Ok, hate is a very strong word when we’re just talking about dolls, but I’m gonna be honest: I haven’t always been a fan of Bratz.
I think their alien-like proportions look strange and I can’t get over the clip-on feet thing. Is it too much to ask for a doll to come with permanent feet? I’ve always been more of a My Scene girl for this reason.
I never understood the fascination with Bratz, including their fashions which to me seem to have come from the mind of a 3 year old who has decided she wants to choose her own outfits from now on.
But recently, I came across a bunch of dolls including four nude Bratz at the Salvos and one look at their faces made me rethink my stance on these dolls. Could Bratz dolls actually be… pretty!?
The only thing was, as is common with op shop dolls none of them came with feet and I don’t own any Bratz shoes. Which got me thinking; would I like these dolls more if they had Barbie bodies instead? It would certainly make their proportions more realistic and they could even share Barbie’s wardrobe. But would a small Bratz head be able to fit on a Mattel body?
There was only one way to find out…
The answer is yes, a Bratz head does fit on a Mattel body and it looks amazing!
I know Bratz fans may not agree, but I think this body brings out the doll’s facial features. Sure, they still have crazy exaggerated features; large wide eyes, pouty lips and an enormous head but I think they look unique in comparison to some other Bratz I have seen.
What do you think of Bratz? Are you a fan?