Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Monster Exchange Lorna McNessie and Marisol Coxi

There are a lot of exciting new dolls coming out from Monster High, and one of the lines that I was most excited for was Monster Exchange. If you remember the posts I made during San Diego Comic Con,  you'll remember how excited I was for the reveal of Lorna McNessie! As soon as we heard Lorna's trademark, long before we saw the doll, I was already excited and had a really clear image of how I thought she should look, and it turns out, my imagination was right on! I wasn't initially as excited about Marisol based on those early promo photos, but once she came out in stores and people started posting their own photos, I was definitely won over.

As soon as I heard that the Monster Exchange dolls had been spotted at the local Toys R Us, I went right there the next day, armed with a $15 coupon. They had this lone, including the Lagoona and Draculaura, and also the new Haunted line (minus Porter), and let me tell you, it was a hard decision picking just two to come home with me! But since I knew I definitely wanted Lorna, I figured it just made sense to get Marisol too, and have a look at these two very different dolls together!

So without further ado, let's get into it!

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Disney Store's Honey Lemon from Big Hero 6

As soon as I saw Big Hero 6, I fell in love with basically all of the characters. One of my favourite though, was Honey Lemon! I thought she was just adorable, and I loved the science behind her "powers". If you haven't seen the movie yet, I won't give too many details, but I will tell you that you should definitely see the movie! I really enjoyed everything about it, and I walked out of the theatre knowing that I'd be adding at least a few toys to my collection.

As soon as I saw the Disney Store was making dolls of Honey Lemon and Go Go Tomago, I knew I had to have them! I love action figures, and as you'll see later in this review, I did pick up Honey's action figure too, but my heart definitely lies more with dolls these days. These two dolls in particular are pretty exciting, because they feel like a real departure for Disney, in terms of the kinds of dolls that they usually sell, and I'll go more into those reasons once I really get into the review.

Honey Lemon here was the last one in the Disney Store we went to, and my friend was nice enough to grab her for me as an early Christmas gift. I'm pretty sure there's going to be a Go Go Tomago under the tree for me on Christmas morning too...but that's a surprise! :P

Anyways, let's into this review, shall we? I can't stand it anymore!