When I heard that Toot’s Toys was getting in a shipment of Thronecoming dolls, I jumped at the chance to own these four beautiful dolls! I placed my pre-order last Monday and the dolls shipped the day Toot’s Toys received them (Friday). This review is for the Thronecoming Blondie Lockes doll, my absolute favorite and my vote for Thronecoming Queen! #TeamBlondie!
I’ll start this review with the box.
The TC Boxes are a little wider than normal boxes. Blondie’s box includes her name on the front, but the same castle-esque scene in the background as all of the characters. The spine of her book contains her art that has been redone for her Thronecoming outfit.
The back of the box contains a short explanation of the inspiration behind each character’s Thronecoming outfits. The original idea was that it related to their pets. While that still holds true, the boxes have eliminated the “pet” part of the story. Blondie’s story doesn’t mention her pet bear, but instead mentions the “cute and cuddly” bears of her story.
Each doll comes with a bookmark. On the inside, they all contain the same store from the Once Upon Times newspaper. Each character outlines her portion of the story in her signature color. The next piece is personal to each doll. Each character reveals something personal about their choices for their Thronecoming attire. Blondie’s story is all about her hair.
Okay, I’d better get to the doll.
My Blondie doll suffers from a tiny bit of wonky eye. It is more apparent in photos than in real life. Each of these dolls has some kind of embellishment on their cheeks and up the side of their face. Blondie has little blue diamonds (or some other gem) as well as sparkles.
Blondie’s hair features little (honey) buns with hair cascading down. The Thronecoming dolls have tinsel in their hair, but it is very high quality tinsel. Blondie’s hair is super soft. I want to take it down and do something with it, but I know I could never recreate that hairstyle.
Blondie has a plastic collar/neckpiece that is golden. It is held down by rubber bands. There isn’t really a design element here (I don’t see a bear or a bow). If you take the rubber bands off, I don’t see any way that this piece would naturally attach itself to the doll or the dress.
The top of Blondie’s dress is light blue with brown “fur” fluff on her straps. Under that plastic collar are two tiny yellow bows. I absolutely love bows! There is no such thing as too many bows. I’m a tiny bit sad that these cute yellow bows get covered up by that neckpiece. She has a ruffle that is sewn down the front.
These photos also allow you to see the plastic pieces that are rubberbanded to the tops of Blondie’s “gloves.” They are ruffles with a little bow. I’m assuming this is supposed to be like the tops of those elbow-length gloves?
Blondie’s dress is all one piece. Her skirt has three layers. The top-most layer is a beautiful blue with little bears and adornments on it. This top layer also features one little black bow. The next layer is a sheer yellow layer with bows and dots printed onto it. The final layer is the solid yellow layer.
Blondie wears blue shoes with several bows on them. Only one of these bows on either shoe is painted gold. The heel is a… umm… design? If almost looks like upside-down flowers stacked on top of one another. I really don’t know what is going on with that heel.
The saddle stand style is a favorite of mine when it is done properly. These have totally been done properly! The dolls all reach the bottom of their stands and aren’t teetering on the edge of falling off.
These stands are VERY snug on the doll, though. Excuse the brashness of this photo, but I wanted to show you how closely this stand cradles the dolls. This may also contribute to the sturdy non-teetering feeling they have on their stands. If you pick a doll up by her head, arms, or torso that stand will be coming with her without additional reinforcements.
Overall, Thronecoming Blondie Lockes is such an amazing doll! I am so in love with every piece of her! I was anxious about her elbow gloves after the Toy Fair photos had shown her (as a prototype) with paint smears on her upper arm. I am happy that they translated much better in the production model.
I reviewed Blondie first because she has my vote for Thronecoming Queen! If you haven’t made up your mind, yet, let me beg you to vote for Blondie! Let’s give her a crown worthy of her true Royal Status! #TeamBlondie!