Welcome to the Fashion Doll General!A thread for discussion of fashion dolls including Barbie, Disney, LOL OMG, Rainbow High, Monster High, Licca-chan etc but not BJD.Other toys considered dolls as well as girl collectable toys that are related to dolls or can be used as accessories to dolls are also welcome such as LOL, Shopkins, Polly Pocket and the like.*Reminder to REPORT trolling, bait and off topic posts instead of responding.*Previous Thread: >>10686663>Archived Threads:https://archive.palanq.win/toy/search/subject/Fashion%20Doll%20General/>Helpful Links:Fixing frizz:https://youtu.be/Q5BixBJG-IkDealing with glue seepage:https://youtu.be/JNT7EG507iAMaterials for customizing face, hair, and clothes:https://youtu.be/iBtrDdHA8y8Sewing pattern books from Google+, reuploaded:https://mega.nz/folder/iFd3wapa#B70grHUe4xsTkLU_s8Ag_Q
Not much news to post rn so I'll start with a question. Where do you all usually go to buy your dolls? WM, Target, Amazon etc? And why that particular store.TRU was my main/favorite doll hunting ground. Always full to the brim with stock, best exclusives, and I loved that they had non-doll products of franchises like MH there too, like bags, stickers, stationary, jewelry, etc. So fun to look through. RIP TRU... things will never be the same.Now I go to Target and it's meh. Spotty, sparse stocking. Only stocking dolls like ILY 4ever at specific stores which is annoying. I do appreciate the 25% toy coupons they offer once in a while (including this week if anyone wants it) and the 75% off clearance for shelfsitters. Best option from what's left I guess.WM has like 8 dolls total in the whole aisle, strewn across one shelf and locked behind glass. Never stock the exclusives. Not even worth looking.
>>10710712I'm broke, and want to do some decluttering. I'm thinking of getting rid of my Bratz collection. They don't bring me joy anymore but I'm having a hard time letting them go...How do you guys decide what to declutter?
>>10710729I buy all my dolls almost exclusively online through Amazon or OzyToyStore. It's much cheaper than what's priced locally even with shipping included.
>>10710729I've bought pretty much all of my dolls second-hand through local auction sites, because I'm a G1 MH collector that got into MH as G1 was on it's last breathsI got the very first doll in my collection in-store at TRU before that died too, though
>>10710729I'm not particularly picky about what store I look around in, but to be honest I haven't really bought any doll in-store in a while. What I like to do is buy the doll nude secondhand and buy the clothes I want for her, at least thats what I've done so far for Rainbow High dolls, the last time I bought dolls in-store was last year around September
>>10710729I've slowed down buying dolls you find on regular retail shelves, current dolls just don't grab my attention as much. But if something does grab my attention it's ussually amazon, or target when they go on sale or offer me deal. Recently got a 25% off one toy and an extra $5 off, and target let's you stack offers.
>>10710712Rainbow high line up for Spring 2024 was leaked. Thoughts?
>>10710947>>10710948RH Flop era
Is Neon Frights Ghoulia going to stay an online exclusive, or do you think we'll see her in stores?
>>10710729almost always target. this hobby gets expensive quick and they are the best way to get deals between the redcard, sales, coupons, and clearance.
>>10711102I've seen some online exclusive stuff pop up in stores before, never Mattel stuff though so I'd expect her to stay online exclusive
>>10710947This line up honestly makes me wonder, if RH is about end. Boring looking PJ dolls of the core girls. Beach dolls with no joints but with extra crap to jack up the price of the same characters. Unattractive pets with the same characters in re-used clothes. Barely any actual design work went into any of these dolls.
>>10711215I mean... this is exactly what Barbie does and she sticks around. If this sort of cheap cost-cutting killed lines, she would've been long gone. I could see RH dying more because it seems like they've run out of ideas for characters, just repeating the same or similar ones over and over with them blending into each other, and that may drive down sales since it's getting kinda bland. I predict the same for MH as they're following this pattern too.>>10710734I did the "spark joy" thing where you hold each doll for a moment and feel which ones make you happy to see and that you really love/don't want to be without. If you only feel "meh" about one or like it a little but it doesn't feel like a must-have, then get rid of those.
??? did they start including shoes with these or is the buyer having a laugh. i sold it new sealed and they were super happy with the transaction saying they even got shoes. shoes aren't visible from the outside of the packaging and i haven't seen them in reviews etc.
>>10711429buyer is having a laugh
Any idea about the body on the left, I try different image searching without any success
17 in frozen 2 pack for the movies 10th anniversary, $350. Pretty much the original dolls released years ago but with less detail. I guess it's nice for anyone who missed those dolls the first time. OG Elsa goes for over 2 grand on ebay. But it's kind of lame to basically do a rerun.
>>10711545Is the body flexible or is it just stuck like that? Anything on the back like is it a Mattel doll?
>>10711611Mattel was wild for that one
>>10710950I'm interested in the soft reboot of Sunny. I didn't like the faces of the original dolls so this looks like a better redo. I really hope they don't come with molded glitter on their bodies.>>10711215>>10711295New collector here, what's up with the doom and gloom about MGA trying to appeal to kids over collectors? Kids and their parents hold 3/4 of the market.
>>10711815These things never end well, they soften up the brand to sell more to the kiddies, then it flops and next thing you know were in another multi year slump where it's all slime and blind boxes. MGA also has been keeping Mattel on their toes, like they haven't been delivering anything great but before OMG and RH Mattel was content being even lazier than they are now, so with OMG and RH getting cheaper, you can probably expect to see Mattel get cheaper, which will probably hit Monster High the worst.
