Jakks Pacific makes both articulated and non-articulated dolls for a variety of franchises. The two dolls I'm reviewing today are their articulated Disney Fairies dolls. The Disney fairies consist of Tinkerbell and her friends Periwinkle, Rosetta, Fawn, Silvermist, Iridessa and Vidia. On April 1st, the movie The Pirate Fairy was released and introduced a new character called Zarina. To see more about the fairies, and clips from the movies, see the official homepage.
The boxes are very similar. Both have clear fronts that fully display the dolls. In the corner, there are two photos of the line's Tinkerbell that advertises the fact that the dolls are articulated. There is a CG illustration of Tink on the side. The packaging is eye-catching. The only thing is that there is a huge contrast between the pictures of the doll versions of Tinkerbell and the CG picture. These dolls are adorable and sweet in their own right, but they aren't faithful translations of the characters from the movies.
|Pirate Fairy Periwinkle (left) and Celebrate Pixie Party Rosetta|
|4 dolls in each line, with Tinkerbell, Periwinkle and Rosetta as recurring characters|
|I'm keeping that insert for photoshoots. It's pretty and suits the party theme well|
|Back of the cardboard insert|
|The back of the plastic insert|
Rosetta's outfit consists of a red dress with white polkadot and a pink over-skirt, a pair of sheer coral tights with gold sparkly dots, wedge shoes, a white jacket with pink stripes and her wings. I mistakenly put Periwinkle's wings with Rosetta's outfit, since the only different is the pattern. Whoopsie!
|The full outfit, with Periwinkles' wings by accident|
Both her shoes and belt of made of a slightly soft plastic. This makes them very easy to put on. Her wedge shoes are a coral pink that are supposed to look like wood. Her belt is designed to look like many strands of plants have been woven together.
|The plastic accessories|
|Periwinkles' wings and Rosetta's jacket|
|Rosetta in full outfit, with her hair put in front of her wings|
|Back, with mold seams and copyright markings|
Range of motion testing time! Rosetta has one lower leg that is a bit looser than the other but otherwise, the joints are tight. I was afraid to move them too much though, since they are basically hinge joints. I'm much more comfortable with ball-joints strung with elastic then pegs and hinges.
|Looking all the way down|
|Looking all the way up|
|Impressive outwards range! All the joints can rotate somewhat and bend.|
|Showing off the range in her arms and wrists|
|Can't touch her face though. Oh hey, look, there's the paint defect again!|
|She can however touch her hair and turn her lower legs to the side while sitting|
|These feet cause problems|
So if standing isn't the best idea, what about sitting?
|Sitting in the chair from the Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse vanity playset|
|Smile for the camera!|
Rosetta's hair is long, with a wave curls under at the end. She has two braids that tie at the back of her head.
|Back of head|
And with that, we end the review! Phew, that took a long time. All in all, I'm pleased with my impulse buy and am already making silly stories up to amuse myself.