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NEW Novi Stars for 2014!

October 10, 2014

Hey Bratz – and Novi Stars – Fans!

We’ve got some totally cosmic, and quite surprising news: There are in fact brand new Novi Stars dolls for 2014! You all might remember earlier this year, when we confirmed that the brand (As well as Bratzillaz) would be taking an “international holiday” of sorts during 2014, and not a peep about them has been heard since! Until now, that is. Four brand new characters in the Supernovas and Novi Stars Invasion lines have been spotted on several Russian shopping sites! Check ’em out below.

Novi Stars Super Novas Doe A. Deere is fuzzy to touch! Click to view full-size.

Novi Stars Super Novas Doe A. Deere is fuzzy to touch! Click to view full-size.

Novi Stars SuperNovas Justina

Novi Stars SuperNovas Justina Hour has moving eyes! Click to view full-size.

Novi Stars Invasion Carmela Sweet is gummy soft and bendable! Click to view full-size.

Novi Stars Invasion Carmela Sweet is gummy soft and bendable! Click to view full-size.

Novi Stars Invasion Frostina Sprinkles is filled with sprinkles! Click to view full-size.

Novi Stars Invasion Frostina Sprinkles is filled with sprinkles! Click to view full-size.

This is definitely out-of-this-world and unexpected! We’re happy to see MGA is keeping their word on the Novis, and it gives us hope for the ‘Zillaz, too! These four new invaders are all really cute and cleverly-designed (Though we must admit the budget seems considerably lower than when they were a full brand) and should they ever hit North America, we’ll be picking them up! As for where anyone else can, it’s hard to say! They’ve only been seen on Russian websites so far, but it’s totally possible they could be going to the UK and other countries as well. We’ll be sure to ask our peeps at MGA and give you all the scoop when we get it!

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  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 “It’s all about sales numbers. If people don’t buy, stores don’t order new product. They won’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! 🙂

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 🙂

MGA Fall 2013 Preview!

April 20, 2013

Hey Bratz, Bratzillaz, Moxie Girlz, and Lalaloopsy fans!

Wondering what the extended intro is about? Well we’ve got a MAJOR scoop covering all of the aforementioned brands today! We’ve got photos of the prototypes for new Bratz, new Bratzillaz, new Moxie Girlz, and even new Lalaloopsy all hitting stores for fall!! Check them all out below!

*Please keep in mind the photos featured are early prototypes and everything you see has likely been changed a LOT in development!*

Of course, we’ll be starting this post off with our fave girlz – the Bratz! Unfortunately, the ONLY photo is for Twisty Styles, but hey – that’s even more than we were hoping for LOL!

Bratz Twisty Styles Prototypes! L-R: Yasmin, Sasha, Cloe, and Jade! Click to view full-size

Bratz Twisty Styles Prototypes! L-R: Yasmin, Sasha, Jade, and Cloe! Click to view full-size

WOW!! How awesome are they?! Each girl comes with awesome “dread-like” extensions to rock! We also LOVE the mixed up hair colors here, though we’re not sure if that’s a feature they’ll have in production, as the artwork is consideably different!

And next is the girlz’ wicked, witchy, magical cousins – the Bratzillaz! Luckily, we’ve got pix of Bratzillaz Back 2 Magic, and the new Witchy Glam Princess line as well!

Bratzillaz Back 2 Magic prototypes! Click to view full-size!

Bratzillaz Back 2 Magic prototypes! Click to view full-size!

First up is Back 2 Magic, the “2nd edition” Bratzillaz line! We’re assuming the top photo is for that line, as Sashabella, Meygana, Jade, and the two new witches are seen. We aren’t sure who it is in the bottom pic, but they are wicked glam for sure! We are SO loving the pets, too!

Bratzillaz Witchy Glam Princess prototypes! Click to view full-size!

Bratzillaz Witchy Glam Princess prototypes! Click to view full-size!

And now here is the line we’ve all been waiting for – Witchy Glam Princess!! We aren’t sure who is who, and quite frankly, we don’t care! All three of these witches are just absolutely enchanting!! Honestly, we can’t even choose a favorite between the three! Their fashions are totally regal and way over-the-top, and the bird cage accessories are wicked adorbs!

And next is a doll line we honestly didn’t think would have a fall 2013 line, but they do, and they’re looking cute as ever! Here are the two new fall Moxie Girlz lines!

Moxie Girlz Party Favors prototypes! L-R: Avery, Sophina, and Lexa! Click to view full-size!

Moxie Girlz Party Favors prototypes! L-R: Avery, Sophina, and Lexa! Click to view full-size!

This line, just called “Party Favors”, features the girlz in funky bright colors and fashions that double as party favor accessorie for you, too! We are sooo loving those hair colors!!

Moxie Girlz Snap 'N' Style prototypes! Click to view full-size

Moxie Girlz Snap ‘N’ Style prototypes! Click to view full-size

And this line is called “Snap ‘N’ Style”. Once again the girlz are rocking the awesome bright colors in their hair and their fashions! These girlz look to include flowers and things that snap onto their dresses – way cute!!

And next up is the Sew Magical, Sew Cute… Lalaloopsy! In all honesty, we haven’t followed this line too closely, so excuse us if we make some mistakes, but we know how strong of a fanbase the Lalas have and know that you would just love to see some of what’s comin’ up!

Lalaloopsy Silly Hair with yarn hair! Click to view full-size!

Lalaloopsy Silly Hair with yarn hair! Click to view full-size!

MORE Silly Hair with yarn! Click to view full-size!

MORE Silly Hair with yarn! Click to view full-size!

These are the new take on Lalaloopsy’s popular Silly Hair line. This time, the dolls will feature REAL yarn hair to style! Loving that length!

New Lalaloopsy Alien and woodland creature(?) doll prototypes! Click to view full-size!

New Lalaloopsy Alien and woodland creature(?) doll prototypes! Click to view full-size!

Lalaloopsy peppermint doll prototype! Click to view full-size!

Lalaloopsy peppermint doll prototype! Click to view full-size!

And above are three upcoming “mainline” Lalaloopsy dolls. We don’t know of their names, but you might! Looks to be an alien, a woodland creature of some sort (LOL!) and a really sweet peppermint-themed doll!

Lalaloopsy Factory dolls prototypes! Click to view full-size!

Lalaloopsy Factory dolls prototypes! Click to view full-size!

And above are from the upcoming Lalaloopsy “Factory” line. Very similar to Bratzillaz Switch-A-Witch, in that it allows you to create your own Lalaloopsy doll! Looks like LOTS of fun mix & match combos will be available, too cute!

 

Well, that’s all for now! We are SO stoked for the fall releases to come out now more than ever!!! What do you think of this fun sneak peek? Let us know on facebook, or on twitter!

 

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
Bratz Boulevard