Just in time for the Zombie Apocalypse (and the holidays, which could be the same thing if you think about it) comes the new doll series Once Upon a Zombie from The Toon Studios of Beverly Hills. Known for the “Art of Reimagination”, Toon Studios produces Junior Elf Books, Zombie Cars, Fairy Tale High, and half a dozen other products based on fairy tales. With their new doll series, the company is ready to go head to head with Mattel’s Monster High and Ever After High.
As a doll lover and collector for the better part of my life, I get excited when a new doll series comes out. Right now there are six dolls in the line, Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel , Belle and The Little Mermaid. It was very hard to choose which doll I wanted, because they are all so lovely (strange to say about a zombie, but it’s true). The dolls range in price on Amazon.com from $17.00- $24.99. I decided on Rapunzel because I have a weakness for red hair.
I was not disappointed when she arrived. Zombie Rapunzel has big, wide blue eyes, a lovely purple dress (not too tattered and worn), and a long strawberry blonde braid that trails past her feet. She has a similar structure and daintiness that the Monster/Ever After dolls have, which I find charming. Zombification has been kind to Rapunzel, and her stitches are dark purple on light gray skin. I had to really struggle with the unbox/Mint in box decision, because I really wanted to pose her delicate multi-jointed figure as well as check out the guide, brush and doll stand she comes with. For now I have decided to keep her in her box. It is a sturdy box with a large display window, and she really shines next to similar dolls. This is going to be a line of dolls to watch, but they may have a way to go to best the hugely popular Monster High.