>>10711611ok thanks i was wondering why was the body contorted in such weird matter
>>10710729Going to stores has always been a waste of time for me. If something good sneaks onto the shelves it's probably in the system and it probably just got sold online.Amazon for normals and drops cause if you stalk the page sometimes you can snag a restock for like VH or Howliday when she was huge. Always check your shipping package type though per VH casualties.Target is huge meh. Never scored anything except Target exclusives there.Walmart is actually a sneaky good find going online but it's a gamble. I got Creeproductions and the Reel Drama ones at normal or close to normal price there online, they'd swing back and forth on if they'd be there months later and I scored Two Dracs a Lagoona and a Clawdeen for Reel Drama all online. HOWEVER the shipping is crap. One Drac was smooshed and the Clawdeen's box is a little eh. But, if you're desperate or don't care about the box, sometimes you can grab goodies.I used to use Entertainment Earth and they can sometimes get you pre-orders but their shipping and markups are annoying and once they made me go through a whole fucking thing because I was ordering too many dolls (8) and they needed to confirm I was legit
>>10710953Are those the new Bratz playline dolls?? Like not repros or collectors? If they're really bringing back Bratz for real maybe RH and LOL OMG flop era won't be so bad. Bratz was one of the greatest and highest quality playline doll lines of all time. If they can bring it back right we are in for another golden era of dolls.
Anyone here is from Bolivia? I want to know where this pic was taken
Ok I'm bored, post collections
>>10712358damn those are some cunty-ass Barbies
this might be core refresh cleo
Forgot the top view
>>10712358>>10712384damn what a nice collection. My only Tegridy is Le Tuxedo Eugenia and a basic Poppy Parker.
>>10711557>OG Elsa goes for over 2 grand on ebayYou mean the OG playline Disney Store doll? Or the collector one?>>10711977I don't see a Bratz reboot doing well with kids today though. The style is really outdated.>>10712358Ew, you again. Get out.
>>10712358it bothers me that i can identify multiple etsy shops by name that these clothes were likely purchased from.
Lots of Monster High leaks today.
>>10712393A very good doll to have
>>10712429>>10712418>>10712424Where's the Toralei refresh
Designers be working their asses off this year
>>10712377I don't like the look of the hair, but it could just be because the photo is shit.>>10712403I love her, but I fear for her paint. Not only does she have the leg gradient that Lagoona has, she also has the same thing on her arms. I hope she doesn't become scuffed city...
>>10712444>ClawdI DON'T WANT MALE DOLLS
>>10712451I like cleo's hairstyle but i fear those cyan bangs being poly, though it'd be weird since recently they've been making saran variants of some of the poly dolls
>>10712424she might end up thicker than drac
>>10712418she's wearing pants
>>10712463I hope it's not a blend like first wave MB Cleo.
>>10711815>what's up with the doom and gloom about MGAPeople hold mga at a higher standard than other companies and above all mattel. They took mga quality as granted but will praise mattel for basic design. Even before this line up they were never happy and there was never enough made even tho they listened to every resquests, more face scuplt, more personality, more diversity...Rainbow high after omg has the most black characters from any doll lines yet they needed them to have afro hair texture to be validThey nitpicked the dia de los muerto doll because she used roses yet turned a blind eyes for mattel dolls that did the same thing.Rainbow wasn't a perfect line, they took questionables desicion but people never knew how good they had it until it's gone. Anyways i'm ready for storywood they rumored to have a bigger budget and the same lead designer
>>10712465Oof, re-dressing will be impossible
and the remaining 2
>>10712620Oh the anorexic twitterhags ain't gonna like this one boys
>>10712636But the woke hive twitterhags will belittled anyone that critic her outfit then shit on her g1 dolls
>>10712646True I just think the fact that there's an entire subtwt dedicated to anorexia and they worship G1 as an ideal bodytype unironically is kinda funny, the soccer moms were right all along
>>10712620>Weird thick hair texture>GIANT fucking poofy shoulders instead of something smaller and more reasonable>arms are not fat making her look oddly disproportionate>Cheap as fuck molded plastic boots and belt that make the corner-cutting all the more painfully obviousHer cat's cute. I just wish they did her less dirty. Not even the weight thing, they just made her look cheap.
>>10712620Customizers will probably have fun with her, seeing as they're the only ones who will be able to re-dress her. Haunt Couture on etsy will probably make some good money off her too
>>10712397>You mean the OG playline Disney Store doll? Or the collector one?The collector doll.
>>10712620I'm gonna be honest, I want G3 to stop touching G1 characters and just make their own to ruin instead
>>10712788there's being claims that the doll catty leak isn't the final product, some people are saying that in the final one she has the underskirt thing from the concept art and she doesn't have the sheer fabric bow thing
>>10712620Well damn. Impressed that they're making a legit fat doll. Ones like Drac and Curvy Barbie are really just average weight, not actually fat - but Catty here is legit, unflattering, shapeless fat. Is this the first real fat fashion doll ever? Lammily doesn't count.Might get her just for the rare novelty of it, but her outfit is so ugly.
>>10713013it's still not even fat. that's just wide hips and the limbs somewhat in proportion to them
>>10712620when will fat people admit that their faces and necks are ALSO fat
>>10712620a more finalized protothe sleeves are vinyl now and the dress has the underskirt
>>10713073She looks like someone behind the scenes was looking at her concept art >>10712788 and said she isn't pink enough. Honestly not the worst but still not great, the boots look the worst to me, they should have got for some platform heels and like fishnets or something, the belt being made pink just overloads the look with pink, and I hate the sleeves. Glad to see she has her Ariana Grande high ponytail at least, and her makeup looks cute, it looks like they gave her the Princess Peach trend lip. Hell of a 5head though.
>>10713017She's a fatty
>>10713017Her waist is bigger than her chest and isn't cinched, that's what makes someone officially fat. She's round. Not just big hips like Drac or Curvy Babs
and final version venus, I actually like her, way better than catty
>>10713162Not crazy about it but definitely not bad, I feel like she's missing a jacket to tie the look together. I hope they actually flocked the side of her head, instead of just painting it pink. Really just don't like that they did the gradient shit on her shoes, and her pet is ugly, still better than Catty that's for sure
>>10712620>>10712788They dropped the bag of chips LMAOOOOOO
Monster Fest Clawdeen
>>10713188They never bothered to do it for frankie, nor clawd, so why would they do it for her?
