Thursday, October 11, 2012

Let's Review Cutie Pops! (Doll Review For Cutie Pops, Chiffon)

Dear Crumpet Dumplings,

Same picture of "Chiffon" from the back of the box! ( ;) )

Back again everyone! Just got home from an evening out with family, we went to Rue 21 and got a few things and had a super good time! Look out for my upcoming post on Rue 21 too!~

This post is actually a few days late, but I have just had to work on getting my sleeping schedule back in order and boy it was a nightmare! I've really seemed like a vampire lately, too many late nights and days spent passed out until five. I only could get a few hours of sleep last night and we left pretty early  for shopping, but I made it so far without passing out so I think I can make it through the night! It can be just terrible and time wasting trying to get your sleep  schedule back, but since I've been out of school falling into bad habits is all too easy!

Enough about me! On to today's blog post that I am very excited about! Cutie Pops! A very very new line of dolls out in the main stream markets. I had honestly never heard of them until I saw them at Walmart and they stole my heart away! They were wearing Lolita!! Whether it stated it or not, they were! I was amazed! The first comparison I made was to Pullips and Blythe dolls, but my Cutie Pop doll was only about 20 dollars! I was so thrilled I couldn't stop bouncing up and down with vigor and I could not WAIT to get home, get the box open, and play with the "Chiffon" doll I bought! I wasn't a fan of the name for her, so I actually decided to rename her (Cotton, after Cotton Pinku!).

(Oh dear, I meant to get right back to this when I was tired and left it here and then...well life got in the way and I finally got a baby paint brush on neopets...hehe.. I really hope I remember all the points I wanted to make!)

(Goes to grab the doll for inspiration) Firstly, let me just say that this doll is insanely cute and it caught my eye the second I spotted it on the shelf! I'm not always an impulsive buyer (okay, okay I can pretty often buy impulsively), but this doll deserved to be bought and was a total bargain. Let's get a closer look, shall we?

Starting With the Packaging!

One of the more important things to the sale of a doll can be the package, but this doesn't usually have much to do with the dolls quality. That being said, I loved the  packaging of this doll! It was cute and eye catching and it just helped little "Chiffon" scream 'Take me home, take me home!' even more. (and I did) The heart-ish asymmetrical shape of the box is very eye catching as is the colorful elements everywhere in the packaging! (I'm a girl who loves pink, and the pink was there.) 

Picture of Cotton (Chiffon) taken on my phone as soon as I got home that day!
 Doesn't it just make you want to rip them straight from the shelves! How about a few more pictures? 

Some mini pictures of the other beautiful dolls in the line! 
 There is what the whole package looked like! The back is so pretty that I have it hanging up in my room next to my Lala Loopsy poster~ Onward to the inside of the package! It was fairyly hard to open, but not much harder than your average barbie doll. My biggest concern is the amount of force it took to get her out worried me that I might break her (she came out of it just fine) 

This is her sitting inside of the inner packaging with the top part off. You can see she comes with a few accessories I'll talk about later. (She's pretty right? look at that hair! <3) Be careful removing her from the package and don't break the pops when you 'pop' them out of that plastic! (They are in there VERY snugly) Also,she has a hair brush that you may have missed in your excitement. Try not to throw it away with the package. (Like I almost did.)

The Doll Is Out Of the Packaging! 
 Once she was free I quickly noticed her adorable, well made dress and her OTT cupcake eyes! (Her eyes are purple and have a CUPCAKE inside of them!) The eyes pop out so you can exchange them with the included 'sleeping' pair of eyes. 

