to be nostalgic and remember my mother taking me to see the movie when it first debuted in 1995. Also, for many years my favorite doll was the Sun Colors Pocahontas by Mattel and I have lots of happy memories of her.
But I’ve already talked enough and complained enough😉. Now it’s your turn! Who are you most excited (or not excited) to see from this lineup?