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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

 

 

 

Hey Bratz Fans!

After a little browsing on taobao, we spotted one Switch-A-Witch doll from the previous article in boxed form!

One of three variants

One of three variants (click for full size)

From the looks of it, this wave of Switch-A-Witch dolls is pretty different than the first, because it just includes one set of all basic body parts and one set of fashions. It seems the actual “switching” would occur once multiple dolls have been bought, allowing for multiple interchangeable pieces. We like this idea because it’s obviously going to be much more affordable than the 45 piece set, and is a great option for fans that simply want the thrill of being able to assemble their own doll! It has us wondering though, how will fans react to basically purchasing a disassembled doll? It’s pretty different from Monster High’s idea of having booster packs, because those didn’t include torsos. They were there to add-on to the original larger packages. But with this wave 2 of Switch-A-Witch, you’ve got it all in one package. What are your thoughts? Feel free to comment, visit the boards, or tell us on Facebook!

Back of the box

Back of the box (click for full size)

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
Bratz Boulevard

Hey Bratz Fans!

Today we’ve got a new taobao find to share for all the BZs! It’s a NEW Bratzillaz Switch-a-Witch set! Very similar to the Head Gamez and Design Your Own Bratz lines of the past, Bratzillaz Switch-a-Witch allows you to create your own Bratzillaz girl with wigs, body parts, and tons of fashion accessories! Check ’em out below…

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Bratzillaz Switch-a-Witch! Click to view full-size

As you can see on the box, each set comes with over 45 pieces to mix and match! We’re loving that the dolls still have the BZ signature glass eyes, and that MGA still went all out in giving these custom cuties all the funky fashion details we’d expect from the ‘Zillaz! The checker-print girl really reminds us a lot of some of the background characters in the hit Bratzillaz web series.

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Each set includes over 45 magical pieces to create the witch of your dreams! Click to view full-size.

We must come clean and admit that these are packaged pretty similarly to Monster High’s Create-a-Monster starter packs, but we prefer these by far! glass eyes, more articulation, and more pieces overall? We are so there! MGA always did know how to make the perfect “DIY dollies” 😉

SO what are your thoughts? Let us know on facebook at facebook.com/BratzBoulevard, or tweet us @BratzBoulevard!

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
Bratz Boulevard

Hey Bratz Fans!

Tonight we’ve got some more new photos for everybody! Check out the Bratz Mysterious Mermaids Sea Stunnerz Cloe and Jade dolls boxed! As well as Bahama Beach Yasmin, Cloe, and Jade, and In the Wild Jade!

Bratz Sea Stunnerz Cloe and Jade, boxed! Click (twice) to view full-size.

Bratz Sea Stunnerz Cloe and Jade, boxed! Click (twice) to view full-size.

Bratz Bahama Beach! Click (twice) to view full-size.

Bratz Bahama Beach! Click (twice) to view full-size.

Bratz In the Wild Jade! Click (twice) to view full-size.

Bratz In the Wild Jade! Click (twice) to view full-size.

Overall, we are LOVING what we see! ITW Jade is absolutely gorgeous with those bangs and color scheme, and the Bahama Beach girls are too cute with their streaks and sizzlin’ swim wear! What are your thoughts? Tweet us @BratzBoulevard and “Like” us at facebook.com/BratzBoulevard

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
Bratz Boulevard

 

 

Hey Bratz Fans!

Thanks to our friend Connor once again for sharing these with us, we’ve got the first boxed photos of Bratzillaz newbie, Fianna Fins!

Fianna Fins! Click to view full-size!

Fianna Fins! Click to view full-size!

She is just breath-takingly beautiful! We are loving the glitter makeup she’s rockin’, and her artwork is too cool! We’re very curious about what her bikini looks like too, as her skirt is much fuller than the other Midnight Beach witches’. Hopefully she’ll be in stores very soon!

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
Bratz Boulevard

Hey Bratz Fans!

