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13 September 2011 @ 01:25 pm
Long Post is long, full of photos, and lots of !!!  
So I arrived at the Disney Store at 9:45am. I aimed to be there sooner, but we can't always have what we want. When I got there, 5 people were already standing in line. The manager came out and asked me if I was 1 or 2. I replied that I was 5th in line. Then she smiled and said it's nice that I was honest but she was referring to how many dolls I wanted. I replied with 1!!

My reservation card

My Doll came in a Spiffy bag, just the right size to hold everything! Bag Side 1 and 2

After taking it out of the bag, there's still more! You have the sleeve that covers it. Here's the back

Left and Right Sides (which are identical)

The Front!

Take the Sleeve off and you have Mulan!!!

The top of her head, where you can see her flower pins sticking out

Back of the case, I got # 2553 :D (Which one did you get?) not to mention she is very much attached to the card board. There's a wire running through her hair and one through the waste of her dress. Not to mention to get her out you might end up damaging the cardboard. I'm too scared to try.

Out of the plastic Case

I snapped a plastic tag so I could show everyone her shoes!!

She is amazing!!

I love this photo, a side view where she's looking at you

Spring and Designer

Imperial and Designer

DS 2010 and Designer
Current Mood: giddygiddy
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Geeky Mint: Ariel-stolen voicemintbunny on September 13th, 2011 08:19 pm (UTC)
#507?? Holy crap that's awesome!
Ochibaochibawolf on September 13th, 2011 09:42 pm (UTC)
WOW you got a low number, jenn!
Nalyubuitesjo_fitz on September 13th, 2011 09:58 pm (UTC)
Wow! That's pretty low :)
Spring Blossom is my favorite Mulan
super_mooglessuper_moogles on September 13th, 2011 07:13 pm (UTC)
She is SOOOO beautiful! Congrats on getting such a beauty! Thank you for sharing such close up pictures! :D
Nalyubuitesjo_fitz on September 13th, 2011 09:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I hope you get your dolls too!
lauren: princess and the pea ♣ ddollcreationspale_lamb on September 13th, 2011 07:18 pm (UTC)
Yay, I've been dying to see actual pictures of the dolls and not just the official ones. Mulan is so pretty, and even the boxes are gorgeous! ♥
Nalyubuitesjo_fitz on September 13th, 2011 07:20 pm (UTC)
It's why they cost $60. I was mad at the price at first, considering everything is probably made in china or something. But the amount of detail that went into everything is worth it!
ronnililrongal on September 13th, 2011 08:40 pm (UTC)
You know, when I saw the price, I breathed a HUGE sigh of relief. I was expecting a couple hundred, to be honest.
ronnililrongal on September 13th, 2011 08:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks again for directing me to this community! :) I love all the photos of your beautiful doll.
Nalyubuitesjo_fitz on September 13th, 2011 08:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D I'm still giddy that I got her.
You were expecting the doll to be that high? x.x I'm certainly glad it wasn't
Ochibaochibawolf on September 13th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
I love the photos! I really love that you showed that she has shoes! Cute! I got mine, but its number 3,000 something. ^^; the 30 dolls at my store sold out in 10 min.
Nalyubuitesjo_fitz on September 13th, 2011 09:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I like the shoes.
qlbunnies: tiana dollqlbunnies on September 14th, 2011 03:51 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting pictures! I'm so in love with this Mulan doll. I feel like Disney hasn't done anything special with her in a long time, but they sure did a good job on this one.
Nalyubuitesjo_fitz on September 14th, 2011 12:48 pm (UTC)
They don't do a lot of special things with the non-white dolls. Although sometimes Jasmine gets in the spotlight. I hoped with Tiana that 1) I would see her everywhere and 2) the other girls would get some love. At least the Disney store is a bit more fair. They have all the dolls out for display, and the princess costumes for kids, and even the singing dolls! (although there wasn't enough room for all of them so they rotate lol)
qlbunnies: anika and tianaqlbunnies on September 14th, 2011 03:53 pm (UTC)
Actually, I've seen Tiana on most of the new general princess merchandise. But I do think that's because they are making a point of including her, so people won't be upset that all the "first black princess" buzz was for nothing. (Don't even get me started on that, seriously. I think if people hadn't made the movie into a political issue, instead of a beautiful animated film, it would have been more successful.) Anyway, I've been noticing that the new merchandise usually features Tiana, Cinderella, and Belle most consistently, and usually when TIana is there, Jasmine isn't (but she used to be). Which... really feels like tokenism. *sigh* Oh, Disney.

