Welcome to the Doll General!A thread for discussion of fashion dolls including Barbie, Disney, LOL OMG, Living Dead Dolls, 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, Capsule Chix, Shopkins, Polly Pocket and the like.Previous Thread: >>9898643>Archived Threads: https://archive.alice.al/toy/search/subject/Fashion%20doll/>Sewing pattern books from Google+, reuploadedhttps://mega.nz/folder/iFd3wapa#B70grHUe4xsTkLU_s8Ag_Q
>make Skelita more prominent if you want the latino bux so bad.don't give a toss about representation but more skelitta would be an excellent thing, because she's such a brilliant doll. But we won't have her because soccer moms complained she promoted anorexia.I just wanted lagoona to be blue, have fins and to wear cute sporty shorts.don't care about her backstory or nationality.
>>9909374>But we won't have her because soccer moms complained she promoted anorexia.Idk, there were plenty of dumb complaints about Skelita when she was first released but she still had doll releases and was one of the last collectors dolls of the first gen, so I doubt their bitching means that she is gone for goodmy guess is that she must not have been a popular character/doll, calling for the total overhaul, but the pink is dumb
>>9909407>my guess is that she must not have been a popular character/dollShe being Lagoona.
>>9909029G3 Deuce Gorgon doll. I actually like this sculpt better than his original (besides the cartoony big ears), what is this??? I feel so confused
>>9909710Wow. Better than I thought we would get. if this is what we’re getting I’ll be pretty happy to grab him. Although, isn’t he in a two pack w/ Frankie or something?
>>9909710Oh he looks nice, I honestly think the green skin is an improvement
>>9909710Because comb over snakes are better than mohawk snakes that why dotd, boo york and welcome to mh are the best deuce. Original head sculpt is still superior to me those new ones are so flat in depths and detailsHis clothes are cool they will definitally have barbie extra quality which is the best Mattel can offers for playline rn, the design is very rainbow high with the gucci jacket.Too bad he's a amazon exclusive he may be hard to get like those Mattel zombie dolls
>>9909782Deuce being an Amazon exclusive?! Boooo! Will I grab him? Perhaps.
>>9909710... wow. I had already decided that the G3 dolls are not for me, but I want that Deuce.
>>9909786Yep ghoulia is target exclusive and toralei walmart, abbey is also exclusive but we don't know where for now
>>9909782the exclusivity is anticustomer BS. you don't do that when you have buid so little good faith with said customers.Fuck mattel !really a shit corpo
>>9909710Best looking boy doll from any company in a while desu. I wish we’d get a RH boy with a jaw line
>>9909782>Too bad he's a amazon exclusive he may be hard to get like those Mattel zombie dollsWhy are they making the signature doll of one of the main characters a store exclusive? That doesn’t seem right
>>9909994Probably because boy dolls aren't big sellers
>>9910007Doesn’t work because Ghoulia and Toralei are also store exclusives
It’s actually Lagoona’s little sister, it all makes sense now
>>9910053Ghoulia wasn't popular though, dunno about Toralei though
>>9910283>Ghoulia wasn't popular though, dunno about Toralei thoughToralei was very popular with a lot of fans, her signature doll immediately started selling for high prices on eBay a few months after it was released.But she didn’t get very many dolls because of her short hair, short haired dolls don’t tend to sell so in order to put her in more lineups they often had to give her longer hair, which a lot of fans as well as the design team didn’t like. But retailers can be picky.Toralei got;- signature look doll (short hair)- fearleading 3-pack TRU exclusive (short hair)- Power Ghouls Cat-tastrophe Target exclusive (long hair)- Ghoul Sports (long hair)- Coffin Bean wave 3 alt channel exclusive (long hair)- Freaky Field Trip (short hair)- Freak du Chic (long hair)- Fierce Rockers 2 pack TRU exclusive (short hair)Nearly half her dolls had long hair, and the other half were store exclusives.Girls brands also have issues selling antagonistic/villain characters, so that may have been another factor in why she didn’t get more dolls despite her popularity.
>>9910145Did they get rid of the elbow articulation?>>9910283How was Ghoulia not popular?
>>9910370that's one of the sister dolls from G2
>>9910370Ghoulia wasn't popular with children, she had a fan following but that didn't stop her from shelf warming bad
>>9910376Ah, ok. I never got into G2. >>9910390I don’t know if that’s an accurate assessment though. Mattel is notorious for overpacking characters that are popular. Look at He-Man and Skeletor as an example. They’re always the best selling characters in any Motu line, but they’re also always setting on shelves.If Ghoulia dolls didn’t sell, they wouldn’t have made so many different versions of her character.
>>9910418They made so many dolls of Ghoulia cuz she's the designers' favourite. After Skull Shores Ghoulia absolutely shelfwarmed, Ghoulia became relegated to exclusives and budget dolls. The fact she never got a second diary doll despite every other first wave girl getting a second or third diary doll is a bigger indicator of how much Mattel didn't want to invest in her character versus the designers pushing>>9910376 their autism zombie girl.
>>9910370Ghoulia was fucking ugly, boring, and only appealed to manbaby autists because she was the quirky smart autistic zombie girl. Little girls don't want to play with dolls that dress like grandmas
>>9909374God, Skelita was one of the coolest dolls of any doll line, I wish they had done more with her in the cartoons and I also wish her Scaris counterpart Jinafire was even half as cool
>>9910591If your grandma dresses like that I'm about to bust inside of her what the fuck are you talking about?
>>9911579Not the anon you were replying to, but this was brought up a few threads ago; adult fans might have liked Ghoulia, but kids (who make up like 85% of MH sales), largely did not.Also, can men please enjoy female characters without immediately making it sexual?Do you really want to fuck an undead 15 year old? Or can your pornsick brain just not comprehend the idea of a woman having positive traits other than being sexually attractive?
>>9911632Go back to FDS. I browse this board for the beyblades. My girlfriend asked me to look at this thread for leaks and told me to say that because she disagrees with you. Also the statement was about fucking a grandmother not a child teenagers are gross.
>>9911688>My girlfriend asked me to look at this thread for leaks Why can’t she lurk this place herself then? Plus Instagram is really the most relevant place for doll news these days anyway, everything that has been posted here is just reposted from Instagram.Also, you were the same Ghoulia-waifufag who kept complaining that they dropped her from the MH lineup after 2015. yet when you were given the reason why, didn’t want to accept the answer.Ghoulia Yelps was the creators’ pet who got way more dolls then she should have despite not selling well.When she comes back in the reboot, she is going to be significantly overhauled (to Pinkgoona levels) so as to not shelfwarm. That’s just how it is, you gotta accept it.
>>9911777She does use insta, but was curious. I'll be real I know nothing about monster high aside from I agree that Ghoulia doesn't look like a grandma after a brief google search...but it also looks like they overdid the nerd thing, that has to be tempered with some other visual personality traits like how Twilight Sparkle is. You're getting really excited to own someone who is not here.
>>9909710What the fuck is the deal with the ears sticking out? Looks awful
>>9911777> she is going to be significantly overhauled (to Pinkgoona levels)yep i saw the movie and they did she's now green skinned like old frankie, and she can speak normally, so maybe she will have more personality so far she was a sarcastic comic relief,fashion wise she didn't have any 50s or retro inspired pieces and wore basic shirt, pants and skirt with hoodie and letterman jackets,the print on her clothes were green goop, psychedelic pattern(probably brain print), black and white wave.red was used as an accent color and she wore mainly black, grey and green.
