Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Re-Introducing Kari Mitchell by M and C Toys

Kari Mitchell profile
An anonymous visitor asked for Kari Mitchell photos. So I include these photos showing my only Kari Mitchell doll wearing a summery Barbie dress. This Kari Mitchell doll shows a SuperStar Barbie influence in her permanently bent arms, her open-mouthed smile, and the deep flat forehead before a retroussé nose. However, her eyes are brown. She has brown or blond hair. And her dimpled chin is more substantial than most Barbie dolls. Black Kari dolls are available, too. They were produced from the same face sculpt as my doll's.

Kari Mitchell raises her permanently bent arms.

Back view of Kari Mitchell dressed in a Barbie outfit.

I wrote a brief article about Kari back in 2009. M&C Toys Centre Ltd. produces her as well as the more articulated Power Team action figures. While Kari Mitchell is not as pose-able as the Power Team guys, she is jointed at her head, her shoulders, and her hips. Her knees are click bend style, and she has a twist waist. She's good quality for a Barbie clone; solid weight, decent hair quality and thickness, and clean plastic parts. (Clean as in no sticky or leaky plastic.) 

Even better though, Kari Mitchell dolls tend to be produced with mini wardrobes. Those more realistic-than-Barbie's clothes can be used for other fashion dolls. Big Lots! sells this doll series on the East Coast; she can also be found online at eBay. One or two Kari Mitchell dolls would provide a different face to your doll collection.

Is Dark Horse Comics Producing Game of Thrones Action Figures?

Hey, Game of Thrones fans! Dark Horse Comics has won the license to produce Games of Thrones merchandise. Were you - like I - wishing and hoping that Dark Horse Comics would produce playscale Game of Thrones characters? If so, which characters did you want to see first? I would have liked to have Tyrion Lannister, Cersei Lannister, Jaime Lannister, Arya Stark, Bran Stark, Catelyn Stark - pause to check the character list - well, you guessed it, most of the characters, ha ha. The first ones Dark Horse is producing though are Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow. I can understand why those two were chosen - to avoid any spoilers, I'll just leave it that they are among the most striking of the characters. Now I mentioned playscale, didn't I? Alas, per Toy Examiner Kevin Griffith, Dark Horse is not yet introducing regular, articulated action figures ... they are creating an unspecified scale of sculptures that they are calling "action figures."


Sigh. Well, maybe Dark Horse Comics will relent and someday release playscale figures of some of the Game of Thrones characters. Some day ....