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Sunday, August 24th, 2014
3:37 pm - Quick want list update

I just got Swim Jinafire, so I thought I'd quickly update my want list before I head to work.

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I'll have pics of Jin later. I need to shoot her with Musa!

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014
12:14 am - SALE!

I'd love to get more of the stuff in vvd_sales sold, so I'm having a special sale.

Every order over $10 gets $5 off.

Orders over $50 get $10 off.

I've got my regular stock, plus some other items up on ebay:
I'm not sure if I matched my prices from here to ebay, but I'll make you the best deal I can.

If there's something you're looking for, never hesitate to ask. I might be able to help. :)

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Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
5:43 pm - New toy sightings!

Palace Pets Blossom plush

It's that time when stores are beginning to reset. Here are some of the new things I saw today.

Toys R Us:
-MLP: Photo Finish pony, Equestria Girls new basics, Equestria Girls DJ with car, new mini figure multipack
(Did not see Zecora, large Chrysalis, the multipack with all the kind of wild-looking ponies, or the Equestria Girls 3-pack with Photo Finish, but I imagine they will appear soon.)
-Lalaloopsy: Didn't see anything new, but they had multiple cases of new items, including the deluxe Lala Girls.
-Zelfs: Series 3 larges, the new multipack of mini figures (Series 2 characters). No scenteds yet and the large figures are actually only $9.99 online, as opposed to $12.99 in store. I'm likely going to order the other scented Zelfs and Miss Tutu on payday.

-MH and EAH: They're rearranging the aisle, but so far the only new stuff are the Freaky Fusion skinny box, the Inner Monster trio (no add-on packs), and Sweet Screams Abbey and Ghoulia.
-Moxie Girlz: They have little Kelly-sized ones now that were pretty cute. Some other new regular-sized dolls, too, but I didn't pay a ton of attention.
-Lalaloopsy: Both deluxe and basic girls. No 2-pack yet. I think the regular line had some new things, but I don't follow it closely, so I couldn't tell you what.
-MLP: The 2 sets with the Breezies (I will get those), same new Equestria Girls basics as TRU and DJ with the car, three exclusives featuring the Cutie Mark Crusaders, the pop pony things, new Equestria Girls Rainbow Rocks basics (AJ and Rarity).
-Mooshka: New anthropomorphic animal ones (bunny, elephant, cat and either a bear or mouse...I was looking too fast to tell) in both cloth and mini figure. Some larger fairy ones that were pretty.
-Disney Fairies: Nothing new, but the section is still there!
-Palace Pets: New plush! See Blossom above. The other two were pink and white, so probably the pink cat and white dog. $14.99, so overpriced but super soft fur and I couldn't resist Blossom. There was also a multipack of mini figures that annoyed me, because Sultan was in it and he's not sold separately that I know of. Yeah, this set:
I already have the blind bag minis I want, so the set is useless to me except for him. Even then, of all those, I only wanted (and have) the skunk.
-I wasn't paying attention to other Disney stuff.
-Barbie: Some Halloween ones.
-Pound Puppies: ARE BACK! They were pretty cute. I might get some.
-Puppy Surprise: IS ALSO BACK! I won't buy that, but it is back.
-Nixies Mermaids: I'd never seen these before.
They were pretty cute, but not something I need.

The most exciting thing for me at Target was the new Hearts For Hearts Girls! They didn't have the new characters yet, BUT they did have the packaging! Dell and Lauryce seem to be one per case, with 2 Mosi and 2 Consuelo. It's a great chance to pick up the older characters. Nyesha is featured on the packaging, but Surjan is not. Rest assured though, both will be made.

current mood: good

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Monday, August 4th, 2014
1:55 pm - In a hurry!

I'm in a rush, but new pics in Flickr!

Mittens 2

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1:43 pm - FS: Sweet Screams Abbey and Ghoulia

I have extras of Sweet Screams Abbey and Ghoulia. My mom bought two of each so I could pick between them. I thought I'd offer them here in case anyone wanted them.

Each $25.79 ($23.99 plus tax). Both $51.58. Plus shipping, of course, and I'm willing to debox for cheaper.

