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Hey Bratz Fans!

Just over a week ago, we unveiled some amazing Bratz designs by Youngsin Kwon from that mysterious era in 2009 when the girlz’ fate was still in legal limbo. Seeing some of those sketches and prototypes gave us all an awesome look at what almost was, as well as a behind-the-scenes-peek at some of the released dolls in their earliest forms! Being as nosy curious as we are, we just had to try and reach out to the designer herself, and to our delight, she got back to us! Since her time with the Bratz, Youngsin has totally kept herself busy as a successful designer at huge places like A&F, Disney Korea, Sanrio, and is currently designing for Korea’s largest toy company, Young Toys! And despite her understandably packed schedule, Miss Kwon has agreed to let us interview her, and we want you to help us!

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Keep in mind how totally monumental this is! Before now, we’d probably never learn anything more about what MGA had planned for the Bratz in fall 2009, and certainly not into 2010, but now we’ve got direct access to the woman who designed it all! This is also a great opportunity to learn more about what it takes to become a fashion designer, as well as the process of designing for Bratz, and dolls in general! Aren’t you psyched?! 😀

You can comment your questions below, or submit them on facebook, twitter, tumblr, and flickr too!

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Bratz Boulevard

Hey Bratz Fans! We’ve finally got some Bratz news to share, or well, it’s news to us! The blog of a former MGA designer was brought to our attention, and we are floored by what’s on it! The blog is called Sparkling and Sensuous, and is that of Youngsin Kwon, former Bratz & Moxie Girlz designer for MGA! In 2011 (How on Earth did we all miss this?!), Kwon posted quite a few of her designs for the Bratz, and Moxie Girlz, and we are living! Check them all out below.

Top L-R: Unreleased Costume Party Jade, Unreleased Alter Ego Jade, Fall 2008 Passion 4 Fashion Cloe. Bottom L-R: Unreleased Costume Party Yasmin, Play Sportz X-Treme Motocross Jade, Fall 2008 Passion 4 Fashion Cloe. Click to view BIG full size!

Top L-R: Unreleased Costume Party Jade, Unreleased Alter Ego Jade, Fall 2008 Passion 4 Fashion Cloe. Bottom L-R: Unreleased Costume Party Yasmin, Play Sportz X-Treme Motocross Jade, Fall 2008 Passion 4 Fashion Cloe. Click to view BIG full size!

Some of these should look pretty familiar to you guys, like the unreleased 2009 Costume Party line that was briefly on mgae.com, or the Passion 4 Fashion fall 2008 line which obviously did come out, but is it not totally AMAZING to see them in their earliest stages on paper?! It’s also fun to note how the designs were changed for production. And what shouldn’t look familiar is the never-before-heard-of Alter Ego line! We have to wonder if this idea is what led to the Moxie Girlz’ spring 2010 More2Me range? The designs Jade is rockin’ here are totally more edgy than anything from that, though. Imagine a Jade with hair like that?! *_*

Top L-R: Party 2009 Yasmin, Unreleased Magic Hair Fall 09 Jade, Pampered Petz Jade. Bottom L-R: Party 2009 Sasha, Unreleased Magic Hair Fall 09 Yasmin, Pampered Petz Yasmin. Click to view full size!

Top L-R: Party 2009 Yasmin, Unreleased Magic Hair Fall 09 Jade, Pampered Petz Jade. Bottom L-R: Party 2009 Sasha, Unreleased Magic Hair Fall 09 Yasmin, Pampered Petz Yasmin. Click to view full size!

This second set is especially interesting, as we get a peek at what was planned for the fall 2009 Magic Hair range! Previously, there was just a prototype for the Big Bratz Yasmin from the line (Note the obvious “scene queen” inspiration!) From what we have so far, it looks like the focus would have been on color, but maybe cutting layers, too? So many questions! Also worth noting is Party Sasha’s adorable sketch with her more textured, and lighter-colored, hair! Thank goodness those sneakers were upgraded to Princess heels though 😉

Top L-R: Iconz Jade, Unreleased Best Friends Cloe & Yasmin 2-pack. Bottom L-R: Iconz Sasha, Unreleased Rebel Royalty Jade! Click to view full size.

Top L-R: Iconz Jade, Unreleased Best Friends Cloe & Yasmin 2-pack. Bottom L-R: Iconz Sasha, Unreleased Rebel Royalty Jade! Click to view full size.

The third and final set of Bratz designs is one that really stands out to us, ‘cuz we get a peek at the original ideas for Iconz (Jade’s parasol – eep! And again, thank goodness for editing in Sasha’s case, LOL), as well as the original (Again very “Scene Queen”-influenced) Best Friends 2-pack, which eventually ended up with the Moxie Girlz, and another totally NEW discover, the “Rebel Royalty” line! Now it’s no secret that MGA had toyed with that idea before, as the working titles for the fan-fave Bratz Princess line were “Rebel Princess” and “Ragin’ Royals”, but who would have suspected a more urban, street-fashioned sequel was in the works for ’09, or maybe even 2010?! We love love LOVE the inclusion of the mask, and that yellow fur!