>>10712620>got rid of her pink noseThanks, I hate it
>>10712377Better than the first one but they could have gave her spot to nefera, same for the other core dolls they will be in different line in timeline, they could have made place for howleen, skelita, mousedess, gil or refresh for the store exclusive toralei, ghoulia and deuce.>>10712403She's cute but spectra need her cheekbones and can they stop with the ugly backpack and gives them purses>>10712623They said frankie would look like the live action but she doesn't, the shorts are boring, give frankie pant now.Lagoona is cute she's giving y2k but she need a puffer vest or something.>>10713073Is it the lightning or is she really dark purple now ? I don't mind her being fat but she's not giving pop star nor lizzo, i think the omg kitty k capture catty essence better.>>10713162She's ok, wish her shorts were denim and i hope all her body is has sculpted vines, the pets are ugly tho plus she lost her pink vest>>10713573Flower crown and boho head piece, i really hate how clawdeen is stuck in tumblr 2010s fashion.
>>10712620>>10713073Damn, based on the art >>10712788 it looked like she was just gonna be more healthy-thicc than Draculaura but she turned out plain fat. Maybe her waist is more skinny with a more flattering outfit but face didn't turn out as cute as the art.
>>10713162She looks really cool, although the molded vines(?) on her thighs look creepy and remind me of this.
>>10712377looks fine but i need a better look at her, her accessories look a lot better though and i'm glad they're giving her hisette as her main pet again>>10712403much better than i was expecting but spectra looks so off without the gaunt face/cheekbones>>10712620>>10713073>fatty noirshe looks so bad, even without accounting for the fridge body, her outfit is fucking terrible, i actually didn't mind how she looked in the concept here >>10712788 but the finals look utterly awful, everything about her is so ugly and cheap-looking>>10712623frankie looks boring as fuck, lagoona looks kind of promising though if they're leaning into a sort of Y2K or gyaru look>>10713162i actually like her a lot, still not a fan of the bright neon skin and fuck what they did to chewlina though
>>10713628we finally know how they did it: they used the same microbraids as the rest of her hair
>>10713862Chewlian looks like absolute shit, easily the worst pet design in the entire franchise.
>>10713862G3 has broken me. They niggafied my favorite ghoul! Cornrows go together with 80's punk aesthetic like water & oil. I would have to do a MASSIVE rerooting, side head sculpting, and face repainting just to make Venus look something close to her old G1 self.
>>10713909Or just put a g1 head on the body
>>10713919Ya knoe, I thought of that. And it just so happened that I found a one armed Venus while thrifting a month back. But I just got her a spare arm from Ebay about a week ago. So now I need another busted Venus to fix this awful g3 iteration.
>>10713862That looks like they painted moulded braids...
>>10713909The execution isn't great, but I think they were aiming for "vine-like" with the hair. It would be strange to have someone with "Mc" in their name be black instead of Celtic anyway.
>>10713943oh yeah now I see it, whoops
>>10713162>>10713862The vines look like varicose veins.
>>10713862Ugly af. So disappointed.>>10713945Nearly all black ppl in the US have white last names, bc slaves had to take their master's last names and most decided to keep it once set free. I'm assuming you're Euro or smth to somehow not know that.
>>10713958someone on twitter said they looked like self harm scars
>>10714081>Cuts herself>lots of foliage comes out
>>10714105More like thistle milk, sap, or plain water....All of which humans regularly consume, BTW.
>>10713862I actually like the vines, they look creepy which is more of what I want from MH
>>10713909>>10713945>we wuz punks n shieeeit
>>10712397>I don't see a Bratz reboot doing well with kids today though. The style is really outdated.Is Y2K still on trend?
>>10714210yes. nothing makes me realize how stupid we looked back then like seeing zoomers dressing like it two decades later
>>10712397>I don't see a Bratz reboot doing well with kids today though. The style is really outdated.bratz doesn't need to stay in 2000s fashion, as long as they have fierce face and big lips they can wear anything. a lot of people don't like the 2010s era of bratz but it just show they can adapt and stay on trends of the time.>>10714216i don't think so, they curated the trends and took the most of the best things, they have romanticized version of y2k
>>10713862yarn hair, ew. Some of it is fraying too
>>10713862Venus was always one of my favs. Not super into it but I still like it. I'll probably like it more with other pictures. Need a closer look at her face and hair.
>>10713862I get that they're going for "black-coded" or whatever with the wider nose and braidsBut because she's fucking green, all I get is "modern fantasy orc druid". And, like, I don't hate it? I mean, hate it for Venus, but I don't hate the idea of a MH orc lmao
Alwayz Bratz Sasha
I want to get my GF those collector MH Chucky and Tiffany dolls for her birthday. But she is extremely particular about dolls and if we go shopping she will compare and contrast like 10 of the same doll to see which has the perfect make up, that isn't offset and which doll doesn't have the slightest thing wrong with it. Turns out like most MH dolls have some production issues where something is off or damaged.Anyways, what is the chance this 130 dollar set will have no issues when I order it online, or should I just kill myself? I've never seen this thing sold in stores
>>10714506cutiepatootie, just when I think I'm out, they pull me back in. The pants fabric look a little cheap though, would have preferred denim. New face screening, never seen that before.
>>10714526You aren't going to see it sold in stores, they're online exclusives>what is the chance this 130 dollar set will have no issues when I order it onlineChances aren't good, there's typically something wacky with MH dolls, misaligned paint job, accessories fitting weird, hair not doing what you want. It's typically not anything major, but if she's really that picky then it's probably not the best idea to get her one
>>10714223>they have romanticized version of y2kthis, zoomers don't understand what Y2K fashion actually was like, same with the ones who try to imitate scene looks
>>10714506She looks good! I hope they can do this right this time. I am so ready for Bratz to come back
>>10712623>>10714506They basically has the same y2k inspired look, but like i said lagoona need a jacket to complete her look, some fingerless gloves too but for now sasha ate her up
>>10714634I think the lack of jacket could have been saved with accessories, just replace the food with a good bunch of kandi bracelets
>>10713733>Halloween themed doll line is creepy and I don't like it?
