Hey! Guess who went shopping after Christmas? Here's a few things I saw.
You gotta admit that the Shopkins Shoppies dolls are cute as heck, even with their odd name. Personally, i think the line of collectible purchasables is.. odd. i admit that i don't get it and the Shoppies dolls just confuse the issue more. The dolls are cute, though. I think my favorite is Donatina, here. The closed mouth on her face mold is a lot sweeter-looking than the weird open mouths the other dolls in the series have. (So they befriend and wear or eat the Shopkins items? Just trying to make sure I understand this!)
A dad on the doll aisle was loudly complaining while I was there that these toys are "literally made to TEACH children to spend money!" Well, he's not really wrong, I guess.
In case you wondered, this is what the top of her head looks like.
She had a cute little cart which came with some chokeably-small Shopkins minis. These will apparently be devoured alive by Donatina and her cart customers.
A couple of regular-size Shopkins appear to know this is the fate of their tiny brethren, and delight that they are probably not sharing this grisly end. The brush, however, appears to be trying to ignore the situation.
The back of the package features Donatina's bio.
On to Target! The weirdly bobblehead-looking Hasbro Disney Princess dolls were also rolling out. Target also had two-outfit sets for Elsa or Anna for $20 each.
Kristoff and Anna featured in this two-pack at TRU. These dolls appear to be about the size of Ever After High dolls. They also look like they have big feet. I wonder if they can share clothes?
I don't care for the style of these, myself. I did see the head from one of them (a Rapunzel) on a Barbie Made To Move body on Flickr that looked pretty great, though.
These posable ponies are interesting, but I didn't really inspect them closely.
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Target also had the Equestria Girls minis. There's an "every day" individual figure of each character in the core cast, plus a sleepover set for all of them but Rainbow Dash. At least, the shop I went to didn't have any? The sleepover sets have a unique mold (head and outfit) for the doll from what's on the every day version. Pinkie's sleepover set was the most expensive. $20 for hers, versus $15 or so (I honestly forget the exact amount) for the others. Pinkie's has the most furniture and accessories, though.
Gummy the alligator also is included. I wish Pinkie's set didn't cost $20!
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She has, however, thoroughly enjoyed watching me rehair an Applejack toy to make a Cheese Sandwich custom, though. We're still working on that.