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Much speculation has been made over how this year’s Black Friday Bratz will look, with the Bratz being taller and all (Obviously it would cost more money to produce larger outfits and longer hair for a $5 doll, right?), and now thanks to TaoBao, we can get a sneak peek at how they’ll look! Check out Yasmin below

Click to view full-size!

Click to view full-size!

It looks to us like the Black Friday dolls will be shorter, using the 2010-2012 bodies! Yasmin’s face appears to be the same as her 2012 dolls’, and since Cloe & Meygan are once again in the line, we’re going to assume that their faces are recycled as well. Looking at the small group picture on the back of Yasmin’s box, it looks like the fashions will be a mix of totally new designs, and re-colored versions of last year’s clothes. We love Pretty Princess’ chich black & white top and shimmery pleated mini skirt!

What are your thoughts on the 2013 Black Friday Bratz? Let us know on facebook and twitter!

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Bratz Boulevard

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Hey Bratz Fans!

Alex here, and if you haven’t already heard, the first wave of Bratzillaz Switch-A-Witch is in stores now in both the United States and Canada! Of course I had to run out and grab them as soon as I heard the news. Check ’em out below!

The Bratzillaz Switch-A-Witch wave 1 double pack next to Mattel's Monster High Create-A-Monser starter pack. Click to view full-size!

The Bratzillaz Switch-A-Witch wave 1 double pack next to Mattel’s Monster High Create-A-Monser starter pack. Click to view full-size!

First, I had to take a photo in the store of the BZ pack next to a Monster High Create-A-Monster set, and even to my surprise, they’re even more different from each other than previously though! The main similarity was the packaging, but even that’s hardly similar. Bratzillaz’ box has a more “warm”, redder color scheme, and features frames on the background, as well as a fun and curvy border on the front, keeping it in with the branding for the rest of the Bratzillaz products. Monster High went for a bright lime green background, with black rectangles corresponding to the placement of each piece. And speaking of placement, even that’s pretty different. Sure the arms are all together in both sets, but where else would they place them…? If you want to get technical, you could easily say Monster High AND Bratzillaz are copying the original “Build-A-Doll”, Betty Spaghetty! Packaging aside, the obvious difference is that the Bratzillaz double pack includes far more pieces, including not only what’s necessary to build both dolls, but to fully dress them head-to-toe as well. While the Create-A-Monster sets includes two basic dresses, one pair of shoes, one real-hair wig, and one molded-hair wig, Bratzillaz keep their witches covered in two tops, two skirts, two pairs of shoes, two saran wigs, two pairs of earrings, two bracelets, two hats, and two capes – one of which doubles as a belt! With the Bratzillaz set being $24.99, and the Monster High set at $19.99, it means you can technically get two fully-articulated, saran-haired, glass-eyes BZ dolls for $12.50 (cheaper than the basic “Core” assortment out now, which lacks articulation, saran hair, and glass eyes!) or one fully-dressed-but-not-accessorized, fully-articulated Monster High ghoul with either kenekalon or molded hair, and one without shoes for about $10 each, which is cheaper than the $14.99+ they’d force you to pay as stand-alone dolls, but still at least double what they’re worth based on quality! Just some facts for consumers to consider, now let’s get wicked! πŸ˜‰

Sorry for the terrible photo, I was rushing to get them open LOL! Click to view full-size!

Sorry for the terrible photo, I was rushing to get them open LOL! Click to view full-size!

Here’s both sets from the first wave in their boxes! It’s a bit hard to tell, but each torso piece is actually a different mold! The leg molds are actually different on each witch too, surprisingly. Don’t worry, all three can share fashions with each other as well as with the other Bratzillaz too. Personally, I love that MGA is giving us this unexpected variety! Also, I already mentioned that the 2-pack is $24.99, but the single pack is $14.99 πŸ™‚

Left: Everything included in the double pack, laid out. Right: Everything included in the single pack, laid out. Click to view full-size!

Left: Everything included in the double pack, laid out. Right: Everything included in the single pack, laid out. Click to view full-size!

Here’s everything that both sets come with! The double pack includes: 2 heads, 2 torsos (with the waist joint!), 4 upper legs, 4 lower legs, 4 upper arms, 4 lower arms, 4 hands, 2 saran wigs, 2 pairs of shoes, 2 pairs of earrings, 2 bracelets, 2 hats, 2 capes (one of which doubles as a belt, as I mentioned above!), 2 tops, 2 bottoms, one brush, and instructions. Note that the background of the box makes an AMAZING backdrop for photos too!

The single pack includes: 1 head, 1 torso (with the waist joint!), 2 upper legs, 2 lower legs, 2 upper arms, 2 lower arms, 2 hands, 1 saran wig, 1 pair of shoes, 1 pair of earrings, 1 hat, 1 cape, 1 top, 1 bottom, 1 brush, and instructions.

And now that you’ve seen everything they come with, we can put them together and brew up three complete wicked glam witches!

The three combos I've made so far! Keep in mind that I used pieces from both sets, so you'd need to buy both in order to create these specifically. Click to view full-size!

