Doll of the Day : Haunted River Styxx Review

Hello everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope each and every one of you had nice holidays ..
we kinda skipped Christmas this year,
just hanging around, watching TV and eating chocolate ๐Ÿ™‚

As I promised, I will review some of the brand new Haunted dolls.

The first will be River Styxx … and I have quite a lot to say about her ๐Ÿ˜‰

I bought her on Amazon.com for $19.99, which I think is a very good price for her.

Here she is in her box :

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River is the daughter of the Grim Reaper … O.o
Really ?!?

When I first saw her, my first impression wasย  ” ZOMG CANDY COTTON EXPLOSION !!”
But more on that in a minute.

The back of her box looks like this :

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The blurps about herself :

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Also – I really like her artwork.
And this time – IMO – the doll came out very close to it …

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Here she is,
still attached to her cardboard prison :

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She was attached with 16 ( ! ) clear rubberbands and 3 of those nasty head tags ..
I really wish Mattel would stop doing that .. I almost always cut away a bit of hair when I snip them … *sigh

Alright … here she is… River Styxx …

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She comes with a “haunte-fied” brush, a stand, her diary, a staff and a lot of little ( and not so little ) accessories.
The stand is translucent and light blue, same as the brush.
An interesting twist on the stand – it does not grip her around the waist, but under the arms ..
( gripping her waist wouldnยดt be possible anyway, more on that in a minute .. ๐Ÿ˜€ )

The brush and the stand :

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The first look into her face made me thinkย  “Candy Skelita” …
she has the same lines on her lips as Skelita and they have the same head mold.
Unfortunately her face is covered in the icky hairproduct and it left patches of glue all over her sweet face ..

She has big baby blue eyes and slightly metallic blue lips,
with the signature Skelita lines.
Her nose is painted on in a very light, metallic purple
that does a good job to accentuate her little nose.

Her over-all skin colour is a light purple,
except for her see-through limps.

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River wears a ( really … ) short dress, that has a sparkly print all over.
the dress is really simple and gets all its WOW from the added accessories.
She has e HUGE plastic bow just over her bumm , that is attached to a large belt around her waist.
The chains and bow can be removed,
but that leaves a really large peg visible on the belt.

Her hair has 3 colours – baby blue, lavender and candy cotton pink.
It feels really silky and looks great right out of the box … only her bangs are plastered down with the dreaded
hair product that Mattel seems to love ….

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Her staff is just a grey plastic “stick” that is topped with a bow and skullette,
but she can hold it pretty nicely in her hands.
The top however is so heavy, that the staff always topples over …

River also wears a rather dramatic black veil cape –
it is very thin and I snatched it in 3 places because it was tacked down with 9 ( ! ) tags … ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

If you part her hair
she can wear the hood pretty nicely

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The feature that I really like about her
is that her legs are see-through and you can see her “bones”.
Her underarms are also clear, but the bones are just painted here :

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On the first picture you can see some more of her accessories –
she is wearing a bow on her left wrist and a bracelet with a MH Skull on her right.
Her shoes are translucent blue boots that are decorated with the same bow and chains
as her dress .. I really like the attention to detail ๐Ÿ™‚

At this point in photographing her I noticed that she is quite short …
and yupp – she has the Little Sister body, same as Twyla and Howleen :

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The floating effect that the new stand gives her is quite dramatic,
especially with the flowing cape and her ghostly limbs ..

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( and her dress is REALLY short … O.o )

Some more floating …

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So .. this is River Styxx.

What do you think of her ?
Will she joins your collection ? ๐Ÿ™‚

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… next in line will be Vandala Doubloons … so stay tuned … ๐Ÿ˜‰

In-box review : Haunted Kiyomi Haunterly + Porter Geiss Monster High

Hello everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

About a year ago I decided to be more selective about my collection.
I sat down and made a list for myself,
which included things likeย  ” do NOT buy the 10000 Draculaura ” or ” sell dolls youยดre not really in love with”

Well … this is the case with 2 of the new Monster High Haunted line dolls.

I bought all the dolls when they became available on Amazon.com for the original retail price,
because I wanted the complete line –
but when they arrived, I was SO dissappointed that I decided
to not open the boxes and sell them right away on ebay.

So here are my “in box” reviews from Kiyomi and Porter …

Ladies first … ๐Ÿ™‚

Kiyomi Haunterly is the daughter of the noppera-bo,
which is a faceless ghost.

I really liked her in the promo shots,
but when I opened the package with her inside
I knew she was not for me.

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She is absolutely boring and uninspired.

She is wearing a short checkered dress and a lot of chains on her outfit.
Her shoes are translucent brown and she comes with the new haunted stand and brush.

And .. of course … she hasnยดt got a face.
Her eyes are drawn in a very light baby blue / almost white and it just looks plain boring.
Her lips are shimmering blue,
which gives her a little out of breath appearance.

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The back of her box tells us that she is a “faceless fashionista” … ?

As you can probably tell .. I am not impressed.

She is for sale on Ebay here :

http://www.ebay.de/itm/371209554527?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

Now to Porter.

Like all the boys in Monster HIgh he is quite “rare” and hard to get at the moment.
But believe me when I say … he is SO not worth more than his original retail price.

