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Wait, that's actually really cool. The fact that she could be a legit transformation instead of just a costume change makes her better than the others, and the design of each form is nice. This is the first Lagoona I've ever really wanted.

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Ghoul to Fish Lagoona is probably the best use of her more recent coral color. I'm interested to see the function, because it seems to be cloth-based without a plastic mechanism.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Family Sets and the Clawd/Clawdeen 2 pack
« on: November 29, 2017, 05:54:52 AM »
This really is giving me some mixed feelings.. I love their shoes to be honest. I'm not surprised by the articulation but what is going on with howleen's hair?? I guess she is known for her wild hair along with her sister but that's the worst style I've seen since dance class.. I guess it's not too bad since you can probably water it down. I love alivia's pet but cushion looks like she needs a hair cut and her flappy ear isn't there :/ also.. is it just me or should their body molds be swapped? Alive has howleen's scratchy hands and howleen now has the most regular hands I've ever seen on her lol. I also love the bolt in alivia's head but, that might interfere with reroots. It would be cool to see a custom alivia doll. I wonder if howleen is the same height as her G1 body?

Alivia doesn't have claws, she has grabby Frankenstein-shuffle hands, so it's definitely her mold.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Isi Dawndance
« on: November 24, 2017, 07:33:49 AM »
I think the problem isn't that Isi is rare, but that a well-screened Isi is rare. She's a doll who was very prone to misprints due to her complicated facial screening, so it was optimal to buy her in stores when you could.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Family Sets and the Clawd/Clawdeen 2 pack
« on: November 21, 2017, 04:40:16 PM »
Aw, why are they giving Alivia bangs? They cover up her awesome forehead stitches!

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Monster Discussion / Re: Amanita Skintone Difference? (Sig vs S&S)
« on: November 06, 2017, 01:29:40 PM »
The picture makes everything look bluer, like her hair. Both Amanitas have exactly the same hair and skin colors.

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The new GtB doll is a surprisingly attractive design that actually has a unique impact. The ballet Moanica is also fantastic, though it's cruel that these tiny-platformed shoes don't get stands to cancel them out.

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Customs / Re: Hair color match for Fangelica?
« on: October 26, 2017, 01:51:43 PM »
I managed to get her hairstyle correct by simple combing and rearranging, and using hot water to set it. I think a reroot might make for better coverage in the end, but it's possible to get it about right with the hair she has already.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYhQ1WFBTit/


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!

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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.

:haha:

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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