As of yesterday, I have ten Ever After High dolls. I thought it would be fun to rank them.
Here they are, from "least favorite" (definitely not worst!) to favorite . . .
You may think it's weird to see Briar so low on this list. You're right, it is! She was one of the original four dolls, she's still featured prominently, and she is consistently one of my favorites from the whole line. But her signature is kind of . . . not great. Don't get me wrong, there is a lot to love about this doll, and I do (the glasses, the roses, the use of black as her second theme color even though Raven also wears a lot of it) (not to mention: taking a character who is usually white and making her not), but her hair really could have been better and her shoulder thing loves to fall off whenever you move either of her arms and she can't sit down unless you redress her. Ultimately, she's just overshadowed by the other nine dolls.
As I'm writing this, it occurs to me that her hair would probably look a lot better if I gave her curls. We'll see.
Maddie got me into this franchise. She was easily my favorite character in the earliest webisodes, she kicks all kinds of ass in the books, and of course she was my first doll. I love all her details, and she'll always be very special to me. She probably "should" be higher on this list, but I've recently bought quite a few new dolls who are stunning, so I'm stunned. Heh.
I adore Cupid. She spends most of her time on Apple's fainting couch in this exact pose. She is frequently lovesick . . . because she briefly falls in love with absolutely everyone around her. She can't help it, she literally sees the best in people. She never seems to stay in love for more than a few days or (maybe) weeks at a time, though, which makes her wonder about her future as a love goddess.
7 & 6
Yeah, these two are pretty much tied. Raven is more obviously my taste (she's a witch), but Apple is great too (she's very very smart), and I love how strong their friendship is even though one of them is "destined" to grow up and kill the other. As for their aesthetics, well, red & white & gold and purple & black & silver obviously work.
Beauty and the Beast is my favorite fairy tale ever, so I've been looking forward to this doll for quite a long time. Before she was released, before she was announced, before we knew anything about her. Basically, as soon as I heard that Monster High was getting a spinoff that focused on fairy tale characters, I knew I would buy this particular character eventually.
I finally did buy her about two weeks ago, and she thoroughly fails to disappoint. She's pretty much flawless. Her purse looks like a book!
4. Hat-Tastic Briar
She's my newest doll, so I'm still very much stunned, so let's take a moment to bask in the glory of her.
How can you not love Ginger? Like Raven, she is a witch who's "destined" to grow up to be evil (her mom is the Candy Witch from Hansel & Gretel), but evil is so clearly not her style. Unlike Raven, she is a MAGICAL BAKER.
Fairy! An actual fairy character! The first actual fairy character in a line full of fairy tale characters! Hex yeah, a fairy!
No, but seriously, I would love Faybelle even if I didn't love fairies. I'm going to need a duplicate so one can be played with and one can stay pristine.
1. Way Too Wonderland Briar
I didn't think I needed any of the WTW dolls. Then I saw the special, and what do you know? I want them all! But Briar was the only one I HAD to buy RIGHT AWAY. The others are just as whimsical, but she has those vines, which I think make her look like a greenwitch. So there you have it, she's my "favorite," even though the #1 spot really could have been a five-way tie.