I've been putting off writing about this doll since I got her because, well, she's not what I was expecting. I've very glad that I ended up getting my two Disney girls, because they are so much nicer than the Winx girl, even though the two products were both made by Jakks Pacific.
|Bloom in 90s Barbie top, Oz the Great and Powerful hat, stock leggings and shoes|
Let's talk about the good points first. Her outfit is well made and the scooter is fabulous. The box art is very nice and I've been able to use it as an outdoor street scene for display. The body is accurate to the animations style of the show. For those that don't know, the girls in Winx have extremely long legs, thin limbs and very narrow waists. The doll's build mimics this, though the breasts and upper torso are such that, when clothed, Bloom looks almost flat-chested.
Her face looks odd and has a flat profile. Plus the eyes aren't raised, which only adds to the flat look of her. Her hair is coarse and tangles if you look at it wrong. Her two long strands of hair by her face were gelled into solid strips. The head itself is rock hard.
Like the title of this entry says, I have been inspired. I have been inspired to turn this lack-luster disappointment into something that is wholly mine.
|Concept sketch and original doll|