Saturday, June 29, 2013

Clawdeen and her gifts

Clawdeen 2 wears the gifts included in the Frankie/Draculaura Day at the Maul fashion giftset. (the claw necklace, belt, purse, and bracer)

Friday, June 28, 2013

Clawdeen 1 vs Clawdeen 2

wave 2 Clawdeen on the left, wave 1 Clawdeen on the right. for me, wave 2 Clawdeen wins this contest hands down. sorry wave 1 Clawdeen.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

second chance Clawdeen Wolf 2: review

I was super excited when I saw the cases of rereleases at my local walmart. I had always been intending to get "School's Out" Clawdeen Wolf during the first release, but she was hard to find in stores locally. so when I saw her on the shelf I grabbed her.

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: beautiful Clawdeen doll, nice fashion, good accessories

The Bad: small parts, difficult to find

The Verdict: honestly, I think wave 2 Clawdeen Wolf is much prettier than wave 1 and worth buying just on that account. I redressed her in wave 1 Clawdeen's clothes and gave her fashion to someone else, which you will be seeing soon...

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Scaris Abbey: review

I have had Scaris Abbey for a while now, but I've only just now decided to open her. I'm going on vacation for 2 weeks in July, and it seemed appropriate to take her as my travel doll.

she comes in the slim Scaris box which features a cartoon of her and the other three dolls in the budget Scaris line.

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: pretty Abbey with cool new accessories

The Bad: no stand, some small parts.

The Verdict if you aren't an Abbey fan and already have Skull Shores Abbey, you could probably skip Scaris Abbey and not feel like you're missing out, but I feel she comes with enough new accessories that she's worth the purchase (especially if you can grab her on sale like I did!).

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Cleo getting ready for school

putting on makeup...

being beautiful is hard work, but worth it

first image is Dead Tired Cleo sitting at her vanity, other images are of wave 1 Cleo wearing Classroom Lagoona's dress.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Cleo DeNile's Vanity, review

Cleo's Vanity is one of those things I had remarkable trouble obtaining. I saw it once in Walmart, but I wasn't really sure about buying it at the time (this is before I learned that I need to grab everything I'm even partially interested in before it's gone forever) and when I decided I wanted it and went back, it was gone. Toys'R'Us has been the only place that kept it stocked but I had to wait for a sale to get it back down to a decent price. TRU always has awful prices.

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: ornate, well scaled, tons of accessories

The Bad: lots of small parts, difficult to find

The Verdict: if you like displaying your dolls out of box, or playing with them, Cleo's Vanity is a nice addition to the collection. there are lots of fun little pieces for dioramas or imaginative play.