Found a Barbie “Mini B” set on ebay for cheap so I thought I’d see how it matches up to Lil Bratz and the Pocket Lil Bratz.
The doll is well painted with a cute grin, her hair is 2 tones of saran, the dress is real fabric, of fairly solid material. She doesn’t quite fit on her stand so her legs go sideways and are stuck that way. Only the head turns. She came with a surprisingly detailed dog, a tiny clip-on phone (printed paper on plastic) and a brush. The mobile phone themed case is adorable in pink and yellow and has a nice solid snap shut. The clip and string don’t feel like they’d last long in play.
The doll has a tiny flaw to the eye but excellent facial screening (properly aligned which is rare on small dolls). She’s smaller than a Q-tip (as seen in background).
- Pros – excellent design and quality, cute face and accessories, solid snap shut,
- Cons – fragile clip, more like a figurine with the 1 pose and lack of redressing possibilties.
- Compared to Lil Bratz – Lil bratz have detailed clothes, shoes and 4 movable limbs. They are almost twice as big as Mini B and can be coaxed to stand alone. However it’s a gamble as to whether you’ll get a well aligned facial screening when buying online.
- Compared to Pocket lil Bratz: The pocket bratz still has more movement (arms move, bends in middle) and more detail. There are a limited amount of pocket bratz playsets where as Mini B and the Peekaboos have many.