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Off Topic / Re: What non-MH purchase did you recently make? 2.0
« on: July 10, 2018, 05:28:20 AM »
I purchased some Goo Gone, to see if that will help with glue hair, and also sticky hair.  (one of my dolls accidentally had soda dumped on her hair)  Also some artist markers in different skintones to help with my MOD Barbies.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Positivity for the reboot?
« on: July 08, 2018, 09:17:00 AM »
I've tried to find as much positivity in the reboot too.  But it's not easy when fave characters get the watered down treatment. 

However, I agree with Konzern.  Moanica is freaky fab! 
The boys are more buff! 
I also liked some of the main ghouls' new sig outfits.  Since I didn't like their faces or bodies, I put the clothes on my G1 dolls.  I also enhanced Cleo's shoes and accessories with gold paint, to give her more class and sass.  (She is the daughter of a goddess!) 
With Frankie's outfit, I shortened her skirt so it was more of a miniskirt.  It's little things like that, that I've attempted to do to keep my interest in MH alive.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Will there be a SDCC release this year?
« on: July 06, 2018, 01:13:25 PM »
Yes, I saw them and I absolutely agree!  They look more like adults on MTM type bodies.  Draculaura would need a petite body since she's shorter than the others.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Will there be a SDCC release this year?
« on: July 05, 2018, 04:59:32 AM »
I like some of the fashions.  Finding bodies is to replace their original ones is the hardest part for me.

But to get back on topic...
I just did a quick check and it looks like the Mattel SDCC exclusives have been relegated to MOTU, She-Ra and a couple others.  No MH or EAH.  No DCSHG either.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Will there be a SDCC release this year?
« on: July 04, 2018, 02:59:18 AM »
I actually love the Fashionistas precisely because they come in different shapes and sizes.  As a petite plus size woman myself it's great.  Collectors have clamored for this for years.  The MTM dolls are amazing with their articulation.  (Hard to find for me, but amazing still.)  I wish MH had made some curvy dolls.  I'd love to get Skelita's mom as a doll.

But anyway, back to SDCC...it is kinda sad there aren't any new dolls coming out from Mattel.  But it's also a relief for my wallet, LOL.  I'm still trying to get my mitts on another Manny.


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Off Topic / Re: What non-MH purchase did you recently make? 2.0
« on: July 03, 2018, 07:34:31 AM »
I managed to find 4 Liv bodies in different skintones for $17.
Maybe now I can rebody some of my Fashionistas...

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Monster Discussion / Re: When did G1 end for you?
« on: July 02, 2018, 10:09:32 AM »
I agree, it really is sad to see Mattel caving to the concerns of parents and other groups who claimed the dolls were "too scary", too "dark" or too sexy. 

Mattel has a habit of repeating their mistakes.  They put out a whole line of dolls and characters for My Scene, then had to make cuts.  They went from not having enough dolls in stores to flooding them and having too many sitting.  Same thing with MH and EAH, they put out a line of dolls, and in the next few years there are 20, 30 or more characters, along with an endless stream of playlines per year.  Then, they have to make budget cuts resulting in limited articulation, one-sided print outfits, and recycled items.  I wish I could tell them, "well perhaps if you didn't insist on pushing so many playlines through all the time, you wouldn't have this problem!"  Even collectors said they could hardly keep up with them all.  Did we really need so many characters?  Or playlines?  When will they learn?

Another thing, and this is just my opinion so take it for what it's worth....
Apparently a lot of small children were interested in the MH dolls.  How many were below the intended age group I don't know.  But why on earth would you label the dolls as for ages 6 and up, when they are meant more for older girls and tweens?  I am curious how many parents actually took that into consideration before buying them for their kids.  Naturally these dolls weren't intended for little kids.  I don't have children but I do have a niece, and I also know a few young girls (ages 9 & 10) who loved them.  I wouldn't give a 3 year old one of the G1 dolls, because of course it might seem too scary or inappropriate for them.  I'm not sure I would give them to a 5 or 6 year old either.  But as kids grow, they learn to appreciate other kinds of toys. 

And really, how "scary" was MH?  Mattel found ways to make the dolls look "scary" and CUTE too, but not "girly" cute (like most Barbie playline dolls).  It isn't like we had dolls with painted-on blood dripping from their mouths, mutilated body parts, or things like that.  Like I said, since when do teenagers have tea parties, play with bugs and/or winged insects, wear ruffly skirts or have huge doe shaped eyes?  In my heart I knew the reboot would never work because of this. (Again these are all JMO)

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Monster Discussion / Re: Will there be a SDCC release this year?
« on: June 28, 2018, 05:21:45 AM »
With MH nearly dead in the water, there won't be anything at SDCC. 

