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== Disney Deluxe Tangled Rapunzel Wardrobe Doll ==
My daughter received this set for Christmas 2011, from my mother who paid £29.99 from the Disney Store. The Disney film Tangled had been released that year and my daughter was very much a Rapunzel fan .
==The packaging ==
The box is not a bad size , and looked quite substantial wrapped as a gift. The front is see through and you can clearly see the doll, the 2 dresses and the small accessories . My daughter was thrilled when she opened it and was very excited to get it open. This took some time as once you pull off the plastic front and separate it from the cardboard backing everything is tied on with ties or plastic tags , and it takes a while to get everything out .
== The Doll ==
The Rapunzel doll is a typical Disney Princess doll , she stands 29 cms tall and is the same size and shape as girls dolls such as Barbie and Sindy . She has a very pretty face with big green eyes and cute little freckles across her nose . Her arms are fully movable with joints at the wrist and elbow for extra movement and her hands are properly formed with fingers and thumb. The legs are each 1 piece with pointed toe feet at the end , there is a joint inside the legs so that you can bend them from the knees but only to a small degree .
When undressed she has molded boobs and a pair of painted on purple pants .
Once bent at the waist she will sit up and stay sitting .
== The Dresses ==
Rapunzel comes wearing a lovely winter outfit , what looks like a dress and cape is actually a 1 piece the cape closes at the back with velcro , and once opened the dress slips down to take it all off together . This dress is nice and much better quality than the other 2 dresses .
The dress part has a glittery pink bodice with tie detail, the skirt part is in 2 layers , 1 of purple satin and 1 of purple net with pink glitter . The cloak part is a lighter more lilac colour and made of the same shiny satin fabric , it has a white fake fur collar with silver flecks. The dress comes with a matching fake fur hand muff in the same white with silver flecks .
The other 2 dresses are certainly not the same quality as the main dress, they are the same shiny material but are a lot plainer.
The pink bodice and purple skirt dress has a tiny gold trim around the neck and arms while the 2 tone green dress is totally plain with no trims.
Unfortunately due to the material the dresses are made from, they do seem to fray a lot especially around the bottom hems and the arm holes , because you , or a small child are trying to push the hands through the arm holes the fingers tend to get stuck on any stitching and pull it through , so they start to took tatty very quickly.
== Accessories ==
Also in the box comes 2 pairs of shoes in pink and purple. 2 tiaras, again in pink and purple and a silver hair brush . The accessories are ok , nothing special and the shoes don't stay on very well especially the purple pair . The tiaras stay in the hair fairly well but the brush is pretty useless .
== The Hair ==
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair.
This is where it all goes wrong the only good thing to stay about the hair is that it is long , and does just reach past Rapunzel's feet . Now I am not a huge fan of dolls hair I find it gets matted and tangles very quickly with some princesses being worse than others , but Rapunzel is the worst of them all .
Literally within days she was starting to look like a throw back to the 80's , the hair had become so knotted and messy it looked like someone had been backcombing the life out of her . This wasn't due to my budding Vidal Sassoon daughter ,as all she had done by that point was put the tiara on her head and sit her up at a tea party .
Now I tried brushing with the brush that come with the set , it was useless. Then i tried with a normal brush , and i even had a go with the Tangle Teaser brush we have , but it just doesn't brush ,all you end up doing is pulling out the knotted hair . In the end we didn't want a bald Rapunzel so I plaited it best I could. It still looks a mess , but not the huge birds nest that it did .
== My Thoughts ==
As soon as i saw this on Dooyoo I thought I must review this to warn people not to waste their money.
The set is no way worth the R.R.P of £30 . To be honest it isn't worth £15 , the only redeeming feature is the winter outfit is nice , the other 2 dresses and accessories are nothing special and nothing to make them worth of the Disney Princess price tag, and could be from any cheaper dolls set . And the awful, awful hair did i mention how awful it is ? it will have you wanting to cut it off !
a generous 2 out of 5 .