This year I didn't do quite so well, but I did get some nice stuff! Rapunzel got a single thing this year, a long-abandoned Liv bowling accessory set. She doesn't bowl, but the black and pink sneakers are nice!
|"$5!? I'm worth more than that on my own!"|
The "largest" item I got was the Monster High Coffin Bean playset. Regularly $30 or so, I got it for $5. I really like this version of Clawdeen, but never had a use for the playset. So now I own Clawdeen, and I've sold the rest of the set to someone over at the MH community.Yay for me, yay for them, everybody's happy! I think there was more MH out earlier that day based on something one of my fellow shoppers was saying, but this set and some iPhone covers was all the MH out when I got there at noon.
|Nii frolics in stolen clothing.|
|"I made it work!"|
Basic Meg's dress isn't as forgiving when cinched as MNO Meg's, but Nii's getting around it by wearing that frilly tulle collar as an overskirt. With all those wings, she looks like a really weird stewardess.
Both MNO and Basic Meg have MUCH nicer hair than my basic Meg does. Both these new dolls have soft, silky hair. Somewhere around here, there's also a Winx accessory set that I bought for the yellow dress boots.
|Ari Roma's stand doesn't fit her.|
The second problem Novi's have had is their price. For $20, there isn't a lot to them. You get a glow in the dark stand that *might* hold them up, a pet figure, an utterly useless brush, and the doll/figure itself. Compare that to a deluxe Monster High doll, which is fully articulated, may come with a plastic stand (some do, some don't), a brush, a pet (signature releases), a diary booklet, and a few other accessories, and it's just no contest. $7-10 is more in line for what I'd expect to pay for these. I paid $3.25 each for the Novi Stars in this post (including Una, who is still in her box), and $1.75 each for the three fashion packs for them.
|Mae's antennae have already been lost.|
|Now we have the hair thief to worry about, along with the clothes thief!|
All told, I definitely spent more this Clearance Day than I did last year. I'm still suspicious that the Bratzillaz beach line dolls are supposed to be out on clearance, but I'm not wild enough about any of them to press the matter. I'll definitely have to do a review of Pepper later, she's the new purchase I'm the most thrilled about right now!