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Monster Discussion / New Dolls "Fierce Rockers"
« on: January 22, 2016, 11:03:20 AM »
Was just glancing through Tumblr and came across this:

http://twxla.tumblr.com/post/137825182843/cattytoralei-pop-star-2-pack

I've been hearing rumors of this pack for the past few weeks, including that it may be a TRU exclusive.

I don't know about Catty, but I love Toralei's lips and hair! I'm just happy to see that we're still getting dolls in the old style, at least for now.

Modifying title to reflect topic merge- Melissa, Monster Discussion mod

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So, it looks like we're getting a giant Inner Monster/Styling Head mash-up doll to dwarf Gooliope:

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http://www.walmart.com/ip/MH-Voltageous-Ghoul-Friend/45033476
She's not in stock yet, but is priced at $49.99 and stands at 28" tall. From the link, these will come with 23 accessories, and though there's no additional images, the description mentions that there's going to be two dolls released in this style.

Not something I'd see myself purchasing, but I thought that some customizers might find her interesting.

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I had to put my gorgeous kitty, Nina, to sleep this past Monday and I feel like my heart has literally exploded, I'm an absolute wreck. Despite all the stress I've been under lately, I just don't care about anything else right now, nothing else seems to matter. This feels like one of the worst losses I've ever experienced, and not to sound callous, but it's right up there with any of the family I've lost over the years. I just don't know how I'm going to power through this.

Nina was diagnosed with chronic renal failure 15 months ago, and though I knew it was terminal diagnosis, I did everything I could to prolong her illness and give her a quality of life. She was doing so well, gaining weight, keeping to her normal schedule, and being her bright, sweet self, that I started to forget just how sick she truly was. She had been mostly "fine" these past months, up until last Friday, where she had gradually lost interest in her food, and I had to force-feed her myself just to make sure she was getting nourishment. There had been brief stints where this had happened before, after her initial diagnosis, but she usually bounced back after a day or two. This time I wasn't so lucky.

We made an appointment with the vet to see where her levels were, and I tried to stay positive, but I knew deep down that we were at the end. The vet told me that we had a chance to prolong her time for maybe another month, but that there was no guarantee that the treatment would take, or that we could bring her comfort, and recommended that I consider euthanasia.

Her kidneys were now barely able to function, she was anemic as a result, and no matter what we did, there was little chance that Nina would be comfortable. I reluctantly knew that there really was no other option. I couldn't keep her alive for my own selfish reasons, and she seemed so miserable already. Her once beautiful coat was now dull and stringy, her pretty blue eyes were distant and sunken, her nose pale and leathery, her face gaunt. She was so proud and lively in her prime, and just looking at her now, so weak and listless, I knew that she didn't want this anymore.

They brought Nina back in the exam room and we had to say goodbye to her. I just wasn't ready. She purred loudly, put her head against my cheek, and I just felt helpless as I hugged her for the last time. I didn't want to let her go, but I knew I had to. I didn't stay while they did the procedure, and I feel like a total coward and a heel. I regret it so deeply right now, that I wasn't there to comfort her in her final moments. The cat that stayed by us, and was so devoted to us when we were sick, and I couldn't even return the favor. I don't know what I was thinking...I should have planned this out better, but I was in such denial.

Nina was the heart of our home, and I don't think I'll ever feel as bonded to another cat in quite the same way I had with her. She was my best buddy, and was an ever-present part of my life, as well as my partner's. We've had her for six years, adopting her as an adult. I admit that I don't even know how old she was when she passed, but I'd put a guess at 8-11. She was the first pet we ever brought into our home together as a couple.

She waited for us by the door to greet us every day when we'd get home from work or wherever. We took her on vacation with us, took her to the local beach, to my inlaws summer home, which she loved. She trailed us around the house and liked to oversee whatever we were doing, leaned her head into yours if you were sitting on the couch or desk, and liked to watch TV and listen to music. She was the only cat I've had that actually liked collars. I'd occasionally find her checking herself out in my vanity mirror whenever I'd buy her a new one, it was cute. If you tapped whatever surface she was sitting on, she would roll over for belly rubs, and she loved playing with pens and laser-pointers. She was just an all-around loving and sympathetic animal.

Without her here, it just feels so lonely. It's making it hard to even be at home. I keep expecting to see her at every turn and it kills me when reality comes pouring in, but when I go out, I'm a mess and start loosing it the second my mind wanders, so I'm just sitting here, unproductive. Each day I've had to start without her leaves me in absolute agony. She greeted me every morning as I climbed out of bed, and followed me around as I made coffee and got ready, nipping at my ankles and "meh"-ing at me in her high pitched voice, looking for attention. She'd normally be here, right next to my keyboard, happily purring away while I typed, and I just can't accept that I'm never going to see her again.

