BUT! But…. for some reason… my objections fly out of the window when it comes to the Elves Mini Dolls.
Hear me out …
The reason is simple: elves aren’t human. In pretty much all fantasy worlds, whether literature, games, or TV, elves have a set of very similar characteristics: they are skinny, tall, immortal or long lived, beautiful, and have pointy ears. The Elven race (think Dungeons & Dragons definition of race and not “why is all of LEGO City yellow-faced?” race) is supposed to be unattainably beautiful and tall, and we’re left to assume that this is because they are simply better than humans and seem to be born with an extra Chakra aura that acts as a natural Instragram filter (we should all be so lucky).
So when I think about it from that perspective, the negative features of mini-dolls become positives for Elves mini-dolls. If we assume that the traditional minifigure is supposed to represent the human race, it makes sense that the Elves dolls are different.