Doll Haul: MH Scarnival Draculaura and EAH Spring Unsprung Kitty Cheshire

Monster High Draculaura - Scarnival Editio

Monster High Draculaura – Scarnival Edition

I’ve been slowing down on my stock Monster High collection lately because I’ve been way more focused on building my custom doll collection, but I’ve been eyeing Scarnival Draculaura for weeks. While I was at Wal-Mart today doing super psychotically early Christmas shopping I decided to pick her up and I’m very happy that I did. She’s a basic release doll (aka no stand and cheaper) and she comes with a really cute outfit, heart heeled shoes, a plush bat, and a balloon game. Out of the box her hair was super soft, it seems like a totally different hair material than my other Draculauras too (Sweet Screams, Haunted, Monster Exchange, and Boo York Frightseers). I don’t really have a basic Draculaura so I’m happy to have Scarnival now. I almost bought the Scarnival boys too, but I don’t have any Mansters and I’m not really sure I want to start collecting them so … for now at least, it’s just the girls.

Ever After High Kitty Cheshire - Spring Unsprung Edition

Ever After High Kitty Cheshire – Spring Unsprung Edition

I’ve wanted the Spring Unsprung Kitty Cheshire since I started collecting Ever After High dolls (um, over the summer), and today the Haunted Wal-Mart by the Hauted Toys R Us that always gets new releases had two of her in stock, one of which didn’t have damaged makeup. I call them the Haunted stores because they 1) somehow always have both new and really old doll releases and full shelves and 2) the Toys R Us is in a huge plaza, far back from the road, where every other business is closed except them. Anyway, since the summer collecting frenzy I’ve decided to only collect Alice in Wonderland EAH dolls so Kitty Cheshires are allowed in the house. I was a little on the fence about it, but now I’m so glad I brought her home. I need to get an original release Lizzie Hearts and a Bunny Blanc (who I almost bought today at TRU) and the Wonderland collection is set. I’m hoping for a Spring Unspring Madeline Hatter and Bunny Blanc because it’s easily my favorite EAH series. The Kitty Cheshire above had some issues with her pigtails being a little ratty out of the box so I boil straightened them today. The vines around her shoes are asymmetrical too, but there are no huge flaws, which is great, especially because I don’t want to try and track down a store exclusive doll a year out (cough, Haunted Rochelle, cough).

Anyway, that’s today’s doll haul! A small one but I got some great girls. Three cheers for doll collecting!

Doll Haul: Ever After High Cheshire, Darling Charming, Spring Unsprung, and Just Sweet

Every After High - First Wave Cheshire

Kitty Cheshire – Daughter of the Cheshire Cat

Today I went shopping to celebrate the end of my week-long training (hence no Studio Portrait Friday this week) and I gave in and bought some Ever After High dolls! I’ve been eyeing them for a little while, but I haven’t collected them before now. Anything with a strong Alice in Wonderland focus is like candy to me so there was no way I was going to be able to resist for long. Above is Kitty Cheshire, the standard/core or first wave version, she’s so creepy cute. I love the lavender and black color scheme, her clothes, and all of the Cheshire Cat details.

Ever After High - Darling Charming

Darling Charming – Daughter of King Charming

I also picked up Darling Charming, the daughter of King (formerly Prince?) Charming. She’s all about wearing armor and kicking butt, and she actually reminds me a lot of Sapphire from Disgaea 3. Sapphire, too, was all about subverting the dominant paradigm by insisting on rescuing herself. Three cheers for armor as well.

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