May 30, 2012
Hey Bratz Fans!
It’s that time of the year again – time for all of this fall’s Bratz releases to start leaking out! We’ve seen Strut it!, 4/5 of the Bratzillaz, Chic Mystique, Boutique, and now in stunning high resolution, Crystalicious! A promo photo, presumably the one to be used on the back of Crystalicious Cloe’s box (judging by the background edited to match her outfit, as well as the emphasis placed on her name and her doll), was leaked today on a Russian Bratz website, and brought to our attention by our awesome friend, Anya S! We’ll have more information on the photo’s source soon, but for now – let’s gush!
As you know from our previous report on the fall 2012 Bratz lines, Crystalicious is one of two hairplay lines for fall. The main feature appears to be “crystal” hair extensions, which will attach with one of the Bratz’ signature star clips. Much like Featherageous, it appears the extensions can also be removed from their clips, and braided into the dolls’ hair, which you can see on Sasha and Yasmin in the above promo shot. Also included are stick-on crystals, and what look to be tinsel extensions.Also in the style of Featherageous, the dolls appear to have floor-length saran hair as well, which is always a plus! All four dolls are dressed in very cute, shimmery party dresses, covered in sequins and flowers. Earlier this month, the Bratz facebook page shared a close-up of the girls’ dresses and everything looks super detailed! Also worth noting is the return of glittery eyeshadow to the Bratz’ faces. If you click the image above, you’ll see the full-sized photo for a more detailed view. Can’t wait!
Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
May 25, 2012
Hey Bratz Fans!
Today, the Bratz Spain page on facebook, who previously revealed the final promo for Strut it! Yasmin, unveiled a final promo shot of all six Strut it! dolls! Yes, we meant six – The Bratz’ resident redhead, Meygan, is now in the line as well! All six dolls are gorgeous, each decked out in a very cute and trendy outfit that reflects not only what’s hot in the streets, but also each girl’s individual style and personality.
Fianna AKA “Fragrance” comes in a pretty knit-patterned dress with sassy grey boots.
Meygan AKA the “Funky Fashion Monkey” surely lives up to her reputation for lookin’ good, even when she’s just hangin’, in a funky casual outfit consisting of bold patterned pants and a plain pink top. She’s also rockin’ some blonde highlights this fall!
Cloe AKA “Angel” looks like a sassy sweetheart in her long denim dress with a very high slit, and keeping with her fashion passion of sparkly fabrics, she’s sporting a shimmery black T-shirt underneath! As we predicted, she matches her prototype very closely too.
Yasmin AKA “Pretty Princess” dons a chic new bob, and stays in touch with her love of vintage dresses in a cute floral mini!
Jade AKA “Kool Kat” sports a quirky and cool set of skin-tight denim overalls, paired with a stylish striped top that lives up to her fashionista persona!
Sasha AKA “Bunny Boo” always keeps it fresh, and this fall she’s trading in her darker brown locks for a sassy red color! She’s rockin’ a very classy red satin mini dress as well, over a professional-looking black and white top, all topped off with a pair of her favorite sculptured heels!
Hey Bratz Fans!
So today we have a pretty big update on some of this fall’s products! Today on flickr, our friend Muhammed posted listings for a ton of new Bratzillaz and Lady Gaga products which he found here!
So in the way of Bratzillaz, we have a lot to look forward to it seems! The doll line itself will actually include five characters rather than four, and their names are: Yasmina Clairvoya, Cloetta Spelletta, Sashabella Paws, Jade J’adre, and Meygana Broomstix. While we’re not sure who is who, going by the prototype photo we have which only features four dolls, we’re going to guess that the red-head with the broom-stick purse is Meygana 😉 We previously reported that fashion, accessory, and pet packs will be sold separately, and those are all included on the website as well. Something we weren’t aware of though, is a Crystal Ball playset! At the moment, it is unclear whether this will be something “for you”, or if it will be a set for the dolls (imagine if they had a ballroom playset with a crystal theme? *_*) due to the higher price point, but we’ll find out soon enough!
Also coming up this fall is MGA’s line of Lady Gaga dolls. This was announced in a toy fair report back in February, but no official news has gotten out until now. The line looks to be very extensive! According to the German website, we can expect to see a doll dressed in one of Gaga’s famous origami outfits, a biker-themed doll, and one dressed in sparkling silver! Also coming this fall is a Head Gamez set, which will probably be similar to the Bratz and Moxie Girlz Head Gamez sets released a few years back. Additional fashion heads will be sold separately as well. In addition to the four dolls, there will be fashion and accessory packs available too!
So what’s everyone most excited for?! Comment below or let us know on the forum!
Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
May 21, 2012
Hey Bratz Fans!
