Anorak News | The Prince William love doll looks not enough like the man

The Prince William love doll looks not enough like the man

by | 12th, October 2012

THE Prince William love doll produced by Bradford Exchange Ltd is, it says here:

Expertly handcrafted from fine bisque porcelain, this first-of-a-kind edition bears an authentic likeness of the handsome Prince on his wedding day. Meticulously handpainted for exquisite realism, this lifelike portrait is 17 inches tall, and fully poseable.

Striking uniform recreated in exquisite detail Prince William’s dashing red tunic features a golden collar bearing the facing shamrock emblems of the Irish Guards, shining gold buttons and epaulets, white piping and embellished cuffs. A royal blue sash, golden braid, a belt with a fringed tassel, medals and military insignia add drama and authenticity. Dark-coloured slacks with scarlet striping and a military cap of authentic design complete the ensemble.

When your ‘Prince William Royal Bridegroom Porcelain Doll’ arrives, and you place him beside your ‘Princess Catherine Royal Elegance Bride Doll’, you’ll recapture all the joy and historic significance of the Royal Wedding! Don’t miss out – order yours today!

One buyer was unhappy. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) got hold of a doll. They said:

“We understood that the complainant had been particularly disappointed with the scale of the cuffs on the jacket and noted that these did appear to be slightly larger than those displayed in the image. We also noted that, although the limbs were posable, it was nevertheless difficult to place the doll’s arms close to its sides in the manner shown in the ad.

“‘In addition, we considered that the face of the doll differed from that advertised in being slimmer and painted in a more vibrant, and less realistic, way. The hairline also appeared to be more bluntly defined, and the doll’s hair was in some parts much longer than the close-cropped style shown in the ad. Because we considered that there were significant differences between the doll and the image in the ad and because we understood that the two were intended to match, we concluded that the ad was not an accurate representation of the product and breached the code.” 

The doll is also much smaller that Wills and less likely to show the world its Little Wills.

The Duke of Cambridge-styled doll retails at £ 149.95.  Kate is yours for £ 29.99 (dressed), undressed (poa – rest of world only).

Note: anyone who bought the firm’s Long John Silver doll, get in touch. Spots and stripes. As if?!


Posted: 12th, October 2012 | In: Royal Family, The Consumer Comment | TrackBack | Permalink