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Monster Discussion / Re: Your Doll "Deal-Breakers"
« on: October 13, 2017, 04:04:42 PM »
Ah, there's my other deal-breaker! I am not at all a fan of big-head proportions, either...if they're not clearly stylistic. Pullip/Shibajuku and the like are so extreme that I can accept it, but when heads are more subtly large, almost normal but not quite, it really bugs me. I get the whole psychology- big heads are cute because babies of several species tend to have them, but it's just sorta creepy when large heads are used for older characters or characters who have no business with a cutesy look. I can tolerate it for MH because, hey, not human, and most of them aren't too extreme. However, some dolls, like Robecca and Gooliope, cross that line for me and I have a hard time with them. I'm also disappointed in the DCSHG dolls for this reason, since there is no reason at all that superhero toys should have disproportionately large heads. The 18-inch versions are much better in that regard.

Monster Discussion / Re: Your Doll "Deal-Breakers"
« on: October 08, 2017, 06:08:24 PM »
A face I can't connect to has become one, because I realized getting a doll for everything else ultimately wasn't worth it when I didn't like the face.

Monster Discussion / Re: Could Vampirina save MH?
« on: October 02, 2017, 02:06:15 PM »
I think the age demographic is too young to have a "trendy" impact. If anything, its success will tell Mattel to not change anything they're doing right now.

Monster Discussion / Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
« on: September 23, 2017, 07:27:09 AM »
I had to go to three stores to find my Beetrice, so she seems like the tricky one to find.

I think it does quite admirably. Touches like updating the timeframe so the sequel will have the heroes as adults in our time, and their fears being changed from Universal monsters, and the eerily anachronistic mishmash of Pennywise's design are all great ideas. The kids are great, and set quite a challenge for their successors in the sequel, and there are some great scenes and setpieces. The miniseries is definitely a lot easier to watch, and has more cult charm than terror, due to budget, story, and Tim Curry being funnier than he should have been.

Overall, the fact that this follow-up to a beloved precedent is getting praise and is even being regarded as the better adaptation is very impressive. Most reboots and remakes don't get half as much favor as the originals.

Also, IT visits Derry every 27 years. This movie came out 27 years after the miniseries.

Monster Discussion / Re: Family Sets and the Clawd/Clawdeen 2 pack
« on: September 09, 2017, 11:28:32 AM »
It looks to be a fan reproduction or maybe an unused take on the official artwork featured on the packaging.

Monster Discussion / Re: Family Sets and the Clawd/Clawdeen 2 pack
« on: September 02, 2017, 06:48:49 AM »
Check out Alivia's cool boots! She's like her dad. :frankie: :inlove:

That picture is comically bad. Her head's shoved down way too low and the tray is awkwardly put on top of her hands instead of how she's perfectly able to hold it like we've seen before?

Looks like she needs to go back to the lab!

Monster Discussion / Re: Family Sets and the Clawd/Clawdeen 2 pack
« on: August 28, 2017, 01:41:16 PM »
so wait, Fangelica and Draculaura -aren't- related after all, then? I don't watch the cartoons, heh.

Draculaura is wearing School Spirit Apple's shoes.  I think that's a first.

Ever After High died so Draculaura's shoe collection could live.


Fangelica is a long-lost vampire princess located by the gang and adopted into the Drac family. She is also eligible for MH, and not that young looking in the animation.

Monster Discussion / Re: Family Sets and the Clawd/Clawdeen 2 pack
« on: August 27, 2017, 02:24:09 PM »
Yeah, Fangelica's dolls make her a lot younger than the webisodes do. Going by canon, she should be Kelpie/Alivia-sized at the very least.

Monster Discussion / Re: Shriek wrecked movie? Help?
« on: August 20, 2017, 02:47:50 PM »
Even though Sweet Screams didn't have any episode presence, they did have some for Freak du Chic, didn't they? I would have liked to see some for Shriek Wrecked, since it's one of my favorite MH lines, even though it's part of the reboot. It has my favorite Lagoona. <3
Yep. Sweet Screams had a piece-together storybook sold with the dolls in lieu of journals, Scarily Ever After had books, too, and Freak du Chic had three webisodes. Gloom 'n Bloom had a webisode arc fused with Monster Exchange.
Shriekwrecked is the first novelty line, now joined by Garden Ghouls, with no canon support. G2, everybody!

Monster Discussion / Re: Shriek wrecked movie? Help?
« on: August 18, 2017, 02:04:32 PM »
Hey I'm not sure where to put this but can anyone help, there is a lot of shriek wrecked dolls and when I looked it up online there is mention of a movie but I can't find it anywhere, did it not happen or am I missing it?
Or was there never a movie and they just randomly did a set like that just because they did?
Shriekwrecked was a themed novelty line like Freak du Chic and Sweet Screams. You're right that there should have been some supplemental media, though.

Monster Discussion / Re: What's made you go "wow, that's so clever"?
« on: August 17, 2017, 09:40:42 PM »
Gooliope and the bug pixies' accessories- since they're so huge and so tiny, respectively, human-sized objects are a different scale to them and just small/big enough for their outfits!

Monster Discussion / Re: New movie special: Happy Howlidays Ghouls!
« on: August 17, 2017, 09:22:16 AM »
I swear if the new character isn't the daughter of the Krampus I'm done with Monster High forever.  :biggrin:
whats a krampus?
The most basic description would be "Christmas monster/demon who comes after the kids on the naughty list", but there's more depth to it. He's mainly a European figure, but there was a horror movie about him a few years ago.

Monster Discussion / Re: New movie special: Happy Howlidays Ghouls!
« on: August 16, 2017, 01:22:05 PM »
I swear if the new character isn't the daughter of the Krampus I'm done with Monster High forever.  :biggrin:

Monster Discussion / Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
« on: August 15, 2017, 10:34:34 PM »
I saw the dolls for the first time at Target today. Two Treesas, one of each of the main three dolls, and one Wingrid. After seeing how tiny the pixies are, I now really want Beetrice, but she and Lumina weren't there.

Customs / Re: Arm Articulation
« on: August 13, 2017, 05:42:39 PM »
I was wondering if a hinge transplant might be possible, too.

Monster Discussion / Re: Elissabat return?
« on: August 13, 2017, 08:29:40 AM »
I don't know. That's G1 Elissabat, which definitely wouldn't be her design in her return. I don't think they'd give her Drac's new mold because they never shared one before, but I'd hope she didn't have her red accents, because I liked her darker original doll more. And I know if she comes back, she will have the red because color restraint is minimal now.

Monster Discussion / Re: "New" Doll: Art Class Lala
« on: August 11, 2017, 07:54:02 AM »
Wow...this is a new degree of lazy. If this is what they want to do, I don't expect MH to stay around 'til 2019.

Monster Discussion / Re: Things That Non-Collectors Don't Get
« on: August 05, 2017, 03:10:31 PM »
Having been a non-collector for most of G1, I think the main thing separating the groups is the "toy barrier". Before, I never saw the detail and creativity and almost objet d'art quality in the dolls that I do now. I just saw them as (ugly, at the time) toys that had no real merit, despite having been a toy and monster enthusiast all my life.

I wasn't sure where to ask but does anyone know if they made a boo York pharaoh?

No they didn't, even though most people wished that he had been released  :(  Another wasted opportunity by Mattel.

Other than Bloodgood, have there been any adult characters released as dolls up to the reboot?

And since Bloodgood was released with a PONY (lol), I'd put her in a different category. My opinion.  :biggrin:
We got Hexiciah Steam and Dracula, but the former was SDCC and the latter has low articulation.

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