** A Geek Daddy received the featured products for free to review **My daughter is so excited to see the new live-action Beauty and the Beast movie that is coming out this weekend. To pass the time while waiting for mom and dad to take her to the show, she has been playing with Beauty from her Madame Alexander Story Land Travel Friends collection. These 7" vinyl dolls are just the right size for playing with around the house, in the car while traveling about or to take along to a friend's sleepover. My daughter really likes these toys because with moveable joints at the neck, shoulder, elbow, hip and knee they are more like fashionable action figures than the more traditional dolls that Madame Alexander is known for. With detailed facial features, stylish hair, and princess gowns these pocket-sized Story Land Travel Friends can provide hours of imaginative play.
The Story Land Travel Friends collection is based upon a variety of characters from classic fairy tales. In addition to "Beauty" from Beauty and the Beast, Madame Alexander has included Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Little Mermaid, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White among other princesses as Story Land Travel Friends. Each toy is boxed individually and designed to look like how the character would have been portrayed in the original storybook telling of her tale. Beauty for example is dressed in a shimmer yellow dress with pink trim and a pink rose headband in her hair. She has hip length brunette hair that children can brush and style in addition to a wide range of flexibility with posing the toy and moving its limbs around while playing due to the multiple joint points on its body. My daughter really has a lot of fun playing with these dolls.
WHISTLE STOP HOBBY & TOY store in Metro Detroit for about $15 each or get the entire collection of these storybook princesses all at once from the Madame Alexander website.