LE China Girl 19'' Doll - Oz The Great and Powerful - First Look - Deboxed - Free Standing - Closeup Left Side View
She has been completely deboxed, and is free standing. She is not completely balanced when standing up straight, so I had to make her a little stooped (bent at the waist) in order to balance her.
The seals to the box have been broken, and the top lid removed. The doll encased in styrofoam lined with satin. Underneath her is the doll stand, and laid on top is the Certificate of Authencity in a plastic envelope. My doll was numbered 297 of 500.
Based on a character from Oz The Great and Powerful.
US Disney Store
Released online February 4, 2013.
Purchased online February 4, 2013.
Received February 13, 2013.
#297 of 500
She is unlike any other LE doll released by the Disney Store. She is larger at 19'' (more precisely 18.5''), rather than the usual 17''. She is also made of resin, rather than plastic (vinyl). Because she is resin, she has less articulation than the other dolls of the series, having only neck, shoulder and hip joints. The shoulder and hip joints are ball joints, but are spring loaded, which is also unique for a Disney LE doll. She comes in a very large custom box measuring 22'' x 15'' x 8'', and weighing 9 lbs 6 oz. The shipping weight was 13 lbs 6 oz. Her only accessory is a custom display stand with a wooden base. She is a very accurate replica of the China Doll character from the upcoming Disney movie Oz The Great and Powerful. Although most of the main characters in the movie are live action characters, the China Girl is CGI. The surface of the doll is glazed, so she looks just as though she were really made of porcelain. There is also simulated crazing (fine cracks in the surface), and larger deeper cracks showing where the doll was broken before being fixed by Oscar Diggs (the Wizard of Oz). Her outfit consists of a silver lacey dress with a light blue satin layer underneath. Around her waist is a blue and silver striped satin sash with a bow in the back. She also has white satin bloomers with blue trim. She is a very heavy doll, weighing in a 3 lbs 10 oz, or 4 lbs 8 oz with the display stand. She can free stand, but as she is top heavy and has narrow feet, she isn't that stable. So the display stand is definitely recommended for displaying her safely.
Photographs of my LE China Girl 19'' Doll boxed, during deboxing, and fully deboxed. Also posed with other dolls in my collection.