Dolly Review: Mystixx Vampires by Playhut

A few months back, I did an introduction post regarding the new Mystixx Vampires.  Here for your viewing pleasure is a review of one of those dolls, Siva.

Mystixx Vampire, Siva

Mystixx Vampire, Siva (front)

Mystixx Vampire Siva (back)

Mystixx Vampire Siva (back)

The Basics:  While similar to Monster High in build, Mystixx Vampires stand apart due to their transformational attributes.   They’re designed to be one girl by day and another by night!  Unlike other dolls that you can ‘change’ by popping off one head and sticking on another, Mystixx Vampires have two faces on one head mold.  To change their face, you just turn their head around.

Two Faces in One!

Two Faces in One!

Each Mystixx Vampire is packaged with two complete outfits and two wigs.  Mystixx Vampires are about an inch taller than Monster High dolls, have similar bodies, but have larger head molds.

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Box Art

If I recall correctly, the doll was fairly easy to debox.  On the topic of the box, the artwork is fantastic.  It doesn’t look anything like the dolls, but I really, really liked the artwork!

Mystixx Vampire Siva

Mystixx Vampire Siva

Articulation: These dolls have very little articulation.  Their arms and legs move up and down, but not side to side.  There are no joints in the elbows, wrists, knees, or ankles.  Their heads turn left and right, but do not angle  in any way.

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Mystyxx Vampire Siva (notice her lack of articulation)

At first, I thought the arms were going to be stretchy to hold poses, but in reality, the arms can’t hold any sort of poses.  If you bend the arms, they pretty much bounce back to their original placement.

Siva's outfits

Siva’s outfits

Clothing:  Each doll is packaged with two complete outfits composed of separates. In Siva’s case, one of the outfits passes the test, namely the purple outfit.  It seemed well enough put together.  The gold lame outfit, however, was poorly put together.  I don’t think she’ll be wearing it–ever.

Siva with Blonde Wig and Vampire Face

Siva with Blonde Wig and Vampire Face

Siva with Purple Wig and Vampire Face

Siva with Purple Wig and Vampire Face

What I Like:  I’ve had many a doll who wears wigs and most of the time, the pre-packaged wigs are not very good.  Mystixx Vampires are packaged with fantastic wigs.  There’s a good amount of hair plugs and almost better, the wigs fall just right on the dolls.

Siva with blonde wig and human face

Siva with blonde wig and human face

Siva with purple wig and human face

Siva with purple wig and human face

I also must give kudo’s to Playhut for an interesting concept.  I like the idea that you can just turn her face around to get another character.  The character design (on the actual doll) isn’t too shabby.  I’d like to see the others before making a complete judgement, though.  On Siva,  I like her ‘regular’ face far more than her vampire face.

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Siva next to Monster High CAM

Finally, these could be a nice companion to Monster High.  They’re not as posable, but for those who just like the ‘look’ of the Monster High line, these are similar enough to join the party!

What I Would Like to See:  I’d love to see more articulation on Mystixx Vampires in the elbow and knee area.   Nowadays, people are looking for dolls they can photograph and do creative things with and dolls who are more articulated are far better at posing.

Vampire Mystixx Siva

Vampire Mystixx Siva

The quality of the outfits needs to get a little better, as well.  The white collared outfit looked a little too unfinished for my taste.

Tag: The Girl You Can Change the Face Of

Tag: The Girl You Can Change the Face Of

Overall: I see promise in Mystixx Vampires.  They may not be perfect now, but with a little tweaking, Playhut might have something really entertaining on their hands!

Vampire Mystixx Siva

Vampire Mystixx Siva

I’ve said my peace, what about you? What do YOU think of these dolls?  Share your opinions below!

If you want more, check out my video review!

Note: Playhut was kind enough to send this my way for a fair and honest review.  All opinions stated here are mine.

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January 11, 2013. Tags: . Uncategorized.

3 Comments

  1. Molly replied:

    Kind of a strange looking doll, but a really neat concept. Haven’t seen these in stores before, but I’ve seen others review them online.

  2. Anonymous replied:

    I was hunting for Monster high Scarah Screams at TR US when I came across these dolls Loved the look of these girls but you are correct about the lack of articulation It kept me from buying I may however get one just because of the two faces on one head an old concept brought back again!

  3. Nicole Tan replied:

    I think they’re weird but hey,what do I know?:P

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