This is the third part of my three-part blog series talking about the new Disney Princess American Girl dolls in-depth, focusing on the Rapunzel doll.
Rapunzel is from the 2010 Disney movie Tangled, which is loosely based on the German fairy tale Rapunzel. In the movie, Rapunzel is a girl who has been locked in a tower for years who finally gets a chance to escape to see lanterns on her 18th birthday, only to find out that she is the "lost princess" the lanterns commemorated. The Tangled story was also made into a sequel short film, Tangled Ever After, and the series Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure that aired from 2017 to 2020.
American Girl describes Rapunzel as "a dreamer who is determined to experience the world beyond her tower". Rapunzel is American Girl's first doll of German nationality that doesn't live in America.
The Rapunzel doll has the Marie-Grace mold, light skin, with with blue-green eyes that open and close, and long golden-blonde hair styled into a cascading braid accented with forest florals. She has a soft cotton body, and her movable head and limbs are made of smooth vinyl. She arrives in a purple satin and pink taffeta gown featuring allover floral embroidery, iridescent accents, crisscross lacing detail on the bodice, and nearly 100 Swarovski® crystals.
The Rapunzel doll also comes with a golden metal tiara with amethyst and aurora borealis Swarovski® crystals, six fabric hair flowers with aurora borealis Swarovski® crystals to style in her braid, a pair of golden metal and amethyst Swarovski® crystal earrings in her pierced ears, a golden sun necklace with an aurora borealis Swarovski® crystal at the center, a pair of purple satin shoes with golden metal sun charms featuring Swarovski® crystal centers at the toes and a pair of cotton underwear.
Only 4,000 Rapunzel dolls were produced as part of the exclusive Disney 100th anniversary collaboration with American Girl. As a mark of authenticity, a certificate with the doll's production number and a "signature" from Rapunzel similar to the ones she "gives" at Disney theme parks. She also comes in a exclusive box with an image of Rapunzel.