I purchased my very own Jewel Sparkles Lalaloopsy Girl from Amazon.com! Let’s crack this box open and check out what’s different in the Lalaloopsy Girls line.
Just like the original, Jewel Sparkles was sewn on March 13th from a real princess’ dress. She loves to be in charge and help her friends with all their fashion emergencies. Jewel wants to be student body president at Lalaloopsy Academy for Learning Arts, and the 1st draft of a speech is written on the back of the box. She is also extremely interested in tiaras.
It turns out my prediction was correct, Lalaloopsy Girls CAN stand all by themselves! It takes a little bit of balancing and fidgeting with her, but Jewel has been happily standing where I left her for hours now.
Compared to the original Jewel Sparkles, the Jewel Sparkles Lalaloopsy Girl is a few inches shorter, with a smaller, rounder head. When I compare their outfits, I’m honestly really glad MGA didn’t remake the original dress exactly and went with an inspired look instead, the Lalaloopsy Girl clothes are much cuter and feel a little nicer. The Lalaloopsy Girls’ clothing also photographs a lot better than the ultra shiny material they used for the original.
Little details that we’ve always found so charming on Lalaloopsy dolls are faithfully represented here; the Jewel Sparkles Lalaloopsy Girl still has her 03-13 heart stamp on her underwear.
Her shoes also bear the same L and R stamps on the bottom, which isn’t terribly necessary when you consider that the bows are only on the outer edge of each shoe.
Jewel has an adorable set of PJs to wear at sleepovers, although the little pants can be tricky to get over both of her feet, since the waistband has to be small enough to keep them on.
I really like this new Jewel Sparkles! I like her clothes better, I like her hair better, and I love the fact that she can stand. Although I thought the lips were weird at first, Jewel’s curious stare has sort of won me over. I’ll probably start collecting them!