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Hey Bratz Fans & BBNTM viewers! Our totally fun competition, “Bratz Boulevard’s Next Top Model” is winding down to its final girlz, and we need you, the viewers, to help us choose one og the girlz who will go home this week (It’s a double elimination)! Cast your vote for your least favorite below!

This week, the girlz hit the streets in their own personal style and splashed “#Team______” across their photos! Check out all their pix below!

Rae! Click to view full size.

Rae! Click to view full size.

Ciara! Click to view full-size.

Ciara! Click to view full-size.

Dezmin! Click to view full size.

Dezmin! Click to view full size.

Ivy! Click to view full size.

Ivy! Click to view full size.

Though late, Benni has turned in a photo :) Click to view full size!

Though late, Benni has turned in a photo ๐Ÿ™‚ Click to view full size!

So, those are the fab entries for this week’s theme! Remember to vote for your LEAST FAVORITE and who you do NOT want to win ๐Ÿ™‚

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’! Bratz Boulevard

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Hey Bratz & Novi Stars Fans!

Sorry for not posting in a little bit – there just hasn’t been much news for Bratz or Bratzillaz recently! But another MGA doll brand, Novi Stars, has been getting a lot of buzz lately in the community after a rumor that they would be cancelled next year hit the net. While there’s been plenty of speculation about their cancellation, we wanted to get the full scoop, so we asked one of our great friends on the Novi Stars team about it!

Novi Logo

It was confirmed that at the moment, there definitely will not be any new Novi Stars products for spring 2014, but that the fall 2013 line is still going to store shelves (Many of the new dolls have actually been out for a little while now!) and it was also made clear to us that Novi as a whole is not “cancelled” or “discontinued” just yet, and that if sales pick up dramatically this fall, it’s VERY likely that we’ll see more from them in the future! Our cosmic pal also added ย that “Things change from week to week or even day to day [at MGA]. Hardly anything is ever set in stone.” and reminded us that “Itโ€™s all about sales numbers. If people donโ€™t buy, stores donโ€™t order new product. They wonโ€™t take a risk on something with a small interest group”

So that’s the official word on Novi Stars at the moment! If you’re after anything from the new fall lines, we would definitely recommend grabbing them while you can, and be sure to spread the word to all the Novi fans you know. If sales go up a lot, the brand can easily be saved! We know there are a lot of older collectors who like the Novi Stars, so we did suggest to our friend on Team Novi that they could possibly rebrand as something more geared towards an older audience with lower production, and that idea has been forwarded to the head of the Novis. Keep your fingers (and antennae) crossed!

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
Bratz Boulevard

8/20/13 UPDATE!!!

Not only is the Novi Stars brand NOT discontinued just yet, but MGA is actually in the process of bringing them to more international markets! They’re hoping to achieve a similar success as the Moxie Girlz, which according to MGA sell “really well internationally and just okay in the US.” Let’s hope the Novis really blast off overseas! ๐Ÿ™‚

UPDATE #2!!!

Our great friend Maurice has made a petition to keep the Novi Stars alive! Even though we now know that the brand isn’t discontinued, a petition could be great positive reinforcement in addition to a spike in sales! Sign it here ๐Ÿ™‚

Hey Bratz Fans!

Today is a great day for Bratz fans, first all those amazing prototypes we spotted and now THIS stellar find on taobao from our pal CheeChee! Looks like we’re getting a new Bratz Special Edition line with Cloe and Yasmin for fall!

LOVING this couture! Click to view full-size

LOVING this couture! Click to view full-size

How stunning do these look?! Finally a step towards collectors edition Bratz! Yasmin’s dress looks gorgeous and very detailed, and it actually reminds us a bit of Holiday Katia’s, but in pink! Cloe in the back really steals the spotlight for us though – she looks SO amazing in red! We can’t wait to see how she looks IRL. We’re loving the box design and the inclusion of stands too!

Thanks for sharing these with us, CheeChee!

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
Bratz Boulevard

Hey Bratz Fans!

Thanks to our super-sleuthing abilities, we’ve tracked down the prototypes for some of this fall’s Bratz & Bratzillaz offerings – even some things that haven’t come out yet!

