Raven Queen is my last Thronecoming review. I’m kind of sad to be finished with them. These dolls are all very beautiful! I am very happy with my purchase from Toot’s Toys! I know there is a lot of talk around the community about paying more for dolls that will be available at a later date, but I am so impressed by their customer service, fast handling times, and the product that I’ve received. I will continue to do my business with small companies for as long as I can!
Raven Queen is such a dark and beautiful doll to begin with, but the Thronecoming version took this to an entirely new level!
Raven’s box tells about picking the dragon as the inspiration behind her outfits. She relates to dragons because they are full of fire, but people run before getting to know them.
Hey! I relate to that a little bit.
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Raven’s bookmark tells of her desire to have the perfect collar, but not being able to find one, she must craft one herself using magic. With Lizzie and Ashlynn’s help (what an odd trio that must be), Raven makes a custom collar with dragon scales and magic jewels. Dexter (little girl squee) gives her a flower that will counter-curse her magic. All spells will get absorbed into the flower. Awww! Dex, why couldn’t you have helped with that earlier?
I know several people were upset that Raven Queen’s extra make-up was changed so dramatically from this prototype that we saw at Toy Fair:
I, for one, am VERY happy they changed this design. I don’t know what caused the change, but the prototype looked diseased to me. I wouldn’t want whatever has infested her eyes.
Raven wears her hair in an updo that reminds me of Ashlynn’s daily look. She wears a side ponytail similar to her Legacy Day look.
I wasn’t sure in the Toy Fair photos what this thing was. They had it on her plastic piece that showed the accessories. I like it as a hair accessory, but I wonder how practical this would really be? It is completely outshined by her collar and I almost missed it!
One down-side to the collar is the back. This thing will not attach to the doll or her dress in any way other than with the rubber bands she is packaged with. If you snip those bands, don’t expect this thing to stay on. Is it magic, Raven?
Raven’s dress is a one-piece strapless dress. It has three layers. The top layer is dark purple with silver chevrons that match her eye make-up. (I love matchy-matchy!) The sheer mesh you see next isn’t a separate layer, it is sewn to the hem of this top layer. The next layer is another purple opaque layer with silver print running in dotted lines. The last layer is the black mesh with purple glitter. I don’t know that the purple glitter photographed well, though; the photo makes it look silver in places.
And that’s Raven Queen! She is such a dark beauty! If you love her, buy her when you see her! Like Apple, Raven is short-packed in the Thronecoming case assortment.
This Thronecoming is going to be a harsh race! All four dolls are so beautiful! I’m so thrilled to add them all to my collection! The only downside to them will be displaying them. These dresses are so poofy that they require a larger footprint on my shelf so as not to be crushed. I’m already running out of space!
Thronecoming voting isn’t live, yet. You’ve still got plenty of time to pick your favorite (or come over to #TeamBlondie). I will let you know when it is time to vote (for Blondie)