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The Ghouls' Night Out Pack is definitely one of the best multipacks made.  Especially with Venus and Ghoulia in it. 
I'm also partial to the Skull Shores and Gloom Beach packs, and also the Student Disembody one since it has Gilda.  I love her.

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Customs / Re: Hot glue gun shoes
« on: Today at 05:15:56 AM »
Well, in case someone is up to this, there is a way to make your own colored glue:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2CSAOeh6b0
Cool, thanks!  Trying to find mini colored hot glue sticks can be a real challenge.  Now I can make my own colors!

BTW, I've created a rough draft with a tutorial on making these.  Since the pic is kinda long I'll spoiler it. :)
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

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Off Topic / Re: What non-MH purchase did you recently make? 2.0
« on: Yesterday at 06:47:58 AM »
I picked up a spare external hard drive at Walmart for about $80.  Holds 2 TB.  What I especially love is how small it is, and that it doesn't need a power supply, unlike my old 1 TB & 1.5 TB drives.

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Customs / Re: Hot glue gun shoes
« on: Yesterday at 05:05:51 AM »
Thank you all!! :)

I had to buy the colored glue sticks on eBay, since my craft stores don't carry any except the glitter ones and clear.  I'll see if I can get views from other angles later.

Here's a closeup of the shoes.  You can see how rough they are.
sandals closeup by Lynda V.E., on Flickr

What I also did, since these are molded similar to regular shoes, is marked the bottom "L" and "R" to help me remember which goes on which foot. XD 
I'd like to try and create some kind of "master" template, since I plan on making some in different colors...orange for Holt, yellow (?) for Heath, etc.  If you do get colored glue sticks, try and get as many of the color you want as possible.  It took me between 5 and 6 sticks to make just one pair.  Alternatively, you could also paint them with nail polish or acrylic paint, like shown in the video.  I just wanted to see how they'd turn out if I used colored glue sticks. ;)
 I know that the mansters can use Ken sandals, but I thought this would be a fun project for kids and adults.  The guys always seem to get neglected in the craft department. ;)

I'll see if I can post some instructions too, altho they are the same as the ones in the video for the most part. :)

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Customs / Hot glue gun shoes
« on: June 25, 2017, 07:00:55 PM »
Hey all,

 A while back I saw a video on Youtube by Simplekidscrafts.com that showed how to make shoes for the MH ghouls with a hot glue gun.  While watching it again, inspiration struck and I realized I could easily make sandals for the mansters using this method. 
(Inspiration video is at youtu.be/H2IIjhHeB0M )

Behold, my first pair of sandals made with a glue gun and blue glue sticks!
Gil's sandals by Lynda V.E., on Flickr

They look like they might be too big in the pic, but trust me they're not.  I cut them down quite a bit.  Of course, they don't look perfect, but not bad for a first try!


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Monster Discussion / Re: Why does articulation matter so much?
« on: June 25, 2017, 01:57:15 PM »
I do find it pretty galling when a doll costs exactly the same as one of the older, fully-articulated dolls, and yet has less articulation (particularly if they also have one of those flippin' one-sided minidresses).

I agree.  Party Hair Lala was initially being sold for around $18 US, and while her dress wasn't one-sided and a little more "poufy", she still had no elbow or wrist articulation.  I guess all the accessories are why she cost so much? I waited until she was marked down to about $12, since I only wanted her head, dress and shoes.  The light pink highlights are so neat.

Post Merge: June 25, 2017, 01:59:13 PM

I'm not an "articulation snob" but nothing annoys me more than articulated knees but no elbows. I only really display my dolls standing so the knees don't benefit me but articulated elbows just make them more lively than straight arms.
What I'm shaking my head about (and I'm sure other collectors too) is why EAH dolls all of a sudden have no wrist articulation....especially lines like Birthday Ball where some can be found with it.  I just hope this isn't the next step for MH.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Why does articulation matter so much?
« on: June 25, 2017, 08:30:40 AM »
I prefer having more articulation because it makes for more interesting play time with them (yes, I play with my dolls, LOL!)  Plus I know of some kids who love the articulation too.  Of course little girls around 3 or 4 might not be able to properly handle them but I could be wrong.  I know when I was little I always tried to bend the legs and arms of dolls who didn't have articulation.  I wonder if other kids do the same.

