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This shall not stand [Dec. 24th, 2009|07:19 pm]
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I saw "Princess and the Frog" last weekend. Loved it. Somewhere I saw mention of a cute pair of sculpted bookends of Tiana and Charlotte, so I looked for them on the Disney store website.

And instead discovered this:

The Princess and the Frog Limited Edition Framed Print by Thomas Kinkade.


This is painful to even contemplate, because I'm pretty sure any one of Disney's animators is a far better artist than Kincade. That's simply because they have to actually understand and successfully apply principles of anatomy in their work, and in my experience, Kincade doesn't. That's to say nothing of his questionable ethics.

Note: I'd love to see some dolls of Tiana - and Charlotte! - with some crazy flapper dresses.

And on that random note, merry Christmas everyone!
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Moxie Girlz [Dec. 6th, 2009|02:12 pm]
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A few finds. I'm not exactly the first to locate some of these, but whatever.

Skate Avery

New basic 3 dolls with plushies

More 2 Me Lexa
No-pic listing @ TRU

More 2 Me Avery
No-pic listing @ TRU
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Random notes on a good day [Jul. 18th, 2009|10:39 pm]
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More for my own reference than anything:

I am totally loving the Autoshoujo Cover Contest. I have two funny ones in the works, and I've got a pretty slick fake manga cover template mocked up on my C drive, but I seem to be stalling out on doing the actual drawings.

I saw an awesome old woman rocking this t-shirt earlier today. She was stopping people dead in their tracks. Too cool.

Also, I got a major haircut today, so maybe I need to update my ancient collection of userpics. I'm still contemplating adding some fuschia pink streaks.

We made jambalaya. It was amazing.
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Spotted at Walmart [Jul. 18th, 2009|10:32 pm]
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I ran by Walmart on Friday and was surprised to see new Bratz dolls.

One was the cartoon mascot themed line (Iconz, allegedly? There was nothing to that effect on the boxes). Cute but very plasticky-looking.

There was another unnamed line, with Cloe dolled up like a Country & Western singer, Jade as an artist, and Yasmin as a purple hippie "Earth Girl." I may return for Jade. She had very striking green eyes. I think Yasmin had freckles...?

And the third was the Desert Jewelz line, with C&Y&J dressed like genies in harem pants. Cloe's pants had some ill-advised slits going way WAY up the front of the legs.

I also saw a few of the BFC Ink fashion dolls, which looked like standard Mattel-style fashion dolls, except a wee bit shorter. Fashions were decent but not exciting. They were placed with all the Mattel HSM/Hannah Montana/Barbie dolls, and unfortunately the BFC dolls' faces looked a lot less expressive. Then again, I've been wondering if Mattel has somehow improved their vinyl head production process to reduce distortion, because it seems to me that those celeb-based dolls no longer look like they've been smacked in the face with a tennis racquet.

But finally I saw some Moxie Girlz Sasha Art-titude dolls. Couldn't get a price, and I couldn't buy one right then for logistical reasons, but I do like the outfit. Especially the grafitti print on the leggings. I wasn't very impressed with the bike though, which looks like unusually cheap translucent plastic.

One more positive note: It looks like the Moxie girlz fashions might just fit Blythe dolls. Now I'm wondering about the BFC Ink dolls too.
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Found on TaoBao [Jul. 8th, 2009|11:21 pm]
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Moxie Girlz Best Friends Avery & Sophina. Not bad at all!
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Back with stuff. [Jul. 1st, 2009|12:06 am]
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I found a ton of Moxie Girlz stuff.
Read on for links to pictures...Collapse )
Edit: WTF, the Moxie Girlz links just went dead. Bastards! No wait, they're back. OK, so expect some possible technical difficulties. Gah. I'm going to bed.
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A Canadian moment [Dec. 30th, 2008|11:31 pm]
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So apparently, the Barenaked Ladies rendition of the Hockey Night theme gets played tomorrow. And it will have lyrics.

D. and I came up with our own. Sing along, everybody!

Gonna drink some beer
Gonna watch some hockey
Gonna get in a fist fight with a guy wearing a toque

That's as far as we got before we keeled over laughing.
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When the cat's away, the mice will Wiki [Dec. 26th, 2008|12:20 am]
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Oh good gravy. Check out what's on the Bratz Wiki page right now.

Listed for 2008:

  • Blackz: Sasha, Felicia, Destiny
  • Blondz: Cloe, Sonya, Leah, Polita

Soon to be followed by "Everyone Elsz," I'm sure. Good Lord, somebody out there actually thinks that racially segregated Bratz doll collections would be nifty. The mind bogglez.

A side order of more dolls I've never heard of, with the usual serving of New Name Salad:

  • World Sibilingz: Yasmin; Cole and Lina (Lil Twiins Cousins) / Cloe; Mia (Lil Sister) / Jade and Gavin (Father)
  • Twiinz: Mia, Isabelle

Psst: It's spelled "siblings."

Someone's also gone to town on the Collector's Edition section:

  • Why isn't Jade as Big?: Jade
  • 44-1 Bratz: Yasmin, Sasha, Jade, Meygan, Dana, Nevra, Fianna, Katia, Lana, May Lin, Kumi, Aubrey, Kina, Destiny, Peyton, Nona, Tess, Roxxi, Valentina, Phoebe, Nevaeh, Sierna, Orianna, Emanuelle, Sonya, Lela, Krysta, Rina, Sharidan, Breeana, Lina, Diona, Ciara, (Introducing) Popi, Tiana, Kiana, Lilani, Anna (First Time in doll), Briggite, Arienne, Adrienne, Noémie, Marielle, Cloe

In addition, there will be Why Isn't Sasha Shipped In The Regular Assortment Anyways Sasha.

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New stuff... I think? [Dec. 23rd, 2008|10:45 pm]

Well, we're already up to our knees in snow out here in Vancouver, and they're predicting another big honkin' dump of it tonight. I'm fully expecting to be totally snowed in and unable to visit the folks on Christmas itself. (Eh, it's no big deal if we delay Giftmas by a few days. I'd rather be sure that no-one in my family is upside-down in a roadside snowbank.)

However, nothing short of a KILLSTORM 2008! is going to keep me from Boxing Day shopping.


Snap-on Kidz Dylan, Cameron, Cade.

Bratz World Yasmin’s First Date Dolls. Yasmin & Brody. Is it just me, but is Brody unusually hawt for a Bratz Boyz doll? Dude should lay off the lipstick a bit though.

Rock climbing Sasha.
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Speaking of magical girl anime... [Dec. 20th, 2008|02:51 pm]
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Pretty Cure is coming to YTV!

I wonder if there'll be dolls? Or will we have to wait until it gets picked up in the US?

Incidentally, over in Japan the series has been through five (soon to be six) seasons, and so they're making a crossover movie with all three casts.

Personally I'm hoping all the squeaky-voiced pastel mascot characters have an epic battle to the death.
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