Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Disney Frozen Little Kingdom Friendship Collection Set from Hasbro (Plus a Month-long Goodbye) ;)

 Well, I was all set to come do a plain goodbye post for the month, but when I got home today, my Frozen Little Kingdom set from Toys R Us was waiting for me on the front doorstep. So I thought I'd combine my goodbye post with a mini review of my new Little Kingdom set. :)

I won't do a full review with ratings since I just did a review on another set from this line. I'll share pics and a few basic thoughts, so this post will be more like a quick overview. :)

Here's the set in the package. Oh my goodness...they're so cute!! :D

This is the "Frozen Friendship Collection."

I love the artwork on the package: 
Especially cute little Kristoff. :)

The back of the box, featuring more adorable artwork.

Box details:

The package opens super easily.

The figures are held in place with a few minimal thin plastic ties holding the girls in place. It's so nice having easy-to-open packages. :)

Here they are! We'll go down the row and take a look at each of them.

Olaf is all one piece without articulation of any kind. He's got a glittery luster to his paint. I think he's pretty cute overall, although his eyebrows seem just a little thick.

Olaf's other angles:
I'm assuming the hole in the back of his head is there for attaching accessories.

Next up is Anna. :)

Anna comes with her outfit and three little accessories: two flowers and a headpiece.

Anna from the other angles: 

Here's how she looks with her accessories attached to her dress and head.

All of Anna's clothing is removable. Like my "Arendelle Treat Shoppe" Elsa, her bodice attaches with a little peg in front, but the bodice also has small arm straps. I'm hoping this will help it stay in place a little better.

Here she is without her cape. My only real complaint with this doll is that her outfit looks more like a combination of her coronation dress and her winter dress. I'm guessing they didn't want to paint her arms blue so she could swap clothing with the other dolls, but honestly, I almost would have preferred blue arms so it would look more accurate. What do you guys think?

I can't even tell you how absolutely adorable she is in person. I'm so glad I have her to add to my other Anna dolls. :)

Now we'll take a look at Elsa.

 I'm glad I get to have an Elsa in her ice queen dress as well as her coronation dress. :) This Elsa comes with two snowflakes and a crown.

Elsa from the other angles; 

Elsa with her accessories attached.

Like Anna's, all of Elsa's clothing and accessories are removable.

Oh, and I thought I should mention that another reviewer had problems getting the Elsa and Anna in this set to stand up, but as you can see, both of mine stand well unassisted. I had to work with Elsa a bit to get her at the right angle to stand, but then she was fine.

Elsa and Anna both have joints at the hips so they can go to a sitting position. However, Elsa would not sit by herself. She kept toppling over (which is why I'm holding her down with one finger in the picture).

Their arms also move up...

...and down.

Sweet Elsa, back in her outfit. I prefer using a snowflake in her hair rather than her crown.

Here she is next to my Arendelle Treat Shoppe Elsa (who sadly is still missing her bodice...I sure hope it turns up). :(

On to Kristoff!

He has the cutest little face! :)

Kristoff from the other angles: 

Kristoff's clothing is not removable like the girls', but his hat comes off.

His legs move individually, and he can sit down. The bottom of his tunic is made from flexible plastic like the girls' skirts, allowing the legs to bend far enough to sit.

He also rotates at the waist...

...and can turn his head back and forth. However, his arms, are molded to his body and do not move at all. 

If you don't care for this design, I would suggest purchasing the individual Kristoff doll with his lute. From the pictures, it looks like his arms bend. He also doesn't have his sleeves rolled up (just in case that makes a difference to anyone). ;) I went ahead and ordered Kristoff with his lute because I wanted both versions. I also ordered Anna in her coronation dress so I would have coronation and regular dress versions of each of the sisters. But I'm drawing the line there. Honest. At least for Frozen Little Kingdom dolls. I mean, it's only logical that I should eventually purchase a Belle and a Rapunzel for my other two Disney collections, right? ;) 

Okay, moving on from my rationalization. ;) Let's take a look at Sven now.

Sven is cute, too. I kind of wish they'd added some gray to his brown, though, so he'd look more like he did in the movie. Like Olaf, Sven does not have any articulation.

Sven from the other angles: 
I do like the detail of his sculpt. :)

And finally, let's move on to Marshmallow.

This is the "good" version of Marshmallow, like we see him at the end of the movie. He is also unarticulated, even though there's a seam in the plastic of his neck that makes it look like he should be able to move. 

Marshmallow from the other angles: 

Just like Olaf, Marshmallow has a glittery tint to his plastic.

I wanted to compare him to my Funko Mystery Minis "mean" Marshmallow. I was thinking they looked about the same size. As you can see, though, the Little Kingdom Marshmallow is just slightly larger.

So that's the whole set! I'm very pleased with the quality and the just plain cuteness of each of the figures. The set was $24.99 on the Toys R Us website (with free shipping since my purchase was over $19). The price seems a little steep, but when you consider that each of the characters sell individually for $5, it's not bad for what you get.

I would highly recommend this set for any Frozen fans out there. It's currently available on the Toys R Us website HERE and on the Walmart website HERE. Both sites are selling it for $24.99. Toys R Us offers free shipping over $19, and if you have a local Walmart store, they offer free "site to store" pickup, so either way you'll be paying the same amount.

Happy shopping, everyone! :)


And now, it's time to say goodbye until the end of the month. I thought you might like to hear some of the things I'll be up to this month. I'd really appreciate prayers from those of you who are my brothers and sisters in Christ, as I'd love to use this month wisely.

First and foremost, I'll be working on my book. I received the editing notes from my first editing friend today, and I'll be meeting with my second editing friend on Thursday to discuss her thoughts. I'll meet with my third editing friend sometime next week. Once I have my feedback from everyone, I'll get to work evaluating their notes and making the changes that need to take place. Then, Lord willing, I'll be able to submit my completed manuscript to my potential agents in February. Yikes! It's such an exciting and scary thing at the same time. :)

Other than my book, I'd also like to take a step back and organize myself, both online and in "real life." I love blogging and connecting with others on social media, but I'm finding it a bit overwhelming at times. I also don't want my online life to take over my family life. I'm hoping to come up with some ways to organize my blogging/social media time a bit more so I won't be so stressed about it.

My house is a disaster, so that will be a big part of my real life organization. I'll probably be downsizing some of my collections, too, as I have completely run out of room. I also feel like my collections have grown a bit excessive, especially considering our somewhat limited budget. That, and there are some things we'd like to save for as a family (and I'd like to save for individually). Downsizing will help with that as well. So eBay, Craigslist, and some local buy/sell/trade stores will be seeing me this month. (I'm not sure when my eBay listings will be up, or how many I'll be doing, but you can see my seller page HERE if you want to check it throughout the month.)

Other than that, I'll be catching up on email responses, filing the paperwork that's been sitting in totes for far too long, and starting up Skinny Jeans again at the gym. I already caught up on blog comment responses, so that's one thing I can check off of my list. :) (Sorry for all of you who had to wait so long for responses.)

I hope you all have a wonderful, blessed January, and I'll be back sometime in February, refreshed and ready to go. :)