Here is Marvin still in his box.
And here he is out of the box.
Here is a close-up of Marvin. I thought about Squarepeg78 and smiled when I inspected Marvin because not only is he showing teeth, but he has indentations so that you can see each individual tooth. For anyone who is creeped out by dolls with teeth, be forewarned and do not enlarge the photo below. Marvin's lips are nearly as red as his shirt.
Marvin is wearing a red hooded top, khaki pants, some grayish short boots, a brown belt, and a green wrist band. I like that his belt is removable. The clothing is good quality and well stitched. His feet are about the same size as Ken's and they can share shoes.
Marvin is 30cm tall. Here is a height comparison with other teen male dolls. From left to right, here are American Teen Benjamin, High School Musical Zeke, Marvin, S Club 7 Bradley McIntosh, and Flavas Tre.
Marvin immediately started looking around for pretty girls and found Lena, but he's a little too short and too young for her taste. She said that they can just be friends.
That's okay, the guys know plenty of girls that they can introduce to Marvin. Here are some of the group enjoying some day-after-Thanksgiving snacks (I guess they already ate the turkey sandwiches). Marvin's knees do not bend, so he has trouble sitting down.
Here's a closer look at Marvin's body. Let's see, how can I put this delicately... Marvin has a little something extra. Not much, but enough that he stands apart from my female dolls (and the vast majority of my male dolls). Other than that, there are no surprises here. Marvin can stand on his own. He has no articulation at the elbows or knees. His arms and legs move forward and backward only. His head moves side to side.
Here's a side view.
Marvin convinced me to finally open my Justin Bieber fashion pack.
The fashion pack contains a hoodie, a pair of jeans, shoes, sunglasses, and a laptop. The quality of the clothes and shoes is really good. The sunglasses are okay, but don't look right on Marvin. I like Marvin in his Justin Bieber clothes better than I like him in his own clothes.
I really like the laptop. My teens will have a good time using this.
My overall impression of Marvin is that he is a good sturdy doll that can withstand child's play, and he is good for collectors as well. I am happy to have another ethnic teen male doll in my collection. I wish that he had more articulation, and that his lips were less red.
He is a nice addition to my collection.
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