Now that we've seen Twilight Sparkle in doll form (click HERE to see the review), it's time to move on to Fluttershy. She is one of the two deluxe edition dolls released (the other is Rainbow Dash), so she has more articulation than Twilight and comes with several extras.
As I did with Twilight, I'll start with a closer look at some of the box details:
Just like Twilight's box, the bottom corner features artwork of Fluttershy as a pony.
The side of the box has Fluttershy's human face.
The full side.
From the back corner, you can see her whole face.
Here's a view of the back of the box.
And a closer look at some of the details:
The other side of the box.
Details from the top:
Details from the bottom:
Fluttershy was very easy to remove from her box.
There were a few more twisties than Twilight had, but it still did not take much to get Fluttershy and her accessories free.
Here she is with all of her extra goodies. :)
This little extra hair piece reminds me of the Pixietails from Lady Lovely Locks.
It opens on one end...
...and can be clipped in Fluttershy's hair or in a human's hair.
Fluttershy came with the exact same pamphlet and stickers as Twilight, so I won't take pictures of it again.
Here is her club card...
...and its plain cardboard back.
Fluttershy's brush is yellow and looks just like her. ;)
A view of the other side.
She comes with a plastic purse.
It is open at the top, and the strap moves back and forth.
It fits nicely over her shoulder.
She also came with some purple butterfly earrings.
They fit over the sides of her pony ears and hang down.
Her flower bracelet matches her earrings.
Her other goodies include a sparkly pink dress...
...an extra pair of boots...
...and some purple wings.
Just like Twilight's, they have a slight curve to them.
Fluttershy all free from her box. :)
She has pony ears on the top of her head. Her hair in the front has a side part. The top half of her hair frames her face, and the rest hangs back behind her ears.
A closer look at her face.
Just like Twilight, Fluttershy has her cutie mark on her cheek...
...and in her eyes as well.
I think she has a sweet face.
Her dress is cute and vaguely similar to her Fall Festival dress...it's the same color, at least. :}
Her tulle skirt has a ton of glitter, but it doesn't seem to shed too badly.
Her original pink and yellow boots.
Fluttershy also features legs without feet.
A view from the back.
Fluttershy's "tail" hair.
Her dress closes with Velcro.
She has a hole in her back where her wings attach.
Big purple wings...hmm...maybe I should try these on Twilight! ;)
Fluttershy features articulated elbows and knees as well as as movement at her head, shoulders, and hips. Her arms are made from the same soft plastic material as Twilight's. Her articulation is not the best I've seen. At some angles her two arm sections don't match up very well. However, she still has more to offer in the posability department than Twilight.
A closer look at her articulated knees.
Her knee joints bend backwards.
They also twist inward...
...and outward. (Ouch!!!) ;)
She can kneel fairly well.
She can also sit and cross her ankles...
...or sit nicely on an edge. :)
And like Twilight, she can very nearly do the splits.
Her head articulation is identical to Twilight's. She can move her head back and forth and just a wee bit up and down (I only got a picture of "up", not "down"):
I decided to try her spare boots on her with her green dress and decided I preferred this look to the pink boots. :)
Fluttershy's body also features a built-in camisole and pair of undies, so she is never undressed.
Here she is in her extra outfit.
The little gold bands that hold the wing-like parts of the dress on were a little difficult to get over her hands, so little ones might need some help getting her in this outfit.
This dress also features Velcro closure in the back, but since the Velcro does not go all the way down the dress, you have to take Fluttershy's boots off before getting her in or out of it.
She sits well in this dress as well, but it shows quite a bit of leg. :}
Overall, I'm very pleased with my Fluttershy. She's always been my favorite pony, and I thought this doll captured her sweet personality. I'm still giving her a 4 out of 5 because her articulation is not the most impressive I've seen, and just like with Twilight, I'd love to see more movie accuracy with the outfits. (I would LOVE to see her in her original white top and green skirt from the movie, which she's wearing on the back of her box.)
I also thought I should mention that I would probably recommend a basic doll like Twilight for younger pony fans. While the extra articulation on Fluttershy is fun, I think that Twilight would hold up a little better for play time.
Here are the two dolls together. For some reason, Twilight looks slightly taller than Fluttershy in these pictures, but they're really almost identical in height.
Being goofy ;)
I love Fluttershy in this pose. I think it really captures her personality. Twilight, on the other hand, is apparently doing her best Pinkie Pie impression. ;)
Twilight, once again pretending to be her crazy friend. ;) I wanted to include this just to show that even though the basic dolls have limited articulation, you can still have fun with them. :)
I realized that it might be a good idea to include a comparison of the EG dolls with other doll lines. From online pictures, I had imagined they were taller than they were. It was a bit surprising to realize just how short they were in reality.
Twilight and Fluttershy with their pony counterparts. :)
I hope you enjoyed the review. If you have any questions or I missed anything, feel free to leave me a message in the comments. Will you be adding any Equestria Girls dolls to your collection, or are you content with just plain ponies?