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Author Topic: Monster High's influence on chain dollar store "fakies"  (Read 790 times)

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Offline Wardah

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Monster High's influence on chain dollar store "fakies"
« on: August 29, 2020, 03:30:47 PM »
Chain dollar stores in the US (think Dollar General or Family Dollar) have always had generic fashion dolls that were either a generic fashion girl or a fairytale princess. It's clear they were trying to be a cheaper alternative to Barbie or Disney Princess but not so similar as to be a bootleg. When MH came along all of a sudden we got things like Gothic Girl and Midnight Magic that were clearly trying to do the same for MH. What's weird is when MH died out it was back to generic fashion girls and fairytale princesses. There were no imitation Shoppies or LOLs in US chain dollars stores and sometimes I wonder why. What was it about MH that they went all out like that?
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Re: Monster High's influence on chain dollar store "fakies"
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2020, 07:33:04 PM »
Partially the popularity but also at least partially because it was Mattel, i think? i dont remember Bratz or anything getting generics, yknow?
Like those companies probably considered mattel the most successful and just copied what they did. 

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Re: Monster High's influence on chain dollar store "fakies"
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2020, 10:46:28 PM »
Partially the popularity but also at least partially because it was Mattel, i think? i dont remember Bratz or anything getting generics, yknow?
Like those companies probably considered mattel the most successful and just copied what they did.

Bratz definitely had an influence on the generic fashion dolls of the time even if not on the molds. I don't think it's just because it's Mattel because they never did anything for Enchantimals. And there were Novi Stars and Equestria Girl wannabes but they were the same time as MH so I still feel MH was kinda responsible.
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Re: Monster High's influence on chain dollar store "fakies"
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2020, 07:16:56 AM »
well, MLP fakies have always been a thing, so I think EQG fakies would've happened no matter what. (But also I don't think EQG would've happened without MH, sooo I guess MH was indirectly responsible after all, lol)

I think playline dolls in general were bigger when MH was going, compared to now. Maybe that's just my perspective though, I dunno. Enchantimals definitely aren't as big as MH was/is.

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