Top L-R: Basic Fall 2010 Avery (On Kellan!), Magic Snow Sophina, Unreleased Costume Party Clown Sophina. Bottom L-R: Unreleased "Granola Girl" Monet, Magic Snow Avery, and Magic Hair Stamp 'n' Style Sophina! Click to view BIG full size

Top L-R: Basic Fall 2010 Avery (On Kellan!), Magic Snow Sophina, Unreleased Costume Party Clown Sophina. Bottom L-R: Unreleased “Granola Girl” Monet, Magic Snow Avery, and Magic Hair Stamp ‘n’ Style Sophina! Click to view BIG full size

And while some of you might not be too into the Moxie Girlz, we couldn’t leave out the FAB sketches for them! Sophina’s crimps are everything, and we can only imagine what “Granola Girl” was for x) So, what are your thoughts? Anything you wish we got in 2009? Any ideas you’d like to see revisited at some point? Sound off on facebook, twitter, and tumblr!

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Hey Bratz Fans!

It’s been a slow news year for us, so we’re sorry for the lack of Bratz updates! But we finally do have something cool to share about our favorite Girls With a Passion for Fashion – We got our hands on the official prototypes and inspiration boards for this year’s international exclusive My Passion Wave 2 Yasmin and Meygan dolls! Check ’em out below 🙂

Check out the Bratz' resident beauty guru, Meygan! Click to view full size.

Check out the Bratz’ resident beauty guru, Meygan! Click to view full size.

Indie rocker Yasmin - or should we say Felicia?! Click to view full size.

Indie rocker Yasmin – or should we say Felicia?! Click to view full size.

How seriously stunning are these two?! Luckily (Well for those of you who live in the few places these were sold!) the finished dolls don’t differ too much – Meygan’s accessories actually got a little more detailed, taking some clear inspiration from the makeup case shown in her mood board. One thing we’re extremely curious about is “Indie Song Writer Felicia“! Yes, you’re reading that right, Pretty Princess was going to be a brand new Felicia! To be honest, we’re so relieved that didn’t end up happening. Can you imagine the agony of never being able to own her?! Nonetheless, it’s good to know she’s still being considered by MGA and we would totally LOVE to see the earliest prototype for her as Fe.

So what are your thoughts?! Comment below, or let us know on facebook or twitter!

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Bratz Boulevard

Hey Bratz Fans!

Even more new 2014 Bratz dolls have been showing up on taobao lately!! Today’s finds include Project Bratz Yasmin, as well as new photos of the previously-spotted Cloe & Jade!

Project Bratz! L-R: Yasmin, Cloe, and Jade! Click to view full-size

Project Bratz! L-R: Yasmin, Cloe, and Jade! Click to view full-size

Note that Yasmin appears to have the same brand new screening as the other 2014 Yas from taobao, but in a much more colorful makeup palette. Could these stunning new screenings be the girlz’ next batch of “signature faces”? We sure hope so! Her dress might look familiar to some, as it has been floating around taobao for quite a while now, only with a pink and green checkerboard pattern instead of the new psychedellic wavey print which we’re assuming is the final look. And speaking of final looks, note that Cloe’s dress is now pink, purple and silver rather than gold! In all honesty, we kind of prefer gold, but the design is cute regardless 🙂

Yasmin's dress! Click to view full-size.

Yasmin’s dress! Click to view full-size.

The listing for Yas also included this nice close-up of her dress. We are totally loving the black white and yellow color scheme and totally bold, graphic print!!

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Bratz Boulevard

 

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!

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Bratz Boulevard

Hey Bratz Fans!

Tonight we’ve FINALLY got a photo of a new Bratz line for fall 2013! This update comes to us thanks to our amazing collector friend Matt, aka Clawdeena9! He spotted these on taobao, and we couldn’t be more grateful!

Bratz My Passion! L-R: Cloe, Sasha, Jade, and Yasmin! Click to view full-size

Bratz My Passion! L-R: Cloe, Sasha, Jade, and Yasmin! Click to view full-size

O M G! How amazing are they?! All four of them are just amazing, honestly even better than we expected! Cloe is WORKING her website designer look with those glasses and streaks! Bunny Boo is a fave of ours too in her fashion designer getup – love the yellow streaks and cute tape measurer! And peep the new cat-eye screening 😉 Jade is just fantastic!! Crimped bob with a Missoni print dress?! Yes please! And Yasmin is ready to start the party in her rockin’ hot DJ look – so obsessed with her gloves and microbraids!

So, what are YOUR thoughts on this fab new line?! Are you excited to see the girlz rockin’ careers for the first time ever? Thanks again to Matt for sharing this amazing find with us!

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Bratz Boulevard

UPDATE! We now have boxed  photos of Yasmin, Jade, and Sasha. Note the new shoe mold on Bunny Boo!

Jade. Click to see in full.

Jade. Click to see in full.

My Passion Sasha

Sasha! Note the NEW shoe mold!! Click to view full-size

Yasmin. Click to view in full.

Yasmin. Click to view in full.

LOVE this line!!! Though we’ll be honest, thes dolls are a bit of a small let down in comparison to the dolls shown on the back of the box. The fashions are identical thankfully, but the fabrics look a little bit cheaper (Mostly Yasmin), and all of them have recycled faces… Plus, where are Jade’s crimps?!

UPDATE #2! Cloe has been revealed and we are happy to say that she still looks 100% awesome! 

Cloe! Click to view in full.

Cloe! Click to view in full.

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