Thursday, August 28, 2014

walmart shopping report

looks like my walmart is finally getting some of the new stuff...

hopefully wave 2 of new scaremester will be in soon, and also the new coffin bean dolls.

Friday, August 8, 2014

InvisiBilly, in box review

ever since the April Fool's joke of 2012, InvisiBilly has been highly anticipated. finally, he's here....

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: new (boy!) character

The Bad: difficult to find

The Verdict: I'm happy that Mattel has made a return back to classic movie monsters with InvisiBilly. If you are a fan of the old monster movies he might be a good addition to your collection. but besides that, he just looks cool, and is one of the few guys who has actual hair.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Avea Trotter, Monster High Freaky Fusion review

finally made it down to the local TRU to exchange my Headmistress doll this weekend and found this lovely Avea Trotter mixed in. since their price was actually the same as amazon's I went ahead and picked her up. I've been waiting for a centaur to join Monster High for a while.

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: new character, and it's a centaur!

The Bad: currently a little difficult to find

The Verdict: this will probably be the only version of Avea Trotter we see for a while, so if you are interested in her, I recommend picking her up. she's a lovely doll and has a lot of nice details.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Toys R Us shopping report

made my semi-annual exodus to Toys R Us today. my original intention was to exchange my Headmistress doll, which I did, but of course I had to scope out the new merch as well. they were actually quite well stocked, and had a number of new things in stock even. below is a list, with my added commentary.

Monster High:

  • Freaky Fusion: I know I saw Avea Trotter (I bought her!) and I think I might have seen Bonita Femur as well
  • Secret Creepers/Critters/whatever: saw some of the pet things, and the play set
  • I *heart* Fasion Scarah was in stock for the first time I've seen, even though she's been out a while
  • Picnic Casket for Two: meh.
  • Mansters two pack: cute set, but I already have a Gil and two Deuce's

Ever After High

  • Thronecoming: individual dolls, and Briar Beauty playset
  • Legacy Day, wave 2: Ashlynn, probably the others, but I didn't dig because I'm trying to only collect the basic issues, and I find the Maddie and Cerise really tempting