One of animation’s most iconic and cold-blooded villains, Maleficent was first frightfully portrayed in the 1959 debut of Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. Maleficent was most recently revisioned by Disney with the beautiful Angelina Jolie in the 2014 starring role, and this gorgeous doll was created to commemorate that character. The tall and mesmerizing Dark Beauty product by doll maker Maleficent is striking to say the least, and very effectively reproduces that chilling but beautiful character Jolie portrayed in the film. Let’s get Maleficent out of her box and into our hands for a closer look.
Why is the 11.5″ Dark Beauty Maleficent Doll a Great Buy?
Maleficent is well known in fairy tale history as one of the darkest and deadliest of all the dastardly Disney villains. But the 11.5″ Dark Beauty Maleficent Doll made by the company of the same name reveals this character actually came from an idyllic but troublesome history.
Growing up in a beautiful forest home with many magical creatures, Maleficent was nothing like the cold hearted sorceress she eventually became in Sleeping Beauty. However, in the new story line, at the King’s castle, a fateful encounter with Princess Aurora transforms Maleficent’s life for the worst.
Maleficent did a great job in keeping with both the 1959 and 2014 versions of the Maleficent character. The manufacturer recommends this doll for children 3 years of age and older, but older children will probably appreciate the exquisite detail and character reproduction the best.
Collectors will also enjoy the deeply detailed black and glittery gown that Maleficent wears, as well as the gaunt, high cheek-boned visage patterned after the portrayal Angelina Jolie delivered in the most recent film version.
The spiraling horns of the 2014 Maleficent character are terrifyingly reproduced and perfectly detailed, and the Dark Beauty Maleficent Doll can be posed in multiple spell casting positions.
The doll comes equipped with her black Christening gown, memorable curved horn headpiece and dark, dramatic drape. The doll’s history is written on the back of the product box, and creates a great back story.
For any Walt Disney collectors, and definitely for fans of the character Maleficent as well as the movie, the Maleficent 11.5″ Dark Beauty Maleficent Doll is a chilling must-have addition that makes a great buy only that much better with a bargain-basement price tag.