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Title: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: galaxy on December 21, 2016, 11:07:51 PM
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Meet the winged ghouls of this Monster High garden – with gore-geous wings, they help imagination take flight! Shoes are cool and a headpiece bug-themed. Doll wears a vibrant look with elements inspired by the garden and her monster legacy.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NBMUO69 Twyla
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MQY9DPI Cleo
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N7KFLF1 Toralei

$14.99 each so I'm guessing they're fully articulated

There's also this listing:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NGTMFC3 Monster High 15" Garden of Frights Tree Wood Nymph Playset
$29.99

It seems like a playset/doll tie-in.
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Post by: Crriya on December 21, 2016, 11:16:18 PM
Eeeee! This sounds so neat! Good find!
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Post by: DEStokes on December 21, 2016, 11:39:05 PM
Oh, I like the sound of this...  Thanks for sharing, galaxy!
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Post by: ReversedUser on December 21, 2016, 11:53:38 PM
Twyla sure is getting a lot of attention lately. Good for her. Looking forward to our first reboot Toralei, I just hope they don't give her long hair again. Or if they do make it more interesting than a ponytail in her default colors.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Lhianneth on December 22, 2016, 01:47:02 AM
If they use the new style of wings they put on GSR Draculaura, I might be interested in these. Hm.
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Post by: Lady Frostbite on December 22, 2016, 02:34:03 AM
So that would make Toralei a ...

... Catbug

 :cool:
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Blackberry-Tea on December 22, 2016, 04:08:09 AM
gosh I hope these will be good and not mini dress hell as I love garden/bug themes! and I'm REAALLY hoping Cleo will be given a scarab beetle type of look somehow

that wood nymph play set sounds interesting, though it doesn't specify the size much unless I'm not seeing it lol
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: mlly on December 22, 2016, 05:10:23 AM
^Yeah...
They'll most likely be just printed minidresses AGAIN. (but this time Bug and Garden themed!!1!)
The 'themed head-piece' description does not foretell anything good either imo...
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: dArcangel on December 22, 2016, 05:11:29 AM
If they use the new style of wings they put on GSR Draculaura, I might be interested in these. Hm.

I just hope they don't turn out to be Ghoul To Bat Draculaura style wings. I really dislike those.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: KittyCourtz on December 22, 2016, 05:16:04 AM
I hope these look better than the dessert themed dolls. Please be fully articulated! I really want more Cleo and Toralei dolls.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Rhana on December 22, 2016, 05:21:23 AM
Can't wait for pics! :D I don't like the reboot overall, but some dolls turns out really nice!
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Wuvmykitties on December 22, 2016, 05:31:40 AM
I love the concept, but I'm afraid to see what they'll do to Toralei.  Hope she won't get the bug-eyed child face.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Mad_Malady on December 22, 2016, 06:16:59 AM
Themed headdress? Could they mean those headband/goggle/antenna things in insect design, cuz that sounds cute. Except the doll can't wear them without rubber bands on her. Oh! Unless they have CAM IM mask clips.

I think we won't see mini dresses at all. Hi lo skirts, snaggy mesh, tulle, and layers yes.

The tree girl sounds like what I designed aside from having a detachable base. I think this will be fantastic & I'm excited*!*
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: QuirkyCat on December 22, 2016, 06:32:36 AM
I wonder how toralei will look.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: neon_jellyfish on December 22, 2016, 06:35:51 AM
Trying to not get my hopes up to avoid disappointment, but boy, does this sound promising! Cleo with wings!

Seconding concerns about GtB Lala wings and minidresses...
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: 8BrickMario on December 22, 2016, 06:41:28 AM
Are we just forgetting the whole "Wood Nymph" in the playset name. It's probably too  much to ask for a character of this description, but a dryad would be so cool!

Also, TWYLA! A bug theme is nothing new for her, but I can't wait to see what they do.

I am very happy that the reboot is putting out so many quality lines alongside the cheap ones. Shriekwrecked, Party Ghouls, now this...exciting!
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Rhana on December 22, 2016, 06:44:16 AM
That reminds me, my friend in Sweden has this OC based on something called a "Skogsrå", which sort of translates into a Forest Nymph. :o
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Post by: Carrehz on December 22, 2016, 07:01:59 AM
I love the concept, but I'm afraid to see what they'll do to Toralei.  Hope she won't get the bug-eyed child face.

This is exactly what I'm worried about, the giant eyes would just look horrible on her.. I really hope they keep her old face, or at least don't change her TOO much..

Apart from that this sounds promising, I hope we get photos soon. Also I *really* hope these have interesting outfits and they're not Yet Another Minidress (and boring/ugly accessory) Line...

So that would make Toralei a ...

... Catbug

 :cool:

 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: ReversedUser on December 22, 2016, 07:05:28 AM
This line also has three characters named Jada Hindwing (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NGYFQUL/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=SEMXPF1UB5C4&coliid=I2D37LSUUU70WK), Beeanca Stinger (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NCNPTIG/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=SEMXPF1UB5C4&coliid=I2O4YFBC1F5KO0), and Fyra Sparks (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NCO7MP0/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=SEMXPF1UB5C4&coliid=IJG1N1SJX35IU). I imagine these will be along the lines of the eah pixies.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: dfotw on December 22, 2016, 07:41:10 AM
Great find! These sound good, and I'm really intrigued by the 15' (?) tree girl character! "Monster High garden ghoul really grows on you -- the tree girl doll becomes a play set as you spread out her branches and open her trunk"... :clap:
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: writtenhuman on December 22, 2016, 07:41:55 AM
Great find! These sound good, and I'm really intrigued by the 15' (?) tree girl character! "Monster High garden ghoul really grows on you -- the tree girl doll becomes a play set as you spread out her branches and open her trunk"... :clap:

Dang, that does sound cool! I hope she's cute. <3
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Post by: 8BrickMario on December 22, 2016, 07:57:33 AM
Interesting. I'm guessing it's a grasshopper for Jada? Another bee sounds interesting, I wonder how they'll make her different, and a fire nymph is intriguing. I feel resigned by the knowledge that these are probably pixie-style dolls, but if the designs are good, I probably won't care.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: ReversedUser on December 22, 2016, 08:13:45 AM
Interesting. I'm guessing it's a grasshopper for Jada? Another bee sounds interesting, I wonder how they'll make her different, and a fire nymph is intriguing. I feel resigned by the knowledge that these are probably pixie-style dolls, but if the designs are good, I probably won't care.

According to the descriptions Jada is a dragonfly and Fyra is a firefly
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: 8BrickMario on December 22, 2016, 08:24:59 AM
Ah, that makes sense. My first guess for Jada was a dragonfly, actually. Maybe it was the association with green?
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Morieris on December 22, 2016, 08:38:36 AM
Interesting. I'm guessing it's a grasshopper for Jada? Another bee sounds interesting, I wonder how they'll make her different, and a fire nymph is intriguing. I feel resigned by the knowledge that these are probably pixie-style dolls, but if the designs are good, I probably won't care.

For some reason I read grasshopper as photographer so I really hope one of these girls is a photographer XD
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Kara Zor-El on December 22, 2016, 09:18:54 AM
From just the text, this is reading as "the ghouls are fairies now!" as the theme, which I'm wary of.  It really feels like the reboot is pushing the line into 'safer' territory where the creepy/spooky vibe is being minimalized in favor of the same marketing metrics that were deemed 'safe' enough for the Barbie line.  It doesn't feel MONSTER HIGH to me.  I'm hoping when we see images that it changes my mind. 
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: textsfrommh on December 22, 2016, 09:35:05 AM
Damn Mattel. The reboot's barely a year old and already you're going back to the 'Ghouls turn into other creatures thanks to magic/science/boogey sand' plot?

I'm not complaining though, because this sounds like a really good concept. Using a bug motif is a great way to borrow Barbie's 'fairy' theme while keeping it creepy. I wonder why Toralei's in the line though. Cleo and Twyla make sense, there are insects related to their various mythologies, but what do bugs have to do with cats?

I surprised Venus hasn't been listed, but if Garden of Frights is the next movie line after Electrified, I imagine she'll be a deluxe doll for the line.

I'm hoping that Mattel take the opportunity to bring Wydowna, Bonita and Luna out of retirement. Even if they're not in the movie, more bug ghouls in the line would be awesome.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: 8BrickMario on December 22, 2016, 10:44:15 AM
I don't think Venus is in this line (Mattel's "casting" frequently lacks logic), but that's probably because she's in the Party Ghouls and Electrified lines.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: ReversedUser on December 22, 2016, 11:24:27 AM
This seems a bit too small to be a movie line. 3 budget level dolls, a playset and some pixie equivalents aren't much. If we get word of some deluxe dolls I imagine this'll be along the lines of FdC and SW.

I really am hoping for Bonita though. It's super unlikely but she's perfect and they gave Avea of all people a mini so just shrink her wings and put her in.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Claire85 on December 22, 2016, 11:37:59 AM
This would be such a good opportunity to bring SOME bug character back.
I hope they take the opportunity.

Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Ocean on December 22, 2016, 12:07:24 PM
gosh I hope these will be good and not mini dress hell as I love garden/bug themes! and I'm REAALLY hoping Cleo will be given a scarab beetle type of look somehow

that wood nymph play set sounds interesting, though it doesn't specify the size much unless I'm not seeing it lol

If she has a look featuring a chrome teal beetle with massive spread gold or silver wings I would just die.

I may or may not have King Tut's taste reincarnated  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: 8BrickMario on December 22, 2016, 01:33:36 PM
Yeah, it's definitely not a movie tie-in, but the Intergalactic Gala is shaping up to be the yearly specialty line like FdC, Gloom and Boom, and Shriekwrecked, etc. So this seems like another subline akin to Party Ghouls that will introduce a pixie-style doll type and also have a playset- it's definitely not following any of the standard patterns.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Morieris on December 22, 2016, 01:45:50 PM
I hope it gets a stint in the webisodes.


Then again I hope the webisode animation gets improved.

Also I wonder how much that girl to playset thing will cost - if it's anything like Briar's Thronecoming book, I'll probably love it.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Evilunicorn on December 22, 2016, 01:59:37 PM
Oh geez another Twyla to add to the army  ^^; I'm actually excited to see pics for these, it all sounds interesting!
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: piinkypiie on December 22, 2016, 04:13:26 PM
I would hv to look at these first before I make judgement. Hopefully they are articulated.  And yay first ever toralei :))
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: beautiful_monster on December 22, 2016, 05:24:18 PM
I love the concept, but I'm afraid to see what they'll do to Toralei.  Hope she won't get the bug-eyed child face.

This
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: bewilderness on December 22, 2016, 05:54:27 PM
This sounds like it could be really awesome but I'm afraid to get my hopes up.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Ameyal on December 22, 2016, 07:32:18 PM
Wait... the giant doll is ALSO the playset? O.o

I hope the bug ghouls are articulated.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Knightfire on December 22, 2016, 07:41:07 PM
Wait... the giant doll is ALSO the playset? O.o


I'm calling it now; "tree girl" is the daughter of Groot in everything but name.

Also... the firefly girl? How does that work? I mean... Does her butt light up?
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Ameyal on December 22, 2016, 07:49:10 PM
Wait... the giant doll is ALSO the playset? O.o


I'm calling it now; "tree girl" is the daughter of Groot in everything but name.

Also... the firefly girl? How does that work? I mean... Does her butt light up?
In a perfect world, it would... but I doubt they include electronics in this line.


(It's a joke in case someone thinks I'm sirius)
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: 8BrickMario on December 22, 2016, 07:52:43 PM
I didn't even realize the playset was actually a tree-giant doll as well. That sounds cool, but I'm worried that the very nature of it will ruin her doll potential.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: danbo on December 22, 2016, 07:57:08 PM
I'm excited to see the tree girl! :0 I wonder how they'll manage that, making a doll that's also a playset?
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Knightfire on December 22, 2016, 08:02:30 PM
I'm excited to see the tree girl! :0 I wonder how they'll manage that, making a doll that's also a playset?

I hope it's not like the giant ninja turtle figures that fold open to make a playset.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: danbo on December 22, 2016, 08:11:51 PM
I'm excited to see the tree girl! :0 I wonder how they'll manage that, making a doll that's also a playset?

I hope it's not like the giant ninja turtle figures that fold open to make a playset.

Just looked that up- yeah, I'm hoping that's Not what she looks like. I have faith in you, Mattel!
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Ameyal on December 22, 2016, 08:35:09 PM
Probably the "doll" part is going to be a head over the playset(Either the 17" or the 28") and the "trunk" aka the playset is only her torso.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Ocean on December 22, 2016, 11:52:45 PM
It sounds to me like the bug girls are going to hatch out of her stomach, which is pretty cool.

But then I'm wondering what happens with her legs. How can she look like an elegant tree nymph giving haven to young bugs gloriously launching themselves into the new world from her inner nest, and not like...  I dunno, someone who died and is having an emergency c-section...or worse, if you go with the bug theme (now those are too morbid for a toy motif, even for me). it seems to me it would all come down to somehow elegantly making her legs into a trunk which the bugs would then need a ladder to, or something. I feel like she can't have her legs lying stretched on the floor, and it would be disappointing if she were stuck in a perma-yogi-position. Or worse, was randomly missing legs altogether.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: dfotw on December 23, 2016, 07:41:36 AM
It sounds to me like the bug girls are going to hatch out of her stomach, which is pretty cool.

But then I'm wondering what happens with her legs. How can she look like an elegant tree nymph giving haven to young bugs gloriously launching themselves into the new world from her inner nest, and not like...  I dunno, someone who died and is having an emergency c-section...or worse, if you go with the bug theme (now those are too morbid for a toy motif, even for me). it seems to me it would all come down to somehow elegantly making her legs into a trunk which the bugs would then need a ladder to, or something. I feel like she can't have her legs lying stretched on the floor, and it would be disappointing if she were stuck in a perma-yogi-position. Or worse, was randomly missing legs altogether.

The listing says "Unclip her legs to let your imagination roam with the doll" so there are legs involved... and it sounds like you can free her from the playset? Or take the legs off? I wish we got pics instead of speculation! :P
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: 8BrickMario on December 23, 2016, 07:49:38 AM
I'm just worried about the possibility of her being a non-mobile character in-universe. What fun is a tree giant who's rooted to the earth?
Also, she's listed as shorter than Gooliope by a little, but she has to be big enough to hold the bug fairies, so that implies a permanent sitting position- technically, she's huge, but she won't be able to reach full height.

