Annabelle is an allegedly haunted doll housed in the occult museum of the paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. A character based on the doll is a reoccurring antagonist in the Conjuring Universe. According to the Warrens, a student nurse was given the doll in 1970. They say the doll behaved strangely, and that a psychic medium told the student that the doll was inhabited by the spirit of a deceased girl named "Annabelle". The student and her roommate tried to accept and nurture the spirit-possessed doll, but the doll reportedly exhibited malicious and frightening behavior. It was at this point that the Warrens say they were first contacted, moving the doll to their museum after pronouncing it demonically possessed. The doll remains in a glass box at The Warrens' Occult Museum in Monroe, Connecticut.
Hot off the heels of their amazing Pennywise statues and bust’s Diamond Select Toys is at it again with their newest creation Annabel. Yes the evil little doll from those movies my wife loves so much. In fact this piece now sits in her office at work. I have to say, this is a small piece compared to their other designs but it sure doesn’t lack in quality. In fact they may be one of their most detailed pieces to date, and that’s saying something. It’s the now classic Annabelle doll sitting in her old rocking chair, and I have to give one quick mention. I love that the dolls face is on the right side of the box in a half cut out manor. I open these, but this is also a cool one to display sit in the box.
Here she is. A statue of an old creepy doll. Let me first focus on the face. Painted in a flesh color, but glossed and shaded to make it look almost plastic like a real old doll from that era. The eyes are creepy as all hell. There is no other way to say that. Bid round black eyes with a heavy amount of deep dark black painted around them with eye lashes on top, and slashes on the bottom and sides. It really does look like it is starring at you. The lips are black as well for the most part, but you can see the faint hint of red from when the doll would have been first made. The lips are somewhat puckered, but due to the fact the cheekbones are sculpted with a slight indent in them it just looks evil. The cheeks are a pale rose color and the face itself is painted to look old and faded. Throw in the chips and cracks etched in and it just looks like bad news. The hair a faded orange that has all the lines sculpted in to look like a doll’s hair. As this thing is old and faded it has black marking throughout and is done to look somewhat tattered to say the least. It comes down in pigtails with dirty red bows tied in them. Her entire face is just terrifying as its even shaded to make it look old and worn out. Throw in the fact its spot on to the doll in the films and you have a perfect likeness.
The body is just a big dress, Originally it looks to have been a bright pink but over time its faded into a pale pink with many aspects of white in it. It’s all molded together. You can see that it is all molded together like the fact her shoes are molded into the dress. The outfit is designed to be all wrinkled and old. Not tattered in any way just old and faded, and of course dirty. You can see the faded pink and white painted throughout to give it the old weathered look, and you can also see all the black and grey markings painted in to make it look dirty. Notice her filthy hands resting on her lap. Painted flesh color but caked in black smudges. The fingers are all individually sculpted and this look just like the hands of a real doll. You can see her big red ribbon that wraps around her waist and sits off to the right side. Right on that side is a giant bow that still is red, although painted to have a faded look as well. Its fully molded to look exactly like a read ribbon, and the red from it matches the red line at the too of her dress. Her shoes are also pink and white and match the rest of the outfit to a “T”. You can even see the frills and puffs in the sleeves of the statue. Its creepy, but even creepier when you see how close it is to the real thing.
She doesn’t have much of a base. In fact its just a dirty grey floorboard. Sculpted to look like a broken floor board is all full of cracks, dents, and various wear and tear. But the main part is the chair that she is sitting in. An old wooden rocking chair. It’s a reddish brown color, that was probably once oak, its just faded in time like the doll itself. My grandmother had one of these chairs. This is identical to the real thing. You can see all the detail that went into this. Notice the top and bottom of the two main back posts on the left and right side. You can see the crown point on each of them, where as the rest are solid straight up and down. The top of the chair is a classic arch style as are the wavy style arms on it. The legs are all sculpted with the circular molding and designs these chairs are know for and the old rockers on each side are spot on. If you look close you can even see very faint cracks in the wood. This is just the best base they could have used for this one.
This is a great little piece that Diamond Select has come up with. It’s a perfect match to the actual doll in the film. In fact its scary, no pun intended to how close it resembles the Annabelle in films. I only wish it would have been done in a larger size. This is cool but I’m not sure why they chose to make it a smaller scale. Regardless of that fact this is definitely a must for fans of the films and horror collectors as well. Get on for your collection today.
Overall 4 out of 5 Stars!
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