Tuesday, February 12, 2013

just renewed my BFC membership

membership to the Barbie Fan Club opens for new members tomorrow, so I figured I should go ahead and renew mine now to beat any possible rush there might be. I do feel like they kind of cheaped out on the "free gift" by just making it a recast of last years dress-form in a new color. but it's still better than the keychain the year before.

really the only reason I bothered to renew is to get discounts on the Dolls of the World barbies. like last year, these are the only barbies to interest me so far this year and the prices on them has gotten rather ridiculous. like last year, most of the club exclusive dolls are Silkstones, which I do not collect, so the club discount is really the only thing bringing me back.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

SDCC exclusive Monster High Scarah and Hoodude giftset, review

I was thrilled to be able to buy the 2012 SDCC exclusive Scarah and HooDude giftset at Matty Collector's after sale. like 2011's Ghoulia, this set comes double boxed.

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: dolls of background characters :-)

The Bad: SDCC exclusive dolls of background characters :-(

The Verdict: in my opinion, this doll set is not really worth the prices it has been going for on ebay. there really isn't much to this set. there is another Scarah doll coming out soon as a Toys'R'Us exclusive that will be much cheaper and easier to find, and you can easily make a Hoodude this good with some white felt and markers.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Scaris Jinafire Long: review

the doll I was most excited about from the Scaris line is Jinafire Long. I was super excited to be able to find her in my local walmart. that never happens!

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: new unique character with neat accessories and cultural touches

The Bad: some small parts (jewelry)

The Verdict: Scaris Jinafire Long is a beautiful doll, and I think you'll love her. with her golden scales and brightly colored accessories, she'll be a lovely addition to anyone's collection.