Seeing new Ever After High dolls makes me want to buy old ones. Just look at this 2-pack of Apple White and Raven Queen called School Spirit – both dolls are fully articulated, very detailed and well made, and they do come with accessories and doll stands. The 2016/2017 Ever After High doll lines (unfortunately) feature dolls with limited articulation, painted on clothes and no doll stands. I think that if Mattel kept the quality of the EAH dolls that were released from 2013 to 2015, I would definitely be more focused on getting the new ones. However, since the
quality of dolls is decreasing, I am now more interested in adding older EAH dolls to my collection. To be clear, this does not mean that I decided to stop collecting EAH dolls – I still love Ever After High but I just do not find many of the new dolls worth buying.Ever After High High School Spirit 2-pack was released in 2015 and it features Apple White and Raven Queen wearing outfits shown in the EAH Tri-Castle-On webisode. Apple and Raven are cheering for the students of EAH participating in Tri-Castle-On sporting event which consists of competition in three sports: Track and Shield, Archery and Hextreme Croquet. I think that Apple and Raven make a great pair as they are best friends and their stories are closely linked. I like that in this particular doll set Apple and Raven have each other’s signature colors incorporated into their outfits. Apple’s hairstyle is also similar to Raven’s signature hairstyle, whereas Raven’s hairstyle is similar to Apple’s signature hairstyle. I think it was a great idea to switch their styles and mix their signature colors.As you can see in the pictures below, School Spirit Apple White has blonde hair with red and purple streaks. She has quite a bold makeup and she is wearing red lipstick and purple eyeshadow. The Daughter of Snow White has a lot of accessories: golden crown, red bow and apple earrings, pearl necklace with a red apple and gold bracelets. She wears a yellow and red dress, a black and white varsity jacket, and purple boots with white socks. She also has a golden trumpet with a red pennant hanging from it. Apple comes with a golden doll stand.
School Spirit Raven Queen has purple and black hair with red streaks. She has dark purple lips, purple eyes and light purple eyeshadow. Raven wears a purple and silver baseball cap and one silver earring on her right eye. She also has a silver collar, a silver bracelet, and a purple and silver flag with the EAH logo. Daughter of the Evil Queen is wearing a light purple shirt and dark purple and black jacket, black and red leggings, and red boots with black socks. She comes with a black doll stand.
I like this 2-pack even more than I expected when I was ordering it online. In my opinion it is definitely worth buying as the dolls are not only beautiful but also well made, detailed and fully articulated. I am also impressed with the fact that they do come with two doll stands. Overall I think that is a very nice set and I am glad that I added these dolls to my collection.
Inside the box…
…and out of the box!
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What do you think about School Spirit Apple and Raven? Please let me know in the comments!
BlackKitty30 November 2016 at 05:39
I like almost everything about this Raven. I don't care for Apple at all, so I don't think I'll be getting this set. But like you, I've turned my attention to older dolls after seeing Mattel's recent abominations. We are already getting the new MH in stores, I thought they were Equestria girls!
Barb the Evil Genius30 November 2016 at 18:19
I got this set for my birthday this year. I like the dolls, although I'm not so fond of the clothes. But they are much nicer than the recent stuff. I'm impressed that you got Raven to hold her flag up so nicely. When I tried to pose mine it seemed a bit too heavy for her to hold.
I also got a used School Spirit Apple with bad hair. I'm looking to reroot her with black hair, like you did.