When I first saw this doll, I thought this was an Ever After High fakie. When I found out it was an official Mattel doll, I had to check her out. How close to an Ever After High doll is she?
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Malucia is the antagonist (bad guy) in the next Barbie movie (Titled Barbie and the Secret Door). Look at this sweet face. Do you think she could be a bad guy?
Malucia has pink and purple hair pulled to the side in adorable pigtails. The hair is very high quality. It is super soft, like kanekalon. She wears a pink crown headband, but the headband portion is well hidden in her hair. She has purple eyes with some pink that isn’t so easily seen in photos.
Malucia’s dress had purple sleeves. These sleeves are already showing signs of wear. There are loose threads all along the edges. The bodice of the dress has a psychedelic flower print. Her belt is neon pink and is sewn to her sides.
LOOK AT THIS SKIRT! Does that not scream Magic Girl anime to you? Now, you know I love bows, but this! I love it! The dress starts out pink and transitions to purple and then blue. Have I mentioned how much I love this skirt?!
Here you can see the back of the dress. It is all one piece and fits her rather loosely. You can also barely see the loose threads coming from the velcro section. I’m not used to this lack of detail. Also, notice her super cute shoes?!
Malucia has this magical wand. From what I’ve read, Malucia doesn’t have any magical powers, so she uses this wand to steal magic from everyone in her land. It has an attachment for her hand that actually works!
Okay, so how does she compare to an Ever After High doll?
Malucia’s head is also smaller than Maddie’s. She is a little bit lighter skin tone than Maddie, but I think she is close enough that a body transfer might be possible. I prefer the articulation of an EAH doll, so I will be changing her head over to a Madeline Hatter doll. Check back later to see Dr. Franken-sol’s experiment. Mwhahahahaha!
Ahem. So how will an Ever After High doll look in Malucia’s outfit? Will she get to keep that cute dress?
Did you notice the photos in this review are a little *different*? I purchased a lightbox earlier this week, and it came in today. These are the first photos that I’ve taken using that box. I know that I still need some work in positioning my lights and editing them, but what do you think? Do you like them?