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Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
9:58 am - Want listing again

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Whew! I thought I was doing pretty well, but all this new stuff has me overwhelmed again. My purchase for this week was 3 of the Lalaloopsy Girls. Mittens, Pix E. and Jewel were on Amazon, so I grabbed them. They're showing up in Targets, so once mine finally resets, I'll be able to get Bea (the fourth deluxe one), basic Dot, Crumbs and Peanut, and hopefully the 2-pack. I'm not sure if the latter is out yet. I'll have a review of my three up when they get here. They haven't shipped yet, but hopefully soon.

The biggest surprise was the Winx Bloomix line. That's my current high priority, because I don't know if my TRU will get it more than once. We only got Believix Power once. I need all 6 of those girls, because I like the designs and because these will likely be the last American Winx dolls. Yeah, the dolls aren't nearly as awesome as the show designs, but the show designs are extremely intricate. Did anyone really expect them to be that accurate? I didn't. I hoped they were better than what we got, but the Jakks ones are still way better than the European ones.

And then I still need the new Sweet Screams duo, plus New Scaremester. I think I just want Twyla from that. Have Billy, don't need Catty or Gigi. We have the Manster pack in stock, but I don't really need it. Especially not for $35. Maybe if it goes on sale someday.

Lizzie should come in stock this week! So excited to finally get her!


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Friday, August 1st, 2014
5:29 pm - SDCC exclusives!

Cerise Wolf 1

Cerise Wolf, Manny and Iris in my Flickr. Not the best pics ever, but I've been up since 6 AM!

current mood: satisfied

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Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
10:55 pm - Zecora!

Zecora 4

I thought I was done with Equestria Girls, but I could not resist Zecora. And I will likely get that Photo Finish set. And I need the Photo Finish single pony, but can't order her just now.

Zecora. So damn badass!

current mood: pleased

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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
3:14 pm - Follow Twyla to my Flickr!

Twyla 1

I finally got around to updating my photos! Lots to see!

current mood: accomplished

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Monday, July 28th, 2014
11:05 pm - SDCC and non-SDCC MH reveals

Now that SDCC is over and we had that explosion of doll reveals on the same day as 3 official new ones, I want to go over my thoughts on each new doll.

No pics. I'm too lazy to stop writing and give credit to each and every source. You know where to find the photos! Heh.

I'm really looking forward to Garrott. He's super cute with excellent hair and the best fashion sense on any boy yet. The Rochelle in this pack is also lovely. Her outfit is really just okay, but her hair is awesome.

The other stuff shown on the first day we've known about, so no mention.

Not the most exciting thing, but I'm glad she's on the tall body and she's really quite cool.


Great that she's on the short body and I love her color combination and outfit. I'm eagerly anticipating seeing pictures of the finished doll.

My surprise favorite! She's the creepiest doll in the entire MH line. I love the translucent limbs with bones underneath. I love that she's on the short body. I've always loved the CaM skeleton, which she resembles. I love her entire design!

An extremely well-designed doll except for the color aspect. She's highly reminiscent of Lagoona and Honey. And for someone with the last name of Doubloons, there isn't a single gold doubloon showcased on her outfit. I think the heel of the one shoe is a treasure chest, but that's not enough. Very pretty and I love the peg leg, but I wish she wold have had some rich browns, gold and maybe burgundy going on.

Love that they're using a poltergeist finally. Love that he's a funky green boy. Not my favorite boy, but I really like him.

I was more excited for her before I realized she's named after a real person. It's hard when you're (possibly...I'm not certain) modeling a doll after a person. I know people wanted an elaborate Japanese ghost and Kiyomi just kind there. Pretty, but easily the least interesting of the four.

Twyla is easily the standout here. She has a stunning retro feel. She's always gorgeous and I'm glad to see her in a bigger role. She's my current favorite character. Draculaura is cute and I'll get her, but she's nothing super special. Clawdeen is really neat. She stands out from the rest of the line with her color scheme. I'll lump Spectra in here. I didn't even save a picture of the playset. Not interested.

That Catrine is really pretty with her dark lipstick, but I'm not a huge fan of her, so I'll likely pass. Venus has fantastic shoes and hairband or whatever that is, but she's a rather boring doll otherwise. Is her head even shaved anywhere? Blah. Boolittle is the most tempting. I'm not a big fan of the straightened hair, but she's rather appealing and might come home with me.

