Sunday, March 23, 2014

walmart shopping report

we ended up needing to pick up a few things at walmart, so I checked the doll section with low expectations. this seemed to help, because they actually had some new stuff!

  • Ghouls Alive, including Deuce and Toralei!
  • walmart exclusive Frights Camera Action Operetta
  • Frights Camera Action budget dolls: Draculaura, Cleo, Clawdeen, and Lagoona
  • there were also one each of Viperine and Clawdia (I bought these!)
  • New Scaremester Catrine
  • Ghoul Spirit Venus, Frankie, and Spectra

I'm excited my local walmart is finally catching up to the current releases. unfortunately I guess it doesn't move a lot of product, because we seem to miss entire shipments. the only other store in town that gets the nonbudget dolls charges several dollars more for them and has no price matching or return policies.

Monday, March 10, 2014

USPS brought my Tris today! unboxing pics and review....

so I haven't seen the Divergent movie. honestly I haven't even read the books, but when I saw the dolls in the barbie collector web store and read that they were fully articulated, I jumped and bought them. They arrived today.

right away I knew something was going to be wrong with Tris.

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The Good: it arrived

The Bad: doll box was completely crushed causing damage to doll

The Verdict: if you plan on shipping things, I would recommend staying away from the Fedex Smartpost/USPS duo. I have been very unsatisfied with my experiences. Zero stars.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Scaremester Catrine on sale at amazon

was doing my daily amazon browse and noticed that New Scaremester Catrine DeMew is currently on sale. 56% off, which currently makes her cheaper than most of the slim box budget dolls.

I talked myself in and out of this doll ever since she first hit the internet stores, but at this price I decided to give her a shot. hopefully I'll have better luck with her face paint than her Scaris version. I only finally committed to one a few days ago!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Jane Boolittle, Monster High review

as a fellow animal lover, I have fallen in love with Jane Boolittle.

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: new character, lots of new and well sculpted accessories

The Bad: small parts, marker with all it's staining potential

The Verdict I really like Jane Boolittle with all of her interesting quirks. she is shipping in a case by herself, which should make her easier to find than new characters usually are. as of now this is the only version of the character, so if you like her I recommend picking her up.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Jane Boolittle, boxliner and instructions

while deboxing my Jane Boolittle, I had to admire the unique boxliner they made for her.

the background image makes it look like Jane is out exploring, walking through creepy skull caves and over rickety suspension bridges. I really like how they gave it a bit of a 3D effect by adding the extra bit of cardboard to be the end of the bridge she was currently crossing.

due to her gimmick, Jane also came with a unique set of instructions, showing that there are slips of paper inside her purse.

they also show that she can wear her pet like a backpack, and that the slit in his back is for putting the little slips of paper into. her walking-stick is apparently also a marker for writing on the paper slips.

working on her review right now. look for it tomorrow.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

today's shopping report

while out today I found myself near the biglots in town. they actually had a fair number of new dolls, even though the doll section has shrunk since my last stop there. sadly even their selection was better than walmarts has been. I'm beginning to really wonder why i even go to walmart anymore.

new stuff I saw at the biglots:

  • monster high coffin bean (toralei looks like the most popular)
  • monster high ghoul spirit (no slo-mo to been seen)
  • ever after high getting fairest

their prices aren't any better than anywhere else though.

excitingly my Jane Boolittle arrived from amazon today as well. super excited that she has good facepaint, so I'll actually get to open her soon.