Hello everyone 🙂
I hope each and every one of you had nice holidays ..
we kinda skipped Christmas this year,
just hanging around, watching TV and eating chocolate 🙂
As I promised, I will review some of the brand new Haunted dolls.
The first will be River Styxx … and I have quite a lot to say about her 😉
I bought her on Amazon.com for $19.99, which I think is a very good price for her.
Here she is in her box :
River is the daughter of the Grim Reaper … O.o
When I first saw her, my first impression was ” ZOMG CANDY COTTON EXPLOSION !!”
But more on that in a minute.
The back of her box looks like this :
The blurps about herself :
Also – I really like her artwork.
And this time – IMO – the doll came out very close to it …
Here she is,
still attached to her cardboard prison :
She was attached with 16 ( ! ) clear rubberbands and 3 of those nasty head tags ..
I really wish Mattel would stop doing that .. I almost always cut away a bit of hair when I snip them … *sigh
Alright … here she is… River Styxx …
She comes with a “haunte-fied” brush, a stand, her diary, a staff and a lot of little ( and not so little ) accessories.
The stand is translucent and light blue, same as the brush.
An interesting twist on the stand – it does not grip her around the waist, but under the arms ..
( gripping her waist wouldn´t be possible anyway, more on that in a minute .. 😀 )
The brush and the stand :
The first look into her face made me think “Candy Skelita” …
she has the same lines on her lips as Skelita and they have the same head mold.
Unfortunately her face is covered in the icky hairproduct and it left patches of glue all over her sweet face ..
She has big baby blue eyes and slightly metallic blue lips,
with the signature Skelita lines.
Her nose is painted on in a very light, metallic purple
that does a good job to accentuate her little nose.
Her over-all skin colour is a light purple,
except for her see-through limps.
River wears a ( really … ) short dress, that has a sparkly print all over.
the dress is really simple and gets all its WOW from the added accessories.
She has e HUGE plastic bow just over her bumm , that is attached to a large belt around her waist.
The chains and bow can be removed,
but that leaves a really large peg visible on the belt.
Her hair has 3 colours – baby blue, lavender and candy cotton pink.
It feels really silky and looks great right out of the box … only her bangs are plastered down with the dreaded
hair product that Mattel seems to love ….
Her staff is just a grey plastic “stick” that is topped with a bow and skullette,
but she can hold it pretty nicely in her hands.
The top however is so heavy, that the staff always topples over …
River also wears a rather dramatic black veil cape –
it is very thin and I snatched it in 3 places because it was tacked down with 9 ( ! ) tags … 😦
If you part her hair
she can wear the hood pretty nicely
The feature that I really like about her
is that her legs are see-through and you can see her “bones”.
Her underarms are also clear, but the bones are just painted here :
On the first picture you can see some more of her accessories –
she is wearing a bow on her left wrist and a bracelet with a MH Skull on her right.
Her shoes are translucent blue boots that are decorated with the same bow and chains
as her dress .. I really like the attention to detail 🙂
At this point in photographing her I noticed that she is quite short …
and yupp – she has the Little Sister body, same as Twyla and Howleen :
The floating effect that the new stand gives her is quite dramatic,
especially with the flowing cape and her ghostly limbs ..
( and her dress is REALLY short … O.o )
Some more floating …
So .. this is River Styxx.
What do you think of her ?
Will she joins your collection ? 🙂
… next in line will be Vandala Doubloons … so stay tuned … 😉