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Monster Discussion / Re: Predictions for SDCC 2017?
« on: May 16, 2017, 08:38:46 AM »
How sad does your life have to be to fake doll pictures?  :annoyed:

I think the original pic might have been someone's guess how the reboot Ghoulia would look and someone else found the picture somewhere (probably stolen without credit) and thought it was real.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Predictions for SDCC 2017?
« on: May 15, 2017, 11:29:11 PM »
What if the Ghoulia is a crossover with something else like last year's Frankie was and Cleo is a separate doll?

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Monster Discussion / Re: The end for me?
« on: May 15, 2017, 07:51:41 PM »
My friend and I have been collecting Monster High for a while now, me pretty much from the start and her a couple years later. I've been more "meh" about the reboot items and haven't bought very many of them. She's picked up more then me, but we've been discussing the whole thing a bit and one of our conversations was pretty much determined this....

Two toy companies put out toys for specific demographics, and got alternative demographics instead.
Hasbro with My Little Pony
Mattel with Monster High.

Hasbro looked at what happened and decided to more or less run with it and pay attention to the fan base they ended up with.
Mattel looked at it, waffled on what to do, and decided ultimately to restructure  the line to go after the initial demographic they wanted and mostly ignored the fan base.

At least that's what we decided when we talked about it.

MLP has also been successful in the target demographic too tho. A peripheral demographic usually is not enough to carry a brand. If MLP was not successful with little girls as well I guarantee they would have changed it and most likely not in a way the majority of the adult fan base would have been happy with.

Tbh MH changing has been mostly driven by societal change. Parents are no longer comfortable buying mean looking dolls for their kids unless they are supposed to be the villains. They were tired of the message that males only exist as love interests. It's a backlash against kids "growing up too fast" that's been mostly spurred by technology.

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Monster Discussion / Re: New Swimsuit Dolls
« on: May 14, 2017, 02:20:12 AM »
They look nice enough and I'm sure younger kids will appreciate them. But man, this does not put the older collectors at ease about the future of Monster High. We really need some detailed dolls. I'd settle for a few simple budget lines at this point.

Garden of Frights?


Tbh I kinda understand why they are doing this. The majority of older kids would rather be on snapchat than playing with dolls so they have to keep skewing younger. I was at Walmart recently and a little girl who looked around 6 or 7 years old was clutching an unarticulated basic dress Draculaura and patting her hair came in as I was leaving. If it was a G1 doll I bet it would be missing hands.

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Monster Discussion / Re: First Day of School Wave 2
« on: May 12, 2017, 12:15:55 AM »
They had official Amazon listings even tho they haven't been in stock yet except for from 3rd party sellers.

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Monster Discussion / Re: First Day of School Wave 2
« on: May 10, 2017, 12:16:48 PM »
I'm gonna be upset if these wind up being Target exclusive...
Someone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I know, they are.  I've only heard of people finding them at Target.

There's a difference between an exclusive and only one store bothering to order them. Target clearances out their older toys twice a year like clockwork while Walmart and TRU are usually slower to clearance out older stuff.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Monster High Minis Discussion
« on: May 08, 2017, 01:06:35 PM »
Has anyone found the Series 2 3 packs in the US?

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Monster Discussion / Re: Fakies! Thread 2.0
« on: May 07, 2017, 09:23:00 AM »
These are great! Loving the centaurs!

It's like Oprah...YOU get a horse body! And YOU get a horse body! Everyone gets a horse body!

They seem like upsized versions of the Fright Mares.

Lemme know if anyone is doing a group order for them.

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Off Topic / Re: Grateful to dolls forů?
« on: May 05, 2017, 02:24:12 PM »
I'm grateful that MH made unnaturally colored dolls a "thing". For the longest time most dolls were just normal human skin colors except the occasional rare Barbie Fairytopia doll. When MH came out there were a bunch of other brands that rode the trend from Novi Stars and Equestria Girls to Midnight Magic and Gothic Girl. Also that they made articulation a trend. I think if it wasn't for MH Mattel would have never made the Made to Move Barbies.