Keep in mind that everything pictured are EXTREMELY early prototypes and the new things shown here will either be very different or may not even come out at all! This is just to see for fun.

Bratz:

My Passion! Click to view full size.

My Passion! Click to view full size.

My Passion is actually almost identical to the final dolls! Jade’s changed the most, going from this amazing full-pink bob to her signature jet black with pink highlights. Yasmin’s bag also went from black to electric lime green ๐Ÿ™‚

Action Heroez, L-R: Yasmin, Jade, and Cloe! Click to view full-size

Action Heroez, L-R: Yasmin, Jade, and Cloe! Click to view full-size

And here’s Action Heroez, who clearly have gone through several changes – including dropping Jade all-together in place of Shira, Phoebe, and Roxxi! While we ADORE these prototypes and would L.O.V.E. them to look like these, we aren’t too let down by the final dolls, since they’re so diferent! Love those funky sunglasses/hero masks.

Costume Bash! L-R: Yasmin, Jade, and Cloe! Click to view full size

Costume Bash! L-R: Yasmin, Jade, and Cloe! Click to view full size

Costume Bash’s fashions didn’t change too much, just a few cut details here and there. Overall, we aren’t bothered by the changes – though a Yasmin with full pink hair would be totally cool!

Bratz Totally Polished! L-R: "Fianna", Cloe, Yasmin, and "Jade"(LOL!) Click to view full-size.

Bratz Totally Polished! L-R: “Fianna”, Cloe, Yasmin, and “Jade”(LOL!) Click to view full-size.

How freaky is it seeing Totally Polished on SHORT bodies?! And Cloe and Yasmin x2? LOL! Fashions didn’t really change at all except for Yasmin – love the princess heels and different tights!

Fall shoe packs! Click to view full size

Fall shoe packs! Click to view full size

OMG y’all, new shoe packs! No guarantee that these will come out, but we can hope so! There’s supposed to be three packs (We’re assuming each row is a pack; One boots, one ankle boots, one heels, and one sneakers) and we LOVE all the different colors and the mix of old and new molds!

Click to view full size!

Click to view full size!

And here are the protos for the fall 2013 Basic line!! Yasmin’s only major change is her fur, Jade’s only ditched her socks and arm-warmers (and glasses, but they look a little odd anyways :P), and Cloe’s changed the most, though we honestly prefer the refined look of her final doll! Love the leopard print though.

And now for Bratzillaz – TONS of stuff coming from the witches!

Bratzillaz Mini Pets! Click to view full size

Bratzillaz Mini Pets! Click to view full size

OMG how wicked CUTE are these Bratzillaz Mini Pets figures?! There are boy & girl versions of each one ๐Ÿ™‚

The Bratzillaz Playset Asst! Click to view full size.

The Bratzillaz Playset Asst! Click to view full size.

Check out these witchy playsets! The grand Piano plays music and vibrats, and the bed and vanity can transform and “walk” – We aren’t too sure what that means LOL! But totally wicked nonetheless

Click to view full size!

Click to view full size!

You might remember this horse from our “Fall Preview” article – well now we’ve got a better look! The name of the line (or the horse – we aren’t entirely positive) is Crystal Ice Princess and this amazing horse has a bone structure that glows in the dark! As well as three color-change lights in side – totally wicked!

Bratzillaz Back to Magic RC to Vanity! Click to view full-size.

Bratzillaz Back to Magic RC to Vanity! Click to view full-size.

OMG a Bratzillaz car! Again, not guaranteed to come out, but we really hope so! This RC car has real working lights and transforms into a vanity for the Bratzillaz to use!

Click to view full-size!

Click to view full-size!

A better look at the Bratzillaz Back to Magic prototypes we revealed back in April! Victoria really didn’t change at all, Sashabella is a little interesting, as is Jade, and Meygana’s googly-eyed purse makes us LOL!

Click to view full size!

Click to view full size!

And here you can see the prototypes for the fall 2013 budget ‘Zillaz! Jade didn’t change much at all aside from articulation (But who didn’t see that coming anyways?), and Yasmina was dropped entirely! She looks wicked cute though ๐Ÿ™‚

Witchy Band! L-R: Cloetta, Yasmina, and Meygana! Click to view full size!