It does concern me that the lack of articulation has been growing in MH.  About half of the reboot lines have limited to no articulation, while the other half has full articulation.  The ones with limited articulation are more for (IMO) 3 to 5 year olds, but for a doll line that was never originally intended for kids that young, it is both concerning and annoying for me.

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Customs / Re: Body Matches(MH, EAH, Novi, EG)
« on: June 23, 2017, 09:20:04 AM »
Just a quick update for your list - Poppy & Holly do have the same skintone, so they are a match with Raven.  I examined my girls closely and they all match.

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BUMPING to reflect updated wants.

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Off Topic / MOVED: Ive lost all of my packages
« on: June 23, 2017, 08:53:49 AM »

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Off Topic / MOVED: Shop Mattel Website Issues
« on: June 23, 2017, 08:47:49 AM »

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Trader Support / Re: Ive lost all of my packages
« on: June 23, 2017, 01:52:30 AM »
Well I know with DHL (sometimes?) they go thru USPS.  But if you're having packages lost by the post office, then I would definitely try a service like FedEx or UPS.  And I would find out how in the world the post office managed to screw up like this.

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Monster Discussion / Re: What's the last MH thing you bought? 3
« on: June 22, 2017, 05:10:02 PM »
I finally broke down and got Shriek Wrecked Gil.  I'm not sure I like the way they made his webbed hands, but I'm pleased that he doesn't have wide eyes. 

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Trader Support / Re: Ive lost all of my packages
« on: June 22, 2017, 05:07:42 PM »
Where are you located?  Could the sellers send your packages via another service, like UPS or FedEx?  This way the chances of it getting lost aren't so high.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Cleo and Ghoulia Origins 2-Pack!
« on: June 22, 2017, 02:56:55 PM »
Wow, I REALLY like them. Is this what Mattel meant with their 'big plans' statement for Ghoulia? Well, I'm not disappointed! ^^

Is it just the angle, or does Cleo have a side-glance?
She has side-glancing eyes.  I can't say I'm crazy about them, but YAY for no molded on wrappings, detail, full articulation, and G1 faceups!

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Off Topic / Happy Birthday Flick!
« on: June 22, 2017, 10:56:23 AM »
 :party: :birthday: :party:
Happy Birthday Flick!
Hope you have a great  and memorable day. :)

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Monster Discussion / Re: Cleo and Ghoulia Origins 2-Pack!
« on: June 22, 2017, 10:50:04 AM »
This is a must have for me since it has 2 of my fave ghouls!  I just wish I could pre-order it.  I don't like the thought of trying to buy it online the day of and not being able to. :(

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Monster Discussion / Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
« on: June 21, 2017, 07:48:38 AM »
I do kinda like Treesa, and the growing mechanism is nice, but I can see how I could get bored with it after a while.  It should not be permanent.  I just hope someone will figure out how to remove the gimmick without breaking it.

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Ever After High Discussion / Re: A funny find...
« on: June 21, 2017, 07:36:31 AM »
Kinda sounds like how some companies would etch head mold #s in the back of a doll's head, or along the rim of the neckline.  One of the doll lines I collect (Dawn) has a series of mold #s that collectors use to identify them.

I wonder if all Bunnys have this?  Or Lalas?

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Monster Discussion / Re: Sweets Pattern Budget Dolls?
« on: June 18, 2017, 04:20:53 PM »
The only place I've seen them in person is Big Lots.
What dolls are in the line?  Catrine and Cleo are I think...who else?  How much do they sell for?  If she has nice eyes I might get Catrine, I like the streak in her hair and the dress even tho it's 1 sided.  She'll get rebodied.

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