>>9912304Why did they swap the skin colors of Ghoulia and Frankie?
>>9912371idk but they never really liked the idea of frankie being green, they almost made her beige if it was not the little girls in product testing saying she needed to be green, her g3 doll prototype is grey but she will be blue at the end.
>>9911786Ghoulia kept getting these retro outfits like 50s-eqsue. That's what I meant by "grandma"
>>9912304what is up with all the glasses being some level of horrible 60s librarian style in this movie??
Finally had to accept the reality that I’ve bought way too many fucking dolls over the past few years.- 60+ Monster High (I haven’t even counted the total number of MH dolls)-18 Ever After High- 5 Winx Club- 2 Disney Descendants- 20 LOL Surprise OMG- 4 LOL Surprise Tweens- 2 BMR1959and a bunch of other miscellaneous one-offs.Also Cleo and Lagoona’s furniture sets, EAH Raven Queen’s vanity, the Scaris Cafe Cart and Coffin Bean playsets.I deeply regret getting into this hobby and feel ashamed that I’ve sunk so much money into useless plastic crap.Yeah there is the option to sell some, but it’s worth significantly less if it’s all out of box.
>>9914112I'm sorry you feel that way, anon. I wouldn't knock the idea of selling the dolls, especially Monster High. The older ones are worth significantly more than the newer/re-released ones, especially to repainters. You should list those if you're not doing anything else this weekend. Same with EAH. Not sure about the other dolls other than the LOLs. Those will sell, and you should be able to make back at least some of the money you've spent. I like Mercari the best out of all of the reselling platforms. Good luck.
>>9913561Ghoulias glasses were always like that
>>9912371Maybe kids associate green more with zombies than blue
>>9914112Thin out what you want to get rid of and what you want to keep and donate the stuff you want to get rid of to a thrift shop
So how well do you guys think the G3 MH will sell? looking at Frankie's prototype i got a feeling she will shelfwarm quite a bit, she looks so goofy and unappealing but i bet Draculaura will be a best seller cuz thats the only one the designers seemed to have cared about.
Some monster high character trademarks have been officially abandoned as Mattel chose not to renew them;Spectra VondergeistClawd WolfJackson Jekyll Holt HydeRobecca SteamScarah ScreamsMeowlodyPurrsephoneGigi GrantDamn, I’m gonna miss them. Especially Spectra, she was introduced right alongside Abbey at the beginning of the franchise, why TF are they dropping her?
>>9914623>Spectra Vondergeist>Robecca SteamDamn i would have thought these two would get creeproductions, RIP
>>9914515I wanna say not great, no where near MHs original popularity but maybe a bit better than G2, I'm waiting on the cartoon to see if they have more personality than the live action versions
>>9914623Toralei's henchcats aren't coming back? I wonder who's getting retconned to take their place.
>>9914623I'm honestly shocked at them letting some of those go. I can maybe understand Gigi and Scarah, since they were late additions, but a ghost is a good, basic monster, and since they are re-designing everyone, why not keep the name Spectra? Also, Rebecca had a crazy cool body; why not take advantage of that for a collector doll down the line?Jackson&Holt were shocking at first, but it makes sense. Frankie is now they/them, so there can be no love interest, because any love interest could be read as gay. Also, Clawdeen now has the "oh no, I am a human in monster school" angsti, so there is nothing left for Jackson. Clawd being let go is disappointing, but not surprising. Clawdeen can't really keep her angst and have siblings, and the new MH clearly has no desire to keep any of the good couples together. Now I'm fairly certain that sooner or later they will confirm that the only couple they kept is the worst one aka Lagoona&Gil.
I get the feeling Mattel execs mandated a MH revival but no one at the company is enthusiastic about it, so they're phoning in a lazy effort. They probably assume it'll fail anyway so they're doing it shit on purpose. The reissues are deliberately crap because "someone might sell them as originals if they look the same" since these toy companies mistakenly give a shit about preserving the aftermarket for some reason, even though it never benefits them.
>>9914763>The reissues are deliberately crap because "someone might sell them as originals if they look the same" What do you mean by “deliberately crap”? The Creeproductions are fine, most of the slight alterations they made were objective improvements (fixing the placement of the eyes so that they’re less crooked/walleyed, slightly longer hair for Clawdeen, the arm pegs are thicker and more secure and don't fall out as easily as the first wave ones did, no more elastic hips) and they have the same fabrics and details, Mattel didn’t cut corners.The only major issues were that they were under-produced and exclusive to Walmart, but that’s not an issue with the dolls themselves.
>>9914763I wouldn't really say they're phoning it in, these dolls have a lot more effort put into them compared to the Gen 2 dolls
>>9914623Spectra was popular I feel like…when I went through my old collection I had a ton of her. Robecca and Scarah were great ones too.
>>9915139>>9915143Why would someone bother taking pics of their dolls if they're too lazy to even comb out the hair first to make them look half-way decent?
>>9914161Skelita has “bone tits“ so that her clothes will drape and fit better on her body, not for any weird coomer fetish reason.I will not tolerate any slander of Skelita Calaveras in this house. She’s one of the most conceptually-daring and visually striking characters MH ever released; her unique body mold with molded in pelvic lines, individually separate vertebrae, toe and finger bones is a genuine work of art and I still can’t believe a design of that caliber was mass-produced as doll for children to play with.Her faceup is so detailed compared to the typical MH doll with the dots and swirls of sugar skulls, her fashion style is bright and colorful, combining Mexican folk art motifs with skeletal shapes and southwestern leather.She was lovingly designed by Natalie Villegas, who wanted to share parts of her own Mexican heritage with kids, adult collectors, and anyone else who might pick up a Skelita doll.Even her personality is reflective of Mexican culture; Skelita is an expressive artist with a reverence for tradition, and a loyal friend who honors her family and community.She deserved to have twice as many dolls as she did, she was such a great character and to see people assume she’s “promoting anorexia“ because she’s a skeleton or that she’s “Cultural appropriation of Day of the dead” (even though her designer is Mexican and actual Mexicans love her) is so sad, because those stupid accusations are why Mattel might not feature her in this upcoming G3 reboot.
>>9914623>SpectraI hope this doesn't mean they'll try to push the bland as fuck attempted Spectra replacement from G2, Ari. I love Spectra's weird ultra-cheekboney Victoria Beckham-y face mold, it's a shame they won't even try to translate her into the new style.
>>9915495I mean... she is literally just the Monster High version of Skeletor, when you think about it. He has a body but with a skull, she has a face but a skeleton. Like they were going to slyly suggest he's her father but never went through with it.It would be a better idea than "Skeleteen" was, anyway.
>>9915716>I mean... she is literally just the Monster High version of Skeletor, when you think about it. He has a body but with a skull, she has a face but a skeleton. Like they were going to slyly suggest he's her father but never went through with it.Just because she’s made by Mattel and a skeleton doesn’t mean she’s related or Skeletor. Not all skeletons know each other, Kenneth don’t be racist
>>9915495Man, thanks for this post, you reminded me I still don't have art class Skelita. I just pulled the trigger and got her secondhand but complete for 35 bucks. I don't have a display for my dolls yet, but she'll finally complete my skelection.
Which Fierce doll do you guys think is the best design? I want to buy one as a gift for my doll collector friend but none of them are really calling me. I think Bee might be the best, but Neon's facepaint is really cute.
