Monday, 31 August 2015

Freak Du Chic Toralei Stripe

A few weeks ago, Toys R Us had the Freak du Chic dolls on sale for $22.47, down from $29.99. Of course, my Toys R Us didn't have any when I went in, so after getting a price adjustment for the Honey I'd purchased just a few days prior, I asked about getting a rain check. They told me the dolls were available online, but the catch was I'd have to get all three in order to get free shipping...Long story short, a few days later, a huge box from Toys R Us arrived on my doorstep containing Freak du Chic Toralei, Frankie and Jinafire! Luckily, all looked to be in pretty good shape and had good faces, because that is always a concern when ordering Monster High dolls online. 

I decided to review Toralei first, because I think she's my favourite of the ones I got in that order, although it's honestly really hard to choose. Pulling them all out of the box one after another was pretty exciting, I've never gotten so many dolls in the mail before! I will admit to having a bit of a freak out after I'd ordered them, because even on sale it was more money that I like to spend on dolls in one go...but I don't regret it now that I have them, and I am glad I got them on sale!

Let's just get right into it, shall we?

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Once Upon a Zombie – Win A Once Upon a Zombie Alice Doll!

If you've been reading here for a long time, you might remember almost two years ago when I reviewed some doll from the Once Upon a Zombie line. I really loved those dolls, and guess what? They're back and they're better than ever!

As a long term lover of both zombies AND dolls (even better if the dolls ARE zombies, like these princesses or my beloved Ghoulia Yelps), I was really excited when the folks behind the new upcoming line of Once Upon a Zombie dolls, set to be released this October, reached out to me to ask if I could share the announcement of the new doll line with my awesome blog readers.  The dolls are based off of the zombie-filled world of the upcoming novel series Once Upon a Zombie (authored by Billy Phillips and Jenny Nissenson).

Each Zombie Princess doll is highly detailed and fully articulated, featuring beautifully rooted hair and mesmerizing glass eyes. The doll line is complete with all of your favorite princesses including: Cinderella, Snow White, Little Mermaid, Alice, Sleeping Beauty, Belle and Rapunzel.

If that wasn’t enough, the Once Upon a Zombie dolls and novels are being accompanied by the Once Upon a Zombie – Zombie Squad Sweepstakes. You can sign up to join here:

Once you join, you’ll have the opportunity to share your excitement for Once Upon a Zombie for a chance to win great Once Upon a Zombie prizes including autographed copies of Once Upon a Zombie books and Once Upon a Zombie merchandise (Like an official Once Upon a Zombie Alice doll!).

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Friday, 21 August 2015

Freak du Chic Honey Swamp and my 100th post!

So, today's post is pretty cool and exciting for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it's my first of four upcoming Freak du Chic reviews, since in the last few weeks I've been able to get my hands on all four of the main ghouls in that line. I hope you're as excited about Freak du Chic as I am, because that's all that's coming your way for the next little while! And secondly, this post marks my 100th post on Christina Articulates! What's even cooler about that is that way back when, when this blog was brand new, my very first review was of Honey's first doll, and here we are 100 posts and almost two years later with my second Honey Swamp review! It feels like a pretty cool coincidence, honestly, and let me tell you, she is a really worthy doll of the honour of getting both my first post AND my 100th.

Want to see what make this Honey so exciting? Click through to find out!

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

'Haunted' Kiyomi Haunterly

I'm back with another review, and the one that will finish off my Haunted collection! I have some newer stuff to review next (Geek Shriek Ghoulia and Freak du Chic Honey Swamp!) but I thought it made sense to review the final new character released along with the Haunted movie, even though she's kind of old news.

Being an "older" doll doesn't make her any less cool though, and the "her" I'm talking about today is Kiyomi Haunterly, the daughter of the Noppera-bo.  Even though she was the last Haunted doll I picked up, I'm really glad I finally got her, because she is really well done, with a lot of great details. As I mentioned in my Porter review, I did get these dolls on sale for 40% off which made them a really great price, but I actually think the Haunted dolls are basically worth the original $30 price tag up here in Canada. Some of the upcoming dolls are definitely priced way higher than I think they're worth, thanks (mostly) to the currently terrible exchange on our dollar. But I'm pretty sure I've ranted about prices here pretty recently, and I don't want to complain too much so...let's get on with the show!

Come on through this portal into the ghost world, and check out Kiyomi Haunterly!