There was a very nice sale this past weekend at Justice, I wasn’t able to go myself due to various circumstances but my SO is a nice guy and was in the mall anyway. He popped his head in to see if they happened any of the Monster High dolls I needed (they did indeed have two) but they also had some strange new dolls he hadn’t seen before ie. Ever After High dolls so he asked if I might like one of those as well as the MH to which I said yes.
Justice actually had all four of the first wave of dolls, I chose Madeline Hatter because I love anything Alice in Wonderland related and she is the daughter of the Mad Hatter plus I have an admitted weakness for dolls of a slightly shorter stature (I’m quite short myself). The MSRP for Ever After Dolls at Justice is whopping $36 but thanks to the sale I paid only $17.28 plus tax.
Caution there is hardcore dolly nudity behind the cut!
Box photos/in box photos- Maddie’s box is designed to resemble a book. Like Monster High boxes there is a little illustration of the character on the back of the box plus all sorts of information about her. Apparently Maddie is a rebel along with Raven Queen while the other two dolls in the first wave Apple White and Briar Beauty are royals. Also like Monster High there are supposedly webisodes that can be seen on their website EverAfterHigh.com; I don’t have time for such things though so I can’t speak to their quality or content (I’ve never watched the MH webisodes either ^^;).
Maddie has two-tone hair purple/light blue. She also has teaspoon earrings to match her teapot purse. Unlike Monster High the first wave dolls all seem to have same face sculpt which would be okay I guess, if I liked the sculpt but it is quite round or moon-ish ^^;
Maddie comes with a stand, a brush and a teapot purse (with removable lid). Compared to the signature Monster High dolls they don’t come with much, they also came with a journal and a pet; personally I would have loved to have seen a Dormouse pet for Maddie Hatter. I do really like the design of the stand, it looks a lot nicer than the basic Monster High doll stands.
All the gory details- Maddie’s gloves are painted on, the frilly bit is essentially like a bracelet and is removable. She comes with a ring that does not like to stay on her two fingers >_<
I’m a little teapot purse!
I love the design of Maddie’s shoes.
The paint is kind of sloppy on the shoes. Quality control at Mattel can be kind of iffy but I don’t recall any paint issues with any of the shoes on any of the Monster High dolls I own.
Dressed Comparison between Equestria Girl Applejack doll, Monster High Howleen Doll, Ever After High Maddie Doll and a Monster High Lagoona.
Maddie is closest in size to Howleen, which shouldn’t be too surprising since both dolls are designed to be t shorter than the normal dolls in their respective line.
Nude comparison between Howleen, Maddie and Lagoona.
Nude comparison between Howleen and Maddie, I have to say I like Maddie’s more pear shaped body more than Howleen’s. Maddie’s body in general is a bit thicker than Howleen’s.
I’m probably not going to buy any additional Ever After High dolls as frankly I don’t have the space or desire to. I don’t like their face sculpt as much as Monster High and I prefer the monstrous theme more than the fairy tale angle… that being said if they another Alice themed doll I may pick one up and I may eventually get a second standard sized doll for comparisons sake as Maddie is so far the only doll with the shorter style body.
Some additional pictures on my flickr.