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Monday, February 11, 2013

Monster High Music Festival line reveal

Today at Toy Fair 2013 Mattel released official photos of the new Music Festival line. The line features Venus, Abbey, and Clawdeen. I'm not sure what I think of Clawdeen, hopefully she will be more appealing in person. I really like Abbey's outfit and can't wait to see these when they are officially released.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Barbie to sell dream house

I was reading an article on yahoo news that Barbie has decided to move from Malibu and put her dream house up for sale. There is currently a year long search from Mattel to find a new place for Barbie to call home. You can view the dream house listing on an actual real estate site, This new idea is to help girls feel like they are part of Barbie's world by letting them have an inside peek at the dream house.
There is also a very informative article on other upcoming events surrounding Barbie's move on

Where do you think Barbie should move to?

Upcoming Monster High dolls revealed at NY Toy Fair 2013

It was a busy day at the 2013 New York Toy Fair and it looks like Mattel had a lot to show. Among the things to expect this year are two new characters Gigi the Genie and the daughter of the Boogeyman. There will also be a 13 wishes line featuring Frankie, Clawdeen and Draculaura. I personally am in love with these new dolls and Frankie is beautiful. There is also a new freshwater version of Lagoona coming out and it will interesting to compare her to the other version. You can find the pictures at this link

What do you think of the new dolls?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Update: Novi Stars adding a Cyclopes girl

Updated March 6, 2013
Sila is available for order on, and we have a picture of her

For some time now boards and groups have been wanting Monster High to release a Cyclopes doll, it looks like MGA beat them to it. Novi Stars is set to release Sila Clopes, a Cyclopes girl with an eye that lights up. I'm looking forward to seeing this doll in person and I'm wondering how long it will be before we get a Create A Monster set with a Cyclopes.

New American Girl Store

American Girl announced on their Facebook page today that they are opening a new store in San Francisco. It will be in the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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Monster High Catrine DeMew

Friday I made a quick stop at the local Wal-Mart and had to take a peek in the doll aisle. I'm glad I did, because on the shelf was the new Monster High doll Catrine DeMew. I have been waiting for her release since the prototype was revealed at Comic Con in July.

I know there are several Werecats in the Monster High line, but I think Catrine is unique and I just love that she is a solid "ghostly" white color and not striped like the other werecats. I think it makes  her look more elegant with the clothes and colors she is wearing. The other thing about Catrine that appeals to me is that she is dressed in my favorite color, lavender.

Catrine lives in Scaris and draws sketches of the tourists that visit the city. Her biography on the back of the box states that she is a "purrfectionist."

Catrine has lavender hair with dark pink streaks and it is curled under on the ends. Catrine has a pair of black sunglasses perched on top of her head. She has lavender eyebrows and pale blue eyes with pink eye makeup. Her lips are lavender and so is the tip of her nose. She has a black "beauty mark" under her left eye. She is wearing a dress with lavender, blue white and black stripes. It has a black apron smock with polka dots on it and she is wearing a lavender belt that has her "chalks and brushes" in it. She is wearing a lavender scarf with a black stain glass design. Her hands have claws and she is wearing black fingerless gloves. She is wearing platform high heels that are pink and lavender, the heels are made to look like paint brushes. The "straps" at her ankles have a rose design. She comes with a black purse with a lavender image of the Scaris skyline, and two of her sketches. One is of the city of Scaris and the other is of  Frankie and Clawdeen at a cafe. Catrine comes with a journal and a black display stand.

Overall I find Catrine to be a really unique addition to the Monster High line with her solid coloring and artistic background.

Who is your favorite Scaris character?
Which werecat is your favorite?