Gigi is cuter upon second look. I like that she's going to the planetarium and has a spacy dress. I might get her. Clawdeen is a big disappointment. A paleontology theme and they stick her in her millionth mini dress? How dull! That would have been a cute opportunity for some dig-appropriate clothing. Toralei is smashing though. SHORT HAIR AGAIN YES. I love the colors and her outfit is simple, but very her. Definite buy!

If Lagoona's hair looks like this, I will get her. If it turns out to be looser waves, I will not. I LOVE this pictured hair and the outfit is simple, but cute. Draculaura has a gorgeous outfit, amazing shoes and an awesome headpiece. I'm not completely sold on the face. Is it me or does it look like they tried to make her appear Japanese? Her face looks off somehow. But I will likely get her. Marisol looks promising, but isn't as appealing as she could be. Her shoes are awesome and that skirt looks cool, but I'm not sold on the rest of the outfit. Her main plusses are the taller body AND it looks like she has BIG FEET! Squee! Her face is rather gaunt, which is interesting. I think I'm most put off by her colors though. That kind of puce shade of her body really does not go with all the neons. I want to love her, but I'm hoping the final doll is way more appealing.

I think that's it!

current mood: okay

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Friday, July 25th, 2014
3:51 pm - Almost-post-SDCC want list

Okay, so SDCC isn't quite over yet. I can add more if the next two reveals are decent.

But I wanted to celebrate crossing the Coffin Bean trio, the 5-pack and Billy off my list.

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Friday, July 11th, 2014
5:24 pm - Even more Zelfs!

I found this promo photo of Manny the moose Zelf on a UK toy sales site:

Manny 1

I think this case might be like the original Teeny Genie, Flitter, Kitsu, etc. case. Lochlan was supposed to be part of that, but I don't think I ever saw him in that assortment. So maybe Manny is this series' Lochlan? Because none of the ebay sellers have him.

I also just watched this commercial for the bee treehouse and you can see several new Zelfs in it:

There's a neon green one that must be the garden sprite. Then the panda on the right. Up at the top of the treehouse is a pink/white/gold that must be the Cupid. I think the brown one on the left is the chihuahua and the yellow on the right is likely the duck. That leaves the bunny unseen.

Now we can watch this video and know some of who's there!

Sealia is in the case on the right at :14. Float is below her on her right. Manny is at :27 with Ty Foon right below. The yellow one next to Garny is probably the duck. Then the panda and chihuahua are below them. Cupid is by the panda. Dolly's on the bottom. Oh, here are some boxed ones! There's the rabbit. Pink. *sigh* Looks too much like Dorothy Doe for my liking. Pandela seems to be the panda's name, but I can't read the others. The art is so cute! Then the scented ones and now the new ones are everywhere. Yay.

And we've got almost everyone here identified:
The large alien is in the upper left and there are the bunny and chihuahua. How cute is that chihuahua? Squee!

What a great day.

current mood: happy

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3:36 pm - Zelftastic!

I decided to do a random ebay search to see if anyone else had the new Zelfs. To my shock, I saw Cloud listed for $13. The lowest price I've seen otherwise was $25.99. So I grabbed her. Then the same seller had Sealia. Grab. Dolly. Grab. Lullaby. Grab. And finally, TY FOON! GRABGRABGRAB! I'm so excited to get them all for a reasonable cost. Yeah, it's higher than retail, but did I mention my TRU never got the rest of Series 2? Overpaying is just what I'm going to have to do with the Zelfs. And $13 is not $40!

The seller also has great pics:

Ty isn't as exciting mold-wise as some of the others, but I love his colors and his markings. He's going to be friends with Lunanne. He's also Float's big brother!

I didn't notice her wings before! And her little cloud brows. She's adorable.

I still think she's colored a bit too much like Mermalade, but she's cute and I didn't notice her back fins before.

Lullaby is still my least fave from this set. I just don't get what unicorns have to do with dreams and why she's all pink and yellow. I think she could have had more unicorny features than just a tail and horn, too.

Dolly the goth moth! I love it! Look at that sweet face in the 4th picture. She's just the cutest!

