Some of you might be a little surprised to see that I'm reviewing more Project Mc2 dolls today. Even though I'm a huge fan of science and S.T.E.A.M.-related toys, I didn't have a completely positive reaction to the first wave of Mc2 dolls. As a quick reminder: I reviewed McKeyla McAllister and her lava lamp almost exactly a year ago, and was disappointed by the doll's floppy, flaky articulation and bad hair. I was also underwhelmed by the science content that accompanied the lava light project. However, the line redeemed itself somewhat because of the fun assortment of geeky clothing, the nice faces and inset eyes on the dolls, and the entertainment value of the project accessories.
I managed to observe the release of the second wave of Project Mc2 dolls with only mild interest and no purchases. However, when MGA Entertainment added a redheaded character to their most recent collection of dolls...my self control crumbled. Not only do I love the look of the new Ember Evergreen character, but I was also tempted by the most recent version of my favorite Project Mc2 girl, Bryden Bandweth. In this review I'll take a look at both of these dolls and their S.T.E.A.M.-related accessories.
|"Bryden's Speaker" Bryden Bandweth (left) and "Ember's Garden" Ember Evergreen (right)|