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?