Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Doll Review: Signature Darling Charming

Hello doll-bloggers! What have you been up to? I've been trying to put some order in the Link page of this blog, but the format kept on changing all the time. I'm also trying to figure out if I can change the default font by editing the HTML code, but it doesn't seem to be working. Sometimes blogger drives me crazy.

Today I'm going to review Darling Charming, daugther of King Charming, from the Ever After High doll line. This is my first Ever After High review, so I'm very excited. 

Darling Charming Rebel

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Doll Review: Elle Eedee

Hello ghouls! How are you? It's been a busy week for me at work, but I've managed to do a couple of reviews. I hope I can do 2 or 3 more before I start univesity again. Before I start with the review, I'd just want to remind you that I have a Facebook page, were I share things such as upcomming doll lines or were we can chat during no blogging periods. 

So let's start with the review. Today I'm going to review Elle Eedee, from the Monster High line Boo York, Boo York. From this line I've already reviewed Nefera, so if you missed out, you can read the post here

Elle Eedee review

 Elle is the daughter of the robots, and meets the rest of the Monster High ghouls while they're on Boo York. I was really looking foward to get her, but now my feelings about her are a little bit mixed. You'll understand soon why.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Doll review: Isi Dawndancer

Hello ghouls and mansters!

Today it's time to review a doll that I wanted ever since I saw her prototype at San Diego ComiCon. Isi Dawndancer, from the Monster High line Brand Boo Students. Isi is the daughter of the Deer Spirit and, as her surname hints, she loves dancing because it's such an important thing in her culture. She comes to Monster High in order to find the meaning of a vision she had. 

Isi Dawndancer Monster High

Monday, 18 January 2016

About the Monster High reboot

Hello there!

I've been absent from the blog for a few months, because, as usual, I've been busy with university and my job. Luckily, I have a few weeks before the next semester starts, so I'll try to post on this blog during that time.

Signature EAH Cupid

In this few months that I've been absent form the blog, my doll collection has increased a little bit. I've got some Ever After High dolls, such as Cupid, Briar Beauty, Ginger Breadhouse and Darling Charming, as well as some not so new Monster High dolls (Art Class Robecca and the two doll pack with Abbey and Heath). I was lucky and I got most of this dolls with big discounts, like Briar, that was only 10€. 

Signature Darling Charming

For Christmas Mr. Monster got me a Isi Dawndancer doll, which I really wanted from the first time I saw her. Later Elle Eedee arrived, thanks to a wonderful Amazon discount we got because we bought all of our nephews presents on-line.

 I have really missed the blog during this months, and I wanted to post about all my dolly news, but unfortunatelly, I just didn't have the time. 

Besides all my new dolls,  there's something I wanted to post about for a while: the Monster High reboot. A few weeks ago, an official video announcing the new line was leaked. After this, a lot of fans got mad because they were changing the character's faces, specially Draculaura and Frankie's. Also, they seemed upset because they felt like this changed betrayed the line's slogan "Be yourself, be unique, be a monster!". I haven't found the video, but I found this picture of Draculaura at the Pink Vamp Facebook page.

 I don't really like this reboot, but not because of the faces, in fact, some of the characters, like Lagoona or Clawdeen look very similar (but I'm not crazy about Frankie and Draculaura). To me, the problem is that they look "too playline". To make a comparision with Barbie, who has changed her face a lot during the years, the new ones look more like those fairy/butterfly/mermaid Barbie dolls that don't even come articulated.The articulations were one of the best things about the old Monster High dolls! Also, their ouftits seem a little bit more plain and less fierce. 

I've said a couple of times that Monster High needed to change its direction but is this the right one? Is this change going to be a success or a big fail? Time will tell.

So, what do you guys think about this Monster High reboot? Do you like the new dolls?

Blog to you soon!