Anyway, I knew I wasn't going to find THOSE dolls, but thought I might find something really cool. I made a trip to the Tuesday Morning store, and found another Only Hearts Club doll, which I bought to test the theory that Monster High could wear their pants. Also there was a very sweet backpack.
|"Today's victim... Uh-Visitor! Yes!"|
|Such a cool backpack. Almost worth the $7 for the set, right there!|
|D'awww.. now imagine him as a red panda. D'AWWWWWWWW!|
|"I'm a clothes thief!"|
|One size does NOT fit all!|
Oh well, it's nice to have an extra option, I guess. I think I can take in the top a bit.. or maybe just relocate that velcro!
|More victims! Er... Visitors!|
I also (finally) found some of the Equestria Girls dolls at Toys R Us. I found them to be a bit overpriced (especially the slim box dolls, who only have a skirt instead of a full dress/outfit!), but interesting. While chatting about them on the phone with a friend, she mentioned that she thought Twilight would work for a custom idea she has. I mentioned being kind of interested in the other doll in the box, and so we're splitting this pack. (Yay!)
You can see in the box that both dolls come with a full dress, shoes, earrings, an additional accessory and the crown that they're fighting over in the movie. The background of the box is pretty cool, and features the colors/cutie mark of each character.
|"Once again, Twilight Sparkle, I escape you!"|
|Those are stompin' boots if I ever saw some.|
|"Once again, Twilight, you see there is nothing you can possess which I cannot take away!" |
The crown can fit either doll, and is cleverly designed to curl around the erect "pony ears" atop their heads. (No, there are no "human" ears on the sides of their heads). Oddly enough, the legs on the dolls in this set do not bend. At all. Ever. That was a little disappointing, as I thought they would be Barbie-like in that aspect. The deluxe doll sets have articulated joints at the elbows and knees, it would have been nice to have had that here in the "giftset dolls".
|"Jerk, I will HARM you...!"|
|"Hi folks, pay no attention to the massive head trauma behind me..."|
Twilight's doll is really pretty. Her purple hair has lilac and pinkish tones interspersed throughout. She wears a sleeveless dress with tulle overskirt, with a pattern of purple and plum diamonds. Her boots have silver bows on the toes, and her smile is bright and engaging. Though her knees don't bend, she has a good enough range of motion to putt off some winning poses.
|Unlike Twilight, Shimmer can walk like an Egyptian... sort of.|
|Cirque du Soleil escapee, coming through!|
|"Ahh! Shimmer, you've got a yellow leg?!" |
|Hand me downs|
|The 'Laundry Day" look.|
|Almost a passable outfit!|
|"Gimme my dress back!" |
"Aw, you weren't wearing it, it was just laying there!"
|"That's PRINCESS biker chick to you, buster!|
|"I'm keeping your coat."|
|"Seriously, you're not getting this thing back."|
I'm fairly pleased overall with the set. I am disappointed that only one doll had additional articulation, and that their legs don't bend. Being able to swap clothes between smaller dolls is good, but you're pretty limited as to what you can swap with, due to their size. I'm also a little baffled as to why the one yellow leg on Sunset Shimmer. I get that it balances out her two-tone hair, but really? A yellow LEG? Couldn't we have given her a cheap stocking or something?
The dolls are VERY cute, and very fun to pose and play with, though. The unique outfits and shoes help breathe more personality into them.
I think I'm done buying Only Hearts Club clothes for Monster High. I do love that backpack, though. And it looks like I'm not the only one.