Thursday, August 7, 2014

Monster High Collection update-SDCC 2014 and others

It has been awhile since I talked about Monster High dolls.  For the most part, I am pretty much over them.  I am limiting myself to only a few.   Mattle has flooded the market with too many mediocre dolls.    It seems the creative spark that made the doll line so interesting is bogged down in the money making machine.

Yesterday, I had a huge box waiting on me.  It was my SDCC 2014 Monster High exclusive set.  I am so thankful to my best friend from high school and his husband for undertaking the task of attempting to get the dolls for me.  I am impressed with this year's set.  It is actually one of the nicest SDCC MH sets.  The box is huge!  It is detailed nicely with a built in locker to hold accessories for the pair.  Manny has to be the largest of all the Monster High dolls.   Which makes Iris look to be about the same height as possibly Twyla.   One detail that sells me on Iris is her matching shoes and purse.  I love the eyeball design.

Currently, there is only one doll I am still looking for, Slow Mo.   I have never seen him in stores.  Of course, I don't spend much time actively hunting them.  I figure, eventually, he will turn up.  They are still packing the guys one to a box.
I did find the Target 5 pack with him  .  But, the last 2 5 packs I purchased, I got on clearance for 29.99.   I am willing to take the chance and wait it out to save some money.  The Target 5 packs have increased a few dollars each year.  They are becoming ridiculously priced.

Jane Boolittle, interesting idea for a character. She is the daughter of a witch doctor.  However, with
Mattle shipping cases of nothing but her, she is turning into a hardcore shelf warmer. Which is really sad considering she is a beautiful doll.  I have one that I opened and one still in box.
 I really love Honey Swamp (not pictured) and Viperine.   I have had these dolls since Christmas but haven't really haven't had the interest or time to comment about them.
Of the four new characters in the Frights, Camera, Action line they are the most interesting.  The others, Elizabat and Clawdia Wolf are boring.  Target has been having great clearances  lately on shelf warming MH dolls.  Hopefully, those will soon see clearance price, then I will pick them up.

 I am just going to briefly mention a few other dolls that I have picked up in the past few months.  I haven't taken pictures of those, so I will try to get them added quickly.  I have made the decision to only collect new characters.
I no longer buy the dolls that are considered budget lines and I am trying to avoid rehashed dolls just in different clothing.  Most of the budget line dolls that I had in my collection were donated this past Christmas to the Salvation Army Angel Tree.
There are some new characters coming soon that were shown at Comic Con.  And I have to say, several of them I am really excited about.  I will have to see them in person before I make the decision to add them to the collection.

 However, when it comes to dolls on clearance (especially at Target) I will pick a few up.  Either to  add to my personal collection or save for the upcoming holiday season.

Pictures will be coming soon of the following dolls:

Walmart exclusive Frights, Camera, Action Operetta.  I love the deco styling of her clothing.

Thanks to an Easter sell, I got the 13 wishes party dolls.  The dolls were on sale for $9. In addition to the low price, they were also included in a bogo 50% off deal.

I am sure that I have a few more tucked away in the closet that I am going to kick myself for not taking pictures of.  For a complete look at my collection, please visit my Monster High collection post.  

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