>>9916134Royal Bee has the most cohesive aesthetic and color scheme, Neonlicious has the best individual pieces. But that’s just my opinion.
>>9916134Seconding Royal Bee. She looks gorgeous.
>>9916151>>9916233Thank you for the second opinions! My first instinct was Bee, but monochrome designs always look more "premium" to me, so I wasn't sure if there was something more to the other designs that I was missing.
>>9916134Personally I like Swag the best; I feel that her design hides the weird proportions the best. If you don't mind the weirdness of the body, then Royal Bee is probably the best overall look.
>>9916134For me it's Lady Diva. Maybe it's her headset or her funky sunglasses but she makes me think of Space Channel 5. She also reminds me a little bit of Bratz Live in Concert and those were my favourite Bratz dolls. (Next to Tokyo a go go, of course)My captcha was XV4GAY. What's it trying to tell me?!?
>>9916134For me it's neonlicious, her jacket is the best piece of the line and can fit other dolls plus all her other pieces are separe so two tops and skirts
>>9915495Thank you for putting into words how I have always felt about Skelita's dollThey didn't need to make a skeletal fashion doll but they sure as fuck did
>>9914112At least right now, almost all MH dolls' second-hand price is a good deal over their original MSRPIf you bought at second-hand prices, RIP
>>9914623>Spectra Vondergeist>Robecca Steam>were cats>abandoned
>>9917909>If you bought at second-hand prices, RIP98% of my collection was bought at retail and new, the only one I got secondhand was Haunted Rochelle (not parting with her for obvious reasons)
>>9915495She has bone tits so she can lactate bonemilk to feed her cats.
Would you play with these?
SDCC Frankie. Supposedly coming out 7/22 9 am PT. No price yet.
>>9915495Good post skelita used to give me the gross ick you get from seeing emaciated eugena cooney tier skeletals but the way you emphasized that her being designed makes her art made that go away, mostly
>>9918615This is literally a black-and-white recolor of her power ghouls doll (target exclusive collector line from 2013), but with a worse looking style of face paint.And they probably want like $110 for it or something, hard pass, Mattel needs to try harder
So I've been getting out my old monster high dolls because I got intrested in them again and kid me put pva glue in Operetta's hair.So what is the best way to get the pva glue out of the hair without damaging it?
>>9918795Its the same headpiece but thats not the power ghouls outfit
>>9918857It is a version of it. From the photos, we can tell she will have a weird fuzzy tinsel cape rather than the plastic lightning bolts. No idea of the other changes yet. Personally I actually really like the face up, so I am waiting to see the whole doll and to know the price before making a judgement.
>>9918905Yeah I’m in the same boat. Really like the face up, as well as the head piece personally. Not crazy about the tinsel cape but we’ll see how the full doll looks. If it’s true it’s being released this Friday, it should be soon.
>>9918615she kinda of boring for a limited edition doll plus if she's more than 50usd she's not worth it at all basically a shadow high doll with less and a bigger box
>>9918615I wish they'd pick a different character, this makes three SDCC dolls for Frankie
i made a basic one too
>>9918806I'm not an expert but based on my previous experience it seems like the first thing you should try is hot water and soap to see if it will dissolve. If it does start to come out it could take a few rounds to clean it completely; try to avoid boiling temp water since it can further damage the hair. It looks like it's already a bit damaged so what you can do with it depends on the condition after the glue comes out.If the glue doesn't come out with hot water then you either live with it or reroot the fringe. Nail polish remover/acetone/alcohol will destroy the hair.
>>9919061My results are not great
>>9920424I actually like her look a fair bit, but she isn't exactly expensive or deluxe. Maybe she will come with some cool accessories, but it's hard to see this rising to the same level of cool as previous SDCC exclusives. The box design is a definite let down, too. (Why isn't it a comic book cover?)
>>9920424Not worth the amount of money they’re charging, it’s plain for whats probably going to be a $100 doll, possibly more
>>9920424if she's $35 - $40 max like the older sdcc i'm ok with her i would have preferred another character tho>>9920418i hope it's the playline dolls i want to see the final dolls so bad, while i dont like their new art style and proportions i like the quality of the clothes we seen so far
RH shoes are out in Walmart. Here's a guide on what you'll get
>>9920706I like that while they're bling box there's a way to narrow down what you want but i still going to wait a couple of month when they're dirt cheap to buy them tho
>>9920706I will pay a lot for small amounts of plastic, but not even I am this dumb.
>>9920706time to shoplift
>>9920706Out of curiosity, does anyone know what other dolls - if any - can fit RH shoes?
>>9920778None that I can think of
>>9920778>Out of curiosity, does anyone know what other dolls - if any - can fit RH shoes?WWE Superstars by Mattel can, for some reason. Also the 2018 She-Ra doll that uses the same body mold.
>>9920706The green shoes are cute! But not cute enough to buy full price.
Why is it so hard to make look a like dolls? Not suprise these look so cheap.Sort of want to buy it for the coat alone
>>9922144People aim too hard at realism, they need to be more stylized
>>9916134Diva even if she looks like a prostitute.
I always liked Luna and i want this but damn...it looks too much like a "pretty barbie dolly"...I know its aimed at younger people and trying to get her realistic would make her look creepy/ugly but still...Making Luna "pretty fashionable like Barbie" is so wrong imo. They should have go nuts and just do real Luna with strange cork necklace and her less pretty but still beautoful face.
>>9922426Actually forget it - it's a good dool. I will get her eventually(it's just...this doll would pop up so much in my collection. Also this will be my first fashion doll and i would probably be scared to touch her hair - i still didnt took Greta the Gremlin out of her box lol - all because i think i will ruin her hair)PS:oh wait i think Greta is also a fashion doll...that means im gonna have 2 now
Finally got Sirius Black.Hmm it's so interesting - everything - 1/6 hands feet/shoes and acessories are too huge for this doll.BUT at the same time head is way bigger than 1/6 heads.Which means..i might just go and put Sirius Black head on a skinny 1/6 body and it will look nicely (might have do some modding with neck-holes may be)Because it will be much easier to just have 1/6 body with all kinds of acessories already existing for it than trying to get something that fits this specific body.
>>9922426>I always liked Luna and i want this but damn...it looks too much like a "pretty barbie dolly"...That’s just how dolls look, anon. They’re simplified and stylized. If you don’t stylize it it you get weird uncanny valley “celebrity dolls“ like the Addison Rae one a few images above.
>>9922426Idk I think she looks fine
>>9921455Is that the Bad Robot logo?
>>9922866Oh shit, it is. If we get a Cloverfield monster I will lose my mind
>>9922905An standard or18" tall, four-armed Clover ghoul with a little Bad Robot doll and a crushed Statue of Liberty head. Dare we dream, anon?
>>9922905Bad Robot doesn't have much for monster options so it might actually be the Cloverfield monster, only other options are Super 8 or Overlord
>>9923025Yeah, that’s why I am even letting myself hope. I feel like Super 8 is more likely since that was the kid friendly one, but I haven’t actually seen it and don’t know what the monster looks like. There’s no way they’d do Overlord, no one but me cares about that movie (I however saw it two days in a row in theater lmao) and it only had nazi zombies. But I’m not sure how Clover would work as a doll
>>9923081One of the taller dolls probably, a small secondary set of arms, maybe red pigtails for Clover's face sacs, face makeup to evoke the teeth, tail, weird hands, maybe the highheels can be stylized buildings and she comes with a parasite pet. And her clothing resembles seaweed to represent Clover's ocean origin. Or a Slusho shirt/skirt!