He has got a similar face mold like Slo Moe and Invisi Billy
but his skin colour is .. just plain ugly.
he looks like a cheap toy that has been left out in the sun for too long .. :/

At first I thought
that he would glow in the dark, but .. no.
He doesnยดt .

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His eyes are essentially colourless with a little blue.
The rest of his face looks bleached and his hair is a mess ๐Ÿ˜€
His outfit is the same that we have seen on endless Monster High boys ..
shorts, sneakers and a short sleeve shirt.

He also has a lot of chains going on in his outfit and it says
” he has got his ghost paint handy” all over the box … but what that means … no idea ๐Ÿ˜€

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I really liked his artwork quite a bit
but the doll looks NOTHING like it.

He is currently for sale here :ย  http://www.ebay.de/itm/371207231450?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

I was really quite impressed with Vandala Doubloons and River Styxx,
those two capture the spirit of Monster High for me very well.

But Porter and Kiyomi are SO not to my liking .. off ye go, to new and loving homes ๐Ÿ™‚

Monster High Marisol Coxi Student Exchange Review

Hello everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

As I wrote earlier this week
I am planning on reviving my blog and today I will start with a wonderful new addition
to my collection.

When I saw the first pictures of Marisol,
I was kind of meh about her … but BOY – was I WRONG !
This girl is so many kinds of awesome … but let me show her to you
so you can make up your own minds ๐Ÿ™‚

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Marisol is the daughter of the Maricoxi,
which is a kind of the South American Bigfoot / sasquatch.
She comes from Monster Picchu inย  ” Boorรบ” … ๐Ÿ˜€

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She comes with her diary and her “passport”.

I especially like her artwork on the box and her own blurbs about her :

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But now lets get to Mari herself ..
here she is still in her box.
It was really hard to get her out of her cardboard prison –
she had not 2, but 3 tags in her headย  ( why does Mattel keep doing this ?? So annoying ! )

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The backdrop of her box
is mostly orange with prints that look like stones and school lockers.

And here she is in all her beauty,
freed from her prison ๐Ÿ™‚

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Isn’t she fabulous ?

She comes with a black stand, a black brush, a green handbag that opens and
her diary.

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Marisol has the “big sister” body
but she is by far the tallest Monster High doll EVER.
here she is with my Clawdia and Nefera for comparison

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Marisol has longer legs than the other girls.

But now to her best feature ( in her own words … )
Her feet !
And man – what feet they are .. ๐Ÿ˜€

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There is NO WAY those feet will EVER fit in any regular Monster High shoes ..
so I hope for a fashion pack or another Marisol doll in the future,
because this girl is amazing.

Marisol is able to share clothes with the other big sisters though.

Most of her being taller then the other big sisters
comes from her legs –
they are endless .. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Marisol has a beautiful, serene face.
Her skin tone is a very pretty lavender / grey-ish purple.
Very different to her promo shots.
Her head mold is fantastic !

She has a very cute nose and a little dimple in her chin.
Her eyes are lavender coloured and her make up is mostly pink and green.

She has heavy, purple eye brows and pink lipstick.

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Her clothes are the only thing that I am not that fond of,
to be honest.
She wears a strapless one piece dress,
with a plain pink top and a ruffled, 2 tyered skirt.
the skirt features footprints in green ,black and pink.
She also comes with an orange shrug, that is really just ugly .. ๐Ÿ˜€
but it also features little footprints.

This dolls feels really different than other Monster High dolls.
She is really heavy and sturdy,
with her huge feet and her strong, sturdy legs.
I absolutely like the feel of this doll.

She features the same hand mold as Abbey,
but her hands are massively bigger.
they are even bigger than Casta Fierce’s hands !
Mari has some cute fur at her arms, too

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and of course she towers over Abbey ๐Ÿ˜€

Marisol also wears a little green top hat,
that is tagged into her hair in 3 places .. :/

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Marisols Hair is a mixture between different purples and pinks,
and she has 2 neon green braided strands,
one on each side of her head.
the green braids are decorated with orange plastic tassles.

And here is another picture of this girls impressive feet ๐Ÿ˜€
I think it is really cute
that her toes stick out of her shoes a little …
its just the little extra-over the top that I love so much in Monster High !

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Alright … that was Marisol Coxi ๐Ÿ™‚

Please let me know what you think of her …
do you like her as much as I do ?
Will she join your collection ?

Even if you are unsure about her …
definitely get her !
She is like NOTHING else in your Monster High collection.
Definitely a winner ! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Long time no see ….

Hello everyone ..

I am *SO* sorry for being so neglecting on my blog –
life has been very busy .. and very sad .. the last couple of month.

But now everything is back to normal
and I promise to post more regularly.

Dolls that I plan to review till January 2015 :

Monster High Haunted Kiyomi Haunterly
Monster High Haunted River Styxx
Monster High Haunted Vandala Doubloons
Monster High Haunted Porter Geiss
Monster High Haunted Twyla
Monster High Student Exchange Marisol Coxi
Monster High Student Exchange Lorna McNessie

All these dolls are already in hand … only need to take pictures and write the reviews .. ๐Ÿ™‚

I also have 2 , 3 surprises in queue ..
so watch out and be sure to check back often .. ๐Ÿ™‚

all the best
and hope to see you soon โค