Tinkerbell Fairy Dolls: A Peek at 7 Tinks–Which Version Is for You?

Tinkerbell Fairy Dolls: A Peek at 7 Tinks–Which Version Is for You?

Let’s fly away to Neverland!–a place we all would at least like to visit to escape the cares of this life.  Tinkerbell was created years ago with Disney’s Peter Pan movie and popularized more recently with the Tinkerbell movie of 2008 followed by several other Tinkerbell fairy movies in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014! Many doll versions of Disney’s iconic character and mascot have been created as a result. Let me share with you seven Tinkerbell fairy dolls, their characteristics, where you can get them, how much they may cost, etc. Then make your choice.  Which doll is your favorite? Please let me know in the comments section at the end of this article. So, come on, sprinkle some fairy dust on yourself and journey with me to Neverland where we’ll feast our eyes on these adorable Tinkerbell fairy dolls!

Disney Tinkerbell Toddler Doll

Tinkerbell Toddler Doll

Product Name: Disney Collection Tinkerbell Toddler Doll

Where to Buy: jcpenney.com

Price: $24 (on sale at the writing of this post for $18)

Owner: Disney

Ranking: 4.5 stars of 5 stars

 

Product Overview:

  • 15 inches tall
  • Suitable for ages 3+
  • No assembly required
  • Imported
  • Marerials: PVC plastic
  • Care: wipe with a damp cloth

Some Observations: This is a cute doll I have only been able to find at J.C.Penney. Notice the hair style, color, dress, wings, and shoes. These features/items vary a bit from the seven dolls I will share with you in this post. The coloring and build of the doll varies a good bit. As you peruse these dolls, also pay attention to the wings. This doll’s wings are quite simple and the shape is more leaf-like, whereas some of the others’ are much bolder and glittery. Her look is very childlike as the name toddler implies.

Playmates Tinkerbell Doll

Playmates Tinkerbell doll

Product Name: Playmates Disney Fairies Tinkerbell Doll

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

https://www.amazon.com/Playmates-Disny-Fairies-Tinker-TinkerBell/dp/B001DERR3U

Price: $44.95-$79.00 (as of 6/25/2018)

Owner: Playmates Disney

Ranking: 3.3 stars of 5 stars

 

 

The reason for this lower ranking was due to the fact that a number of purchasers of this product said that the Tinkerbell they received had a dress that looked slightly different from the advertisement, there was not a flower in her hair, didn’t prefer the design, and had to pay more for this variation of the doll. She still is a cute doll and made of a nice quality.

Product Overview:

  • 15 inches tall
  • for children ages 3+
  • Materials: plastic and fabric (clothing)
  • Preassembled

Some Observations: This doll is a toy and the same size as the Disney Collection Tinkerbell (the first doll listed). The Playmates version is also a durable doll but some have found it not as soft. The dress style is different and the wings have a different shape. (Compare the images and you will see.)

Disney Animator’s Collection Tinkerbell Doll

 

Disney Animators Tinkerbell doll

Product Name: Disney Animator’s Collection Tinkerbell Doll

Where to Buy: Amazon.com/ shopdisney.com

https://amzn.to/2tYHxJ1

https://bit.ly/2KtomyJ

Price: $22.99-$26.95 (as of 6/27/2018)

Owner: Disney

Ranking: 4 stars of 5 stars

 

 

Product Overview:

  • 16″ tall
  • recommended age: 3 and up
  • Materials: plastic and fabric
  • Assembled
  • Plush baby crock included

Some observations: This doll is unique in that it was designed by Disney animator Steve Thompson. Tinkerbell is wearing her classic green dress with petal. She has an “extra”, holding her own plush crock. This doll is one inch taller than the first two dolls described in this post. The bodice is sateen. The wings have glitter detailing.

 

Disney Fairies Tinkerbell Toddler Doll

 

Disney Fairies Tinkerbell

Product Name: Disney Fairies Tinkerbell Toddler Doll

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

https://amzn.to/2NlF3gG

Price: $34.88 (as of 6/26/2018)

Owner: Disney

Ranking: 3.7 of 5 stars

 

 

Product Overview:

  • Size: 12-14″
  • For ages 3+
  • Materials: plastic and fabric
  • Assembled

Some Observations: Very cute doll with large eyes, similar to the Animator’s Collector Doll above. There are glitter detailing on skirt and wings. Comes in a window box. Several reviewers have complained about the wings breaking easily. She has a pretty golden hair put up in a bun.

Disney Fluttering Tinker Bell Doll

 

 

 

Disney Tinkerbell doll

 

Disney Tinkerbell doll

Product Name: Disney Fluttering Tinker Bell Doll

Where to Buy: Amazon.com/ Ebay.com/

https://amzn.to/2KDkCgJ

https://ebay.to/2KJ5TOt

*Available at Walmart as well (box stores only) as of 6/26/2018

Price: $28.98 (as of 6/26/2018)

Owner: Disney

Ranking: 4.4 stars of 5 stars

 

 

Product Overview:

  • Size: 9-10″
  • Age: 3+
  • Materials: plastic and fabric
  • Movable arms and legs
  • Removable clothes
  • Movable flapping wings

Some Observations: This doll has many versions as seen in the photos. Notice the evolution of these Tinkerbell dolls from 2011-2014. By 2014 she looks a good bit different, a manifestation of the animated cartoon. Some of the dolls have a more mature look; some very slender, others are chubbier and more girl-like. The dresses vary a bit, as well as the glitter deign of the wings. This doll has a Barbie-like quality about it. That is one reason I believe it is so popular. The other is that this doll is so interactive. The wings flap and do not require any batteries. This is very appealing to children who enjoy drifting off to Neverland with Tinkerbell in hand, wings flapping as they play in dreamy euphoria.