This sounds like it could be insanely cool (Think, we might get Cedar's woodgrain again!) but it might be a tremendous failure due to the playset. If Mattel is clever enough, she could successfully straddle both roles, but I don't know.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Morieris on December 23, 2016, 08:05:12 AM
I wonder if they'll repurpose the 26" (??? is that right or is it 27") doll molds but change the leg mechanisms.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Ameyal on December 23, 2016, 05:03:35 PM
Re-reading the description, I *think* Nymphadora(... what? Dryads are Tree Nymphs!) will be "inserted" somehow in the playset, probably in the door, so people are able to play with her. (the descriptions mentions shoes and a dress) and the dimensions of the box say it is 4 x 12 x 15.2, so either she's 17" and in a sitting position, or the doll itself is normal size(Maybe big sister?) 
And since the bugs are 5 inches or so, the playset doesn't need to be that big, nor their flowers/things(I think one has a mushroom?)
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: 8BrickMario on December 23, 2016, 07:16:12 PM
It seems very clear to me that Daphne (my temp name for her) is the playset, not a doll that goes with it. Mentions like "unclip her legs", "open her trunk" and the like indicate she transforms somehow, but I'm optimistic that she'll still be a fairly complete and functional doll, especially since she supposedly has an outift...the gimmick may mean it's molded, though.
 I just love plant monsters (especially spooky trees) and Gooliope could use a friend more her size, so I hope she's great.
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Post by: RochelleGoyleFanatic on December 23, 2016, 07:23:41 PM
I hope the "wings" aren't part of their dresses like Draculaura's ghoul to bat doll.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Rhana on December 23, 2016, 07:46:45 PM
I hope the "wings" aren't part of their dresses like Draculaura's ghoul to bat doll.

I somehow doubt that. :)
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Carrehz on December 24, 2016, 01:25:10 AM
Does anyone know how tall the EAH pixies are? I'm bad w/ numbers so I'm not sure if these new bug girls are shorter than the pixies or if they're the same height, lol.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: 8BrickMario on December 24, 2016, 03:30:02 PM
It is a freakin' miracle. The playset tree giant, Treesa Thornwillow, is a complete articulated doll, with a nice design to boot!  Mattel, I was really expecting a crushing letdown, but you made a functional doll into a functional playset, while making her a tree giant! I sense a hit.

Also, Jada has four arms, so that's  cool.

Disappointed though that Twyla seems to have permanently concentrated her shadows to her right arm.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: writtenhuman on December 24, 2016, 03:32:02 PM
It is a freakin' miracle. The playset tree giant, Treesa Thornwillow, is a complete articulated doll, with a nice design to boot!

I knowwww! They've executed the player/doll combo perfectly from what I could see, though I'll reserve final judgement until she's released.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: ReversedUser on December 24, 2016, 03:34:01 PM
http://monstertini.tumblr.com/post/154909632406/monster-high-survey-leaks-2017-thanks-for-your

- I like how Treesa is being executed. Her shoes seem to click into the actual playset and I think that's a great way for her to still have mobility. She reminds of Cedar but like, not as pretty ^^;. I hope she fits Barbie clothes because her outfit needs some serious work.
- I think the Twyla in this image is just an Electrified one with different hair. I don't think that hand mould is going to be her default and her shadows are still messed up. Unless that's just how she looks now, but her mini has them on her legs so IDK
- Toralei has a kitty nose now! How neat.
- Cleo, Toralei, and Twyla are really boring. I'll probably start falling for them when we get better pics but otherwise these girls are pretty meh.
- I like that Jada has four arms.
- I like the Egyptian bird (the name escapes me) designs on Cleo's wings
- Twyla's forehead is HUGE in these pics
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Knightfire on December 24, 2016, 03:41:31 PM
Treesa Thornwillow and Cedar Wood: Separated at birth?

Also, come ON guys, magenta hair? Green or brown (or green AND brown) too obvious and on the nose? Sure there's green streaks, but sheesh.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Morieris on December 24, 2016, 03:44:07 PM
I was looking for so long trying to figure out where the playset was for Treesa.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Claire85 on December 24, 2016, 04:09:34 PM
Ok so my thoughts:

Cleo- I think looks the best. I like her dress the best as well.

Toralei- Ehh.. I don't hate her, but I don't love her either. She doesn't really have anything on her, besides the wings, that look like it represents any kind of garden.

Twyla- Ehh again. I don't think the dress represents Twyla. Looks like a sugar plum fairy or something. It's too frou frou for Twyla.

The "Pixies"- No clue what to call them, but might as well just have these and the Enchantimals line be the same. Make it the common thread for EAH and MH.
Not the biggest fan of them as a whole. I think I like the bee girl the best, but I hope she gets her neck back hah.

Treesa- Is definitely the coolest. Well done Mattel. I agree with the hair though. I don't like the magenta, so hopefully it's a bit different in actuality. I think she would have looked a bit better with like golden hair.

All of them - That is a LOT of mini dresses... Not even like capri's and a tshirt could be used? Just on one of them?
Glad they are articulated though! A little more of that would be awesome.

Still not a huge fan of the reboot so far.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Soulspice on December 24, 2016, 05:01:44 PM
The pixie ones have their names changed?
Listing said Jada Hindwing, Beeanca Stinger, and Fyra Sparks. I read Lumina, Wingrid and Beeanca.  :blink:
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: ReversedUser on December 24, 2016, 05:03:59 PM
The pixie ones have their names changed?
Listing said Jada Hindwing, Beeanca Stinger, and Fyra Sparks. I read Lumina, Wingrid and Beeanca.  :blink:

Since these aren't the final products those might be prototype names.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Knightfire on December 24, 2016, 06:23:53 PM
I think she would have looked a bit better with like golden hair.

Ooo! I didn't even think about gold hair! That could look amazing!
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Claire85 on December 24, 2016, 06:41:26 PM
I think she would have looked a bit better with like golden hair.

Ooo! I didn't even think about gold hair! That could look amazing!

Yeah, plus it seems like a more natural leaf color. Fall leaves are beautiful and so should the doll!

She's probably going to be pretty popular with re-rooters
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: 8BrickMario on December 24, 2016, 06:55:56 PM
Also, if I'm not mistaken, my guess seemed to be right- Treesa's blurry subtitle seems to read "Daughter of a Dryad (Tree Nymph)".
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Ameyal on December 24, 2016, 07:04:29 PM
Treesa Thornwillow and Cedar Wood: Separated at birth?
Well, maybe Cedar was carved from a piece of Treesa?

The "Pixies"- No clue what to call them, but might as well just have these and the Enchantimals line be the same. Make it the common thread for EAH and MH.
Not the biggest fan of them as a whole. I think I like the bee girl the best, but I hope she gets her neck back hah.
I dunno... the enchantimals seems to be little girls while these seems to have the same proportions as the standard MH teenager, just in a smaller scale, kinda like the Frightmares...

I love Treesa. I think she's the best of the line. I'm kinda "meh" about Cleo, Twyla and Toralei, honestly. And the Bugxies are very cool too. Except the Pink on pink which has been done too many times as a color combo.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: galaxy on December 24, 2016, 08:27:38 PM
I wish they put more thought into Treesa's outfit. It literally just looks like a party dress.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: danbo on December 24, 2016, 08:45:51 PM
I was really hoping I'd like the dryad but. Nope. Pink hair and a minidress? She just doesn't look right to me at all. :/
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Knightfire on December 24, 2016, 08:48:24 PM
I think she would have looked a bit better with like golden hair.

Ooo! I didn't even think about gold hair! That could look amazing!

Yeah, plus it seems like a more natural leaf color. Fall leaves are beautiful and so should the doll!

She's probably going to be pretty popular with re-rooters

Oh yeah, fall colors would be amazing on her.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Kat on December 24, 2016, 09:36:19 PM
I'm disappointed with Treesa's overall look, too - they could've gone with cherry blossom hair, or weeping willow, or anything really....on the plus side I really love Cleo's scarab wings, Twyla has a cute dress (not insect-themed enough for my taste from what I can make out, but it's still a cute party dress) and I LOVE the new bug characters. I was really underwhelmed with the family pack picture leaks so I'm glad at least this caught my eye.  :inlove:
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: scoodi on December 24, 2016, 09:41:52 PM
I like the concept of Treesa (especially her name! It kind of sounds like mine hehe), but the execution could've been so much better. I'll reserve my full judgement for the final product, but atm she seems kinda boring. :/ At the very least she'll be fun to customize.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: SaelaVe on December 25, 2016, 12:15:22 AM
I'm really, really, really hoping that Treesa turns out to be 17 inches (though based on her joints in the leak image, she doesn't appear to be), because otherwise I have this nagging feeling that we've seen the last of the 17" dolls. :(
I just don't understand why they wouldn't use the Frightfully Tall body for a giant ent/dryad character that morphs into a playset unless they're all but done with the 17-inchers (save for maybe the occasional Goo).  It almost seems too obvious that she should be on the taller body.

But maybe I will be pleasantly surprised and much relieved when this doll finally hits sites and stores.  Maybe she's on the taller body but with changes made to the knees and elbows so that her playset and "growing" features could be better accommodated. *fingers tightly crossed*
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Post by: dArcangel on December 25, 2016, 12:49:20 AM
Cleo's wings are amazing.

They finally gave Toralei her cat nose.

Twyla's eyes are still green :( I was really hoping that it was a one off for Electrified since all her minis have the right eye colour.
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Post by: Rhana on December 25, 2016, 01:54:17 AM
I was really hoping I'd like the dryad but. Nope. Pink hair and a minidress? She just doesn't look right to me at all. :/

Her bottom would be better if it looked something like Posea's bottom half. :)

I am loving that Cleo though.
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Post by: Lhianneth on December 25, 2016, 02:28:52 AM
Most of these aren't appealing to me at all. The Dryad is pretty cool... but that hair. Hm.

Fingers crossed she's 17" or taller. The joints don't give me a lot hope there, but we'll see.
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Post by: sisterskipper on December 25, 2016, 04:00:47 AM
I read somewhere she's 15 inches.
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Post by: Wuvmykitties on December 25, 2016, 04:12:06 AM
I was initially so glad to see Cleo with smaller eyes and Toralei...but after looking at them more closely, I'm kinda sad that Mattel has turned my beloved ghouls into fairies, butterflies, or pixies...or whatever they are.  It is too "little girl"-ish to me.  And again with the ruffles and sleeveless minidresses.  Come on Mattel, are you trying to show us just how cheap and gimmicky you can turn MH into?  More new characters we don't need?  We have at least 30 or more characters now, most who haven't seen the light of day since this "reboot."  We really do not need another (large) doll who turns into something else, tho Treela is a somewhat interesting concept. 

I just hope the faceups stay the same in the end, because if they give Toralei and the rest those ultra-large wide eyes, that will kill the deal for me.  Altho I will plan on rebodying Cleo anyway as I'm still not a fan of the molded wrappings.
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Post by: Carrehz on December 25, 2016, 06:26:07 AM
Hmm, it's hard to make everything out exactly cause of the blurry pics (are there any better quality photos out there?) but here's my thoughts so far:

Cleo - LOVE her wings, but the rest of her doesn't do much for me. I'm just not a fan of reboot Cleo.
Toralei -aaaargh more one-sided minidresses.. but she looks good aside from that. Nice to see she finally has a cat nose like the other werecats, haha. And her wings are *gorgeous*! I just hope they don't change her face-up/head mold for the final release. I like that teal streak of hair she seems to have, too.
Twyla - Meh.
Bugs - they're okay; I'd need to see clearer pics of them, really. Not sure what to think of them. It's cool that Ingrid/Jada (?) has four arms tho! And Beeanca looks cute, I bet she'd look adorable with the CAM bee girl ^^ I hope they don't have molded shirts, though...
Treesa - WOW she's better than I expected. Definitely the best of this line, I'd go as far as to say she's the best doll to come out of the reboot in *general* so far, detail-wise. If that makes sense. I don't want her (no space for playsets) but she's *gorgeous*, wow. Although I still can't figure out how the playset part of her works XD looking forward to seeing more photos of that.

The pixie ones have their names changed?
Listing said Jada Hindwing, Beeanca Stinger, and Fyra Sparks. I read Lumina, Wingrid and Beeanca.  :blink:

Since these aren't the final products those might be prototype names.

Yeah, IIRC all the Frightmares had different names before actually being released (I remember Frets was originally called "Pitch Firehoof", for example). I wonder which names they'll actually go with..
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Post by: mlly on December 25, 2016, 06:40:05 AM
I've said before how much I wanted MH fairies, but NOT like this  :cry:
Never like this.

It's not just the cheapening and toning down, the whole 'core cast' focus is already rearing its ugly head, especially with those family sets.
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Post by: Wardah on December 25, 2016, 08:33:50 AM
I'm really, really, really hoping that Treesa turns out to be 17 inches (though based on her joints in the leak image, she doesn't appear to be), because otherwise I have this nagging feeling that we've seen the last of the 17" dolls. :(
I just don't understand why they wouldn't use the Frightfully Tall body for a giant ent/dryad character that morphs into a playset unless they're all but done with the 17-inchers (save for maybe the occasional Goo).  It almost seems too obvious that she should be on the taller body.

But maybe I will be pleasantly surprised and much relieved when this doll finally hits sites and stores.  Maybe she's on the taller body but with changes made to the knees and elbows so that her playset and "growing" features could be better accommodated. *fingers tightly crossed*

I think she might be a new size. The listing describes her as 15 inches and if she was regular size than that playset would be way too small.
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Post by: Claire on December 25, 2016, 08:41:36 AM
Cleo, Twyla and Toralei are pretty nice. Twyla's my favorite, I love her little hat XD And I like Toralei's face, she got her kitty nose! Treesa is okay but I feel like they could have just done so much MORE with her. And the little bug girls are cute, are they articulated?
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Post by: neon_jellyfish on December 25, 2016, 08:47:39 AM
I, too, think Treesa is 15" - the doll on the picture is a prototype, so it could change, but she has normal joints, not the double ones 17" ghouls have.

Claire, I'm afraid little bug dolls aren't fully articulated, it looks to me like they have head, shoulder and hip joints only.
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Post by: dfotw on December 25, 2016, 09:20:40 AM
I want Treesa! I want Treesa!
Yeah, she'll need work on restyling and maybe rerooting, but I love the woodgrain and the branches on her arms and how different she is from other ghouls. Yay, finally I'm excited about a new MH doll!
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Post by: SaelaVe on December 25, 2016, 10:31:31 AM
I'm really, really, really hoping that Treesa turns out to be 17 inches (though based on her joints in the leak image, she doesn't appear to be), because otherwise I have this nagging feeling that we've seen the last of the 17" dolls. :(
I just don't understand why they wouldn't use the Frightfully Tall body for a giant ent/dryad character that morphs into a playset unless they're all but done with the 17-inchers (save for maybe the occasional Goo).  It almost seems too obvious that she should be on the taller body.

But maybe I will be pleasantly surprised and much relieved when this doll finally hits sites and stores.  Maybe she's on the taller body but with changes made to the knees and elbows so that her playset and "growing" features could be better accommodated. *fingers tightly crossed*

I think she might be a new size. The listing describes her as 15 inches and if she was regular size than that playset would be way too small.

Okay I can be down with 15".  At that size she'll most likely still work with the 17" dolls, just younger/shorter than them.
That could be cool.
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Post by: Marisol Coxi on December 25, 2016, 12:07:40 PM
Oooh I kinda like Treesa!! I would have preferred if she was actually like... half tree, but it seems like that's the feature of the playset, to lock her feet in a trunk, so I'm satisfied. But, is it just me or that little image show that te lower part of her dress can be pulled lower, to be longer?