>>9923111I would cry if she had a little slusho cup
>>9922459He’s essentially a Ken doll, Ken has slightly petit proportions compared to generic 1/6. A lot of 1/6 stuff is made for “guy toys” like the Phicens and other celebrity likeness dolls so I think that’s why you’re seeing discrepancy. He’s still 1/6, just not hyper realistic. Stuff made for Ken and some Integrity will fit him.
>>9921455Damn, sorry MH fans, it's not a Cloverfield girl
>>9923195Not surprised. Cute robot tho
>>9923166Yeah he looks surprisingly well next to my 1/6 bois.Now i REALLY want Remus Lupin doll from the same line. (that will be difficult to make i think. Lupin has a face of hard working always tired single dad that lives in Downtown...that's...i wanna see that lol)PS:Is it difficult to take his head off?I tried but saw some soft plastic part that was preventing me from doing it and i thought i will tear or break something.But yeah now after seeing your photo i'm planning to transfer Black's head to 1/6 body because there are many fancy suits that made specifically for specific bodies i already have
>>9923309in fact, Sirius is so similar to D'Artagnan from the Three Musketeers in this version. It would be the easiest custom to do if anybody would want an actual 1/6 D'Artagnan doll lmao
>>9922426She looks identical to the actress in the movie, they couldn't have gotten it more perfect. Just no pleasing some people.
>>9923512Yeah, Luna was tacky but she was a tacky Iittle girl so she makes for a perfect doll. It’s not like she was a goblin.
>>9923309I wish doll Sirius had his prison tatts.
>>9923512>>9923549the doll looks like a 40years old american actress that somehow still manages to look young so she plays young girls in movies. (probably lots and lots of plastic surgery + blood of /v/irgins got used but you get the idea)Luna is too important to me to ignore this. "sexy dolly-faced pretty american girl" is the least thing that i associate with Luna but i get why she looks like that.
>>9923648The actress does look like a haggard old woman..
>>9923309>Is it difficult to take his head off?It's pretty easy. I was a beginner earlier this year and after head swapping several dolls I'm pretty confident now. You want to heat the head first to soften the plastic, either with a hair dryer or hot water. My preferred method is boiling a little water and pouring it into a mug, then wrapping the head in a ziplock and dunking it for 2-3 minutes, so the water can't get inside of it or ruin the hair; if he's the same structure as Dumbledore, his neck peg will look something like this, and the most dangerous part are the "arms" of the peg which can catch and tear the neck. Since Sirius has molded hair you can probably strip his shirt and dunk him right in to make sure the water warms him up all the way through, but keep in mind some water will leak inside and could burn you when you pull it off. Let him dry out really well before putting his head on another body so you don't have trapped moisture, because vinyl can mold.If you use the hair dryer method, don't make it so hot that you burn yourself or start warping the doll head. Start at lower temps and work your way up if it doesn't get soft enough. Focus on the base of the neck.You can also search up "ken doll head swaps" on youtube and there are lots of videos of people removing the various types of heads. Even within the same line there can be releases of dolls that have different types of neck pegs, so since I don't have a Sirius myself I can't tell you exactly what he has in there.Getting it to fit on one of the other body types might be the trickier part, since the neck pegs are completely different. Best of luck!
Tbh Cindy usually gets mediocre designs but this is a cute look. I wish it was metallic though
>>9923909Ooh I actually love this. I wonder if they’d ever have her and the other princesses wear these outfits in a theme park show or something
>>9923909I love that look for her. Very Princess Grace.
Cleo and Lagoona on the way
>>9923909I'm glad they went with a more vibrant aqua blue than the usual shade she's stuck in all the time
>>9925227I wanna see them. I need to know if I have to keep giving Mattel money, which I don't want to do, but...
Why is he so perfect...?https://youtu.be/yKwOkuK7kIg
>>9925227Can’t wait to see if they actually stole Lagggna’s shoe design from a random piece of fanart
>>9925718I'm curious about that too lmao
Photo of the new Haunte Couture dolls
>>9926614Better photo of Cleo
>>9920424https://creations.mattel.com/collections/monster-high/products/monster-high-voltageous-frankie-stein-reproduction-doll-hhr59In case anyone wants to shell out $75 for her.
>>9926614>>9926631Not bad, but I was hoping to like Cleo more, oh well
>>9926614>>9926631They feel even more playline than the last three, couldn't they just be like omg fierce and be sold at walmart for $35 alongside the creepoductions
>>9926614This lagoona gives me Student Exchange Lagoona vibes, she looks a bit too overdressed, Cleo looks cool but i dont think she wore a lot of atleaisure inspired fashion before, so its oddly refreshing and her face as always its the prettiest even if her lips look so thin.
>>9926631Looks like her gen 2 face
>>9926614>>9926631Cleo is very pretty, but Lagoona is a let down. Both of them are indeed even cheaper looking than the first 3 ghouls, as >>9927721 said. There's less layered fabrics, less non-printed details, less accessories. They are far from looking like the price point they are being sold at.Still, I'll probably try to get Cleo, since it is a nice enough re-interpretation of her signature look, her new accessories are good ones, and her face is lovely. Lagoona on the other hand is a hard pass; the look fails to fit her character, even if I can see what they were aiming for with mermaid dress for water monster. Maybe I'll finally bite the bullet and grab Dawn of the Dance Lagoona, with her sweet mohawk and amazing shoes; to me, she looks more luxurious and collector worthy than this.
>>9926614Neptuna dead in Lagoona's bag
So the walmart costume party exclusive just leaked, and it's so funny to me how mga was ready to not let monster high breath lol
>>9930081The line is split in two, three for sh and for rh
>>9930089She's either the werewolf(very clawdeen) or the violet kitty wich mean the robin spider would be robin blue not the character, the other theme are witch and fairy
>>9930081Loving this so far, can't wait to see the full look >>9930089>>9930096Definitely a cat, kinda underwhelming though, the outfit is cute but it's giving "just stick ears on it and call it a costume"
Tried to get the SDCC Frankie but she sold out while I was waiting in line to check out. So about 7 mins. Not too bummed about it, would have been nice to have her but that’s $75 i can spend elsewhere.
>>9930230Same thing here. a little bummed cuz shes my favorite of the monsters but with the cleo coming ill be okay
>>9922426That is one of the best face screenings for an actress I have ever seen. Are you in drugs?
>>9930230>>9930235I'm actually pretty shocked that she sold out that fast. It was a cute doll, but pretty plain for the price. Maybe it was a smaller number available online, since some are sold at SDCC?I do hope Cleo doesn't sell out that fast. Missed getting Draculaura, so I'm kinda nervous. Hopefully it will be more like Clawdeen or Frankie.
>>9930183it's in brand for rh and what i was expecting, normal clothes with one or two costume accessories but i lowkey wanted them to have new head mold with monstery feature as if they had sfx makeup on .>>9930096this girl would have been so much more intersting if she had a cat face like catwalk kitty or fury feature like pinkie cooper>>9930081and a slightly open mouth sculp with molded on fang
>>9930624To be quite fair, I know a lot of non doll collectors who set up to buy any and all SDCC exclusive items just to resell afterwards simply because they're SDCC exclusive. It's why you sometimes find straight guys trying to offload a random Polly Pocket set or g3 Horse toy since they grabbed it when they could.
>>9930722It also probably didn’t help that there was a max of 2 per customer. Already saw an eBay listing where they showed their email confirmation for 2 dolls.
