Tuesday, July 24, 2012

meow

Meowlody after I switched the werecat twins' clothes around a little. she now has the orange gloved hand to match her orange purse and skirt. I also gave her the red-orange vest.

Monday, July 23, 2012

purrfect

here is Purrsephone after I did a little switching of the werecat twins' clothes. she now has the red gloved hand that matches her purse and skirt, and the black vest.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

on the prowl

Toralei and her friends Meowlody and Purrsephone the werecat twins are heading out to prowl the maul for bargains.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Werecat Twins, Toys'R'Us Exclusive: Review

much to the delight of fans, Mattel has produced Toralei's cohorts, the werecat twins. much to my dismay, they are a Toys'R'Us exclusive set. at long last we learn their names- Meowlody is the white-haired twin, and Purrsephone is the black-haired twin.

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: new characters, bright relatively character neutral colored clothes

The Bad: Toys'R'Us exclusive so likely hard to find, no stands

The Verdict: if you're a fan of the werecat twins, you'll want to pick this set up. currently it is the only way to get them, and I think it is unlikely that they will released again in the near future.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Pack Portrait

Forbitten Romance Clawd, wave 1 basic Clawdeen, Target exclusive Howleen.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

*sad trombone*

I had high hopes for this week- it was both the Barbie Collector's Convention and Comic Con, both of which promised sneaks of upcoming Mattel dolls. unfortunately both left me disappointed.

I'm not really sure what I expected from Barbie Collector, but I do know that nothing they showed really appealed to me. I do not collect the Holiday Hostess line (not a fan of the vintage face), so this year's Christmas themed one was going to have to really wow me, but it didn't. the doll for the Fuschia N Fur Francie (the first black Francie made in the silkstone material) is pretty, but I don't much care for her outfit. also, I don't collect silkstones.

this year's Bob Mackie doll is Brazilian Banana Bonanza. it's definitely a Mackie and by far the most unique and interesting doll shown, but much too outrageous for my tastes (like most Mackies). the final doll is what was billed as a "gothic Halloween doll" known only as Ghost. this is probably my favorite because she reminds me of Galadriel, and I am a huge Lord of the Rings fan. I guess it will really come down to the price though.

Comic Con promised new reveals for the Monster High lines. last year they held a vote for who would become a doll between the Headless Headmistress, backgrounder Scarah, and never-before-seen daughter of Arachne. Scarah won the vote and was made into this year's Comic Con exclusive, along with HooDude, who is apparently her best friend. last year they also revealed dolls of Nefera and Toralei, both of which already had their own fans.

this year, the very first reveal was... Headless Headmistress. I'm in the annoyed camp that she will be more widely produced and available than Scarah, who actually won the vote. huge screw-up in my opinion.

day 2 brought us superhero themed Clawdeen and Spectra dolls. they just look silly and cheap. the final reveal was highly anticipated. there was much speculation as to who it would be. basic Gil? Heath? Slo-Moe? or maybe Arachne? ...but it was Caterine DeMew. wait, who? yeah. she's pretty enough, but its hard to get excited about a doll for a new character when there are so many well established and loved characters that don't have dolls yet.

hopefully there will be surprises down the road, but I can't help feeling disappointed at these missed opportunities.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Howleen's bod

so far Howleen has a unique body mold all to herself. she is shorter than all the other dolls. each section of her body, arms, and legs, has been shortened a little to achieve this effect. she has a smaller bustline and smaller hips, giving her a less developed look. she also has smaller, less arched feet, so it is difficult for her to share shoes with the other ghouls.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Howleen and Clawdeen giftset, Target excluisive: review

as Mattel has been wont to do, the Howleen and Clawdeen werewolf sisters giftset is an exclusive. Target had the monopoly on this set, but as usual, I never saw it in stores. and now I hear they are clearancing it. color me annoyed. (update 10/11: sounds like it is back to regular price now.)

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: basic Howleen!

The Bad: Target exclusive so it's hard to find, giftset so it costs extra to get a doll that is not really wanted, no stands

The Verdict currently this is the only way to get Howleen, so if you like her character, you have to buy this set. if you don't like Howleen, there's not really any reason to buy.

Monday, July 9, 2012