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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My Favorite Things: Abbey Bominable!

I have mentioned before that my raison d’ĂȘtre in Monster High collecting is none other than Abbey Bominable. Apart from my much talked about love of blue toys, there was just something about that blunt but sweet girl that hit me right in the “oh my god, I so identify” place of my brain and heart and she became my Gotta Catch ‘Em All in this never-ending line of dolls based on the children of famous monsters.

So, it makes sense that I would, upon getting most all of the ones that are currently out (I don’t have Art Class yet, because this close to Holiday Shopping Season beginning, I refuse to drive an hour to the nearest Toys R Us), dedicate a My Favorite Things post to her, right?

In case you need a refresher, here’s the sea from which we get to choose.

15 Abbey Bominable dolls.

15 Abbey Bominable dolls.

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Abbey Bominable Appreciation Post

So, I kinda fell into Monster High completely on accident. I’d seen them (and good lord they were EVERYWHERE) in my searchings for ponies and pony accessories, but at first glance, I wasn’t much impressed. They were cute but at the time I was just kind of unimpressed.

Then I laid eyes on the Classroom Lagoona Blue, with her little locker and two little outfits and her little mutant frog and her little lab jacket and I swooned. Oh, I swooned hard, y’all.

But this post isn’t about Lagoona.

After I picked up that doll, I started seeking out information on the interwebs, as you do. I watched a few webisodes and was thoroughly charmed by the short stories, the differing ethnicities of the dolls, the diverse range of interests between the characters… everything really.

I poked around some more and found some info on upcoming dolls.

And that’s when I saw… her.

I was hooked. Blue is one of my favorite colors (after red, which does so much explain my love of Operetta, doesn’t it?) and when it comes to toys, if it’s blue, I probably want it (see also: my love of blue ponies) and Abbey here was no exception. I knew I had to have her.

Oh, the search was long, y’all. I don’t know how many people reading this were around for the initial release of Abbey, but she was a hard one to come by! She wasn’t included as readily in the shipment boxes and people storehopped, looking for her. I was no exception!

One day, a month or so before Giftmas, I was at Walmart (yes please, do take me to have my head examined, I always pick the wrong times to go to Walmart) and I poked through the dolls, thinking that it was going to be futile. But there, behind all the other dolls on the shelf, were both Abbey and Toralei. I’m thinking someone had tried to hide them to come back later, but all’s fair when doll shopping and those two both went into my buggy and promptly came home with me.

It then became a goal. If an Abbey was released in a line… she was coming to this house.  Abbey is my “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” of the Monster High franchise.

I think you can say I’ve succeeded. At least so far. Pictures from Toy Fair have proven that this picture of All The Abbey will soon be obselete, but oh well!

After the jump, find pictures of all of them!

(please do forgive that they’re not the greatest. My cheapass d-i-y lightbox got damaged and I haven’t filched a box from work yet to make a new one.)

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