Meet the My Ballerina Dolls. These dolls are designed by an actual ballerina and are fully articulated so that they can strike the dramatic ballet poses. There are three dolls scheduled for the line-up: Dream Clara Marie, Nutcracker Prince, and Party Clara Marie. There is also a book scheduled to come out that retells the story just a little bit. The Nutcracker will take on a new identity to reflect the younger audience for these dolls.
These dolls are 23-inches tall and come in BEAUTIFUL attire!
Something I haven’t mentioned yet are her shoes. I didn’t get a good photo of them, but her ballet shoes aren’t traditional slippers. They are actually like ballet boots! How awesome!
Last, but certainly not least, is the Nutcracker Prince. You’ll have to get the book and read it, but I’ll give you a little teaser: The Nutcracker isn’t who he traditionally was in the original story.
The final retail price on these dolls will be around $70-80 (I cannot remember the exact price point). I thought I remember the representative saying that these dolls were made of plastic. Received an e-mail from the company. They will retail for between $79 and $89. Theye are made from a polyurethane synthetic resin. He reiterated multiple times that these were play dolls, not just for collectors. They could take a fall or a light beating and still hold up.
We hope to partner with My Ballerina Dolls to do a review of one of these dolls when they are released. They are looking at a fall release so that dolls will be available for Christmas.