>>10713941Please keep us updated I would love to see that
>>10714210With zoomers, who are adults now. I'm talking about little kids today (Gen Alpha I think they're being called)>>10714223I meant the face style is outdated, not just the clothes. Big head and giant bee stung lips is not an "in" look anymore, which is why you don't see it on other curent dolls.
>>10715115They're ghouls but they're also cute. This just ended up looking like old lady veins or hentai body invasion. Painting the vines a darker green would probably fix it at least.
>>10715267>giant bee stung lips is not an "in" look anymoreare you joking every artist, model are drawing nigress lips or overdraw their lips to look like it
>>10712620I wish she had the Cleo body. This looks fucking gross, who buys fat dolls beside virtue signaling mommy bloggers and tumblrinas?
>>10713162why is every monster high pet a cat or puppy even if it isnt a mammal at all? its a plant for fucksake
>>10714526At the end of the day it's a mass produced product, not an artisan sculpture. I'd say give it a try, look closely at the photos and zoom in on the faces. Or try commissioning a doll customizer if you want something truly unique.
Rainbow Jr High De'vious twins are on sale on Amazon and Target are they worth a buy or easy pass? I find the lack of accessories and extras kinda underwhelming. I have their older selves though.
>>10712403it kept the details i wanted the face is just a little off
>>10715673Har is that you?
>>10715267>Big head and giant bee stung lips is not an "in" look anymorei never got into bratz but their proportions don't seem too outlandish as far as dolls go
>>10715404Because those are common pets. Aimed at being cute.
>>10715850Up to you, I find their outfit pieces cute enough to restyle the regular size dolls with.
>>10712527>People hold mga at a higher standard than other companies and above all mattel. They took mga quality as granted but will praise mattel for basic design.It's interesting to see the difference between the two types..a lot of MH collectors are happy to drop $50-75 on a doll like stitched in frankie and with no additional stuff but rainbow high collectors are unwilling to spend the $50 on a slumber party doll even with additional accessories and outfit. Or a $35-40 for a costume ball.
>>10716358I think the difference is accessibility, a Mattel doll will be released once, bought up fast, then likely never released again, or their re-stock is spotty. MGA is great about restocking anything popular, if you don't catch it at first - there will be a chance to catch it again, to the point where you can be certain that it'll probably end up on sale or in clearance just from how much they over re-stock things.
>>10716467Doesn't matter, Lily Cheng got the scalper treatment and it didn't push most RH collector into buying her. She never truly ended up in clearance and restocks were sparse/inconsistent. Her price tag garnered even more negativity, people expected even more.
>>10716525Yeah but she was the only one this happened with
Which one of you did this >>10702186
>Garrett Sander posting zionist shit on his IGDamn. I was hoping they'd bring him back someday since the original MH outfit line went so hard
>>10716724Probably some newfag from the MH threads in /co/
>>10716779>posting zionist shit on his IGWhere? All I'm seeing is doll posts
>>10716798Might've taken it down. It was Hamas shit but I won't go into it since we've autosaged one too many times
>>10716798Actually it's a post he liked
>>10716798>>10716865He shared it on his IG stories too, might have deleted it due to the backlash. Screenshots are in twitter.
would you buy an operetta collector doll?
>>10717092Eh maybe, but she was never my favorite
>>10717116I feel like she's no one's favorite
>>10712620is this real? it looks really weird.i have no problem with curvy dolls, i do have the barbie ones.but this, doesn't look right.the head, the hands and the dress are awful, at least the dress, its like "look at this fat doll, look how fat it looks, look the belt doesn't even fit her waist, isn't she fat?!"it could have been better, i do hope that the dollcontinue or at least appears again but with a better design.
>>10717092I definitely would! I loved her style, but felt they didn't do her hair justice after her signature doll.
>>10717092i absolutely would if the execution is right. she is one of my favorite characters but i only have 1 of her.
>>10717092Depends on how she turns out. Never owned any of her dolls but I did like her design.
>>10712620Lizzo has enrolled to Monster High! OMG
>>10717092Looks like another mermaid cut
>>10718103and no idea why, if you cut that tulle off it looks like a long pencil skirt that actually would fit Operetta rather nicely
>>10713909I am gonna get some flack for saying this but this is one of the sexiest MH dolls I have seen this gen, one of the Abbey Bominable ranks high. Normally I'd say "cute" or "pretty" about a doll but I don't think those quite get to the vibe this doll gives off.
>>10718158Damn me, clicked reply to the wrong post>>10713862
>>10712403aww man, she doesn't look like a uptight cunt. Lame. Stupid round faces.
>>10712620NoooOoooo, this is not the body positivity we wanted!! Why of all the fat dolls they could design she had to look like keisha fabo.
This barbie has a pretty face
>>10710712where abouts can i order that MH doll in the pic?I havent paid any attention to fashion dolls in a few years (my now ex wife used to collect MH) I assume thats a recent doll?
>>10718416Vampire Heart Draculaura. She is sold out so your best bet is ebay/second hand. A lot of ppl's shipments got damaged by amazon so you might find some for a reasonable price with busted packaging. Her original price was 90$.
>>10718449I thought it was $100 that's what I got it on Amazon>>10718416Miiight be able to snag an Amazon restock but they're random and rare
>>10718449>>10718473thanks. Looks like its only scalpers left selling that doll. Cheapest on amazon is $170usd, Ebay is even more expensive. Never mind.
>>10718473She is $100, people who preordered her paid $90 because there was a temp price drop and Amazon honors price drops on preorders. At least that's what happened to me.>>10718785you might get lucky on a restock. As I'm writing this, she is up on Amazon but it's low stock so no idea how long that'll last.
