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2:00 PM on 06.05.2014

Ever After High's Cerise Wolf confirmed for SDCC

For Ever After High fans awaiting more news after Tuesday's teaser image, the time for the full reveal has come. As predicted, the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive is none other than Cerise Wolf (a.k.a. Cerise Hood), the daughte...

Natalie Kipper

Is Mattel's next San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Cerise Wolf? photo
Is Mattel's next San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Cerise Wolf?
by Natalie Kipper

At this year's San Diego Comic-Con, Mattel is not only bringing Monster High exclusive dolls but an exclusive Ever After High doll as well. A teaser image of the Ever After High figure popped up on Instagram yesterday and fans have already decoded the character and made a solid guess on the outfit. The mention of the character's "big bad" shoes hints towards Cerise Wolf, daughter of Red Riding Hood, being the exclusive doll. More will certainly be revealed in the days leading up to SDCC. Keep your eyes on Tomopop for more updates as they come in.

[via San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog]

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Mattel's Manny Taur and Iris Clops look to be an SDCC power couple  photo
Mattel's Manny Taur and Iris Clops look to be an SDCC power couple
by Natalie Kipper

The badges have (hopefully) been purchased, the hotel rooms booked, now it's time to start talking about San Diego Comic-Con exclusives. Mattel revealed that one of their much-coveted con-exclusive toys will be a two-pack of dolls from their Monster High line, featuring the characters Manny Taur and Iris Clops. The announcement contained a small picture (which you can view in its entirety in the gallery) and a little summary for the pair:

Bull in china shop seeks gentle ghoul with the stars in her eye to help navigate the confusing maze of high school love.

I am not terribly fond of the way these two look as far as Monster High dolls go. I thought the previous years' exclusives (see 2013 here) were much better. But if these are your cup of tea, the pre-order starts on June 24 on MattyCollector.com, where you will later pick them up at SDCC. Alternatively, you can try your luck with the lines at the con. Or if you feel intensely lucky, you can wait to order it online on August 5. They will cost US$40.

[via MattyCollector]

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8:00 PM on 04.24.2014

Doll makeovers fit for a Disney Princess

Lulemee of deviantART has done some of the most wonderful custom doll work I've seen in a while. I'm not a huge doll person, save Monster High and MLP: Equestria Girls for the most part these days, but I can definitely say I'...

Rio McCarthy

5:15 PM on 04.14.2014

X.Bonnie is the (X-Box) One to win the war against P.Stellar

The console wars have apparently found a new arena, as Original Effect (maker of the Army Attractive line) has produced two dolls which suspiciously look like homages to gaming systems. Meet X.Bonnie and P.Stellar, who both s...


5:00 PM on 04.06.2014

Holy gender-bending, Batman! Monster High Dolls have been customized to look like Batman rogues

Rachel Hell Haus of Dolls has produced some female versions of Batman's more popular rogues in a series of Monster High doll customs entitled "Daughters of DC villains" which, among other things, includes a "Ms." Freeze, fema...


5:00 PM on 03.31.2014

Disney's 'it's a small world' collection continues with China and Mexico

As the fiftieth anniversary for Disney's iconic theme park attraction, it's a small world, looms nearer (the actual date taking place on April 22), the company has decided to release a second round of themed merchandise in ce...

Natalie Kipper

Cardcaptor Sakura dolls are a blast from the past photo
Cardcaptor Sakura dolls are a blast from the past
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Back in the late 1990s when Cardcaptor Sakura was hitting its stride Bandai released a very popular series of dolls with bendy limbs and cloth outfits. These were so popular that when Nelvana got the TV series and rebranded it as Cardcaptors, Trendmasters repackaged Bandai's dolls and sold them in North America. Many of those ended up back overseas in Asia; I know I had a small hand in sending some of them that way to friends that couldn't find Bandai versions of the rarer dolls. At the time they were sold pretty cheaply and would eventually drop further on clearance. 

Fast forward to 2014 and it's Takara Tomy making the bendy dolls in cloth costumes as part of the Licca-chan Liccarize series. They really do look a lot like the dolls that Bandai and Trendmasters released back some 14 years ago, except where those were released for around US$10 to US$15 each (if my memory hasn't completely failed me) the Takara Tomy ones are considerably more. Both dolls are exclusive to the Takara Tomy Mall in limited amounts and sell for a rather painful ¥7,236 each. 

If I knew basically the same doll would inflate in price seven times I might have picked up a couple back in the day. Lesson learned, I guess. 

[via AmiAmi blog]

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5:00 PM on 02.03.2014

Avast! New LE Tinker Bell and Zarina dolls on the horizon

To celebrate Tinker Bell's upcoming movie, The Pirate Fairy, the Disney Store has announced that they will be releasing two new Limited Edition dolls, one of Tink and another of the Pirate Fairy herself, Zarina. Each doll is ...

Natalie Kipper

8:00 AM on 01.07.2014

Frozen's Anna and Elsa may help thaw your winter

Winter's chill getting you down? Perhaps these limited edition Frozen Anna and Elsa dolls may fill you with a warm cheer. Both dolls will be available for pre-order in North America only, online and in select stores, startin...


Licca-chan version of Snow Miku is more iffy than icy photo
Licca-chan version of Snow Miku is more iffy than icy
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Remember that kinda unusual looking Hatsune Miku version of Licca-chan by Takara Tomy that appeared earlier this year? Looks like Good Smile Company and Crypton Future Media have given their blessings on a second doll based on the 2014 Snow Miku design coming in February. The original wasn't a very popular doll design among western fans, but must have had some level of popularity in Japan to have gotten a second release like this. Face aside, the costume isn't bad and would certainly look good on a more expensive doll. 

She's being made available for order at the same events that the Nendoroid version will be throughout February for a kinda pricey ¥4,200 yen. She'll then be shipped out on March first. I'm fine with them making a doll like this, but Takara Tomy gets to make a Snow Miku and we still haven't gotten a figma Snow Miku from Max Factory? Not fair!

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Anna and Elsa from Disney's Frozen to get LE dolls photo
Anna and Elsa from Disney's Frozen to get LE dolls
by Natalie Kipper

I don't go to movies very often. Probably close to never, actually. But, I actually pre-ordered tickets to go see Disney's Frozen. That is how psyched I am for this movie. So, of course, I was thrilled to see that Disney will soon be offering two new limited edition dolls of the film's beautiful sisters, Anna and Elsa. Anna is shown in her green ball gown while Elsa is wearing her frosty dress of ice. Both outfits have amazing embroidered detail. I absolutely love the intricacy on the Nordic pattern of Anna's bodice and the shimmery fabric used in Elsa's dress also looks very lovely. Both of the women's faces look just like they do in the trailers (and I'd assume the film). 

The two limited edition dolls will be available for purchase on November 20 online and in select physical Disney Stores for the regions of North America and Europe. Each character is listed with a price tag of US$99.95 and a edition size of 2500 pieces. Even if dolls aren't your cup of tea, there are some pretty dang awesome plushes and other Frozen merchandise in the movie's special section of the online store.

[via Disney Store's The Buzz]

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