I'm continuing with this review because my doll is different than Miss Emily's, and because my opinions vary ever so slightly. Most of these pictures (and indeed, most of this review) were done with my cell phone so they're...well, let's say that they're of questionable quality. But it was better than nothing. With that said, here's Pix E. Flutters.
LOL, anyway, so far I've counted ten Lalaloopsy Girls in stores, and they come in basic and deluxe-style packaging. The basic dolls come with a pet and a comb, while the deluxe dolls come with an extra outfit, a pet, a comb, a child-size hair clip, and a pair of smaller hair clips for the doll's hair. These deluxe dolls also have hair that changes colors when exposed to cold water or temperatures. So far, there have been ten characters released:
*Pix E. Flutters
*Spot Splatter Splash
*Peanut Big Top
*Crumbs Sugar Cookie
*Suzette La Sweet
*Cloud E. Sky and Storm E. Sky (twins?)
Tippy Tumbelina is waiting in the wings, and there has been some whispers about Dot Starlight as well. I desperately hope that the whispers are true, because I find Dot both cute and underrepresented in the Lalaloopsy world. Plus...look how cute she is in the show!
garish shade of hot pink. My Pix's lip paint is a tad uneven, so keep your eyes peeled for lousy paint jobs. Lalaloopsies normally don't have molded noses, and Pix is no exception. However, she does have painted freckles where her nose would be. They are painted on straight and are of an orange shade. In all, Pix has a nice face, but it's not as expressive as the larger Lalaloopsy dolls. When compared to my full-size Blossom and Mint, Pix looks a little blank. Initially I thought colored eyes might help, but then I saw Bea's blue eyes...and my opinions changed. Bea is CREEPY!!!!!!!!!!!
Above the face is the hair (what a surprise!). Pix has chartreuse hair which is part molded and part rooted. The molded part of Pix's hair is made to look like strands of yarn, another feature of most Lalaloopsies. She has a center part and sideswept bangs. She also had some flecks of black stuff on her hair, but I was able to brush that crap off.
Before I move on I think I should point out that when Pix was in her package she had her hair tied up in simple little buns. I took these down, found Pix's curls too much to manage, and put them back up. Thus her hairstyle varies from picture to picture. Peanut Big Top sports a similar style; the other Lalaloopsy Girls wear their hair loose or in braids.
Regarding clothes, Pix wears a one-piece dress that is only vaguely based on that of her original Lalaloopsy self. In case you didn't notice, Big Pix went pretty heavy on the pink! The girl version of Pix's dress has some pink, but not a ton of it.
Around the waist is this dark pink sash.
seen them reviewed, LOL), and it gets to be a pain in the posterior after awhile.
Underneath the dress Pix wears pink painted tights. These go to her knees and have scalloped edges.
In a nod to her fairy roots, Pix has wings (keep in mind that she is supposed to be a fairy).
Matching the wings are these hair clips.
Normally that would take us on to the body review, but remember that these deluxe dolls come with an extra outfit. With that, here's Pix's pajamas.
I wish the fireflies could glow...that would've been cute
Now that the clothes are out of the way, time for the body review.
Okay, where was I? Oh yes, joints. Pix's legs are jointed at the hips, and they too are ball joints. WARNING: the next picture is somewhat crude.
Oops, I forgot the neck joint! It swivels and...it swivels! Pix can't look up or down, only sideways.
Now, let's see how well Pix can share clothes with the other dolls. One reason why I bought her was to see who she could swap duds with, so now's the chance. Unfortnately I had to rule out several candidates right off the bat. Barbie and LIV clothes are way too big. Novi Stars, Bratz, Moxie Girls, Monster High, Cutie Pops and La Dee Da clothes are all too small. I thought Ever After High might have a chance, though. C.A. Cupid has a shorter, thicker body than her spooky-chic compadres back at Monster High, so I thought that might be a good match.
