File this one under Mattel dolls I really want to give my girls…
Check out these beauties:
Here’s why they rock:
* Look at their feet. They are all wearing sneakers or kick butt boots, no silly high heels here.
* Look at their outfits. They are modestly clad in super hero uniforms that would actual be practical for, you know, being a super hero.
* Look at their bodies. They aren’t sporting stick figure limbs and wasp-like waists. They have athletic bodies that actually look like they are meant for fighting baddies (or being one).
* Take a second look at those outfits and notice that they encapsul each character’s signature look, with no silliness. (eg. Super Girl’s cape is red not pink).
* Check out those poses. They are more like action figures than dolls, and look to be very poseable (a.k.a. fun to play with).
* Check out their hair. They have soft brushable rooted hair.
* Now take a third look at those outfits. Notice anything? They’re not painted on, they’re not molded in plastic. Those are cloth outfits, which presumably are removeable.
The line was actually designed by a woman, with plenty of input from young girls.
…the toy designer, instructed her team to use gymnasts, dancers, and basketball players as primers for sculpting more muscular versions of the dolls and action figures.
“We wanted to have this very strong, toned body, but keeping in mind that they are still in high school, so they’re not fully mature yet,” Kim says. “But they still look like they can save the day instead of being saved.”
It’s like the best of the action figure world meets the best of the fashion doll world, in super hero(ine) form. Take my money now, please.
The only thing I can find wrong with these awesome looking figures is that they won’t be available until Spring 2016. I can’t wait! Anyone else excited about these?
Disclosure: Technically I am a Mattel Play Advocate, which means I receive special access to Mattel events and products. However, they didn’t ask me to write about this, or even inform me that these dolls were coming out. I happened upon the information on my own. My words, opinions, and incredibly intense excitement over cool super hero toys for girls are all my own.
Debbie White Beattie says
I think it’s about time that there are female super heroes because girls should have great role models too.
Shirley O says
My granddaughter would love these. I think it’s so important for little girls to have female super hero role models.