I love my two other cats dearly, but they just aren't Nina. My male cat, Noisy, that we brought home the same year as Nina (he adored her, but she only tolerated him), keeps pining for her, looking in all of her normal hangouts. He's normally an active cat, but he's done almost nothing but sleep in Nina's kitty bed since she passed. He's just beside himself, and I feel so bad that I can't make him realize what happened to her. The other female seems oblivious, but she was always trying to top Nina's hierarchy in the house and had been acting like a brat to her ever since she got sick, so I'm not that surprised.

I know time heals all wounds, and that eventually it won't feel like someone cut my heart out with a dull knife, but this just sucks so, so badly. I want to wake up from this absolute nightmare, and I want my little fluffball back. I keep second guessing myself, and I know that while I did the "right" thing in  caring for her illness to the best of my ability, and ending her suffering in the end, but I still can't cope with it. Making that decision killed me, and I should have been there for her in the end. I also keep feeling like I should have noticed the signs earlier than I did the first time she went downhill. Maybe then we could have staved off her kidney failure for longer if we had caught it sooner, I don't know...

I go to pick up her ashes next week. I'll probably build a little memorial for her on my bookshelf. I have a lot of nice pictures and videos that I'm now thankful for taking (she loved posing for photos), so I can remember her when she was alive and healthy. I'm going to donate any medical supplies and specialty foods I have left to my local shelter, so at least they may help another cat going through the same ordeal.

I just needed a place to vent, and thank you if you got through that. I'm just so overtaken with grief and sadness, and I don't have many people to commiserate with right now.  :cry:

Nina by WhiteNoise_85, on Flickr
Nina sitting pretty by WhiteNoise_85, on Flickr
My Little Pony by WhiteNoise_85, on Flickr
Nina Glow by WhiteNoise_85, on Flickr
Nina Daffodil by WhiteNoise_85, on Flickr
Nina Pose by WhiteNoise_85, on Flickr

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Buy/Sell/Trades / Jane Boolittle for sale! - SOLD
« on: November 21, 2013, 02:58:34 AM »
SOLD


I was able to find a spare Jane Boolittle, so I'm offering her up here for what I paid - $23, plus shipping. I have a scale, and can offer a shipping quote to your location upon request. Doll comes from a smoke-free, cat-friendly home, and is MIB.



If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask me. I ship worldwide, and only accept Paypal. I would also be interested in trading for one of the Frights Camera Action, Hauntlywood/New Stars characters: Clawdia Wolf, Honey Swamp, or Elissabat. I'm willing to put Jane on hold if anyone needs a few days to get payment together, just so long as you plan on coming through as a buyer in the end.



Please PM me if interested, and thank you for looking!  :inlove:

Feedback from the MLP Arena: http://mlparena.com/index.php?action=trader&id=7023

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Releases for 2018 will be posted in this thread. This list had been getting much too large for the forums to handle in it's current state, so the bulk of it has been moved off-site. Included on said site are years 2010-2017. As of August 2017, I've decided to remove the section for individual characters. I just haven't been finding the time to keep it updated, and I also feel that there are much better sites out there for such information.

Link to the Archive site for past releases:
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

If anyone sees any errors, or feels that something needs to be added, be sure to let me know. I've tried to comb it over multiple times for mistakes and make sure it works on different browsers and devices, but I'm sure there's something I might have overlooked anyway.


If you click on an image, it will show the packaging of that item. I'm still working on finding clear catalog images for some of these, so not all of them will have this feature. Names highlighted in purple indicate the debut release of that particular character.

Please feel free to point me in the direction of any images I may be missing, or post anything you feel is important to add/take note of. This list serves as a catch-all of information that I've found over the years, and is constantly being updated and changed. I try to keep this as accurate as I can, but with new information and rumors coming out all the time, there's always something I might miss or just flat-out get wrong. If there's anything you feel is incorrect or needs to be modified, please don't hesitate to tell me. I will always welcome input.

A big thank you to everyone who has helped me piece this together! <3

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Introductions! / ♥ Hey guys! ♥
« on: June 05, 2013, 11:47:44 AM »
It's Mandy85 from The MLP Arena. I've been a member there for going on five years now, though I've been slowly growing out of my pony collection, so I may not be around there as much going forward. I'm very excited about this new forum and can't wait to see what's in store. :)

I've been collecting Monster High from the beginning and currently have no foreseeable plans on slowing down, it's been an absolute obsession. Great to have a new place for all of us to stretch our legs and it's nice to see so many familiar faces already. I look forward to hanging here with everyone and chatting about the upcoming releases! ♥

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