This is a looooong over-due post. Quite a while back–like before my computer broke–there was a special on Amazon that if you bought three Lotties from the Amazon page of their manufacturer, you would get one of them free, and I took advantage of that. (Little knowing that I would, within days of the order, spend a ludicrous amount of money first on a couple of Pullips and then on a new computer.) Aaaaanyway, moving on (and trying not to think about how much I spent yesterday on a new water heater) let’s get to this long over-due post.
First off, someone at Amazon had a twisted sense of humor. The shipment was three Lotties, right? Lotties are these cute, sweet dolls, right, like this:
…and there were three of them in a single order, right? Well, someone at Amazon had decided to include a single doll out of another order in that shipment, so when I opened the box, I also found this doll:
Uh, yeah, that really fits in a shipment of three Lotties. (Sigh.) The rose she’s holding actually came with a Monster High doll, btw, but I thought it was more appropriate with her. (Not sure which one. Amanita Nightshade, I think.) I need to do something with her hair; those curls are too tight and look horrible right now. But this post is supposed to be about the Lotties, so back to them!
I love the packaging for the Pirate Queen Lottie, so here’s the back of the box:
In fact, all three of them have really nifty packaging. (I’ve included photos of all three sets of packaging in the gallery, see the link at the end of the post.)
The arms are a bit rubbery, and don’t really bend at the elbows, but the knees click the way Barbie knees used to (I love that clicking, it’s nostalgic) and the clothes are quite detailed and well made. Lotties have a straight body shape–like Skipper used to when I was a kid–no discernible waist at all, like a child who hasn’t hit puberty yet and is just a normal, healthy kid, neither under- nor overweight. The face shape is a little puffier than I normally like, but the facial features are charming enough to overcome that.
More so than most of the dolls in my collection, Lottie feels like a doll meant to be really played with. So I’ve indulged in a little subdued playing here:
Okay, yes, that got silly.
But at least I didn’t add Captain Hook to the mix! (Nor did I add all my other nautically-themed Monster High dolls, of which there are many, particularly when you count my OC customs. So it could be worse.) Anyway, the photo gallery with the shots of the Lottie boxes is here.
(BTW, I only used two of the Lotties for this, instead of all three, ’cause the third isn’t nautically-themed. Lighthouse Keeper Lottie looks like she could easily be a sailor, rather than a lighthouse keeper, so she was okay to use for the little sketch. The other one…not so much. Sadly, the Lottie I really wanted, Stargazer, was not available… 😦 )