Tuesday, November 19, 2013

More Disney Princess Doll Collections - Nine and Eleven Doll Sets!

Dear Disney Princess Doll Collection Fans:

J.C. Penney is offering a nine-doll Disney Princess set. The dolls are NOT articulated, but here is a chance to own a Disney Princess set including Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Tiana, Rapunzel, and Merida. No Mulan. No Pocahontas. Remember, the new Frozen dolls will not join the Princess doll sets until next year. Penney offers a few glowing reviews from parents. I found some collector-enthusiast reviews on Flickr

 (Aside: J.C. Penney also has a sale on the individual playscale Disney Princess dolls - 2 or more for $10.00. A single doll is $12.00.)

Whoa, but what about the ELEVEN doll set? That set is available through the Disney Store in the U.S. AND in the U.K. On the plus side, these dolls are articulated. The 11-doll set includes Mulan and Pocahontas. Yay! They are articulated at the elbows and at the wrists; I am not sure of the knees. The knees look like click bend knees. Well, you cannot have everything.

What are the U.S. collection costs? For the 9-doll set, $90.00. For the 11-doll set, $119.95.

Were I in a buying frame, I would buy the larger set because I like the Pocahontas, the Mulan doll, the Tiana, the Snow White, and surprise - the Merida in this set. Why? Except for Merida, they seem to have smaller heads than usual. Yes, Merida has her usual golf ball head. But she and Tiana are my favorites among the princesses so the extreme roundness of her head ... meh ... not so intolerable as usual. 

Then again, since I only like five of the dolls, I would buy wiser getting them individually. 

What would your preference be?


Muff said...

I got totally distracted looking at all the photos on Drj's photostream. They have so much Frozen stuff and I didn't even know the movie had come out yet.

I would only want Disney dolls that were articulated but not a whole gaggle of them. That feels like too many dolls at one time. It's different buying them in bulk from the thrift store because, well, it's cheap. But also because half the time you only want 1 doll out of the 3 in the bag. But to buy 9 or 11 dolls at once - that's too much of a commitment, lol.

Cindi Mortensen said...

I'm not a fan of the Disney dolls. Their heads tend to be too big, and their eyes make them look like they're stoned! LOL But I would opt to buy them individually if there was one I wanted. 9 or 11 at a time is way to much for me! :-)

D7ana said...

Hi Muff and Cindi!

@Muff - yes, Drj's photostream is awesome. Stunning photography.

The movie Frozen will be out November 27. The sales people are pushing everything they can as soon as they can because there are only 4 Saturdays before Christmas.

I *hear* you about the commitment aspect. And as you and Cindi point out, we collector-enthusiasts are not likely to want ALL of the princesses.

@Cindi - usually, I am not a Disney doll fan or a Disney movie fan - with a few exceptions. Sometimes though, they have a character like John Smith from Pocahontas who has a decent sized head. I like to nab those when I can ;-)