Also, I'm in love with bug ghouls, I kinda wish they'd be Howleen-sized too, but they're cool like that, they have interesting designs like two sets of hands and cool wings. Though Wingrid/Dragonfly's colour scheeme is kinda... meh imo. One last thing... are their dresses... molded. Or are they those clippy ones? They look awfully chunky.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: danbo on December 25, 2016, 12:20:00 PM
I'm wondering, and could be wrong here, but isn't it possible that the details on Twyla are off because they're reusing an Electrified base for the prototype? If that makes any sense at all.

I think I want Cleo's stock, so if anyone just wants her doll and needs to rid themselves of the dress and shoes... I mean, assuming the clothes don't change much.
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Post by: Carrehz on December 25, 2016, 12:42:32 PM
I'm wondering, and could be wrong here, but isn't it possible that the details on Twyla are off because they're reusing an Electrified base for the prototype? If that makes any sense at all.

It makes perfect sense! :) I was wondering if that was the case, too. I think that's happened before.

I wouldn't be toooo worried about her eye colour being wrong still until we get more "finalized" prototype pics. Remember stuff can change.. some of the early Frightmares photos/prototypes showed them with leg gradients instead of symbols, the survey photos of the Freaky Fusion dolls with clip-in fangs showed them with painted fangs (which I *still* wish we'd gotten..) instead.. etc etc.
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Post by: 8BrickMario on December 25, 2016, 02:20:28 PM
I think Cleo could easily be applied to other contexts, and maybe Twyla, too, as both have bugs as part of their existing themes. I'll need to see some high-res, finalized photos before I make up my mind, though.

Also, Treesa's head looks awfully shiny. I hope the final head is vinyl rather than plastic.
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Post by: Rhana on December 25, 2016, 02:26:53 PM
Their box art reminds me of Gloom & Bloom alot. :)
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Post by: Flick on December 25, 2016, 04:04:48 PM
I find them all really bland and repetitive. Faeries can be done really cool like if they were done like gothic fairys or in the same aesthetic as Gloom Bloom. But they're prototype mockups. I know how dissapointed I was in the SW box mockups but the final products looked much more finetuned.
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Post by: ghoulbunny on December 26, 2016, 05:39:15 PM
I can't say I'm as excited as I was when I heard the names :<

Twyla - I actually like her dress! I'm generally happy to see more Twyla as well.

Toralei - I don't really like Toralei here this much.. It's mostly her dress, as it seems like just another one pice. I don't really know about that hair either, but I'm really enjoying her face.

Cleo - Not loving the dress, but Cleo with scarab wings is really interesting and I love it! I also love those shoes.

Treesa - While I think her wings and adornments at her legs are pretty cool, it would've been really cool to see some box art (I'm starting to miss packaging that includes box art), as well as a different dress...
However, I like what seems to be tree molds/patterns on her body. That and she's fully articulated it seems :P

Most of the outfits in this series is a disappointment for me, honestly because it looks like the outfits just aren't well thought out. I agree with another person on this forum that it indeed looks like a party dress :/


Buuut it's still a prototype, so I'm gonna stay positive~ Besides, I honestly have plans to buy Cleo. As much as I wish all of them had bigger wings, I'd still go for Cleo. Those scarab wings are so pretty :D
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Post by: ReversedUser on December 27, 2016, 10:17:09 AM
Here's (https://www.instagram.com/p/BOhFLaeBEc1/) a commercial showing Treesa's growing gimmick. It's really...awkward without any music in the background.
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Post by: RodimusKnight on December 27, 2016, 10:34:44 AM
Here's (https://www.instagram.com/p/BOhFLaeBEc1/) a commercial showing Treesa's growing gimmick. If you look closely it kind of looks like Toralei has a split-dye job. I kind hope that happens (we can't see the other side of her head in the leak after all.)

It kind of Reminds me of the Growing Up Skipper Dolls, minus the one feature.

I like the original Twyla, with the shadows on her arms and legs. I don't like they new way they are doing her limbs.  It looks so cheap now, and the lack of Glow in the Dark Eyes.  That was a cool feature to have, especially if you noticed it at night instead of knowing about it ahead of time. 
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Post by: Morieris on December 27, 2016, 10:38:52 AM
Treesa's ability to grow is neat but that playset is WEAK.
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Post by: Mad_Malady on December 27, 2016, 10:44:42 AM
Oh awesome! I'll definitely get the tree girl. Another doll size?! Lol but YAY.
it's a shame her fingers aren't twigs like, but instead twigs are sticking out of her arms. The tree is entirely too spiral/round and it all looks like vines cuz of that. I was expecting the trunk to go to the waist, at least, and maybe conceal a sequin leaf covered gauzy poof dress for a wow factor when it's opened for her to step out. And that skirt would be the shady tree for little ones to sit under. This was a great opportunity for Bats, beetles, bird skeleton accessories and for a Ghoulia with Hoots. Oh glob if there was a fresh from the grave ghoulia wearing what she was buried in, lookin grubby, with a tombstone accessory addon for the tree!

I can't tell, but I hope she has deeper grooves than Cedar.
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Post by: 8BrickMario on December 27, 2016, 10:57:57 AM
Treesa's growth is super cool, and I assume it puts her right at the 17-inch scale when she does? The trunk is a bit weak, but the doll itself is really neat.
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Post by: Manster Guy on December 27, 2016, 11:49:30 AM
Treesa's really growing on me :biggrin:
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Post by: Carrehz on December 27, 2016, 12:03:18 PM
Ooh, thanks for the link! Treesa's gimmick is interesting :o It's nice to see it in action so soon after the initial leaks (if that makes sense). aaa, I just wish they'd focused on the other dolls as well, though! XD
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Post by: SaelaVe on December 27, 2016, 12:06:13 PM
Treesa's really growing on me :biggrin:

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/1/742/31109535323_8648d893b7_o.jpg)


Well, as cool as she looks, it's not looking good for her being compatible with the 17" dolls.  Her proportions appear to be similar to that of the standard dolls, and not nearly as big as those of the FTGs. :(
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Post by: Lhianneth on December 27, 2016, 12:30:16 PM
I'm quite disappointed, actually. I'm not overly fond of gimmicks like this, and it feels a bit of a waste, sadly.

They gave her a cool new body sculpting which will almost certainly never be used again, and I have a feeling the growth gimmick probably means that those "branches" are not detachable.
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Post by: Ameyal on December 27, 2016, 01:41:32 PM
I kind of wonder if she is able to redress. And how longcat her body looks with different clothes.
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Post by: RochelleGoyleFanatic on December 27, 2016, 02:59:15 PM
At least they appear to look better than the prototype pics. :)
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Post by: Marisol Coxi on December 27, 2016, 03:34:06 PM
Ooooh I like that feature. I kinda like the trunk thing though, I like the evil face. I just thing it could've been made a little better as to actually make it look like Treesa's legs are a trunk and not just a pair of human legs stuck in a bog.

Post Merge: December 27, 2016, 03:36:27 PM

Now I'm picturing Treesa with big green fluffy hair, maybe even an Honey styled afro, to make her actually look like a tree.
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Post by: 8BrickMario on December 27, 2016, 03:46:37 PM
That's a thought, but it might look too cartoonish, and the density that would be required is probably too much for that scale. I honestly think she might have been better off with molded head branches and leaves, but the Mattel law apparently states that a doll set with a female character cannot be released without at least one of the girls having fiber hair- so if there's just one, no molded hair for them. Maybe long long central-parted green hair in braids to live up to her name would have been the best option.
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Post by: Marisol Coxi on December 27, 2016, 04:49:45 PM
That's a thought, but it might look too cartoonish, and the density that would be required is probably too much for that scale. I honestly think she might have been better off with molded head branches and leaves, but the Mattel law apparently states that a doll set with a female character cannot be released without at least one of the girls having fiber hair- so if there's just one, no molded hair for them. Maybe long long central-parted green hair in braids to live up to her name would have been the best option.

oooh like a willow!! that would've been so cool! I'm imagining like really long braids and a hippie head band on. Actually, how cool would it have been if her style was like... tree-hugger chic.
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Post by: Knightfire on December 27, 2016, 06:28:57 PM
Booo, can't get the video to play!  :(
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Post by: RochelleGoyleFanatic on December 27, 2016, 06:51:32 PM
So Toralei is supposed to be a tiger butterfly?
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Post by: DEStokes on December 27, 2016, 07:23:47 PM
So Toralei is supposed to be a tiger butterfly?

I made it work in my mind like this-

Werecat > Caterpillar > Butterfly
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Post by: Esbayne on December 27, 2016, 08:59:08 PM
I'll definitely be buying the dragonfly fairy, but no one else. I've wanted MH fairies forEVER now. Dragonfly girl is my absolute fave. The other two are cute but idk... Although the bee would make a cute little sister for my CAM bee, named Bea Hiverson... lol.

Treesa would've been a very cool daughter of an Ent, but they kinda... Screwed her design up imo. She doesn't look like a tree at all, she looks like Cedar's mom or something. I'm disappointed. I would've loved a giant ent girly.
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Post by: SaelaVe on December 27, 2016, 10:22:40 PM
So Toralei is supposed to be a tiger butterfly?

I made it work in my mind like this-

Werecat > Caterpillar > Butterfly

Have I ever told you that I love the way that you think? :lol:
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Post by: girlnamedlance on December 28, 2016, 06:49:44 AM
Here's (https://www.instagram.com/p/BOhFLaeBEc1/) a commercial showing Treesa's growing gimmick. It's really...awkward without any music in the background.

(https://i.makeagif.com/media/4-29-2015/rRKeP3.gif)
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Post by: desdisques on December 28, 2016, 12:01:53 PM
Based on the commercial she looks like she is 15"-17" inches. Which is very cool. I don't really like the body growing concept and I hope those branches are detachable. I guess I like my monsters a little more "normie."
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Post by: SaelaVe on December 28, 2016, 02:20:31 PM
Based on the commercial she looks like she is 15"-17" inches. Which is very cool. I don't really like the body growing concept and I hope those branches are detachable. I guess I like my monsters a little more "normie."

Yeah, Wardah pointed out that the Amazon listing has her down as 15".
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Post by: Ocean on December 28, 2016, 04:25:00 PM
Her elbows look single jointed rather than the double that the 17" dolls have. Her face seems shiny...is it possible she doesn't have a PVC head?

it's really hard for me to have an opinion about any of the details with resolution at this level, besides the fact that I see the small dolls are not articulated at the elbow and knee which is what I'm always looking for in any doll.

I suspect that the "family sets" line is more targeted towards their main, very young child demographic, this appears originally aimed at the older, collector demographic (I feel like they now try to aim for two different demogs with two different types of products, but most of them toward their very young kid target, post-reboot). However, I suspect, even at this blur-level, that someone higher-up made some cuts to this line too and pushed its demographic younger, and this will also not be near to pre-reboot level of detail/quality.

I guess it was probably too much to make a whole line that got close to the old level of detail...for older collectors. I do believe the designers pushed for that but they didn't get to make the decision. I think it's still going to be just the one doll here or there that gets the "traditional level of quality" treatment.
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Post by: dfotw on December 28, 2016, 05:50:54 PM
I'm a little less enthused by Treesa after seeing the gimmick. I hope it's possible to take off the branches even if it leaves her 'stuck' on one size. I think she could be great re-rooted in light green, like a willow...
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Post by: Claire on December 28, 2016, 06:34:55 PM
I like Treesa more after seeing the commercial, still not sure if she's for me though. And Cleo, Toralei and Twyla look better in the commercial than in those oddly-Photoshopped prototype pictures, even though they're teeny tiny and you can barely see 'em, so I'm still holding out hope. XD
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Post by: Sapphire-Light on December 28, 2016, 07:21:22 PM
Not sure on this line, they look too bland for my taste, Treesa looks mismatched like dolls from the fleashop wit different random clothes from the original dolls, is hard too see how posable is her wit that gimmick   :|
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Post by: 8BrickMario on February 20, 2017, 07:20:17 AM
From thedollcircle on Instagram:

(http://68.media.tumblr.com/8978e97b4122bf8cb0207470240d755b/tumblr_olof0zjvzK1uo3d2zo3_540.png)

Twyla doesn't have the weird arm shadow! Now she has...no shadows? And Toralei's hair is crazy! Cleo looks pretty good, but I'm not blown away by any of these.

(http://68.media.tumblr.com/ab1d098de03e5c5790be8533762c1823/tumblr_olof0zjvzK1uo3d2zo1_540.png)

The nymphs. So they each come with a piece of scenery. Jada's my favorite.

(http://68.media.tumblr.com/1b0c7e03610160c2bb84bedb20d7ddda/tumblr_olof0zjvzK1uo3d2zo2_540.png)

Full-body (and full-height) shot of Treesa. I wonder what her mechanism is.
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Post by: Fairy Tale Man on February 20, 2017, 07:30:00 AM
So glad I didn't get Electrified Twyla, I like this one better.
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Post by: dfotw on February 20, 2017, 07:31:22 AM
The Garden Ghouls are a bit meh, but Twyla has potential (maybe rebodied on a G1 body if she ends up not actually having her shadows). And Treesa looks good, though I hope her mechanism doesn't interfere with posability!
Are the nymphs articulated on elbows/knees, or are they just molded like that? I can't see properly.
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Post by: Evilunicorn on February 20, 2017, 08:04:04 AM
I'm really hoping Tylas lack of shadows is just due to it being a prototype and her actual doll will have them  :|
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Post by: Claire85 on February 20, 2017, 08:05:11 AM
They are really loving that crimper. Wow.

Is the reboot set in the 80s or something haha.

I want to like the Garden Ghouls, but there is something that just seems off to me.
They don't have that hugely monstery feel.
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Post by: 8BrickMario on February 20, 2017, 08:14:37 AM
I'm really hoping Tylas lack of shadows is just due to it being a prototype and her actual doll will have them  :|
The problem is, we already saw her prototype which was on the Electrified body. Unless this is a second prototype, that's not likely.
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Post by: Morieris on February 20, 2017, 08:35:49 AM
I'm not...thrilled with anyone but Treesa. Which is cool.
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Post by: Dia on February 20, 2017, 08:41:02 AM
I might get Cleo but my feelings may change once they actually get released. I really like her scarab wings at least. Pretty disappointed about Twyla's arms as well. Also does anyone else feel like Venus should have been a shoe in for this line?
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Post by: Evilunicorn on February 20, 2017, 09:06:00 AM
I might get Cleo but my feelings may change once they actually get released. I really like her scarab wings at least. Pretty disappointed about Twyla's arms as well. Also does anyone else feel like Venus should have been a shoe in for this line?

*mattel makes a garden line, ignores the one character that is an actual plant*  :argh:

I'm trying to find a good photo of the new Twyla because it almost looks like she has a bit of a shadow on her arm. A. It like what they did to her legs in freak du chic just on her arm and thinner? Or I'm just actually going crazy and seeing things
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Claire85 on February 20, 2017, 09:08:01 AM
I might get Cleo but my feelings may change once they actually get released. I really like her scarab wings at least. Pretty disappointed about Twyla's arms as well. Also does anyone else feel like Venus should have been a shoe in for this line?