>>10718158Is it really that hard to keep your pedo thoughts to yourself? Just, leave it in your head. You don't need to tell anyone else, except maybe a therapist.>>10718785Amazon CS told me she'll be continually restocked through Christmas season. Not sure how true that is but she has been coming back in here and there over the past couple weeks. You would just need to check frequently.
has anyone bought vampire heart drac through the "buy used: like new" option on amazon?
>>10719058Those are Amazon Warehouse ones, which means they were returned. Most likely the ones whose boxes were messed up when shipped to the initial buyers (which happened to many, many people) so just be aware of that.
>>10718322It might just be the prototype, I'd believe it because her pet doesn't look like a copypaste dog/cat like the majority of others
>>10718322>>10719272I actually really like that spectra... I just hate that they're going to use the translucent limbs with sprayed paint, like Lagoona. Surely it must not be too difficult to just dual inject in to the mold for a fade/whispy look.
>>10719281Probably costs more, I thought they fixed that paint chipping problem by now, honestly it's what Spectra had in G1 and she never chipped, you'd think with that Barbie Movie money they could boost the budget a little
>>10719289I got first wave lagoona and never got any of her SS dolls, so I don't know unfortunately. I very much want her and will get her regardless, but yeah. Mattel should put some of that money towards the dolls, even if MH isn't the big moneymaker that it once was.
>>10719294I think they've fixed the paint chipping problem, anons talked about it with Lagoonas first doll and Frankie's tall boosts removing paint on the leg, I dont recall any recent complaints, but this is Mattel so quality can be spotty. I'm curious to see how MHs quality will go going forward, mostly because of MGA dropping the quality of RH and OMG, the only real quality would be coming out of Bratz re-releases, Mattel hasn't even bothered to raise the quality of Barbie.
>>10719320It's fucking shocking to me that Mattel is skimping on the quality of barbie, after it's recent movie success. You'd think that they'd invest a bit more in to their lines now that it made a lot of people want to get barbies again, and that maybe some of that excess cash would bleed over in to MH. But yeah, now it'll probably turn in to a "Let's see how low we can drop the quality of our product without reducing price before people stop buying them" situation where mattel will compete with MGA to see who can fuck everyone over the most without losing money.
>>10719338>it'll probably turn in to a "Let's see how low we can drop the quality of our product without reducing price before people stop buying them"I see the same thing happening, unfortunately, Mattel won't budge and MGA is getting cheaper with their newer doll brands, and leaning more into Bratz (which to be honest dont seem to be moving all that much from what I've seen). I know anons hate when we're all doom and gloom but I honestly have a bad feeling we'll be going into another fashion doll drought soon enough, I'd happily be wrong.
>>10719363I would prefer slower releases for MH, if it meant that each release had better quality to it. But even the skullector dolls are getting fucked, so yeah. I don't have much hope right now, either.
New vintage Barbie advent calendar on the way, looks crap compared to last year's however.
>>10719417The way that they couldn't even bother to fully paint the frosting on the molded on drips of the cake
>>10719338i saw some comments that it's been getting better lately. them getting the disney license back might be a good sign as well.
>>10719428Disappointed i was too broke to get this
>>10719417Damn. I was really looking forward to this set too.
omg i'm jealous of US anons. this seller has 5 NIB dolls from 2001-2006 for $6 each. shipping is $14.9 but will combine shipping. i wasn't looking for a doll with those wide feet with toes but a seller has a clean looking blonde without clothes or accessories for 4.2 euros so it's cheap enough that i might consider it. i believe it has the internal knee joints and the feet look kinda cute from the side view in some pics.https://www.ebay.com/itm/394951674887
>>10719552Cute! I kinda want one to rebody on a articulated body like a made-to-move. (I'm not really a fan of the snap joints) Any body recommendations or does a standard white/blonde MTM made nowadays still work?
>>10719623i can't guarantee it but i think the current version (not the original 2015 ones which were more pale) of the standard MTM (specific ones like the soccer player might be different) will be a close enough match to most white/blonde barbies. if the skin tone doesn't match one of the barbie/summer beach dolls i think it would match the other barbie/summer doll. there's not a ton of info that i could find but someone said the fashion fever summer body matched myscene kennedy fwiw.https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/myscene/matching-skin-tones-t1061.html
>>10719685Thank you anon
>>10719552I had this one as a kid! I hated her flat feet though….
>>10712623I can't believe they finally made a G3 Lagoona that looks decent enough.Well, the pants seem atrocious but the hair and face look great. Might buy if the final product looks good
>>10719739>those crusty-ass lipsWew
>>10720119Do you think so? To me the majority-blonde hair with her horrible salmon skin tone looks even more atrocious than usual. Opinions are like assholes as they say
>>10720146It's HERPES Barbie
>>10710729Usually Target but my local Target is ASS when it comes to looking for dolls since they're never on time when it comes to stocking new dolls especially G3 Monster HighAmazon is alright when it comes to G3 but sometimes I'll go on there to look for Ever After High dolls and the prices are what you expect when it comes to resellers
>>10718325This is the realest statement I've seen about G3 Catty
>>10720978And yours is blown wide open.
>>10720978I think they should use that platinum blonde hair they used for her spa doll more
so if rh really goes for the younger demographic from now on....anons did you buy all the rh dolls from your wishlist before the price hike?