The three combos I’ve made so far! Keep in mind that I used pieces from both sets, so you’d need to buy both in order to create these specifically. Click to view full-size!

Aren’t they amazing? MGA really did an outstanding job on this line. The black and white witch is so bold and edgy, and definitely not something you’d typically see on a stroll down the playline doll aisle! The witch in pink and green is another real cutie. I love her winged eye makeup, and of course that ‘fro is to die for! The single pack face is just amazing as well. When MGA does glass eyes, they do them RIGHT! She’s sporting the Bratzillaz’ world-famous glitter eyes in silver!

Here's a close-up of the black and white combination. The white lashes and RED lips are truly magical! Click to view full-size, or check her out at flickr.com/alexbabs

Here’s a close-up of the black and white combination. The white lashes and RED lips are truly magical! Click to view full-size, or check her out at flickr.com/alexbabs

Those EYES! I went for a bit of a 'tween' look for her, since her body type is the least matured. Maybe she got her scholarship to the Academy early? Click to view full-size, or check her out at flickr.com/alexbabs

Those EYES! I went for a bit of a ‘tween’ look for her, since her body type is the least matured. Maybe she got her scholarship to the Academy early? Click to view full-size, or check her out at flickr.com/alexbabs

Here's Miss 'Fro working it! If I were to give her a magical power, I'd probably give her the ability to control emotions! Since she's a bit clown-like, I think she should make people laugh! Click to view full-size or check her out at flickr.com/alexbabs

Here’s Miss ‘Fro working it! If I were to give her a magical power, I’d probably give her the ability to control emotions! Since she’s a bit clown-like, I think she should make people laugh! Click to view full-size or check her out at flickr.com/alexbabs

And here’s my video review on these packs as well!

 

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
Alex of Bratz Boulevard

 

 

 

New Bodies for 2013!

November 19, 2012

Hey Bratz Fans!

Tonight we’ve got a MAJOR update about what our girlz will be lookin’ like next year! We found one of next year’s Bratz dolls nude on TaoBao (The Chinese auction site where factory workers post their stolen goods and we get to see them long before they hit shelves stateside!) and were super surprised to see a NEW bod on her! Check out Yasmin’s new look below.

Yasmin on her new body! Click to view full-size πŸ™‚

Notice that they’ve got the same arms as the Bratzillaz! They also appear to be a bit taller, which worries us a bit… Hopefully that’s just the photo though. What are your thoughts? Tweet us @BratzBoulevard, or let us know on facebook at facebook.com/BratzBoulevard!

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Bratz Boulevard

Hey Bratz Fans!

It’s that special time of year, when info on the spring Bratz lines leaks out! So far, we’ve got four new Bratz lines confirmed by Target’s computer system: Bratz Totally Polished, Bratz Mermaidz, Bratz Bahama Beach, and Bratz In The Wild!

Totally Polished sounds like it could be the next makeover line, possibly along the lines of Totally Tattoo’d, just with nail polish or stick-on nails! Target’s price is $16.99, so it won’t be as big as Featherageous or All Glammed Up were.

Bratz Mermaidz is pretty easy to picture. We’re hoping that they have loooong, colorful hair and really exotic looking tails/fashions! It’s possible that a transforming feature will be included, but we’re actually hoping that there are no real gimmicks attached to this line. Target’s price is $24.99, so this looks to be one of the bigger lines for next spring!

Bratz Bahama Beach is the beach line fans have been begging for! We love that MGA’s giving the girlz a location for their beach this time, and hopefully the Bahamas will have some influence on the look of the whole line. Target’s price is $12.99, which is surprisingly low for a beach line! We’re not sure if these prices are MGA’s SRPs, or prices set by Target themselves, so the line could go a few different ways. If $12.99 is Target’s set price for them, it’s likely that this line will be a basic collection, along the lines of Strut it!, Style it!, etc. If $12.99 is the SRP set by MGA, it’s possible that we’ll be seeing two swimsuits, and maybe even a few little accessories with each doll! We so hope it’s the latter of the two, but we’ll have to wait and see!

Bratz In The Wild totally sounds like one of the Bratz’ famous safari-themed lines! If you all remember, we reported on a possible new “Bratz Wild Things” line coming next year a few months back. Could this be the same thing? The tag we found has it for $22.99, and Target’s price says $24.99, which are very close, so it’s pretty likely! The price has us really psyched, because it suggests that this line will be continuing the tradition of MGA’s “Wild” lines coming with two fashions and a decent amount of accessories too! We can’t wait to see this line!

Now, what about Bratzillaz, the wicked teen witch cousins of the Bratz? Target also has a listing in their computers for “Bratzillaz Hat Ma”, which is…interesting to say the least. Our guess is that we’ll be seeing a “hat maker”, probably a set for Bratzillaz fans to make their own witch hats. This kind of stuff usually doesn’t interest us that much, but it will be cool to see how this comes out. Target’s price is $34.99, so it sounds like it will be a pretty big deal…

What are all of your predictions? Are you as stoked as we are for the new Bratz? Let us know on twitter (@BratzBoulevard), facebook (facebook.com/BratzBoulevard), or on the forum at BratzBoulevard.com!

