Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hunger Games MockingJay Part 2 Peeta

I had ordered Hunger games Mockingjay Part 2 Peeta from Walmart and picked him up yesterday while out on errands. I really love the free pickup option at your local Walmart to avoid shipping charges and got an email on my phone so it was great- it arrived one day earlier than expected. 

The box art is lovely and is really wonderful. I'm not keeping any of it or recycling like I did the Tris Divergent box art, though that eagle might be cool for an art gallery modern art poster. 

Peeta, aka Ryan McDonald, was quickly de-boxed. Poppy has a new fiance!

I really love how they go together, and most important, how he is taller than her. The cheerleader Ken was not taller than her, and this guy is, just like the Barbie Basics Ken was. Plus his facemold and coloring matches hers. 

Also, He goes perfect with High School musical Ricky who is his younger brother, and Spicey In Spain Poppy, who is his younger sister, Hannah McDonald. 

I originally had a blonde frizzy haired doll playing his sister, but I have decided that I need dolls with articulation in all the parts.  I will be using some Basics dolls with no articulation but in minor parts. (Waitresses, shop keepers, cashiers, background filler people, townspeople, etc.) Ricky has jointed elbows and bendable knees so he works pretty well. 

I hope to get together a short diorama and introduce Ryan and Poppy back together soon. Weather has not been that agreeable, so perhaps I can get something together that will be really great. I never got Poppy's family introduced to Ryan. 

All for now- Lisa


Phyllis said...

Yes, Peeta is great looking! I thought your Ricky doll had an unremoveable plastic hat? Did you get a new one? (See, my memory is not totally gone like my kids think!)

Phyllis said...

You know what is funny? IRL, Josh Hutchinson is short! About 5'6" or 5'7" I think!

Farrah Lily said...

He's so cute, and I have to agree...they make a perfect match. :)

Lisa Neault said...

Phyllis, it's funny you should mention Ricky's hat. I had to rummage for him in one of my bins and I was just as surprised as you when I found him and he did not have his hat on. I think when I put him away two years ago I had taken off his hat in the anticipation of trying to do the wedding and thinking- ok, how am I going to make him best man in a tuxedo with that stupid hat?? LOL. So I now remember how much time it took experimenting and finding out it was just fastened with one of those plastic hook things you can snip off.

I have never seen any of the Hunger games movies- would you believe it? Just clips on youtube and remember thinking the storyline horrific. I do like the look of the actors and the actress who plays katniss. I think Mattel did a fantastic job on these dolls.

thank you Farrah! I think Poppy has found her man...

Jaye said...

It's interesting that he is taller than the other males, which is pretty cool. I like his character. Looking forward to the stories.