Hello, everyone! 😀
Today I’m thrilled to bring you the first in a series of posts featuring some of the fun stuff I found (and was given) in LA! 😀
I love the Chronicles of Narnia. Like, I really love it. I have read all of the books about 15 times, and the movies are so well done, too. The costumes in the movies are gorgeous, and the sets are perfect. Needless to say, I was pretty excited when I found this box in a thrift store with NARNIA on the front. (sorry for the crummy box pictures…I switched to a different location after opening)
Upon closer investigation, I discovered that it contained a 1/6 scale replica set of Lucy’s Christmas gifts from the movie! Lucy is my favorite character, so I knew I was buying this set. It was only $2!
When I got home, I did some searching online and found that it’s a true collector’s item and is listed for $72.99 on Amazon! 😀
Normally I tend to leave collector-type stuff in its original packaging. But this? I HAD to take it out and try the pieces on my dolls.
Here are some close-ups of the packaging. It is designed so that you can leave it open on a shelf and still protect the items inside. Inside it also has a explanation of Lucy’s character and how she comes to acquire her Christmas gifts. One odd thing is that it lists Mr. Tumnus as “Mr. Cumnus.” That’s got to be a typo. 😉
It was very easy to remove the plastic and retrieve the items…I only had to snip some tape. If I wanted to, I could also replace the items in their places and no one would ever know they had been removed. I really love when packaging is like that!
Anyway, let’s get to the fun part!!! 😉 In all, you get Lucy’s cordial bottle, cordial bottle case, dagger, sheath, and belt.
We’ll start with the belt. The belt is brown, and made of a flexible, rubbery plastic. It has lightly molded decorations, and I enjoy the realistic subtlety. It looks like actual leather in pictures.
It has a buckle, but this is molded on and nonfunctional.
Now let’s move on to what might be the coolest part of this set, the dagger!
The dagger is painted bright silver, and it has a lion’s head (aka Aslan) on the hilt. I love this dagger, and the detail of the lion’s head is so awesome!
The dagger’s sheath is pretty cool, too. It has two separate pieces that are molded into loops so that you can thread it onto the belt. The sheath has golden detail that makes it look really special! 😀
Next, we have the cordial bottle. For those of you who don’t know, this cordial bottle plays a very special role in the movie/book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. In the story, it contains a cordial that can heal any wound.
Unfortnately, this bottle is empty. 😉 It does, however, have a very cool design on the front and back that are very close (if not identical) to the bottle used in the movie.
The other part of the bottle that is really cool is the lion’s head stopper that is on a chain attached to the bottle’s neck.
Finally, the bottle’s case! 🙂
The case is also very detailed, done in the same style as the sheath. You place the bottle in the case, then tie a bow with string that is threaded through the base and flap of the case. I really appreciate that the string has metal caps on the ends, so if it comes unthreaded it can easily be redone. To place the case on the belt, you simply pass the belt through the top of the case.
Here is a shot from the movie (source: Google search). Here you can see that the bottle case and belt are almost identical!
I was eager to try the belt on some of my dolls, but it couldn’t work at all in its current state. I cut in the middle of the buckle, and voila, it works! 😀 I just position the bottle case so that it hides the loose end.
Here is the belt on Ever After High’s Alistair! 😀
I think it looks great, and it is perfectly scaled. The dagger and bottle look great in his hands, too!
I was also eager to try the belt on a Barbie-sized doll. Here it is on my Disney Store Classic Merida.
I couldn’t find my Merida’s original dress at the moment, but I think it still looks great on her, totally matching her style.
Finally, I tried it on Ever After High Cerise Hood, because the leather reminded me of her signature boots and belt.
Because her waist is so small, however, I had to almost double the belt. When I tried to thread it through the sheath loops a second time, one of them came unglued. Luckily, though, it still works for photos and I am sure I can glue it back. 🙂
In conclusion, this set is awesome, whether you’re a collector planning to keep it in the box, or a photographer looking for some Narnia accessories for your dolls. In all, I’d give this set 8 out of 10 stars! 😀
I hope you enjoyed this review, and I can’t wait to share more of my LA finds with you. Ta ta for now! 🙂
(This is my favorite shot from my Narnia shoot!)