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This is an official doll of Disney Princess Belle from the popular movie, Beauty And The Beast that we bought recently during a stay at Disneyland Paris. Our version differs from the one shown above only in that it comes in a box marked with the official Disneyland Paris logo.
Belle is beautifully and realistically rendered and looks exactly as she does in the movie. This then is a distinct advantage straight off as some of the dolls we have seen and considered buying before have had only a cursory resemblance at best, despite also supposedly being official Disney versions. This particular doll is called the Classic version and comes with no other accessories so perhaps might be considered a bit too basic for some. Still, my daughter had some Euros left after buying everything else she wanted and this was the only thing left that she said she wanted so it was what we bought her.
This is a nice doll, like I said, and very pretty but I do have some concerns. The hair is tied back in Belle's trademark style but is a little complicated. This essentially means that should her hair come untied, I imagine it would be a nightmare to get back in place. Therefore my daughter has been put under strict instructions not to take her hair out as I don't fancy trying to replicate her hair style should it come undone. My other issue I have is that her pair of yellow heels don't quite fit on her feet as tightly as I might have liked. Originally they were fixed on with see through plastic ties but, since we have come back, my daughter has broken these off so that she could change her shoes with that of a similar sized doll. My problem with this is that I fear it could be all too easy to lose one or both of these shoes as they have a habit of falling off where they don't quite fit!
This doll is also available over here but I can't comment on the price as we paid for this in Euros. I think, if I recall that it came to about Twenty Euros in Disneyland so imagine it would be similarly priced over here in the equivalent sterling.
Overall, this is a very nice doll but am not sure exactly how practical it is for everyday play. Still, if you are looking for a good representation of Belle then this is definitely it!
This doll of Belle from Beauty and the Beast looks like it's stepped straight off the screen. Featuring posable arms, legs and head, the princess is wearing her classic yellow gown, which shimmers with satin, glitter and a costume gem.