With only one or two more Toy Fair reports left, I thought it was about time to post a new Walking the Toy Aisle! Here’s a few things I saw while browsing the shelves last week.
Fun fact: I was an extra in Divergent. You can see me twice, if you know where to look. Because of that, I’ve kept an eye on the doll line. While I liked the ‘Divergent’ Tris, I love this Insurgent Tris! The short hair looks fantastic on this doll!
Have you heard of ‘Fifth Harmony‘? Apparently, they’re a musical group. I, personally, have never heard of them. The doll versions of the group are really well done, though. Lauren and Camila are my favorites.
There were some Frozen items that were, I’ll be honest, super scary. These two My Size dolls were not.
This Anna styling head, on the other hand, was not my favorite Frozen item. I don’t like the face and don’t see much resemblance to the animated character. Maybe it’s too long or not wide enough? I’m not sure what the problem is for me, but it isn’t my cup of tea!
I did quite like these miniature Frozen dolls. Little Kristoff is adorable. Anna’s hair color is a bit strange, but the faces on these are rather cute.
I am loving Barbie’s rebranding. I haven’t liked a bathing suit Barbie in forever, but Glam Vacation Barbie is super cute! And, she has a real bathing suit! (There are a number of Barbie’s in the Barbie aisle with painted on suits. Not a good trend.)
Which brings me to this new Chelsea/Kelly doll. Notice her painted on top. Why, oh, why do you insist on doing this, Mattel?
One of each, please! miWorld is continually surprising me with new stores. If only I had space for all of them!
How cute is the ‘My First Princess’ Sofia the First? I adore her and she looks like she has so much hair! (You might recall I reviewed a Princess Amber with a huge hair issue recently…)
Here’s a close up of the Sofia the First Styling Head, which, unlike the Anna Styling Head, I adore.
As I learned at Toy Fair, Jakks Pacific is changing their line of My First Princess’s to feature ‘Royal Reflection’ eyes. Basically, the new eyes have a little more depth to them. The doll on the left has the new eyes.
These are two adorable Princess 2-packs: Toddler Rapunzel and Maximus and Wedding Bells Ariel and Prince Eric.
Mattel is doing an interesting thing this year. They’re releasing small furniture pieces. A neat idea!
As 2015 progresses, we’ll be seeing many new Star Wars toys. The large figures seen above are quite neat! Han and Luke look pretty good, much better than some of the small action figures.
Moxie Girlz haven’t done much for me since they debuted. However, these Moxie Girlz Friends caught my eye while shopping. They’re kind of cute and definitely different from the dolls we’re used to.
So, there are a few items I saw while browsing the toy aisles this past week. What have you seen recently? Share your thoughts below!