Friday, October 11, 2013
Every time I pass by the doll aisles in a store, there seem to be more and more monster dolls popping up. It's scary how quickly they have taken over! In fact, I'd say the monster doll craze is catching up in popularity to princess dolls -- so it was only a matter of time before someone combined the two.
Once Upon a Zombie dolls are zombified versions of your classic fairytale princesses. They're based on the Once Upon a Zombie children's book and web series, which follows the adventures of Caitlin Rose Fletcher as she tries to figure out why the Fairy Tale Universe is turning into Zombie Land. The characters are exquisitely drawn, and the six dolls based on the book -- Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, The Little Mermaid, and Belle -- really do a great job of bringing their characters to life. Or should I say afterlife?
We had the opportunity to review Zombie Rapunzel, and I have to say, the undead have never looked so pretty. The Pea is really into dolls, and she thinks Zombie Rapunzel is to die for! Zombie Rapunzel has light gray skin and violet eyes. She has thick, coppery hair, twisted into a ponytail that reaches her ankles. Her makeup and princess outfit are done in shades of violet.
Zombie Rapunzel's face is beautiful, with just the right mix of sweetness and goth. I love how she still has a wide-eyed, innocent look, not a bratty, pouty, self-entitled, smug look that so many dolls seem to have these days.
No detail has been spared, down to the rips and tears in Zombie Rapunzel's dress or the stitches on her mouth, forearms and legs.
Zombie Rapunzel is fully articulated, with joints in her neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, and knees (note: her waist and ankles do not move). She comes with a doll stand so you can style her in your favorite zombie pose. The Pea likes to change her pose every day!
Zombie Rapunzel is a beautiful, collectible-worthy doll, and from what I can see, so are the rest of her undead friends. It's almost impossible to believe that Zombie Snow White would prefer brains to apples, or that Belle should technically be more scary than her Beast! These Once Upon a Zombie dolls are priced on the lower end of collectible dolls ($19.99-$24.99), and in my opinion, the price is totally justified. So far, I've only seen her and her fellow zombie princesses for sale on Sears.com, the Wowee online store and Amazon.com -- but I'm hoping that more and more stores carry this line!
Disclosure: I received a product sample to facilitate my review, but have not been paid to review the product or give my opinions.. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.