*mattel makes a garden line, ignores the one character that is an actual plant*  :argh:

Sounds normal for Mattel to be honest. They did put both a cat and rock gargoyle in the Nautical line.
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Post by: Fairy Tale Man on February 20, 2017, 09:12:03 AM
They just released three Venuses in a row... >_>
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Post by: Morieris on February 20, 2017, 10:49:49 AM
I'm disappointed they didn't make this the crossover line with EAH than the fact that a plant girl isn't in it. A magical garden that lays between the boundary between worlds where they could have met Faybelle and Nina.

Mattel doesn't make the obvious choice for who goes into a line because the obvious choice is mostly boring. It's way more interesting to see how they make a garden cat than a garden plant girl. Venus already has three minidresses this Gen around.
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Post by: Evilunicorn on February 20, 2017, 11:31:35 AM
(http://i1026.photobucket.com/albums/y322/hayleyblair10/0F95C1F2-4AF8-4607-8FE0-FDA6A5204FB5_zpsl36a8jbj.png)

Doesn't it look like she has some sort of shadow design in her arm? Like the legs on freak du chic? Or am I crazy?
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Post by: ReversedUser on February 20, 2017, 11:33:13 AM
(http://i1026.photobucket.com/albums/y322/hayleyblair10/0F95C1F2-4AF8-4607-8FE0-FDA6A5204FB5_zpsl36a8jbj.png)

Doesn't it look like she has some sort of shadow design in her arm? Like the legs on freak du chic? Or am I crazy?

Nope, it definitely reminds me of her Freak du Chic shadows. I don't why they're messing with Twyla specifically so much.
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Post by: 8BrickMario on February 20, 2017, 11:52:35 AM
All I'm seeing is the cupped hand that doesn't seem to be fitted tightly into the joint...is Venus' condition spreading?
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Post by: ReversedUser on February 20, 2017, 11:57:13 AM
All I'm seeing is the cupped hand that doesn't seem to be fitted tightly into the joint...is Venus' condition spreading?

We'll have to see. Electrified Twyla has the same hands and hers are removable.
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Post by: Rhana on February 20, 2017, 12:01:06 PM
Cleo, Toralei and Teeresa are must haves for me. Idk what's up with Twylas face though.
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Post by: Claire on February 20, 2017, 01:17:03 PM
I actually really like the Garden Ghouls! I'm loving Toralei's crazy hair. XD
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Post by: cometcrystal on February 20, 2017, 02:22:56 PM
Cleo's my favorite, I don't think there's anything I even dislike about her, other than her lipstick color. But they've been robbing her of good lipstick colors lately anyway. Imagine how good this doll would have looked in a deep turquoise!

Toralei and Twyla are pretty cute too, which is weird since I don't usually like their dolls in general.

Treesa definitely looks better than her prototype, but she needs a new outfit. If she got new clothes, I think she'd seem a lot more magical.

I don't really like the little bug dolls, but I didn't expect to.
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Post by: ReversedUser on February 20, 2017, 02:59:28 PM
Treesa definitely looks better than her prototype, but she needs a new outfit. If she got new clothes, I think she'd seem a lot more magical.

I'm very curious about what people are going to do with Treesa outfit-wise, especially because of that huge knob on her back like the 2-n-1 Ashlynn.
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Post by: Evilunicorn on February 20, 2017, 03:28:53 PM
Treesa definitely looks better than her prototype, but she needs a new outfit. If she got new clothes, I think she'd seem a lot more magical.

I'm very curious about what people are going to do with Treesa outfit-wise, especially because of that huge knob on her back like the 2-n-1 Ashlynn.
Maybe strapless or spaghetti strap barbie gowns could work?
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Post by: ReversedUser on February 20, 2017, 03:59:47 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQwIYPxhnpE/. A short video showing the Garden Ghouls up close.

-It looks like Toralei only has part of her hair crimped and the rest is straight.
-Not a huge fan of the ruffles, I can see they're going for a shakespearean vibe but it isn't quite working.
-Poor Cleo kind of has Ghouls Spirit Frankie Syndrome: her eyeshadow is that weird conjunctivitis tone.
-Am I seeing things or has Toralei lost her claws?
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Post by: SpaceCadet on February 20, 2017, 04:11:28 PM
I like Twyla's wings.
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Post by: 8BrickMario on February 20, 2017, 04:36:32 PM
Great, now that you mentioned Midsummer Night's Dream I really want them all!

I think Toralei is confusing me. I kind of hate her hair... but I kind of love it?
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Post by: dfotw on February 20, 2017, 04:40:10 PM
Toralei definitely doesn't have claws in that (hopefully?) prototype. And she looks hilariously cat-spooked up close, did they change the shape of her eyes or something?
Also, I can see *something* on Twyla's right arm, I think they're thin wispy shadows. Quite a difference from her G1 big vines of darkness!
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Post by: Lhianneth on February 20, 2017, 05:02:31 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQwIYPxhnpE/. A short video showing the Garden Ghouls up close.

-It looks like Toralei only has part of her hair crimped and the rest is straight.
-Not a huge fan of the ruffles, I can see they're going for a shakespearean vibe but it isn't quite working.
-Poor Cleo kind of has Ghouls Spirit Frankie Syndrome: her eyeshadow is that weird conjunctivitis tone.
-Am I seeing things or has Toralei lost her claws?

Her raised hand appears to have claws, but the other hand is hard to tell? They've changed the mould for sure, though. They're shorter/blunter. If you pause it, you can just barely make out the points.
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Post by: Wardah on February 20, 2017, 05:08:34 PM
With Twyla it seems like they are going with the idea that the shadows can shift around on her body that they kinda toyed with in G1 with Haunted and FdC. They probably got a lot of complaints about the shoes scraping off the paint of the earliest dolls.
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Post by: RochelleGoyleFanatic on February 20, 2017, 05:11:22 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQwIYPxhnpE/. A short video showing the Garden Ghouls up close.

-It looks like Toralei only has part of her hair crimped and the rest is straight.
-Not a huge fan of the ruffles, I can see they're going for a shakespearean vibe but it isn't quite working.
-Poor Cleo kind of has Ghouls Spirit Frankie Syndrome: her eyeshadow is that weird conjunctivitis tone.
-Am I seeing things or has Toralei lost her claws?

Her raised hand appears to have claws, but the other hand is hard to tell? They've changed the mould for sure, though. They're shorter/blunter. If you pause it, you can just barely make out the points.


They might be prototypes?
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Post by: 8BrickMario on February 20, 2017, 05:28:30 PM
With Twyla it seems like they are going with the idea that the shadows can shift around on her body that they kinda toyed with in G1 with Haunted and FdC. They probably got a lot of complaints about the shoes scraping off the paint of the earliest dolls.
That makes sense. I actually think the wisp design on the arms is much more versatile than the gloved look she had before.
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Post by: Morieris on February 20, 2017, 05:48:37 PM
With Twyla it seems like they are going with the idea that the shadows can shift around on her body that they kinda toyed with in G1 with Haunted and FdC. They probably got a lot of complaints about the shoes scraping off the paint of the earliest dolls.

That'd be a genuinely cool idea. I guess they can't randomize the plastic pattern like they do Rochelle.
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Post by: Sapphire-Light on February 20, 2017, 06:37:45 PM
Well Rochelle lost her claws in G2 so is not surprising they might get rid of Toralei's claws as well to make her "less scary"  :annoyed:

Hopefully we can get closer pictures, I dot have interest in this Garden line for the moment, I only like Toralei colours, but I don't like Treesa at all and she might suffer from the gimmicks 
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Post by: Rhana on February 20, 2017, 06:39:20 PM
The photos of Treesa blew me away. She's absolutely gorgeous! <3
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Post by: galaxy on February 20, 2017, 06:43:11 PM
Twyla is so pretty! I love her dress.
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Post by: Listie on February 20, 2017, 07:40:05 PM
I kinda like the Garden Ghouls, but Treesa is really awkward to me. I dunno, it just looks weird from her waist to her knees. Reminds me of that scene in The Naked Gun 33 ⅓ with the 'long legs gag'.
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Post by: beautiful_monster on February 20, 2017, 09:40:53 PM
Well Rochelle lost her claws in G2 so is not surprising they might get rid of Toralei's claws as well to make her "less scary"  :annoyed:

Hopefully we can get closer pictures, I dot have interest in this Garden line for the moment, I only like Toralei colours, but I don't like Treesa at all and she might suffer from the gimmicks 

Rochelle had claws? Like, clawed hands? I only saw clawed hands on Rochelle for Zombie Shake. Did I miss something?
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Post by: QuirkyCat on February 20, 2017, 09:49:08 PM
Well Rochelle lost her claws in G2 so is not surprising they might get rid of Toralei's claws as well to make her "less scary"  :annoyed:

Hopefully we can get closer pictures, I dot have interest in this Garden line for the moment, I only like Toralei colours, but I don't like Treesa at all and she might suffer from the gimmicks 

Rochelle had claws? Like, clawed hands? I only saw clawed hands on Rochelle for Zombie Shake. Did I miss something?
I think people meant clawed hand like the hands Clawdeen has.
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Post by: Ocean on February 21, 2017, 01:38:09 AM
They are really loving that crimper. Wow.

Is the reboot set in the 80s or something haha.

I want to like the Garden Ghouls, but there is something that just seems off to me.
They don't have that hugely monstery feel.

Because they are pretty much faeries  ;)

There must be a way to de-crimpify the hair.

Post Merge: February 21, 2017, 01:46:47 AM

Well Rochelle lost her claws in G2 so is not surprising they might get rid of Toralei's claws as well to make her "less scary"  :annoyed:

Hopefully we can get closer pictures, I dot have interest in this Garden line for the moment, I only like Toralei colours, but I don't like Treesa at all and she might suffer from the gimmicks 

Rochelle had claws? Like, clawed hands? I only saw clawed hands on Rochelle for Zombie Shake. Did I miss something?
I think people meant clawed hand like the hands Clawdeen has.

I never really gave it much active thought, but I'm pretty sure my Haunted and Freak du Chic Rochelles also have clawed hands...somehow I can't remember my date pack Roch's hands, but I'm leaning towards yes as well. I think of her as a clawed monster. It makes sense for a gargoyle to have claws. Isn't shriekwrecked Roch wearing gloves? Hopefully the gloves are just "covering the claws" for just that doll.
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Post by: akirafay on February 21, 2017, 01:58:12 AM
I need that Cleo. *-* But I think I like this whole line in general :3
Also, Toralei has her cat nose! <3 And I agree that they keep changing Twyla's shadows perhaps because they are supposed to be shifting around. And I love that idea. ^-^
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Post by: RochelleGoyleFanatic on February 21, 2017, 04:47:27 AM
They are really loving that crimper. Wow.

Is the reboot set in the 80s or something haha.

I want to like the Garden Ghouls, but there is something that just seems off to me.
They don't have that hugely monstery feel.

Because they are pretty much faeries  ;)

There must be a way to de-crimpify the hair.

Post Merge: February 21, 2017, 01:46:47 AM

Well Rochelle lost her claws in G2 so is not surprising they might get rid of Toralei's claws as well to make her "less scary"  :annoyed:

Hopefully we can get closer pictures, I dot have interest in this Garden line for the moment, I only like Toralei colours, but I don't like Treesa at all and she might suffer from the gimmicks 

Rochelle had claws? Like, clawed hands? I only saw clawed hands on Rochelle for Zombie Shake. Did I miss something?
I think people meant clawed hand like the hands Clawdeen has.

I never really gave it much active thought, but I'm pretty sure my Haunted and Freak du Chic Rochelles also have clawed hands...somehow I can't remember my date pack Roch's hands, but I'm leaning towards yes as well. I think of her as a clawed monster. It makes sense for a gargoyle to have claws. Isn't shriekwrecked Roch wearing gloves? Hopefully the gloves are just "covering the claws" for just that doll.

Her Party Ghouls doll doesn't have the clawed hands :(

Post Merge: February 21, 2017, 04:48:12 AM

Well Rochelle lost her claws in G2 so is not surprising they might get rid of Toralei's claws as well to make her "less scary"  :annoyed:

Hopefully we can get closer pictures, I dot have interest in this Garden line for the moment, I only like Toralei colours, but I don't like Treesa at all and she might suffer from the gimmicks 

why would they do that to Toralei when Catrine still has the clawed hands?
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Post by: nessa16 on February 21, 2017, 05:30:01 AM
Treesa is kind of cool but not sure on her gimmick yet. Otherwise, I wholly underwhelmed by the Garden Ghouls. I want to love Cleo as she has always been my favorite but will have to see her in person. Same with Toralei. Twyla is a big no, like many of her other dolls for me. Her 13 Wishes sig is the only one I have loved. Her face always looks...odd to me.  Almost garish, perhaps? Not feeling the nymphs either, just "meh".
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Post by: 8BrickMario on February 21, 2017, 06:40:05 AM
This ASM Toy Fair gallery has some good closeups of the garden dolls. I'm really liking the body molding on the nymphs, and Treesa's details are great.

http://toyfair17.asmzine.com/gallery/mattel/showroom/index.html (http://toyfair17.asmzine.com/gallery/mattel/showroom/index.html)
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Post by: bbqweasel on February 21, 2017, 08:02:43 AM
I love how detailed the little insect dolls are. I really like the dragonfly one with the extra arms. I just wish they had more articulation, those extra arms are crying out to be posed. The joint it currently has makes it kind of weird.
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Post by: Sapphire-Light on February 21, 2017, 08:37:32 AM

why would they do that to Toralei when Catrine still has the clawed hands?

Well, Mattel has being indecisive lately, for example in G2 Lagoona some releases have molded fins in her legs (the one wit the scooter) while other have the fins has a removable  piece like the ones in G1
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Post by: Manster Guy on February 21, 2017, 08:53:29 AM
Yay for the close up pics of Treesa, who I am falling in love with. Nice to see her different profiles in those pics plus she has carved details on her head, love it and a definite must buy for me. Might get some of those little garden ghouls too, wish they were better articulated though, ah well.
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Post by: 8BrickMario on February 21, 2017, 10:56:20 AM
Just noticed the romantic heart carved into Treesa's shoulder- such a cute detail!
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Post by: akirafay on February 21, 2017, 10:58:25 AM
Seeing the better pictures made me like the Garden ghouls even more :3 Twyla has the swirl even above the elbow, which I find very nice. And Treesa's make-up is really beautiful. :3
But somehow I do not like her lips... I was wondering what seemed offf about them to me, and I guess they are just too narrow/puckered. They strongly remind me of Jinafire's lips; and while Jinafire also has these huge wide eyes, somehow this combo does not work for me on Treesa. But it might as well be the photo, so I will wait till I see her in person to make my final decision. :D
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Post by: ReversedUser on February 21, 2017, 08:05:32 PM
Even closer pics of the Garden Ghouls:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQzFHQchxTB/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQzFFrNh0J8/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQzFEOMB8zb/

-I am very curious about how their wings are attached. They aren't wearing necklaces like cupid and they don't seem to have huge harnesses like the inner monsters.
-Cleo has purple and pink eyeshadow. Neat.
-Toralei seems to have one clawed hand and one normal hand so we'll probably have to wait until stock pics come in to see whether her claws are intact. I think she wins best dress.
-One of Twyla's hands looks kind of messed up the way Venus's are but the rest of her limbs look fine so I'm assuming that hand just got pulled out by accident
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Post by: Fairy Tale Man on February 21, 2017, 09:32:38 PM
^ They could have an actual hole in their back for their wings like Rochelle and Luna.
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Post by: Crriya on February 21, 2017, 10:02:18 PM
That Cleo is amazing and I'm not even a Cleo fan. I've never really liked her design but both the Electrified Cleo and this one are fantastic. :hearts:
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Post by: akirafay on February 22, 2017, 02:13:04 AM
Even closer pics of the Garden Ghouls:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQzFHQchxTB/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQzFFrNh0J8/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQzFEOMB8zb/
Oh gosh! <3 Now I really need all of them. My wallet is crying but my heart is rejoicing... :D
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Post by: neon_jellyfish on February 22, 2017, 03:06:38 AM
I like Cleo's eyes, but I don't like her lips and hair. They're not very "Cleo" to me. I'm also curious about the wings. I hope they will be poseable like Luna's.
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Post by: 8BrickMario on February 22, 2017, 06:48:43 AM
Just want to confirm: those are the Bee CAM shades on Toralei, right?
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Post by: Manster Guy on February 22, 2017, 08:56:25 AM
Just want to confirm: those are the Bee CAM shades on Toralei, right?

