When I went to Toy Fair in 2012 I saw a set of Madame Alexander 18″ play dolls that were all done as the various Disney Princesses. I have never seen them in a store and when I went to Toy Fair again this year, they were still there, but I still haven’t seen them in stores. So, needless to say, when Madame Alexander was featured on Zulily last month and some of the princess dolls were included in the sale, I just had to pick one up.
Belle arrived this week wearing her iconic yellow gown and in the signature pink and blue Madame Alexander box. You can see there is a Disney princesses tag on the box too. Isn’t her face just so sweet?
Natalie was very helpful and de-boxed her and took her first few photos for me. Belle has the standard Madame Alexander play doll construction – partial soft body with shoulder plate and vinyl limbs. For some reason her body is a little differently constructed than the Favorite Friends and Dollie & Me versions I have and Belle doesn’t stand well on her own at all.
She has long wavy hair that is done up in a fancy little style at the top. Her hair is soft, but I do not recommend styling it too much, because it is going to tangle – I can just tell!
From the moment Belle came out of her box, I had other ideas for her! As pretty as she looks in her yellow ball gown, this girl has such a perfect Colonial girl look. Doesn’t she look amazing in Elizabeth’s meet dress? Felicity is very happy to have a new friend to have over for tea.
How sweet are they?
And now for a little black and white fun. I like the black and white because you can really see her features. She has a classic Madame Alexander face but it is more round than the Favorite Friends and Dollie & Me girls.
Belle decided to travel a little further back in time and try on the Celtic Princess gown from Carpatina. The green looks beautiful with her hair color.
At first I had myself convinced that Belle was destined to be a Colonial girl, but then I put her in something a little more modern and…
Wouldn’t you know it? Belle is seriously cute as a modern girl, too! She stopped in at Camp Doll Diaries headquarters to have a little chat with April to see how plans for camp are coming along.
What do you think of Belle? Which outfit does she look best in?