Creatable World Deluxe Character Kit Review (Mattel)

Creatable World Deluxe Character Kit
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What It Is

Make a boy doll. Make a girl doll. Make your doll look however you want with the Creatable World Deluxe Character Kit. Each 14-piece kit includes more than 100 looks so that kids can customize their own character. Just take the doll, choose from short hair or long hair, and add fashions and accessories. You can even mix and match the pieces from one kit with those from another. There are six kits to choose from, each with a different skin tone, hair color, and hair style.

The available dolls are Black Braided Hair, Brunette Wavy Hair, Copper Straight Hair, Black Straight Hair, Blonde Curly Hair, and Blonde Wavy Hair. Each kit is sold separately and includes a doll, a wig, a jacket, two shirts, two pairs of pants, a skirt, three pairs of shoes, glasses, a hat, and a bag. Each 11-inch doll is super articulated, too, with poseability at the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles. And these dolls have a youthful appearance with no makeup and body types that resemble the physicalities of real 7-year-olds. The clothing features color schemes, patterns, and styles that could appeal to both boys and girls. Think moto boots, red flannel shirts, and messenger bags.

Is It Fun?

Billed as "gender neutral" dolls because kids aren't opening a box and getting a female fashion doll or a male fashion doll. Depending on how kids want to play and the stories they're telling, they can create and style a girl one day and a boy the next. And because of the diverse lineup, these dolls allow all kids to see themselves in the toys they play with. The customizable aspect with the mix-and-match fashions and hair inspires a lot of creative play for any kid who likes playing with dolls. And we think parents will definitely appreciate the more youthful, realistic kid looks of these dolls as opposed to more heavily made-up and developed fashion dolls.

Who It’s For

The Creatable World line of dolls are for ages 6 and up. These will be fun for any kid who likes playing with dolls.

What To Be Aware Of

Each kit includes a doll, a wig, a jacket, two shirts, two pairs of pants, a skirt, three pairs of shoes, glasses, a hat, and a bag.

It would be cool if the hair was two wigs instead of one rooted hairstyle on the doll and one wig. Attaching the long hair wig to the short hair didn't look as seamless as shown on the box. 
AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    Easy