Saturday, May 12, 2018

Toys"R"Us Exclusive Madame Alexander Captain America Fan Girl πŸ’™❤️ Doll... a Comparison Review!


Hey everyone,
The Avengers Infinity War movie came out on April 27th so I had to do a Marvel post!! πŸ˜„πŸ˜ Today I have an amazing doll to review for all of you!! πŸ˜‰ I bet you didn't know but I am a big fan of Marvel, I'm not a fan of all their movies. One of my favorite Marvel characters would have to be Captain America! ❤️πŸ’™πŸ‘ŠThat's why when I heard that Madame Alexander made this doll and four other characters themed around some of Marvel's famous superheroes, I had to at least get Miss Captain America!! πŸ˜…πŸ˜

Here is the artwork for all of the Marvel Fan girl characters that were created into dolls. Don't these girls look so cool?! 😎πŸ’₯πŸ’ͺ I got this image from Madame Alexander and you can find more info on these dolls here. This doll line is only exclusively sold at Toys"R"Us, which is so sad because they are closing all of their stores! 😭

Now these Madame Alexander dolls were quite pricey... They were $50 a piece and for some reason they raised the price on the Black Panther doll to $80 which was very annoying! πŸ˜’Since these Fan Girl dolls were quite expensive I decided to wait and see if they would go on sale. Although I didn't expect them to go on sale anytime soon but then Toys"R"Us announced that they were closing their doors. I actually got this Fan Girl Captain America doll for a very good price! 😱😍 Sorry for babbling so much! πŸ˜… I am just so excited that I got this doll and at a very good price too! πŸ˜„ Now let's get into this review! πŸ˜‰

I really like the design of Cap's box. πŸ’™ I forgot to mention that I decided to name this Fan Girl Liberty. πŸ—½πŸ’– A perfectly fitting and very pretty name don't you think?! 😊 Instead of calling her Madame Alexander Fan Girl Captain America doll!! Quite a long name so I decided to name her Liberty or Cap for her nickname.

Anyways on the right side of her box she has a silhouette of Captain America's shield. ★

The left side of the box you can see her portrait. She has such a pretty face!

The back of this Fan Girl's box.

Here is a closer look at the design and inspiration for Cap's costume.

I really like their description on being a Marvel Fan Girl up until it says " They are your reason for being." I do admire these superheroes but I certainly don't believe that these heroines are my reason for being! Jesus Christ is my reason for being! I live to serve Jesus and want to be more like him!! πŸ˜‡πŸ•‡  

First thing out of the box is a clear doll stand that says Fan Girl in fancy letters on the base of the stand.

The stand is made of three pieces that you do have to put together and it comes with a slip of paper showing you how to assemble it. 
Although the first piece of the doll stand the saddle part,
(that goes in between the doll's legs) is hard to put together. At first I didn't push the saddle part all the way into the stand piece and my doll was floating in the air as you can see above. 😬
Then when I pushed that saddle piece all the way which was very hard to do because it almost seems like you are going to break that small piece! πŸ˜’ Cap's boots are now standing flat against the base of the stand. Anyways besides the stand issue let's have a full view of Liberty's patriotic outfit. She can stand on her own without her stand if you balance her just right. πŸ˜‰

Here I have a picture of Captain America that I got off of Google next to my Fan Girl doll inspired by Cap. πŸ’– Looking at these two next to each other, Madame Alexander did a very nice job on her outfit. Although I kind of wish they added some stars or at least a shield! πŸ˜’ I guess I'm going to have to make her a shield myself!πŸ˜πŸ˜… Anyways let's move on to take a closer look at her patriotic attire! πŸ’™

Here is a close up of her absolutely gorgeous face! 😍 Liberty has beautiful blue eyes,πŸ’™rooted eyelashes, and coral lips.  

She has lovely golden hair with both of her side bangs sewn to the rest of her hair. Unfortunately her side bangs have left a bad gel stain under her chin and around other places on her face. πŸ˜’ I will probably have to wash her face after this review, dolls don't like having gel on their faces! 😜

This girl has her hair put up into a braided bun. Her navy blue headband has elastic in it so you could take it off if you wanted to. She also has Madame Alexander stamped on the back of her neck.