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
Bratz Boulevard

Hey Bratz Fans!

Remember last year’s WalMart exclusive Black Friday Bratz dolls? Well they’re back again in all-new fashions! Check out the catalog shot below

One of the Meygans and one of the Cloes for this year’s Bratz Black Friday line! Click to view full-size

Looks like we can expect Cloe, Meygan, and no-doubt Yasmin to be in this year’s assortment again. Oddly-enough, the girls look to be sporting last year’s faces too! But some things that are definitely not recycled are those outfits! From the looks of these two, we can look forward to some skirts being in the mix, and what we’re most excited for – Heart Breakerz shoes! So what do you guys think? Let us know in the forum, or tweet us @BratzBoulevard πŸ™‚

Stay Tuned & Β Stay Stylin’!
Bratz Boulevard

Hey Bratz Fans!

Today’s update comes from the Bratz facebook page, who today shared a photo of the brand new Totally Tattooed Sasha doll!

Bratz Totally Tattooed Sasha!

Sasha’s a total stunner in this line! We are all over those red highlights she’s workin’, and her outfit is HOT! While we were half-expecting to see her in gold, as the others are in their 2008 “signature colors”, we also hoped to see her in a bright yellow with black since none of the others are in metallics, but we LOVE how she turned out! This line is most definitely one that we can’t wait to get our hands on!

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!

Bratz Boulevard

Hey Bratz Fans!

Today we have an awesome update to share – most of the amazon.de listings we previously reported on, now have photos up! We learned this earlier today, after our friend Muhammed posted some of the photos on flickr. As usual, you can find all of the listings and their HUGE photos here!

On the left is Chic Mystique Cloe, Yasmin, and Jade before their transformation, and on the right is them after! As always, click the photo to see everything up close!

First, Chic Mystique! These dolls are absolutely amazing! Their costumes are so over-the-top and glamorous, even more so than last year’s Masquerade line! One of our absolute favorite features of this line is their amazing, sky-high heels! The stunning contrasting colors in all of their dresses are very appealing too, and the glittery makeup and candy-colored hair are gorgeous! Their masks are also very glittery and dramatic, actually this line reminds us a bit of Nicki Minaj (Which we love, LOL!) Their dresses transform, apparently when the front “flaps” are lifted and an array of colorful tulle ruffles are revealed! It appears as if their wings will pop up from their backs, Buzz Lightyear style too. This line will also include Sasha, but as she isn’t available in Germany, her photo is still to be seen. πŸ™‚

Bratz Boutique Yasmin, Cloe, and Jade with their stores! As always, click the photo to see everything up close!

Next, Bratz Boutique! This line is absolutely jaw-dropping! As we already knew, each doll includes their own personalized store stocked full of fun accessories, and now we can see it all up close! We are so thrilled to see that the dolls to include everything mentioned in our previous report on them, and also that the dolls almost completely match their prototypes! The only differences are their sunglasses, and the way their shoes are painted. Yasmin looks very “Pretty Princess” in her casual boho look, which is very retro with her fringed vest, bell-bottom jeans and psychedelic scarf! Her store, “Yasmin Chic & Co.” has a gorgeous purple floral dress on display (on its included mannequin!) as well as two pairs of earrings – in addition to the pair she’s got on, boho brown ankle-boots that are ready to be bought in their included shoe box, a counter with chirping scanner sound effects, and a shopping bag to wrap up whatever Pretty Princess purchases! Cloe is our absolute favorite in this line. Her outfit is SUPER trendy! From her “bump” hairstyle and black aviator frames, to her chic rose-patterned skirt, Angel’s got it all in this set! Her store has a fantastic zebra dress with shoulder pads, which are pretty big right now! The shoes she has out are a dark peach version of the boots available in Yasmin’s store as well. Jade’s store is very “Kool Kat” with a slight hipster vibe! Jade herself is rockin’ some crazy cool camo skinnies in black and white, with a striped shirt and trendy fur vest to top it off – Peep that big kitty bag too, so cute! The dress Jade has out is perhaps the most detailed in the line (so far, keep in mind that we still haven’t seen Sasha!) with awesome netted details and a black and pink cat pattern! Her shoes are white with red bottoms (very Louboutin) and her counter is actually a different mold from Cloe’s and Yasmin’s. We’re guessing Sasha will have this counter too, in a different color.

The Bratzillaz Secret Message Pad! As always, click the photo to see everything up close!

And finally, is the Bratzillaz Secret Message Pad! This funky tablet allows you to write a hidden message using the included broomstick pen, and then a black light back light (Try saying that five times fast!) will reveal all! The set also doubles as a wicked photo frame for showing off your awesome memories!

That’s all for now guys, but we’ll keep you all updated when more news comes out! πŸ™‚

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!

Bratz Boulevard