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Redhead Made to Move Barbie Review + The Grace Doll + ALL of My Red Haired Dolls!

Whew. There was a lot of red hair in that title. πŸ˜‰

Today we’re taking a little break from the Summer of ’66 to bring you a review of the new red haired Made to Move Barbie! πŸ˜€

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I’ve been wanting a MTM Barbie since they first came out in the fall, but I waited because I kept seeing prototype pictures for a redhead one!

And if you’ve followed the blog for a while, you know that red haired dolls are basically my favorite thing in theΒ WHOLE. ENTIRE. WORLD. πŸ˜‰Β Oh, and in case you don’t know, I’m a redhead. πŸ™‚ I actually got this doll because I wanted to make a doll of myself…wow, that sounded less egotistical in my mind. πŸ˜‰

Anyway….on to the review!!!! πŸ˜€

Here is the soon-to-be Grace doll in her box. They’ve changed the graphics slightly to showcase the new dolls, but I LOVE the way that the activities shown on the box showcase the posing abilities of these girls!

She’s also posed really cute in the box.

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And here is our girl out of the box! πŸ˜€ This is all that she comes with, but if this is what it takes to keep them at a $15 price point, I am PERFECTLY fine with that. πŸ™‚

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Her face has lovely brown/hazel eyes and freckles, which I love because I have hazel eyes and a hint of freckles. πŸ™‚

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AND HER HAIR!!! πŸ˜€ It was a tad bit gelled straight out of the box, but it’s some of the best I’ve seen as far as doll hair goes. The color is fantastic, but the only disadvantage I can see is that the cut is so layered that there aren’t many styling options…that’s okay to me, though. Down hair is perfect for a doll of me, since I leave my hair down most of the time anyway. πŸ™‚

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Her outfit is charmingly simple, with a two-toned top with yellow trim and yoga pants. NeitherΒ of these have velcro or any other method of closure, which is actually awesome to me, because often I find that doll hair snags easily.100_4045

Her pants are also nicely versatile, which I like because I wear black leggings for 90% of my life. πŸ˜‰

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She has no shoes, but that is totally fine with me, because her articulated ankles make her able to wear almost all of the shoes I have!

She can wear Merida’s brown flats better than Merida can!

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I cut the toe strap free, so she can even manage to wear those sandals from the Daiso Store Fashion packs that wouldn’t fit anyone else around here! (And no, I don’t know why there is a plastic tab beside her foot. πŸ˜‰ )

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And, because her ankles are articulated, high heels are also a breeze!

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As for her posing abilities, she is INCREDIBLE.

Her double-jointed knees allow her to kneel like a professional…but she has an added rotational joint at the thigh that makes her superior to a Liv doll (which is the only other doll I have with double-jointed knees).

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The double-jointed movement in her arms allows her to do amazing things, too, like….

Make cupcakes!

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“These are gonna be awesome cupcakes! That is, if I can manage to put anything in the bowl.”

Hold Olaf!

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“I’m guessing you don’t have much experience with heat?”

Use a (completely unrealistically colored) bow!

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“Wow! You get out of your box and suddenly you get to use a purple bow to shoot at nothing! Life is good out of the box.”

Hold an MP3 player and wear headphones like it’s nobody’s business!

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Drink a coke!

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“Fizzy!”

HOLD A PHONE!!! πŸ˜€

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“Clear my schedule.”

And….perhaps the coolest….

When you combine her double-jointed knees and arms, she can…

Play a guitar while sitting cross-legged!!! (Oh gosh, I sound like an infomercial announcer πŸ˜‰ )

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“This one goes out to all of the redhead dolls!”

And….after digging through my drawer of doll clothes and contemplating what items I would wear if I were a doll….

I present to you….the Grace doll!!

