Queen of the Dark Forest has arrived and she is a very stunning doll! Unlike her predecessor, Lady of the White Woods, I immediately de-boxed her. I set up a little forest dio for her in this shoot. Warning- she is a hard doll to shoot because of the darkness of her costume, she gets alot of glare because of her skin tone and the fabric has a fake dragon skin gloss/sheen to it. So it does reflect a bit and that head dress/crown and neckpiece also reflect light too. So you may need to get some shaders in there when working with her.
Here she is in still in the box. She comes like the others with a clear plastic piece so you can display her.
Her dress is done in a Anne Boleyn style with the furred sleeves, and underneath there is a plastic skirt around her model muse body to keep the dress from staining. The dress has snap closure!
very bad photo of her shoes, which are really remarkable.
*I am using a poppy parker stand, she has the cheapo plastic Mattel stand, which I hate. I did not take it out of the box, I do not use these stands as they do not help the doll stand very well. I like Integrity stands better.
Her crown, neckpiece and staff are made of molded plastic but the staff appears to be flimsy so be very careful with it, it bends too easily in my opinion.
Her arms bend at the elbow and her wrists bend, but her legs do not, same old same old- model muse legs, articulated arms. Mattel needs to start giving us a FULLY PIVATOL DOLL FOR $100!! That's my biggest problem with these $100 dolls. I don't care about the collector people who just want to display a mannequin- you need to get with the program if you haven't already arrived to the W club and don't know what you're missing in articulation and ability to pose. (ok rant on articulation over, LOL)
The outfit is extremely nice, and much more nicely done than Lady of the White Woods which I was afraid to take out of the box. Lady of the White Woods had better shoes. But now some more pics...