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Today I have a review for you of another My Little Pony Equestria Girls doll from the Friendship Games movie! In a way, this is a “part two” of my first review post of Sporty Style Twilight Sparkles, so if you want more MLP reviews, you can check out part 1 here!
Today we’ll be looking at Sporty Style Archery Sour Sweet, and I’ll give you a spoiler and say that she’s ADORABLE! In the Friendship Games movie, I got the feeling that Sour Sweet was supposed to be the reverse of Fluttershy…in the (epic) intro, she was standing opposite Fluttershy, and in the movie itself she showed herself to be really competitive and not afraid to sacrifice others’ feelings if it meant winning, which is pretty much the opposite of Fluttershy. However, towards the end she showed herself to be capable and kind when in a crisis situation. While I may not approve of Sour Sweet’s behavior towards the beginning of the movie, I will say that her name goes really well with her pattern of being super sarcastic. 😛
I wanted to publish this review now because I’m hoping to possibly pick up some of the gorgeous new Legend of Everfree Equestria Girls dolls, and I wanted to review this slightly older gal first. 🙂
The first time I watched the movie, I immediately noticed how adorable Sour Sweet’s mini hair buns were…and I was super happy that they decided to create a doll of her in this outfit!
Just for comparison’s sake, here’s a shot from the movie that shows what Sour Sweet’s outfit actually looks like. (Source: Google Image Search)
Here is Sour Sweet in her box…I love the box style with the arching heart and the half face of sour sweet.
Ooooooh!!! 😀 Intense look, there, Sour. 😉
On the back we see some super adorbs art of Sour Sweet, and her slogan, which is “Practice Proper Form!” Let’s be honest, though, we’re talking about Sour Sweet here. It should be “Practice Proper Sarcasm!” 😉
You can tell here that they definitely fancied up SS’s look form the movie for her doll…but honestly, I’m totally fine with that! 😀
Her face here is sooo cuteeeee! And those hair buns! I need to do my hair like that!
The de-boxing process wasn’t too difficult…there weren’t any plastic ties in her head at all!
The only thing that concerned me was the the rubber bands holding Sour in the box had been stained red…I’m not sure what it came from, but a warning flag popped up that there might be some serious staining. Cellyzombie Eats World’s page (which you MUST follow if you don’t already!!!) had mentioned a while back that her Sour Sweet had some staining, and I was pretty nervous to see how bad mine was.
Here is Sour out of the box with all of her accessories! Several of her accessories are identical to the ones on my Sporty Style Twilight (you can find that review here 🙂 ), however I’m pleased that they didn’t reuse nearly as many molds as they could have. When compared to Twilight (which we’ll do below), you can see that she has enough differences that they are definitely very unique in their own right! 🙂
Her bow and arrows use the same mold as Twilight, but in different colors, and I really like the color scheme that they chose to go with Sour.
I might like these better than Twilight’s bow and arrows. 🙂
Similar to Twilight, Sour has several vinyl accessories on her upper body.
First, she has the same Equestria Girls necklace that you can sign into the Equestria Girls app. I don’t have this app, but I may need to get it soon! 🙂 I really love that they customized it with a little “s” for shadow bolts. 🙂
Here’s a fun detail: Sour’s shoulder guard that goes under her necklace has a little fastener in the back shaped like her cutie mark! 😀
She also wears a very cool blue archery gauntlet, which is actually a different mold from Twilight’s! I really love the textured pattern here.
Similarly to Twilight, she has a corset-like piece underneath her necklace, but I think I might prefer Twilight’s more traditional corset. Although, I do like that the side pieces resemble her actual ensemble in the movie. 🙂
She also has a spiked Shadow Bolts belt with a place for her quiver to clip on, and it uses the same mold as Twilight’s. However, I really like the reuse here, since I think it emphasized that the girls are from the same school.
Here you can see all of Sour’s plastic loot, and you can see how nicely the color scheme ties together! I really love the darker blue with the lighter turquoise.
Underneath all of her plastic accessories, Sour wears an off-the-shoulder top in a bright coral (I LOVE this color!!!) that matches her lipstick really well. It has an ombre glittery a-symmetrical ruffle at the bottom…and I adore the look of this top! I’m hoping that it will fit some of my other dolls, like Ever After High and Monster High.Here you can see her leggings still on…we’ll see in a moment if they stained! I have always liked the Equestria Girls style of having each leg in a different color, but I’m really glad that they’re moving in the direction of actual leggings instead of molded or painted on ones.
Here’s my absolute favorite part of Sour Sweet…her shoes! Sour’s cutie mark is a heart with a diamond in it, and I LOVE that they incorporated this onto both the front and the sides of her shoes!
I don’t know if I’d actually wear heels this high for archery…but what else is an Equestria girl to do? 😉
Okay, so here’s the moment of truth….
Her leggings did stain, unfortunately, but at least it’s only on one leg (mostly). 😦
Now, let’s take a look at what I was most excited about…the hair buns!
Well, my first impression was that they were very loose compared to the tight style in the movie and on the box art.
Even from the back, I still assumed that they were rolled buns.
