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Off Topic / Re: What non-MH purchase did you recently make? 2.0
« on: November 17, 2018, 09:07:40 AM »
My sister was finally able ot get a Tharja cipher badge.  It took three tries.  The first time, I bought eight badges from someone off eBay, including the Awakening profile badges which I've never seen listed before.  They printed a label and left it on their porch where it was stolen.

The second time, she got one off Otsukai, and it got stuck in the post office, damaged somehow, and returned to Japan.

Third time's the charm, she's about to cry with joy between the badge itself and the sweet note included from the seller.  Here she is in all her wicked glory!


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Wanted / Re: Paula & Delilah's Wishes/Wants
« on: November 13, 2018, 03:06:10 PM »
I was going to let this just go, but decided it might be worth a shot to make a plea if anyone comes across Fire Emblem games to think of us.  We've got a decent amount of loose dolls, some in box dolls, and a few Ever After High, too.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Monster High in Walmart Black Friday Ad
« on: November 08, 2018, 07:26:45 PM »
This is really unexpected.  Our Walmart phased out Super Hero Girls pretty early this year, and the last bit of MH we had went in the fall restocks.  I wonder if we'll even get them since they just got rid of the ones we had.

I won't go out on Thanksgiving this year, nothing I've really been hunting for, but we usually check Walmart Friday morning/afternoon.  I'll be sure to report anything if I see any at that time.

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Off Topic / Re: What non-MH purchase did you recently make? 2.0
« on: November 08, 2018, 07:22:25 PM »
I'm so happy these little cuties finally came!  It took Amiami some time, but they were worth the wait.

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I was so excited to see all three Arclights getting merchandise.  Usually, it's just Quattro, and while I love him, I have wanted a set of all three brothers for so long that I had to get both the keychains and the straps.  And I had to have a Vector, too.

I love the acrylic pinch straps from Cospa! I have so many from different series now, because they're just so darned cute!

These are my first, and I was amazed at how huge they are!  The Fire Emblem ones I have are about two inches long and rather thin, so I expected that.  These are incredible.  I might have to look into more to see what else they have.

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Off Topic / Re: What non-MH purchase did you recently make? 2.0
« on: November 08, 2018, 10:52:20 AM »
I'm so happy these little cuties finally came!  It took Amiami some time, but they were worth the wait.



I was so excited to see all three Arclights getting merchandise.  Usually, it's just Quattro, and while I love him, I have wanted a set of all three brothers for so long that I had to get both the keychains and the straps.  And I had to have a Vector, too.

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Updated out of box doll pictures and removed our in box dolls.  In box dolls are going to start going to eBay and Mercari, but if you're looking for something in box, ask and we'll see if we have it.

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Off Topic / Re: Dolly blues
« on: November 02, 2018, 07:05:04 PM »
Both of our grandmothers collected porcelain dolls, and always tried to get my sister and into it but we never liked them.  They're just there and blank faced and not appealing to us.  I would occasionally buy Barbies before Monster High, but I was never a big Barbie collector, I would just get ones I liked. 

Monster High definitely changed that, with their unique looks and awesome clothes and many, many joints.  I don't recall every having seen a doll like that before, though I had heard of ball joint dolls but I never looked into them because they were far too expensive. 

It also got my sister and I accustomed to going to the toy aisles of stores and looking more instead of just browsing to waste time as everyone else shopped.  But now the toy aisles are definitely a shell of what they were a few years ago.  Our Shoppies section is vanishing, though my sister isn't near as interested in them as she was.  Enchantimals have a small section, as does Boxy Girls and a few Descendants.  For the most part, our doll aisle as it was is no more.  It's mostly Barbie, Calico Critters, and the Harry Potter merchandise and dolls.  I'm not sure it's just dolls, toys in general just aren't doing much of anything.

Surprise toys and interactive pets are really what's popular right now. I know because I actively collect a few lines and when they first come out they often sell out fast.

Even the blind bag interest seems to be waning though, at least around here.  They don't zoom off the shelf nearly as fast.  I don't even think the Hairdorables have been touched, but then they're far too costly for a complete mystery.  I think the only thing that's been noticeably bought are the mystery Harry Potter wands and Polly Pocket.

The TRU liquidation didn't help things either. A lot of parents bought stuff on the cheap to stockpile it away. I think it might be a rough year for toys.

Hadn't thought of that, though I don't know how many people from here went to the one in Tallahassee when it closed.  I wouldn't be surprised if many people made the trip, though.  People do love deals, after all.

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Off Topic / Re: Dolly blues
« on: November 02, 2018, 04:02:38 PM »
Both of our grandmothers collected porcelain dolls, and always tried to get my sister and into it but we never liked them.  They're just there and blank faced and not appealing to us.  I would occasionally buy Barbies before Monster High, but I was never a big Barbie collector, I would just get ones I liked. 

Monster High definitely changed that, with their unique looks and awesome clothes and many, many joints.  I don't recall every having seen a doll like that before, though I had heard of ball joint dolls but I never looked into them because they were far too expensive. 

It also got my sister and I accustomed to going to the toy aisles of stores and looking more instead of just browsing to waste time as everyone else shopped.  But now the toy aisles are definitely a shell of what they were a few years ago.  Our Shoppies section is vanishing, though my sister isn't near as interested in them as she was.  Enchantimals have a small section, as does Boxy Girls and a few Descendants.  For the most part, our doll aisle as it was is no more.  It's mostly Barbie, Calico Critters, and the Harry Potter merchandise and dolls.  I'm not sure it's just dolls, toys in general just aren't doing much of anything.