>>10721628Nah I just buy them second hand, I don't care about the clothing I just use rainbow high/Bratz clothing
>>10721628I really only want her boots but her doll is cute too so I might grab for her sometime, won't be disappointed if I miss out, I'll just hunt down the boots second hand
>>10710712Rainbow high fashion packs, when?
finally got the rubbery non-vintage legs. it has been a long process because at first i didn't know what to look for and some sellers don't like to use the shipping service that vinted is using to my country and i was looking for a good deal etc.the left is a myscene chelsea and while this pic with the phone flashlight makes it look like not a great skin tone match to my CML98 barbie from 2015, it looks good from what i've seen so far under normal lighting. the dolls aren't totally perfectly skin tone matched to begin with, the original hard plastic legs are somewhat more ashy, a bit like the myscene arms, so the myscene legs might actually be a closer match than the original legs believe it or not.i don't mind the feel of the plastic legs too much now and with the doll stand i'm not touching them as much anyway. if i get more different dolls i don't think i will mind them having different types of legs as long as they're not damaged but for this particular doll i do think i prefer the rubbery legs with the internal snappy knee joints.i had in mind to maybe experiment with machine polishing and adding oil, lotions etc but they already cleaned up pretty well with just hand soap and water. i will have to try straightening them though because this doll was in trash condition, just the legs might be salvageable so that's how i got it for cheap but even the more expensive dolls with this type of legs tend to have them be slightly bent out of shape.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axLFaBM5_AI
like if you compare these parts you can imagine that it's close
>>10718890I took some time because I really don't know what you are on about. I think you misunderstood and believe I am sexualising the doll but that was not my intention. I don't know how to explain it to you. A character can have like a sexy vibe but that doesn't mean I was thinking about fucking it. So quick to say I have issues when you are the one who went to pedophile immediately.
>>10723096 whoops. "sexualized" not "serialized." gay-ass autocorrect.
>>10723198No, fashion packs have been confirmed for next year, there will be 6 style with shoes and purse included, they will be $12 usd
Bob Mackie 2023 Holiday Angel barbie.Thoughts on her design?>>10723096Monster high characters are teenagers. The cartoon characters' stylization and the dolls don't look adult. Bild Lilli is a working adult woman and looks like one. In fact, Lilli's comic strips were for adults. Her doll is for adults but still appeals to kids. How is it pedo to get a doll of an adult woman with an adult body?You were better off ignoring that anon. You sound dumb and pathetic. Maybe you're just amn autist jacking off to cartoon girls.
>>10723227I will continue to doubt
>>10723061>>10723096The characters are underage girls (14/15, with the personalities of even younger girls) you fucking weirdo. Only pedos think underage girls have "sexy vibes" or "an essential core of sexuality." Barbie and Bild Lili are adult women and not comparable.
>>10723333wasted quads. All of them are pieces of plastic.
>>10723333Can you not do this every single fucking tim, literally just ignore them, hide their comments, all you're doing is being annoying, you're not going to change anyone's mind
That aside, has anyone tried for the newer Pegasus Unicorn blindbox dolls? They're on Amazon right now and I decided to try for one, the designs are all really nice this time around
>>10723387Honestly I wouldn't be disappointed with any of them, Warm Dreams is probably my least favorite of the bunch but she's still really cute
Alwayz Bratz Yasmin
>>10723542i'm feeling grim about Jade, her prototype boots looked awful
>>10723389These are very cute. I decided to order 2 since I had a gift card. Basically got 2 for the price of 1. Agree that warm dreams in the weakest of the group.
>>10723381No. Only males would think calling out pedos is "annoying" because you and your fellows have never been under threat from them.>>10723387Is the BJD community still divided over whether these should count as BJD? Or did they come to a consensus?
>>10723586Oh shut up, you're better off calling out a brick wall. If you care about calling out actual unironic pedophiles go to /tv/
>>10723586What isn't the BJD community divided on
>>10723548They always do Jade so dirty :(
>>10723333 I guess the American Journal of Psycology is also a bunch of filthy pedos as well. >>10723243Also I jerk off to classical art think you very much. I mean come one. Leda and the Swan. either in sculpture, marble, bronze or painted. Delicate marble work and translucent light-filled beauty of "Modesty" by Antonio Corradini, (if it doesn't get your clit hard there is something wrong with you.) "Classic art" is the best.
>>10723584Let us know who you get! I'll post who I get, she won't be here until Monday but Amazon might be nice and have her arrive early
>>10725206:o Sasha and Jade have the nicest screenings. Jades remind me of the face used in funk n glow.
>>10726115this stuff is water-soluble, so i wouldn't do it if you plan on washing the doll's hair
>>10726157I heard someone use fabri-tac glue for re-roots and I'm planning on using it for my first OOAK. Or you can pull up a Dollightful video or smth and see what they use for re-roots.
>>10726310didn't dollightful change the glue she used for the reroots at some point though?i remember her mentioning fabri-tac a lot in the past, but in the most recent dolls she uses something called Galaxy Glue which is from one of those doll hair shops
>>10719417Her alternate outfit
>>10726502If it's from those doll hair stores, then they probably paid her to use their products.
>>10726157>>10726115Both of these glues can be washed off with water which is not what you want for rerooting, fabric glue cannot be washed (which makes sense if you think about it, since you'd be using it on fabric, which needs to be washed) and essentially dries into plastic. What country do you live in? They carry fabric glue at any decently sized walmart and craft stores.
>>10726642Do you have Aleene's in AU? They make a fabric glue that some folks use, though I think it may not stand up to boil washes as well as Fabri-tac. But any shop that carries sewing supplies should have an option for fabric glue.
>>10726799I'm surprised nobody has tried burgling these guys yet.
>>10725276anon it's pretty funny that you and I have the exact opposite taste, I think Cloe and Yasmin are the best ones
>>10726786>>10723333>>10713162>>10718158I just came to comment on dolls. Not start a war. Can't we all just get along?https://www.sekaimon.com/itemdetail/314917149182/?country=US&keyword=-Here is the real monster.
>>10726927https://www.ebay.com/itm/314917149182?mkcidOne day I'll figure out how to phone post.This guy is the Jack and Sally scalper.
>>10726800All XYs belong in mines
>>10726553I love that second outfit, just wish her hair was styled different
>>10726809Black Fridays coming up so keep an eye out, especially for online deals
found this tonight. i never had any bratz and i find the lack of articulation off-putting, but...ive been thinking about them ever since. should i go back and get them in the morning?
*Reminder to REPORT trolling, bait and off topic posts instead of responding.*
>>10726800all in favor to stop doing this every thread???
>>10726996Do it or forever wish you had
>>10727005>>10727032nobody really seems to post about bratz in here. i feel like they won't be as fun as my rh/sh dolls despite how cool they look. do we have bratz enthusiasts?
