No offense to those that love them, but I was never much interested in Bratz dolls. The feet as shoes business and their collagen like lips just didn't do it for me. However, when I was in Ross last month I saw this:
I liked her outfit well enough, but even at $8.49 I was going to put it back until I noticed her arms and wrists were articulated. I had never seen an articulated Bratz before! Didn't even know they made such a thing. I'm always interested in seeing different articulations so in the basket she went.
Even with that huge head she can stand on her own, but just barely. Her lower legs extend forward a bit when she's upright to help with balance. The outfit is actually 4 pieces because with a snip of 2 stitches the vest can be detached.
She comes with a useless but stylishly formed hair brush, 2 silly bands (the boot band was broken), a pageboy cap and an electric guitar. She has the worst hair quality of any doll I have ever had, and the glowing blue streaks do not help. The glowing aspects of her hair and accessories are not as strong as they appear in the photo because my camera is boosting the effect.
Two things that I do love though, are her earrings and boots. Even if they are peg boots they are well made, detailed and have a supple latex feel. With a little careful effort and my dremel I could hollow them out for regular feet to slip into. But they are just so darn cute that I'll probably leave them alone.
This Bratz has the largest head, but smallest body of any of the dolls that get chucked into my spare parts box. The Moxie Girlz looks smaller because of her rooted hair, but is actually bigger than the Liv.
Bratz versus Monster versus Moxie Girlz. If she had feet, the Bratz would be my preferred body. I like how full it looks and the pivotal torso, but the knees don't pivot and again... no feet. The Moxie body is just a rubbery mess. It flip flops around like it has no skeletal structure. Its knees are bendable but they pop right back out as though to mock you.
Monster towers above the other two with its unnatural proportions and tippy toe feet. Still there is something rather appealing about the Bratz body. I don't have a head for it as the neck would require something the size of a Barbie teen (Skipper/Stacie?) to fit and I don't collect those. If I find one thrifting then I'll snatch it up and plop it on.
Meanwhile, Clawdeen gets the Bratz outfit. She HATES the pants. We did not realize the belt was made of glitter until I saw there was freakin' glitter all over the place, ugh. She too is not a fan of glitter or acid wash jeans, apparently. She likes the hat, but not with that outfit. The shirt, jacket and vest are perfect for her though and she says the earrings are, "alright."
If I find any more of those articulated Bratz for the same price, I just might get them.