Disney Frozen Sparkle Princess Elsa Doll

This beautiful fashion doll captures the essence of the character Elsa of Arendelle from the popular Disney Movie Frozen. Little girls aged three and up will recognize the signature gown and “icy” cape of this sophisticated, elegant princess with dangerous, wintry powers. They will enjoy reenacting Elsa’s film adventures, or creating fantasy scenes out of their own imaginations.

Disney Frozen Sparkle Princess Elsa Doll

FEATURES OF THE DISNEY FROZEN SPARKLE ELSA DOLL:

  • sold by Amazon.com for around $13.00
  • intended for children aged 3-8
  • plastic and fabric
  • 12” high, 1.3 lbs.
  • doll does not stand on its own
  • wipes clean with a damp cloth
  • bodice of light blue, set off by white stripe on scoop neck
  • deep blue ribbon sash accent
  • long blue satiny skirt goes almost to the floor
  • translucent blue heels
  • sheer white overcoat with snowflake sparkles
  • blond hair pulled into a braid, topped with a tiara
  • gown design is one of a kind
  • true-to-movie details

PROS AND CONS:

The doll definitely looks like Elsa from the movie Frozen. The face is beautifully painted, and the dress fabric is of a higher quality than on many Barbie dolls. The arms can be moved up and down, and to the sides. The legs are hard plastic, not soft and rubbery. The doll comes in an attractive box, clear plastic on the front and sides, with a snowflake and flower border and a background showing Arendelle in spring.

A few cautions for the buyer: Elsa’s dress, which is easy to put on and take off, doesn’t have a sleeve or bodice – these are painted on her arms and body. The hair, which is arranged in an elegant braid and looks great, is hard and has a crunchy feel. Little girls won’t have much fun playing with the hair or trying to brush it. The shoes may come off, since they are not glued on, only rubber-banded in place. The crown may not stay on, and the outfit may shed glitter.

Potential buyers should be aware that a cheap knock-off doll, made in China, is being sold as a “Disney” doll, but does not have the quality of the genuine article. The doll sold on Amazon.com is the real Mattel doll.

WHO WILL LIKE THE DISNEYFROZEN SPARKLE PRINCESS ELSA DOLL by Mattel?

This product is intended for little girls aged three and up. It can be bought as a companion to other Disney dolls from the movie, such as Anna and Kristoff. In her snow-inspired outfit, “Elsa” looks like she’s ready for adventure in a land where winter is eternal. Girls may want to carry this doll around and sleep with it, especially if they are obsessed with the movie Frozen and its magical characters. The majesty and fantasy of the movie characters will keep little ones busy for hours.

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BETRAYAL AT HOUSE ON THE HILL

Betrayal at House on the Hill is a board game by Wizards of the Coast. It is an enjoyable activity at Halloween or any other time. Players become explorers going through a haunted house that is filled with unexpected traps, pitfalls, items to collect, and omens. It is a unique role-playing game in which one or more “traitors” try to kill the “heroes” and keep them from getting out of the house. The suspense and unpredictability will provide hours of spooky fun.

Betrayal At House On The Hill - 2nd Edition

FEATURE OF BETRAYAL AT HOUSE ON THE HILL (second edition):

  • $47.09 with free shipping from Amazon.com
  • for three to six players
  • 60 minutes of play time
  • ages 12 and up (recommended for ages 12-16)
  • cooperative game
  • a deck containing Room tiles
  • three sets of cards for Items, Omens, and Events; 6 character cards with 2 characters each
  • fifty possible Haunts
  • won the 2004 Gamers Choice Award for Best Board Game

PROS AND CONS:

The second edition of Betrayal at House on the Hill differs little from the first edition (which is out of print). The room tiles are the same; the character tiles are similar; the gameplay is the same. Some rules have been clarified, and some tiles contain more text, making them more user-friendly. The room tiles are chosen at random, so the house is different in every game.

Players experience two phases in the game: (1) Exploration, and (2) the Haunt. The explorers go through the house, drawing Event, Item, and Omen cards, and following the instructions. Each character has four stats: Might, Speed, Sanity, and Knowledge, which must be kept up so the players can continue exploring and finding Items before the Haunt begins. During the Haunt phase, one or more characters are chosen to be the “traitor,” who then tries to kill the other characters and keep them from escaping from the house. The teams of “traitors” and “heroes” develop game plans through reading special booklets. The game can be quite complex as the characters discover secret passages and experience suspenseful events – and the players never know which character will turn evil. Click Here to get the Betrayal At House On The Hill board game

Some disadvantages of the game are the construction of the pieces themselves. The markers for the character cards don’t stay on well. They have a tendency to fall off and must be taped or paper-clipped to stay on. In addition, the pentagonal-shaped pieces used to keep score tend to slide off. The tiles also have a tendency to warp.

Although the game is advertised as “cooperative,” once the traitor is revealed, he/she turns on the group and tries to kill them, with the aid of the evil spirits in the house. The scenarios in the books to determine strategy are rather complicated, and the teams can spend a lot of time trying to figure out a game plan. One other disadvantage is that the game relies a lot on chance and not much on strategy.

WHO WILL LIKE BETRAYAL AT HOUSE ON THE HILL?

Teenagers at a Halloween party are the most likely target, although it could be a family (age 12 and up) activity. Anyone who enjoys getting “creeped out” and having a horror-story experience will enjoy this game. It is especially effective when played while listening to creepy Halloween music. Players will meet cannibals, , zombies, and vampires, and classic monsters like Dracula. It’s a thrill!