This seller seems to constantly be relisting these at $13 apiece, so grab some! It's a great deal if you don't get regular Zelfs shipments in your area.

current mood: ecstatic

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9:18 am - New Zelfs!

I've been seeing some Series 3 Zelfs pop up for ridiculous prices on ebay, so I thought I'd link them here to keep track. This is the first series where I don't want all of the medium-size ones.

Butterfly Trio (Australian exclusive):
I hate that they're doing exclusives, but all three of these are skippable, so it's not as bad as it could be.

Snowphie (new super rare like Clover and Jewely):
NEED. She's flocked!

Basic Series 3s...

Cute, but ultimately very similar to Mermalade. I wouldn't overpay for her, but I'll probably buy her.

Very cute head shape, but otherwise dull. I do like the head though, so I'll get her.

The unicorn. Wasted potential here. The design and colors are both boring.

This is one of the only ones I'd overpay for, but not $40 overpay. That's crazy. I LOVE her colors and she's totally going to be best friends with Lady B.

Ty Foon:
My favorite of the newbies! Look how adorable he is! Excellent colors. Love the lightning bolt over the face and the two antennae. So cute!

So we've got 5 of the likely 6 new ones. I wonder who the sixth is. Snowphie's mixed into this case, I'm sure.

Then we've got the scented series:

I had hopes for these, but they're pretty dull actually. Vampula is strawberry. She's cute, but nothing special. Buttershy is berry boring. Spellinda is mint and she's pretty cute. I always like Spellinda. But I think it's crap that they're reusing three characters that got Masquerade versions. Use other characters from the original lineup! Blueberry Lunanne. Cinnamon Li'l D. Grape Garny. Then we've got the 3 new ones. Frostette the cupcake one is okay. Nothing special. Bubblee the bubblegum one is also boring. These are all so pinky pink! Thankfully, Chocolaa makes up for the snoozefest of the others, because she's super cute. Great face and it's nice to see a brown Zelf.

Overall, not that much to get excited for. The scented ones are mostly dull. The new ones are mostly not that special. I'll be on the lookout for cheap auctions for Dolly, Ty Foon and Chocolaa. If the prices really drop on ebay, I'll pick up more than that. My TRU totally sucks for Zelfs, so buying online is probably my only shot. Sigh.

current mood: disappointed

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Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
8:17 pm - Legacy Day and BILLY!

Maddie 1

Crappy pics of LD Maddie, Cerise and dull as dishwater Ashlynn in my Flickr. I didn't spend too much time with them, considering so many other people have taken intricate photos of all the little details. Saves me work! Heh.

Also: BILLY!
Once again did not get notified by Mattel. Asshats.

current mood: jubilant

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6:46 pm - Wish list and recent buys

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I got to delete Ever After High from my want list, because I am officially caught up. I have the three Legacy Day Wave 2 girls being delivered today. If any are flawed, I'll keep them on hand, then keep an eye out for them in stores, buy whatever one I need, and return the flawed one. But I'm hoping for three decent girls. I have Lizzie on pre-order with Toot's. I'm not messing around with her.

ETA: They just got here. Ashlynn is the only flawed one, which I'm okay with. I didn't really want her much anyway, so I can certainly wait 'til I find a replacement. It's not a big disappointment like Cerise or Maddie would have been. Hmm...or I may just open her. I don't care about her, so flaws? Who gives a shit. She's just going to stand there on the shelf and she's still got a pretty face. It's just that her eyes are one narrow, one round. My Sig Ashlynn is actually like that, too. Yeah, might just do that.

I'm slowly keeping up with MH. Still no sign of Scaremester in stores, so I can't get Twyla. I've been stalking Amazon and Mattelshop for Billy. I just ordered 2 Accessories Skelitas off Amazon. I'll keep the best one and sell the second. If anyone's interested, let me know.

AGfAT Lydia is available for pre-order, so hopefully I can do that soon. Not this week though. She's only available for pre-order until July 22nd, but I can always regular order her when she officially comes out in September or so.

I pre-ordered the 4 TMNT from Buildabear. Hopefully, they ship soon!

My package from Taobao containing my Peppymint Kitty should have been delivered today, but for some reason is shown as both "notice left" and "undeliverable." Naturally, these things both happened at 2:14 and 2:38 when I was totally home and yet I didn't get a status update until a few minutes ago AFTER THE POST OFFICE CLOSED. I'll be on the phone with them tomorrow morning at 8 fucking 30. Annoyed!

