Friday, December 9, 2016

Ever After High Tri-Castle-On Cerise Hood

Assisted by her genetics as the daughter of the wolf from Little Red Riding Hood (it's complicated), Cerise is the fastest runner at Ever After High. She's wearing a pretty boring (in my opinion) outfit for running.
Cerise is taller than the average Ever After High doll. In order to do this and still allow for clothes switching, Mattel simply made her legs longer than other dolls. The basic track pants with no overskirt really show off how long her legs are.
Cerise seems to have a small smile on her face, which is different from some of the other Cerise dolls that I have, especially Legacy Day Cerise. I think Mattel might have been better off giving the dolls a closed-lip smile in the first place, instead of the somewhat bland expression they had at the beginning. Do you see a smile?
Cerise does not have a huge head of hair, probably to allow it to go through the back of her hood. In the cartoons, she always wears a hood to hide her wolf ears. However, I think there is an adequate amount of hair to cover her roots, even though it is very uneven in the back, as often happens.

Like Lizzie Hearts, Cerise's shoes look like tennis shoes, only with giant heels. The little crest detail on Cerise's heels is very well done. Cerise gets black paint on her shoelaces.
Cerise's extra accessory is a very detailed water bottle. I can't get mine to rest on Cerise's shoulder, so she ends up having to hold it like a purse.

While Cerise is taller than other EAH girls, the group of girls from Wonderland, including Lizzie Hearts, are all shorter. I put Birthday Ball Blondie in one of these pictures to show how tall most of the EAH girls are.

I think Cerise is the least exciting doll in the set, in terms of what she is wearing, and what she comes with. I like her character in the show, though, and the smile that I see makes her different from the other Cerise dolls that I own. I already had three different Cerise dolls, and don't mind adding this one at all.

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  1. Nice review of Cerise! I don't have this particular one, but I do have the original, Hat-Tastic (the first Cerise I ever got) and Legacy Day and I see what you mean about the smile. One thing I never noticed was that she was taller than the average EAH girl..that is so interesting! I always knew she was taller than the Monster High gals, but didn't realize she was on the tall side of her own line. I still have to get the Birthday Ball trio (the 2nd wave) :)

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    1. I'm glad that you like the review! Hat-Tastic and Legacy Day are two of the ones that I have as well. The other one is Spring Unsprung. SU Cerise is quite different from other versions. I might do a short picture review of the Spring Unsprung dolls at some point.

      I think I read somewhere that Cerise was taller. I know I read that the Wonderland females are all short; I wouldn't have known that otherwise. Lizzie Hearts is the first Wonderland character that I've gotten, although I want Maddie as well.

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  2. Her overall outfit might not be the most exciting, but I'm weirdly drawn to the stripe on the sides of her leggings. It has a kind of 80s track suit charm to it, I think!

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    1. I think the stripe on the side of the leggings is one of the best things about her clothes. They would be so dull as just black leggings. I was in high school in the 80s, so maybe for me that's just how track suits ought to look! :) I saw a year or so ago that they brought back the track shorts with the bias trim around the bottom of the legs, and up the side. o.O

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  3. Well I have to say that Mattel made better details for this doll than for the first one.I really like the shoes, the belt and this clock on her neck.

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    1. A vote for Cerise! The stopwatch makes sense with her being a runner.

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  4. Cerise's character was the first EAH I purchased. I didn't notice she was taller at all. Her outfit seems a tad clunky to be workout gear. I love those pants though.

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    1. I agree the pants are cute. I like that there is a flare at the bottom of the top, instead of it being just a basic straight tank top. And then of course she has to have her hood. Which Cerise do you have?

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  5. I think Cerise would benefit from redressing. That lipstick is asking for a proper red evening dress. Overall, I think this is a very pretty doll suffering from uninspired clothing. :)

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    1. She would definitely look good in a nice red dress. Her Legacy Day costume is pretty close to evening wear, although there is a lot of black and white in there too. The athletic clothes may be part of the reason this set didn't sell well. I guess fewer kids wanted to re-enact the cartoon than was thought.

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