Witchy Band! L-R: Cloetta, Yasmina, and Meygana! Click to view full size!

And the BEST for LAST, check out three of the Bratzillaz Witchy Band dolls! These are AMAZING, look at all those details!!! The final dolls, if they come out, obviously won’t be as insanely detailed for a playline price, but we really hope to see them come out and look pretty similar like Witchy Princess!! Just LOOK AT THEM!!! Agh, perfection โค

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
Bratz Boulevard

Hey Bratz Fans!

Alex here, to fill everybody in on the super awesome new Bratz Action Heroez app out now! We posted a little about it on our facebook pageย and some of our readers wanted to know more about this amazing app! Hopefully I can cover everything with this ๐Ÿ™‚

There's more than one way to save the day! Click to view full size.

There’s more than one way to save the day! Click to view full size.

The first thing you’ll notice in the home screen is that thare are two ways to play! “Adventure” mode does not require a Bratz Action Heroez figurine or AR matt (Though it can be enhanced with them – I’ll cover that later) and is the “main game” of the app. “Virtual Experience” mode has several features involving the figurines and matts, which are not only fun on their own, but can also enhance gameplay in “Adventure” mode, which again, I’ll cover later in this piece.

First up, here’s Adventure Mode!

Bratz Action Heroez to the rescue! Click to view full size.

Bratz Action Heroez to the rescue! Click to view full size.

In Adventure mode, you play as Yasmin (Unless you have any of the figures & mats for other characters, in which case you can switch and play as any of the ones you’ve unlocked with the mat) who is now an Action Hero, and are introduced to the city of Passionview. After fixing a broken fountain, you meet Evilla Vanderbelt (pictured above), the villainess of the game whose mission is to suck all the color out of Passionview, and eventually the world! The first step to stopping her is to destroy her troll-esque minions that are wreaking havoc all around the city! To do this, you run around, hunt them down and use your super powers (Depending on which doll you’re playing as; Yasmin’s tornado twirl, Cloe’s speed dash, Shira’s angel flight, Roxxi’s fire whip, or Phoebe’s ice shield!) and the kicking action to destroy them all! Since the game has only been out for about two days now, it’s still in version 1.0, so your next mission after killing off the minions is still locked, but we’re excited to play it when the first update comes out! For now, I’ll cover some of the other exciting features in Adventure mode.

Strike a pose! Click to view full size.

Strike a pose! Click to view full size.

The city of Passionview is totally huge, and covered in beautiful Bratz billboards! So far, I’ve seen the 2010 basic art, Twisty Style Jade’s, and the four girlz in their “branding” outfits we wrote about when the BratzCam app launched. Fun little Easter Egg: One of the shirts on the clothing racks actually has some cute throwback Yasmin art on it from 2007! So far, I’ve explored enough to see Passionview’s beach, market, Colliseum, drive-in theater, the fashion district, the town center, and of course all the buildings and alleyways. Surrounding the city are several fantasy-themed locations too, though none are available yet (They’ll be unlocked in further updates), they all look really cool!

Check out the signs - SO many places to visit soon! Click to view full size.

Check out the signs – SO many places to visit soon! Click to view full size.

 

And now for the “Virtual Experience Mode”!

As you can see, there's TONS to do! Click to view full size.

As you can see, there’s TONS to do! Click to view full size.

This mode makes use of the cute Action Heroez figurines and AR mats included with the dolls, unlocking each character, as well as six fashions for each, individual “training” minigames, and more!

Not pictured: Yasmin's My Passion outfit, but that's available too! Click to view full size.

Not pictured: Yasmin’s My Passion outfit, but that’s available too! Click to view full size.