The sleeping eyes are glittery and mainly blue with pink polka dots. I would LOVE to try this with my eye makeup someday. Also the sleeping eyes had a bit of gem type things on the eye lashes. I love both sets of eyes, but I prefer the dreamy shut eyes. As you can see, she also comes with 2 sets of pigtails that 'pop on'. Her main hair that is permanently attached to her head is plastic and hard (and blonde). It seems like it would be a weakness to the doll, but I hardly notice. It is just as fun to play with the pop on pigtails and make up new styles with those (though I am a pigtails kinda girl). The pop it on system for all the accessories is really great. I rarely have a problem with things falling off, but I do have to watch the hair bows. (So if your going somewhere with your doll, either keep a close eye on the hair bows or take them out.)The bow attachment system is different from the other systems of attachment and tend to fall out pretty easily, but the other pops like the cupcakes and hearts are locked in very tightly and are so well attached they can be hard to change. (All the little cupcakes and hearts on the skirt and bows are detachable and interchangeable.) The doll comes with a few extra pops if you want to change the look a little.

Megan also got a doll that day of the same brand, this is our dolls taking a nap on the job!
Megan's doll, Starr, came with mostly the same kind of accessories except she comes with a dog and accessories for the dog! (Her doll was also a little bit more money.) The dress on Starr is far less Lolita looking than all the other dolls in the series, but it is still cute and well designed! My favorite part of Megan's doll are the 3D glasses she comes with (her dog has a matching pair). 

 This is what Starr looked like in her package, a little bigger to make room for her dog! (All the girls have a fashion dog, but I believe Starr is the only one sold WITH her dog.) Her pigtail pops consist of  real hair blue and blonde bun set and a red and blue yarn set ( much like how Cotton came with a pink yarn set of hair) Starr reminds me a little of the 4th of July with her color theme, but I love it!

All the dolls seem to be very well made and so nicely designed! I can only speak for the 2 I have for now, but from what I've heard and seen in stores this is going to be a really strong doll line! (Also, Starr has blue eyes with popcorn in them and I never did get a good picture of her dog :( )

Cotton loves the camera! I took a LOT more pictures, but i may save some for future entries I plan to do. (isn't that cute? My Pinkie Pie key chain is about as big to her as my jumbo Pinkie plush doll is to me!)

 I was very inspired by this doll and plan to make a few more posts based around her, kind of like a series! I wanted to do a hair style post (cause I came up with a LOT of hair dos for her.) I also wanted to do a post about the other brands of dolls who's clothes she can fit in. It's a shame I didn't do this sooner when it was all fresher on my mind. This doll will hopefully be big in the Lolita community and FINALLY I have a fashion doll to try and twin with. ;) I recommend this doll very highly to anyone who may be interested.

 For the price everything is at least a 4.5-5 out of 5 stars. The only real flaws are the hair not being completely real (though that may make it more manageable for little kids.), the possibility of paint imperfections on the hair, the hair bows don't stay in THAT well, an the arms don't bend. (oh, did I mention, THE KNEES BEND it was one of the immediate things I noticed and I almost forgot to say anything about that.) Right now, this is the closest I may be to a Blythe or Pullip, but someday I will have one of each! (Oh dreams~ How nice) I do plan on eventually getting a Blybe though! (I just recently heard about them, they are like fake Blythes and less than half the price! I heard some good things, some bad and I want to find out for myself as soon as I can order online. Is anyone else having a LOT of problems with paypal?)

What is your opinion on Cutie Pops? Do you have one? Would you like to see more posts featuring Cotton? Who wants me to get a Blybe so I can review it for you all? Are you having a nice day? Comment and tell me!

In other news, I just finished Ru Paul Drag Race Season 4, I got a huge fairy kei haul courtesy of goodwill, I finally got a baby paint brush on neopets, I might be Princess Bubblegum or Draculaura for Halloween, and speaking of Draculaura I bought the original Draculaura doll! (want a review? ;) ) 

Anyways, I'm glad I finally got this entry out and I'll try to come back with more REALLLY soon! 

Tardily Yours, 

Skiteanna La~Sweet

1 comment:

  1. Hello, I also have a Starr doll, but her clothes appear sewed on, were you able to remove your Starr clothing?