Preliminary gushing about Ever After High (ETA: more links)

Sorry, I don't really have anything interesting to say today, or any dolls to post pics of. I just wanted to say I made the mistake of looking at some pictures and videos, and now I'm starting to really look forward to the Ever After High dolls. Apparently they're just coming out, which means it might take months before they appear here ("here" being faraway exotic Sweden). Or we might not get them at all! Not that I'm worried: if they do well they'll definitely appear on shelves here too, and I suspect they will.

I like that they actually made a completely new doll (well, some parts are recycled), not just a new line of Monsters but with more traditional face sculpts. The torso doesn't have the arched plank look that makes the MH dolls so difficult to fit (though elegant). They actually remind me more of china dolls than of fashion dolls, with their big heads and cute, entirely non-scary make-up (just look at Apple White). (On a related note: when did everyone decide to make ~25cm dolls with big heads rather than ~29cm dolls with more realistic proportions, like Barbie? Was it Bratz that started it?)

I showed the promo pics to my friend who finds Monster High creepy and she really liked them. Maybe I'll be able to rope her into the hobby after all!

And that concludes today's preliminary gushing. Here are a few links to people who have more to say than I do (just in case you haven't already seen them).


This has a more in-depth (although a bit out-of-focus) look at Briar Rose and her accessories, along with a comparison with several similar bodies:

Here's a good comparison pic that someone on the forum dug up:

More comparison pics. Briar Rose's skin tone is close to Cleo, apparently.

ETA again:
Lots of good comparison shots of the dolls compared to MH and others.

Madeline Hatter guest review @toyboxphilosopher!

and ETA yet another review:


  1. I hope that you are able to get the MH Ever After High dolls that you want. I will cross my fingers for good luck for you ;-)

    1. Thanks, I suspect I'll need it (or at least lots of patience)!

  2. The more I see of these dolls on the 'net, the more I want to see them in real life. I'm wondering how long they will take to make it to far-away Australia.

    1. Oh yeah, I forget other people live even further from Mattel HQ than I do. I wonder who gets them first?