Review: Beauty and the Beast Doll Collection (Hasbro)
The highly anticipated live action version of Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson as Belle and a bevy of additional Hollywood favorites, officially releases nationwide tomorrow here in the United States. Today, to celebrate, here is a closer look at some of Hasbro’s Beauty and the Beast Doll Collection.
First up, a trio of dolls inspired by Belle from the movie, included with product information from Hasbro.
Village Dress Belle
BELLE finds herself living a real-life adventure like the ones she reads about in her books, and kids can imagine the same adventure with the DISNEY BEAUTY AND THE BEAST VILLAGE DRESS BELLE doll. The VILLAGE DRESS BELLE doll wears the iconic blue dress inspired by the village scene in Disney’s live-action movie Beauty and the Beast. Kids, collectors, and fans of the timeless classic will love reliving their favorite moments and imagining their own stories. Includes BELLE doll, outfit, and a pair of removable shoes inspired by her outfit in Disney’s live-action movie, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.
Enchanting Melodies Belle
Enjoy the enchanting moments with the DISNEY BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ENCHANTING MELODIES BELLE doll. Dressed in her movie inspired iconic gold ball gown, the BELLE doll sings the “Something There” song from Disney’s live-action movie Beauty and the Beast. With one press of BELLE’S stomach, she will sing of her budding love for the BEAST in this classic song. Kids will love playing out moments from the movie or imagining their own fairytales with this doll. The ENCHANTING MELODIES BELLE doll includes BELLE doll in her movie-inspired golden gown and a removable pair of shoes. Requires three A76 batteries, included. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.
Enchanting Ball Gown Belle
Imagine entering the enchanted ballroom and recreate the iconic moment when BELLE descends the grand staircase with the DISNEY BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ENCHANTING BALL GOWN BELLE doll. This enchanting doll is radiant with beauty and confidence in her fashionable golden gown, inspired by her outfit in Disney’s live-action movie Beauty and the Beast. The ENCHANTING BALL GOWN BELLE doll is fully articulated, allowing for the ultimate storytelling play. Includes BELLE doll, outfit, and fashion accessories. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.
Earlier this week, I reviewed these three dolls for our YouTube Channel:
Grand Romance Duo 2pk
In this 2pk doll set, Belle is joined by Beast in attire from the “Tale as Old as Time” dance sequence.
It’s great that, though they don’t stand well on their own, when placed together for support, they are a lot less wobbly.
The love between BELLE and the BEAST is clear in the DISNEY BEAUTY AND THE BEAST DELUXE DUO 2-Pack. BELLE and the BEAST share a deep bond and a romantic dance that brings them close together, but will it be enough to break the spell? Kids, collectors, and fans of this timeless classic will love reliving their favorite moments from the live-action movie or imagining their own enchanted stories! The DELUXE DUO 2-Pack includes BELLE doll dressed in a removable dress inspired by her stunning ball gown, BEAST figure in his ballroom attire featuring a furry textured body, and fashion accessories. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.
And here is an unboxing review from our YouTube Channel:
Small Doll Sets
Finally, here are two small doll sets… which are more akin to vinyl figure sets.
Enchanted Rose Scene
Imagine the past, present, and future of BELLE and THE BEAST with the DISNEY BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ENCHANTED ROSE SCENE pack. In Disney’s live-action movie Beauty and the Beast, the BEAST must learn to love another and earn her love in return before the last petal falls from the enchanted rose. Kids, collectors, and fans of this timeless classic will love reenacting unforgettable movie moments or creating their own stories with these small dolls. The BEAUTY AND THE BEAST BELLE & BEAST ENCHANTED ROSE SCENE pack comes with BELLE doll, BEAST figure, the enchanted rose, and themed accessories. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.
Castle Friends Collection
Once the human servants of the enchanted castle, the DISNEY BEAUTY AND THE BEAST CASTLE FRIENDS COLLECTION Small Doll Set features five loyal friends to THE BEAST. The CASTLE FRIENDS COLLECTION set features some of the most memorable characters from the live-action movie, Beauty and the Beast, including LUMIERE, COGSWORTH, CHIP, MRS. POTTS, and PLUMETTE. Recreate iconic scenes from Disney’s live-action movie with these small dolls, a wonderful addition to any BEAUTY AND THE BEAST collection. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.
You can watch our YouTube unboxing video below:
Overall, some fun movie associated items from Hasbro for Beauty and the Beast. A couple of issues for me overall that I mention in the videos (the biggest being their ability to stand on their own) but in general I feel that these dolls and small doll sets will be hits with children and fans of the movie. I am happily adding them to my collection.
Want to add these pieces to your Disney collection or give them as gifts? You can order them over at Entertainment Earth. Right now they are out of stock (they have been popular), but more are expected soon.
Special thanks to Hasbro for sending these pieces for me to take a closer look at. It’s been great seeing what they have done with the Disney Princess and other Disney lines, and I look forward to more great things in 2017.
What do you think of these dolls? Will you be adding them to your collection? Are you looking forward to the new movie coming out? Let us know below.
Feature Editor for DisKingdom.com and PopVinyls.com.
Living in the NYC area, Travis has grown up loving a multitude of things, from Disney to Broadway to the fine arts… and beyond. He is the Press Reporter for such events like the NY Toy Fair and New York Comic Con. Additionally, he is also an amateur puppeteer, toy collector, avid movie goer, and carries his camera around wherever he goes.