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Monster Discussion / Re: Which dolls seemed rare?
« on: September 05, 2018, 10:36:44 AM »
What does it mean when Mattel limits the release of dolls to certain locations?

This is a good question - does anyone have insight into why Mattel released certain dolls only in certain locations? Or even certain countries? Konzern, it's nice to have that background, thanks.

For me, I'd LOVE to have the Maul Monsteristas! Someday….

I do have the Fierce Rockers (although got Clawdeen separately from Venus and Jinafire) and the Werecat twins with scooters - that one, I loved them in the box display so much, that I decided to leave that in-box, and I located a second deboxed set that I could play around with. But because I, too, came to MH after these sets were in-store, I purchased them in the secondary market.

It seems the Werecat/scooter set is pretty rare - it was quite by accident that I even found out it existed, as I'd not seen it in any research I'd done.

It's not so much mattel as it is demand from the stores.  Mattel makes the product, the stores decide if they want to stock it.
The Maul Monsteristas pack only showed up in Canada and Mexico, if I remember correctly.  Target in the US usually was the store that ordered the 5 packs, and it's believed that they didn't order the Maul Monsteristas because the 5 packs weren't performing well in sales.  So stores in Canada and Mexico got the "leftovers".
I might not be phrasing it quite right but I think that's the gist of it!

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Buy/Sell/Trades / Odds n ends dolls, *Sales finished*
« on: August 28, 2018, 06:00:22 PM »
Remainder of dolls are going up on eBay, so all sales here are finished

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Customs / Re: CAM Limb Swap Question
« on: March 31, 2018, 07:51:24 AM »
Oh, I don't have pictures because this was years ago, but I have used skelita limbs on the CAM upper limbs!  Let's see... I remember that I sanded down the leg pegs to fit, but I'm not too sure about the arms.  Maybe I just trimmed the peg down or did I sand them down too?  I don't quite remember, either way I'd say you should definitely go for it!.  Skelita's limbs will also be closer in color to what you're going for  :)

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Buy/Sell/Trades / Re: *Updated 03/28/18* Customs on etsy!
« on: March 28, 2018, 10:17:49 PM »
Everything sold, just updated with a link to my customs on etsy!

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Updated!  New items.

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Off Topic / Re: Unlife after Monster High
« on: March 01, 2018, 09:31:17 AM »
Even before the reboot really started up I was giving more attention to my BJD's.  So that's where all my doll/hobby money has been going.

As much as I love them, it is still a hard adjustment because I can't just go and impulse buy one like mh.  Hunting for new doll releases was kind of the thing that me and my GF would do on the weekends back when I was in highschool and part of college, but now those are just fond memories.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Resurrecting the Corpse of Monster High
« on: February 28, 2018, 01:52:02 PM »
As far as things I would love to see, if they wanted to revive the Collector's edition line ala draculaura style, in a smaller run for collectors, I'd be all for it.
They only used that gorgeous body once.  I wanted a Collector's Frankie so bad and they never made her.  I feel pretty content with the MH I have otherwise, but darn I'd get a whole set of the six main ghouls in that style.

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Buy/Sell/Trades / *Updated 03/28/18* Customs on etsy!
« on: February 21, 2018, 09:04:31 AM »
Hello!  I have many lovely customs dolls looking for new homes on etsy!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheMonsterEmporium?ref=pr_shop_more

Here are some of the dolls available!




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Customs / Re: Raye's Reroots
« on: February 12, 2018, 09:18:24 AM »
Nice reroots!  I especially think vandala makes a lovely redhead.

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Customs / Re: Firecracker's custom monsters! 11/01 Chained Angel
« on: February 08, 2018, 01:43:11 PM »
This went to the way side a little more then I would have liked  ^^;
Instead of waiting to get outdoor photos I finally put together some pictures of the last custom I teased.  I introduce to everyone, Lavender the fox!

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I painted her up with acrylic and sculpted her new muzzle, ears, and hind feet with apoxie.

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Customs / Re: Catwater's Customs: (11/8) Redo and style comparison!
« on: November 08, 2017, 06:54:49 PM »
I love them both!  I especially like gr clawdeen's eyebrows, so much personality.

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Customs / Re: Firecracker's custom monsters! 11/01 Chained Angel
« on: November 02, 2017, 09:36:42 PM »
Thanks, both of you!
She's very pretty. I can't wait to see your next custom! Did you sculpt her paws?
I did sculpt her paws.  I'll do a whole run down on everything she has once she's posted  :biggrin:

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Customs / Firecracker's custom monsters! 02/08 Fox lady
« on: November 01, 2017, 02:36:57 PM »
Hello everyone, and welcome to my newest custom thread!

02/08 clawdeen custom added to latest post!

The first doll I'll be sharing in the new thread is Merril, an Angel in chains.





The making of Merril!  All of her details, including some in-progress pics.
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I hope you like her, and here's a sneak peak at the custom I'll post next week! (She's getting her tail this weekend...)
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I love the minis and their tiny little pets! Hopefully they won't be too annoying to find... I am very fond of frankie and watzit.

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Monster Discussion / Re: Mermaid Siren torso/arms?
« on: August 26, 2017, 08:16:18 PM »
There was never a matching toros released for the siren CAM, unfortunately.  When I had when I found that if you had a particularly blue lagoona that it looked okay, but it still wasn't perfect.

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Customs / Re: What's a safe alternatives to Mr. Super clear?
« on: August 25, 2017, 02:33:30 PM »
I'm just going to add on with what SaeleVe has stated, in that liquitex is less toxic, but that you should still wear a respirator and work in a well ventilated area if you use it in an airbrush.  All varnishes give off fumes as they cure, even brush on, and that is nothing you want in your lungs when it's used in an airbrush!  If you use it as a brush on, you don't have to worry about the respirator.

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Thanks, everyone  <3
I admit that I wish I had more regal clothing for her, but alas I just never got much cleo clothing as I've said before.  I really wish I had gotten Iheart fashion cleo, but I never saw her in stores.  Probably would have had some great stuff for her!

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I think I'm in agreement with everyone who has said the mh arena will keep going.  Sure, it will probably slow down quite a bit, but go away completely?  Nah.
Just because a doll line is no longer active doesn't mean it diminishes our love for the older dolls, even if mine are in storage   ^^;

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Monster Discussion / Re: Cleo and Ghoulia Origins 2-Pack!
« on: July 30, 2017, 08:41:22 AM »
Posted a couple pics of redressed cleo here!
http://mharena.com/index.php/topic,14519.0.html

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Figured I'd start this thread, as I'd love to see more pics of these two!
Here are my attempts at redressing Cleo -




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