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Monster Discussion / Re: Cleo and Ghoulia Origins 2-Pack!
« on: Today at 10:41:05 AM »
Huh. I don't think I need them anymore, seeing the complete looks. I would have preferred a more casual school outfit for each, but the ridiculous mummy whatever and the explorer gear don't grab me. Still glad they're being made, though.

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Monster Discussion / Re: New Clothes 6/17: PB & J dresses
« on: June 18, 2017, 08:37:59 AM »
Since when are Draculaura and Twyla especially close friends? The T doesn't seem to match anyone else. Wouldn't it make more sense to use the opportunity to bring back Howleen? Or maybe Twyla's getting little sister with another pink-and-black color scheme? Nah, it's just Mattel being weird and putting two random characters in a set together.

I'm really liking that Frankie paint dress, though.

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Ever After High Discussion / Re: WEIRD thought about Raven and Apple
« on: June 10, 2017, 03:54:46 PM »
You could even consider the names- Raven would refer to the character's signature black hair, and Apple is the weapon used by the Queen.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Predictions for SDCC 2017?
« on: May 31, 2017, 05:19:38 AM »
Honestly, wouldn't it be so much better if they weren't SDCC dolls? I know it's stupid to hope, but maybe they're changing to "lively G1 style" for the faces?

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Monster Discussion / Re: Questions about some accessories
« on: May 29, 2017, 08:09:23 AM »
In my experience, Mouscedes' collar does not stay on without rubber bands- it only really works when the back of her stand is pressing it on her. It's just not molded to her countours and it is rather large, so it doesn't work.
Frankie's boots are a more rigid plastic, but if anything, they're harder to get on than off.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Predictions for SDCC 2017?
« on: May 28, 2017, 12:34:57 PM »
Oh, she's amazing. I'm LOVING the SDCC faces- old style, but with heaps more personality. Why can't all of them be like that? And her hair is no slouch, either. This may be the first SDCC pack I pursue.

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Customs / Re: need HELP with putting MH heads back ON!
« on: May 25, 2017, 04:20:05 PM »
I don't normally remove the wings of the neck pegs deliberately, because they usually bend or even break on their own- regardless, I just squeeze the head back on, regardless of the condition of the neck post. However, the state of the head/circumstances are important. If you just mean to rebody a factory head, then heating it should prevent serious complications and the wings will probably move to an easier position through the process of beheading, but if it's got a custom faceup, yeah, it's probably advisable to trim the post first.

And the wings are basically to prevent Wednesday Addams play- parents would likely be concerned if doll heads were easily removable.
But that just makes me think that Frankie should use the CAM system of body parts.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Do you talk to your dolls? Or am I weird?
« on: May 23, 2017, 01:05:47 PM »
Since I don't often have people to talk to, I'm generally the type to voice my thoughts aloud, and I'll occasionally vent my frustrations (domino collapse in the display cabinet, for example) by berating the characters the dolls portray. Mainly it's just a way for me to speak my mind when nobody else would care or want to hear it. But I never go into actual conversations or play scenarios, because the dolls are more objects of admiration to me than my other toys, which inspire me a bit more, and if I do act out hypothetical conversations with toy-based characters, the toys themselves often aren't even in the room with me, I'm just envisioning the scenes. Usually, I turn the things I come up with into writing, which is a bit more validating to me than having a fictional conversation for no reason, but sometimes I'm just bored.

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Maybe if this were Descendants, but MH is too far on the campy cheese scale to be this self-aware.  Still, perfectly valid and I'd love to see these acknowledged, even though the canon is grinding to a halt.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
« on: May 19, 2017, 11:35:00 AM »
Is it me, or did Cleo get G2 Venus syndrome?

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Monster Discussion / Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
« on: May 17, 2017, 04:02:29 PM »
Phew, I'm actually glad she doesn't have those weird little demon-baby bugs anymore. They were very distracting and looked like another toyline's spawn entirely.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Predictions for SDCC 2017?
« on: May 16, 2017, 07:39:56 AM »
While I expect that's what she'll look like, I'm glad that picture is a fake, so I can hope that Ghoulia's eyes are a bit narrower than that. And I thought Clawdeen looked awful...
Please don't ruin her face, Mattel....

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Monster Discussion / Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
« on: May 13, 2017, 08:11:47 PM »
There are new pics of Treesa- there's no gap in her back-the part sticking out is a birdhouse!

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It's a setting on my Samsung phone camera.

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Catrine's Art Studio / Re: My amateur wishlist/collection drawings!
« on: May 06, 2017, 02:57:02 PM »
Thanks, guys! Your kind comments are very much appreciated. I haven't done any new drawings, but I found a few older ones that might be worth posting.

This is my attempt at a complete Inner Monster drawing, where I had to figure out how to cram every feature of the doll into the image. So I settled for bubbles labeling two of her mood-related accessories, and used a shadow for her back accessories and inner workings, while also having a balloon to show off her emotion gimmick. Her name is in those awkward blocks because I didn't think before trying to write "Valentina Lovett" in such a small space. Shh, we'll pretend it's intentional.



And here are some drawings from The Haunted Mansion, which is another spooky franchise I adore.

I started with the famed Hatbox Ghost (original figure) 2015 revamp (a special effect planned from the beginning but almost immediately removed once it proved not to work), and drew both phases of his titular gimmick. He's no easy likeness to capture, but I think it did okay. I'm also such a nerd that I downloaded the Haunted Mansion sign's font to trace over so his label would be on theme.



And here's Constance, the axe-wielding black widow bride who resides in the attic. The five wedding portraits all reveal the fate of her doomed husbands by fading away their heads, and there are hatboxes scattered around, even though the hats are on a rack. Hiding place of the evidence, maybe? The Hatbox Ghost, now reinstalled, seems to point toward this. So I made the hats and boxes clearly separate, and threw in a red hourglass because subtlety. For Connie's hairstyle, I copied the plush version of her, because the projection used in the ride doesn't have a clear view of it.


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Thank you for your replies.

Here's a FdC Frankie photo I forgot to post.



"Is this your card?"

And here's the face I drew on my Anti-Styling Head. Yes, it's crude and not done with proper materials, but it gets the job done. Now, if I can only fix that hair...



I need to get some new dolls or perhaps look at some older ones again, because I haven't been struck with the photgraphic impulse lately.

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Monster Discussion / Re: What's the last MH thing you bought? 3
« on: May 06, 2017, 10:39:51 AM »
I just scored a green first-wave Anti-Styling Head at my local rummage sale for $1.50. She needs some cleaning and hair work, but she came with most of her pieces and wasn't damaged. I've already wiped the lips and drawn a more approachable face on her, so she should be good to go.

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Customs / Re: Body Matches(MH, EAH, Novi, EG)
« on: April 27, 2017, 04:50:21 PM »
Has anyone rebodied the collector edition Skelita head on a different body with any success or interesting results? Or has one and can post a pic with some potential body matches?

I might be waaaay off, but is Abby a potential match?

Thanks!
Lisa
I believe collector Skelita is no different from regular Skelita in terms of matches- she seems to be the same size and vinyl color, just with more face paint.
I might be wrong, though.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Who are the freakiest ghouls out there?
« on: April 12, 2017, 07:09:23 PM »
Of the ones that haven't been mentioned, I think Operetta could be a contender due to her scar. I also think Luna and Bonita have a lot of insectophobia potential.

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Monster Discussion / Re: New character? Griselle Grande
« on: April 10, 2017, 11:36:00 AM »
They could be siblings? With the name "Griselle", there's almost no chance she's human.

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