Yep, they sure are.
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Post by: akirafay on February 23, 2017, 05:10:37 AM
There are two interesting things about the tiny garden pixies I only noticed after watching another video from the show, not sure if you noticed.

First, they are completely plastic, top and skirt both (I don't personally mind that at all, they remind me of the MLP EG figures). The parts do seem removable, though, so maybe if they continue to make dolls of this scale, there could be some "redressing"..?

Second, they come with stands! And each one has a different stand design that seems to match their bug theme (the little bee's one looks kinda like a hive). They also double as seats, which kinda leads me to believe their knees might be articulated...? I mean, I can't really see them sitting with their legs outstretched like that... :D
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Post by: Wardah on February 23, 2017, 12:08:39 PM
There are two interesting things about the tiny garden pixies I only noticed after watching another video from the show, not sure if you noticed.

First, they are completely plastic, top and skirt both (I don't personally mind that at all, they remind me of the MLP EG figures). The parts do seem removable, though, so maybe if they continue to make dolls of this scale, there could be some "redressing"..?

Second, they come with stands! And each one has a different stand design that seems to match their bug theme (the little bee's one looks kinda like a hive). They also double as seats, which kinda leads me to believe their knees might be articulated...? I mean, I can't really see them sitting with their legs outstretched like that... :D

They kinda remind me of recent Polly Pocket. I think they are that small too.
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Post by: Esbayne on February 24, 2017, 10:05:39 PM
I'm more interested in the pixies than anything... I need that dragonfly girl soo badly. She will be my third reboot doll without a doubt, even if her plastic clothes aren't removable, I hope they are though.
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Post by: RochelleGoyleFanatic on February 25, 2017, 08:42:00 AM
Well i do like Toralei, Cleo, and Twyla and will definitely pick them up.  Treesa is pretty but I'll probably skip on her.
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Post by: mlly on February 25, 2017, 08:50:37 PM
The garden pixies could've been as cool as the Frightmares but they're not... The latter had some interesting designs and neat eye screenings but these ones are just...eh.
The dragonfly one looks the best but I don't like plastic clothing on humanoid dolls.
The pink one has a really terrible color scheme and the bee girl just looks very awkward and "incomplete" for some reason..
The stands they come with are actually really cute but need more paint.

Treesa's really bleh, they really didn't need to tack on pink to her. She and the regular dolls all have awful cheap bland minidresses and I've noticed they're slowly getting rid of Twyla's limb smokes.

This whole line/concept could've been so awesome if it was just made way back when Mattel still had SOME quality.
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Post by: Wardah on February 25, 2017, 09:00:53 PM
The garden pixies could've been as cool as the Frightmares but they're not... The latter had some interesting designs and neat eye screenings but these ones are just...eh.
The dragonfly one looks the best but I don't like plastic clothing on humanoid dolls.

I think they are Polly Pocket sized which is even smaller than the Frightmares. If that's the case then these are pretty impressive.
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Post by: neon_jellyfish on February 26, 2017, 02:33:05 AM
Mattel lady said they were 6" in The Doll Circle vid (cca 1:20 in).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpSBH6RcX8s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpSBH6RcX8s)
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Post by: textsfrommh on February 26, 2017, 02:47:35 AM
Treesa has a cool overall design, but that dress just annoys me. I know they need to keep the dress simple to accommodate the growing gimmick, but why does it need such an ugly print? It just looks so visually uninteresting.
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Post by: smileshy22 on February 26, 2017, 01:55:49 PM
I found promo pictures of Cleo, Twyla and Toralei on Tumblr! I really like Cleo's sunglasses.  :cool:

(https://68.media.tumblr.com/9233fd6310e4b20ece90d39ff966aad4/tumblr_olzly5KCqU1qg8gl8o2_400.jpg)

(https://68.media.tumblr.com/bf69ab574f74afaec8606f6ab421704e/tumblr_olzly5KCqU1qg8gl8o1_400.jpg)

(https://68.media.tumblr.com/e87f6560c905029577dbde47e0cc7094/tumblr_olzly5KCqU1qg8gl8o3_400.jpg)
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Post by: 8BrickMario on February 26, 2017, 02:09:39 PM
Ooh, all of them look really nice in those pictures. The shadowy tattered look for Twyla's wings is great.
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Post by: Morieris on February 26, 2017, 02:16:02 PM
I'm curious to see if the wing back mech has changed...Torelai's wings have a tiger's FACE on them, that's awesome.
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Post by: Wardah on February 26, 2017, 02:19:06 PM
Mattel lady said they were 6" in The Doll Circle vid (cca 1:20 in).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpSBH6RcX8s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpSBH6RcX8s)

I'm not sure that's accurate. If they were 6in they would be taller than Chelsea and up to the waist of regular MH dolls. If you pause the video at 0:18 you can see they aren't that tall.

https://youtu.be/TgCeuQcfqHk
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Post by: Knightfire on February 26, 2017, 04:01:51 PM
(https://68.media.tumblr.com/e87f6560c905029577dbde47e0cc7094/tumblr_olzly5KCqU1qg8gl8o3_400.jpg)

Lol @ the tiger face on Tora's wings.
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Post by: Evilunicorn on February 26, 2017, 04:45:39 PM
Curious to see how these wings are attached. Are they just glued on, connect to the clothing, or is it like how the GSR wings were?
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Post by: dArcangel on February 26, 2017, 06:10:35 PM
Oh no, Mattel is preying on my weakness of wings...must resist temptation to get them all...even those awesome tiger wings...
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Post by: writtenhuman on February 26, 2017, 06:25:48 PM
Still not loving the dresses, but I like Torelai more and more.
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Post by: Ameyal on February 26, 2017, 10:55:33 PM
Ok, I'm really liking Twyla and the bughouls.

I also just realized this is a major line WIHOUT DRACULAURA AND/OR CLAWDEEN!!!
(watch me jinx it like GSR and them becoming the exclusives....)
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Post by: 8BrickMario on February 27, 2017, 05:49:50 AM
No Frankie, either- the entire main trio is absent!
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Post by: Claire85 on February 27, 2017, 07:14:17 AM
Ok, I'm really liking Twyla and the bughouls.

I also just realized this is a major line WIHOUT DRACULAURA AND/OR CLAWDEEN!!!
(watch me jinx it like GSR and them becoming the exclusives....)

Oh wow.. Didn't even notice haha. Honestly, there is probAbly going to be exclhsives of the mains..
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Post by: monsteleon on February 27, 2017, 10:45:16 AM
Ok, I'm really liking Twyla and the bughouls.

I also just realized this is a major line WIHOUT DRACULAURA AND/OR CLAWDEEN!!!
(watch me jinx it like GSR and them becoming the exclusives....)

Oh wow.. Didn't even notice haha. Honestly, there is probAbly going to be exclhsives of the mains..

Could be, but so far the only main in the Part Ghouls line is Draculaura, so maybe not?  I know GG is supposed to be the next major line attached to the fall movie and all and PG is a small independent line, but one can hope!  (Or at least for my bank account's sake, I hope the lineup stays as is!)
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Post by: 8BrickMario on February 27, 2017, 11:22:42 AM
Ok, I'm really liking Twyla and the bughouls.

I also just realized this is a major line WIHOUT DRACULAURA AND/OR CLAWDEEN!!!
(watch me jinx it like GSR and them becoming the exclusives....)

Oh wow.. Didn't even notice haha. Honestly, there is probAbly going to be exclhsives of the mains..

Could be, but so far the only main in the Part Ghouls line is Draculaura, so maybe not?  I know GG is supposed to be the next major line attached to the fall movie and all and PG is a small independent line, but one can hope!  (Or at least for my bank account's sake, I hope the lineup stays as is!)
I don't believe Garden of Frights is a movie line- I thought it was the yearly themed line like Shriekwrecked or Freak du Chic. We've certainly never heard any word of it being connected to a movie.
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Post by: sisterskipper on February 27, 2017, 12:22:01 PM
I do believe one of the many toy fair videos I saw. Maybe myfroggy stuff . They rep said it was a movie line... I may be wrong but I thought I heard it.
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Post by: monsteleon on February 27, 2017, 01:05:32 PM
I do believe one of the many toy fair videos I saw. Maybe myfroggy stuff . They rep said it was a movie line... I may be wrong but I thought I heard it.

Yes, I believe that's where I heard it too, but I can't find the video now.  If I do, I'll post a link.
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Post by: Ameyal on February 27, 2017, 08:04:10 PM
No Frankie, either- the entire main trio is absent!
Frankie was absent from Haunted, so it wouldn't be the "first" time for her.

Remember that we thought Draculaura and Clawdeen wouldn't be in GSR because their dolls/art weren't released until muuuch later than we saw the others... and then we noticed because a tiny leaked image of draculaura and someone posted the "instruction manual" showing silhouettes of other two dolls

I mean, there have been lines were no one of the mains have been featured before(Few and far between, but there have been... I think) but this would be the first MAJOR line(Movie or not) to lack the main three(And like I said, Frankie wasn't even in the story for "Haunted")
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Claire on February 27, 2017, 08:29:32 PM
I like these girls! Twyla's little moth face fascinator is adorable. I would TOTALLY WEAR CLEO'S SUNGLASSES I'M NOT EVEN KIDDING. And Toralei's tiger face wings are great. <3
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Wardah on February 27, 2017, 09:42:59 PM
I do believe one of the many toy fair videos I saw. Maybe myfroggy stuff . They rep said it was a movie line... I may be wrong but I thought I heard it.

Yes, I believe that's where I heard it too, but I can't find the video now.  If I do, I'll post a link.

If you heard it it wasn't in any of Froggy's videos. Anyways I thought the movie was supposed to tie into the storyline for the new series.
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Post by: desdisques on February 28, 2017, 06:19:48 AM
Perhaps the reason there aren't any main ghouls is that they are doing smaller lines now, so they have to rotate characters more? Party Ghouls kinda had that going (except Lala with the hair.)
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Post by: ReversedUser on February 28, 2017, 10:31:36 AM
If you heard it it wasn't in any of Froggy's videos. Anyways I thought the movie was supposed to tie into the storyline for the new series.

Yeah I've watched a bunch of toy fair videos (including hers) and none of them mention GG as the fall movie line. Closest I heard any of the reps talking about a movie is referencing how kids will be able to recognize Dracula from Welcome to Monster High in the Monster Family set. If GG was the movie line I'm pretty sure they would've made that a major talking point.

I don't think we have any info on the fall movie yet other than an amazon listing for the novelization. I've seen some speculation that the 44 minute special that's going to compliment the youtube show is the the fall movie but nothing in the article about it states that outright.
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Post by: Melissa on February 28, 2017, 09:27:53 PM
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Post by: neon_jellyfish on February 28, 2017, 11:36:58 PM
Mattel lady said they were 6" in The Doll Circle vid (cca 1:20 in).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpSBH6RcX8s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpSBH6RcX8s)

I'm not sure that's accurate. If they were 6in they would be taller than Chelsea and up to the waist of regular MH dolls. If you pause the video at 0:18 you can see they aren't that tall.

https://youtu.be/TgCeuQcfqHk

I just said what Mattel employee said about them, but they do look smaller than that, which is actually nice, they're more bug-y that way. They seem to be about the same height as vinyls, perhaps? That would be cute.

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Post by: mistic_imp on March 01, 2017, 12:37:42 AM
love toralie  but not sure abou the others.. will love to see these in stores..  tora may be my first  reboot doll..
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: dArcangel on March 02, 2017, 05:20:10 AM
Does anyone else find those miniature heads insanely creepy?

(http://68.media.tumblr.com/fdde55883db5339ee3905562bf9aba1a/tumblr_om6bvpDu0e1rosg0bo1_1280.jpg)
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Post by: 8BrickMario on March 02, 2017, 06:02:33 AM
Only a couple of them, to be honest. Maybe MH has prepared me with its already head-focused proportions. This is just one step further.
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Post by: cometcrystal on March 02, 2017, 06:25:47 AM
Those little bugs on Treesa are ridiculously cute. The pink one with glasses is my favorite, but I'm also partial to the spider one since I love tarantulas.
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Post by: Rhana on March 02, 2017, 09:23:17 AM
I happen to find them adorable! :D
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Post by: Evilunicorn on March 02, 2017, 10:19:04 AM
I hate spiders but the little spider girl is kinda cute? And it looks like Treesa is covered in glitter?
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Post by: Sapphire-Light on March 02, 2017, 11:57:10 AM
Those little guys on Treesa reminds me of the background characters in the TV show Strawberry Shortcake berry bitty adventures

Cutesy? yes, monsterish? I don't think so, this makes pretty clear G2 is aimed at a younger kid audience than G1 , I wish we could have some monsterish dolls as well in G2
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Post by: desdisques on March 02, 2017, 04:08:28 PM
I wonder if she will come with those little bugs or they will be extra? I'm guessing extra since we didn't see them at Toy Fair on her.
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Post by: Ameyal on March 02, 2017, 06:55:56 PM
Maybe they'll come with the other dolls? Two with each, or one with each, meaning we have to see other three... hmmm..


Anyway, I find them both ugly and adorable haha
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Post by: roseprincess1 on March 02, 2017, 07:01:42 PM
Does anyone else find those miniature heads insanely creepy?

(http://68.media.tumblr.com/fdde55883db5339ee3905562bf9aba1a/tumblr_om6bvpDu0e1rosg0bo1_1280.jpg)
they look like the pixies from winx kinda. cute tho.
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Post by: Esbayne on March 02, 2017, 07:21:04 PM
I really dislike those minis... They don't look Monster High at all.
They almost look like something out of 80's Strawberry Shortcake..?

Also unfortunately that photo is really making me like Treesa... xD I only wanted the dragonfly pixie, damn!! I might have to get her, too. She's really stunning in that photo, she didn't win me over before but something about her there makes her look infinitely better.