When you choose the fashion option and scan your figure, you insantly unlock their fashion line – six outfits that you can now wear in Adventure Mode, as well as “Party Mode” (Which I’ll cover next). I’ve only got Yasmin, Cloe, and Shira at the moment, so I’m really excited to see what new fashions the Twiins will unlock! Shira borrows Sasha’s (unreleased) Twisty Style fashion, her My Passion look, her Xpress it! outfit, “branding” fashion, fall 2013 basic look, and of course Shira’s own Action Heroez suit! Cloe’s fashions come from her fall basic doll, Twisty Style, Xpress it!, My Passion, All Glammed Up Designer Streaks, and of course her Action Heroez doll. Yasmin’s are from her My Passion, fall basic, Xpress it!, Rock, and Action Heroez dolls, plus an unknown fashion (center), with a cute striped top!

Closmin party! Click to view full size.

Closmin party! Click to view full size.

The Party Mode in the virtual experience allows you to scan more than one figure and watch them interact with each other! Each of the figures will greet each other differently, which is totally cute, and as you can see, they stay in the outfits you picked out in the fashion feature!

Cloe's training! Click to view full size.

Cloe’s training! Click to view full size.

Shira's training! Click to view full size.

Shira’s training! Click to view full size.

Yasmin's training! Click to view full size.

Yasmin’s training! Click to view full size.

Each character will also unlock her own “training” minigame when scanned! These are not only super fun on their own, but with each level you pass, the character’s power actually increases in the Adventure Mode game! In Cloe’s game, you’ve got to dodge bombs being dropped while using her Speed Dash power to destroy the evil bugs and troll minions! How gross are those bugs?! LOL! Shira’s game is kind of like Action Heroez dodgeball, using her angel flight powers, you have to avoid the evil eyeballs running towards you. Yasmin’s minigame uses her Tornado Twirl to bust open boulders and unleash the flowers inside of them! All three are really fun, and surprisingly pretty challenging since you’re timed! It all pays off to boost your in-game power though ๐Ÿ˜‰

So, that is the super awesome new Bratz Action Heroez app, available now in the app store for iPhone/iPod touch and iPad! Get it here ๐Ÿ˜€ย if enough Bratzies get it (It’s free!), maybe it could even chart for a bit like the Style Starz app did last fall!

Be sure to check out my video review on the Bratz Action Heroez Yasmin, Cloe, and Shira dolls below too!

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
Bratz Boulevard

 

 

 

 

 

Hey Bratz Fans!

After MUCH anticipation, the SUPER cool new Bratz Action Heroez app for all iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad has officially launched! But surprise, surprise! It’s not the only Bratz-tastic new app hitting the app store! The girlz’ witchy cousins, Bratzillaz also have a wicked new Broom Racerz app out now too! Get the scoop on both below!

Action Heroez App

Bratz Action Heroez makes use of the adorable Bratz figures and action mats included with the new Bratz Action Heroez dolls (Lucky SDCC attendees also had the chance to get three of the figures for free!) as the Bratz use their powers to fight off Evilla Vanderbelt and save the town of Passionview! Here’s the official description:

“Get ready for an exciting new Bratz Adventure! You can explore 2 different experiences that will keep you entertained for hours.ย 

Adventure
Play one (or more!) of 5 possible Bratz Action Heroez characters. The heroez must work hard to save their individual worlds from a new menacing threat!ย 

Virtual Experience
Use the mat and figurine included in your doll purchase to watch your Bratz come to life in a 3D virtual world. Train your Action Heroez, change their clothing and engage in multiple figurine interactions . Any character you play will automatically let you change her clothing, play the adventure game and unlock her own secret world to expand the adventure game.

FREE PREVIEW!! Get the AR experience in Action Heroez Party mode! Download the mats from Bratz.com, scan them into your device and enjoy engaging in an augmented reality for free!

The heroic adventure tale continues! Find more Action Heroez fun at: http://www.Facebook.com/Bratz”

Download Bratz Action Heroez here!

 

Broom Racerz

Bratzillaz Broom Racerz takes all the witchy fun of the Broom Racerz game on Bratzillaz.com, and puts it right in your pocket! Race through the Academy as your favorite Bratzillaz witch and collect fun new fashions, brooms, and tracks on the fly! Here’s the official description:

“BRATZACADABRA! Choose your favorite Bratzillaz girl, hop on your broom, and prepare to race around the Academy grounds to unlock wicked glam new outfits, tracks, and upgrades!”

Download Bratzillaz Broom Racerz here!

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
Bratz Boulevard