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New Funko Pops! Twilight Sparkle and She-Ra

29 Aug

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As you may recall, I started off my Funko Pop! collection with Daenerys from Game of Thrones, which is a fantasticly awesome figure that just begged to have friends with it.  I knew however that I couldn’t just start collecting Pop!s all willy-nilly or else I would very quickly be drowning in a sea of the things. There are so many of them, it was just a rabbit hole I was unwilling to venture down. So, I decided on a focus for my Funko purchases, and settled on bad-ass princesses, so here we are.

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The most obvious first companion to Danny was She-Ra, the Princess of Power!  The two of them can chill out and discuss being bad-ass royalty together.
Iv wanted a She-Ra figure for a while, but none of the She-Ras out there really speak to me much, except maybe for this one, but the original doll version is….aaahh, not really my thing. But the Funko Pop! figure looks spectacular and I am thrilled that she finally arrived. She is a really cool figure and a brilliant addition to my collection.

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I was thrilled a couple of weeks ago to find Twilight Sparkle in the local nerd store, and scooped her up in moments. Shes utterly adorable, with her sculpted muzzle and little sitting position. I really like the Funko Pop! pony sculpts, and think they did a fine job with them.
Now, I have found with the Pop! figures that sometimes the paint job is a little sloppy, and my Twilight is the worst offender of my three Pop! figures. She does have quite a few spots where the colours are uneven, most noticeably that missing bit on the tip of her horn. So that is kind of disappointing, but Ill probably be able to fix it up a bit later.

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Heres Twilight next to the regular brushable mane Twilight. As you can see the colours are much more accurate to the show on the Funko Pop! version.

Next Ill be on the lookout for Merida and Princess Bubblegum :3

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Two New Dolls (Lagoona and Merida)

21 Jun

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Over the last week Iv procured two new dolls for my collection. One is my second Monster High and the other is a Disney doll that I ordered online a while back.
Lets take a look at the MH doll first!

This is Lagoona. It was always my plan to get a Lagoona next after Draculaura. Being that I am a huge fan of sea life and mermaid type fantasy peoples, I am absolutely smitten with Lagoona. Actually if anything, I think she could stand to be a bit more fishy. I love her webbed fingers, but I do wish that her webbed ears were bigger and stuck out more.

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I plan on eventually getting the MH “Create your own monster” siren tail and turning her into a mermaid. To everyone who has said that Monster High shouldn’t have mermaids because mermaids are not monsters, I say that you have clearly not read much about traditional mermaid lore. For that matter, Monster High should really include a faerie at some point.

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As you can see she photographs incredibly nicely. I love her colours and her eerie blue-green skin.
I think she looks a lot creepier and a lot more feral then Draculaura does. Her hair was also a lot nicer.
And here she is on my shelf!

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Next up, Merida!
I absolutely love the Disney/Pixar film Brave. I thought it was absolutely fantastic, and Merida is one of my favourite heroines, so when I saw Merida dolls at Toys R Us I was interested. I held off though because Mattels Merida dolls look…. terrible. I couldn’t justify spending money on a doll that would ultimately disappoint me because it didn’t look a thing like the character it was representing.

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This, however, is the Disney Store exclusive Merida and it, OH MY WORD ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE MERIDA.
Despite all the recent controversy around Meridas new Disney “redesign“, the Disney Store Merida doll is actually accurate, featuring her in her proper dress (and not some fashionista reinvisioning of it like Mattels dolls) and with her bow and arrow.

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Shes also way better quality then I ever imagined she would be! Shes got 13 joints, including elbows, knees, wrists and ankles. Its also worth noting that her feet do NOT come molded for high heels, and she instead wears flats. This is completely in keeping with her character, heels would certainly not have been.
Unfortunately for me, my dolls left leg is a bit faulty and doesn’t allow her to sit, and since she doesn’t come with a stand, it makes it incredibly difficult to position her on my shelf.

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Next to the Monster High dolls shes a bit taller at 11”. Next to her, Lagoona looks quite a bit younger!

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Ill be getting my first Kurhn in a couple of days as well, so excited to get that one in!