Doll Review: EAH Hat-tastic Cedar Wood

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Hat-tastic Party Cedar has been on shelves here for weeks now, way before the USA for once; I was planning on holding out for her signature doll, but after picking up a HT version for an Arena member I was too smitten to pass her up, especially since it seemed like Sig Cedar wasn’t ever going to come to Canada.

I am not a fan of the dresses in the Hat-tastic line (except Maddie’s), and did not plan on buying any dolls from the line because of it, but literally everything else about this Cedar doll is pretty wonderful and she started winning me over the first time I saw her in person. More

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Ghoul Talk: Ever After – Episode 6: Briar Beauty

Episode 6 of Ghoul Talk: Ever After is now online, and this time it’s about everyone’s favorite party girl, Briar Beauty!  Listen to the episode online or download it on itunes.

SDCC 2014 – Monster High & Ever After High

If you’re into Monster High or are just a geek in general, you probably know that the San Diego ComiCon took place this past weekend; this is the place where many of the big toy reveals for next year happen, and I’ve compiled a photo archive here of Monster High and EAH’s SDCC offerings.  They’re roughly in the order that they were shown at the con, and all of them should link through to their sources. More

Review: C.A. Cupid – EAH doll

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C.A. Cupid (full name Chariclo Arganthone Cupid) started out as a Monster High character.  In that world she was a bone elemental and is the adopted daughter of Eros, the god of erotic love in Greek mythology (weird choice for a kid’s toy line, eh?). Her doll was introduced in the Monster High world near the end of 2011 as a Wal-Mart exclusive in the Sweet 1600 line, and she was part of the cast until early 2013, when she became the crossover character to Ever After High. More

Review: Legacy Day Raven Queen – EAH doll

Legacy Day Raven Queen is one doll that I’ve been waiting for a long time to buy; the LD dolls are priced quite high (~$35 in Canada) and I could never find one that had both good facial screening and a good outfit.  The initial releases of LD Raven all had bodices that were sewn so tight that the fabric was cracked and I thought it looked really bad, especially for such a pricey doll.  So when I finally stumbled across one that had a perfect dress, I snapped her up as quick as I could despite the doll being full price and having a bit of eye wonk (big thanks to Mr. Nerd for buying her for me! ^^).

(Of course, now that I’ve opened the doll, all the new ones on the shelves have un-stretched dresses, so I acted much too quickly and missed out on some great sales that would have got me this doll for almost half of what my husband paid.  These are the difficult lessons of a collector. XD)

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As I mentioned in my initial Ever After High post (and if you’re somehow not familiar with EAH, go read that one first), Raven Queen is the daughter of the Evil Queen from the Snow White fairy tale, and on Legacy Day at Ever After High, Raven’s supposed to pledge herself to her destiny and commit to being the next evil queen. More

Ghoul Talk Ever After: EAH @ NY Toy Fair

Ghoul Talk: Ever After is now going to be a permanent spin-off of the original Ghoul Talk podcast!  The first EAH episode was so well-received that we will be doing Ever After every month.

Episode 2 is now available for listening, and the topic is Ever After High’s reveals at the NY Toy Fair, where we discuss Cedar Wood, Thronecoming, and the second wave of Legacy Day dolls.  Click here to listen to this special podcast episode online, or download it on itunes.

Monster High & Ever After High @ the NY Toy Fair

It’s time for the 2014 New York Toy Fair, the “largest toy and youth product marketplace in the Western Hemisphere”; many of the big toy companies make a showing and reveal new products at this event.

There’s plenty of people who’ve been reporting on the toy fair, so I’m just going to compile the best photos I could find of the stuff that interests me personally, as well as give an overall rundown on what we can expect from these toy lines for 2014 (photos should all click through to the original source).  This particular post is going to cover Monster High and Ever After High, sister lines from Mattel.

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Doll Review: Getting Fairest Raven Queen

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In case anybody reading is new to Ever After High, it’s a sister franchise to Mattel’s wildly popular Monster High, featuring the teenaged children of classic fairy tale characters who either embrace or rebel against their “destiny” to follow in their parents’ footsteps.  Raven Queen is the main character – she’s the daughter of the evil queen from Snow White, though she herself isn’t evil at all. More

Ghoul Talk: Ever After

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The latest special episode of the Ghoul Talk podcast is all about Ever After High!

In this episode we discuss:

-How many dolls have been produced, and what are the different series/waves?

-Differences and similarities between the doll bodies and head molds :EAH vs MH EAH

-Book of Legends (*SPOILER ALERT*)

  -pets

  -legacies according to the Headmaster Grimm

  -romances

  -mention of parents/siblings

  -evil queen is still alive?

  -different teachers at EAH

-And much more…

Listen to this episode of Ghoul Talk here, or download it on itunes.

Let us know how you like it and if you’d like to see more EAH episodes!!!

Doll Review: Ever After High – Cerise Hood

20131121_094236Let me warn you right now – there are some spoilers in this review, though I can’t imagine anyone who’s interested in these dolls doesn’t know this stuff already; it doesn’t hurt to mention it just in case though I suppose.

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