Doll News Nov.11,
M&C Toys Kari Mitchell - Lots of Bling for Little
The toy company that gave us a less expensive alternative to 12"
highly articulated action figures with their "Power Team"
line has turned their attention to the world of fashion dolls.
The big and glamorous Kari Mitchell Designer's Choice Mix & Match
Collections retail for $19.95 at stores like Big Lots and are chock
full of outfits and accessories.
Each set is color-themed and contains a Kari Mitchell doll dressed in
an evening gown, surrounded by ensembles and separates. The color palate
includes shades of pink, white, yellow, blue, gold/brown and green.
The dolls come with rooted hair in shades of blonde or brunette in an
elegant up-do twist. The dolls have bend-legs are articulated at the
neck, waist, hips and have ball/swivel joints at the shoulders for more
articulation. The doll has a moderate bust size and looks like most
clothes for 11 1/2" fashion dolls would fit her. The vinyls used
are high quality. The facial screening is pretty with a slight amine
look to it. The sculpt features charming cheek dimples. The dolls come
with a "pearl"
necklace and earrings already on.
The gift sets typically include the gown the doll is wearing with an
evening wrap, scarf or boa, slacks, skirts, shorts, tops, raincoat with
matching hat, several bags, 2 pairs of shoes and knee-high boots. The
fabrics and trims used all have a high glamour look and feel to them,
but fasten with Velcro for small and younger hands to deal with. Shimmery
metallic accents add eye appeal.
These are a perfect gift to a youngster who would enjoy playing fashion
dolls with their parent collector. Mom can get out her Barbies and the
child has her very own deluxe wardrobe and doll. There is enough realism
in the fashions to make them look great on the doll and enough glitz
to appeal to the young collector.