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She is wearing Barbie Style Midge’s jeans and watch, a black top that I made, Barbie accessory pack shoes and sunglasses, and Bratz Study Abroad Jade’s bracelet. πŸ™‚

I’m actually pretty satisfied with my mini-me doll….although I may need to try curling her hair soon, since my own hair can actually be pretty Merida-esqueΒ at times. πŸ˜‰

Oh, and she can also touch her face reeeeeeally well. πŸ™‚

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And as the final part of this post,Β I got the idea to create a circle of doll red hair magical-ness, showcasing all of my red haired dolls! πŸ™‚

So here it is….BEHOLD ALLLLL THE RED HAIRRRR! πŸ˜€

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The Grace Doll, Ashlynn Ella, Poppy O’Hair, Merida, Midge, Cameron, Batgirl/Barbara, Anna, and Holly O’Hair πŸ™‚

And because I’m a dork, I took a selfie with my hair in the mix, too. πŸ™‚

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And because I’m an even bigger dork, I took this pic (that happens to be badly focused πŸ˜‰ ) to show that my hair is almost exactly the same shade as Holly O’Hair. πŸ™‚

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However, Operetta jumped in at the last minute and reminded us that she, too, has red hair. In a sense. πŸ™‚

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And speaking of hair….. πŸ™‚

The Retro Rapunzel Doll Giveaway ends on Wednesday at midnight, so don’t forget to enter!!! πŸ˜€

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“I may not have red hair, but I’m still adorable, right?” πŸ™‚

That’s all for now, folks! πŸ˜€

I hope you enjoyed an 921Β words long rant about how much I love dolls with red hair! πŸ˜‰

XOXOXO,

Grace

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21 thoughts on “Redhead Made to Move Barbie Review + The Grace Doll + ALL of My Red Haired Dolls!

  1. I love your Grace doll, and the selfie with you and the dolls is adorable!! Don’t worry, you’re not egotistical, that’s the same reason I love finding dolls that wear glasses, because I have them too. πŸ™‚ And you have a lot of red-haired dolls, that’s fantastic! πŸ˜€

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  2. Hello! I just found your blog and I just ordered a red-headed made to move Barbie. Can I ask you what you used for the background when photographing your red-headed MTM Barbie? I am wanting to make a diorama of a library and with the MTM Barbie reading a book. I found a great tutorial for making the small size books on YouTube. Here is the link in case you are interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clnyn2kIhOw. I’m also looking for some Barbie glasses. I tried making some but I didn’t like them. I Love your blog! BTW, I’m a redhead too!

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    1. Hi Evelyn!!! πŸ˜€ I’m so glad you’re enjoying the blog! And YAY that you ordered your own redhead MTM! You won’t regret it, I promise you. πŸ™‚ Your diorama sounds awesome, BTW! As for my backdrop, it’s actually just a painted wall. In some of my other photo shoots (I put the links below), I did use a backdrop that I printed out from Google images, and I have used scrapbook paper before as well. For Barbie-sized glasses, I have a pair that I took from the Ken doll linked below. I actually am always searching for doll glasses, too, so I haven’t found a perfect solution yet. πŸ™‚ I wish you all the best of luck on your diorama! I hope this helped, and thanks again for reading the blog! πŸ˜€
      Link to Ken Doll (he was cheaper when he was in stores): https://www.amazon.com/Barbie-Princess-Power-Reporter-Doll/dp/B00MCHHHSC
      Links to some photo shoots that used backdrops:
      https://dolldimensions.wordpress.com/2016/08/12/costume-palooza-episode-1-the-dollvengers/
      https://dolldimensions.wordpress.com/2016/07/22/the-summer-of-66-doll-trek-photo-shoot-trailer/
      https://dolldimensions.wordpress.com/2016/08/21/costume-palooza-episode-2-scooby-doo-the-ultimate-nickelodeon-theme-mash-up-dance-video/

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  3. Really enjoyed your post! The guitar pose is trully a gem xD
    I was planning to body swap my Merida doll to a MTM. Does the MTM redhair doll’s skin tone match match Merida’s face?

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    1. Hey Lehsyi!! I’m super sorry that it took me this long to reply to you. I just held up my MTM redhead to my Merida, and while the MTM is just a *tiiiiiny* bit darker, I think that it works really well overall. πŸ™‚ I hope this helps! πŸ˜‰

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