>>9926614cleo is not REGAL enough
Does anyone just wish they were the same size of their dolls? Live become 1:6th scale and be able to like hang out with them, be able to grab them and and spend the day together? Throw them all in the car and go for a drive? I wish. I think it’s because of the opening from the film flushed away that I want to do this. Pretty crazy I know.
>>9930081So if we r getting these leak now, i wonder if the KPop one will leak soonAlso love her
>>9932326They should since we’ve seen all three of them now
>>9932616I really wonder what’s going on with these three, because these designs suck and it kind of looks like two of them are the same color. They also very suddenly went on a show hiatus so I really feel like there’s some issue with the design of these three
>>9932755Where's the fucking rainbow? this is getting bland and sad
>>9932755Boring designs and color choices.
>>9932793I feel like all the people who complained about the rainbow logos made the dolls worse. The designs are way more boring now
>>9932927I feel like them being boring is kind of an inevitability, especially at the pace they're putting out new characters
>>9932755Maybe because i listen to too much kpop for my own good these missed the mark by so much as a kpop group, they are super uncordinated with their designs as group so they aint styled even remotely properly, they dont seem to have a theme either (and there its at least 3 different themes going on with them) like it would have been fine if they all had the same colour shades but at least make it so their outfits are matching.And i gotta ask but why are the 3 korean girls so dark skinned? Like kpop beauty standards are insanely rigid and these girls being so dark its just highly uncommon, they could have made them a malaysian or thai pop group if they wanted to make them darker skinned, but they dont look korean to me.
>>9933141Koreans can have dark skin but the pale light skin is the beauty standard and is especially enforced with K-pop, you can actually see a lot of difference in how American advertisements show the K-pop stars vs. the Korean version which typically has them edited to be much lighter, since these are aimed at Americans they probably didn’t see need to make them quite so pale.
>>9930089Gave her more of a kitty face and added a bell
>>9930081Gave her fangs and red eyes
>>9933164Its more like an extra odd choice to make both the japanese and korean dolls so dark skin when its very obvious to anybody with eyes that koreans/japanese are usually a shade or two lighter than these chicks unless you go to the country side ofc, while Lily Cheng was lighter skin (i would argue that there is more chinese ppl that are darker skin than ppl imagine).Either way as a kpop inspired group they aint hitting the mark and when i saw that Tara was Blackpink inspired i at least expected the other girls to sort of match thats inspo but nope, i imagine these are their 2nd outfits (sort of how neon green and silver girl first showed up in their 2nd fits) so perhaps these girls can be salvage cuz between their outfists and their rather dissapointing make up i see them as the least popular of the bunch.
I hope and pray that MGA aint ditching the 2nd outfit gimmick because on god these dolls aint getting any cheaper to collect, and the 2nd outfit its a big draw in for me as a collector.Altho these are cute as fuck and i be buying them on clearance when they come out.
>>9933231>>9933246So much better >>9933305i think it's because of lack of diversity claims even if they're stated as korean girls with light skin peopple would say there's to many white dolls. I already saw some people say there's too many light colored dolls for shadow high.>>9933314I'm ok with one outfit as long as the price match those dolls should not be over $30
>>9933367Oh so its just the whole asians are white ppl debate?I think one of the issues shadow high might face design wise its to make those black skin dolls not appear offensive Shanelle works because she its hella pretty but one wrong shade of lipstick or complementary shade, or hairstyle and you got a golliwog doll in shelves.Its MGA they are gonna charge at least $40 (probably 70 in australia)
>>9933393Nah I think it’s more just people wanting dark skin rep in ethnicities that are typically seen as only pale, I do agree they really need to play it smart with makeup and hair
>>9933314Shadow high isn’t feeling very shadow-y beyond that last one
>>9933405It be better if they make them Malaysian/Thai/Singaporean, or any SEA considering they get little to no representation (heck they should do some islander, native or aboriginee doll ome day)
>>9933518True it would be nice to extend to people who dont get a lot of rep, but that doesn’t mean people cant want rep for other stuff
>>9933314Might just be their budget line, like the cheer line. I kind of doubt they’ll drop the second outfits for the regular line, they already went back to including hangers after people complained.
This is so good though, best doll they’ve made since the original Shadow High imo. I like Rainbow High for the cool fashion references. I know kids may not appreciate a genderbent Karl Lagerfeld doll but I love it
The bow tail and underwater robe. I love whatever psycho designs this line.
>>9934002The cartoon sure is ugly tho
>>9933982I love her. She looks so good
>>9933518I want a white south African fashion doll, desu
>>9933529Its nice but at least in the RH universe dark skinned kpop idols can exist. God forbid anybody sees the sun while being in a kpop group
Ok but when are we getting a Japanese ganguro fashion doll?
>>9936123They're still doing this? Didn't this fad die years ago?
>>9936123Never, because the trend died out in the early 2000s
>>9936590>>9936768Nah it's still going
Ellowyne plus a new friend?
>>9936590ganguro is just a substyle of gyaru, and gyaru is smaller but still around. This flavor of ganguro (manba) is p much dead tho
>>9936854 I'm more a Monster High collector.. - but I so think these are very nice. Classy.
Shortly before G1 Monster High was canceled in 2018, there was a plan to add a doll of Evil-Lyn from Masters of the Universe.(One other connection between MH and MotU: Mattel originally used the trademark "Clawdeen" for a pink lion belonging to She-Ra's enemy Catra.)
>>9938512This was just a one off custom, I don’t think Mattel was seriously going to release a MOTU/Monster High crossover as a mass-produced product. Not enough demand.
>>9936854>EllowyneIsn't Tonner Dolls dead?!
>>9939860Oh they have been revived since last year when Tonner started collaborating with Sideshow Collectibles.
>>9939852>a land vehicle you fill with water for the mermaid driverCute
>>9939852Oh parents are going to hate this lmao
>>9939928>Tonner started collaborating with Sideshow Collectibles.I heard of it, thought it was ended or something. >>9939852Shit scale, I wonder what figures it could fit though,,,
>>9939852Mermaze is definitely Isaac Larian’s favorite gay nephew’s high personal project, there’s no other explanation. This twink got high watching Drag Race and said “drag mermaids”And desu he’s living my dream
>>9918806>>9919076For the love of fuck, dont get the head hot and wet. pva glue will be the least of your concerns if that happens.
>>9940454I like how you say don't do the one thing someone suggested 7 days ago yet don't offer any alternatives. Literally all advice for cleaning hair is boil washing.
Apparently some collectors are seeing odd color changes on their SDCC Frankie's, after taking them out of the box they start to see blue spots showing up
>>9939860>>9939928>>9940127Collab with Sideshow on the RTB101 body - a new story doll basic and then 3 dolls with different looks portraying ‘digital models’, then there’s an ongoing collab with a doll shop owner doing ‘virtual doll convention’ events and bringing out ‘her character Grace’ - which is the Sydney head sculpt on the RTB101 body with new makeup and hair. She has hosted 2 rounds of Ellowyne releases so far. 3rd one coming in August with the announcement of a brand new character, a black doll friend, but to me it just looks a lot like the Ellowyne sculpt done in a darker vinyl tone and not much like the old mixed/black friend Lisette who had varied features like Prudence and whoever the ‘frenemy’ character was, I forgot her name even. Robert Tonner said in an interview that he has a contract for ‘the next couple of years’ with that doll shop owner for Ellowyne releases, but she seems more focused on her new baby and on the Grace character than Ellowyne. She’s got a YouTube channel.
