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Hey Bratz Fans!

It’s officially fall, and you know what that means – time to start scouring taobao daily for new Bratz! LOL! Today we found a listing for this fall’s Bratz Special Edition Cloe doll! Until now, all we had seen of Angel was her promo pic on the back of Yasmin’s box, but now we’ve got pix of her, deboxed and lookin’ seriously stunning! Check ’em out below.

Cloe! Click to view full-size.

Cloe! Click to view full-size.

WOW! We love her, even more than Yasmin! Her makeup is gorgeous – love the red lips! Her hair also looks to be nice quality. We are so lovin’ the throwbacks in this line. Fellow super-Bratzies will note that Cloe is working a new version of Bratz Holiday 2006’s Trinity dress, but remixed in a really nice, warm red & gold color scheme. We love the little glitter detailing all over it! Also a bit of a throwback are Cloe’s shoes! We are definitely here for all the returning classic Bratz shoe molds we’ve gotten this year! Hopefully Cloe & Yasmin will show up in stores soon, just in time for the holidayz!

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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!

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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 🙂

Hey Bratz Fans!

Today, Amazon has added photos to even more of its listings for this fall’s MGA dolls! We now have photos for Bratz Costume Bash, Bratz Basic Fall 2013, and Bratzillaz Back to Magic! Check ’em all out below.

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

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

First, here is the new Bratz Basic Yasmin, Cloe, and Jade! We added Sasha to the photo as well, though we already saw – and addressed – her the other day. How amazing is this collection?! The core four is dressed to impress in super trendy fashions that also have quite a bit of edge! Yasmin’s outfit is perhaps the most on-trend in our opinions. Just look at that floral denim!! And we’re very happy to see that shoe mold again. Cloe is a major favorite of ours as well. Her look is VERY urban and edgy! The high-waisted leather shorts are HOT, as is the netted top with purple leather bustier! We aren’t incredibly thrilled about her molded purple legs, but it really isn’t an issue, and just adds to the sassy, skin-tight look of her outfit! We will say we would have loved her to include the fingerless gloves and chain belt shown in her art, but with the basic boxes being half-exposed, it makes sense for MGA to omit pieces like that, which would be incredibly easy to steal. Jade is another stunner with her edgy “goth schoolgirl”-esque look! We are so stoked to see another Jade in pigtails, and the red streaks are just awesome – we were getting bored with all the pink! Her makeup is equally rad, with her deep red lips! The outfit Kool Kat is rockin’ is too cool as well! We are loving the use of plaid, as well as the kitty face on her top – definitely a throwback to Jade’s early wardrobe!! Like Cloe, Jade also has molded leggings, but it’s really not a big deal since this line isn’t articulated anyways. The new shoe mold on Jade is amazing! We are really happy to see so many new shoes this fall, and the fact that MGA is getting back to painting the molded details make them all even better!!

L-R: Yasmin, Cloe, and Jade! Click to view massive full size.

L-R: Yasmin, Cloe, and Jade! Click to view massive full size.

And now here is this year’s “Halloween” line – Bratz Costume Bash! This line is so cool because it takes the quirkiness of the old 2006-2008 Costume Party collections, and adds a touch of last year’s Chic Mystique over-the-top attitude! It appears there’s no Sasha in the line at the moment. Yasmin is going to the bash dressed a cute cowgirl with an adorable little pink and white hat (Which is a new mold!), a bandana scarf, a tiny badge (Love it!!), and some classic Bratz Wild Wild West boots! We’d also like to point out that all three dolls come with purses. Sadly, they aren’t fabric, but the fact that we’re getting this many accessories this fall is totally something to celebrate! Cloe is probably the most OTT, as a 70’s hippie chick! We’ll admit, this look is more of a typical costume store-style hippie than a legitimate one, but we suppose that was the point of the line! A Cloe dressed in trendy boho chic clothes wouldn’t make much sense for a Costume Bash 😉 Our absolute favorite thing about this Cloe would be her shoes. No, you aren’t seeing things, MGA is seriously bringing back the fan-favorite Bratz Princess shoes for this line! We also love her long, super-curly hair and funky purple streaks! Jade would have to be our all-time favorite of the line, hands down. We don’t quite understand why she’s a gingerbread girl for Halloween – but Jade’s always been known for her quirky cool style! This doll is just SO cool and unique! From the intricately-styled white and red hair (peep the awesome “cookie” accessory!) to her (molded) stripey peppermint leggings, she is just so well put together! The little bowtie was a really great touch in our opinions! Also, note the new-new brushes. MGA updated them with the current Bratz logo!