In better news, I have had some massive plushie luck on ebay. I won a Happy Ness plush FINALLY, because someone mislabeled the auction. And I got the 12" large size Jellybean Bunny Japanese Yum Yum earlier today! So I'm very pleased. And that's coming from California, so no worries about this stupid delivery nonsense.

Ooh, dinner time!

current mood: hungry

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Monday, June 30th, 2014
10:45 pm - Wishlisting again

Neighthan and Dexter arrived today, so I get to cross something off the list!

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Mom and I are going to a gift shop out Destin way tomorrow morning and I'm swinging in the Disney Store. I'm not sure I'll buy anything, but if they have the new Sleeping Beauty stuff, I might get these:

Not too much else going on. Waiting for Billy to show on the Mattelshop site and Lizzie to go up for pre-order at Toot's. I will overpay for her. I am not ashamed.

current mood: relaxed

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Saturday, June 28th, 2014
11:32 pm - Vintage Toy 20 Most Wanted

So I'm celebrating my win:
I have wanted Candy Apple Kitty for a very long time. Mom's getting her as an early birthday present for me. First series Yum Yums are easy to find, but the second "Party" series is much less so. The prices used to be pretty reasonable, but not anymore. I used to have the light pink cupcake bear and the purple lollipop lion, but I sold both of them for $100 each before we moved. They were never my favorites in the line anyway. Merry Marshmallow Bunny is my #1 want, then the kitty I just won, then the cotton candy poodle. The gumball mouse I never liked very well. I think that's the rarest one. I've seen her for sale once. Candy Apple Kitty maybe twice? I'm still shocked I won with no competition!

But anyway, to celebrate my win, I thought I'd compile a list of my 20 Most Wanted vintage toys.

These are not prototypes. Produced items only. Some of these pics might be big.

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current mood: nostalgic

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Thursday, June 26th, 2014
7:07 pm - New category on VVD Sales!


I made a sales page for when I have random doll clothing and accessory cleanouts. I added a ton of Barbie-sized stuff mostly.

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Saturday, June 21st, 2014
8:30 am - What I've been buying

I'm caught up on most things that are readily available. I'm still looking for Neighthan, Scaremester Twyla and Billy, Dexter, Legacy Day 2, and I heard someone found the new Coffin Bean at TRU, too. Scaremester I don't think have been found on shelves and I'm waiting to pick my Twyla out in person. So I'm pretty good with playline.

I've been paying off my Jem layaway, so most of my money has gone there, but I've also been grabbing some vintage.

I finally upgraded my Environmental Friend Bear. He's my favorite from that line. I love the color! And I got large Cool Ness from Happy Ness and the Secret of the Loch, which I'm really excited about. Now I have Happy, Kind, Lovely, Silly and Cool in both big and small sizes. I just need Bright Ness is both sizes and the three plush. I snagged a Cottingley Glen fairy for cheap. I think I actually talked about her and Friend Bear before, didn't I? I can't keep track. But she'll be a nice addition to my fairy wall. I'll pick them up gradually, if I see good deals. A lot of people ask wayyyyyy too much for Cottingley Glen. And I picked up a couple Snorks PVCs for cheap, too:
I'm not a big Snorks collector by any means, but I saw them on ebay and couldn't resist the price. The random characters are much harder to find than the numerous versions of Casey, Allstar, Dimmy, Tooter and Daffney.

Last night when I decided to part with two of my Japanese Yum Yums, I checked Taobao for them. I ended up buying Peppymint Kitty in the large size for $19! Not including shipping to me yet, but it shouldn't be too much for one plush. So now I need Jellybean Bunny, Grape Mouse, Macaron Bunny and Twinkling Candy Bear in the large sizes. I don't know if I'll ever find any of them. One Taobao seller has Twinkling Candy and possibly Macaron (says temporarily sold out), but they're way too much money. Like over $100 each. Um, nope. I'm happy with my collection though. At least I have one of everyone in either large or small except Twinkling Candy and I can live without him.

So yay. I'll post pics as things arrive!

current mood: groggy

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