Tuesday, 26 August 2014

FanExpo 2014!

Well, it's that time of year again, the time of year that I look forward to the way kids look forward to Christmas...

It's FanExpo time! This weekend, starting on Thursday, I'll be heading to Toronto to attend all four days of FanExpo Canada, Canada's largest pop culture convention.

This year, to make things a little more interesting and to pass the time when waiting in some of the seemingly endless lines, my friend Jill over at Talking Tiny Toys and I decided to make up a little scavenger hunt. If you're going to be at FanExpo this year, we'd love to see you play along! Tag your photos #fanexpohunt on Tumblr, Instagram or Twitter, and we'll use our favourites (credited of course!) in recap posts both here and on Tumblr. Be creative, and have fun! Also, follow my social media (Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram) even if you're not going to be at FanExpo to see some of my own entries!

Also, if you're going to be at FanExpo and you'd like to say hi, drop me a line or keep and eye out for Tina Belcher on Friday, and Miss Piggy on Saturday! Or if you're running a booth that sells something cool I might be into, I'd love to hear from you and feature your stuff! 

I'll be doing a few posts after the convention recapping what I saw, and Jill and I are even planning on vlogging as we go around, so there should be fun stuff coming up on the blog in the next little while. I hope you're all as excited as I am!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Shopkins Unboxing!

So, this is something a bit different, in that there isn't really a blog post to go along with it, but I figured this should go over here as well!

Thanks to Chad Alan over on YouTube, I have recently developed an obsession with Shopkins, tiny groceries with cute faces. What? I don't even know, but I bought 18 of them today and I definitely want more! They come in mystery baskets or in larger packs, and I bought a mix, so check out the video below to see what I got!

I hope you like this unboxing video! I'll probably do more of them, as I really LOVE blind boxes and blind bags, so why not include you guys in the excitement?

Do you like blind bags, or do you prefer to know what you're getting? Let me know in the comments!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Ever After High's Holly and Poppy O'Hair

I am back today with another doll review, and if you watched my latest doll hunting video, you'll know what it is! Well, I guess you'll know what it is if you read the title of this post, but just go with me here.

Holly and Poppy O'Hair have been on my wish list since we first saw them, and I've been (im)patiently waiting for them to hit Canada. I even checked over in Buffalo when I went, but had no luck finding them. Luckily, my local Target did its fall reset, and after months of having nothing new, basically had EVERYTHING new, including Holly and Poppy! I also still had my voucher from Mattel from back when I got my Avea Trotter with the hole in her ear, and I was able to use that to get this set for a little less than half price. Definitely a win!

I've always loved the story of Rapunzel, one of my favourite colours is purple, and I'm a sucker for red hair, so basically, the O'Hair twins were practically designed with me in mind!

Click through to see lots of pictures of these gorgeous dolls, and to see me unbox them!

Monday, 18 August 2014

Monster High Student Lounge

Well, it's been awhile, hasn't it? Or at least it feels like it! But I am back with a new review today, and news on some things coming up.

First, I wanted to share that I have recently started taking my camera along with me on doll hunting expeditions! Since I really like watching other people's doll hunting videos, I thought I'd throw my hat in the ring and try it out, and so far, it's really fun. If you'd like to check those out, drop by my YouTube channel and let me know what you think!

Secondly, at the end of this month, I am going to be attending FanExpo, a major convention here in Canada. On the off chance any of my readers are going to be there, let me know as I'm always up for meeting doll fans in person! Also, I'm going to be cosplaying as well as covering the convention for the blog, so there should be a few posts covering all the cosplay and other fun stuff that I get to see over the course of the weekend, so look forward to that! My friend Jill who blogs over at Talking Tiny Toys will be with me, and I think we're going to try to vlog as we walk around, and I'm pretty excited!

Lastly, if you do watch my doll hunting videos, you'll know that today I found a ton of new stuff, and came home with Holly and Poppy O'Hair from Ever After High, so look for a review of those two coming up soon!

Phew, okay! With all of that housekeeping out of the way, we can get on with today's review! Just a few days ago, August 13, was my 3rd wedding anniversary with my husband. And, well, he obviously knows me really well, because he got me the new Student Lounge playset! I'd been thinking about it since I saw it at Wal-Mart, so he went back and grabbed it! I just loved the look of the zombie foosball table, and the vending machine is too cute!

So click through to see all the details of this super fun set, and a video review of my first thoughts!

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Now you see him...Monster High Invisibilly

Do you ever get that feeling that you just NEED to go to a specific store? Like a doll collector spidey-sense, telling you that something you want it just waiting for you on the shelf and you need to go get it NOW? Well, that happened to me the other night! My husband and I were going to the movies, and there's a big Wal-Mart across the street. We often stop there before the movies to get candy, and we do check out their toy section every time we're there. I've had luck there in the past finding things before they hit the Wal-Mart's closer to home like the very first Ever After High dolls, and this store came through for me again!

I rounded the corner into the Monster High aisle, and the first thing I saw was Scaremester Gigi. Whenever I see a new doll, there's always a split second of "wait..." before I pounce on the shelves, it's like it takes my brain a second to catch up! I dug through and found Twyla and Catty as well, and then allllllll the way at the back, all by his lonesome, was Invisibilly! I'm having pretty good luck with boy dolls lately, huh? Dexter and Billy both in one week! I was pretty excited to find Billy, because not only do I think his doll is pretty handsome, but I think we all know that finding boy dolls can be tricky and a bit like a wild goose chase, so it was nice to find him so easily, when I wasn't really even looking!

I'm hilarious!
Anyways, let's get on with it! Click through to actually see Billy (I promise!) and hear what I think!