Tonight we’ve got PHOTOS of the new Bratz In the Wild Cloe & Yasmin dolls! These photos come from taobao, and we have to give a huge thanks to our friend Ammar for sharing them first on his flickr! 😀

Bratz in the Wild Cloe & Yasmin! Click to view full-size :)

Bratz in the Wild Cloe & Yasmin! Click to view full-size 🙂

WOW! What can we say? We are totally loving the fresh, trendy look of this line, as well as the updated packaging – it almost looks like an ad for a trendy boutique rather than a box for dolls! The new logo is cute, but we’re happy to see the new brushes are sporting the “classic” logo, and hope that’s a sign the change isn’t permanent. One think I’m sure everybody noticed is that our girlz are now taller! You all remember our reports on these mysterious new bodies, and how we all hoped they were strictly for the Mermaidz. Well it looks like these new bods are in effect for all of the spring lines! In all honesty, we’re still trying to adjust to them, but hope this is one change that’s just seasonal (Our girlz need to have their signature look!). On a positive note though, check out their fashions! These girls are insanely trendy! We do wish they had the cute hats from the art, but luckily we’ve got similar hats from past lines anyways. The whole idea of the line is not what we were expecting, but is still really cute! We thought we’d be getting another more heavily-safari-inspired line (a la Wild Life Safari, Adventure Girlz, etc.), but these girls look to be rockin’ some jungle-inspired casual fashions and playing with cute animals that they’ve rescued themselves! Check out the lil’ animal trivia on the backs of their boxes.

What do all of you think? Let us know on twitter (@BratzBoulevard), facebook.com/BratzBoulevard, or on the forum at BratzBoulevard.com!

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
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 🙂

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!

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
Bratz Boulevard

Hey Bratz Fans!

While checkin’ out TaoBao tonight, we found a VERY interesting new find! Check out this never-before seen outfit being modeled on a Black Friday Meygan, a Featherageous Sasha, and a Boutique Yasmin! It just screams “Wild Life” to us… Maybe it’s from the upcoming “Bratz In The Wild” line? Have a look…

Click to view full-size!

One word to describe this romper: HOT! We love the materials used, and the little glittery bowtie is a really cute touch! We cannot wait to see what this is for!

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
Bratz Boulevard

Hey Bratz Fans!

Tonight we have a major EXCLUSIVE that you cannot find anywhere else! Remember MGA’s Lady Gaga doll line that was scheduled to come out this summer? Well we have PHOTOS of the prototypes for you all to see here! Check ’em out below

Lady Gaga doll prototypes and sketch! Click to view full-size!

WOW! We can’t even type a good article right now because we’re so stunned! Look at those crazy details in her outfits! We totally hope to see these on shelves next year!

UPDATE! Hey everyone! Sorry for such a cryptic post – we were really too stoked to type more! Just some more info for you all; The dolls in Gaga’s iconic “Judas” and silver outfits were to sing “Judas” and “Poker Face”. Since Gaga’s team had MGA remove the voice chips though, there will be no singing dolls and they should be released as standard fashion dolls, along with the dolls you see in the green and piano dresses. Other products in the line included/will include (the state of the line is still somewhat of a mystery) a Head Gamez giftset featuring Lady Gaga with a few interchangeable heads and fashions, sold-separately head packs, fashion packs, and accessory packs! So are all of you as Gaga for Gaga as we are? Let us know on the forum, tweet us @BratzBoulevard, and “Like” Bratz Boulevard on facebook here!

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
Bratz Boulevard

Hey Bratz Fans!

Today we’d like to put all rumors to rest that Bratz Trend it! Vinessa, Shadi, and Meygan are cancelled. First we had the exclusive box shots, and now we’ve got photos of the dolls out of their boxes, from TaoBao! Huge thanks to our friend, and Bratz Boulevard forum member Domenic for the tip! Check ’em out below 🙂

The notorious Trend it!s (L-R): Vinessa, Meygan, and Shadi! Click to view full-size

We here at Bratz Boulevard are absolutely ecstatic about this! What do all of you think though? Let us know on the forum, or tweet us @BratzBoulevard!

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
Bratz Boulevard