The Descendants franchise consists of three Disney channel movies featuring the lives of the teenage children of four Disney-villains on the Isle of the Lost, and their move to Auradon at the request of the teenage son of Queen Belle and King Beast. The first film was released as a Disney Channel Original Movie in July 2015. After the success of the movie Disney then released the Disney Descendants Dolls line also in 2015.
Following its success, a sequel was put into production and premiered across six Disney-owned networks in July 2017. In August 2019, the third film premiered on Disney Channel.
Characteristics of Disney Descendants Dolls
These dolls are between 10 – 11 inches in height, making them slightly shorter than Barbie’s 11.5 inch height. They have articulated joints which you can bend at the elbow, wrist, knee, ankle, etc. They are also made out of vinyl like Barbie. Their hair varies by character for hair rooted hair or a wig.
Pros of Disney Descendants Dolls
These dolls are a dream for collectors. At last count they featured roughly 200 dolls to collect as of the end of 2019.
They are a great doll alternative to Barbie with cast specific clothes and a wealth of accessories such as tiaras, gloves, rings and more. They also feature boy dolls as well.
They are easy to find to purchase in most stores such as Walmart, Target, Amazon, etc.
Cons of Disney Descendants Dolls
With the articulated joints they are easier to damage. If they are played with too roughly they can be broken. The most common complaint with these dolls are their hands falling off.
The girl dolls hair is long, it can get easily tangled up and frizzy. Might require an adult to help maintain the dolls appearance.
With the death of one of the main cast members (Cameron Boyce ) in real life there might not be any more movies created, this might be the end of the road for the successful franchise.
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Recommended Ages for Disney Descendants Dolls
They are recommended for children six years and older. They have a small parts choking hazard warning for three years old and younger.
Two Popular Disney Descendants Dolls
Disney Descendants Mal Doll, Inspired by Disney’s Descendants 3.
In Disney’s Descendants 3, Mal will do what she has to in order to protect her friends and Auradon! Kids can expand their Descendants collection with this Mal doll. This stylish fashion doll comes dressed in an eye-catching outfit in Mal’s signature purple, with boots and fashion accessories to match
Disney Descendants Audrey Fashion Doll, Inspired by Descendants 3.
Kids can expand their descendants collection with this Audrey doll. This stylish fashion doll comes dressed in an eye-catching outfit with boots, tiara, and necklace fashion accessories to match.
How Much Are Disney Descendants Dolls?
Depends on the availability of the doll you are looking to purchase. They range from $20 -$40 for one doll brand new. They also sell two packs for $40 and up. Four packs of dolls for as much as $140.
Don’t forget about extra clothing you can also purchase. Outfits can range from $5 to $25 depending on their popularity.