That's what I get for trying to think, LOL! Cupid's dress is WAY too tight for Pix, and the skirt flatters her body about as well as a paper sack does. That's too bad, because the pink looks good with Pix's bright hair. Pepper Parsons' dress told a similar tale, but the colors didn't look quite as good together. That's a huge disappointment that Pix can't share clothes with any of her new friends. However, I'm only halfway done! Some of these dolls might be able to wear Pix's clothes...
...or not. Too short for Sloane.
Too short for Cupid too.
This dress is so short on Cleo that her hip joints are showing!
SCORE!!! Pepper can wear this dress with no problems at all. Getting her paws threaded through the sleeves was a bit fiddly, but other than that Pepper is good to go.
The pajamas are a bit more promising:
Cupid can wear the pajamas a little better, but the top is still too short. The outfit in general is tight on Cupid's chunky little body, so I don't recommend shoving these pajamas onto your Ever After High dolls, lest you stress the fabric.
Out of curiosity I trotted out the Novi Stars, Sila and Mallie. Talk about odd couples!
Equestria Girls, Pinkie Cooper, and Novi Stars can wear Pix's clothes. You might also run into the occasional piece that fits an Ever After High doll, but I doubt that will happen often.
I've already touched on some of the accessories since I've described Pix's hair clips, but for the sake of completion I'll go over the other items as well. Pix's pet firefly is probably the most important of these accessories; in her bio Pix proclaims a deep love for him. I can't say that I blame her. For a hunk of plastic he's pretty cute!
From left, Mint's dog, Pix's firefly, and Blossom's butterfly
Remember when I said that Firefly was the best of Pix's accessories? Yeah...I meant it. The comb is plastic and cannot be used for doll hair or human hair. It's cute, but a waste of plastic.
Now let's conclude this auction.
*Blank face which, depending on the eye color can be somewhat creepy.
*Paint is offset in places.
*Clothes are somewhat skimpy and can't be reliably shared with other dolls.
*Not very flexible; Pix can't sit worth a dang, and the mobility in her neck is not the greatest.
*Accessories, for the most part, are extraneous pieces of plastic crap.
*Small pieces are included, important if you're someone with young children (or pets).
*Somewhat difficult to dress, and sleeve seams look flimsy.
*Prices are ridiculous in some areas.
*Changing hair is a cute feature and works well.
*Doll can stand on her own if wearing shoes.
*Hair and clothes are made of bright, cheerful colors.
*Cute details, like the hair flowers
*Small; these dolls are easy to carry and don't easily double as clubs, like the big Lalaloopsies do.
*Clothing is well-made for the most part. Just don't pull on the collar!
*Extra outfits (WARNING: not all of these dolls come with extra outfits)
*Doll is faithful to her larger counterpart without being a carbon copy.
*Hair is easier to style and untangle than that of most dolls.
*Shoes go on and stay on; they aren't constantly falling off.
*Smaller, lighter alternative to the big dolls.
In all honesty, these Lalaloopsy Girls are cute dolls. I like the direction that MGA Entertainment is going here, even if the high school theme is getting a bit clichéd for dolls. I also like how the characters hold onto their living rag doll theme, even though they are clearly dolls meant for kids who should be out of the rag doll stage. I advise caution, though: if you hate extraneous bits of plastic that are supposed to be "accessories," or if you have creatures that put things in their mouths, OR if you are bugged by dolls that can't wear a wide range of clothes, DON'T GET THIS DOLL. Stick with one of the regular Lalaloopsies or one of the Babies (one of which will be the subject of the next review). However, if the above things don't apply to you and you want one of these, knock yourself out! I especially recommend these if you're an ardent fan of one of the represented characters, or if you really, really wanted a certain character in big Lala form but never found her (that was a problem with Mittens Fluff 'n Stuff a few years back), or if you want some new duds for your Novi Stars, OR if you want something cute but don't have a lot of room. I don't recommend the characters with blue eyes, though. They're just a tad freaky.