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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! 😉

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 🙂

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

 

 

 

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Happy Holidays Bratz Fans!

Today we’ve got quite the holiday treat for you all, as we have an exclusive new photo of one of next year’s Bratz!

A Jade for next year! Click to view full-size

A Jade for next year! Click to view full-size

Here’s Kool Kat! This is definitely going to be a fantasy line of some sort, just check out all of those molded wing details! Normally we wouldn’t approve, but MGA has really managed to pull this look off with lots of great, fashion-forward details! We will definitely try to get more info on this amazing line, so as always….

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
Bratz Boulevard

Bratz Four-Pack Update!

August 4, 2012

Hey Bratz Fans!

Our pal Justin has informed us that ToysRUs.com has updated their Bratz listings and now has most of this fall’s product line in stock – including the new “Fashion Stylistz” four pack that we just reported on a few hours ago! Check out the listing here 🙂

Toys R Us’ stock image for the four pack – how fierce is Sasha? Click to view full size!

We’re diggin’ all the details, but what do you guys think? Let us know in the forum!

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin!
Bratz Boulevard

Hey Bratz Fans!

Thanks to our friend Chris, AKA DudeWithDolls (Check out his flickr here!), we have a major scoop on this absolutely amazing new Toys R Us Exclusive Bratz “Fashion Stylistz” 4-pack! The pack features the core four in some amazingly detailed fashions, with pieces like fabric purses, hats, jackets, and jewelry! Check out Chris’s photo of the set at his Toys R Us store below!

The new Bratz Fashion Stylistz four-pack! Big thanks to our friend Chris for allowing us to use his photo. Click to view full-size!

According to Chris, the set was $39.99, which is pretty decent considering that just one of the dolls included would probably retail for about $19.99 alone given all of the impeccable detailing – these girls have real metal studs in their fashions, chain belts, hemmed edges, fabric bags and hats, plenty of accessories – really everything we’d expect from a Bratz prototype…in 2006! One thing that we’re especially curious about though, is the name! Fashion Stylistz was a line in 2007, with Yasmin, Cloe, and Leah taking on different tasks of a typical fashion stylist. Will there be a new line for this fall under the same name? We’ll be getting to the bottom of this soon, so keep it locked! And in the meantime, let’s discuss! Head over the forum to gush over this amazing exclusive!

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
Bratz Boulevard

Hey Bratz Fans!

Tonight we’ve got a pretty cool update on this year’s Bratz Holiday line! Our friend (And BBNTM contestant) Jason uploaded a group photo of the Holiday dolls that featured not only Yasmin, Cloe, and Jade, but Sasha as well! Check out Jason’s flickr here 🙂

Bratz Holiday 2012! L-R: Sasha, Cloe, Yasmin, and Jade! Click to view in full size.

WOW! How stunning is Sasha?! You’ll notice that Funk ‘n Glow Holiday Yasmin borrowed her dress, but in our opinions – Bunny Boo rocks it so much better! And her hair is simply amazing. We love it when Sasha has more textured hair, and the highlights make her look even better! Sasha is definitely making the top of our Christmas lists! How about all of you? Share your thoughts over at the forum!

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
Bratz Boulevard

Hey Bratz Fans!

Today we have an update regarding the heavily-discussed Bratz Miss Independance line which was confirmed earlier this year on Amazon and WalMart.com, and was also  featured in an earlier report of ours. As of last night, our friend at MGA has confirmed for us that the line has been scrapped – for now. Their exact statement on this particular topic was, “[…]I do know that miss independence is not being sold this year”. Could this mean that we’ll be seeing this line next year instead? I guess we’ll have to wait and see!

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!

Bratz Boulevard

Hey Bratz Fans!

So earlier, we shared the final promos for Boutique Cloe, Yasmin, and Jade, and now we’ve got Sasha! This photo comes from the UK toy website, Smyth’s. You can see the listing here.

Bratz Boutique Sasha!

Wow, we’re in love with Bunny Boo’s blue and purple color scheme – it’s not too often that Sasha steps out in those colors, but they look fantastic on her! The dazzlin’ dress she’s got on display at Sasha Boo & Co. is definitely the most-detailed of all four girls’ second outfits, even topping Jade’s! We adore the black and blue triangle pattern as well as the silver and black pleather trim. For her day of big spendin’ at the mall, Sasha comes wearing a funky grey top with a dramatic collar and over-the-top zipper details paired with some satin purple harem pants and matching open-toed heels! Like all of the Bratz Boutique dolls, Sasha’s store comes fully stocked with two additional pairs of earrings (plus the pair she’s got on!), a pair of boots (in purple and black), a shoe box, a display counter, a cash register with chirping scanner, a shopping bag, a purse, a bracelet, sunglasses, a mannequin that doubles as a doll stand, and of course one of the Bratz’ signature star brushes!

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!

Bratz Boulevard