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I warmed the water in the microwave. Guess whatever they use for Apple is more prone to this...?

Since you warmed it in the microwave maybe it had some hot spots.

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Monster Discussion / Re: First Day of School Wave 2
« on: January 19, 2017, 11:38:20 AM »
Dang, Cleo does have tinsel after all. I guess it makes sense for her new signature, but I hoped they had abolished it altogether.

I can't tell for sure but it seems like it might be different tinsel.

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Monster Discussion / Re: First Day of School Wave 2
« on: January 19, 2017, 07:55:30 AM »

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Monster Discussion / Re: "Party Dolls" Abbey, Rochelle, and Venus
« on: January 16, 2017, 08:16:11 PM »
At first I was excited about her vines, but with no removable parts for redressing purposes and obvious jointing, I'm considering rebodies for the new Venus dolls. I don't understand how they messed her up-surely they could have just embossed the existing G2 shape and been done with it?

I'm sure someone will figure out how to fix it.

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Ever After High Discussion / Re: Birthday Ball Budget Cuts
« on: January 16, 2017, 02:23:24 PM »
Although I always thought it was a little strange that Cupid was part of this line, in only that she already has bind hair while Blondie and Duchess got dye jobs. Perhaps they should have given Cupid a variant color Scheme or used a different character. I'd like to have seen Raven, Apple or Cerise with Hair in their Signature colors.

I would have liked to see a Mint Maddie.

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Off Topic / Re: Randoms to ID please !
« on: January 15, 2017, 12:57:13 PM »
The hair clips with ribbons on them are G3 My Little Pony. That outfit looks like it might be Lil Bratz one.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Monster High Minis Discussion
« on: January 15, 2017, 12:44:45 PM »
No matter where I go and no matter how long I wait I cannot escape boxes of C codes. I want to cross the rest of the series 1 minis off my list but I haven't found a single box of D's. Am I missing something? Is anyone else having this problem or is my area just weird?

I just started seeing D codes showing up around where I live in Texas so maybe they'll show up soon where you are? On another note, has anyone seen the three pack that's supposed to have Circus Lagoona in it in the flesh anywhere?  All I'm seeing anywhere are the other 3 three packs.

I've never seen that 3-pack in the wild before, but K-Mart has it listed on their site as available for shipping: http://www.kmart.com/monster-high-mini-figure-3-pack-featuring/p-004W009103290005P

Kmart is less than reliable for ordering online. If they don't have that particular one in stock they will send a different one from the same assortment. I have seen people with it but I just assume they got it from Amazon.

As a side note, sealing the hair on the glitter hair ones with gloss mod podge works great to stop the shedding without compromising the sparkle.

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Ever After High Discussion / Re: Birthday Ball Budget Cuts
« on: January 13, 2017, 03:09:20 AM »
I would think collectors buy more than parents buy for their children.

Aiming at collectors is not a good business sense for a playline. In a group of like 50 adult women (and the numbers are even smaller for men) you might have 1 person who collects dolls. In a group of 50 little girls probably around 45 of them play with dolls. Unless that adult collector buys 45 dolls, Mattel makes more from kids than collectors. The profit margin on a single doll is actually not that much. Toy companies make their profits based on volume. That's why actual collector brands like Integrity are so expensive.

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Ever After High Discussion / Re: Birthday Ball Budget Cuts
« on: January 11, 2017, 10:12:46 AM »
Are they cheaper than the fully-articulated versions?  This seems like such a weird move.  They still have their necklaces (and Cupid still has her wings), they just lost their wrists for some odd reason. :blink:

No they're still $15.  :blink:

Okay, wow.  That's just crazy.

Stores still set their own prices and if Target can get away with charging slightly higher they will. Because I don't see articulated knees and a full print fabric dress being a $2 difference. Target is probably trying to make up for having to clearance out EW.

They made, the already budget'd doll line, even more budgety?
I don't see how this move makes them more money..

I would be pissed, especially if its the same price..

I'd get them making say Thronecoming a budget version; but not a line that is already in the slim line.

They aren't even more budgety. Everything is still the same they just got rid of the removable hands by making them unarticulated. I think this is part of the aging down for the brand. Probably from here on out only deluxe dolls will have the removable hands with articulated wrists if even that. Tbh I can live without articulated wrists but elbows is another story.

They can make non-removaable articulated wrists. They do it with Barbie.

Yeah they could but parents who are trying to avoid removable hands would just assume they are still removable and skip them. Of course it could also be Target trying to shave pennies off the wholesale price tho I dunno why they didn't push further and ditch the knees. Perhaps they felt the articulated knees and full print dresses could justify the whole $2 difference from the Archery line?

