As discussed in a previous post, only 12 of the Series 3 dolls are out right now: 9 signatures and 1 from each of the 3 subsets.
I don't have the box, which means I can't go over that part, and I don't care about the hair stuff, so that's only going to get brief mentions. I'm in this for the basic dolls really.
So let's do the 9 signatures in the order they are on the checklist!
First up is Bella of the Ball. Now in Series 1, Bella was one of my least favorites. Her dolls seemed too little kid-ish compared to a lot of the others. Aside perhaps from Royal Bella, who I never got.
This changed with Series 2, when Bella actually became one of my top girls. I mean, she's never going to topple Neila, Sallee and Harmony, but she's up there in the top secondary tier with Willow now.
Bella of the Ball continues her newfound higher ranking. This might be my favorite Bella yet. I love the dress. I love the shoes. I love the simple side ponytail and her hair is really nice quality. Here she is with it down and she's got a bit of a resemblance to Royal Bella, but with less purple.
So each doll comes with her outfit and shoes, of course, plus one clip-in hair extension, one hair tool, and one themed accessory.
In the first pic, you can see the hair tool. The three themes for this series are crimp, curl and color. I have not tried any of these out. The crimping tools are cute though. I prefer them to the other two kinds.
Bella's hairclip is a glittery pink flower and I like that the purple blends well with her purple-streaked blonde hair.
The rose is a really cute accessory, but it bothers me a little that it's red and not pink or purple. The red doesn't match anything on her. That's literally the only bad thing I have to say about her. She's my second favorite of the eight I have so far.
Wild Kat! I think this is the best Kat yet. I did love the hairstyle on Season 2's KatTastic, but the artwork was way cuter than the final doll, whereas here, she's super cute all around.
Kat is one of the color change dolls. See the different shape of the hair tool? She's got a giraffe theme this time.
I love her high, tight braids and especially those cute boots! The binoculars are a nice touch, too.
Kat does have a new look facially. It's not as obvious as the new pouty face, but her eyes are squinched shut a teeny bit, so it looks like she's smiling extra big. I think it's really cute.
OOTD Noah has the new pouty face. I've heard some people call it the "duck face," but I hate that name. I don't understand where it came from. People doing it look nothing like ducks. Like have you ever seen a duck? Ugh. Anyway, this new mold doesn't really work as either pouty or "duck" because it's also smiling. Kiss face? Hm.
I hardly took any photos of Noah. Not because I don't like her, but because honestly, she doesn't change much. This one's got similar hair to Sk8r Noah with a little braid on the left side.
I do love the outfit though and her lip color is pretty.
Noah comes with a flower hairclip, crimping tool and a cute cooler with a pop bottle in it.
She's my first one that gets a hairclip color gripe. That pink does not go with her look.
And I forgot to add one for Kat: the blue would go quite well, but you'd ruin her hair trying to get it on.
Only a few of my girls ended up with their hairclips in.
To the surprise of absolutely no one, Far Out Neila is my favorite so far.
They just can't really do wrong by this girl in my book.
She has the best crimping tool by far and her glasses are adorable. The hairclip is decent and her hairstyle isn't so impossible that it would ruin it, but I don't love it enough to cover up her cool hair.
Like Kat, Neila gets the squinchy-eyed face.
Her shoes are nice, too.
This hair is also the closest we've gotten to Super Neila yet. Not that I'm striving for that or anything, but it's definitely quite similar.
This might be my favorite DeeDee.
She's got the pouty face, mismatched pearly translucent boots, a gumball purse AND her outfit theme is those candy dots (DeeDee Dots) on paper where you end up ingesting a ton of paper.
She's the only one I have so far that has a curling tool.
Her hair is split down the middle, color-wise, at the back.
I really adore the headband with attached hair. Clever!
My only nitpick about her is that they need to stop putting teeth on these headbands. I hate that when it's on a doll with styled hair.
Street Style Skylar rounds out the signatures this set.
She's kind of all over the place theme-wise, but that's what they were going for.
The fishbowl purse is just precious, although it doesn't go at all and I kiiiiinda want to give it to someone else.
She's got the pouty face, too, although I don't think she pulls it off as well as Noah and DeeDee.
And this hairclip. UGH. I wanted it in, because it looked cute in the art, but each pigtail has a braid around it, so getting the clip on without messing up the stock style is impossible.
I did get it on and now it's never coming off.
It does look good though.
Kozy Kali is the only representative of the Slumber Party set. Gah, she's so CUTE.
I love her panda theme.
The headband is darling, but again, toothed headband over intricate hairstyle = worrisome.
The sigs had pink stands, but the slumber ones have this blueish purple.
I LOVE THIS HAIR.
This might be my favorite Kali. It is definitely my favorite hair for her.
Also: those shoes.
And this hairclip. She's just fantastic.
And finally, Boppin' Brit, the one Dance Party version we get.
Kinda funny that Bella of the Ball looks more ready for a Dance Party than Brit here. I guess she's got some Sporty Spice going on though, so I can get with that.
Another pouty face. She pulls it off well, too.
She has fancy eyeshadow on. Metallic gold, though it doesn't photograph well.
And she has super awesome little braids! More than just Noah's single braid.
This is my favorite of the pink-haired Brits so far, although I still miss her natural red hair. Why in the world did they change it? Ugh.
So that's it for part 1. I'll post Sallee and Harmony when they arrive!
PHOTO CREDITS: Mine.