October 11, 2016
For the longest time, Disney Princess dolls were made by Mattel, the same company that makes Barbie. But in 2015, the Disney Princess line officially left Mattel and jumped ship to Mattel’s big rival, Hasbro – the same company that makes Baby Alive.
Now, the Disney Princess line is no longer limited to Cinderella, Snow White, Belle, Aurora, Rapunzel and Ariel like it used to be when it was still handled by Mattel. Or, at least, that was how it was in the Philippines.
Now, the Disney Princess line by Hasbro also features Merida, Pocahontas, Tiana, Mulan and Jasmin. And all of these dolls are available at toy stores here in the Philippines. Yey!
My daughter Zuri likes to watch toy collector videos on Youtube and loves to play pretend with her dolls. She especially likes mixing and matching her dolls’ clothes, shoes and accessories.
Aside from her Barbie doll collection, Zuri also collects Disney Princess dolls. As of now, it’s really just a tiny collection. Some of her dolls are made by Mattel. Others are made by Hasbro. Check out Zuri’s Disney Princess doll collection below.
Disney’s Frozen Queen Elsa and Princess Anna By Mattel
Santa’s elves got these Frozen dolls from S&R for Zuri last Christmas. The elves paid around PHP 1,100-1,200 for 2 dolls. 🙂
This Queen Elsa doll by Mattel is wearing an icy blue dress with long, sheer sleeves. Her dress has a beautiful train. She also has lovely, easy-to-fix hair.
This Princess Anna doll by Mattel is wearing a beautiful outfit with cape and boots and particular attention to details. Like the Queen Elsa doll, this doll also has lovely, easy-to-fix hair.
Disney Princess Cinderella Doll By Mattel
We bought this Disney Princess Cinderella doll by Mattel at Landmark Trinoma for only PHP 599.75 (Regular price: PHP 1099.75).
This Disney Princess Cinderella doll by Mattel has a fixed glittery blue top and is wearing a long removable light blue skirt with lace. She also has a blue tiara and colorless shoes.
This doll has a very pretty face with round eyes and gentle features, blond hair and fair complexion.
Disney Princess Snow White Ballerina doll by Mattel
This Disney Princess Snow White ballerina doll by Mattel is a gift from Daddy Rupert’s cousin from Canada.
This Disney Princess Snow White ballerina doll by Mattel is wearing a fixed blue ballet top and a pair of fixed blue ballet shoes. She also has a super adorable removable yellow tutu skirt and a removable red tiara.
This doll has a gentle face, black hair, fair complexion and arms that are permanently arched into a ballerina’s first position.
Disney Princess Mulan Doll By Hasbro
Out of all 11 dolls of the new Hasbro version of the Disney Princess line, Zuri chose to buy this Mulan doll first because, in Zuri’s own words, “Mulan is brave.”
This Mulan doll by Hasbro is wearing a beautiful long green dress. She has extra long black hair, almost as long as Rapunzel’s. She’s also wearing a pair of red shoes.
Her long black hair used to be really sleek but now she always has buhaghag hair no matter how much Zuri (or Mommy) tries to fix it.
This Mulan doll by Hasbro also has big feet and shoes that do not fit on Zuri’s other dolls’ feet.
Mulan’s shoes are way bigger than the other dolls’ shoes so she can’t really exchange shoes with them when Zuri plays dress-up with her dolls.
Disney Princess Ariel Doll By Hasbro
We bought this Disney Princess Ariel doll by Hasbro as a cake decoration for Zuri’s Ariel-themed 5th Birthday last May 2016. This is the most basic doll of the Hasbro line and costs only PHP 399.
This Ariel basic doll by Hasbro has a really slim figure and fiery red hair. It has a fixed violet top and a pair of fixed violet shoes. It also has a removable green skirt, a removable purple belt and a removable gray tiara.
Since this doll does not come with a tail, I made a DIY green tail using a piece of cloth from my old pair of green shorts.
Now, Zuri can choose whether she wants Ariel with legs or with a tail. 🙂
Some observers like the Mattel dolls more than the Hasbro dolls because Mattel dolls have gentler, Barbie-like faces. On the other hand, others like the Hasbro dolls better because they seem to highlight the Disney characters’ individual characteristics. What do you think? 🙂
Still missing from Zuri’s collcetion: Rapunzel, Belle, Aurora, Jasmin, Pocahontas, Tiana and Merida. 🙂
Thanks for reading! 🙂
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