Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Disney Articulated Body Review Part 2
Continuing with the Disney articulated body review. If you missed part 1, you can see it here. You can also see a very nice review of the Disney body on Ms. Leo's blog entitled, Another Road Trip In this post I will briefly compare the Disney body to the LIV body and the Fashionista body. For more detailed body comparisons, see Ms. Leo's post.
Here you see all three bodies. LIV on the left, Disney in the middle, and Fashionista on the right. As you can see, my Barbie Basics 3.0 #8 doll got the first Princess Tiana body. It is a perfect match! In this picture she is wearing Barbie heels, which makes her taller than the LIV doll and about the same height as the Fashionista doll. Of course this will vary according to the size of heel on the shoe.
Here's another look of LIV and Disney with heels.
Here is a comparison shot of the hands. The LIV hands never looked natural. The Disney hands are nicely sculpted.
When you remove the heels from the Disney body, and she is flat footed, she is the same size as the LIV doll. I really like that the Disney body can experience height changes, like in real life. One thing to note, that I forgot to take a picture of, is the LIV body rotates at the waist. The Disney body does not.
Here are all three girls again, with the Disney body now flat footed. You can now see how her height compares to the Fashionista doll.
With heels, again.
I was asked to show if she can ride a horse. The answer is yes.
The one drawback to the Disney body is her sitting ability. Her legs can not close all the way. I thought is would be worse than this. She is fine sitting as long as she doesn't try to put on a mini skirt.
Here she is in a different type of chair.
Compared to the LIV doll. I can live with this seating issue. The benefits of this body far outweigh the minor seating problem.
So in conclusion..... I LOVE this body. The skin tone, the quality, the articulation, the possible height changes, the ability to wear all those Barbie shoes I already have, make this body an 8 out of 10 for me. I will definitely buy more as the need arises.