Pros: lots of accessories, and endless hours of laughs
Cons: she's not so fetch, feuding parents not sold separately
It's good to see that Mattel has finally embraced the two birds with one stone approach to marketing dolls. After all, why put out two cheap dolls when you can put out one expensive doll that covers two tie-ins. I will admit now, I openly applaud Mattel on their fist ever double tie-in doll My Scene Goes Hollywood Lindsay Lohan - they have effortlessly captured her starring role in the cinematic bomb known as Herbie Fully Loaded and her future appearance on the E! True Hollywood Story in one tiny train wreck of a doll - and the best part is, this doll actually weighs about as much as the starlet she portrays (how cool is that? It has to be well worth the $28.00 price tag).
I will admit that during the summer I was eager with anticipation for the release of My Scene Goes Hollywood Lindsay Lohan. After all, the My Scene girls are nothing but broke down Bratz, in desperate need of a celebrity friend to up their coolness factor. With all the tween queens out there, I ponder how they settled on Lindsay Lohan - after all she appears to be one daddy date and a daiquiri away from a total breakdown - although that would make for the best Barbie ever. I suppose when push came to shove - Paris was too skanky, Britney was to K-Feded and Hilary was too dull, so Lindsay would have to do.
I also gather the timing was also perfect - Lindsay was having a movie premiere in July, which would make the tie-in to the My Scene Goes Hollywood collection far more plausible. Please no real celebrity could be caught dead hanging out with four broke down teens with bad Jersey hair unless she needed to fill seats at the theater to prove she has box office draw.
My Scene Lindsay Lohan comes with tons of extras - none of which truly justify the hefty price tag, but then again why should they - if your child likes Lindsay Lohan, they will want this doll, despite the cost. Possibly the only accessory that could have made this doll worth the cost would have been to include a Michael Lohan doll complete with restraining order.
She is the same size as a normal My Scene doll, has the same removable feet and large head (although hers might be slightly larger from believing that she is the next It girl). In terms of resemblance, I give her about a 3 1/2 to 4 - if I met this My Scene doll in a dark alley, I'd be hard pressed to say - wow, that's Lindsay Lohan - that is unless she was smooching away the night with her paramour, Bruce Willis Barbie.
Lindsay comes with long auburn hair, styled in a side part and hair sprayed to the max. She has gold hoop earrings and her makeup verges on the subtle side - well at least subtle for a My Scene or Bratz doll. She is wearing a drop style necklace and has white sunglasses.
She comes with two outfits - I guess she needs two to wear to the premiere in case she gets hammered (I mean rowdy, after all this is doll aimed at tweens) and drinks start flying, or if the shiftier Olsen twin show up at the premiere wearing the same tacky outfit.
Outfit number one screams holy bad prom dress Batman. It's a tacky cream colored number that makes you wonder how she got old a hold of that bad bridesmaid dress you have hanging in the back of your closet. The skirt is angled cut and falls slightly above the knee. The bodice is gathered beyond belief - I suppose to add beef to her honey frame. It has a long sleeved coat, with a pattern that would make Scarlett O'Hara rethink her turning drapes into dresses. Mattel claims the jacket is trimmed with faux fur, but upon closer inspection, I'm thinking this might have been what happened when Paris's Tinkerbell went missing. The dress has maroon accents which tie-in with the maroon pumps.
Outfit number two is slightly better - it's a two-piece number that seems more Lohan. The top is a cream-colored tube top style number, with ribbon accents. The skirt is longer - pink and on top of gold with butterfly accents and a gold belt. (My 8 year old much prefers this look). It has a pair of cream-colored sling backs that easily snap onto her legs. It also has a fur lined short sleeve shrug and metallic gold purse.
But lets be real, My Scene Lindsay Lohan isn't all about fashion - she's also a role model to teens and tweens everywhere. Not only does she teach youngsters how to avoid the paparazzi, wreck cars and explain away underage drinking - but she teaches your youngster the age-old value; you don't ever do something for nothing.
Although Lindsay is attending her own movie premiere, she refuses to do so unless she gets the gift basket. Of course there is a chance she's hepped up on diet pills and slightly disoriented - after all the doll comes with tickets to the premiere, as if the star of the show can't get in without them. Some might argue that it isn't a gift basket at all, but rather a large traveling case filled with cosmetics. One might speculate all that makeup is needed to help her achieve the totally un-fabulous look Mattel gave her - you know the look that says - my folks are Riff Raff and Marcia Cross.
In the goody case, one can also find several bottles of "perfume", but knowing the antics of Ms. Lohan, I am gathering they are more likely adult beverages - although after a night of boozing and bar hopping, a jumbo bottle of perfume might come in a handy for an Elvis shower. I err on the side of calling it a gift basket - considering a blurb on the box states, "Wow, movie premiere gift bags rock."
Lindsay also comes with a purple and pink personalized director's chair - which might explain the stink bomb that is Herbie Fully Loaded - if in fact she was given directorial control. She also comes with large popcorn, which is about two weeks worth of food for her. She also has a velvet rope - because lord knows she wouldn't want to be caught dead to close to her fans, and with that skeletal frame of hers, she needs something to grasp in case of a breeze.
Included in the box you can also find a personal DVD player, assorted DVDs (like One Night in Paris) and magazines - because even Lindsay is smart enough to know that she'll be bored to tears during her movie and needs some real form of entertainment. She also has a cell phone and camera.
I will say, that the best accessories are sold separately -one could opt to buy the car crash playset featuring a dented black Mercedes and long list of excuses why it wasnt her fault, the Speeding Paparazzi playset or the Didn't you know I like a daddy playset - complete with Bruce Willis and Wilmer Valderrama, and a doll to be named later once she trades up the age food chain.
Overall I like my Lindsay Lohan Barbie. She was well worth the hefty price tag, for the hours of fun and play she has given me. Not only is she compatible with the Hollywood My Scene Barbie dolls, but if you get her good and liquored up she will tussle with your Hilary Duff doll. I also appreciate that Mattel has given me two dolls in one - currently she is a glamorous tween queen, but in a few short months, you can easily convert her to E! True Hollywood story she is destined to become.