Monday, April 28, 2014

Late Earth Day Tribute - Zeenie Eco-Warrior Fashion Dolls

Ever feel guilty about our dolls and action figures being plastic? Well, this doll series might provide balm for that anxiety. These dolls should have been in an Earth Day post. A few days late? A year early? You decide, but in either case, the six Zeenie Dollz, produced by a mother-daughter team (Zeenie Dollz LLC), mean to save the Earth. Lead by Zeenia aka Mother Earth, the  five eco-warriors - Evee, Kazumi, Lina, Sini, and Yana - have 14-points of articulation. Twelve inches tall* and compatible fashion-wise with Barbie and Barbie clones, the Zeenie dolls are made from recyclable plastic. So you can look, buy, and bask in ecological dogoodery.

However, all is not perfect in my eyes. Here's my short list of what I like and what I don't like about them. You won't be surprised by my comments.

Good

Poseable playscale bodies - am I thinking new body candidates? (Yeah)
Fashions that I find adorable - the fashions would look great on other dolls
Brownie points for them being made from recycled plastics
Support small business/female entrepreneurs

Not so Good

BIG heads with inset eyes (shudder)
Price (BUT procedes from the sales go to a good cause)

Seen elsewhere online at

Zeenie Dolls on Flickr
Veni_Vidi_Dolli blog by Lori 
2013 review by Doll Diaries 
Toybox Philosopher blog by Emily
Pinterest   
Facebook   

to mention a few websites featuring these dolls. If you are hard-pressed for time, read Emily's review first. It is full of photos and comparisons.

*The Zeenie Dollz website lists the dolls at 12"; Emily's blog has them at 13".

8 comments:

Muff said...

While I think the clothing is awesome and I wouldn't mind getting a hold of one of the bodies, that price is way too rich for me.

Their faces are also a bit... pinched, I guess is the word I'm looking for. Like they swallowed lemons or something. I would probably choose one of the villains rather than one of the Warriors. There are not a lot of "bad" dolls, so that interests me.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I see a lot of variety of dolls. I had not seen before. Very interesting. Keep in touch

Cindi Mortensen said...

I like the clothes and the possibility of the dolls, but I'm not crazy about the eyes and faces. They look kind of stoned to me. LOL Also a bit pricey although I like that the money goes to a good cause.:-)

D7ana said...

Hi Muff, Marta, and Cindi Mortensen!

I love the clothes - and I don't consider myself a fashions-always person ;-)

The inset eyes, the puckered mouth, and huge head detract from the dolls. Variety is nice, but I still want my doll heads in proportion.

The cost ... yes, pricey for me now. Maybe some time in the future though ....

Vanessa said...

Thanks for the links. Nice bodies and clothes. I can even appreciate the variety, but I have no plans to add them to my collection.

D7ana said...

Hi Vanessa! You're welcome. Yeah, they aren't for everyone ;-)

I sure would LOVE the fashions if they ever issued them separately.

lindaivette montes de oca said...

Hola, su ropa me gusta, aunque son muy caras para mi, espero tomar ideas sobre su ropa, un beso.

D7ana said...


Hola Lindaivette montes de oca, me gusta su ropa, también. Creo que es una gran idea para obtener ideas de sus modas y luego para hacer sus propios trajes, beso