Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Charming indeed! Ever After High's Dexter Charming

Now that San Diego Comic Con is over (phew!), we're back to our regularly scheduled programming!

This past weekend, my husband and I went over to Buffalo for a trip to the Albright-Knox art gallery, and when we were done...well, maybe I made a request that we do a little doll hunting. My budget was pretty small, only enough for one doll unless I found something AMAZING (aka the We Are Monster High 5-pack) that I was willing to blow it for. Well, that didn't happen, and I was beginning to think I was going to come home empty handed!

We hit up Toys R Us first, where there was a single Clawvenus on the shelf, and absolutely nothing else that we don't have up here in Canada. I was hoping to get to see Cleolei or Freaky Fusion Ghoulia, and Holly and Poppy O'Hair from Ever After High, but it was not to be! Next we headed to Target, where I was looking for Sweet Screams Ghoulia or the 5-pack, and again, nothing. I have to admit, I was pretty disappointed at this point. Nothing quite like going to another country for a doll hunt and coming home empty handed!

Our last stop was Justice, and I was feeling pretty hopeless at this point. As we closed in on the doll shelves, I saw a lot of blue, and lo and behold, there were five Dexter Charmings! He was definitely on my list so I snapped one up, and did a quick circle around the shelf to see if anything else was hiding. No Invisibilly, though he was kind of a pipe dream anyways, but they did have another Clawvenus and a few Dracubeccas! I gotta admit, you guys, Clawvenus is totally a mess. I thought maybe she'd work better for me in person...but I was wrong. The colours are just a lot, and the colour of her skin is really distracting. Dracubecca is pretty cute though! I'd consider grabbing her at some point when she's on sale, I think, she seems well-designed.

But enough of that, let's talk about the doll I actually did get! I have to say, I was really looking forward to Dexter's doll. I think he's adorable in the webisodes, and I love how well Ever After High has been translating those characters into their dolls. 

Click through to find out if Dexter lives up to my expectations!

Sunday, 27 July 2014

The final day of San Diego Comic Con Reveals: Sunday!

Today's reveal is one I've been curious about, since it coincides with the tiny coffin we saw in the cabinet on preview night! Monster High is up early with the teasers this morning, and posted the following photo to their social media sites:

Twitter: "This LAST #SDCC2014 reveal is one you’ll need to see to believe… Draculaura like never before!"

Instagram: "We won't be able to keep this in the coffin much longer... Draculaura has an all-new lurk! #SDCC2014"

So, what do you think it is? She looks like molded vinyl to me, but her eyes in this shot remind me of Blythe dolls...hmm... This just makes me even more curious to find out, so hopefully they do the full reveal soon! I'd personally love to see small vinyl figures ala My Little Pony, maybe even blind bags? Stay tuned for more info!

Click through to find out more!

Saturday, 26 July 2014

San Diego Comic Con Reveals: The big one, Saturday!

After yesterday, I was really hoping that today's reveal would be something AMAZING, and I think it was!

It started this morning with a tease from Monster High on all of their social networks.

"She doesn't mean to be cryptic, but #MonsterHigh's newest student body isn't sure she's ready to reveal herself to the world! Double tap to show her some love and convince her to finally surface from the dark waters! #SDCC2014"

Anyone else know who this is IMMEDIATELY? Click through to find out, and to see more!

Friday, 25 July 2014

San Diego Comic Con Reveals: Friday!

Well, I have to's reveal isn't exactly the most exciting thing I've ever seen, but in the interest of completeness, I'm going to put it up here anyways!

We got our first clue from the Monster High Twitter this morning, as usual, posting:

"We're bringing a few #MH classic looks out of the catacombs for #SDCC2014! Stay tuned for the bone chilling reveal!"

Anyone who knows their Monster High stuff should know what they're looking at here, but if not, click through to see the full reveal!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

San Diego Comic Con Reveals: Thursday!

Well, things are just getting going over in San Diego, and the Monster High Twitter is already teasing today's reveal!

"A new reveal is coming your way that's going to conjure up some major buzz at #MonsterHigh! #SDCC2014 "

Click through to see the full reveal, and more as the day goes on!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

San Diego Comic Con Reveals: Preview Night!

I may not be able to attend San Diego Comic Con myself, but thanks to the wonders of the internet, we can all at least see what awesome things Mattel has in store for us! Over the course of the nest few days, we'll be seeing some reveals from Monster High and Ever After High, and probably some other toy companies too, and I know I'll be hanging on eagerly to see!

I thought I'd share some of the photos as they turn up, and we may as well start now! None of these photos belong to me, so make sure to check out the blogs of those I credit!

It all started on the Monster High Facebook page with this photo, and this teaser: “This scare-cute couple will have you screaming que fangtastique! Sneak back soon for another lurk inside the coffin at these terrorific transfer students! #SDCC2014″

Click through to find out who they are, and to see more!

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Long Live the Queen: Ever After High Raven Queen

Well, I have officially reached the end of my birthday gifts! Today I'm reviewing Raven Queen, from Ever After High, and it feels very overdue. From the beginning, Raven was one of the characters that really attracted me to Ever After High, the other being Maddie Hatter. Maddie was the first doll I picked up, but when it came time to buy Raven, I decided to get her Legacy Day version, because she's wearing a really fabulous outfit! I don't regret picking that one up, but I've since decided that I want to stick to just getting the Signature version of each character, so that meant I needed to grab this Raven too! I'd been putting it off, because I did already have one Raven, and there were other things I wanted more immediately, so thankfully my husband knows just what I like, and got her for me. 

And let me tell you, I am glad he did. I can't believe it took me this long to add her to my collection, because I really love nearly everything about her. As usual with EAH dolls, there are a lot of gorgeous details, so click through to get a good look at them!

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Art Class Draculaura

Next on the list of dolls I got for my birthday is Art Class Draculaura! She was the last Art Class doll I needed, and now that I have her in my hands, I really love her. For the last little while I've been feeling kind of burnt out on Draculaura, and even the Draculaura dolls I already had were kind of...uninspiring to me. I don't know what it was, considering Draculaura was my first ever Monster High doll, and I always really love her character in the webisodes and movies, but something about her just wasn't connecting with me.

Well, I have to say, this doll has turned that around! I don't know if I'll be running out to pick up Draculaura dolls that I missed or anything like that, but I'll definitely be giving Draculaura a second glance from now now, thanks to this lovely lady!

Click through to find out what's so special about this Draculaura, and to see my Unboxing/First Impressions video!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Sweet Screams Frankie Stein (and Birthday Haul!)

I've not only got a review today, but also a bit of a preview of what's going to be coming up! My birthday was on the 22nd of June, and I was lucky enough to receive a few dolls as gifts. None of these are particularly new and may not be super exciting, but I was very excited to get them as they all filled holes in my collection!

I got Art Class Draculaura, finishing out my Art Class collection, basic Raven Queen, who is the last of the (readily available!) basic Ever After High dolls I needed, and finally, Sweet Screams Frankie Stein! Frankie is my review fodder for today, because I think she was the one I was most eager to get my hands on. Her and Draculaura have been on the shelves for awhile, and with the announcement of wave two featuring Ghoulia and Abbey, I was getting a bit antsy. You just never know when a doll is going to disappear forever, you know?

So, click through to see what I think of Frankie Stein, and watch my unboxing video to see my first impressions!