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Cerise Hood

7 Jun

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Cerise Hood!
This character is one of my favourites on the Ever After High webisodes, both in look and design and in character and personality. Cerise is super cool looking, with a darker, edgier outfit then most of the others (she is a Rebel, after all!) So when the first images of her as a doll started appearing online, I was super excited. And now I am very glad to have added her to my collection, and shes a stunner!

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I absolutly love everything about her outfit, from her red hooded cape, her plaid dress and her stockings/boots combo. She looks freaking awsome. But this doll does of course have one major dissapointment: she does not have wolf ears. The character on the show has wolf ears, in fact there was a whole episode dedicated to the reveal of Cerises “secret”. This is a very odd ommission to me, since Mattel is of course also responsible for the Monster High line, several characters in which do indeed have animal ears. So we know that it isnt as though they dont have the budget or ability to make a unique head mold for this character featuring wolf ears.

Iv been waiting to see if any of the other Cerise releases have the wolf ears, but no dice. Even the Comic Con Exlusive Cerise, which features a completly wolf-ified design (which looks gorgeous by the way, that item is going on my grail list for sure) looks as though it may or may not actually have the wolf ears. So I finally caved and bought the basic Cerise because I do love her a lot, even if the lack of wolf ears greatly dissapoints me.

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Everything else about this doll is amazing however. I love all of her accessories, and shes one of the few dolls I am actually displaying with her purse! She also has a slightly darker skintone then the other Ever After High girls (though the lighting in my photos is making it appear a lot more yellow-y then it is in person)
Her straight hair is beautifully cut into bangs. Its a lot longer then it appears in the show, though in the show her hair is always obscured by her hood, so its hard to tell exactly how long her hair actually is. I know a lot of people have expressed dissapointment not to find a cute little bob cut, but I do very much like the length here.

All in all I do love her… Wolf ears or no. Shes one of my favourite characters, so I could hardly pass her up 🙂

Jane Boolittle

5 Jun

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So I’ve actually had Ms. Boolittle for a while now, and just been too lazy to get off my butt and make a blog entry about her! But it’s high time I did because she is absolutly LOVELY!

I’ve been in love with her design since I first laid eyes on her online. Shes a monster of unknown species… her backstory has her being discovered in the jungle as a baby by a researcher named Dr. Boolittle (clearly a referance to one Dr. Doolittle)

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Shes got the most delightful purple skin, which I think is absolutly fetshing. (I especially love how it stands out against yellow, oh my)
Her whole outfit is jungle themed and I just adore it. The mis-matched feather earrings and sandals are excellent (with the bigger sandal on the left foot and the bigger earring on the right ear, some of my favourite kind of balance asymetry)
It may be simple little details, but its the simple details on this doll that really stand out.

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Details like the cute little blue tattoos under her eyes, or the fact that the shape of her lips is absolutly beautiful and totally unique.  She even has accessories that I enjoy, unusual for me. I love her staff and ADORE her little sloth friend who can ride on her back as a backpack.

Jane is absolutly awsome! And Im so glad I picked her up 🙂

Elissabat

10 Mar

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Next up on my recent additons: A brand new Monster High that I have had my eyes on since her photos started floating around the Internet.
Her and Jane Boolittle were the two new ones Iv been really excited about, and although my stores have yet to get Jane Boolittle in, I did manag to obtain Elissabat.

Im a huge fan of vampires, and I have a Draculaura already (and indeed there are some other Draculauras I would like to add to my collection). But Elissabat has a certain suave sofistication that Draculaura lacks.

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The beautiful dress does a lot, its quasi medieval gothic look is captivating. The simplicity of the design intregues and draws me in. Her hair is immaculatly styled and she just embodies the sleek elegance of “less is more”

Her appeal to me is very similar to that of Raven Queen. Black and purple looks fantastic and her gothic vibe is mysterious and elegant all at once.
Am I saying elegant a lot? Im sorry, she just, WOW.

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Shes also crazy photogenic too. She just looks friggen GOOD and I cant get over it. What a delightfully, darkly beautiful vampire lady. :3
Now I just need to track down a Jane Boolittle already!

The Great and Powerful TRIXIE!

4 Mar

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Alrighty! Time for some more Equestria Girls!
Iv been seeing (and drooling over) photos of the new Equestria Girls Rainbow Rocks line for a while now, and Trixie was especially exciting because – my word, LOOK at that outfit. I know I mostly have just collected the Delux body EQG dolls, but Im kind of making an exception for special characters that arent likely to get multiple releases, such as Trixie here.

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Trixie looks great, and this is probably the first time Iv actually been really impressed by a EQG dolls outfit. Her dress is beautiful and super fun, and I love love love the hat she comes with. Everything about this doll just looks phenominal. And she also has actual fully molded feet as well, as do all of these new wave EQG dolls which is a big improvement over the first wave ones with their snap on shoes.

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I will say that I DO wish they were releasing fully articulated bodies for all of the dolls in the series though. Hasbro really has to step up the quality levels of these if they actually want to compete seriously with Monster High and Ever After High, both of which have marvelously well articulated bodies for ALL the dolls.
Honestly not the biggest fan of the rigidly straight, unmovable arms and legs, but the doll LOOKS really good regardless.