Surprise toys and interactive pets are really what's popular right now. I know because I actively collect a few lines and when they first come out they often sell out fast.

Even the blind bag interest seems to be waning though, at least around here.  They don't zoom off the shelf nearly as fast.  I don't even think the Hairdorables have been touched, but then they're far too costly for a complete mystery.  I think the only thing that's been noticeably bought are the mystery Harry Potter wands and Polly Pocket.

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Off Topic / Re: Dolly blues
« on: November 02, 2018, 09:07:36 AM »
Both of our grandmothers collected porcelain dolls, and always tried to get my sister and into it but we never liked them.  They're just there and blank faced and not appealing to us.  I would occasionally buy Barbies before Monster High, but I was never a big Barbie collector, I would just get ones I liked. 

Monster High definitely changed that, with their unique looks and awesome clothes and many, many joints.  I don't recall every having seen a doll like that before, though I had heard of ball joint dolls but I never looked into them because they were far too expensive. 

It also got my sister and I accustomed to going to the toy aisles of stores and looking more instead of just browsing to waste time as everyone else shopped.  But now the toy aisles are definitely a shell of what they were a few years ago.  Our Shoppies section is vanishing, though my sister isn't near as interested in them as she was.  Enchantimals have a small section, as does Boxy Girls and a few Descendants.  For the most part, our doll aisle as it was is no more.  It's mostly Barbie, Calico Critters, and the Harry Potter merchandise and dolls.  I'm not sure it's just dolls, toys in general just aren't doing much of anything.

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Off Topic / Re: What non-MH purchase did you recently make? 2.0
« on: October 13, 2018, 07:53:13 AM »
Just got power back from Hurricane Michael after 67 hours.  One of my first messages in my email was amiami asking for payment, so I just placed our Amiami order.  Also got an offer of six Fire Emblem badges on Otsukai.

Before the storm, literally three minutes before the power went out, I also managed to get my sister Trick or Sweet Bear from the Funko Shop.

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Basic Lagoona sold.  I'm thinking of just removing the in box dolls we have and start trickling them onto eBay and Mercari.  If anyone sees any they're interested in, feel free to message me before I take the pictures down.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Where's all the Monster High? (fill me in?)
« on: October 08, 2018, 06:33:35 AM »
It's no doll, but I was very surprised to see Frights, Camera, Action on the Halloween movie endcap in the electronics section.  It's a part of the glow-in-the-dark movie covers.  For a moment, I wondered why FCA, since Ghouls Rule is the Halloween movie, but then I figured it's probably because of the older movies, it's one of the safest. 

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Ever After High Discussion / Re: Promo pics!
« on: October 06, 2018, 11:40:06 AM »
I would have gotten Meeshell, Holly, and Raven.  They're so pretty!  It's kind of sad that near the end, EAH  did some cool looking things, even with budget dolls. 

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Off Topic / Re: What non-MH purchase did you recently make? 2.0
« on: October 06, 2018, 07:57:19 AM »
We wound up at a yard sale this morning after running errands and came back with two large plush snakes and two Pikachu hats.

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Off Topic / Re: What non-MH purchase did you recently make? 2.0
« on: October 05, 2018, 06:25:50 PM »
Bought a 6 x 8 frame for a recent commission I had done.

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Off Topic / Re: Post pictures
« on: October 04, 2018, 11:50:47 AM »
Insert image, which is the little Mona Lisa you see, brings up the code.  It's [ img] [ /img] but without the spaces.  Just put the URL of the image between that code.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Monster High Videogames Thread
« on: October 04, 2018, 07:25:13 AM »
My sister would play the games on the site from time to time, but I think off the top of my head the only Monster High thing I played was Minis Mania.  It was so cute seeing the minis trotting around to serve the other students and sometimes teachers.  Mini Iris and Mini Heath, along with Mini Hackington at one point gave me hope to see them in the mini line, but no such luck.

The sad thing is, though, I think there were two major updates, and then they stopped updating all together.  Just looked it up on the app store, the last update was over a year ago.

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Trader Support / Re: Tumblr doll purchase gone bad?
« on: September 29, 2018, 06:20:34 AM »
You should be able to open a dispute on Paypal, though you might have to wait a bit as it's been so recent.  Here's the information from Paypal's help section.

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I had to open some recently, and Paypal was really helpful about it.  If I didn't know what I was doing or needed help, it's very easy to get someone on chat just for disputes. 

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Off Topic / Re: What non-MH purchase did you recently make? 2.0
« on: September 24, 2018, 05:54:41 PM »
My sister normally beats me to Fire Emblem lots, but I got a keychain lot this time and it included quite a few of my favorites!

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Monster Discussion / Re: Boo York
« on: September 23, 2018, 07:08:12 AM »
From what I recall reading, especially from Garret Sanders, the line went through a few shakeups.  I know there was supposed to be a Catty and Pharaoh two pack, it would have been her city schemes outfit which was later put into the three pack with Operetta and Clawdeen when they cut the Pharaoh doll.

They also had originally planned for the three new ghouls to come with one outfit on (their gala outfits) and the extra (city outfit) in the box.  I believe that idea was also cut, though they were able to get the second outfits into the Walmart 3 pack. 

As for Frankie, according to the Monster High wikia, she was originally supposed to have a plot with Lagoona, but it was cut.  I guess with her plot cut, she didn't become as big of a focus as the other characters, so she was passed on for a doll.  It was a huge line up as it was, and Frankie did little in the movie.  I know that's no argument, since they had released dolls for movies that had little to do with it anyway, but perhaps they had learned from that.  Or maybe she was going to get a doll, but it was cut due to the shakeups in the line.

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