I went off on a tangent there, sorry. ^^; But I do like that the Disney Store has been giving all 10 official princesses their due lately.
Nalyubuitesjo_fitz on September 14th, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
I totally agree!
Selenia: 6teenvelle on September 14th, 2011 04:02 am (UTC)
Wow she is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing!
Nalyubuitesjo_fitz on September 14th, 2011 12:49 pm (UTC)
You're welcome, your icon sums it up perfectly!
Amanda Panda: ursulashlupquack on September 14th, 2011 04:02 am (UTC)
She's way cute! Her dress is probably my favorite so far.
Nalyubuitesjo_fitz on September 14th, 2011 12:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks1 I really love it. I think Ariel has the most unique dress.
kashiimariikashiimarii on September 14th, 2011 04:56 am (UTC)
They gave me that card too at the mall I went too. I was probably the 17th person in line. I was supposed to have gotten the last doll but Everyone up ahead started changing their minds and bought 2 dolls (the employees didn't even heed to the number on the cards). A family of five each bought two dolls, and a guy who bought 4 dolls had the audacity to stand in front of the Disney Store afterwards and try selling it to the sad people left in line for $200. I'm okay that I didn't get the doll, just upset that greedy people not wanting the dolls got to them all to rub it in our faces and get $100's off of us.
Abigail: The Look: Archimedes Editionmdmbrightside on September 14th, 2011 05:36 am (UTC)
That's horrible! I'm sorry that happened to you. This is seriously getting depressing and exploitative. I wish the Disney Stores would stick to their policies about purchases per guest. I also keep hoping after Christmas the eBay market will be flooded with these dolls and actual fans can purchase them at reasonable prices.
qlbunnies: mulan hugs emperorqlbunnies on September 14th, 2011 04:11 pm (UTC)
I know the Disney Store can't really do much about this, since this kind of practice is allowed in a capitalist economy, but I wish they'd put their foot down about the number of dolls per guest, at least. Actually, what I really wish they'd do is just produce more dolls. As a collector who intends to keep the dolls I bought, it wouldn't matter to me how limited they were. It only affects the resale value.
Nalyubuitesjo_fitz on September 14th, 2011 12:53 pm (UTC)
Aww way harsh!! My Disney Store wasn't nearly as busy. I was afraid of that happening so I went straight in and bought my doll. I didn't even look around. x,x They also said to call every Monday. Sometimes they get in surprise shipments. You could also buy a doll you don't want (or an extra if you're getting the set) to trade.
Andrea Pendragonext_785293 on September 14th, 2011 02:28 pm (UTC)
I went with my friend to buy Mulan and I really wanted a Cinderella journal and this guy in front of me bought the last one. As I was leaving the store, he offered to sell me the journal for 60 dollars, the pen for 30 and a Mulan doll he bought for 300 dollars. It's insane how greedy some people can be!
Nalyubuitesjo_fitz on September 14th, 2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
What an asshole :(
Andrea Pendragonext_785293 on September 14th, 2011 06:36 pm (UTC)
my thoughts exactly :(
topof_thepage: ariel * teeeeeheeeetopof_thepage on September 14th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
I think the dolls look much better in person - love the comparisons between the different molds!

Also, reading what's going on with these entire collection (not even just the dolls, but the journals, mugs, nail polish etc) is putting such a sour taste in my mouth. I'm all for people enjoying Disney merchandise and certain collections being popular, but it seems like a lot of people are just buying up all the merchandise they can just to sell for higher prices on ebay... it's sad when you can't even get a mug for retail price.
madison_face09madison_face09 on September 16th, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
I love where you have the pictures of the designer next to the other dolls, if you know what I mean ;)
Nalyubuitesjo_fitz on September 17th, 2011 12:08 pm (UTC)
I like to compare the face molds, each one is so different from the rest.
genforever246genforever246 on September 17th, 2011 04:38 am (UTC)
Is Mulan your favorite?
Nalyubuitesjo_fitz on September 17th, 2011 12:07 pm (UTC)
genforever246: I heart Mulangenforever246 on September 18th, 2011 03:56 am (UTC)
Mine too. Mulan forever!