Time for part 2 of my first review! This go around I'm focussing on Pirate Fairy Periwinkle. I apologise that a number of the photos are dark and/or grainy. I'm still learning where the best spots are for light in the house and such.
|Synopsis of the movie Pirate Fairy that this doll ties into|
Now just for fun, to see how the Canadian release differs from the American release, I visited the official Jakks Pacific website. While the dolls appear to be identical on both sides of the border, the box art isn't. The Canadian version has Tinkerbell on every box, whereas the US box has an image of the fairy that the doll represents.
|Pictures from the Jakks Pacific site (US Version)|
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The basic versions of the Fairies do have different molds than the Deluxe fashion doll versions, so maybe those are the pre-production models for the line? It's disappointing though, since it would appear that each doll was originally going to have a unique face mold.
|Pirate Fairy Periwinkle next to Celebrate Pixie Party Rosetta|
The body is the same as Rosetta's, with her leaf-print underwear painted pale blue instead of magenta. Neither of Periwinkle's knee joints are loose, but I suspect that the tightness of the joints isn't something that is easily generalised. One of Periwinkle's elbow joints is slightly looser than the other, it doesn't affect her posing at all.
Periwinkle has an interesting hairstyle, an updo that pulls into a point with centre-parted bangs. It's hard with gel so that it keeps its shape. While the hair is gelled so heavily that it's almost solid, the head itself stills squishes under pressure, unlike Rosetta.
Now on to the fashion! Like the previous Fairy I reviewed, Periwinkle comes with a jacket, wings (which attach to the jacket), a dress, a belt and shoes, or boots in this case. The full contents of the box are listed underneath the photos of various dolls on the back of the box.
Perwinkle's colour is blue and boy is there a lot of blue in this outfit. Other than the white underskirt of the dress and the gold accents of the jacket and belt, everything is blue. The same shade of blue to boot! The pre-production version aka the version on the back of the box at least had more variety in shades of blue.
|Open belt and side view of the boots|
There is a long slit down the back of each boot, which makes them easy to put on the doll. The slits stay reasonably closed during use. The back of the boot, much like the sides, have some interesting details such as a large buckle.
Periwinkle's belt is one piece, with two crossed bands with molded stitches, and a golden snowflake in the centre. Periwinkle is a Frost Fairy, which explains the snowflake, her hair and the abundance of blue and white in all her outfits.
|The dress on its own|
Oddly enough, the entire back seam, which connects the three layers together, was sewn in blue thread. This thread is visible on the white bottom layer, even when the dress is on the doll.
|Back of the dress|
The jacket made of a soft, velvet-like blue fabric, with gold trim. It has a upturned collar and cuffs. Unfortunately, I've had no luck putting it back on Periwinkle since I removed it to redress her. Whoopsie! The wings attach via velcro, with the hook side being on the wings and the soft side being on the back of the jacket.
|Periwinkle's wings on the left, Rosetta's wings on the right|
Well, that's all I have to say for this review! I hope it was informative!