Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Midnight Magic Fakies!

Ah fall. When cheaper stores begin rolling out merchandise attempting to pass as the legit product. I love it.

Here we have some of the Midnight Magic dolls for this year, via Family Dollar, which come sporting tattered 'ballgown' style dresses. I'm assuming that this is in response to the EAH Thronecoming dolls. The packaging on the MM dolls has upgraded too. The graphics look much sharper than in years past, and have nice artwork of the characters. They still have the same blow molded Ugg-knockoff shoes, though.

They also had legit MH goodies, such as these "Scary Cute Figures". Draculaura, Frankie or Clawdeen are $5 each, and come with a figure of their pet. Count Fabulous is almost as big as the figure that came with the first Draculaura doll!
I was actually carrying one of these around until I saw THESE:

MINI DOLLS! Sorry MH, but I've been wanting mini monsters and for $3, I'm gonna get one.

Pippa is the doll I picked out, solely because I liked her red and black dress.

The back of the box has a story detailing how the girls drink a potion concocted by Pippa and discover they've shrunk. These girls are risk-takers! It's interesting that they're trying to build a storyline for these dolls instead of just having them be fakie Monster High dolls.

Deboxing is painless. Just one twist tie holds the doll in place, one for the brush, and some flimsy tape keeps the shoes and extra dress in place.

I like this brush. It's really cute!

Two pairs of shoes and neither really match an outfit? That's just lazy.

The doll's hair is silky, but a little coarse at the ends. It's also a little thin in places. No pigtails for Pippa.

Compared to a real MH doll, she's TINY! You'll also notice that she's got one leg bent, so she can't stand unassisted.

Frankly, she can't sit worth a darn, either. Not unless you find something for her to sit on and lean against.

Here's Pippa compared to some similarly-sized mini dolls: Mini Pullip and mini LPS Blythe.

As you can see, they're all constructed similarly, with five points of articulation. Pippa appears to be smaller in the bust than these two, but actually she's pretty similar.

Mini Pullip and Pippa can swap clothes, other than the shoes. Pippa had to shimmy for all she was worth to get that skirt over her hips, though. I didn't try to get the jacket on her, since her splayed fingers didn't look like they'd fit.

Mini Blythe's dress is scandalously short on Pippa, but it would make a good blouse. Pippa can also wear Blythe's shoes! Blythe barely manages to squeeze into Pippa's spare dress, and the shoes are a no-go.

So there you have it. $3 worth of mini doll entertainment? I think so. The clothes are cheaply made at best, but the fact that the tiny shoes actually fit (and stay on!) is a bonus. There aren't any actual mini Monster High dolls out unless you count the pens from a couple of years ago. (And I don't!) These little dolls are cheap, but they're also cheap enough that you can get all four without spending $20. Getting extra one piece outfits and shoes just sweetens the deal, and considering that they can wear other mini doll outfits it won't be hard to give them a wardrobe upgrade.

I do wish that the legs were even so you could stand or sit them down more easily, though.


Still cute, though! Let's see Mattel get some real MH minis or even smaller characters on the market now!

Edit: Forgot to mention I found these dolls at Family Dollar! Sorry for the confusion!

2 comments:

  1. Yay!! Kids for everyone! Nii's contagious!!

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    1. They'd be cute "kids" if they didn't have such adult features, lol.

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