>>9940569>>9940575One person has 5 for sale on eBay. I’m sorry to say I’d laugh a bit if they got screwed with returns/wrecked ratings over this. Scalper kismet? And yes, I know I’m just being sour about it.
Does anyone know what type of hair is on Licca Castles? Saran/Nylon or something more premium?
>>9940575I hope those stains arent a health hazard i never seen a doll do that in all my years of doll collecting, i guess it was a good thing i wasnt able to get one (fuck mattel for doing nothing about scalpers)
>>9940555some people pours talc inside the head and at the roots, you can also use goo gone but just inside the head>>9940431i think it's another project of Michael Scott Anderson he has worked or was head designer for most of MGA recent doll lines ( moxie girlz and teenz, novi star, project mc2, poopsie slime and nanana)>>9941194doesn't most japanesse dolls have kanekalon ? but i'm not sure.
>>9941199Reminds me of when old barbie legs would get white spots, poor quality vinyl perhaps?
>>9940569Some creeproductions are getting it too. What did Mattel cheap out on in the manufacturing process THIS time to cause this?
Here’s a tiny lifehack for anyone who collects the lol surprise tween dolls, if you stick the comb in at this exact angle, it’ll stay in there and you can store it underneath the base of the stand!
Small rant : I hate the monster high comeback and how flawed it is.And the worst part is the stan excusing everything because they been starved for dolls and content for so long.My last straw was this designer hipocritical responce and the way she handled valid criticism since pennywise and the twins.Countless people had tagged Mattel and the designers over the scalper things and they know about it and when they did something about it haunt couture clawdeen was on their website for 2 days,now they let the scalpers scalp so their flop design like dracula sell out in minutes and create this fear of missing out for other collectors so they spend $75 on $25 playline dolls and then the designer had the nerve to makes stories on how clueless she is and how proud she is that the dolls sell out when only 20% of the collectors will have one.
>>9941680>some people pours talc inside the head and at the roots, you can also use goo gone but just inside the headThe problem was glue they ADDED to the hair which dried, not glue leaking from the head. Talc/goo gone are for when the glue holding the hair in starts liquifying. Washing the hair with soap and water is a REALLY COMMON suggestion for removing the glue they use for styling the hair in box.
>>9941821>>9940575>>9940569Hm, I took my Dracula out of the box, I wonder if it will affect her.
>>9942435didn't read the original post and i assumed it was about normal MH glue, >>9918806i think soaking the hair in warm water is enough to rehydrate the glue and peel it off
>>9942104The idea of confronting a big sweaty man at a convention and accusing him of scalping is so funny to me. Imagine telling him to go and return his 50 dolls, or getting security involved. This was an issue that Mattel should have addressed from the beginning before money exchanged hands with the public.Imagine being a professional designer trawling the comments to "dunk on" and not thinking you look fucking retarded.
>>9942601Not to mention why didnt mattel put a limit per person purchase at the actual convention floor? Like they are really pretending fans havent been complaining about scalpers getting out of hands for months at this point?I just feel bad for the people behind that dude who watched him buy 50 dolls knowing they had stayed at a massive line for nothing.
>>9942869If that were the case why even limit it to 2 on the site? They could just sell them unlimited then. They at least want to appear like they care, it's getting to the point they can't pretend they just don't know about it anymore.
>>9942992There’s one business model that would significantly reduce scalping; why doesn’t Mattel take pre-orders before manufacturing so they can more accurately estimate demand?A lot of Japanese toy and collectible companies do this, why can’t they?
>>9943236I wish for this all the time. It's so much less stress than a FCFS sale, and it still maintains the rarity because LOTS of people will still be dumb and miss a preorder no matter how long its open, but at least the people who really care will get theirs. All I can think is there's some reason they have to manufacture up to a specific number and no more than that. I could see some companies bragging about how fast their product sells out but it's passed the point of looking good for them.
>>9943236I mean Mattel Creations did preorders for their merman Ken doll and people are /still/ waiting for their dolls to ship out.
>>9943442Really?? I almost preordered that one, glad I didn't now. I wonder if it got a low number of orders so they're de-prioritizing it for better selling products. I passed on it because I decided it wasn't worth the money without the trident, I would be furious if I spent the money on it and was still waiting now.
>>9943442>>9943545Is there proof to that? I ordered him and, if I remember right, got him sooner than they said he would ship. Of course this was a while ago so I could be mistaken but I got him without issue. Though I agree, they should have kept the trident or something. For his price there should have been more to the doll. But I couldn’t turn down a hunky merman doll.
She looks goofy but i love her, am glad her lips aint super pink but more purple
>>9943862She's really cute, but I wish they leaned a little more into the vampire theme, that's just a goth girl
>>9942104Look at this shit i knew it, so this fan call out another fan for calling out the designer on her bs, i hate stan like thisI dont say she could have stoped the scalper but at least she could have refused to sign more than two dolls and be apologetic when call out, She clain she doen't know but people have been tagging her and mattel crea each release since pennywise and the twins.When cleo and lagoona sell out in 5mn because of scalpers what will be her excuse, will she still be clueless ? She's the bridge betwen the fan and mattel, she see everything we post, can't she tell the higher ups about this and tell us she told higher ups ?
>>9943817The new ship date is July 30th 2022.
>>9943862i wish her skin was more purple or gray there's already enough pink skinned dolls comingLooks like she has Emi hair blend, i wish she got a little of black in her blend too
>>9944146Wow that is amazing. Guess I got lucky with my order.
>>9944036What is the account of the designer?
>>9943862This design is just so boring after getting the rest of Shadow High this year. Like I don’t think it’s bad by itself, but it looks like Veronica Storm in the black and purple dress from Ainsley.
>>9944294it's rebecula13 on instagram she's a Monster high designer since the third wave of signature, she did rochelle, twyla,... and her name was given to robecca>>9944304i think the problem with rainbow/shadow high is their Head designer Micheal scott, he just can't do a line with the same format as OMG with new characters in every wave, he's better with a line of recurring characters, project mc2 was a really consistent line, but with rainbow high a lot of shilouette, concepts and pieces are reused because there's too much stuff coming all at once.they should have done what monster high was doing in 2012 and 2013 and mix main characters and and new characters in the lineup, and introduce new character only when necessary,why create 20+ pink dolls when they can use bella, stella, daria and kia and change their looks when needed, they could have also updated the first two series with new head molds
>>9942104I hope all of these "blue out" and these shits are reduced to poverty.Scalpers should hang.
>>9944420Yeah I think the Rainbow High community has made it clear that they really would like some repeat characters or fashion packs over new dolls constantly but it never stops. I can’t imagine wave 5 is even that far off since they teased it months ago iirc. Tbh this would be my suggestions:- scrap jr high and do a mini 1/12 line instead. Maybe it’s just because I love the scale but there’s also a shit ton of 1/12 stuff out there in the hobby market so a really nice play line doll would kill. Basically the Nendoroid Doll/Obitsu equivalent. The Jr High like makes no sense, why would I want the exact same characters but 1 inch shorter? I don’t care if the minis are the same characters (they probably would be) or new characters, though I don’t want little sisters unless they’re going to make them cute and not put them in lingerie. But they’re MGA so no shot.- Fashion Packs, duh. They’re fashion girls going to fashion school, how is this confusing. They could definitely sell an outfit for $15 but I don’t know why they think they can sell shoes or a purse for $10. - why is it called the Rainbow High accessory studio when it’s a box of shoes? What is the studio part of this? It should have been a kit, like 3-4 pairs of basic shoes or 2 purses, plus some paints and press on gems and charms to make custom purses.I’m really curious where they’re going with those dyeable dolls, I think the idea is good but I don’t have high hopes for the execution. They’re not going to put strong dyes in a kit for kids so I doubt anything will end up darker than pastel unless you buy your own dyes. I also am imagining an absolute disaster of dyes staining the dolls.
