2016 marks a new endeavor between Hasbro and Disney. Just in case you didn’t know, Hasbro, which is responsible for so many other brands that we hold near and dear to our heart such as My Little Pony, Playskool, Play-Doh, Marvel, and Nerf, can now add Disney “Frozen” dolls and the rest of the Disney Princesses to their lineup.
The new Disney Princess line includes dolls and playsets, which recently launched online and in stores nationwide. There are 11 Disney Princesses in the collection including Belle, Ariel, Cinderella, Pocahontas, Snow White, Merida, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Mulan. Hasbro invited me to be part of an exciting monthly opportunity where I receive a package featuring one of the Disney Princesses and some playsets to go with that particular doll. March marked the first month for this opportunity and I’m excited to say that the intelligent, beautiful and brave Belle is the first Disney Princess to review. It’s apropos that Belle is first considering that March is also National Reading Month and we all know what Belle’s favorite thing to do was in the movie. Read!!
The box of goodies contained a Disney Princess Royal Shimmer Belle doll, Belle’s Be Our Guest Dining Set, Disney Princess Little Kingdom Belle’s Enchanted Dining Room, Disney Princess Little Kingdom Classic Belle doll and a beautiful coffee table book called The Art of the Disney Princess.
The Disney Princess Royal Shimmer Belle doll (MSRP, $9.99) is incredible looking on very much on par with how the character looked in the film. Belle wears her signature yellow gown with an ombre effect and shimmery flower detailing. My daughter pointed out a feature that she’s quite happy about with this doll, which is the fact that the yellow gloves do not come off. She likes that they are already part of the arm (less clothing for her younger brother to lose..hehe). Belle rounds out her outfit with removable glittery yellow shoes and yellow removable earrings. She is ready for her magical adventure or perhaps a nice enchanted tea party with her Beast at the Be Our Guest Dining Set (MSRP, $19.99). This awesome set includes two royal dining chairs, a table where the top pops up to reveal a cake, sugar bowl, utensils, teacups and plates. Also included are Belle’s wonderful friends Mrs. Potts, Chip and Lumiere.
The Disney Princess Little Kingdom is a new line of small dolls and playsets from Hasbro. Girls will love playing with these adorable little dolls, which feature mix-and-match fashions and easy-to-use snap-in accessories for decorating the dolls. This Disney Princess Little Kingdom Belle doll (MSRP, $4.99) wears a yellow stylish and fun outfit with a bodice, peplum, and skirt. All pieces are removable. The doll also comes with three pink rose-shaped Snap-ins so girls can customize and create unique looks. Kids will love to recreate scenes from the film with the Disney Princess Little Kingdom Belle’s Enchanted Dining Room set (MSRP, $17.99), which comes with a chandelier that Lumiere can hook onto, a table and chair, and a spout that the pretend treats can slide down for hours of fairy-tale fun. This set also comes with a Disney Princess Little Kingdom Belle doll who wears a different outfit than the classic one described above. It’s great to have both on hand so you can really play around with the mix and match fashion and the Snap-ins. The Disney Princess Little Kingdom Belle that comes with the set is dressed more in gold colors and the peplum is white. The doll comes with two white rose-shaped Snap-ins and one gold cup Snap-in. With both dolls, there’s lots of creative ways you can accessorize Belle.
Little girls and grown-up girls alike have a favorite Disney Princess. After you’re done playing, take a break and look through the beautiful book called The Art of The Disney Princess. Disney artists, designers, illustrators, and animators from around the world have re-imagined their favorite princesses and portrayed them in a variety of mediums. Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, and Cinderella are newly incarnated in water color, pastel, oil paint, colored pencil, mixed media, and computer graphics pieces that range from the traditional to the unconventional. This is a delightful book for any Disney enthusiast. The Art of The Disney Princess retails for $29.19 at www.amazon.com.
For more information and to view other products from the Hasbro Disney Princess line please visit http://www.hasbro.com.