Thursday, 16 January 2014

Once upon a Zombie Dolls

So when I visited Toys R Us the last time I spotted a very interesting addition to the doll section nestled between the Monster High and the Bratzilliaz. I was very tempted but I decided to save my pennies for the day and gave this doll a miss for now. It didn't stop me snapping some photos though.

Once upon a Zombie Dolls
Zombiefied Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Naturally!
From what I can gather from reading the box, Once upon a Zombie dolls are basically famous fictional characters from Fairy tales turned into Zombies. They appear to be sort of jumping on the bandwagon of Disney Princesses, Ever After High and Monster High in one go.  Zombies are very in at the moment, if not with the popularity of The Walking Dead but and films like Warm Bodies (A zombie romantic comedy, which sounds weird but I actually ended up enjoying it very much! I'd recommend it.)

Once upon a zombie

The dolls seem to primarily focus on "Princesses" which have been in the Disney limelight in the last 50 years. (Which I am sure is not coincidental.) So aside from Belle, you can also collect The Little Mermaid, Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty. 

According to the website Once Upon a Zombie is a new and exciting set of children's stories, doll line and also app for mobile devices. Other characters who haven't been included in the doll line but are illustrated on the website are: Zombie versions of a remarkably familiar Pinnochio and Pochahontas. Interesting they also have Tenika, (I don't ever remember hearing her name) who is apparently the Princess from the Princess and the Pea, except she looks a little bit like Tiana from Disney's The Princess and the Frog.   

Despite their lack of originality they do look fairly well put together. The dolls appear to be of moderate quality with inset plastic eyes. The eyes are what really make them stand out in my opinion. Also they come with a doll stand. Any doll that comes with a stand is already well on their way to getting into my good books. 

If they ever are cheap, I may snap one up for myself.