This may be the first Disney Cinderella doll Mattel ever made. I'm going to guess this dolly is about twenty years old, give or take a few years.
The elastic band holding up the roll on the back of her head broke years ago. The blue ribbon on the back is my addition, to keep her looking somewhat like she is supposed to. It doesn't really look good at all from the back. You might be able to tell that her blue headband, that she came with, is loose. The elastic piece holding that on lost all of its stretch. Her dress opens all the way down in the back. Perhaps that was just to make it easier for dressing and undressing. The Velcro in the back has yellowed.
Cinderella is all about the shoes, so let's check hers out. Basic Barbie pumps, clear with silver sparkles. One version of the Prince Charming doll produced held a red pillow, with a shoe like the one above, attached. I think my younger daughter had that one.
|So this is love...|
|Our young lovers are looking rather starry-eyed.|
|This Cinderella's hair is pretty shellacked into place.|
This Cinderella's shoes are blue pumps, to match her skirt. You can also see a sparkle that fell off her dress.
Now for the latest Cinderella, from Target. There is also a wedding Cinderella with her groom, Prince Charming. I love both of the tiaras the Cinderellas are wearing.
Lastly, there is a new carriage for Cinderella to go to the ball in. I don't like it as well as the one that my daughter had as a child; this one is a lot more open. I would show a picture of my daughter's, but it's in storage with her old toys. The other thing I find strange about this is that there as a stand in the back with a piece to hold the legs for a footman doll to stand, but there is no footman doll produced that I know of. I also don't think the Target dolls look like their animated counterparts, but they do seem like a mix of animated and live action, which was probably what Disney/Mattel was going for.
I imagine we'll see Beauty and the Beast stuff next. Isn't that the next live-action movie? I can't say I'm into these new movies, but new dolls can be interesting.