On January 19, 2011, TonnerDirect.com had a one-day sale. Princess Tiana was marked down from $199 to $60. After spending several minutes on the traffic-filled website, I was finally able to complete my order.
The doll arrived within a week, but I did not remove her from the shipper until last weekend when I photographed her and realized the reason I did not purchase at retail.
It's those eyes... those oversized, fairy-looking eyes . This is such a lovely doll, dressed in such a beautiful gown that replicates that worn by the Disney character to have such fairy-looking eyes. I showed her to my husband and asked, "What do you think about her eyes? Do you think I should try to paint them to make them appear more human-like?" "If she had 'normal' eyes, she wouldn't look like the character," was his reply.
His point is valid because my other Princess Tiana dolls have the same oversized, fairy/pixie-looking eyes. But there's something about this doll and these eyes that bothers me.
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