Elsa! Disney’s Frozen

18 Oct

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After a very long and drawn out battle with UPS who lost my package, I have finally received my Disney Store order! This is the Disney Store exclusive Elsa doll, which as usual is worlds better and more movie accurate than Mattels version of the character.

I am SO EXCITED for Frozen, you have no idea. The new trailer looks amazing and I cannot wait for this to hit theaters next month. Im even more excited because of all the controversy buzzing about it, because I love me some good controversy. If you aren’t aware, people are angry that the characters are white, that the characters are blond (kind of? Their original hair colour has been changed by ice magic, but okay), that the characters look similar to the Tangled movie (because Disneys never done that before) and that the story, which is said to be based on The Snow Queen, has nothing to do with the Snow Queen at all except that it… has a Snow Queen in it.

Oh yes, discussing this movie will be fun.
Anyways, I absolutely love Elsas character design. So I ordered the Elsa doll and here she is!

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Shes completely regal looking, and very icey. Her dress is gorgeous, all glittery and translucent. My only real issue with the dress is how stiff the fabric is… it dosnt flow very well, and this is kind of my reason for not getting the Anna doll as well. Her dress looked way too stiff and rigid. Elsas is better, but its still not nearly as full as I would like it to be and does not look nearly as good as Meridas dress for example.
That said, its still a great outfit and I really love that its elegant without being absurdly provocative. Elsas a classy lady 😉

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No stand, so I have to display her sitting, which is not really how Id like to display her since Disney Store dolls sit really awkwardly with their legs splaying out. But Ill probably get a stand for her eventually.

Whats probably the best thing about this doll for me is the awesome hairstyle. Its wonderfully to look just like the movie, and its a very unique style that you wouldn’t probably see anywhere else. The product in the hair holds it in place and you can really get the feel that her hair has been frozen by ice magic.
The other thing is her pale pale skin tone. Shes exceptionally pale. with almost a purple hue, and it is very eerie looking. You can really buy that this character has been overtaken by ice magics and it looks fantastic.

All in all I really love this Elsa doll, and will probably get Anna too sometime down the line.

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20% Ghouler – Rainbow Dash!

4 Sep

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I should mention first of all, that I cannot take responsiblity (for good or ill) for the pun in the title of this post. That credit all belongs to Bins Toy Bin.
Anyhoo, I am super excited to finally get in an outfit for my Rainbow Dash that is NOT a dress.

Rainbow Dash comes in many different outfits in the Equestria Girls doll line, and every last one of them is a dress. And clearly, this just would not do, no, not at all. Rainbow is not a dress wearing sort. Im not sure why its so hard for doll manufacturers let sporty characters dress in clothes that sporty people would actually wear, because I searched long and hard for a non-dress outfit. I scoured Toys R Us and Target for any doll outfit pack with a pair of shorts and… there was nothing, anywhere.
So I eventually decided on ebaying a Monster High outfit. Specifically, the one that comes with the Ghoulia Yelps Fearleading doll.

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Of all the Monster High characters, Ghoulia and Robecca seem to be the only ones who routinely wear pants/shorts instead of dresses and skirts. Robeccas outfits are still a bit too high fashion for Rainbow though, so Ghoulia it is! Note the lovely brainy pattern on the tank top. Rainbow looks pretty great in red (one of the dresses she came in was the same colour) and all in all I think this is just the sporty look that suits her just perfectly.

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Now the shorts don’t fit 100% the way Id like them too, being a bit bulky and making Rainbow look a bit hip-ier then she actually is. Its hard to get the tank to sit right against the top of the shorts since it sticks out so much. But all in all I think the look is very nice.
I kept the rainbow armbands for that added rainbow effect. 🙂

Meanwhile, Fluttershy will be getting a kimono eventually, which I think is really going to look spectacular 😀

Skelita! Día de Muertos

29 Jul

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Today I purchased a Monster High doll that I have been wanting for a while! I saw this one online and knew that it was one I wanted to add to my collection. This is possibly THE coolest MH doll out there. Its apparently a little on the hard to find side, so I was pretty happy to see it on shelves at my local Target.

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Her design is very Day of the Dead and looks absolutely FANTASTIC. I absolutely LOVE the stylized theatrical makeup instead of the glitzy glam makeup these girls usually wear. Its a very different look then the other MH dolls and I adore it. Her look is way less teenage fashionista and more monster, which is great. Iv always liked the IDEA of the MH dolls, but tend to find that most of them are a bit too fashion focused for me and not enough monster focused, but this one is amazing on that front.
Of course what makes all of it come together is the body on this doll.

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LOOK AT THIS. She has a FULLY SCULPTED skeleton body. And it is GORGEOUS.
I cant think of many other MH dolls have have as unique a sculpt as Skelita. This is why I really wanted this one, because its the perfect marriage of creepy and beautiful.

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Just look at the detail! Its incredible! Now, her anatomy is a little weird. She still has breasts and a bum molded into her bones which is a little weird, though understandable. I think its mostly to make sure her clothes hang normally on her frame, and I don’t mind it. The only other issue is that shes not nearly as poseable as the other MH dolls. Her knees don’t bend well, her head is hard to turn, and her arms are very stiff. But honestly, I don’t mind the limited articulation if it means such gloriously beautiful detail on the mold. 100% my favourite Monster High.

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