Thursday, November 14, 2013

wave 1/original favorites monster high on sale at amazon!

for those of you who are needing some wave 1 basics, Amazon has the "big 3" ghouls original favorites rerelease dolls on sale right now.

if these dolls sell well, I hope Mattel will go back and rerelease more of the early basics (Ghoulia and Holt, in particular).

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Madeline Hatter, review

because Mattel totally needed more of my money, they created Ever After High. like Monster High, there is a website, webisodes, books, ...and dolls. my favorite character is Madeline Hatter, daughter of the Mad Hatter.

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: cute character and doll, with cute detailed accessories

The Bad: some small parts

The Verdict: if you aren't opposed to starting a new collection with Ever After High, I think Madeline Hatter is a great doll. she's colorful and will stand out on a shelf of Monsters or any other dolls.

Monday, November 11, 2013

deboxing Maddie Hatter

in case anyone else is like me, and can't find the stand in their Ever After High box...

after removing the plastic covering, you need to slit some tape on the bottom of the cardboard to open the liner/box. the stand is in a plastic bag taped to the inside.

another interesting tidbit about the box. there is a keyhole shaped cutout. as you can see its a bit big for the key shaped brush, so I'm not really sure what it's for. any ideas?

Friday, November 1, 2013

Dead Tired Spectra, review

also part of the 3rd wave of "creepover" inspired dolls is Dead Tired Spectra. while I'm not a particular fan of Spectra, I thought this one was lovely.

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: beautiful Spectra and nightgown

The Bad: no brush/stand, difficult to find

The Verdict: Dead Tired Spectra is a beautiful doll. if you're a fan of the Dead Tired line like I am (or a Spectra fan), she is a must-have.