|The first rule of clone club is, we don't talk about clone club.|
Drag your gaze to the bottom left corner of the back of the box. FUNVILLE. Weren't Sparkle Girlz from Funville Ltd.?
Yes, they are. Googling "Glimma Girlz" leads into a weird alternative universe of oddly familiar cone dolls and minis, to the point that I started to doubt my own reality. Had there only ever been Glimma Girlz? Had I had the name wrong all this time? Is there a glitch in the Matrix, and I've switched from a Sparkle Girlz reality to a Glimma Girlz reality? If so, what else is now different?
Apparently they've only ever been Glimma Girlz in the UK, South Africa, and probably some other countries that aren't the United States. So while we over here are sparkling, much of the world is glimmering. Or glimma-ing.
So let's unbox the Glimma Girlz Superstar Lifestyle pack (the superstar lifestyle presumably includes having a body double?) after the jump.
|Exuding trepidation at having to meet fans.|
The curlier hair of the one in purple. . . they need names, don't they? This is going to drive us nuts without names. Since I have trouble remembering which young medium-brown pop singer is Ariana Grande and which one is Alessia Cara, these gals can be Ariana and Alessia. Ariana is the straight-haired one (now in aqua) and Alessia is the curlier-haired one (now in purple).
Alessia's hair is greasy with product. Both gals have incredible rooting. The shoe pic compares Alessia's shoe (fancier than a typical Lovely Patsy shoe) to an authentic Sparkle Girlz' cone-doll shoe. The cone-doll shoe is a larger size.
|L-R: Sparkle Girlz cone doll, Alessia, Ariana, ambiguously brown Lovely Patsy on Fashionista body, older black Barbie on 1990s articulated body, dollar-store doll, Alessia, Ariana, Barbie's 2002-ish friend Kayla|
|Naaah... not even related.|
|L-R: cone-doll Sparkle Girl, Alessia, dollar-store beauty, spare Lovely Patsy|
|Nope, not even close to a 2002-ish Barbie body.|
Movement is, unsurprisingly, limited. Sitting in a straight skirt is not a win, and Glimma Girlz had no side arm motion. Temporarily re-dressed in a Lovely Patsy tiger-print, Alessia feels the loneliness of being just a speck in the universe.
|You may find yourself on a red carpet in a tiger-print dress...|
|Hair, there, and everywhere.|
|"We have to bring Kayla -- she has the BEST Resting Bitch Face."|