As you can see here, however, they are actually tiny ponytails that are gelled down, as opposed to rolled around.
We’ll get back to her hair in a moment, but for now, let’s have a closer look at her face. Sour has a super cute face, and her lipstick is painted in an adorable sideways smirk that matches perfectly the way it is on her box art. 🙂 Her (BLUE! 😀 ) eyebrows have some really nice hair definition, too.
On her left side she sports her cutie mark, along with some super cuteeeee freckles!
Her violet eyes have her heart/jewel cutie mark reflected in them…and I love this detail!
At this point, I wasn’t super satisfied with her super loose hair buns, and I decided to brush them out…….
…..but it didn’t actually do much.
Sure, they were out of their bun shape, but it hadn’t improved the look very much. 😉
However, after a quick boil wash, I think I like Sour about 110% more! See for yourself:
I was careful to leave the little curls framing her face untouched, since I really like how those look. Even though the ponytails themselves are a bit uneven, I don’t mind at all. Equestria Girls hair is always soooooo soft, and I adore the pink and teal color scheme of her hair.
I also think that this hairstyle makes Sour look younger, which, added to her shorter height, makes her a perfect little sister for some of my taller dolls, like Monster High! 🙂
I explored some shoe-sharing options for Equestria Girls in my initial Twilight review, but I wanted to see how things would work with Sour’s sandals, since I had previously only tried boots.
I’m happy to report that both the “little sister” sized Monster High dolls AND Star Darlings can reliably share shoes with Equestria Girls, and vice-versa!
Here you can see Howleen wearing Sour’s shoes and Sour wearing Scarlet Starling’s boots.
I’m THRILLED to have reliable options for shoes for Scarlet…and she looks fabulous in Sour’s sandals!
To sum up, let’s have a little comparison of Sour with her Twilight counterpart. Even though Twilight is now on an unarticulated body from when I did my body swap, I still think it’s an interesting thing to compare, since the girls come with fairly similar accessories.
I dressed the two girls in their full fabric outfits, and my favorites of their plastic accessories, since I don’t really leave on the shoulder guards and gauntlets. Overall, I would say that I like Sour’s outfit itself more. Her one-shouldered coral top seems more versatile than Twilight’s top, which only has one puffed sleeve. I do like Twilight’s shiny blue skirt design, but overall I prefer Sour. 🙂
In terms of plastic accessories, I think I prefer Twilight. I like her laced-style corset more than Sour’s a-symmetrical one, and I think Twilight’s could go with more outfits. She also came with those SUPER cool archery sunglasses…and Sour didn’t come with anything like that. Otherwise, I’m pretty neutral. I think it’s awesome that both girls have different molds on their archery accessories, right down to the little fastener on Sour’s shoulder guard!
In terms of shoes (because shoes are always pretty important to me 😉 ), I’d give the award to Twilight. Even though I love Sour’s shoes with their cutie mark details, I just love me some good boots. 😉 And the spiked bits on the heels are just too cool!
Overall, I can definitely see why Equestria Girls are selling well! They’re all so well made and a lot of thought goes into every aspect of their outfit and accessories. I can also see why having all of the girls from a particular line would be a ball…if I was a little girl who had all of the Sporty Style dolls, I can see myself setting up an entire Friendship Games tournament and playing for DAYS. 🙂 It’s also pretty fun to have the Equestria Girl and coordinating pony of your favorite character…it makes for some cool games and photos!
As you guys already know, I’m a HUGE fan of My Little Pony and Equestria Girls…and the awesomeness that is Sour Sweet has only confirmed it!
Now the big question is….which one is my favorite? Well, in terms of characters, I definitely prefer Twily. I just can’t help but love her…because I relate I lot to her. I’m very similar to Twilight in real life…I always feel like I need to be TOTALLY prepared for everything, and I do tend to freak out a bit if things aren’t going exactly according to plan. 😉 I also love her quirky, geeky persona, because she’s just so likable. 🙂
I always appreciate a well written character, however, and it seems like the “mean girl” characters always take a bit more thought. While I would never personally try to emulate Sour’s sarcasm (I’m a bit of a goody-goody 😉 ), I definitely got some laughs out of her lines in the movie, and I loved that she set aside her competitive nature towards the end of the movie to help out her fellow students.
If I knew absolutely nothing about the characters, however, and I was just choosing a doll based on appearance, I would honestly choose Sour Sweet. I love her color scheme of pink, coral, and teal, and her hair (with a bit of work) is super cute!
Aside from some leg staining and her initially frizzy hair, I think Sour is an absolutely delightful doll, and her personality in the show is quirky and will make for some fun photo stories!
To close, here are some of my favorite photos of Sour. 🙂
Let me know in the comments if you own any Equestria Girls, and if so, which ones? What did you think of the newest (Legend of Everfree) Equestria Girls movie? Personally, I LOVED it, and I would realllllly like to see some dolls wearing the suits of armor that the girls had during the climax of the movie. Maybe that could be an opportunity for Hasbro to make some more collector-ish Equestria Girls? What do you think?
Thank you for reading, as always!