>>10727042I don't see them in my local stores so they are off my radar. I have seen some that I think are cute but I hesitate to make the purchase. As you say, she won't be as fun. Will I have clothes for her!? etc
>>10727027I'm not even the previous anons, lol. And god forbid Anonymous #10727027 gets accused of being a sex pest after calling the teenage vampire sexy. Anyways...>>10727042I used to hate their faces but I warmed up to them. I recently got Rock Angelz Chloe mostly for the clothes but I ended up falling in love with her early 2000's biker look. I'd eat up a Fashion Pixiez repro line.
>>10727075Makes me nostalgic, reminds me of summer
>>10727042Never been a Bratz person. They just look weird to me. Idk how they were able to come back after losing the lawsuit way back when, anyway?Myscene is superior and deserves a comeback more imo. They go for hundreds of dollars secondhand even in shitty condition, it's just not fair.
>>10727176lmao. The only win Mattel got over the various lawsuits was MGA interfering with Carter Bryant's contract. Also be careful what you wish for, Mattel's loss ended up with their designers leaving which includes the people that designed My Scene.>My scene comes back but done by Barbie extra crew and C*rlyle
>>10727176Myscene is the bratz ripoff they didn’t lose any lawsuits about that
>>10726833You're cool, don't come to the doll thread tomorrow
>>10726833Keep coming here, we need decent anons
>>10726833What kind of stupid cunt buys dolls to hotglue, then comes to the fashion doll thread to talk about it? All I ever see are accusations of that happening (but they're by the same stupid passoid that calls everyone a pedo) and the occasional troll, but that's it. I mean shit, I own almost 30 dolls myself, but I've never once considered being a degenerate towards them. I don't make outfits or anything for mine, they just stand on the shelf and look pretty, which brings joy. But I will occasionally take my comfort Drac off the shelf and have her sit with me while I play vidya or watch shows.
people who don't put together outfits for their dolls are crazy to me. that's the fun part!!
>>10727601I have dolls specifically for redressing and others I enjoy for their main outfit and mostly just enjoy posing them
>>10727601The fun part is having something to talk to because your daughter won't anymore>>10727653I agree. Most of mine are just display. Having too many that you are tracking outfits for seems hectic. I'll stick to just my Jr Jade and MtM Barbie rn.
Here was the prototype for Creepover Party Frankie. She would've been the bestseller behind or maybe even in front of Twyla. No idea why Mattel is allergic to money.
>>10728228She is so adorable I love her uninterested tired face alongside the clothing color and finally a hair bland that looks less like toothpaste, I am the only one who hates her new hair color this generation?
>>10728228Seriously, who in their right mind would choose this 5head slop over the previous one? Are there only fat insecure lesbians on the exec team or something, that hate seeing good looking girls? This isn't the first time that objectively bad designs for MH get chosen over objectively good ones.
>>10718890>>10723586>Finding some dolls attractive makes you a pedophile>Being attracted to a stylized and often vaguely human piece of plastic is somehow the same as wanting to abuse the innocentAre we on fucking twitter? I thought this place at least would be free of this bullshit. I find people with sexualized dolls weird but this is just demented.
>>10728419Yeah same. I think the horny posting is really pathetic but it’s not that fucked up. The dolls are all stylized, the only thing that makes them “teen” is what the box says and SOMETIMES their fashion choices (the majority of the rainbow high line is high fashion and doesn’t look anything like what teens wear). Older MH definitely didn’t read as teen either, the whole concept of “high fashion high school” is unrealistic. I do not blame guys for getting their wires crossed, especially if they’ve grown up on anime waifus who are stylized in a similar way.
clawdeen monster ball proto, do you prefer this or the suit?
>>10729310I like the dress and I hope they reuse it for a different line, but I like the suit we got as a nice clawback to G1 Clawdeen's tux.
>>10729310Yeah I prefer the suit, would be nice to see them bring back this outfit for something else though
>>10728419It’s literally one anon who pulls this shit for attention, it’s bait
>>10728419>>10728464>>10729304t. malesIt would be great if you could mention these hot takes on your dating profiles or when talking to women irl so we can all promptly avoid/reject you. Thanks.
>>10729332>>10729341if there was one thing I could rescue from this proto would be the hairstyle, I prefer this ponytail over the stupid top knot, but that can easily be changed
>>10729393Yeah the high ponytail would carry over well
>>10723243That Barbie looks very pretty
>>10723387I saw these on KikaGoods, has anyone bought from there? Didn’t know these were being sold on Amazon too
>>10729424I've bought through Kikagoods and my package took waaaay longer to get here than when I got something of theirs through Amazon (honestly thought it got lost) but Amazon also fucked the box up like someone stepped on the damn thing, thankfully the doll was okay
>>10729440Ohhh, yeah that sucks. I hate Amazon for that, they’re always fucking up a package or so.I was thinking of buying straight from the KikaGoods site, but I’m going to see how long it takes from the Amazon one. They have a shop on AliExpress too, but I never bought from there so I just don’t
>>10729453Give it a try, I think what fucked up my order is on the address page they wouldn't let me put nothing for Apartment number, even though i don't live in an apartment and the rest of my address was already filled in, so I had to put a period down just for it to let me move on, it got to me eventually but it was an extra 2 weeks past the point they said it'd be delivered
>>10725207They came in today. Very cute. Also got lucky and got the one I really liked, light dreams, the teal one on the right. There is an obvious difference in detail. The one on the right came with a cloth headband, dress, apron and giant bow while the one on the left just came with a dress and giant bow.
>>10722961nolee might be a closer match though? might be hard to find a nolee for cheap though
>>10729559Aaaa so lucky, Light Dreams is so pretty, I love the light sage and pink, Gorgeous Dreams is pretty too with her pearlescent hair. Hazy Dream or Dazzling Dream are the ones I'm hoping for the most
>>10729364>malesNah but I wish, then men would stop fucking talking to me on the street. Women can not care about guys jerking off on plastic toys. I just don’t wanna see it.
