I disappear from the internet for a week only to find Integrity has released images of three new dolls in their Jem and the Holograms line!
Most recently released is the W Club Members exclusive Jem, Broadway Magic Jem. This new Jem will retail for $119.00. As you know, I’m not a huge fan of Integrity’s releases so far. They’re too expensive and they never look ‘right’ to me. I do believe, however, that Integrity is working on making the face look a little less harsh, which was a major gripe of mine!
San Diego Comic Con will bring us yet another new Jem release– Glitter and Gold Jem. G&G Jem will retail for the whopping price of $140.00 and will be very limited (like the entire Jem line thus far).
The weird thing about this release is that this is a Hasbro exclusive, not an Integrity exclusive. I know that Hasbro owns the rights to Jem, the cartoon, but don’t quite understand how that warrants this to be strictly a ‘Hasbro’ exclusive. Just be sure to note that if you want this, you have to go to Hasbro’s booth to get it!
The last edition announced this week (well, last week) is a second edition Rio dressed in Glitter and Gold attire to match Jem. Rio was one of the few releases I did like from Integrity, but this 2nd edition? Don’t like it at all. Nope, sorry. It just doesn’t look like Rio to me and the fashion just doesn’t work on him! Literally the only thing I like about this doll is the record he’s holding in the promo picture below.
Rio is a web exclusive and will only be sold in Integrity’s online store starting July 17th. I have a feeling this is going to be a hot seller, regardless of how bad I think it looks, as buying this is the only way to complete the the ‘Glitter and Gold’ set for those attending SDCC. Rio will be priced at $119.00.
What do you think of the new releases to the Jem line? Love them? Hate them? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts!
San Diego Comic Con is one of the biggest pop culture events in the world. It is filled with celebrities, star studded panel discussions and phenomenal exclusive merchandise. Since 2010, Mattel has released a SDCC exclusive Monster High doll. These dolls are almost always hard to find and very expensive on the second hard market post convention.
Matty Collector has recently posted a sneak peak of this years SDCC exclusive. The official picture will be posted on May 15th. However, this sneak peak gives a lot away!
The exclusive looks a lot like Wydowna, Daughter of Arachne. Wydowna actually made her debut at SDCC 2011, where she was one of three dolls displayed at the Mattel booth. The two dolls that accompanied her, Scarah Screams and The Headless Headmistress, have been or will be released, so it makes sense that we’d be seeing Wydowna.
Will we see the Wydowna above that was displayed years back at SDCC or will we see a more comic/super hero themed version of this doll? My bet is that this doll will follow the ‘Power Ghouls’ line. The coloring in the promo image definitely has a ‘Spider-Man’ type of feeling to it.
As far as SDCC exclusives go, I own two of the three released, black and white Frankie (2010) and Deadfast Ghoulia (2011). The exclusive is available for pre-order on Matty Collector for those who are attending SDCC only. After the convention, if they have stock left over, they usually sell it on Matty Collector.
Now onto a few non exclusive Monster High reveals…
While we still don’t know much about her, promo shots of Catty Noir have hit the internet. She’s a werecat, as you can see here, and looks to be part of the ‘Ghouls Night Out’ line (though that isn’t confirmed).
The new classroom 2 pack featuring Heath and Abbey is something I’m really looking forward to. Mattel posted this and other pictures on the Monster High facebook page. Do I wish they’d released Heath as a single basic? Yeah, but the Abbey looks kind of cute this time around.
So, that’s the scoop for now. When the final pictures of this years SDCC exclusive go live, I’ll be sure to let you know! Until then, what do you think of Mattel’s choice of character for this years SDCC? Do you plan on getting one? Have thoughts on the other MH dolls featured here? Share your thoughts!
A few months ago, I wrote about a new ABS anthro ball jointed doll manufactured by Hujoo called Freya. 23cm Freya is a Junky Spot exclusive release and currently comes in two colors- light grey and white. Because Freya is made of ABS, she is quite affordable– always a plus! The Freya’s below are in white and the limited dark grey (currently sold out). She wears 16mm eyes, which are held in with a mechanism unique to Hujoo. No putty needed!
Freya’s arrive without a face up, so it’s your job to decide what they’ll ultimately look like . We have three Freya’s in our house– two are mine, one’s my moms. As usual, they were strung good and tight upon arrival. Freya holds poses well and her joints seem to click into place more easily then my original Hujoo’s.
The headcap, which has been reworked since I ordered mine, is the only downside to this anthro bjd. Hujoo’s use a peg system to attach the headcap which, to be honest, is always a bit hard to maneuver. Freya’s headcap, however, was incredibly hard to work on and off. My two Freya’s headcaps still don’t fit as they should, which limits their mobility a little.
My Freya’s don’t wear their tails, but they are packaged with tails. The tails themselves use powerful and very tiny magnets, so for safety’s sake, keep the magnets away from your young children and animals.
Clothing Freya is easy because she wears Barbie and MyScene clothing!
All in all, Freya is a great anthro for both those who are just starting to collect BJD’s and those that have large collections. Her face is adorable, her size is perfect, and the price is fantastic! You can find out more about Freya over at The Junky Spot!
For those that like video, I posted a video review on these guys over on my Youtube channel. I’ve embedded it for you below!
What kind of face up did you give your Freya? What do you think of Freya? Share your thoughts below!
Along with Voltron and Master’s of the Universe figures, Mattel announced that this year we’ll see another Monster High exclusive! Who’s the lucky ghoul? Ghoulia Yelps! Ghoulia is dressed impress in a cosplay of her favorite comic character ‘Dead Fast’.
This figure, like last years Black and White Frankie, will retail for $20 at the Mattel Booth at SDCC. For those who can’t attend SDCC 2011, preorder this doll! Once the con is over, the prices will sky rocket! For those who are lucky enough to attend, be prepared for a long wait for Mattel (if you can get in the line at all!).
Personally, I really like the idea behind this exclusive! They did their research. Ghoulia seems to be, by far, the most popular Monster High character. And the idea of her cosplaying? Awesome!
Along with Ghoulia, Mattel is also releasing a ‘She-ra’ themed Polly Pocket set! This is a cute set. I don’t think it will be as limited as Ghoulia will be, so I’m not as worried about finding them for a good price.
Somehow, I think both of these sets will be coming home to me one way or another! What about you? What do you think of the exlcusives announced by Mattel? Will you be pre-ordering one? Picking one up at SDCC? Hoping to get one post con? Leave a comment!
*Pictures borrowed from the Matty Collector (Mattel) blog*
Tonner announced recently that the Huntress Deluxe is going to be exclusive to the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (c2e2)!
Fully authorized by DC Comics, the Huntress is limited to 200 pieces and will be available for pick up at Tonner’s booth (425) for $150.00. The certificate of authenticity will be HAND SIGNED by the man himself, Robert Tonner.
While superhero dolls aren’t my thing, I suggest picking this up as soon as you can!