So as some of you may know, today is a big day for the Bratz! Eleven years ago on this date, the world was publicly introduced to Yasmin, Cloe, Sasha, and Jade; The Girls With a Passion for Fashion! From that day on, best friends have truly never looked so good. Though initially met with limited success in the United States, (In Spain however, they were absolutely huge – selling out 15,000 dolls within four days of their Spain launch that June!) being carried only by Toys R Us until that July when WalMart started stocking, after MGA produced their first television commercial, the Bratz took off into the stratosphere almost overnight! With their unique twist of realistic street-wise style, exaggerated and cartoony aesthetic, and unmatched playline quality, the Bratz Pack quickly enthralled nearly every child and tween in the nation, and several adults as well. Over the years, the Bratz have received numerous awards and accolades from both the toy industry and fans alike who had fallen head over snap-on heels in love with the brand! In addition to their four TIA awards (two being Toy Of The Year awards) and four Family Fun Toy of the Year awards, the Bratz brand has received recognition from several highly-revered toy industry and marketing magazines/websites such as Toy Wishes, Time to Play, Dr. Toy, and more. MGA Entertainment also boasts thirteen retailer awards, largely thanks to the success of the Bratz. Throughout their time on the market, the amount of success the Bratz have had is nothing short of iconic – how many playline dolls do you know of who have even had a fifth anniversary, let alone an eleventh?! Within their first five years, Bratz had quickly become the #1 fashion dolls all over the word, having earned $2,000,000,000 in sales during the year 2005 alone. For the fourth quarter of 2006, the Bratz had become the #1 selling fashion doll in America, making them the only dolls in recent history to overthrow Barbie in the United States. Reaching eleven years doesn’t come without some struggles as well though. Ever since their introduction, the brand has been plagued with a less-than-favorable reputation among many parents, who just weren’t mature enough to handle a doll dressed as a normal teenaged girl. One of their most notable adversities though, was a seven-year legal battle with Mattel over the rights to the dolls. The lengthy case put a major strain on the brand, forcing many big licensees to sever ties with the Bratz. For nearly three years of the battle, the rights to the dolls were in the air, which made MGA wary of putting their maximum effort into the dolls’ quality since they could have been taken from them at any given time. Thankfully though, all of the legal issues with Mattel have been put in the past, and the Bratz will be with MGA to celebrate this anniversary, and many others as well. Now, someone cut the cake (preferably one of those listed below – LOL!) and get the music blastin’, ‘cuz we’re celebrating The Girls With a Passion for Fashion!
Happy Birthday Bratz!
May 21, 2012
Adrianne here again!
I’m not exactly sure when this happened, but I just noticed that the True Hope dolls are now available for pre-order at toysrus.com and toysrus.ca! The estimated ship dates are all the way in mid June though.
Here are the URLs:
It seems Toys R Us USA has the Moxie Girlz, which Canada does not have listed, while Toys R Us Canada has Cameron, which the USA does not have listed. It’s a tradeoff! 😛
Edit: It seems the boys have now been added to the TRU USA site!
Just thought I would let you all know! Have a funkalicious day 😉 Did I just say that?
May 21, 2012
Hey Bratz lovers! 🙂
Adrianne (berrybread) here today with a fun little post. Alex and I came across some interesting pictures when building the Wiki, so I thought I would make a post about it. As the title says, these are Bratz cakes! Some good, and some not so good. INCLUDES MY COMMENTARY WOO!
We’ll start off with a cool one:
Looking really snazzy. Do we have a future Cake Boss here? Check out that sweet half-upper layer.
This one is pretty cool. But if you take out all the plastic pieces, there’s not much to it. I don’t recommend eating the plastic. Probably doesn’t taste too good. Except the sunglasses… those look yummy.
LOOK HOW CUTE! I think you can eat Cloe too! And it even has matching cupcakes. Brilliant. This girl is only 7 and she gets a sweet cake like this. I would accept this work of art even at age 85.
I love this cake so much, words can’t even begin to express it. It’s so darn adorable! Talent!
Oooh yeah. Look at that beauty. LOL! I can’t help but giggle at this. And is that blue thing a vest or…?
Okay I know these are cupcakes but they are so amazing. Honestly they are simply perfection.
Oh man. Cloe comes complete with toothpick arms AND cankles. Can’t ask for much more than that.
Nothing like a good day of panhandling.
Uh oh. I think Cloe put on a little weight. Eating too much cake. As funny as this cake is, I must say I do very much appreciate the concept.
Alex and I’s personal favourite. Featuring the newest member to the Bratz pack: Shaquayquay. Tavia is one lucky girl…
I hope you enjoyed those 10 Bratz cakes! And as much as I criticized some of them, I have to admit that they are all way better than anything I could ever do. Have a great day everyone!