OK I have 3 Belle dolls. 2 out of the box and 1 in the box.
Look how different these 2 unboxed dolls are! One looks pretty and normal the other is almost cartoonish.
We will begin with this cartoonish one.
First off, molded clothes are not really my thing. I like to dress my dolls. However since I don’t like neekid dolls, perhaps as undies molding is ok. This doll is all hard plastic. Her knees do not bend. She only bends at the hips. Sitting her down even is a challenge. She constantly wants to tip over sideways. She has a pretty face. Though to me it is not that engaging. She says Mattel 2009 Indonesia. I suppose her to be a ballerina, because of the molded slippers. However she does not look like the ones that come up on the search. The closest I found was My First Belle. Though I only found a head shot of her.
I did find her a Belle gown. I have 2 extras. I think this was the gown she would have come with.
Now this lass, is something like! Really she reminds more of a Barbie than of Belle. The closest I found for her was Disney Princess Stories Belle. Her gown is marked Disney. I imagine when boxed, it had a lot of tissue paper stuffed up in it. She is marked Mattel, 1966, China.
I like how her dress fluffs out when I stand her up. I think she will get the next doll stand!
Now this one… this one I love.
She is brand new, and I paid full price (I can not believe I did that!) for her.
I have heard it said that the newer dolls will not accumulate in value as the old ones did. Something about packaging and over production. However since Belle is the first of the princesses to be made by Hasbro I hesitate to unbox her. I am sure I will be able to get another eventually. I like her face. Belle is a kind, serious girl and this face shows that.
Tomorrow, I will show you something new in my play… umm sewing room!