Saturday, February 5, 2011

Trouble with Tonner's Princess Tiana


On January 19, 2011,  TonnerDirect.com had a one-day sale.  Princess Tiana was marked down from $199 to $60.  After spending several minutes on the traffic-filled website, I was finally able to complete my order.

The doll arrived within a week, but I did not remove her from the shipper until last weekend when I photographed her and realized the reason I did not purchase at retail. 


It's those eyes... those oversized, fairy-looking eyes .  This is such a lovely doll, dressed in such a beautiful gown that replicates that worn by the Disney character to have such fairy-looking eyes.  I showed her to my husband and asked, "What do you think about her eyes?  Do you think I should try to paint them to make them appear more human-like?"  "If she had 'normal' eyes, she wouldn't look like the character," was his reply. 

His point is valid because my other Princess Tiana dolls have the same oversized, fairy/pixie-looking eyes.  But there's something about this doll and these eyes that bothers me.


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4 comments:

  1. I got her during the sale also. I must admit I agree totally with your comments about the eyes.. I love the dress and everything else , but those eyes are awful.I wish they weren't so large. I understand the fairytale look, but they seem out of place. If you repaint please post pics....

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  2. sonefellis: I'm glad it's not just me. I keep trying to like her as is, but those eyes get in the way. I agree... it's the size that makes them overbearing. The only thing I see when I look at her otherwise lovely face are those eyes. I'll share pictures if I attempt to change them.

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  3. Oh goodness! I love her eyes, they are just gorgeous to me! They remind me of my daughter's big brown eyes.

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  4. I'm glad you are pleased with Tonner's Tiana, Margaret.

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