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Monster Discussion / Re: First Day of School Wave 2
« on: January 10, 2017, 11:03:57 PM »
Lagoona is tempting, especially for that adorable outfit, but I'm still just hanging out waiting for a new Sig Abbey.  :P

This! I love Abbey!!!  :love: :love:

I honestly doubt we will be getting any new signatures outside of the main 6 except maybe new characters.

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Off Topic / Re: Randoms to ID please !
« on: January 10, 2017, 04:02:37 PM »
It isn't much but the pony with the saddle is a Dora the Explorer item. Also the rubber ponies look a lot like Magic Meadow Ponies so depending on any markings they are either licenced merch or fakies.

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Ever After High Discussion / Re: Birthday Ball Budget Cuts
« on: January 10, 2017, 12:52:36 PM »
They made, the already budget'd doll line, even more budgety?
I don't see how this move makes them more money..

I would be pissed, especially if its the same price..

I'd get them making say Thronecoming a budget version; but not a line that is already in the slim line.

They aren't even more budgety. Everything is still the same they just got rid of the removable hands by making them unarticulated. I think this is part of the aging down for the brand. Probably from here on out only deluxe dolls will have the removable hands with articulated wrists if even that. Tbh I can live without articulated wrists but elbows is another story.

Yikes, what a crappy move! Is it really worth a re-release only to take away one single articulation?

Target never carried these before. I wonder if they pressed Mattel to lower the wholesale price point on them and that's why it took them so long after the exclusive deluxe dolls to carry them.

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Monster Discussion / New Fearleading Basics
« on: January 10, 2017, 12:46:10 PM »
For a while all I've seen are Frankie and DL but lately at Walmart I saw Clawdeen and at Target I saw Cleo and Lagoona. So they are trickling out into the wild. I'm guessing Clawdeen has her own case and that Cleo and Lagoona might share a case.

Pics in case anyone forgot:

http://toyparadise.tumblr.com/post/155686789805/monster-high-fearleading-budget-dolls-clawdeen

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Ever After High Discussion / Re: LOTS of new Amazon Listings Found
« on: January 09, 2017, 11:31:29 PM »
For the first time since EW Target had new stuff. They had the Archery Dolls including Raven and the Tea Party budgets and a spot for Powerful Princess Club.

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Monster Discussion / Re: First Day of School Wave 2
« on: January 09, 2017, 01:10:54 AM »
Speaking of Clawdeen I saw her Fearleading doll at Walmart. First time I've seen a Fearleading doll in stores that wasn't Frankie or Draculaura

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Ever After High Discussion / Re: EAH disappearing from stores
« on: January 08, 2017, 12:00:51 AM »
You know I just realized something. Lalaloopsy went through a similar disappearance recently. The large dolls disappeared entirely from Target and Walmart and only some Mini and Tinies products were on shelves. People in the community were wondering if the brand was dying. Now recently new style large dolls with rooted hair and a slightly smaller body size have started to appear in stores and there a new Netflix series coming in a few days. Not only is the brand not dead but it's coming back with a brand new vigor. I hope the same will be true for EAH.

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Customs / Re: The Great Experiment: Shibajuku Girls - Yoko custom face-up
« on: January 07, 2017, 11:44:51 PM »
Maybe do the eyes before the face?

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Customs / Re: Give Peri and Pearl legs?
« on: January 07, 2017, 04:52:31 PM »
My issue is the opposite. I like the mermaid tail more than I like the 2 heads. It isn't even that she has two heads so much as the neck angle. I would have rather had a double torso each with its own head than a double neck.

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Ever After High Discussion / Re: EAH disappearing from stores
« on: January 05, 2017, 07:55:04 PM »
Could they be going for a harder rebrand along the lines of what they did with MH? If nobody had found that leaked video would we have been wondering the same thing about MH?

What could they do to make them more appealing to younger audience?

They could make a show that appeals to the younger Elena of Avalor/Sofia the First age group. Maybe put an emphasis on helping others to give it the kind of values that appeal to caregivers.

Like the toddler EAHs we've seen in some images?  :cry:

Well Elena is still a teenager so I'm not saying they are going to turn the whole line into toddler dolls. I'm not even really saying anything else needs to be changed with the dolls themselves. It's more the branding and media that needs to realign for the new audience.

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Ever After High Discussion / Re: EAH disappearing from stores
« on: January 05, 2017, 05:44:31 PM »
Could they be going for a harder rebrand along the lines of what they did with MH? If nobody had found that leaked video would we have been wondering the same thing about MH?

What could they do to make them more appealing to younger audience?

They could make a show that appeals to the younger Elena of Avalor/Sofia the First age group. Maybe put an emphasis on helping others to give it the kind of values that appeal to caregivers.

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