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Doll review: Boo York Boo York Nefera de Nile

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Hello my dear doll lovers!
As I told you on my last post, I won't be able to post as often as this summer because I started university again and I don't have that much time to play with dolls. However, a few weeks ago Mr. Monster got me this fabulous gift for my birthday and I think that deserves a post. Yes, you're right, the gift was a gorgeous Boo York Boo York Nefera de Nile doll!


As many Monster High fans, I wanted a second Nefera de Nile doll, so I couldn't hold my excitement when the first Boo York Boo York doll line images were leaked (you can read the post I wrote for Doll Observers by clicking here). Despite that, there are a couple of things about this doll I'm not totally happy with. If you want to find out why, you have to keep reading.

Tagged: Liebster Award

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Hello everyone!
Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but I've started University again and I just don't have the time to post. I wanted to do a doll review before I started classes, but thanks to the wonderful postal service of Spain I haven't been able to do so. However, I took some free time to write this blog post. 



I've been tagged for the Liebster Award by Black Kitty from The Multicrafteral Lab. The whole point of the Liebster Award is to get to know other bloggers better and to discover new blogs. Here are the rules of the Liebster Award:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog
2. Give your readers 11 random facts about yourself.
3. Answer the 11 questions from the person who nominated you.
4. Nominate 11 bloggers to receive this award.
5. Invent 11 questions for your nominees.

So here we go...

Doll review: Monster Exchange Marisol Coxi

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Hello ghouls and mansters!

Today I'm going to review Marisol Coxi, the daughter of the maricoxi (similar to a Big Foot), who attends Monster High as part of a Monster Exchange program. She was introduced as part of the Monster Exchange doll line, along with Lorna McNessie (you can read our review of Lorna here). She happens to be Abbey Bominable's cousin, but neither their looks or their personalities have nothing in common.



Doll Selfies (part 2)

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Hello ghouls and mansters! What have you been up to?

Last week I got a little bit sick and I can't go to work because my job requires to be standing up the whole day and carrying a lot o weight, which is something I can't do right now. The possitive part of it is that I can stay home and take pictures of my dolls when I feel better.

Actually, I was planning to write a review of Monster Exchange Marisol Coxi, but yesterday I started to feel that I prefered to do post about doll selfies because I always have so much fun when I take pictures pretending like the dolls are taking a selfie. This is actually the second doll selfie post I write, you can take a look at the first one here.



Doll review: Monster Exchange Lorna McNessie

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Hello ghouls and mansters! How are you?

Today I want to review a doll that I LOVED the first time I saw her at San Diego Comicon 2014. It's Lorna McNessie, from Monster High's Monster Exchange doll line. Lorna is the daughter of the Loch Ness monster and has just transfered to Monster High from Rotland. 


The odyssey of finding a doll in Spain

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Hello ghouls and mansters, how are you?
Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but I've been away on holidays with Mr. Monster visiting the beautiful north of Spain and running away from the local holidays of my hometown. While I was there, I went dollhunting, but I didn't find anything interesting, so I got an idea for this blog post.

First of all, I want to say that this is my personal opinion based on my experiences as an adult doll collector, and it's based basically on the dolls that I'm more familiar with, like Monster High, Barbie and Ever After High. 

It all started with my quest to find Porter Geiss at a store. Besides Vandala, I got my Haunted girls (Kiyomi and River) at toy stores. However, it annyoed me that none of the stores I went to had Porter. I asked to one of the biggest doll collectors I know in my country if they knew where to find Porter and he told me to go to a store called Juguettos, because Porter was in there. Well, I might be the unluckiest per…

Doll unboxing and review: Gooliope Jellington

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Hello ghouls and mansters! What have you been up to? Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but I've had some problems with my job and also I've been painting some house furniture. Finally, I manage to write a new post and review a doll I'm very excited about: Gooliope Jellington!

Gooliope is a giant blob girl who works at the Freak du Chic circus as a ringmaster. In her bio it says she's the daughter of the unknown, but if you read her diary, it's hinted that Gooliope is an experiment gone wrong that was abandoned and adopted by her new circus family. 


I'm a backer! Giving support to iBesties

Hello there!
I just wanted to make a quick post to tell you that I just supported iBesties: Middle School Moguls project on Kickstarter. iBesties is a line of fashion dolls that wants to encourage little girls to become future CEOs and Tech Leaders. The line features 6 characters, each one with her own interests and talents, from Sarah, the group blogger, to McKenna, the business expert.

If you want to know more about the iBesties, visit their own website. Also, you can back up this project on Kickstarter. For just 40$ you can get a doll and a signed copy of the book, but hurry up, because they only have 4 days left to reach their goal!

