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LIL OUTRAGEOUS LITTLE!  The first time I saw these cute mini dolls I don’t need to check who’s product they belong to.  The eyes, body shape, they’re like mini Baby Bratz, except they are much cute and adorable!  They are from MGA Entertainment.  A lot has already been written about these dolls last year, but I only saw them on display at Toys R Us last weekend.  Here in the Philippines they costs Php499.00 plus, so that’s about $10.00 plus and quite expensive for me.

7 Layers of surprise!  Got to check them out.  There are 45 characters, all collectible and my wish is to have Queen Bee, Fresh, and Cosmic Queen.  I don’t have a photo of them, check this MGA Entertainment site.  I love them all!

I was suppose to write about Kong Hei Fat Choi, I couldn’t find the dolls.  Oh well, next time maybe.

ORI PRINCESS

Yes its ORI and not ARI as I have mentioned in my previous post.

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Ori Princess is an animation toy for girls manufactured by M&C Toy Centre Ltd. and created by Puzzle Animation Studio Ltd.

I found her last December in a thrift store still in her original sealed but damaged packaging.  I was surprised that she’s still there because the “new arrival” was way passed 3 days already.  Despite the not so good condition of her box, she’s in MIB along with her accessories.

However, when I opened the box, I noticed she has this old plastic smell that resembles a body odor!  Whew! LOL!  I put her out for a couple of days under the sun and sprinkled her with baking powder hoping the smell would go away.   She still stinks!  Though I haven’t tried yet to give her a bath, maybe that should solve the problem.

Anyway,  I couldn’t understand what’s written on her carton, the only words I can read is Ori Princess, so anyone reading this can check out the link above.  I am now contemplating if I will sell her or not.  I liked anime dolls and after seeing pics of her on the internet, I decided to keep her, at least for the time being.

I kept her accessories sealed “as is” on the cardboard, only the doll has the smell.  By the way, she stands 10″ has jointed limbs, and bendable knees like Barbie.  The leaflet is actually a collection of stickers which I suppose can be used to design the guitar.  I wonder if the guitar plays music.

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Next post, Kong Hei Fat Choi!?

A Monstrous Decision: Twyla!

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I almost postponed posting again, busy with year-end reports in the office.  Anyway, yes I chose Twyla because I liked the color combination, my favorite shades!  Reading her profile is like I’m reading my own!

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She stands only 9.5″ unlike the other 3 MH that I have.  Of course, she’s just 14 years old!  Carefully position her at certain angle and she can very well stand on her own, but in the photo below I was in a hurry I used blue tack.  I didn’t like the stand she came with because it’s leaning backward.  I love her shoes, her tattoo and tutu skirt, I don’t like the feel of her hair, it’s sticky! 

My other 3 Monster High Dolls are thrift store items.  Luckily, they all have their limbs intact and original clothes on.  Bought them on separate year. 

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Nefera De Nile is the most beautiful and tallest among the 4 and my first MH doll.  She stands 11″ and she also has sticky hair!

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Lagoona Blue, she stands 10.5″ with sticky hair too!

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Cleo De Nile stands 10.5″ and has a soft manageable hair, alas, it’s not sticky like the first 3! 

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Side note,  I could have bought Clawdeen Wolf, the Ghouls Alive version if it weren’t for the exposed scalp that has what seems like an incision 😦  across her forehead.  Maybe if they lower again the price to maybe Php300.00 why not!

Next in line, Ari!

A Monstrous Decision

Wow! The holidays went by so fast, the New Year celebration is over, and I have not had a post for that.  Anywayz, I can always go back in time, make it a delayed post, whatever.

Two weeks ago I had the chance to make a short trip at Toys R’ Us,  I was trying hard not to, but the child in me kept cheering Go! Go! Go!  It happens when I don’t feel OK.   I have no plans of buying anything, just want to know what’s new, I didn’t find anything amusing in the Barbie world.  However, I did saw a few Monster High Dolls on sale for 70% off!   That’s Php500.00 to be exact.  I am not a big fan of MH, but I must say there are quite a few that has caught my fancy in the past but never really keen on getting one.  When MH first came out in the market, I have these feelings they were the monsterized version of…Bratz!  But after a while, yeah, they have their own identity to boot.  But I also love Bratz (coming soon here).

So there I was, amazed at the Monsters in front of me, I began to check each and every box on the shelf, 3 dolls appealed to me.  I was talking to myself “don’t buy, no, don’t touch, no”  LOL!  

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I first saw Ghoulia Yelps, I liked her for the blue tresses, simple, with eyeglasses and what looked like a child’s teether!

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Then there’s Twyla, again the hair attracts me, the over all color combination and her outfit, I love it!

And last, Clawdeen Wolf!  I was amused by this one because she have sleep eyes, and she howls! 

After lining them up eye level on the shelf, I asked myself, should I buy one?  After all, I still have not gotten a Christmas gift for myself.  If I buy,  which one should I get?  I have to restrict myself and stick to my budget, I can’t afford all 3 anyway.

Indeed a monstrous decision to make!

To be continued 🙂

Cheap Dolls

When I went to my favorite toy store a few days ago, I took a snap of some cheap fashion dolls they put up for the holiday season (well actually, they’re not that cheap).  Indeed, these dolls looked attractive because of their packaging, and at some point, have a lovelier product presentation.  Of course, they are not as sturdy as those of the high end dolls.

These Dolls do have fashion sense, I liked the color combination.

