It’s been more than six years since I last took a trip to the fantastical world that is Underland, and I could not have been happier to get my ticket back this year. Sadly, it was only a movie ticket, and the much-anticipated visit only lasted until the Alice Through the Looking Glass credits rolled. Lucky for me, Jakks Pacific’s enchanted new line of collectible Alice Through the Looking Glass dolls let me relive the magic of the film over and over again.
The whimsical world of Alice, the Mad Hatter, and all of Underworld’s quirky inhabitants is what makes the franchise so much fun. With that said, it isn’t easy to design a line of dolls that replicate the film’s unique personalities. So, to say I was pleasantly surprised to see Jakks Pacific’s new line of dolls is quite the understatement.
The line includes the Alice Doll, the Alice Classic Fashion Doll, the Classic White Queen Doll, the Deluxe Red Queen Doll, the Deluxe Mad Hatter Doll, the Deluxe Time Doll, and—in a special 2-pack featuring everyone’s favorite Wonderland duo—the Deluxe Mad Hatter Doll and Alice Fashion Doll. The nearly 12-inch dolls portray so much detail and personality that it only seems fair to stare at them in awe the first few minutes the dolls come out of the package.
The facial features on each doll are not only specific to the character it portrays, but also contain a lifelike touch. For example, the Red Queen has a large pear-shaped head, along with brown eyes and dramatic blue eye shadow, and the White Queen has deep red lips to contrast with her fair skin. Additionally, the hairstyles of each doll are styled to replicate the characters from the film. For instance, the line includes the Red Queen’s big, wrap around ‘do, the Mad Hatter’s unruly hair, the White Queen’s silky, white locks, as well as all the other standout looks.
The dolls also do justice to the wardrobes that fans know and love. The Alice Doll wears her iconic blue dress and has flowy hair, while the Alice Classic Fashion Doll sports her fun red and black sea captain’s attire and has a half-up half-down hairstyle. The Deluxe Mad Hatter Doll models a variety of colors, fabrics, patterns, and accessories, much like his eccentric personality. Specifically, the doll has a green plastic top hat, a colorful bowtie, striped pants, a mismatched pair of socks, a bunch of ribbons that pour out of his pocket, as well as rogue feathers, bows, and other fabrics and patterns that explode throughout his wardrobe.
While the dolls have beautiful outfits and features, they’re not just for show. Each doll has arms that bend, legs that easily move, and a head that rotates. Admittedly, some aspects of the dolls—such as the lace fabrics or intricate hairstyles—are sensitive, so it may not be the best life decision to hand the dolls over to a charismatic toddler, but most kids will have no issues when it comes to playtime.
In case it’s not already clear, I am ob-sessed with Jakks Pacific’s Alice Through the Looking Glass dolls. With every perfectly placed lock of hair, layer upon layer of fabric, and even slightly curved smirk, kids will be able to transport themselves to Underland long after the movie ends.