Walking the Toy Aisle

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.

Insurgent Barbie
Insurgent Barbie

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!

5th Music Group
Fifth Harmony Group
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Fifth Harmony Doll, Dinah
Fifth Harmony Doll
Fifth Harmony Doll, Ally
Fifth Harmony Doll
Fifth Harmony Doll, Normani
Fifth Harmony Doll
Fifth Harmony Doll, Camila
Fifth Harmony Doll, Lauren
Fifth Harmony Doll, Lauren

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.

Anna and Elsa
Anna and Elsa

There were some Frozen items that were, I’ll be honest, super scary.  These two My Size dolls were not.

Anna Styling Head
Anna Styling Head

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!

MIniature Frozen
MIniature Frozen
Mini Dolls
Mini Dolls

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.

Barbie
Barbie

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.)

Kelly
Kelly

Which brings me to this new Chelsea/Kelly doll.  Notice her painted on top.  Why, oh, why do you insist on doing this, Mattel?

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MiWorld
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MiWorld
MiWorld
MiWorld
MiWorld
MiWorld

One of each, please!  miWorld is continually surprising me with new stores. If only I had space for all of them!

Sofia the First
Sofia the First

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…)

Sofia the First
Sofia the First

Here’s a close up of the Sofia the First Styling Head, which, unlike the Anna Styling Head, I adore.

My First Princess Old vs New
My First Princess Old vs New

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.

Ariel and Eric
Ariel and Eric
Disney Princess Set
Disney Princess Set

These are two adorable Princess 2-packs: Toddler Rapunzel and Maximus and Wedding Bells Ariel and Prince Eric.

Barbie Furniture Set
Barbie Furniture Set

Mattel is doing an interesting thing this year.  They’re releasing small furniture pieces.  A neat idea!

star wars
star wars
Who Shot First?
Who Shot First?

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.

Mini Moxie
Mini Moxie

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!

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5 thoughts on “Walking the Toy Aisle

  1. I agree with you about the painted-on bathing suits. They’re very limiting for people who like to re-dress their dolls!

    I haven’t seen much that’s new, except for the Fifth Harmony gals. I like Tris, though. She has a beautiful face. I can’t wait to find her in the wild. 😉

  2. I detest the trend of painted-on clothing on dolls. I don’t understand it at all. Isn’t the point of *play* dolls to play with them? If their clothes are painted on, then other clothes don’t always look right. My two little girls hate, this, too. Their Anna and Elsa dolls both have the molded, painted torsos and they hate that when they want to put on a pretty gown, it’s usually sleeveless and it just looks awful!

    I haven’t seen Divergent or Insurgent, but I did see the dolls and I think they’re really pretty.

  3. I love the 6 inch Anna,Elsa, and Kristoff dolls, and Mattal really sunk to a low point when introduced Barbies(and now kellies) with painted/molded tops and tiny skirts(Which by the way never stay on properly because of the lack of a proper top half)

  4. I saw Insurgent Tris in the store, and I really like her face and hair. However, why didn’t they articulate her limbs like Divergent Tris? That was disappointing. Same thing for the dolls with painted on clothing. I picked up one of Chelsea’s friends, but am not likely to buy any others if they have the same issue.

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