Her navy blue shirt is a nice shiny Polyester and it matches with her headband. 

Cap's white under shirt is unfortunately sewn together with her navy blue shirt so it is not separate. She also has a tag sewn into her shirt as well. 
Her faux leather gloves or should I say sleeves?! πŸ˜… They go up to her shoulders and all the way down to her hand.

One side of the sleeve is hemmed and the other side isn't. The sleeves also have white lining inside of them, probably so they won't stain your doll. I was quite pleased and very surprised that her sleeves didn't stain her hands or her arms.

Liberty's skirt is made of sheer material which comprised of a skirt and very long train. Cap's skirt has a white lining sewn inside the top portion of her outfit.πŸ’–it.
Her faux leather belt has a small sliver shield and it is a separate piece from the skirt. The tiny shield is a sliver plastic.

The skirt without the belt. I think the belt adds a really nice detail to her whole outfit. 

A view of how everything Velcros in the back.

Aren't Cap's boots awesome?! πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜… They are knee high WW1 Army style boots. The boots have a slit and a fastener in the back. Her boots are plastic but they look so realistic! Unfortunately these boots are very hard to take off and put back on the doll's feet! Since I was pulling on the boots to get them off, it made her knee joints really weak! πŸ˜’ 
Cap's tights match with her headband and shirt. These tights weren't easy to get off either! 😐

Fan Girl Captain America is 13" inches tall without wearing her boots and without measuring her tall bun. She has articulation at the shoulders, elbows, wrists, legs, and knees. 

Her hands can be removed just like Ever After High doll hands, so it is easier to put on Cap's faux red leather sleeves.

Surprisingly Liberty sits very nice in a Barbie doll chair however it is a bit small for her. πŸ˜…

Barbie looks so tiny next to Cap! πŸ˜…

My Disney singing Rapunzel doll with Miss Captain America. πŸ’œπŸŒΈ

My beautiful Disney Limited Edition Frozen Fever Elsa doll next to Cap. I reviewed Elsa quite a while ago, you can check it out Here.

She can fit in some Barbie doll clothes that stretch, however it is very short on her since she is not the same height as Barbie. This Care Bear dress goes perfectly with her beautiful blue eyes it's so sad that the dress is too short on her!😭

That is the end of this review I hope you all enjoyed it! What do you think of Miss America?! 😊 Let me know in the comments down below and thanks for reading! 😘
 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Madame Alexander Doll Redo/Customization

Well hello there...  πŸ˜‡
My name is Grace and today I am going to show all of you my transformation! πŸ˜„ Okay now I'm going to let Mrs. Daisy take over. Thanks Grace, 😊hey everyone it's Mrs. Daisy! 🌼Grace was my daughter's very first, much loved, 18 inch doll who needed a new wig! πŸ˜±πŸ˜ŠπŸ’œ

 This is how Grace looked before her transformation. Her hair was super frizzy because we were using a cheap plastic brush on Grace's hair ! πŸ˜’Who knew?

Grace is an original Madame Alexander doll from the Mia Bella line that was sold as a Toys“R”Us exclusive. You can see from the picture above her hair used to be longer 😭 We had to cut it because it got so unmanageable that it couldn't be brushed!

The restoration process started with a total snipping off of all of Grace's hair. There are several ways you could do this restoration process and this is how I did it.πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰

One way I could have done this was to plug her hair but I choose to use a wig instead that I had bought several years ago. πŸ˜… If you look at her head she has brown paint where her hair once was. Now you could remove the paint and then glue on the wig but I didn't. 😏

The rest of the hair was plucked out by using tweezers. Covering the brown painted areas in the back of the head and around the ears was a challenge which took a lot of patience. When I glued the wig it was a bit tricky near the ears so I had to do it slowly and it took me several days to complete. What a cute little face. 😊 Love the Madame Alexander face mold with the closed mouth so cute.
Grace's wig is unfortunately not very good quality as the Beautifully Custom wig on our last custom Arwen. Even if you do small hairstyles you can see some bald spots. This wig has big gaps in between each hair plug seam. πŸ˜’πŸ˜­ I know it might be hard to understand but if you own an American Girl doll and look at their wig it would be more understandable.

