When I heard that Mattel was doing a Wave 2 of Legacy Day, I was most excited about the Ashlynn Ella doll. When promotional pictures came out, I was so disappointed.
Seriously? Look at that dress!
This was my face when I saw the first images of the doll:
Nevertheless, I was still excited to get another Ashlynn doll. I could get more Ashlynn without having to rehome all of those Hunter dolls. When Toot’s Toys had Ashlynn and the other Legacy Day Wave 2 dolls up, I jumped at the chance to own another Ashlynn. While she may not be the doll I wanted, she is still very beautiful. Check out my full review:
Ashlynn comes with light blue eyeshadow with some pink on her upper lids. She has a silvery glitter that extends to her dark blonde eyebrows. She wears adorable pink lipstick with no three-dot lip shine.
There are several people that were upset about this crown. In the Legacy Day special, Ashlynn wears a golden crown. I actually like this change. The pink in her crown matches the pink all over her. The crown features flowers and leaves.
Ashlynn’s dress has short pink sleeves. This is another sore spot for fans. In the Legacy Day special, Ashlynn has long sleeves. (I’m not sour about this part)
The top of the dress is light blue/teal with gold leaves. The bottom skirt is a tight pencil-style skirt in a light blue/teal with gold flecks. It reminds me of her signature outfit. Now for the part that makes me upset….
This train. This is nothing like I’d imagined her doll to be, nothing like the Legacy Day Special. This one piece is the source of why I disliked the doll originally. As it is, the dress is adorable, it was just difficult to appreciate it for what it is because of what I wanted.
Ashlynn’s shoes are the same color as her crown. I love this head-to-toe motif. Her shoes feature the same flowers and leaves that have been all over this outfit. Like her crown, many people were upset about these shoes. I’ve come to love them!
Ashlynn comes with a light blue/teal “Storybook of Legends” and a golden key (not pictured here). The Wave 2 dolls comes with much thinner books than the Wave 1 dolls. Maybe Mattel thought these stories weren’t as long? Or that we really don’t have shelf space for all of these books?
So what if you only want one Ashlynn? Which one should you pick?
The light blue eyeshadow on the Legacy Day doll makes her eyes pop more. Her lipstick is also darker than the signature doll. The signature doll has more subdued makeup.
If I could only have one, I’d probably choose the signature doll, just because she is more true to the original designs. Legacy Day Ashlynn is a beautiful doll. If you never compare her to the Legacy Day special, she is just adorable and perfect! Unfortunately, I saw the Legacy Day special first, and she will just never live up to what I want.