>>9942869Integrity and Mizi do that as well and they have less problems with the core fanbase.
>>9944420>rebecula13Has she always been private? If not, lmao'ing at her life if this is what made her go private
>>9944619From what I've seen after she chastised the fan for not "saying something" when some asshole came thru the line with a wheelchair full of 50 exclusives a bunch of other stans started bullying the original fan and it started shit. I wouldn't be surprised if she locked.
Just curious but are these gonna be walmart exclusive?
>>9945942Yeah they're Walmart exclusives
another big reason why the monster high comeback might stumble, there’s no Toys R Us anymore.Monster High would have never succeeded without Toys R Us, hell they were the only retailer who was willing to carry the line in its first year of production.A lot of characters wouldn’t have been mass-produced in doll form at all if they hadn’t been TRU exclusives, like Scarah Wydowna and Whisp getting I Heart Fashion dolls.
>>9946119toys r us are coming back to the US this years in Macy's, they even found a sign i'm going to do a master post with everything we know so far.
Monster high 2022 RebootRelease date is October 1Monster high core signature dolls Price: $25- Draculaura- Frankie Stein - Clawdeen Wolf- Cleo De Nile - Lagoona Blue - Deuce Gorgon (Amazon Exclusive)- Ghoulia Yelps (Target Exclusive)- Toralei Stripe (Walmart Exclusive)- Abbey Bominable (Exclusive to Somewhere)Monster High introduces a line of posable dolls featuring creeporific characters with fresh looks and themed accessories that inspire storytelling and freaky-fabulous fashion play. Each Monster High doll features a detailed look, scary-chic shoes and accessories themedto their unique scaritage.Monster High Coffin Bean playset 2022 Price: $40This Monster High playset inspires spooktastic storytelling with larger pieces and smaller accessories that set the scene at a kid favorite location.Frankie and Deuce 2 pack doll set Price: $50Creepover Party dolls Price: $25- Draculaura- Frankie- Twyla Clawdeen Bedroom Playset Price: $37Skulltimate Secrets dolls Price: $30- Draculaura- Frankie Stein - Clawdeen Wolf- Cleo De Nile - Lagoona Blue Gore-ganizer with Draculaura doll Price: $40This Monster High doll and playset inspires spooktastic storytelling and styling play with a posable Monster High doll, lots of accessories that inspire storytelling and styling play, and a carrying case witha monsterric look and a compartments to help keep pieces organized.Beauty salon playset with Lagoona doll Price: $37This Monster High doll and beauty playset inspires spooktastic styling for both the doll and kids with hair chalk and 20+ hair accessories that fit into the included shell-shaped case. The doll wears a fintastic loungewear look and has a face mask and an eye mask for spa day play.Ghoulmobile car Price: $35There will also be an assortiment of budget dolls for $9.99
>>9945942I want that fairy bitch so bad
>>9946156these already exist here in california malls and they are super shitty. small and expensive just a regular toy section in any store. not worth being excited about, buddy>>9946215i feel like i'm gonna end up getting all the draculauras, damn being such a fangirl for her. maybe also the twyla if she looks decent. all the others look super ugly so thank god my wallet is safe there
>>9946215I need to see reboot Abbeys doll
>>9946820just gonna look like this more or less
>>9946840I know that much but I want to see her new face
>>9946156 Already all over in Canada. - including pop-ups.
>>9946049I guess i gotta pay scalper prices if i wanna get these doubt they will show up in australia
I hope she’s one of those who looks amazing IRL cause this is…fucking bad
Does anyone know any good sellers for doll hair on eBay or Etsy? I’d like to reroot one of my doll’s hair, but I’ve never done it before. Also does rerooting require a lot of skill or is it just kind of time consuming?
>>9949754I've bought from TheDollPlanetHair on Etsy a few times and was pleased ! It's not very hard just time consuming.
>>9949204so why is she purple skinned? i think i missed something
>>9949782DollPlanet is apparently up to some shitty promo tactics. Great selection and service but depending on your ethics you might not want to buy from them.
>>9947890How did it go with the slumper party line? They were Walmart exclusive, and in Europe, available through Amazon. These will probably be the same.
>>9949204reminds me of a Morlock
>>9949204The purple skin certainly is....a choice
>>9950115We never got them and amazon only had them from re sellers, i only own brianna and i got her from oztoystore but she was like 140$ (same price in amazon really) So now am sad that its likely we wont get them.
>>9949859I think she its supposed to be african american but shadow high monocrome pallet might be limiting on how to portray black folks without it looking bad... altho she remind me of Cupkkake
>>9950363African American? What the fuck? What about Luna Madison twin sister of Sunny? Her skin is like a brownish gray and she's not strangulation-victim-purple. I think this doll is just purple for the sake of being purple, like how those shadow high rockers have neon skin.
>>9950502I mean Ms Onyx its literally pitch black and she its the only black characther on S1... Luna and Sunny could potentially be SEA and not black (i personally see them as SEA not black), i personally believe that SH weakness appears with how to despict afro characthers without making it look potentially offensive... the purple its a bad choice bcuz its the wrong shade of purple for this doll a darker shade like Mulberry/wine would have been better or maybe some boysenberry/plum not whatever this is...
>>9950535I thought Sunny was tanned Korean and her name was just Sun Hee
>>9950363It’s like Shanelle is how to do a black doll and Dia is…absolute not.>>9950510This looks better but she’s still ugly desu. It may just be the outfit though
>>9950535A deep purple grey would be so much nicer
Spirit Halloween is going to be selling adult sized classic MH costumes this year as well as MH merch
>>9950879Good. Gonna buy them all, get some gal pals round and film a porno
I still don't understand what the fuck shadow high is. The lore of the dolls is that they go to fashion high school, I don't understand why different kids at a different fashion high school have fantasy skin colors. This stuff worked in monster high because they were literally monsters. Isn't one of the gray girls literally related to one of the normal skin girls?I'm probably thinking too hard about it but also frustrated with how shallow the thought that goes into some of these lines are. I feel like that's why RH is so same-y, they can't move past the "high fashion teenager" in their design choices and are making colors for arbitrary reasons with no real thought behind it. Purple doll should have been at Blacklight High or something, with a set of dolls designed around the color, not just shoved in SH because she has a weird skin tone. If they did more high schools maybe they could introduce more fashion diversity.
>>9950535Did you forget the rock star girls and Robin?
>>9951010A big problem is that they keep pushing out new characters, like the concepts are all nice but there's zero draw to these characters beyond design
>>9950879oh sweet, i'm buying all the accessories for sure (i bought some of the kid-sized mh purses before just because they are so cute... but they hold so little). and maybe a drac costume if it's the classic one and not the new design.apparently the spirit stores around here are opening in just a week from now, wow that's early as hell.>>9951010when has mga ever been good at lore? that's one place mattel always had them beat
>>9951012I mean Shadow High not Rainbow High characthers because of SH cannot give their monocrome line natural skin colours (they could do a sepia or autumn thene characther and give them dark skin tho), plus they still give one of their darkest doll bring pink lips for no reason
>>9950563I think all the S1 girls are supposed to be racially ambigious, i think thats the reason S2 was under so much scrutiny on race and representation because S1 "didnt" have any.I remember seeing arguments that neither Sunny nor Skyler were black even tho of that group Skyler looks to be the only black one, then the whole are Jade/Violet asian or white... without comfirmation they could be asian or bi racial or black.
