When I was a young girl we didn’t have the kind of doll assortments available to today’s young girls. We had baby dolls and Barbies for the most part. That was fine but it’s always nice to have more to choose from.
These days there are so many wonderful doll characters to choose from.
Have you ever head of the Beatrix Girls? I haven’t until recently when I was sent some dolls to review. Since my daughter is a teenager I donated the toys to the place where I work at Family Court. I can’t take pictures of the children, but I can see how the kids react to the dolls.
If you are unfamiliar with these cool dolls, here is a little more information.
The Beatrix Girls are an accomplished pop-star band with real music that young girls are sure to adore, and they just happen to be beautiful 12” dolls. They’re young, they’re real, they’re spunky, and they are relatable to young girls. These 12” dolls not only interact in the real life-sized human world, but they produce real music, real hits, and real sales!
The Beatrix Girls dolls are very highly stylized and uniquely designed to break the mold of 50 years of “me too” dolls. They are masterfully sculpted in a unique angular design style. Their proportions are very differentiated with huge heads, LOTS of beautiful flowing hair, and very large expressive eyes, adding up to dolls that are not only original but also very beautiful.
The Beatrix Girls is an extensive entertainment brand that encompasses traditional media, music, digital media, consumer products and branded IP ripe for licensing and merchandising.
I was sent to review five dolls. Four of them I took to work with me. The fifth one I am saving for a Christmas gift for a special little girl.
Meet the girls.
I have to say these dolls do have a lot of hair. I think that is one of the things the little girls at work seem most attracted to. Even if they play with just one of the dolls it seems like it’s their hair that they enjoy the most. I see them combing their hair a lot. Most of the dolls no longer have their original hairstyles, which is fine.
I even enjoy styling their hairs (braids, ponytails, pig tails…).
Their outfits are funky and they can be swapped with other dolls. I’ve noticed that undressing and re-dressing the dolls is also a popular activity with the little girls. Sadly I often find a naked doll or two (many of the kids we care for are very young). I make sure to dress them before we open the door.
These are good size dolls, even for little hands to play with.
The only caution I have is that some of the shoes and jewelry are very tiny and I would watch those pieces around little ones who still put things in their mouth. I have removed the jewelry and the shoes off the dolls at work. I will only give them to the children if there isn’t any little ones in the room who might put them in their mouths.
I also wasn’t too find of Lark’s hair. It was cut very weird in the back (very short in some spots) so it’s not as easy to style her hair as it is the other dolls in the group.
These dolls don’t come with instruments. Some of the dolls are available with instruments.
From what I’ve seen at work these dolls have been a big hit with our “guests”. They tend to go for these dolls rather then the baby dolls we have in the room.
The other doll I have (the one that is not opened yet) is one of their special edition London dolls. I have Brayden and she’s dressed in a really cool shiny outfit. I LOVE her retro hair style too! She also comes with a sparkly guitar.
Here is an image of the special edition London dolls as well as my doll.
I REALLY love their hair styles. Even Lark’s hair looks a lot better. Chantal’s hair style is very nice too. They remind me of the film Austin Powers. LOL!
If you would like to learn more about the Beatrix Girls you should check out their very entertaining website, www.TheBeatrixGirls.com. You can also check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.
What do you think about these dolls? Have you seen these dolls before or do you own any?
Here is one of their music videos for you enjoyment.
*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There were was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.