Friday, September 5, 2014

Sparkle Girlz - The Dolls

Sparkle Girlz playscale size dolls, minis, and boxed fashion

I found the Sparkle Girlz dolls at a different Walmart and purchased the three shown above along with two minis and a boxed fashion.  I wanted the boxed fashion for the crop denim jacket since it is not sold as a separate. 



The dolls have two complexions, medium and dark.  If their heads and bodies were proportional and if there was articulation, they'd be perfect.  But perfection would cost more than $4.97. 

The Keepers


These are the two I plan to keep.  My niece will receive the other medium complexioned doll dressed in the lavender dress along with the two minis and the other duplicates of fashions I wrote about previously.

The doll on the right is dressed in the denim jacket fashion without the jacket.

I opened the boxed fashion to try the plaid pants and denim jacket on my doll with the deepest complexion.  Before adding the jacket, "she" allowed her sister to try it on to see how well, if at all, it works with her denim skirted dress.

Denim jacket can be paired with other fashions.
The denim jacket with the skirted denim dress is an okay look, but the skirt of the dress is trimmed in pink stitches and the jacket has a white-stitch trime resulting in a not so perfect match in my opinion.

The doll on the right now wears her denim jacket and has added her silver shoulder bag.

The dolls I purchased all have black rooted hair that is straight.  It is either styled in a ponytail or allowed to hang loose.  Some shedding occurred after I removed the dolls from their cones, but once I pulled all loose ends out, that took care of that issue.  I took one final photograph from the back to illustrate the hair length.

Length of hair from behind
I hope my niece enjoys the dolls and fashions (as much as I have illustrated my own enjoyment).



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15 comments:

  1. Hi Debbie,

    Thanks for showing the new Sparkle Girlz fashions on the dolls they were designed for. I bought several Sparkle Girlz last year but had just sent them all to the Goodwill when the exciting new fashions came out. I especially liked the fact that they offered a dark complexioned doll but I did not like their over-sized heads. At a higher price point -- the $9 fairies and the $16 princesses on horseback, you get a doll with click knees (still very stiff). You can find the fairies and princesses in all complexions but the princess gift packs still do not have any black dolls in them.

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    1. Hi Paulette,

      The over-sized heads are a pain, but I wanted at least one Sparkle Girlz doll (I'm keeping two). I don't think my niece will mind the over-sized head on the one she will receive and she probably won't even notice that the mini's heads are over-sized. Little girls tend to overlook dolls' disproportional body parts where we often cannot.

      I have seen the fairy and princess gift packs at Walmart.

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  2. I might have to make a trip to Walmart. The fashions look good.

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    1. The fashions are nice. You won't be disappointed, MDW.

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  3. I bet your niece is going to love everything! She's got a good aunt. ^_^

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    1. That's the plan, Muff, for my niece to enjoy the SG items and dolls.

      Thank you for the compliment. You sound like my sister, although she usually writes, "best aunt."

      I try.

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  4. Thanks for showing the actual Sparkle Girlz dolls in these fashions, Debbie! I think that the dolls are cute, but there's nothing that I can do with those oversized heads and those bodies. I was tempted though, because of the low price. I think that your niece will love the doll and the fashions!

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    1. You are welcome, Roxanne.

      I understand there isn't very much to do with the dolls expect dress them in their fabulous, inexpensive fashions, and agree they'd be so much better with smaller heads.

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  5. This is great to see - I've seen several outfit reviews for this line lately, but hadn't read one about the dolls until now. Thanks for sharing them!

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    1. You are welcome, jSarie! I felt I needed the two I purchased for myself and knew at least someone would enjoy seeing the the actual dolls the fashions were designed for. Thanks being one of those someones.
      :-)

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    2. Edited for accuracy: You are welcome, jSarie! I felt I needed the two I purchased for myself and knew at least someone would enjoy seeing the actual dolls the fashions were designed for. Thanks for being one of those someones.

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  6. I was so happy to find these packs at Walmart as well as the single packs. They are really great fashions.

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    1. Hi Brini,

      I read your post earlier today but the images did not load. I was using a mobile device. Now that I am at my PC, I will check it out again. Congrats on finding the fashions!

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  7. I just noticed that the dark complected doll resembles Koko from SWV. (I've been watching the show SWV reunited). Congrats on getting that cute denim jacket outfit. It is one of my many favorites. I wonder what is the idea behind the cone shaped boxes. Must be a story there somewhere.

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    1. Hi Vanessa,

      I am not familiar with the show, SWV Reunited. I do know that I have had one of their songs in my head all morning; heard it on the radio yesterday.

      Thanks for the congrats on the denim fashion. There are so many more SG fashions that I'd like to own that are only offered in boxed sets. (Sigh)

      I think the cone shaped boxes are a clever way to reduce production costs. The only plastic used are the ties that hold the dolls in place. The cone hugs the lower part of the body while the top is creatively shaped like a butterfly or wings. The minis' boxes are similar, just cardboard with plastic ties holding them in. We know the fashions are attached to cardboard with plastic only used for accessories. The cone-shaped boxes must be less expensive to produce than the traditional rectangular cardboard and plastic boxes used for most playscale fashion dolls.

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