Grace's wig is from Britlyn Madison a doll wig shop that closed a while back. The name of this wig is called Unicorn and I absolutely love all of the pretty pastel colors! πŸ˜πŸ¦„ This beautiful wig is mostly white but her hair has streaks of light colors throughout it. πŸŒˆπŸ•‡πŸ’™ There is four delightful colors in this wig a soft touch of yellow, pink, purple, and light blue.  

 The dress is from My Life As... the doll brand at Walmart. Grace's dress is absolutely stunning and it even matches her unicorn wig and the dress is so sparkly!! πŸŒˆπŸ¦„✨ 

I wanted to share a Bible scripture with all of you... 🌼 Hebrews 4:16
"Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." πŸŒΌπŸ•‡
Hope you all enjoyed this post. What do all of you think about Grace?! Let me know in the comments down below and thanks for reading! 😘


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Disney's Holiday Princess Snow White 1998 Doll Review

Hey everyone 😊
 I have an absolutely beautiful Snow White doll to review for all of you doll lovers out there! πŸ˜‰ She is the second doll from the lot that I got a while back. I already reviewed the 1989 Holiday Barbie go check it out if you haven't read it yet! Anyways let me start this review! πŸ˜… 

Here is a look at Snow White's gorgeous box. The little blue birds are so cute!

A good look at the back of her box.  This Snow White doll was from 1998 and she was third in Disney's Holiday Princess doll series.πŸ’™πŸŽ„ The series had four dolls Cinderella 1996, Belle 1997, Snow White 1998, and Jasmine 1999 all in Christmas themed gowns.

Love the scene they set Snow White in! 😍 I don't know why but the photos of the doll on the box always look so different from the actual doll. πŸ€”πŸ€¨

Snow White came with a stand, brush, and a pair of high-heeled shoes.

Here she is out of the box. Snow White has the basic articulation which are bent arms, and rubber click knees. Meaning, she can't move that great! 😬 Snow's amazing Holiday ballgown is quite similar to her classic Disney Princess yellow dress.

Snow has light blue eye shadow and red lipstick. Her charming headband has three dark blue berries to match with her dress and two plastic gold leaves. Unfortunately the two ends of the headband are sewn together without any elastic.

Her hair is a little messy and squished in the back. Plus the rubber band that was holding  Snow's hairstyle melted in her beautiful curls! πŸ˜’ She also has a pearl necklace held in place with some tape on the back of her neck.

Snow White's last extra accessory is a faux fur muff. Her hand warmer has an absolutely gorgeous gold ribbon hanging down with the same Christmas decorations that are on her headband. πŸ’– 

The hand muff has two small pieces of elastic at both ends of her muff.

Snow's stunning Christmas ballgown looks a lot more simple without her muff. She looks elegant with or without it.

Her high cream colored collar has a very delicate lace trim. The top of Snow White's dress is a beautiful dark blue with three pearls going down the center.πŸ’ŽShe has Juliet sleeves with a diagonal cut on the cuffs.

Snow's golden cape is attached on one side of her gown and the other side has a snap to attach it back on the dress. Her cloak has a nice faux fur trim. Although there is a very weird hole in the middle of it. πŸ˜’ The hole in the middle of her cape is there to hold Snow White's waist with wire when she was in her box. Really sad about the hole, it ruins the whole look of her cloak.
She has white underwear and a petticoat under her Christmas ballgown.

The inside of her lovely gown has two tags.

Snow White also came with an adorable Christmas bunny ornament!πŸ‡ This cute little bunny is rubber and squishy. He wears a charming white scarf that is glued to his head. The scarf has the same decorations that match with Snow's gown.
This rabbit has an adorable face. There is a gold piece of string glued to his head to hang him on the Christmas tree. πŸŽ„ The paint for his sweet eyes are nicely detailed. πŸ’™πŸ° Unfortunately, the way Mattel positioned the bunny he is always looking up. I like to think the reason the bunny is looking up is to look at Snow White. 😊 

What do you all think of this gorgeous Snow White doll?! If you have any questions or comments let me know in the comment section down below and thanks for reading! 😘