I almost bought Abbie!

Amused by this Beauty Sea Journey Mermaid

I’m not a big fan of toddler dolls, but they’re cute!

Lady Miu looked like a Pullip Doll.

Lovely Packaging

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A Silkstone Barbie Clone!  This one is actually in Divisoria’s 168 Mall.  I already have one years ago, so I didn’t buy her.  I just included her picture here for my own reference.

And from among the dolls that Mattel released this year, only these 2 MTM caught my fancy!  They’re not cheap!

Donated

This morning I went to Toy Kingdom with my sister.  I donated 7 of my dollies!  I just want to have a remembrance before I let them go.  The past years, I usually drop my toys either at Jollibee or our local church office.  Not just dolls, but stuff toys as well.

I was thinking, donate a toy in exchange for a Php50.00 coupon per toy.  I didn’t choose TK just because of the coupon, I thought for a change.  Is it still a donation when you where given something in return?

Anyway, I hope my dolls will make some kids happy and vice versa!

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I dressed the 3 fashion dolls, I don’t want them to travel nude.

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Happy trip my babies!

 

 

Devastatia

As written behind the box of Begoths doll.

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“Toys That Refuse to Conform!”

I thought I was over and done with buying dolls.  After my mom died in 2013, I started to lessen my trips to thrift stores, was able to curb the urge to buy like I used to.  Yes, every now and then I yield, but unlike before, now I am more discerning.   So, I’m not yet totally…cured! LOL!

Anyway, I stumbled upon a YouTube video of Andrea B. Divisoria shopping and haul! I got curious so I watched her video.  And there, one store they went to, she held up a box of Begoth Doll Fiona Fatale! My pupils suddenly dilated!  Checking the date, she posted it only a week before I saw it, there’s a possibility that the doll is still there, after all, she didn’t buy it.  There’s no info where in 168 Mall it is located, heck, not even a store sign!  So I replayed the video over and over again, took mental note of the area, a few signs, and at the end of her trip a flash of Soler Wing.  The old wing being the Sta. Elena Street.  After 2 weeks I finally decided to go, it was like treasure hunting! 168 Mall is a huge maze and its my first time there.  After scouring the entire toy section, I felt exasperated, I couldn’t find the store! I decided to give up and just went downstairs to window shop at the clothes section.  Lo and behold!  The store with no name!  

Yes, Fiona is still there but I decided to buy Devastatia.  

  So now I have 3 Begoths Doll!

 There were 2 Devastatia, I chose this one even though her box is not in good condition, the doll even has spots on her face which I’m not sure would come off.

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But it did came off with one swipe!  The other doll has better packaging condition, but I noticed the color of her head is not the same as her body, its yellowish!  Anyway, I’m contented with my pick.

Afraid…

A Post-Halloween tale.  I know that time of season has passed, but I still want to write about this because I want to.

Oftentimes when I came home from thrifting my mother would ask me what I got and like a child (ha ha ha) I would immediately show her my loot with excitement and a short story to boot of how I got it.  My sister on the other hand will say “Aren’t you afraid these dolls might come alive at night?  You don’t even know where they came from and who owns them…” to which I always say “No, why should I? I adopted them, I’m saving them in a way and giving them TLC, they should be thankful.” 

Well, to be honest there are times it crossed my mind, having watched a lot of horror movies about dolls, I sort of have these feelings.  What if these dolls have inherited negative energies from their previous owner?  What if they are cursed?  What if there’s a soul living inside these dolls?

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There was a time when I brought home a doll from a thrift store, I was excited because she’s a 16″ princess doll and looked new.  My mom said she’s beautiful, I’m not quite sure, but I think she raised the dolls arms and tried to scare me by saying “She’s about to strangle you…” and I just laugh it off.  I went upstairs, examine the doll and noticed how odd that her arms seems longer and her hands…, but I dismissed the thought and immediately bathe and spruce her up.  I let her sit on top of my bed.  Days passed, each time I go up, the first thing I noticed about her are her arms and hands, not her angelic face.  I guess my mom’s joke stuck my mind.

Then one Sunday afternoon, the 5 year old daughter of our neighbor came up with me in our bedroom.  She often comes to play with my dolls, so she’s used to seeing different types of them.  But that day, she refused to enter our bedroom, she was slightly whimpering, looking at the doll.  

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I convinced her to come in, hiding behind my back, she doesn’t want to come near the doll.  I asked why, she just shook her head and started whimpering again so I took her downstairs worried she might cry.  Then I went up and that started the “feeling” again.  Crazy thought, I asked why, maybe you (doll) are meant to be with someone else, not with me.  So I took the doll to the Church (yes, because I’m crazy) then the Parish Office where there are donation boxes for clothes and toys.  I bid her happy trip!

Then, there’s another one, an antique German Bisque Doll.  She’s still in good condition but quite old.  I got curious and was contemplating on buying her, but hesitated when I saw she has teeth behind the slightly parted lips.  I tried to peep further inside her mouth but it was dark, well who knows, she might even have a tongue!  I took out my camera and tried to take a snap of her, but no matter how I tried several times, adjusting the settings and all, the photos comes out blurred.  I tried using my cellphone, but it wouldn’t focus on her face!  I gave up and said “Ok I knew it now, the signs, you’re not for me.” 

That day I googled her name and indeed she’s an antique doll.  Sorry no picture, I have forgotten her name now, I couldn’t find it in my gallery, I’m sure I didn’t delete it.  

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THE END!