This doll is currently retailing for just under $15CDN online and locally. And while that is higher than the average price for most dolls in the Fashionista line (which usually retail for $10-$12CDN), considering the size and detail of the wheelchair and the fact that this doll comes on a much more elaborately articulated body, I was impressed that she isn't being sold at double the price. Considering the additional cost of Monster High's wheelchair-included doll, and the extra cost of wheelchair accessories for American Girl type dolls, I was pleased to see that this doll will be affordable for a wide range of families.
Now let's take a closer look!
|The front of the box.|
|The back of the box, showing off the other dolls in this round of releases.|
|The inside packaging. A pink ramp is also included for kids|
(or collectors) who want to make a doll house accessible.
|Free from the box, with the ramp.|
|Closer view of one wheel.|
|A parting glance.|
Overall, I have to say that I'm very impressed with both the amount of detail and realism on the chair (especially at this price point), and with the packaging overall. I think this is a lovely addition to both a child's collection and a collector's shelf, and I just hope that Mattel keeps wheelchair-using dolls in their line for longer this time around!
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend (and a wonderful holiday weekend if you're in Canada)! If you've picked up any of the dolls in this line, I'd love to hear what you think of them. I'll be back with a post on the Fashionista with the prosthesis in a week. :)