Gigi Grant was a source of frustration and disappointment for me.by the time I finally found her in store so that I could pick out a good one on my own, I couldn't bear to look at her for a while. doll collecting shouldn't be like that.
she comes in the 13 Wishes packaging. the back of the box features her cartoon (which looks much fiercer than the doll) and her bio. the very bottom has a summary of the 13 Wishes movie.
removed from the outer box you get a better look at what all Gigi comes with. she has a pet scorpion, a purse/genie bottle, diary, and black stand and hairbrush. the box liner looks like the interior of a palace.
Gigi's fashion is unfortunately one piece, which is extremely frustrating. the top portion is pink and blue sparkly fabric with cap sleeves. the middle is black fabric covered in glitter that looks kind of like a sash. the bottom is kneelength pants in black stretchy fabric with gold scorpion detailing down each leg.
her shoes are molded in hot pink plastic. they have the curled up pointy toe that is typical of Arabic styled doll fashions. there is a tiny bit of gold paint on the "buckle" to bring out the detailing.
in the above picture you also can see some of Gigi's unique body mold features. she is detailed to look like she has a bug's plating, probably specifically a scorpion. I like it when they give characters their own little touches like this.
Gigi's pointy ears are pierced. her earrings (Parental Warning: small parts!) have tiny molded in scorpions. in this image you can also see her tattoo on her chest which is also of a scorpion. (maybe after typing it so many times for this review, I'll finally learn how to spell it properly.)
her final accessories are a pair of gold genie bracers (also with molded in scorpions) and her genielamp/purse. the purse is very elaborately detailed. both the handle and the lid come off. there really isn't a point to taking the lid off though, as I don't think even her tiny earrings would fit inside. in this image you can also see her ridiculously long fingernails, which thus far are unique to her.
Gigi's pet is a purple scorpion named Sultan Sting. they tried to make him look all cutesy, but really he just creeps me out. not sure why. probably the whole arachnid thing.
The Bottom Line:
The Good: new character with unique body features
The Bad: one piece fashion, small parts