Beautifully crafted dolls. Unfortunately the skating function is difficult and ackward, and even when managed it looks jerky and robotic. The skates are indeed painted on, and some families complained this limits imaginative play, although we feel the doll still has merit as a Frozen doll, espcially for those pretending their own skating motions. The Elsa doll was definetly favoured over Anna.
WHAT THE KIDS SAY
I LOVE the movie Frozen, it's my favourite movie. But the doll didn't move or skate the way I thought she would. She was kind of stiff and weird looking.
I like that it's part of the Frozen movie. I like to hold the pink thing that her skate goes in, to make her move. I like that one leg holds her and the other one skates.
I can make her skate well and I like how Anna skates, but I still wish I had Elsa instead.
I like everything Frozen right now. Anna is a pretty doll and has a cape you can take off. I like to play with her and my other Frozen dolls. She can skate if I push her on the floor. She moves back and forth so it looks like she's learning to skate.
WHAT ADULTS THINK
My daughter (6) and I were pretty excited to open up this doll, but I was disappointed with the result. In order to make Anna skate, you have to hold her by the leg and push her on a flat surface. My daughter does not seem to mind that much, but she gets bored with it quickly cause she has to push her everywhere to skate. Also, the hand holding the leg can get in the way of the leg that lifts. The doll itself is very pretty and looks exactly like Anna and for any fan of Frozen this doll should be a hit whether it skates or not, except that because the skate do not come off, the doll cannot be used as a regular doll.
Gorgeously crafted but our girls (ages 6 and 8) seem disappointed by the "skating" aspect of the doll. The skating mechanism is really the child pushing the doll along on the platform on a flat surface. The legs are jointed in a way that makes it appear delicate and more breakable than other dolls.
I was surprised at how quickly F3 and F6 lost interest in the doll, given how much they like the movie Frozen. F3 was more interested in trying to change her clothes, like with her Barbies. When she realized she could not remove her cape, she did not want to play with it anymore. F3 could not hold her leg to get her to "skate" on the hardwood floor. F6 was bored quickly with her too. Overpriced given that the toy does not "skate" well and her movements are awkward when she is skating. Comes with a crown and skirt that could be removed, and a base for the skate to be placed into.
The doll itself was well made and had beautiful two toned hair like from the movie. The skating sort of works well but is a bit jerky at times. My daughter (4) did play with Anna briefly but even after we picked Anna up she complained that she liked Elsa better since Elsa was the one with the power to freeze things and Anna didn't have any powers. My son (7) found it interesting to examine how the design of the doll allowed her to skate.
First toy to be unpacked... High interest Frozen theme. Frozen has been a big hit in our family over the last few months. We got the ANna doll to test - she was a little disappointed but she was definitely interested in it. We took the doll for a test drive on the hardwood floor. The mechanism was a little delicate - one wrong bend and she skated kind of funny. It was hard to explain to Zahra (F7) that she couldn't bend the doll like others because she had this special back and forth function in order to "skate". We went and bought an Elsa coronation dress doll to go with it so she could maximize the play value. She probably wouldn't act out the story without at least one other doll....in other words buy them both:) The Anna doll has some removeable garments - some are painted on. We have Kristoff doll so Zahra (F7) can play with them together. As far as the skating option - skates are fixed. Would have been nice to have boots to interchange to increase play value. From picture I thought she would skate on her own but she needs to be held.
DISNEY Frozen Ice Skating Anna Doll (Item #: CBC62): With just a simple push, Ice Skating Anna glides gracefully back and forth, arms and leg moving in elegant ice-skating form. Girls can re-create the movie moment when Anna skates to celebrate the end of winter, or they can make up icy cool adventures of their own. Anna looks wintry pretty in a unique ice-skating fashion inspired by the film. Look for her Ice Skating Elsa to double the fun (sold separately)!
DISNEY Frozen - Ice Skating Elsa Doll (Item #: CBC63): With just a simple push, Ice Skating Elsa glides gracefully back and forth, arms and leg moving in elegant ice-skating form. Girls can re-create the movie moment when Elsa skates to celebrate the end of winter, or they can make up icy cool adventures of their own. Elsa looks wintry pretty in a unique ice-skating fashion inspired by the film. Look for Ice Skating Anna to double the fun (sold separately)!