Pocahontas is the very first Disney Animators' Collection that i bought and is the only doll I bought at the Disney Store for a regular price of $24.95. She was kept in the storage with Snow White (which i bought for $20 while on sale) for months until i finally took them back home yesterday to check on them.
Pocahontas and Snow White are animated by the same artist, Glen Keane.
Pocahontas and Snow White are boxed and secured in the same manner as the other dolls that I have on Disney Animators' Collection Part 1 blog but with slight difference.
Left and right side of the boxes.
Bottom part of the boxes.
Like the other Disney Animators' Collection dolls, their feet are also attached at the bottom part of the display cardboard.
There's a slight difference on the way these two dolls are secured as compared to the other dolls. Unlike the other DAC dolls, their hair are not connected to the back with threads. Pocahontas' hair is sewn on a plastic strap plate which is attached at the back of the cardboard. Parts of her hair are also secured with rubber bands fastened to her wrists. Snow White's hair is secured with a hair net.
Here they are finally out and free.
I was ecstatic when I saw Pocahontas' back. She is the only DAC doll I've reviewed with a protective piece of wax paper. I bought some dolls such as Masterpiece dolls which were wrapped with wax paper to avoid the clothes from staining the vinyl/plastic body.
It was disappointing to undressed her and discover that the wax paper was not good enough to protect the body from stains. There is a V shape brown stain on her back. I am not sure if this is a factory defect or is a stain from her faux suede dress.
There are also stains/marks on her left and right underarm. Even with the rubber hose, the twist tie used to secure her neck left a mark.
Her left and right calves as well as her left thigh have some markings too.
Like Pocahontas, Snow White is also stained from her dress. Her front, back and side are stained. The twist tie left a mark on her neck as well but not as bad as Pocahontas.
The back of the neck is also stained by her satin headband.
Her painted panty also has marks.
The most disappointing flaw that I saw on Snow White is the discoloration on her left hand, left arm and forehead. I have seen one doll like this before but it was a vintage plastic doll. I double checked the other DAC dolls I have and she is the only one with this.
Here they are again together. They are tightly strung which requires more effort to move their heads and legs. They can stand on their own but it is much easier for them to stand with their shoes on.
They are so cute in their outfits. Pocahontas is wearing a faux suede dress with trims at the bottom. Her outfit is the only one which is not made of satin and not tagged. She doesn’t have shoes. She has a jeweled ribbon necklace with velcro closure. Hair is easily attracted to the velcro fibers and may cause the hair sticking to it. Out of all the DAC dolls I have, Pocahontas has the best hair quality. It is smooth and there is a small amount of gel used. I also noticed that Pocahontas is not much of a side glancing doll like the others. Snow White looks so charming in her outfit. Her glittery dress and matching shoes make her stand out.
With Snow White's hair net removed, the hair looks fuller.
These two DAC princesses can sit with their legs wide apart, not so much of a princess huh? Well, they are toddlers and they are still enjoying being a child :)
I have seen some really good outfits for Disney Animators' dolls. They are so adorable in them. So, if their outfits really stain their body, i guess it's time to be creative and make our imagination work. Let's play dress up!