>>10729332>>10729341Or they could have came with two outfits instead of unnecessary accessories
>>10729594Thanks! Those two are really cute, especially dazzling dreams. Would have made my pull perfect if I got dazzling instead of gorgeous but cant complain with what I got. I'll have my fingers crossed for you anon.
I've been considering starting a proper collection, always wanted to but ended up prioritizing other toys, and would like some recommendations on series, and if you know any, stores to buy from. Main hurdle I've come across is living in Brazil, which means importing can be costly and local prices are often times sketchy.I have found some stuff on my own, like a few Cave Club dolls and the occasional Monster High for fair prices, however I am more interested in dolls with inset eyes as I don't own any. In that category, I've only found pic related so far for more or less her MSRP, after I take taxes into account.There's of course the hundreds of listings in Aliexpress and such, but I'd rather not spend any considerable money on that place.
>>10729707How much is it gonna cost you to export dolls to Brazil? I heard the dollar there is way over inflated
>>10729683That would have been better but I doubt Mattel would ever pass up the opportunity to give us cheap plastic shit.
>>10713162>>10713862>>10726927Actually, she looks cute, I don’t like the gradients they did for her boots though. Would’ve been better if they kept it all hot pink. I can see her with a vest, but I’ll just make one for her if I ever get it.The pets this gen has been straight garbage this year, so I don’t really care for it. But this doll is just adorable incarnate.
>>10729740The Dollar is worth roughly 5 times the Real, it's tough but manageable. 20 USD (100 R$) is for example what I would spend by eating out and spending the day out and about in the city, I can skip on other entertainment for a figure.What really kills me is import taxes that were raised this year, pretty much anything that goes over 50 bucks and even some stuff below is liable to be taxed for 5-20%, so either I buy something cheap or I bite the bullet and prepare for the taxing. Heather for example is 200R$ before tax (40 USD) and goes up 10 USD due to said tax.
>>10729755Jesus, if anything, your probably bette the tying something local in that case. Even if it’s not the bigger names, there’s nothing wrong with starting out small and getting more dolls as time goes on.
>>10729761*better off trying to get something local whoops
>>10729761The sad part is that 50 bucks is cheaper than what the local stores ask for, I've seen even the basic Rainbow High figures go for upwards of 60-80 USD. I will be going around the city hunting for sales this week though, maybe I'll find something.Cave Club and Monster High are the only ones I found for a decent price, the former for around 12 USD and the latter in the 20-30s. MH is a childhood favorite, but I was looking to branch out a bit, didn't think it'd be this tricky.I appreciate the input nonetheless, it's good to get an answer even if it's not a solution.[spoiler]I don't sound weird do I? I have a bad habit of sounding harsh in English[/spoiler]
>>10729771Best of luck on your doll journey, friend. Hoping all goes well and you find a very cute doll to start your collection with!Also your English is very good! You don’t sound harsh at all! c:
>>10729310Like the others mentioned, the dress looks great but would be better for something else. Like it's leopard print so it should go to one of the cat girls, not the wolf girl.
>>10729812Clawdeen has always been given more big cat print stuff than any of the cat girls, funnily enough
>>10729707But when doll forums were a thing, foreigners would ask Americans to pick up dolls for them and ship it. That was generally easier and cheaper than buying directly because it avoided markups, extra taxes and duties. Idk where you could request that these days though. I wish forums were still a thing because I'd gladly help people like you out in that kind of setting... just not 4chan because we legit have a bunch of murderers/rapists on this site.
>>10729989Or absolute freaks who will send you jars of pee
>>10729989These days the best bets seem to be personal friends that travelled and the occasional internet friend. Even outside of 4chan it's hard to trust people though, or maybe I'm just paranoid.
i wonder if you could put the head on one of those 28 inch dolls
>>10729771You mentioned Cave Club. They never took off really but I think they are hella cute. They are nice for display or posing but I think you'd have a hard time dressing them due yo the weird size.
>>10730030Someone asked this 1-2 threads ago. I doubt they're made of compatible materials.
>>10730200There's an outlet store in my town that has had a couple of the Cave Club dolls (the boy and the babysitting one) in stock for about 12 and 15 bucks respectively for what has to be years at this pointI've considered picking one up to customize, but I think they'd probably look pretty out of place next to my G1 MHs. They could probably make for cute goblins, though
Netflix show themed Barbies going up for sale on Amazon releasing on May 13th for 25 US dollars
>>10730942And a 5-pack (I hope these get released separately in the future)
And the only good MH X Off White doll is going on Mattel Creations on November 17, 2023 9AM PT, I assume for the same price tag of the last one, 120 dollars.
>>10730959I gotta disagree. I think this one is at the bottom compared to the others. Dress is pretty lame and only interesting aspects about her is her eyes and the nail through her neck.Girl with the giant wings has a better outfit and has horns under her hat. And the ghost girl has a cool skull effect in her face and though her dress is kind of meh, it's better than the checkered one.
>>10730200I plant to make most clothing from scratch, I could try to figure something out. What worries me in that regard is that their sock things on their calves appear to be solid plastic.
>>10730938Rebelde/RBD is older than Netflix...These are based on the visuals from the original series. They're in celebration of the group's anniversary/reunion and the tour they're currently on.
>>10730977Nah the skull girl's face is absolutely hideous. Easily the worst. The hell is that painted on widow's peak and asymmetrical lashes?.>>10731021I couldn't care less ngl, I just like the blonde girl
>>10730938>Netflix show themedI'm sorry but they are based on an iconic 2000s telenovelas for the hispanic youth, they even had dolls back then made also by mattel, the netflix show is just another one of those remakes.
>>10730990Just saw your post. It is an accessory so you are good
>>10730938I don't know what this is but I love this face and the star is cute af>>10730959I find this one boring, my favorite was the first one, and might get the skull one just because it's so weird. Depends when they release it though.
>>10730940>>10730942>>10731145The nosedive in clothes quality is depressing.