I think that this project is important because, despite that I do belive in equality, there's still a lot to be done. At my job, I get a lot of disrespectful comments or even get questioned if I can do my job the same way my male workmates do. I really hope this project starts making the difference and encourages little girls into becoming what they w…

Doll unboxing and review: Amanita Nightshade

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Hello my dear doll lovers! What have you been up to?

Today I'm going to review Monster High's Amanita Nightshade, the daughter of the Corpse Flower, who blooms each 1.300 years. Amanita is part of the Gloom and Bloom line, being her, the Corpse Flower, the main protagonist of this event. Amanita  has a huge ego, as she considers herself a gorgeous monster that deserves being treated as a princess.


Barbie Crafts

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Hello there doll lovers! How are you?

I haven't posted in a couple of weeks because Mr. Monster and I went on  a holiday trip to Italy, to visit the beautiful city of Florence, so we were quite busy preparing everything and I didn't have time to write any blog posts. 

As you might know, despite that I mainly collect Monster High dolls, I also have some playline Barbie dolls and a couple of Ever After High dolls, so some time ago I thought that it would be nice to make a blog post dedicated to those other dolls that I collect that are not Monster High.

Today is Barbie's turn. When I was a little girl, I had a lot of Barbies and I loved them, in fact, I never stopped loving Barbie, I just stopped playing with them. As an adult, I kept track of the new Barbie lines, but I never decided to buy them. I thought they were nice and pretty, but I never had the courage or whatever to buy them and start a collection. However, when in 2010 Mattel released the Monster High line, I automat…

Doll unboxing and review: River Styxx

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Hello ghouls and mansters!
On our last post we did a review on Monster High's Kiyomi Haunterly and now is turn to review River Styxx, also from the Haunted movie related doll line. Initially, I didn't plan on doing a review on her, but after doing Kiyomi's I kind of felt that I HAD TO review River. Also I've found out that by doing a review I pay more atention to all the details in the dolls and appreciate more the designers' work.

River Styxx is the daughter of the Grimm Reaper, but, unlike her father, she's very cheerful and loves bright colours. She's a R.I.P (Reaper In Preparation), which means she's getting her license to take spirits to the ghost world.



Doll unboxing and review: Kiyomi Haunterly

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Hi ghouls and mansters! What have you been up to this week?

As I told you on one of my latest post, I'd like to introduce some new content to the blog, such as shop reviews (like the one I did of The Daughter Who Sews) instead of all being crafts I do, because, let's be sincere, I don't have the time for crafting right now. 

One of the things I wanted to add to the blog was some dolls and doll lines reviews, in which I could express my personal opinion about this toy line in particular. I got this idea pretty much inspired by The Toy Box Philosopher, who makes great and very complete doll reviews. Probably my review is not as complete or detailed as hers, but I really want to give it a try.

For my first review I've chosen Kiyomi Haunterly, from Monster High's Haunted movie and doll line. Kiyomi is the daughter of the Noppera Bo, a faceless ghost from the japanese culture. She's a student at Haunted High, a high school for ghost that's located on the ghost worl…

Back to Dollywood

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Hello ghouls and mansters!
It's been almost a year since I started trying to post on a regular basis, but it has been a hard year for me. Last summer Mr. Monster and I moved together to an old house that needed a huge makeover, so we spent all the summer cleaning, plastering and painting. Then I had a lot of changes at my job and when I finally got used to them, I got changes again. Furthermore, I have my studies, so I don't have much spare time to enjoy my dolls.

Fortunatelly, yesterday I got my final exams, so that means that I'm free until september. I always have to go to take my final exams to a bigger city, so after the exams I go doll hunting. 
Last time I went, back in January, I wasn't very lucky, as I only found Casta Fierce and she was quite expensive for a playline doll, but this time, I found 4 dolls and 3 of them were a real bargain. 


The first shop I went to was El Corte Ingl├ęs. If you are not familiar with the spanish shop companies, you will have never hea…

Happy World Doll Day

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Hello ghouls and mansters! It's been such a long time since I last posted!

Today is World Doll Day so I wanted to make a quick post to tell you a little bit about this day and celebrate it with some pictures of my dolls.
Here's the story:

So, you have not heard of World Doll Day?  This is not surprising as of an hour ago, I hadn't conceived the idea. To make it happen. I need cooperation of every doll collector, every magazine editor, doll newsletter, doll shop, library, doll maker, mother, grand­mother, father, grandfather, and all the stray aunts and uncles. The first World Doll Day is the Second Saturday of June 1986. Give a doll to a grownup, child in the family or just a friend.  If you don't have a child to give a doll to - find one. There are many children with no dolls.
Think of it this way and ship a doll to another country.  I have always felt that the common doll could be an instrument of world understanding. From the first time I started writing books on doll m…