Small Disney Fairies Collection

small Tinkerbell doll 4.5"

Product Name: Disney Fairies 4.5″ Tink Basic Fairies Doll

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

https://amzn.to/2KFbHLK

Price: $11.95-$16.95 (as of 6/26/2018)

Owner: Disney

Ranking: 4 stars of 5 stars

 

 

Product Overview:

  • Size: 4.5″ tall
  • Ages 4+
  • Materials: plastic and fabric
  • Movable wings
  • Legs and arms move at pivot joint but not elbows or knees

Some Observations: This doll is a great doll for those looking for a smaller or more inexpensive doll. There are also playsets (such as a kitchen set) that would be a more appropriate for this size doll. This Tink doll is part of a fairy collection. The other characters–Periwinkle, Rosetta, and Fawn– are also available. Tinkerbell is in her glitteriest outfit yet in this dress, which was created, I believe, to suggest pixie dust.

Precious Moments Disney Tinkerbell Doll

Precious Moments Tinkerbell

Product Name: Precious Moments 2015 Disney D23 Expo Tinkerbell Doll #5905

Where to Buy: Amazon.com/ Walmart.com

https://amzn.to/2tOm9ao  Amazon

https://bit.ly/2NiqpHb  Walmart

Price: $60

Owner: Precious Moments/ Disney

Ranking: none (probably due to insufficient reviews of this item; but a similar Precious Moments Disney Fairy doll variation scored 5 stars. The doll maker has won multiple awards for her doll designs.)

 

 

 

Product Overview:

  • 16″ tall
  • Created by award-winning doll maker
  • Materials: vinyl and fabric
  • Made in the Philippines

Some Observations: This doll is adorable and childlike. The look captures what Precious Moments dolls are famous for–that “precious” and endearing quality. The dress is more of a ballerina style dress. This doll was designed by Linda Ricks, who has won many awards for her great skill in this craft. This doll is not meant to resemble the character Tinkerbell from the animated film; rather, it is a joined effort of Disney and Precious Moments, creating the Tinkerbell storybook character in Precious Moments style.

So, Reader, Which Is Your Favorite?

There is something about fairies that has sustained popularity. The Tinkerbell and fairy movies have definitely increased that popularity, but it has retained it for so long–at least ten years or more! I think it is the fantasy world, the pixie dust, cuteness, small creatures with wings, etc. that is so appealing. So what do you think of these dolls, Reader?  I would love to hear your thoughts. Which one of these dolls is your favorite? Please leave your answer and any other thoughts about this post in the comments section. I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

 

 

 

 


16 thoughts on “Tinkerbell Fairy Dolls: A Peek at 7 Tinks–Which Version Is for You?

  1. This is a very informative post. I love your use of the stars to give an idea of a customer rating. I have to say.. the precious momenets one looks nothing like how I would picture Tink! Can I ask you which one is your favourite?

    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Yes, the Precious Moments version certainly wasn’t meant to look like a Disney doll, but it is innocent-looking. I would have to say the first one posted, the Disney Collection Tinkerbell Toddler Doll available at JCPenney is my favorite for a child. The 20014 Disney fluttering Tinkerbell is probably my second choice and looks the most like she does in the Disney films. Which is your favorite?

  2. My favorite is the Disney fluttering Tinkerbell doll. I have always loved Barbie’s and this may in fact have some impact on my choice. However the other dolls just don’t seem as magical to me. Especially the precious moments doll. Great list. Thank You

    1. Glad you enjoyed this post. I think many others share your fascination with the Disney Fluttering Tinkerbell. It is a big seller. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and expressing your favorite. I like that one too as well as the Tinkerbell Toddler doll from JCPenney.

  3. Very interesting post and niche you have. I would say the Disney Fluttering Tinker Bell Doll is the one like best out of all the dolls listed. Thanks!

    1. Thanks for commenting. Nice to know your favorite. The Disney Fluttering Doll is a favorite of many. It really is a lot like a Barbie doll and similar in size. One of my favorites too, especially the 2014 version. Thanks for the feedback!

  4. I am a fan of all the Walt Disney films and Tinkerbel reminds me of the all time favourite, Peter Pan. These dolls would make a great Christmas present for your children or for grown ups for sentimental reasons. What a novel and great gift for anyone.

    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Yes, from the Peter Pan film of the 4os to today, a lot has changed, but children still love dolls (adults too). They would indeed make great gifts. I have some nieces that would like them a bunch. And yes, some of the earliest Disney films are among the best!

  5. I really like the Disney Fluttering Tinker Bell doll. They are all precious, but that one just calls out to me. It is precious! I have a sweet little neighbor girl who would just love this doll. I will have to check out your link and see if it is in my budget 🙂 I would love to surprise her with this.

    1. I am not surprised that the Disney Fluttering Tinkerbell doll “calls out to you.” It seems to do that to a lot of people. I believe it is the most popular of the dolls. I agree that that doll would make a great surprise and is sure to put a smile on a girl’s face.

  6. Disney Tinkerbell Toddler Doll would be my pick!

    Such a lovely doll! i may be a bit biased as I love all things Disney!!!!

    If I had a niece I would have bought her one for sure!

    Great gift for a little girl…she would love it!

  7. Hi and thank you so much for this post. I never new there were so many different tinker bells.

    This makes choosing so much harder because they are all so lovely.

    The good thing is that if you have a few little girls in the same family that all want Tinker Bell dolls they you can make them all happy with different versions. Just brilliant.

    Jennifer

    1. Yes, it is amazing how many versions for popular dolls there are–especially if they have made a movie about the character, which in the case of Tinkerbell, they have made several animated films. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. So glad you enjoyed this article/review.

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