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Doll News Nov 5, 2003

By John Medeiros

Formal Funk Bratz- All Dressed Up and Everywhere to Go!

"Spend a Funky evening out and about looking top-notch with everybody's
favorite fashion friends, the Bratz and the Bratz Boyz! With the Funky
Formal fashion look plus an awesome after-party outfit, this
totally-stylin' dress up themed set also features tons of sizzlin
accessories. Formal wear was never this funkadelic!"

So goes the press release for the Formal Funk series of Bratz. And I have
to agree.these dolls and accessories are really fun and have huge play
value for the buck.

The examples I have for review are Yasmin, Jade, Cameron and Dylan. Plus,
I have their incredible FM Limo.

Yasmin comes dressed in a full length lavender crepe-like gown that is
form fitted to the knee then flares out. It has an underlay of navy
chiffon. The front panel is detailed with painted flowers and glitter
vines. Her accessories include a midnight blue glittered sheer evening
wrap, floral detailed purse, long lavender glimmer-mesh gloves, navy
sandal style heels, wrist corsage and tiara with matching earrings.

Her after-party outfit is a lilac sheath dress with layers of matching
tulle and plum glittered jersey bodice. A long sheer plum scarf with navy
fringe, glittered lilac shoulder bag and grape sandal style spikes finish
the ensemble.

The treasure trove of cool accessories include a "Hot Threads" Fashion
Mannequin, makeup, tons of jewelry, a memory book with pics and a
signature star shaped hair brush.

Jade is stunning in her salmon colored shagged tulle gown with fitted and
glittered upper bodice. Her shimmery evening shawl is a beautiful
blending of iridescent peach and salmon colors. Coral detailed shoes,
short pastel peach gloves, a lavender "kitty" bag, wrist corsage, tiara
and matching earrings complete her look.

Her Asian inspired after-party ensemble consists of a lovely lavender
dress with pastel peach ruffle at the hem and bias cut trim with salmon
sequins. Her scarf is light butterscotch with glitter detail. Her Eastern
flavored brocade shoulder bag and pink ivory-carved look shoes add just
the right accents. She also comes with the same large selection of
accessories as Yasmin in slightly different colors and styles.

Dylan is looking sharp in his black tux with tweed-look vest, mint green
dress shirt with ruffled cuffs and matching silk tie. His pleated pants
have black satin ribbon detailing. His jacket features black satin collar
and pocket trim. He wears black dress shoes.

He has a bouquet of white roses for his date and sports a matching
buttoner on his collar.

His post-prom duds include black leatherette motorcycle with matching
studded belt, eggshell ribbed V-neck pullover, steel gray casual jacket
with stitched detail and silver and black "flame" detailed sneakers.
Accessories include a fashion mannequin, hair comb, sunglasses, watch and

Blonde Cameron is stylin in his powder blue tux jacket with matching
cumber bun and bowtie. He wears this with his black tux pants with side
satin detailing, white ruffled tux shirt and powder blue dress shoes. He
also comes with a bouquet for his date and a buttoner.

After the prom he is set for casual fun with his pewter toned leatherette
pants, soft blue crepe look button down shirt, dark brown leatherette
jacket and brown hikers with side buckle detail. He also comes with a
mannequin, sunglasses, watch and jewelry.

Take the Bratz for a super-stylin' ride across town with this awesome
limousine that features a real working, digital FM radio, a totally cool
horn, and awesome lights both inside and out! With three play set themes
in one including a primping' station, smoothie bar, cruising' lounge. 15
stylin' accessories. Fits up to four Bratz dolls.

If you liked the FM will flip over the Limo. It's impressive
2 foot length and sleek look is sure to wow any doll collector or Bratz
fan. The FM radio has two volume settings so you can just listen or
"rock out". The details of this vehicle are superb, with "roll up"
windows and the roof is removable for a top-down convertible!

The four working doors and 360 degree adjustable seats make it even more
versatile for play and display.

It comes with a load of cool accessories including individual numbered
license plates, make-up bar with brushes, beverages and smoothie barware.

This vehicle with a couple of the Bratz Formal Funk dolls would make a
spectacular holiday gift.