Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Walmart shopping report

my local walmart has finally reset. I was excited to see the Made-to-Moves and some of the newer Fashionistas finally. there were also quite a few new Monster High items. I'm not 100% sold on the revamp, but some of the stuff was kind of cute.

first thing I noticed was a new Deuce with the comb-over snakes. he is part of the "Welcome to Monster High" line. pictured below are Deuce, Abbey, and new character Moanica D'Kay. I also saw a Cleo, Frankie, and Clawdeen that I think are a part of this line, but did not get a pic as my phone battery was running out.

on the very bottom shelf was this 4 pack of Frankie, Draculaura, Cleo, and Clawdeen in an icecream shop. unfortunately this set does not have articulated dolls.

if anyone has some of the new faces in the Monster High line, let me know what you think of them. I'm not a huge fan of the "anime eyes" but some of these dolls were pretty cute.

Monday, August 29, 2016

next review preview

more curvy fashionista love this week! next up is the blond with extra fashions giftset. here's a little comparison photo between the production doll, and the image on the box.

the hair is the same color, but production doll has a bit of a wave to it. the main difference is in the face. it looks like a different head mold to me, and the production doll has more brown eyes, vs the green eyes in the image.

the production doll is lovely, and I don't mind the changes a whole lot, but if I find another one in store that looks more like the image, I will probably buy her too. Barbie could always use a second pair of jeans!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Scarnival Clawd Wolf, a Monster High review

of all the characters in this line, Scarnival Clawd was the most difficult to find. unfortunately I had to order him online from walmart, and he arrived slightly crushed.

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: new issue of a rare (male!) character, neutrally themed fashion

The Bad: difficult to find

The Verdict: Scarnival Clawd is likely to be the only Clawd we're going to get for a while, so if you are interested in the character and missed his previous releases, you're going to want to grab this one when you find him.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Brand Boo Student Kjersti Trollsøn, a Monster High review

As part of the Brand Boo Students line, we get Kjersti Trollsøn an exchange student from Goreway. Interesting side note: she comes on the infrequently used "little sister" body.

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: new character, lots of cute, geeky details.

The Bad: small parts

The Verdict: if you collect only the first or basic issues of new characters, this is the Kjersti Trollsøn you're going to want to get. that and she's just overall cute. I think she's a good buy.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Kjersti Trollson, boxliner

the Brand Boo students all seem to have unique boxliners. here's Kjersti's.

I like that they took a generic locker scene and gave it viking style touches. like the fact that the lockers are made of wood and there are lots of carved details. also they gave her an axe shaped guitar in her locker, which is odd because they don't mention her being a musician at all in her diary.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Batsy Claro: Brand-Boo Student, a Monster High review

one of the Brand Boo Students at Monster High this year is Batsy Claro, daughter of the white vampire bat. she is an exchange student from Costa Shrieka. I was much more excited about this doll before I opened her.

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The Bottom Line:

The Good: new, unique character

The Bad: small parts, disappointing fashion

The Verdict: if you collect all the new students/first issues, then this Batsy Claro is the one you're going to want. personally I am disappointed in her, and am very glad I got her on sale.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Batsy Claro, boxliner

every now and then a boxliner catches my eye. this one is Batsy's.

it looks like her school in Costa Shrieka. I like that they took a generic locker scene, and made it unique by adding jungle-y things to the background.