I was intrigued by this line the moment I first heard about it…I am an unashamed literature nerd and so a Book Party sounded like the best idea ever! 😀
Also, I’ve been wanting a Lizzie Hearts doll really bad. I love her character in the show a lot. She’s sweet, beautiful, loves sewing, and has a BRITISH ACCENT. 😀 (Total sidetrack here, but does anyone else agree that Alistair totally should have been British?!)
Anywho, I jumped at the chance to get a budget priced Lizzie, considering the only other versions were her signature (which never got in stores here even as a rerelease), Way Too Wonderland (which had purple in her hair and was thus less versatile), and the Spring Unsprung playset version, which was cute but pricey.
I actually bought this Lizzie at the Mattel Store in LA. I’ll tell y’all more very soon, but in a nutshell, I got to take a tour of Mattel (!!!!!!) and bought Lizzie to celebrate. 🙂
And here is the beautiful Lizzie! 😀 Read on to see the full review. 🙂
Here she is in her box. It’s the new style with the pink and purple color scheme. I like this, but I did like the old style that resembled a book. I removed the plastic front for these pictures, to eliminate glare.
Also, I’m not entirely sure how I feel about the new slogan, “Where princesses are powerful.” I don’t hate it by any means, but I’m not sure it fits very well. A lot of the main characters (Maddie, Cedar, Cerise, Ginger, Kitty, etc.) are not actually princesses. I guess (based on the newest webisodes) that they are shifting the focus onto royals instead of rebels.
I don’t hate the new look and slogan, but I do think I preferred the older one.
Here is the back of the box…with some ADORABLE art of Ginger, Kitty, and Lizzie! 😀 In my opinion, this is the perfect line-up for a budget line.
I also love that it looks like Ginger switched out for contact lenses for the party. 🙂
One funny thing, however, is that the art and stock photos show Lizzie having a gold purse and Kitty having black shoes, whereas the final dolls have a red purse and lavender shoes.
Anyway, let’s bust our girl out of this plastic prison! 😀
Here is Lizzie with everything she comes with. Because this is a budget line, there is no stand or bush, but honestly, that’s perfectly fine with me. 🙂
Lizzie comes with an adorable red book purse with her name on it, and the handle looks beaded! 😀 The detail in this mold is awesome.
Lizzie also has a very cute card headband with glitter on it.
Her dress is simple, but looks more complex because it has this awesome book necklace over it. I LOVE this necklace. I would SO wear it if they sold it in human size. 🙂 I also love that it has a club on the top.
Also, something that is incredible but very hard to capture in photos is the fact that the center book on the necklace says “Lizzie” on it, just like the purse!!! This is the kind of detail and thought that I love to see.
Her dress has a sparkly red top, and a card print on the rest. I adore this dress, and once again, I would so wear it. 😉
Lizzie’s shoes are also gorgeously awesome. They have EXTREMELY high heels, but the slightly flexible plastic is bent a tad on one of them. I think I can fix it with some boiling water, though. I love the style, and the books are SO cute. The books also say “Lizzie”!
Moving on to Lizzie herself, she is on the Wonderlandian shorter body, which I just love. I enjoy the feel of her in my hands, and I think it’s because she’s less gangly than the other girls. 🙂
For comparison’s sake, here she is with two of her best friends forever after, Holly O’Hair (who is on the normal body mold), and Cerise Hood (who is on the taller body mold).
I LOVE height variations like this. 🙂 I really hope that we get a really short mold eventually on characters like Gus and Helga Crumb.
Lizzie’s face is even more gorgeous than I hoped. 🙂 She has gold and brown eyeshadow, and little heart reflections in her pupils. 🙂 Her lipstick is a lovely burgundy (Clawdeen would approve 😉 ). I wasn’t sure if I would like her signature heart around her left eye, but I actually love it and I enjoy how well done the paint is.
Unlike previous Lizzies, Book Party Lizzie has only one streak of red in her hair. I really like this, because if you wanted to you could completely cover it for an all-black look.
Her hair was a bit mussed up straight out of the box, but a quick brushing improved it greatly.
This girl has a LOT of hair!
As with all dolls, a bit of hair came out with the first brushing, but this is normal.
The boil wash made the hair even more silky than it already was. 🙂 This is the kind of doll hair I LOVE. It’s not greasy at all, and it’s so soft and easy to style.
Now that the review itself is out of the way, I had some fun taking pictures of Lizzie with all of her various accessories. 🙂
And speaking of accessories for Lizzie, did you all see the pictures of the Ever After High pets they’re releasing soon? I’m DEFINITELY getting Lizzie’s hedgehog, Shuffle, when she appears in stores. 😀
In conclusion, Book Party is an ADORABLE line, and maybe I’ll be able to get Kitty at some point, too. 🙂 Lizzie is fantastic, and the lower price definitely doesn’t compromise the quality or cuteness of the accessories. Her face is beautiful, and her hair is ideal for playing and styling.
I totally recommend this Princess of Hearts! 😀
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