Also, I'm sorry if it was said and I missed it-
How big are the bug girls? Like, Frightmare size? I kinda hope they're at least that big.
And how big will Treesa be, like normal MH size that stretches up to Goo size?
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Melissa on March 02, 2017, 07:40:08 PM
I really dislike those minis... They don't look Monster High at all.
They almost look like something out of 80's Strawberry Shortcake..?

Also unfortunately that photo is really making me like Treesa... xD I only wanted the dragonfly pixie, damn!! I might have to get her, too. She's really stunning in that photo, she didn't win me over before but something about her there makes her look infinitely better.

Also, I'm sorry if it was said and I missed it-
How big are the bug girls? Like, Frightmare size? I kinda hope they're at least that big.
And how big will Treesa be, like normal MH size that stretches up to Goo size?
From the video on the previous page, Treesa looks to be about Gooliope size, so my guess is that the bugs are about Frightmare size, or at least from foot to head about Frightmare height even if the proportions are off some?
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Post by: Shahaila on March 02, 2017, 08:29:17 PM
Totally creepy and absolutely adorable.  Hope to get to see this in person.
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Post by: Evilunicorn on March 02, 2017, 10:11:48 PM
I really dislike those minis... They don't look Monster High at all.
They almost look like something out of 80's Strawberry Shortcake..?

Also unfortunately that photo is really making me like Treesa... xD I only wanted the dragonfly pixie, damn!! I might have to get her, too. She's really stunning in that photo, she didn't win me over before but something about her there makes her look infinitely better.

Also, I'm sorry if it was said and I missed it-
How big are the bug girls? Like, Frightmare size? I kinda hope they're at least that big.
And how big will Treesa be, like normal MH size that stretches up to Goo size?
From the video on the previous page, Treesa looks to be about Gooliope size, so my guess is that the bugs are about Frightmare size, or at least from foot to head about Frightmare height even if the proportions are off some?
I think I read somewhere that she's 15"? She probably grows to be 17-18" is my guess
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Wardah on March 03, 2017, 11:11:39 AM
Those little guys on Treesa reminds me of the background characters in the TV show Strawberry Shortcake berry bitty adventures

Cutesy? yes, monsterish? I don't think so, this makes pretty clear G2 is aimed at a younger kid audience than G1 , I wish we could have some monsterish dolls as well in G2


I dunno. While the style is rather cutesy I don't think any other brand would tackle bugs quite like this since bugs are usually considered "too creepy" with the exception of butterflies and ladybugs. If this was Barbie they would have probably been flowers and of course SSC was about berries which are both cutesy safe themes. This whole Garden of Frights thing seems to be about bugs more than plants tbh.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: 8BrickMario on March 03, 2017, 11:32:27 AM
Although I know it's tied up to get out of the way of her wings/branches, I think Treesa would really benefit from a loose hairstyle.

And yeah, it's still MH. Even if they're not willing to do it for the standard dolls anymore, the new garden characters have a lot of molding, and the bugs are full-on buggy. No idea what Treesa's little weirdos are supposed to be, but the creepy is still here...just a bit subdued in this case.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Sapphire-Light on March 03, 2017, 01:53:15 PM
Those little guys on Treesa reminds me of the background characters in the TV show Strawberry Shortcake berry bitty adventures

Cutesy? yes, monsterish? I don't think so, this makes pretty clear G2 is aimed at a younger kid audience than G1 , I wish we could have some monsterish dolls as well in G2


I dunno. While the style is rather cutesy I don't think any other brand would tackle bugs quite like this since bugs are usually considered "too creepy" with the exception of butterflies and ladybugs. If this was Barbie they would have probably been flowers and of course SSC was about berries which are both cutesy safe themes. This whole Garden of Frights thing seems to be about bugs more than plants tbh.

Well, it depends on what the creators wants for the kids to feel, some kid friendly bugs (non butterflies and ladybugs)  can be seen in the Glo-friends cartoon and toys, the Miss Spider's Sunny Patch friends show, and Pixar's a Bug's Life  :)

You can have designs that have slightly  creepy looking bugs without making it too scary for kids like the ones in the James and the giant peach movie  ;)
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Post by: itzelery on March 22, 2017, 03:15:32 PM
Sorry to bring the topic up with nothing new to add but I've been thinking that Treesa's face looks familiar.  So after thinking and thinking I started to notice the similarities between her sculpt and Jinafire's. Do you think it's the same with minor tweaks? Or an all new one with coincidental look-alike-ness?

Here's a side-by-side comparison. I think they have similar noses and mouths.

(https://68.media.tumblr.com/2ec5e20eb0f88c26e196b3a6bd3148b9/tumblr_on8lrjRAYD1qa17tbo1_540.png)
🤔

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Post by: 8BrickMario on March 22, 2017, 04:24:16 PM
Sorry to bring the topic up with nothing new to add but I've been thinking that Treesa's face looks familiar.  So after thinking and thinking I started to notice the similarities between her sculpt and Jinafire's. Do you think it's the same with minor tweaks? Or an all new one with coincidental look-alike-ness?

Here's a side-by-side comparison. I think they have similar noses and mouths.

(https://68.media.tumblr.com/2ec5e20eb0f88c26e196b3a6bd3148b9/tumblr_on8lrjRAYD1qa17tbo1_540.png)
🤔
I noticed it too, but I think they just turned out similar. Upsizing and tweaking a mold seems a bit overcomplicated.
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Post by: SaelaVe on March 22, 2017, 09:09:01 PM
Sorry to bring the topic up with nothing new to add but I've been thinking that Treesa's face looks familiar.  So after thinking and thinking I started to notice the similarities between her sculpt and Jinafire's. Do you think it's the same with minor tweaks? Or an all new one with coincidental look-alike-ness?

Here's a side-by-side comparison. I think they have similar noses and mouths.

(https://68.media.tumblr.com/2ec5e20eb0f88c26e196b3a6bd3148b9/tumblr_on8lrjRAYD1qa17tbo1_540.png)
🤔
I noticed it too, but I think they just turned out similar. Upsizing and tweaking a mold seems a bit overcomplicated.

Not necessarily.  I'm fairly certain that Mattel keeps digital files of all of their molds so that they can be easily altered or re-sized.  And we know that it must be pretty easy for them to re-scale pieces because they did it for the Frightfully Tall line.
So while I can't say for certain that Treesa is a tweaked Jinafire, it would be easy for Mattel to do if they wanted to.

And yes, I agree, itzelery.  She definitely does look a lot like Jinafire.
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Post by: smileshy22 on March 23, 2017, 05:31:39 PM
Here are HD promo pictures of Toralei!

http://monsterhighcolombia.tumblr.com/post/158744724774/toralei-stripe-daughter-of-the-werecat
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Post by: Evilunicorn on March 23, 2017, 05:52:50 PM
Here are HD promo pictures of Toralei!

http://monsterhighcolombia.tumblr.com/post/158744724774/toralei-stripe-daughter-of-the-werecat
I'd probably get her if she didn't have that florescent pink lipstick...it really doesn't suit her
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Post by: Carrehz on March 23, 2017, 06:14:02 PM
Toralei's so cute - she has Tiger Swallowtail wings! I love it when they do stuff like that, nice to see some of the G1 cleverness is still around. I hadn't even noticed they had a literal tiger face on them until I checked this thread :) (Smileshy22 - thanks for posting that link to the HQ photos of her!! I hadn't seen those yet. She's so gorgeous, aaa ;A;)

I agree, the pink lipstick looks a bit out of place on her, but it does look better in these new promo photos than at Toy Fair, so maybe it was just the odd lighting at Toy Fair making it look worse than it actually is and it'll look better on the actual doll? It wouldn't be the first time that's happened.

Are her shoes re-used molds? They look familiar but I can't place them.

Her face looks the same to me - her eyes do look a bit different but it could just be an optical illusion, like with Catrine - her post-reboot dolls look like they have bigger eyes, but it's the exact same mold, it just looks like that because she now has less eye makeup. If that makes sense.

I hope she hasn't lost her claws :s I can't tell if she has them in these new photos or not. Does reboot!Clawdeen still have her claws? I haven't been paying too close attention to her, but if she has, then it's weird that they'd take them away from Toralei.. hm.

The bug/baby things that come with Treesa are... weird. Treesa doesn't interest me much (she's cool, just not my thing) but I love her little heart "tattoo" :D The insect girls are.. hm.. I'm not sure what to make of them. If their clothes are at all removable then that'll be great, but if they're completely molded to their bodies then I'm not sure I'll be interested.. plastic clothes I can deal with, they can be swapped out w/ real ones if need be, but molded clothes, you're stuck with. :s (Well, unless you get creative, I suppose, but you know what I mean :P) I'll wait and see about those, I guess.

Those new promo photos have made me really excited for this Toralei, though. :D I already wanted her but now I'm excited for her! I haven't felt like this about MH in a while ^_^.
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Post by: leenetje on March 24, 2017, 09:37:34 AM
I love the promo pics coming out, they make me really excited about this doll line. way more then i expected when i first saw them.
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Post by: smileshy22 on March 25, 2017, 07:59:20 PM
HD promo pictures of Cleo and Twyla! I love Twyla's wings  <3

Twyla: http://monsterhighcolombia.tumblr.com/post/158778224329/twyla-boogeyman-daughter-of-the-boogeyman

Cleo: http://monsterhighcolombia.tumblr.com/post/158795153709/cleo-de-nile-daughter-of-the-mummy-garden
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Post by: cometcrystal on March 25, 2017, 10:07:17 PM
Twyla's bow is really a little moth and that's the cutest thing I've seen all week. I'm seriously considering buying her now. Wonder if they're just giving her little smoke whisps instead of the fuller paint like they did before

Also, I'm still lovin Cleo and her scarab wings. I'll never be over that.
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Post by: schizogeri2001 on March 26, 2017, 03:57:40 PM
I like Torelei's wings! ♥
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Esbayne on March 26, 2017, 03:59:04 PM
This line gives me so much hope for MH's future.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: pinkbird on March 29, 2017, 06:49:12 AM
I like Twyla! If she had the pre-reboot eyes I'd like her a lot more but I still like her the best from this line. Toralei is nice too, those are awesome wings, but her nose has paint now like the other werecats and I am not sure I like it. Not interested in Cleo. Still need to see them in person to decide for sure.
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Post by: PJSparkles on April 03, 2017, 05:07:01 AM
I love that toralei! Her hair is amazing and i love the little under-eye spots on her makeup! Also, I'm really happy that crimped hair seems to be making a comeback. I didn't appreciate it enough on my dolls when it was in vogue. :P

She'll definitely be my third reboot doll.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Carrehz on April 10, 2017, 08:35:13 AM
Promo pics of the bug girls + another one of Treesa:

https://darth-alinart.tumblr.com/post/159125274082

(http://68.media.tumblr.com/c33461348b43a69fc60a8825f8b61742/tumblr_onsvpmBjCr1rosg0bo1_1280.jpg)
(http://68.media.tumblr.com/5c1633d1a2bda2ff442c4a19d63d5960/tumblr_onsvpmBjCr1rosg0bo2_1280.jpg)
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Post by: Esbayne on April 10, 2017, 11:55:53 AM
WOW! The bug girls and Treesa are amazing. This whole line is pretty great tbh.
I still looove that dragonfly girl, even with the molded clothes. I hope they're rubbery like the Megabloks clothes so you can at least bend them or whatever for sitting.

I wonder what's with the stuff hanging off Treesa though. We've seen like three different sets of things that are supposed to hang off her. First, the bug girls were supposed to, because Treesa was the playset aswell as a doll. Then, it was all those weird little bug baby mini things. And now, random bugs and flowers?


Also I wonder what those little toadstool things (I dunno what they really are but toadstools feels close enough) are. Stands or seats of some kind? They're neat!
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Post by: brightberry on April 11, 2017, 06:33:01 PM
I really like the random bugs and flowers version.

Actually, all of the dolls look great!  I don't know who to pick.
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Post by: akirafay on April 12, 2017, 06:34:28 AM
Also I wonder what those little toadstool things (I dunno what they really are but toadstools feels close enough) are. Stands or seats of some kind? They're neat!
If I remember correctly, the Mattel lady in one of the videos said that they can be used both as stands AND seats for them! :3
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Esbayne on April 27, 2017, 03:14:14 AM
Have we heard anything new about this line?

I'm starting to worry maybe it got scrapped or whatever else... I hope not!!
Or maybe the wait just seems unbearably long because I'm interested in it? xD

I remember seeing comments earlier also that Toralei's nose is weirding some people out now cause she never had one. I'm actually used to it honestly! Every Toralei I've gotten, so just two so far, I've painted noses on her. It actually looks exactly the same as the one in the photos, even the same brown! I'm pretty happy they actually finally gave her a cat nose honestly. I was actually weirded out that she DIDN'T have a nose before, lol! She looked so out of place with the other werecats, hence why I painted mine.
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Post by: lucifercrossing on April 27, 2017, 07:46:47 AM
I'm assuming they'll be dropping these ghouls in may.. may seems like a garden ghoul-esque month to me! I'm just excited for new old ghouls in reboot form!!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Carrehz on April 28, 2017, 08:01:54 AM
We only just got the promo photos.. I really don't think there's any reason to be concerned about these yet o___O These things take time to come out..
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Post by: Lhianneth on April 29, 2017, 05:28:40 PM
Wait. Is Toralei missing the orange patch over her one eye? Or am I blind?

... not sure how I feel about the nose paint on her, either. I'm so used to her being the one werecat without it, that it's throwing me off.

As for the others, not super keen on these, still. :(

Twyla's stock is cute, but I'm missing her shadows. That sad little vine on her arm just doesn't cut it for me. Cleo's is so-so. I love the Scarab wings and the shoes, but the sunglasses and dress are a bit meh.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: 8BrickMario 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!
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Nemesis on May 13, 2017, 09:18:54 PM
These are seriously renewing my faith in Mattel's designers. <3 Were they slated for fall or spring? I want to make sure I have plenty of cash on hand to burn, lol. XP
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: DogMom on May 14, 2017, 04:50:49 AM
Were they slated for fall or spring? I want to make sure I have plenty of cash on hand to burn, lol. XP

Second that!
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Post by: wystearya on May 14, 2017, 02:01:56 PM
Here are HD promo pictures of Toralei!

http://monsterhighcolombia.tumblr.com/post/158744724774/toralei-stripe-daughter-of-the-werecat

Oo, is that a tiger face on her butterfly wings?  Cool.  :)
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: SaelaVe on May 17, 2017, 10:16:41 AM
There are new pics of Treesa- there's no gap in her back-the part sticking out is a birdhouse!

Can you post a link to them?  What site did you see these on?
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Post by: DEStokes on May 17, 2017, 01:57:04 PM
There are new pics of Treesa- there's no gap in her back-the part sticking out is a birdhouse!

Can you post a link to them?  What site did you see these on?

Her Amazon listing is back with new photos.  Is she covered in glitter?

https://smile.amazon.com/Monster-High-Garden-Ghouls-Thornwillow/dp/B01NGTMFC3/ref=pd_ybh_a_33?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=F4EEVKJ74TQT7QQRKM37

No photos of the cute little bug girls either, I do wish she still came with them.
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Post by: desdisques on May 17, 2017, 02:18:39 PM
From Amazon:

Description:
Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

Woah that's a long description. It's good that she comes with the bugs but I like the prototype bugs a little better, they were more detailed. I still want to get her, I love the tall dolls. It does appear she is covering in glitter and it mentions that in the description.
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Post by: 8BrickMario 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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Post by: Knightfire on May 17, 2017, 07:15:41 PM
Ugh. Glitter?
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Post by: Lhianneth on May 17, 2017, 07:47:22 PM
Ugh. Glitter?