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Customs / Re: Has anyone rooted/rerooted hard plastic wig caps?
« on: April 26, 2017, 11:37:11 AM »
Maybe instead of painting over the yellow you could remove it with acetone or nail polish remover?

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Ever After High Discussion / Re: Chocolate Surprise Eggs
« on: April 24, 2017, 11:46:47 PM »
I've seen something online like those for Lalaloopsy. I wonder if it's the same company.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Monster High bases
« on: April 21, 2017, 02:01:05 PM »
Yes, they look like the ones I get on Amazon. Needs to sit at the biggest part of their hips though since it's bigger than regular MH stands.

Do you think maybe the clips could be reshaped to fit better with heat? There are a few dolls that have a dress shape that would look awkward clipped at the hip instead of the waist.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Monster High facing its end?
« on: April 20, 2017, 12:46:26 PM »
It's the German catalog anyways. I'll be concerned if the US one is as sparse.

At least it confirms the bug girls at 13 cm are even smaller than the toddlers which are 14 cm.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Predictions for SDCC 2017?
« on: April 19, 2017, 12:48:25 PM »
I just got mine off of eBay 3rd party sellers that gaurentee returns if needed

It's just nice to be able get them for retail price instead of paying more to pad the pockets of third party sellers. I wonder what Mattel plans to do with the extras if they don't sell out? Do like they did last year and send a bunch to youtubers for sponsored giveaways?

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Trader Support / Still not shipped!
« on: April 17, 2017, 07:31:31 PM »
I managed to get a doll I was missing for a very reasonable price off eBay but it's been 5 days and she still hasn't shipped. Should I wait or should I do something and if so what? I'm worried I'm not going to get her.

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Ever After High Discussion / Re: EAH's Cancelled 2016/2017 Releases
« on: April 17, 2017, 10:54:54 AM »
Yep. Cheerhexing would have been a perfect opportunity to put dolls in miniskirts and give us another Faybelle :(

Now now, we all know they would have done Mini-Dresses, since you know a 2 part outfit would be just too much effort for Mattel to do.  Although I always image EAH cheerhexing outfits to be the standard pleated cheer leading skirt, with a sleeveless crop top, and I usually see it in Blue and Silver.

The swan 2 pack would be great to see done. Oh Mattel, why do you not look at what the fans want? Why much you always cheapen everything?

Wouldn't Cheerhexing end up like the MH Fearleading budgets? Honestly would have rather had those than more Ballet dolls tho.

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Off Topic / Re: Reboots, Remakes, and Revivals oh my!
« on: April 14, 2017, 12:08:12 PM »
With the Mulan movie I heard they are mostly changing things that the Chinese audiences didn't like in the orginal animated movie. Mostly because these days international audiences areally very important for the success of a movie along with if you are doing a movie about China you kinda don't want to offend real life Chinese people. And yeah there's already the Chinese version but it's in Chinese and most mainstream Americans don't want to have to read subtitles during the whole movie.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Fakies! Thread 2.0
« on: April 03, 2017, 10:40:28 PM »

Did the ponies have candy in the package? The flocking is intriguing.

Yup! I'll bet they're imported out of Europe, or at least heavily inspired by similar lines, like Sweetbox and Monstars - I think these lines are trying to appeal to Kinder Egg buyers as well as kids who collect blindbox toys.

I think they probably get them from the same source as some European toy candy thing since they don't have the crazy markup imported stuff usually does.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Fakies! Thread 2.0
« on: April 02, 2017, 02:11:38 PM »
I found this on instagram.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSDo1DcA93K/

Also I found some flocked pony figures at TRU but it seems the company also makes a line of little figures called "Ivy School" that are kinda MHish.

http://www.freshtoys.us/site/collections

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Monster Discussion / Re: New G2 Trademarks
« on: April 02, 2017, 12:05:50 AM »
I'd still rather have a sister for Frankie than her mom. And I'd prefer her to be around Kelpie's age than another one of the little toddler ones. Poor Kelpie needs some friends her own age. Perhaps her and a Wolf sibling in a 2 pack?

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