Well now, this is all rather peculiar.
Frankie isn't quite herself... and yet this couldn't be any more "Frankie" if it tried. Peculiarity isn't foreign to paradoxes. In fact, they go together like Twizzler straws and soda! (Yum!)
As you can see, Watzit has been reinvented as a "candy canine". I know, puns. Just go with it!
Frankie's purse is wrapped candy with a semi-cute, semi-threatening face.
It's whimsical, but in a surreal way. Much like the doll itself.
For her faceup, Frankie wears eyeliner above the eye that is the same shade as her skin, while below the eye the liner is a purplish-blue. Bold red shadow surrounds the entire eye. Blue curlicues that I'm assuming are meant to be frosting run under each eye. These perfectly match her eyebrows in color. Her lips are diagonal stripes of red and blue. There's no shimmer or glitter here, which is probably for the best. This is already a very busy faceup without any sparklies involved. Beautiful, striking, and unique, but also very busy.
Her hair is extra-long and is mostly white, with a few black streaks and -- most excitingly -- vibrant red streaks as well! The texture is extremely soft, even for Frankie. It's very silky.
She has a massive bump front and center, held by a black and grey lollipop with red and black peppermint charm attached. Her bangs are striking black and white stripes, tying into the peppermint stripe theme.
She wears a black and white striped cocktail dress. The skirt is pleated and a layer of tulle rests underneath, ending in sparkling "fur" that hangs below the skirt. Cinched over this is a red, collared jacket of "pleather". It has half sleeves that end in black cuffs. A black and red tie is molded to lay just so over the bust. It's the piece that truly pulls this busy look together, in my opinion. Well, it and the belt.
Speaking of, the jacket is cinched by a solid black belt of swirling, dripping candy. On her right hand she wears a red fingerless glove paired with a red bracelet. On her left is a black fingerless glove paired with a swirling red wrist cuff.
Her shoes are solid black, chunky heels outlined in tiny red icing puffs. Red, dripping candy wraps her feet and calves, with an occasional icing rose thrown in for good measure.
I doubt I'll be taking this doll out of her outfit. First of all, it's too pretty to "muss up" by removing it. Secondly, her design is so specific I'm not sure how she'd translate in other outfits. I'm sure some of you outfit visionaries out there will come up with some great stuff, but my doll will be sticking to her SS outfit. Ditto for my SS Ula, by the way.
Great job, Mattel! This is easily one of the best lines yet. Can't wait for Wave Two! But in the meantime, let's all enjoy these wonderfully creative new Frankie and Ula dolls we have upon us.