Quick review and random picts!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Giftmas and New Year! Mine was pretty… well. It was boring. But over the next few days, I’m gonna try and get pictures taken during the day of some of my gets, both from family and friends and via an Amazon giftcard or two. 🙂

One of the things I found on Amazon and marked down to boot was the Frights, Camera, Action Hauntlywood Viperine Gorgon doll, who is way, way more precious than her stock photos would let you believe! I’m not going to do a full review, because I had to take my dog to the vet this morning and I’m just wiped out from that and have been all day. But I did take a few pictures. And then I took some pictures of some other stuff. And then tomorrow I’ll take more pictures of some other stuff.

I should hopefully be having a guest review here sometime soon too, so there’s that. And maybe a giveaway in the upcoming months, depending on funds and all. And Neth and I have a fun surprise for all us grownups who don’t need hand-holding very, very soon too!

So anyway, lets go under the jump.

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Top Dolls of 2013 (plus one)

I’ve bought more dolls this year than I think I’ve bought in the whole of my life. And they’ve pretty much – with the exception of a few – stuck to a few specific brands. I guess I’m more of a brand loyalist than I thought I was. On the whole, my fashion doll purchases seem to have stuck to Monster High, Ever After High and Equestria Girls. Are we surprised here, people? We shouldn’t be. I’ve ventured out a bit into other brands – Bratzillaz, La Dee Da – but mostly, I’ve stuck to my familiar ones. So, since I won’t be having any new reviews until after Giftmas, probably, I thought maybe I’d do a rundown of my favorites from this year. This basically counts for any doll that I personally bought from January 2013 til this week of December 2013. Bear in mind, some of them may have come out earlier than that and actually came out in late 2012, but if you’re going to quibble semantics, the door is to your left.

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REVIEW: Equestria Girls “Pinkie Pie’s Boutique” Pinkie Pie, by Hasbro.

It’s that time of year where we send boxes of wrapped boxes to and fro across the country to our loved ones. For me this includes, as my mother would say, “my friends who live in the internet” but to me, these friends are as real and true as if they lived here where I live.

Nethilia and I don’t make any sort of attempt to hide that we are very close friends. We mention each other on our blogs, and I think Emily over at Toy Box Philosopher has gotten pretty used to the fact that if Nethilia is there, AJ is soon to follow, or vice versa. We talk daily, sharing dolly and pony squee, talking about everything under the sun, and just loving each other as best we can from legit across this big country. To me, she isn’t just a friend who lives in the internet, she is a true friend that I love deeply and can’t imagine my life without.

(And to think if I hadn’t bucked up my courage and gotten over a shade of social awkwardness, I wouldn’t have her in my life.)

Yesterday I got a box in the mail from her and it contained an embarrassment of riches. I was told that I could open it whenever I wanted, and so I did, since the slim space to walk past the tree in our house is getting slimmer. One of the things in the box is the doll you’re about to meet, so lets just get to it and meet Pinkie Pie!

The Pinkie Pie's Boutique Line, featuring Equestria Girls Pinkie Pie

The Pinkie Pie’s Boutique Line, featuring Equestria Girls Pinkie Pie

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We’ve hit a snag…

A few snags, actually.

The first snag being – WE CANNOT FIND SHELVES. All we want is some simple, put-em-together-yourself white shelves, wide enough across to hold two American Girl dolls, with another shelf for a “closet” below that, other shelves for MH and Barbie and whatever the hell else I decide that I need to have. We went to Home Depot and they had nothing. You had to order them online, have them shipped to the store, and then go and pick them up.

*record scratch*

Wut?

Um. No. Hell no. So very much not paying what is undoubtedly astronomical shipping, just to have to drive across town to pick them up? What the hell, Home Depot. What the green screaming hell.

The other snag, and this is most certainly the more First World Problem of the two… I CAN’T FIND NEW TOYS!

Equestria Girls? Nada.
New My Little Pony sets? Nada.
Ever After High anywhere but Justice? Nada.
New Monster High? Nada.
Pinkie Cooper? Nada.
New Bratzillaz? Nada.

Northeast Tennessee has become a virtual toy WASTELAND, y’all. If it weren’t for Toybox Philosopher, I would never have gotten my hands on a Twyla, and if it weren’t for Nethilia, I wouldn’t be getting my hands on an Equestria Girls Rarity. Nethilia and I just, I swear, start building boxes for each other, and then mail. It’s a nice little system! But yeah.

So there really hasn’t been much to post! I did get some new AG outfits from the stuff they had marked down. Maybe I’ll review one of those. Test the new paint in the room as a backdrop. We’ll see!