I know. I know. There are TWO dolls in this post. But, I ask you, how do you separate Hansel and Gretel? You can't. It's just not possible.
Integrity did something a little special with Gretel ... She has lines in her irises. Most dolls have a swipe of paint for eye color. On rare occasion you get something extra. I LOVE her eyes.
And who can resist Hansel? He is unbelievable.
The accessories for Hansel are remarkable. The boots are amazing (and amazingly difficult to get on); I actually prefer the gloved hands, the watch with a compass is an incredible detail, the green tinted glasses are to die for. I love his patent leather back pack.
Whomever designed Gretel's boots should get a raise or a spanking with a riding crop. Whichever they prefer. They are perfection. You have to carefully slip them on - that's right "slip them on" - the laces are elastic!
The details in the ensembles of these dolls are what gives Integrity Toys their reputation. Everything is extra-ordinary. The colors - the style - this is what you would expect to see on the runways of Europe. True outrageous couture at its finest!
It's hard to capture in photographs everything that is special about these two. And I think I've completely used up all of the superlatives in my adjective vocabulary. Without further delay ... #2 of my 12 of 2012 would be Rare Treat Hansel AND Sweet Nothings Gretel.