In my post about Mattel's 2001 Hermione Granger play doll, I mentioned that I had another Hermione to review. Several of you guessed correctly that it was Star Ace's new sixth scale figure from the My Favorite Movie series. Aside from the fact that both of these Hermione dolls portray Emma Watson's version of the beloved character from The Sorcerer's Stone, they have very little in common. First of all, the Star Ace figure costs about ten times as much as the Mattel doll: a whopping $210, to be precise. However, Sideshow Collectibles has a great payment plan, and so I was able to make this purchase slowly over a period of almost half a year. There are other differences--in size, quality and articulation to name a few, and also the fact that Star Ace's Hermione is not yet discontinued and can still be found for sale in several online locations.
The biggest difference between the two dolls, however, is that Star Ace's Hermione is strikingly realistic:
Sixth scale Hermione Granger by Star Ace Toys, $209.99.