Monday, September 17, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Nefera DeNile: review

the first Monster High alumna to get her own doll is Nefera de Nile. she is the older sister of Cleo DeNile and is actually taller than the rest of the ghouls.

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: new character with unique body and accessories

The Bad: unique body, small (and TINY) parts

The Verdict: Nefera de Nile will stand out in your collection for many reasons, including her new body. it makes her taller than all of the other ghouls, which is neat, but this also keeps her from being able to share their fashions, so if you are a redresser you should take this into consideration. she really is a lovely doll.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

second chance Spectra vonderGeist: review

up today we have Second Chance Spectra Vondergeist. I am calling her "second chance" spectra because I just bought her now that they've rereleased her. I only saw her once in the stores (last summer) and then never again. she was even a bit scarce online if I am remembering correctly.

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: new character with lots of unique features

The Bad: some small parts, very difficult to find

The Verdict: Spectra Vondergeist has been a very popular character and thus hard to find. currently there is a Dot Dead Gorgeous Spectra out that I have seen in stores many times, so that might be a good alternative. I plan on picking her up when the budget allows.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

blog update and in stock at Amazon

MONSTER HIGH

I'm very excited to have just ordered Spectra Vondergeist! I only saw her once in stores, last year while I was on vacation so when she showed available on Amazon, I had to order her. FYI, if you go to her page for some reason she is showing up as being sold by a different seller, but if you click the "More buying options" link, you'll be able to order her direct from Amazon, with super saver or prime shipping. I don't know why sometimes Amazon isn't the default seller on its own site.

Also available:

I still need to order Nefera, Robecca, and Venus myself, but I've made a deal with myself that I will only order the new dolls once I have caught up on all the second-chance dolls I need. I might feel differently once October comes around, but for now I'm sticking to my guns.

BLOG

I know I have been neglecting this blog something awful. I've been feeling really overwhelmed and right now my disaster-area of a craft room (where I keep my dolls) has not been a source of stress relief. hopefully I'll be able to finish getting it organized so I can craft (and play!) again soon.

BARBIE

I have not bought very many barbies this year. I think all I've bought is Dolls of the World Argenina, Brazil, India, and Ireland, and the Hunger Games Katniss doll. all of them are still in their boxes. other than the new Dolls of the World, barbie hasn't done a whole lot to pique my interest. and monster high has done too much, lol.