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Off Topic / Re: What non-MH purchase did you recently make? 2.0
« on: June 24, 2018, 01:30:44 PM »
I found one of the FLCL (Fooly Cooly) dolls on ebay...Samejima Mamimi.  She has the coolest anime eyes!

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Off Topic / Re: What were they thinking?! toy lines
« on: June 20, 2018, 06:21:00 AM »
I know.  They weird me out.

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Clawdeen's Closet / Re: Designing your own fabric print?
« on: June 15, 2018, 03:18:27 PM »
Another option is to use printable transfer sheets.  Printable fabric is sometimes a little too stiff for me, but if you use a transfer sheet, you can transfer it onto a more flexible material.  I haven't used it but I know some here have.

I have actually been saving images that I like, and then when the time comes, I can resize them to the scale I need and print out.  Just need to find the right program to do that....and TIME.

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Off Topic / Happy Birthday Snow Musket!
« on: June 15, 2018, 08:09:54 AM »
 :clawdeen: :party:
Happy Birthday (and Happy Friday) to you-oooo!
Hope you have a howling great day and weekend too-ooo!

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Off Topic / Re: What were they thinking?! toy lines
« on: June 15, 2018, 08:07:27 AM »
The new big eyed beanie babies are a line that I just can't stand. TY you had a perfectly good line of stuffed toys, why did you ruin it by trying to make it "more cute" ugh.

And this isn't so much toy line related, but poop keeps coming up so, can we all just take a moment to be disgusted at how realistic the poop in the Furby Connect app is? Like why would they do that?

A lot of dolls I used to like are going for the big eyed look lately.  It *is* cute, but only in limited amounts.  There's too much cuteness now. 

I can't stand all the "play" poop either.  Why is there a need for a poop shaped toy?  (Or a poop shaped pillow with a smiley face, for that matter?)

Another one that seems to be popular and is kinda offputting is the pregnant dolls or animals.  I saw the Barbie with pregnant dog and thought, do kids really want this?

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Off Topic / Re: What non-MH purchase did you recently make? 2.0
« on: June 12, 2018, 12:25:32 PM »
I finally found an articulated Ryan for a decent price online!  I've never seen him in stores near me and i got one for $18.
Then i also got 2 Fashionista dudes, both with the man bun...Cactus Cooler and Distressed Denim for $5 each.  Hoping to also get some cheap bait fashionistas, to try some articulation ideas on.

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Customs / Re: Adding Articulation to Non-articulated Dolls
« on: June 11, 2018, 06:23:33 PM »
Yes, I wouldn't want to use elastic either.
If you have a bait doll to try it on, you might consider using a ball joint instead.  There's a link to where to buy them in the first page of this thread.

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Customs / Re: Adding Articulation to Non-articulated Dolls
« on: June 04, 2018, 06:36:55 PM »
Haven't had much luck on the bait doll.  Lack of time hasn't helped either, til now.

I did find a tutorial on adding articulation to a doll with wire.  Here they gave a cheap dollar store doll (nearly) full articulation!  Of course the wires show, but perhaps you could put sculpey clay or mold some plastic (with plastic pellets) to make it look nicer.
http://www.instructables.com/id/hack-an-inexpensive-doll-to-be-poseable/

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Off Topic / Re: Happy Birthday Ravie!
« on: June 03, 2018, 02:09:40 PM »
It's ok.  I'm not as active either.  A lot of the members aren't.  But I've always been into fashion dolls Barbie size and smaller, and MH will still be part of my collection.  So will EAH. )

Hope you got something nice for yourself on your birthday.

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Off Topic / Happy Birthday Ravie!
« on: June 03, 2018, 09:42:53 AM »
 :party: :happy:
Happy boo-thday Ravie!
Hope you have a frightfully fun day!
 :hearts:

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Off Topic / Happy Birthday Claire85!
« on: June 02, 2018, 05:37:20 AM »
Happy birthday, Claire85! :)
 :birthday: :hearts:
Enjoy your special day and celebrate!
 :clap: :green:

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Off Topic / Happy Birthday, writtenhuman!
« on: May 28, 2018, 02:33:39 AM »
A very happy Memorial Day to our US friends

and an equally Happy Birthday to you, writtenhuman!!
 :hearts: :birthday: :rainbow: :rainbow:
Hope you and everyone here has a great day!

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