Monday, December 14, 2015

Gore-geous Accessories Honey Swamp, a Monster High review

while I'm not really a fan of purses, I ended up buying Gore-geous Accessories Honey Swamp anyway. I was able to justify it to myself for reasons I discuss, and also because I caught her on a bit of a sale.

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: a new version of a rare character

The Bad: simple dress, weird purses

The Verdict: honestly, I can't really think of a compelling reason to recommend Gore-geous Accessories Honey Swamp. she's skippable.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Honey Swamp I Love Accessories, boxliner

here's a little preview of my next review. the boxliner for Honey Swamp's I Love Accessories release looks like a corner of her room, scattered with movie making tools, which I think is a cute throwback to her original release.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Monday, December 7, 2015

I Love Fashion Iris Clops, Toys R Us exclusive, Monster High review

I Love Fashion Iris Clops is the second release of the character, the first being an SDCC exclusive 2-pack with Manny Taur.

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: (long awaited) new character!

The Bad: small parts

The Verdict: currently the only easy way to get Iris. pick her up if you are a fan of the character. not sure when (or if) we'll see her again.

Friday, December 4, 2015

I Love Fashion Iris Clops box liner

every now and then I think the box liner of a doll deserves to be featured. here is a shot of Iris' closet from her Toys R Us exclusive I *heart* fashion release.

review coming soon...

Monday, July 27, 2015

SDCC 2015 exclusives

Matty Collector has put their leftover stock from SDCC on sale today. so if you are interested in buying them, you can now.

Valentine/Whisp doll 2 pack

Nefera vinyl

unfortunately it doesn't look like they have the Ever After High Raven Queen for sale. if you find it listed on their website, please drop me a comment. the Valentine/Whisp pack is listed as "almost gone" so you might want to pounce. I'm shocked they are still available as apparently the sale has already been on for over 6 hours now. good luck!

Monday, July 20, 2015

13 Wishes Gigi Grant, Monster High review

Gigi Grant was a source of frustration and disappointment for me.by the time I finally found her in store so that I could pick out a good one on my own, I couldn't bear to look at her for a while. doll collecting shouldn't be like that.

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: new character with unique body features

The Bad: one piece fashion, small parts

The Verdict: 13 Wishes Gigi Grant is OK. there are others out now that are probably cuter, so unless you need the first edition of everyone with the pets, I'd get a different one instead.

Monday, March 30, 2015

New Scaremester Catty Noir, a Monster High review

New Scaremester Catty Noir is the second release of the character, but the first in normal clothes. I'm not much for fancy gowns, so I decided to go with this version, since neither version included a pet.

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: new(ish) character in normal clothes

The Bad: tiny parts

The Verdict: I really thought that Catty Noir was going to be a one time deal, so I was excited that she got a school release. this version is worth picking up.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Picture Day Operetta, a Monster High review

to be honest with you, I'm not really a fan of Operetta the character, but she often seems to come with the best fashions in any given line. Picture Day Operetta is no exception.

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: beautiful fashion with versatile mix/match possibilities

The Bad: small parts

The Verdict: Picture Day Operetta is a nice version of the character that comes with awesome clothes, and easier to manage hair. I recommend this version highly.