Reboot logic:
Remove Abbey's glitter, because it rubs off and looks bad, and makes a mess.
Add glitter to the 15" tall TREEEEEEE!

... in all seriousness, I'm not sure I get why she's glittery. Or the pink hair, but we've covered that one already.

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Post by: piinkypiie on May 17, 2017, 10:06:59 PM
i wonder if the wings go into the back of the doll or if its attached to the dress?
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Listie on May 18, 2017, 12:13:20 AM
i wonder if the wings go into the back of the doll or if its attached to the dress?

I think they're like the wings/fins on the GSR dolls. In this pic of Toralei, you can see a white knob where the wing is attached, possibly to make them posable?
(http://68.media.tumblr.com/db39fb571282caf67335e386fbd664e2/tumblr_ona1kj4Fky1vixp4ho2_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Carrehz on May 18, 2017, 07:21:36 AM
Huh, so the weird baby bug things we saw before have been axed, then? How confusing.

ughhh no whyyyy is she slathered with glitter D: D: Why would you do that, Mattel.. Trees don't need to be glittery....
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Snow_Leopard on May 18, 2017, 07:55:59 AM
The addition of glitter and the removal of those big headed bug babies are both pluses in my book. I'm def. more into Treesa now.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: bbqweasel on May 18, 2017, 08:39:10 AM
Huh, so the weird baby bug things we saw before have been axed, then? How confusing.

ughhh no whyyyy is she slathered with glitter D: D: Why would you do that, Mattel.. Trees don't need to be glittery....

I guess it's supposed to look like moss. Mystery magic moss, lol.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: SaelaVe on May 18, 2017, 11:53:45 AM
There are new pics of Treesa- there's no gap in her back-the part sticking out is a birdhouse!

Can you post a link to them?  What site did you see these on?

Her Amazon listing is back with new photos.  Is she covered in glitter?

https://smile.amazon.com/Monster-High-Garden-Ghouls-Thornwillow/dp/B01NGTMFC3/ref=pd_ybh_a_33?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=F4EEVKJ74TQT7QQRKM37

No photos of the cute little bug girls either, I do wish she still came with them.

Oh nice!  Thanks, DEStokes! :D

Oh no... that glitter!  Why?!  No!  Just... no and why and why and no!! :crazy: :nope:
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: itzelery on May 18, 2017, 02:47:01 PM
I still think she shares a sculpt with Jinafire but with wood texture added to it! She's cute but her dress is so bland. I'm not a huge fan of the color choice for it, either. I feel like it clashes with the rest of her very badly. I really do love the concept of a giant tree girl though.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Esbayne on May 18, 2017, 08:25:37 PM
I actually absolutely love her to be honest, glitter and all. She's just so whimsical! I love whimsical garden stuff.

I'm kinda glad the baby bugs were axed... Those were too weird, lmao.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: tornadotwist on May 19, 2017, 11:21:12 AM
Final packaging. Looks like they are gonna be called "Garden Ghouls"
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91ABOvAA%2B2L._SL1500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: 8BrickMario on May 19, 2017, 11:35:00 AM
Is it me, or did Cleo get G2 Venus syndrome?
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Morieris on May 19, 2017, 02:37:38 PM
Her dress looks less slim mini and more...bell shaped.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Lhianneth on May 19, 2017, 07:18:09 PM
Is it me, or did Cleo get G2 Venus syndrome?

I saw the same thing. He knees look really weird. Maybe it's just an awkward pose?

I've got to say, I'd consider buying Cleo and Twyla for their stock. The outfits are cute and some of the accessories are great, even if I'm not keen on the rest of it.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Manster Guy on May 20, 2017, 06:55:17 AM
Is it me, or did Cleo get G2 Venus syndrome?

It sure looks like it to me. Esp on those elbow and wrist joints :annoyed:
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Carrehz on May 20, 2017, 08:28:13 AM
Is it me, or did Cleo get G2 Venus syndrome?

Eeeep, I hope not :(

Interesting that they changed the name of the set, I wonder why.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: dArcangel on June 06, 2017, 06:08:33 AM
Treesa looks fairly glitter free here:

(https://68.media.tumblr.com/e5043046d45820a6efce0dad3240b2d8/tumblr_or4cgnQulo1uu4kvco4_1280.jpg)
Credit to doll leech on tumblr: https://dolleech.tumblr.com/post/161500569401/treesa-thornwillow-pt-2
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: DogMom on June 06, 2017, 08:18:42 AM
Interesting that they changed the name of the set, I wonder why.

I imagine 'Garden Ghouls' was less scary to test market parents than 'Garden of Frights' - in a fairy & princess-friendly world. Probably also why Treesa's add-ons were changed to 'garden charms' rather than bugs with faces. Less creepy/scary for parents.    :biggrin:

Personally I do like the garden charms a bit more than the bugs with faces, especially the spider web one. Cool!
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: writtenhuman on June 06, 2017, 08:26:27 AM
Aw man. I liked those little bugs.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: DogMom on June 06, 2017, 10:56:51 AM
Aw man. I liked those little bugs.

Teehee, the little bugs with faces could be Treesa's fashion pack. I <3 Fashion Bugs!
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Esbayne on June 06, 2017, 11:36:37 AM
WOW! I saw someone post her to the FB group, she is indeed glitter-free. I might be the only one bummed about that! xD I love glitter! Even if it wasn't very naturey of her.

I can't believe I missed her on Amazon! I've been circling like a shark to keep track of Treesa, the little dragonfly fairy girl, and the new Ku Ku Harajukus because I'm waiting for Music to decide if I want to bite the bullet and buy G and Love, too. (I think I know the answer... I'm weak. xD)

Only one is on there now for- jesus- $60!! Third party seller, no doubt.


I always plan to take photos of my dolls outside but never do. (I have to admit, my arachnophobia really deters me. Our backyard is chock full of like every kind of spider in North America, and since they kinda rule the roost back there they get huge. *gulp*) Treesa might finally kick my butt in gear, because with out backyard so crazy full of trees and flowers and foliage, how could I -not!- And uh, if she gets a spider on her, it adds to the nature photos? xD (But what you won't see is me behind the scenes yelling for my boyfriend, "THERE'S A SPIDER ON THE DOLL HELPPPP") ((I've always said the only doll I'd laugh to see a spider on would be Wydona. I'd have to swallow my screams for half a second to snap a photo of them, that doesn't show the spider's face, and -then- be free to freak out))


I'd love to take some photos of her outside in her tree stump, with Venus watering her...
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Wuvmykitties on June 06, 2017, 04:58:59 PM
Aw man. I liked those little bugs.
I know, that's what kinda added to Treesa's charm IMO.  It's sad to see Mattel striving to keep any hint of anything that might be even the slightest bit scary or dark away from the dolls, IMO it's like tearing the heart out of MH.

Seeing this Cleo makes me sad.  I'm not keen on the dress, but maybe it'll grow (no pun intended) on me?  I may get Toralei.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: RAD-Pad on June 07, 2017, 01:11:17 AM
The new pictures of Treesa make me really excited for her. I feel like the growing gimmick is nicely done and her design's really growing on me. I think I'm gonna make a few tweaks to mine if I end up getting her though.

I wonder if we're gonna get any more media for this line though? We did get that one stop-motion webisode, but that just introduced Treesa, I'm hoping they'll do more to promote the Garden Ghouls and bug pixies.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Esbayne on June 07, 2017, 06:44:02 AM
[Treesa's] design's really growing on me

;)
ehehehe
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: RochelleGoyleFanatic on June 11, 2017, 03:59:57 PM
Ooh Treesa review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uTHh8kYDlk

Credit goes to goodieparade on Youtube!
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: SaelaVe on June 12, 2017, 12:11:03 PM
She's a pass for me.

The torso looks horrible in it's extended position.  And the wing mechanism housing on her back is going to severely limit redressing.  (I was really hoping that those viney wings were detachable.  But to find out that they're permanently attached, a part of the growing mechanism, and concealed beneath a bulky, ugly birdhouse... no thank you.)

And this is just a personal drawback, but I was originally hopeful that she would be compatible with the 17" dolls, and that doesn't look to be the case.  She looks proportionally the same as Cedar, just taller. 
But again, I'm so unimpressed with this doll that I wouldn't be buying her even if she were 17 inches.

It is nice to see that she's not glittery.  And that little playset inside the tree truck is adorable.  I almost wish that they had skipped the doll and focused on a really nice, detailed tree truck playset instead.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: ReversedUser on June 12, 2017, 12:29:11 PM
I don't think I'll shell out for Treesa, but I like her a lot now that we have real pics. I think she'd benefit from a pair of shorts rather than skirt.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: desdisques on June 12, 2017, 01:43:12 PM
I really want to get her and mod her. Like get rid of her gimmick but keep her wood grain texture.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: sickfortoys on June 17, 2017, 09:46:24 PM
I really want to get her and mod her. Like get rid of her gimmick but keep her wood grain texture.

Same here. I really like her scale. I think it should be possible to remove the gimmick.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Shahaila on June 19, 2017, 09:30:02 AM
Hmmmmm ....... if the branches thing is not removable then I will most likely end up passing on Tressa ....... too bad .....
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Breannamation on June 19, 2017, 09:49:36 AM
I found the Garden Ghouls today at Smyths (UK). I didn't buy them since I don't have an interest in them, and it looks like they have the G2 Venus bodies (at least it looked like so in person)
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Carrehz on June 20, 2017, 03:03:48 PM
Thanks for the heads-up!! Unfortunately mine only had Cleo (literally there were like 5-6 Cleos on the shelf -_-) but ah well, better luck next time ;) I agree, it does look like they have the G2 Venus bodies..

OH and they had Treesa too! For some reason she was in the clearance section (there were several there so I don't think it was a mistake, maybe there just wasn't room on the MH shelves for her?) so if anyone's looking for her, you might want to check there if she's not in the actual MH aisle. She's interesting, still doesn't interest me though. Her face is kind of.. off, I can't really explain why. Kind of flat looking? She reminds me of an EAH almost, it's hard to explain.

It's nice to see her, though ^^ There haven't been any new MH in stores over here in aaaages (or at least it feels like it) so it's nice to see something new.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Wardah on June 20, 2017, 07:40:51 PM
Thanks for the heads-up!! Unfortunately mine only had Cleo (literally there were like 5-6 Cleos on the shelf -_-) but ah well, better luck next time ;) I agree, it does look like they have the G2 Venus bodies..

I'm positive the bodies themselves are the same but they changed the joint pieces. I imagine the new joints are more sturdy but the gappyness isn't pretty. The unarticulated ones actually look better.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Wuvmykitties 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.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Shahaila on June 21, 2017, 01:45:55 PM
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.
I second this.  I really wanted her until I learned that mechanism is permanent.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Carrehz on June 22, 2017, 10:17:04 AM
I got Toralei yesterday, she's really lovely!! It's weird seeing her with a cat nose, but I like it :) Mine's tail keeps falling out though, guh.

Her arms are weird.. definitely seem less poseable than the G1s. I don't remember SW Catrine having arms like this either (admittedly it has been a while since I've checked though - can't get to my MHs atm) so it looks like Tora does have G2 Venus arms. :( They look pretty bad, too - joints are too noticeable. Oh well.

Also mine has 4 small holes in her legs?? Does anyone else have a doll like this? Never noticed it before.. is it part of the new body mold or did I just get a weird one or something?

(http://kittieoflife.com/mh/ggtoraleilegs1-1.png)
(she has one on her inner right leg too, a bit to the side of her knee joint, but I forgot to get a pic of that)

It's nothing bad or anything, just thought it was weird.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Fairy Tale Man on June 23, 2017, 05:04:28 PM
Party Ghouls Venus has those same holes in her legs too.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Wardah on June 24, 2017, 08:45:51 AM
I dunno why people are calling them G2 Venus bodies when they don't have the molded vines she has. I think they should be called permanent hand bodies. I kinda understand why since the hands are lost so much by kids. I just wish they found a better way besides just increasing the peg sizes because it doesn't look great. I'll probably get used to it but still. And it makes me a little sad that the hands are permanent now. Does this mean the end of tight sleeves since there is no way to get them over the hands?
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: 8BrickMario on June 24, 2017, 08:53:40 AM
I dunno why people are calling them G2 Venus bodies when they don't have the molded vines she has.
Electrified Venus was the first doll to exhibit the nonremovable joints, so she's associated with the "condition". I call it "Venus syndrome", but one-piece bodies might also be a good term for it.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Carrehz on June 24, 2017, 04:40:42 PM
Well *I'm* calling it the "G2 Venus body" since everyone else is - want to make sure people know what I'm talking about, after all ;)

So their wrists aren't even removable?! I didn't realize, omg :( That's gonna really limit redressing.. I'm not a redresser myself, but it's always nice to have the option there, you know?
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: RAD-Pad on June 26, 2017, 09:25:23 PM
So their wrists aren't even removable?! I didn't realize, omg :( That's gonna really limit redressing.. I'm not a redresser myself, but it's always nice to have the option there, you know?

Well I think with the non-removablehands they use a different mold so the fingers aren't splayed out which was (I think) the main reason they needed to be removable in the first place. So maybe redressing is still an option?
Idk I feel like we need someone to do a thorough review of all these new molds lol
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: heftysmurf76 on July 01, 2017, 12:52:19 PM
has anyone seen a listing for the smaller "bug" girls anywhere? I did a search on Amazon and couldn't find anything...(by this I mean the 9 inch or so dolls, NOT the lil things that hang in Tressa's branches)
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Esbayne on July 01, 2017, 01:46:11 PM
has anyone seen a listing for the smaller "bug" girls anywhere? I did a search on Amazon and couldn't find anything...(by this I mean the 9 inch or so dolls, NOT the lil things that hang in Tressa's branches)

I've been stalking too and haven't seen them yet, but they're mentioned in Treesa's description so I know they haven't been axed.
They were called "Garden Ghouls winged critters" in her description.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: heftysmurf76 on July 01, 2017, 02:02:13 PM
I've been stalking too and haven't seen them yet, but they're mentioned in Treesa's description so I know they haven't been axed.
They were called "Garden Ghouls winged critters" in her description.

OK good to know others are on the lookout! if you find something please post or LMK,  thanks!!! :D
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Manster Guy on July 01, 2017, 02:16:02 PM
Monsterhighdolls.com has pictures of all three of them and their rubber skirts are hideous. But it looks like their plastic tops are removable at least.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Carrehz on July 01, 2017, 02:30:03 PM
The bug girls are on the back of Treesa's box (I think they're on the back of the Garden Ghouls box too but idk for sure) so they definitely haven't been axed :)
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Esbayne on July 01, 2017, 03:57:01 PM
I've been stalking too and haven't seen them yet, but they're mentioned in Treesa's description so I know they haven't been axed.
They were called "Garden Ghouls winged critters" in her description.

