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Glittery Glam From Out of This World: The Novi Stars Una Verse Doll

Who says aliens have to be scary?  Why can’t they be cute and fashionable?  Well, now they can be with the new Novi Stars line of fashion dolls!  I’ve always had this sort of strange fascination with aliens, but they are usually portrayed as looking somewhat creepy to downright scary.  I never would have thought my daughter would play with an alien fashion doll until she received the Novi Stars Una Verse doll.

Una Verse has movable arms but not pose-able legs.  She does have a doll stand (which glows in the dark) making it easier to keep her upright.  The limited mobility may be an issue for some children, but there’s still plenty of imaginative play that will make her fun. She’s quite pretty with her silver spiral antenna, white hair with blue streaks, and planets in her eyes.  (It looks like Saturn on her pupils.)  Her body is transparent and filled with water and glitter.  That part sounded super fun, but I couldn’t get it to move through her legs very well despite holding her upside down and shaking her.  It still looks neat, I just thought we’d get a little more snow globe type action going on.

novi stars una verse on stand

Rissa’s favorite part though?  Her pet.  It’s like a little space cat and its name is Molecule.  That’s been her favorite part to play with so far.  This doll is most appropriate for ages 6 years old and up, so I removed her bracelet and ring (which are tiny pieces).  Rissa did notice the glittery eyelashes and asked me “what happened?” These aren’t just painted on like most on most dolls, so it was new to her.

I love the little details provided on the back of the box about things she likes and fun factoids about her.  It offers a bit of character backstory for children to build upon in their play.  I do wish it was also provided on a smaller card within the box that is easier to keep if so desired.  I really wrecked this box trying to get Una out, so her bio got ripped.  (You can look up some of the information on their website at NoviStars.com.)  One thing I noticed on Una Verse’s bio that was super cool for my daughter (but confused me a little bit) is where it says what her friends call her.

I thought her name was Una Verse, so I’d figure she’d have a nickname that’s a variation of that.  However, the box says her friends call her Airissa.  How perfect for MY Aerissa! Spelling is slightly different, but pronounced the same.  I had NO idea about this name detail before this doll arrived.  Imagine my surprise when I read that!


Disclosure: We received this doll for review.

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  1. Ashley October 29, 2012 Reply

    I think my daughter would like Molecule the most, too! She tends to grab the teeny little pets of the main doll and play with those more than the actual dolls we get her!
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    • Darcy November 1, 2012 Reply

      There’s just something about an adorable pet!DarcyZalewski

  2. Heather Whowho October 29, 2012 Reply

    Daughter has Una and Mae on her Xmas list! These dolls are BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  3. Lori Thomas October 30, 2012 Reply

    Alien doll?? now that`s really different, love the lil pet.
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  4. Sandy VanHoey October 30, 2012 Reply

    Dolls are so different now from when I grew up or my kids had. I can see the girls loving them just because they are different

  5. Bridget Heiple Reich October 30, 2012 Reply

    I think these dolls are so fun. I know my 6 year old would love to get one for her bday!

  6. larissa brunken October 30, 2012 Reply

    These are great for a young girls imagination. Its neat to see something new

  7. livivua chandler October 31, 2012 Reply

    these are so different but they are cute!

  8. In the Hammock October 31, 2012 Reply

    adorable! love her pet too :)
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  9. Veronica De Luna November 2, 2012 Reply

    These dolls are super cute! I have to agree with you on the glitter though. I’ve seen them in stores and I’ve tried to get the glitter moving, but without luck. I wish it would move around better. I still love these dolls though.vadeluna07

  10. april yedinak November 2, 2012 Reply

    I think these dolls are so neat! I love their funky hair and the way some of them sparkle or light up.

  11. Amanda Alvarado November 4, 2012 Reply

    I have seen these in the store but haven’t really paid too much attention to them. After seeing this though, they look really cute and dd would probably love them!

  12. Jennifer November 7, 2012 Reply

    These are insanely cute. And I love how unique they are

  13. Austin Baroudi November 7, 2012 Reply

    This is just really cute! My daughter would love it!

  14. Priscilla Benavides November 10, 2012 Reply

    I love these, I wish they would make dolls like this when I was a little girl! This is a doll I would of really loved growing up and I would love this for my own daughter if I only had one!prissybenavides

  15. Holly Thomas November 11, 2012 Reply

    The little girl next door to me loves these!!

  16. Jen F November 11, 2012 Reply

    These look pretty cool and unique. I bet my daughter would be interested.

  17. Amy Green November 12, 2012 Reply

    The dolls are a throwback to the colorful fun of the Eighties.

  18. sara m ford November 13, 2012 Reply

    very pretty doll my daughter was saying something about them not to long ago I think she was saying she would like to start getting them to safe in the boxjojo8202

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