Product Type: Zapf Creation Doll
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Pretty doll but underwhelmed!
Zapf Creation Baby Annabell Tween Doll
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Zapf Creation Baby Annabell Tween Doll
Advantages: Pretty, soft skin, lovely long hair, easy to brush, trendy grown up clothes
Disadvantages: No posable limbs, a little old for young girls, pricey , no accessories in this collection to buy.
Hollie my daughter loves her baby Annabell doll to bits she has the brother doll version too. These dolls are played with daily and she has so many accessories for them like the pram, pushchair , bed , high chair, numerous outfits that we are running out of new things to buy them. Having had so much play from her Baby Annabell dolls I purchased the new Annabell tween doll hoping she would be a much loved part of the Annabell collection.
Annabell Tween doll is made by Zapf Creation. The doll costs around £25 and can be purchased from Argos, Toys r us, Toy master and Amazon uk.
I purchased the doll on november 2011 from Argos in my local town centre.
Annabell Tween doll comes in a lovely gift box style packaging with the clear plastic front so you can see the actual doll and the rest was decorated cardboard. I liked the fact the cardboard packaging was decorated in yellow with pictures of the tween doll all over it , makes it a bit different and grown up looking.
Removing the doll takes some time as each limb is held down with plastic cable ties so scissor were required to free her.
Annabell Tween doll looks very pretty and somewhat realistic. She is a fair size measuring 17 inches tall and very light weight compared to the baby Annabell dolls. Annabell tween doll has lovely long blonde hair and she comes with a hair brush to so you can brush her.
The hair looks greasy but it is coated in something to stop her hair tangling up I liked this idea and her hair does feel soft to touch.
Annabells skin is made from super soft rubber or vinyl it actually feels like a real childs skin , very realistic and in the soft natural colours too.
Although the Annabell tween doll is jointed on the hips and shoulders so she can move but this is disappointing as she cant sit down properly.
Putting her in the sitting position means her legs are coming straight out and don't bend at all same with her arms you can move them around at an angle but the don't bend.
She does however stand up and stays standing all by herself.
Our Annabell tween doll comes with a purple hair brush and hair clip these have the Zapf logo on them. Her outfit is a light pink beret hair, long pink coat, long tunic top in denim blue colour, black leggings and brown furry boots.
The clothes are very hard to remove from the doll as her limbs down move as explained, they are also very tight fitting this annoyed Hollie a little as she likes to dress and undress all her dolls.
Another annoying thing is for the doll being made by Zapf Creation and being an Annabell doll I was disappointed to find there are no extra accessories to buy separately. You can get cheap non branded clothes apparently for the Annabell tween doll on ebay but I never purchased them as I like to stick to the brands to ensure the clothes fit and good quality etc.
Hollie likes the Annabell tween doll and does play with it now and again however as she is only three I think she is lost on how role play with it and as a result of this she favours her actually baby Annabell dolls more. I if honest was a little underwhelmed with Annabell Tween doll as it seemed expensive for what it is. Annabell tween doll states it is for children age 3 years and up, I do feel perhaps Hollie was a little young for this doll even though she is 3 and it would be more suited to children age 6 years plus I feel they would get more enjoyment from the doll and be able to role play better. I do still recommend the Annabell Tween doll as she is very pretty and her clothes are good quality however just don't expect much from the doll.
Summary: Not as exciting as I had hoped for Hollie.