My love/hate relationship with Bratz

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!?

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It’s hard to tell in this photo, but they have really beautiful make-up up close.

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…

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Soften the neck hole with a blow dryer, and you’re good to go!
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A longer neck makes the face appear more structured

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This doll is quickly becoming one of my faves!

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?