Monster High ‘Escape From Skull Shores’ TV Special

Don’t forget to set your DVR’s and VCR’s to Nickelodeon, Friday April the 13th at 6pm EST/PST, to record the newest Monster High TV Special, ‘Escape from Skull Shores’.

The animation is different than normal and is a bit jarring at first glance, but I’m willing to give it a chance.

Also on the Monster High front, it seems Rochelle Goyle has been seen in a handful of stores in the US, usually alongside the new Jackson Jekyll release.  Keep your eyes peeled!

Do you like the new animation for the Skull Shores special?  Have you had any luck finding Rochelle? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts!

April 11, 2012. Tags: , , . Articles and Doll Histories, Uncategorized. 2 comments.

Monster High Special: Why Do Ghouls Fall In Love

Set your DVR’s for another Monster High special airing on Nick Valentines weekend!  Draculaura takes center stage when an old flame reappears just before her Sweet 1600, which, wouldn’t you know, coincides with Valentines Day!

Going off the trailer, I’m not sure I love the animation.  We’ll have to see about that…  I love that Spectra and Cupid are involved.  Also, there is a good chance that we’ll have a new guy added to the group with Valentine!  You know Mattel wouldn’t create a new character without some plans to make a doll!!!

What do you think?

January 13, 2012. Tags: , , . Introductions & Reviews, Uncategorized. 8 comments.

Toy Story Short: Hawaiian Vacation

Cars 2‘ hits theaters June 2011.  According to press releases, “Star racecar Lightning McQueen and the incomparable tow truck Mater take their friendship to exciting new places in Cars 2 when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.”

If that didn’t wet your whistle, doll collectors and Toy Story fans should look forward to something else– a Toy Story short starring Woody, Buzz, Barbie, Ken, and the rest of the gang set to air before Cars 2!  Take a look at the video below for a sneak peek!

I’m looking forward to seeing this short!  What about you?

March 8, 2011. Tags: , , , . Articles and Doll Histories, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Barbie and the Rockers/Barbie and the Sensations: Out of This World

In the heyday of animated entertainment (aka the 1980’s), Mattel devised a pilot for an animated Barbie cartoon.  It never went past the pilot episode, but was eventually put on VHS as a Barbie special featuring Barbie and the Rockers AND Barbie and the Sensations!

In this special, Barbie and the Rockers are named Ambassadors of World Peace and host a concert in Space.  When they arrive back to Earth, they find out they’ve time traveled back to 1959.  There they sing as the Sensations until they can return to their time.

We’ve owned this VHS for years and I really enjoy it.  It’s a classic and a huge part of my childhood!  Currently, the VHS is mia, but I hope we find it soon!  I’m having trouble finding the complete two episode VHS and don’t see any dubbed to DVD copies online…

For those who missed this two episode special, I thought I’d post some YT links I found here on the blog!  Look under the cut for more video!

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March 7, 2011. Tags: , , , , . Introductions & Reviews, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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