>>9951010shadow high is all their dolls with fantasy skintonnes that all, they're the same brand with just that distinction.>>9951223For fashion dolls brand, the dolls should always be the priority not the lore or story. if its good that a plus but a good story can't save mediocre dolls
>>9951363>shadow high is all their dolls with fantasy skintonnesWhy though? Why do all the kids at that school have wacky skin colors? There's nothing in the universe that suggests that these are anything other than regular kids.Idk, other than the mono dolls, I haven't been especially impressed by anything in the SH line after. The color choices feel arbitrary and purposeless. Are they just trying to get ahead of the MH relaunch? If so they miss that those dolls are not just purple or pink or green for no reason. Are they trying to go "true rainbow" including the doll's skin colors? Why do it under Shadow High then?I feel like we'd at least get a "oops, the paint machine broke and splashed everyone" reasoning, but there's no explanation. They just felt like making some of them purple and pink.
>>9941194I don't know what it is made of but it's really soft. It does feel like there's some kind of gel/glue on it but I don't feel like she needs a shampoo like I feel with RH and OMG dolls whatever it is there's only just enough of it in her hair. >>9941680I know american girl dolls have kanekalon hair. My castle licca's hair is way softer than any of my AG doll's hair. Not saying you're wrong, just sharing my perception.
>>9951690samefag but the only problem with Licca's hair is she looks like a baldie when you part it any other way than how she came. She would benefit from having her scalp painted before it's rooted.
>>9951694So she has a ton of hair it's not thin by any means but I can't style it in any way because of how she's like bald when you pull it up or anything you really have to keep it how it was styled when you get her.
>>9951690Licca hair OP here, yeah I still haven't figured it out. I watched a bunch of videos about the hair types and still have no clue. The Castle hair is my favorite, like you said, it holds style really well but is still so soft. I had doubts about anon's kanekalon suggestion because a lot of vids say it gets poofy, though maybe it's the product they use in it that keeps that controlled? I've rearranged my Jenny girls a dozen times and their hair is still fantastic, but some of my other dolls started getting frizzy as soon as I take them out of the box.
Licca chan literally uses Saran hair yall. It's just not fucked up with cuz Takara doesn't put product or glue in the hair and they root it in with a chain stitch instead 9f whatever the fuck Mattel does.
>>9951646>Why though? Why do all the kids at that school have wacky skin colors?Why does it have to make sense? The cartoon is just a commercial for the toy line and the toys aren't designed with lore in mind - they're designed to be a good looking doll. Have a headcanon if you want - it's just as valid as a cartoon for children as backstory to why the dolls look the way they do. But I don't know why a doll line designed around rainbow colours has to make sense like it's the real world. Just roll with it. I bet you don't complain that Winx dolls are unrealistic because they're fairies or Ariel dolls are bad because mermaids don't exist.
>>9952687Not that anon but it's not so much that those colors for skin don't naturally exist as it is just very out of nowhere to include all of the sudden, RH dolls started out fairly grounded and only after the introduction of SH did things start going wacky. I'm not saying it's bad to give them unique colors or be wacky, but I agree with anon that it's just very out of left field and doesn't seem to have much reason put behind it.
>>9933393>golliwogAre you 150 years old holy shit
>>9951694>this is the level of Licca castle rooting thicknessTrash and to think I wanted to get one, thanks for saving my money anon>>9951702>it's not thin by any meansIf you can't make two side pigtails without bald spots, than the rooting isn't thick, period.
>>9952721I am that anon and yeah, this. It established itself so firmly as “popular modern fashion only” which is so based in realism, with no foundation like fairies or magic to explain why they would be fantastical colors. Like, I would have expected modern professions or “popular fashion through the ages” or something like that before purple skin, since it’s a more logical leap. Then on top of it all the fashions are still so same-y.
>>9952782How do I say this it's like thick on the top and doesn't appear thin until you try to part it some other way. Which is obviously rightfully going to be a deal breaker for a lot of people but I'm not doing Licca's hair I'm putting her in outfits and looking at her pretty face so it doesn't bother me.
>>9952721>doesn't seem to have much reason put behind it.The reason is the dolls look cool
>>9952782My own castles have similar rooting but I don't intend to change their default styles so I'm fine with it. It also helps the hair lie down flatter in a more realistic shape. I still vastly prefer it to all my american dolls.>>9952181No need to be sassy about it, I asked 6 days ago and no one gave a definitive answer. Google was useless. Thank you for confirming though, saran was pretty high on my list.
>>9951702>mini Crayola accessoriesCute
>>9945942They look awful. Shadow high just all round sucks
>>9953139meh, I thought the greyscale stuff was cool initially
>>9953137It's from those Mini Brands Toys surprise balls. They were a few bucks off at Target when I was there last week so I bought a few. I think that's the best thing I got out of them. I might buy more but like on ebay and not surprising next time I got too many doubles.
>>9953142One series of greyscale is cool. Five or seven black and white dolls are cool. It's less cool when there are like fifty of them.
>>9953130That's probably a part of it, like another anon said MGAs strength was never plot or lore, so they probably just don't bother this time around
>>9951363I dont disagree that doll design should take some priority, but I dont think it's a particularly good idea to release new characters constantly and slack on story or character building
>>9953007The fantasy skin tones come from their mother line poopsie rainbow surprise so there's that plus their first drescription was that at the end of the rainbow was their high school and that sound pretty magical to meLike the other anon said the reason is that the dolls look cool, they aren't limited to being a specific monster and are just fashionable blue or pink girl that can wear anything
>>9953608Anon, the toys in that pic with fantasy skin colors are literally fantasy creatures. Which makes sense. The point is in RH it doesn’t make sense. I don’t connect to any of these dolls because they look WEIRD. The black and white ones were kind of cool but the ones since then don’t actually look very good.
At this point they might as well be aliens from Jupiter or something
>>9953703I was happy with normal skin tones… I don’t love any of the grey characters, but I think Natasha and Shanelle are great and I don’t mind the desaturated characters like the Neon and twins, but holy fuck am I not interested bright fantasy skin tones. Why can’t the line just be consistent instead
lads, every time i see rainbow high dolls in stores or in videos pictures whatever i’m blown away by the amount of detail they have at such an affordable price. i was mind blown by this shadow high commercial the first time i saw it. but god damn the faces and eyes are just way too big for me otherwise i’d be all over these dolls.i’ve never posted on /toy/ before i just needed to share these thoughts somewhere. i really want one but i also don’t.
>>9953608Why are all those dolls Caucasian? I don't see a singular nigga in that lineup. Are they saying niggas can't be fairies?
>>9953645Honestly that a you problem>>9953703I hope they continue to experiment with the fantasy skins so we can have split in half and patterned skins
Sis went shopping in the Rainbow High closet
>>9953703Is she not meant to be an alien? Her jacket literally looks like an astronaut suit.
>>9954488i don't think so sh are just normal girls with fantasy skin most likely a space enthusiast but she could still be one