OK good to know others are on the lookout! if you find something please post or LMK,  thanks!!! :D

No problem, definitely will!
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Wardah on July 02, 2017, 07:31:07 AM
has anyone seen a listing for the smaller "bug" girls anywhere? I did a search on Amazon and couldn't find anything...(by this I mean the 9 inch or so dolls, NOT the lil things that hang in Tressa's branches)

I think they are supposed to be smaller like around 5 inches.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Snow_Leopard on July 03, 2017, 02:55:25 PM
 :biggrin: Don't care how hideous the rubber skirts on those bug girls are/aren't! As far as I'm concerned, as long as the bee girl is named "Beetrice" and not "Beeanca", I'm getting her. Waited long enough for Monster High to pun my first name.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: monsteleon on July 06, 2017, 09:26:11 AM
Here are some close-up pix of the bug girls from All About Monster High:
https://monsterhighactually.blogspot.com/2017/07/winged-critters.html (https://monsterhighactually.blogspot.com/2017/07/winged-critters.html)

Their skin and tops look kind of shimmery, perhaps pearlescent?  If so, I like it.  Makes them seem a bit more special.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Esbayne on July 08, 2017, 10:55:36 PM
That bee girl has suckered me in to needing her, too. She'd be[e] ( :haha: :rolleyes: ) the cutest little sister for Bea, my bee CAM.

This line really continues to impress me which I really love.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Listie on July 09, 2017, 02:29:15 AM
Blue Duckie has the 3 Garden Ghouls (Cleo, Twyla, Toralei). I hate to see how poor the quality is on them. :( :cry:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQFPFT5aRFc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=posxKJO0zbA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BatYbzwZZU

The joints are shoddy, they have little holes in them, and excess plastic that hasn't been cut off. Not to mention the eye wonk.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: pinkbird on July 09, 2017, 03:53:51 AM
Blue Duckie has the 3 Garden Ghouls (Cleo, Twyla, Toralei). I hate to see how poor the quality is on them. :( :cry:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQFPFT5aRFc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=posxKJO0zbA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BatYbzwZZU

The joints are shoddy, they have little holes in them, and excess plastic that hasn't been cut off. Not to mention the eye wonk.

I'm disappointed with the low quality as well - when I saw them I thought they were one of the best designs that came after the reboot, and even considered getting Twyla or Toralei. Now I'm not sure if I would get any of these... I still like the idea and the clothes they have, though.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: MintyMints on July 09, 2017, 05:59:44 AM
Has anyone seen these in stores? Since these are likely my last chance to hunt down MH dolls in the wild before they're gone, I'd prefer to hunt for them rather than just order them online :cry: I have been waiting for fairy-esque dolls since day one of collecting!
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Carrehz on July 09, 2017, 07:03:47 AM
I was wondering about the holes in them as well - I posted a pic of it a couple posts up on the last page. Really weird. I think mine had a bit of excess plastic stuck in her shoulder joint, too.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Morieris on July 09, 2017, 09:10:32 AM
Blue Duckie has the 3 Garden Ghouls (Cleo, Twyla, Toralei). I hate to see how poor the quality is on them. :( :cry:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQFPFT5aRFc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=posxKJO0zbA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BatYbzwZZU

The joints are shoddy, they have little holes in them, and excess plastic that hasn't been cut off. Not to mention the eye wonk.

Twyla's "shadows" are really lazy :/
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: smileshy22 on July 31, 2017, 08:19:33 PM
The three fairies are on Mattel Shop and Amazon for preorder! Out of all of them, I think I like Beetrice the best.
Here they are on the Mattel site:

Wingrid: http://shop.mattel.com/shop/en-us/ms/monster-high-dolls/monster-high-garden-ghouls-winged-critters-wingrid-doll-fcv48

Beetrice: http://shop.mattel.com/shop/en-us/ms/monster-high-dolls/monster-high-garden-ghouls-winged-critters-beetrice-doll-fcv49

Lumina: http://shop.mattel.com/shop/en-us/ms/monster-high-dolls/monster-high-garden-ghouls-winged-critters-lumina-doll-fcv50

Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: heftysmurf76 on July 31, 2017, 08:27:54 PM
The three fairies are on Mattel Shop and Amazon for preorder! Out of all of them, I think I like Beetrice the best.
Here they are on the Mattel site:

Wingrid: http://shop.mattel.com/shop/en-us/ms/monster-high-dolls/monster-high-garden-ghouls-winged-critters-wingrid-doll-fcv48

Beetrice: http://shop.mattel.com/shop/en-us/ms/monster-high-dolls/monster-high-garden-ghouls-winged-critters-beetrice-doll-fcv49

Lumina: http://shop.mattel.com/shop/en-us/ms/monster-high-dolls/monster-high-garden-ghouls-winged-critters-lumina-doll-fcv50


do you have links for amazon? i did a search and can't find them
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: beautiful_monster on August 01, 2017, 03:25:06 AM
Has anyone seen these in stores? Since these are likely my last chance to hunt down MH dolls in the wild before they're gone, I'd prefer to hunt for them rather than just order them online :cry: I have been waiting for fairy-esque dolls since day one of collecting!

I saw the Cleo in Target the other day. No others.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: smileshy22 on August 01, 2017, 02:48:38 PM
The three fairies are on Mattel Shop and Amazon for preorder! Out of all of them, I think I like Beetrice the best.
Here they are on the Mattel site:

Wingrid: http://shop.mattel.com/shop/en-us/ms/monster-high-dolls/monster-high-garden-ghouls-winged-critters-wingrid-doll-fcv48

Beetrice: http://shop.mattel.com/shop/en-us/ms/monster-high-dolls/monster-high-garden-ghouls-winged-critters-beetrice-doll-fcv49

Lumina: http://shop.mattel.com/shop/en-us/ms/monster-high-dolls/monster-high-garden-ghouls-winged-critters-lumina-doll-fcv50


do you have links for amazon? i did a search and can't find them

Someone on Tumblr posted pictures of the girls and said they were on Amazon for preorder, but I only found them on Mattel Shop and Walmart.  :|
http://dollystrange.tumblr.com/post/163634743522/guys-i-know-were-supposed-to-be-mad-at-mattel
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: heftysmurf76 on August 01, 2017, 06:11:50 PM

Someone on Tumblr posted pictures of the girls and said they were on Amazon for preorder, but I only found them on Mattel Shop and Walmart.  :|
http://dollystrange.tumblr.com/post/163634743522/guys-i-know-were-supposed-to-be-mad-at-mattel
AH ok! kewl, thanks for the link!
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Poster on August 03, 2017, 11:22:12 AM
So uh. I got Wingrid recently and. Uh.
(http://i.imgur.com/L9gBh4c.jpg)
What is the purpose of this very awkwardly-placed skirt hole, exactly? :what:
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: pinkbird on August 03, 2017, 11:31:35 AM
So uh. I got Wingrid recently and. Uh.
(http://i.imgur.com/L9gBh4c.jpg)
What is the purpose of this very awkwardly-placed skirt hole, exactly? :what:

Weird, I wonder if they planned to give her a tail and gave up, but by the time they gave up the idea it was too late to change the skirt?

Or... Do any of the other bug girls have a tail? Maybe they wanted the clothes to be clothing-swap-friendly...

If the clothes are not removable of course, I'm out of theories. :D
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Kara Zor-El on August 03, 2017, 01:04:34 PM
Is it for attaching her to her stand or to Treesa?
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Ameyal on August 03, 2017, 04:13:00 PM
One of her moth friends took a bite?
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Evilunicorn on August 05, 2017, 11:19:58 PM
So uh. I got Wingrid recently and. Uh.
(http://i.imgur.com/L9gBh4c.jpg)
What is the purpose of this very awkwardly-placed skirt hole, exactly? :what:
I think it's because her and the pink one have the same skirt mold and the pink one might have a detachable insect butt/tail. I know the bee does since I got her today but looking at the back of her package the pink one does seem to have a firefly tail?

side note, I'm surprised at how tiny and cute these girls are in person, it's adorable  :blush:
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: rayedelsol on August 06, 2017, 03:07:11 PM
Our Targets are taking FOREVER to stock the little bug girls (well and anything really). We have shelf tags for them.... come on Target!!
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: roseprincess1 on August 06, 2017, 03:10:32 PM
i just got toralie..
shes pretty cool i was expecting her wings to be flimsier but they are pretty heavy duty
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Morieris on August 06, 2017, 05:53:18 PM
We have Treesa and one Twyla but....not Toralei or Cleo....
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: roseprincess1 on August 13, 2017, 09:49:29 AM
snagged the last two yesterday.
Question.. is it me or do these girls have REALLY awesome hair.
I LOVE twylas! soo soft! I could just pet and brush it for hours!!
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Claire on August 13, 2017, 10:02:27 AM
So my Target had Twyla and Cleo...I would have liked to see Toralei but oh well...

Cleo looked nice, but Twyla...Ooh, she had a very unfortunate case of wonk. She had mega wall-eyes and they must have been misprinted or something, since they looked like they were bugging out of her face! I know they're supposed to be insect-based but I think that's taking it a bit too far XD
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: 8BrickMario on August 15, 2017, 10:34:34 PM
I saw the dolls for the first time at Target today. Two Treesas, one of each of the main three dolls, and one Wingrid. After seeing how tiny the pixies are, I now really want Beetrice, but she and Lumina weren't there.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: MonsterHighChecklist on August 22, 2017, 07:09:36 PM
Has anyone seen these in stores? Since these are likely my last chance to hunt down MH dolls in the wild before they're gone, I'd prefer to hunt for them rather than just order them online :cry: I have been waiting for fairy-esque dolls since day one of collecting!

I saw the Cleo in Target the other day. No others.

Our Targets have restocked three times and only Cleos, it's so weird!

Have anyone managed to get the UPCs for Twyla, Toralei, and Lumina?
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: heftysmurf76 on September 22, 2017, 07:45:35 PM
Has anyone seen Lumina in the wild yet? I can't seem to get my hands on her and I have other folks checking too...
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Kara Zor-El on September 22, 2017, 07:49:26 PM
I found one at Target and was surprised it took me three Targets to find her.  She must be the short packed of the set.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: heftysmurf76 on September 22, 2017, 08:44:50 PM
I found one at Target and was surprised it took me three Targets to find her.  She must be the short packed of the set.
I was wondering because there were 2 Beatrix's each at 2 of mine but no Lumina :(
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Poster on September 22, 2017, 11:48:43 PM
I have yet to encounter a Lumina in person myself. Usually the nearest Target has a couple of Wingrids at the most, hence I was quite surprised to find a lone Beetrice there once. I'm just glad I was able to nab her then and there.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Wardah on September 23, 2017, 12:34:33 AM
I found one at Target and was surprised it took me three Targets to find her.  She must be the short packed of the set.
I was wondering because there were 2 Beatrix's each at 2 of mine but no Lumina :(

I think they are just randomly packing 2 dolls per case because I've seen plenty of Wingrid, Lumina once, and never even saw Beatrice once.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: sisterskipper on September 23, 2017, 04:39:41 AM
I can't find Beatrice eighther
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Mandy85 on September 23, 2017, 07:04:16 AM
I haven't seen any of the bugs in stores near me, but I was out of town the other day and stopped by a Target that had just put them out, so I grabbed all three. There were 5 Wingrids, 1 Beetrice, and 2 Luminas, so the case assortments do seem a bit inconsistent.



Have anyone managed to get the UPCs for Twyla, Toralei, and Lumina?

I have Lumina's UPC, it's:   8 87961 46017 9

Edit: Just grabbed Twyla's (8 87961 46022 3) and Toralei's (8 87961 46021 6) as well.  ^.^
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: 8BrickMario on September 23, 2017, 07:27:09 AM
I had to go to three stores to find my Beetrice, so she seems like the tricky one to find.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Melissa on September 23, 2017, 09:45:25 AM
I had to go to three stores to find my Beetrice, so she seems like the tricky one to find.
Beetrice is the most common around here. So weird...
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Mickey Rumble on September 23, 2017, 03:27:04 PM
My Walmart had 1 Wingrid and 1 Beetrice. I bought the Beetrice, left the Wingrid and 3 weeks later I still haven't seen Lumina there.

Amusingly, my receipt says "Beeanca Bee" so I guess Walmart's system didn't get the name change memo.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Evilunicorn on September 23, 2017, 08:58:57 PM
Is it just me or is Twyla short packed? I've only seen her in the wild twice and both times were crazy-wonky :/
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Wardah on September 23, 2017, 10:48:56 PM
Is it just me or is Twyla short packed? I've only seen her in the wild twice and both times were crazy-wonky :/

I really think the case assortments for these are 2 random dolls per case.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Morieris on September 24, 2017, 09:53:44 AM
Is it just me or is Twyla short packed? I've only seen her in the wild twice and both times were crazy-wonky :/

I've seen nothing but Twyla  :| I didn't look too closely at her but we simply did not get anyone else.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Evilunicorn on September 24, 2017, 10:16:20 AM
huh, so I guess the distribution on this line is just really weird then
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: heftysmurf76 on September 24, 2017, 02:11:58 PM
Well if someone in the US finds a Lumina and could pick her up for me, I'd be ever so grateful!!!!! I'm not sure where else to look for her! TIA!
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Ameyal on September 24, 2017, 05:04:08 PM
huh, so I guess the distribution on this line is just really weird then
Yeah... it's probably you guys will have to do a... Monster Exchange!

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I'll let myself out
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Lhianneth on September 24, 2017, 09:27:42 PM
huh, so I guess the distribution on this line is just really weird then

More like every MH line. I've yet to see one that had logical distribution across the board. Especially for deluxe or exclusive releases, which seem to scatter extra oddly.

I still remember the Great Rochelle Exodus for Haunted. How Australia ended up with everybody else's stock, I'll never understand.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Wardah on September 24, 2017, 10:56:29 PM
huh, so I guess the distribution on this line is just really weird then

More like every MH line. I've yet to see one that had logical distribution across the board. Especially for deluxe or exclusive releases, which seem to scatter extra oddly.

I still remember the Great Rochelle Exodus for Haunted. How Australia ended up with everybody else's stock, I'll never understand.


More like toys in general. All it takes is the main retailers in the US to say "pass" on a line for the company to start scrambling to find international buyers so they can at least recoup development costs.

It's still weirder than anything MH has done in the past. The lines have 3 dolls and yet the cases only have 2 dolls. I wonder if the stores were refusing to carry them if the case size was bigger than 2.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: Dosneko on September 25, 2017, 07:22:51 AM
Well if someone in the US finds a Lumina and could pick her up for me, I'd be ever so grateful!!!!! I'm not sure where else to look for her! TIA!

She was basically at all of the Target's I went to this weekend..... now to remember which ones they were.  ^^; LOL  But yeah, I'll stop by one (or two) on my way home today and see if she's still there.
Title: Re: Garden of Frights doll asst.
Post by: heftysmurf76 on September 25, 2017, 07:24:51 AM
She was basically at all of the Target's I went to this weekend..... now to remember which ones they were.  ^^; LOL  But yeah, I'll stop by one (or two) on my way home today and see if she's still there.
That would be fabulous!!! THANK YOU!!!