L-R: Victoria, Sashabella, and Meygana! Click to view massive full size.

L-R: Victoria, Sashabella, and Meygana! Click to view massive full size.

And last, but most definitely not least, are Bratzillaz Back to Magic Victoria Antique, Sashabella Paws, and Meygana Broomstix! It appears the dolls we saw last time were very late prototypes, as these are a little different, and in our opinions, even better! We’re assuming Jade J’Adore and Illiana Honesty are shipped in a later assortment, as these three keep appearing together. First is Victoria Antique, who we are still totally loving! She hasn’t changed much from the last photo we saw, though now we can get a view of her witchmark (A snake! And all this time, we thought she was dragon-inspired) and her pet in the box (A wicked cute little turtle-esque creature). The box also reveals that her fave class is “The Science of Brew & Renew”, as her power is taking something old and making it new again! Next is Sashabella, who we are honestly so much more impressed with now! We’re so happy to see that she’s finally got some completely new makeup, with that fun bright palette on her eyes, and slightly more purple lips! The outfit hasn’t changed much, which is fine by us. We are beyond ecstatic to see that the dolls include fabric purses just like the Toy Fair prototypes we exclusively revealed! Meygana also got her glasses back, and traded in her completely braided hair for just a few braids in the front. Her outfit isn’t too different either, though the cape is now argile and doesn’t have the embroidered pattern on it. Worth noting is the new text on the box: “Bratzillaz House of Witchez”. We have no clue what this could be, though we are working on getting an answer if we can! It is interesting that “Glam Gets Wicked” is nowhere in sight, and the Bratzillaz name itself is considerably smaller than the new phrase. One guess we have is that it’s the name of a possible TV special or DVD? We already know that the Witchy Princess segment will have a detailed plot totally worthy of some form of media, so we don’t see why the witchez’ new casual looks couln’t be included in that if it were to happen 😉

UPDATE! One of our amazing friends at MGA has let us know that the “House of Witchez” tagline is NOT the title of anything upcoming, but rather a new way to let consumers know what the brand is about and that the ‘Zillaz are WITCHEZ. This is an awesome response to the ignorant haters, if we do say so ourselves!

So, what are your thoughts on these new fall segments? Let us know on facebook and twitter!

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Hey Bratz Fans!

Fellow fansite Bratz Heaven has once again scored a major scoop with more new amazon listings, this time for two new Bratzillaz segments coming this fall “Bratzillaz Back to Magic” and “Bratzillaz Wicked Glam Princess“!

As the title suggests, Back to Magic is a back-to-school segment for fall, featuring Meygana, Jade, Sashabella, and two new exchange students from India and China: Illiana Honesty and Victoria Antique. We’re predicting this range will be similar in concept to the first edition Bratzillaz line, in that it will include the dolls wearing signature fashions (And new fall outfits for Meygana, Jade, and Sashabella of course) as well as a stand, character spell card, and possibly a pet. Victoria Antique sounds amazing from her name alone, and seeing how the Zillaz represent different nationalities will be really fun to see! Check out links to the listings below.

Sashabella
Jade
Meygana
Illiana
Victoria

Wicked Glam Princess totally sounds like a working title to us, meaning it is likely to change, but the line sounds absolutely enchanting nonetheless! The listings’ detailed description with an actual plot make this segment sound like a biggie for fall, possibly backed by a webisode or even a DVD/TV special of some sort? We seriously hope so! Here’s the story behind the collection:

“While exploring the academy, the Bratzillaz™ discover hidden pictures of Forgotten Princesses (wt) they read about in history class. They recognized them by their birdcage hats, witchmark make-up, and their elegant dresses that look like they are from another time. The Bratzillaz™ use their magic to free the princesses from their picture frames and befriend them.”

That alone gives us super-high hopes for these witches. Birdcage hats and elegant dresses? Sounds like Glam is about to get a little Couture! Could it get any better? Of course! The three princesses in the line are Vinessa Speakers, who we’re guessing has some powers over music, Siernna Calmer, who we think might have some control over emotions, and Angelic Sounds, who we really have no clue what to expect of! Her last name sounds like she could also be a musician… The features for this line are bird-cage hats, glow-in-the-dark bird hair accessories, and probably the aforementioned elegant dresses, too! You can check out the listings for these wicked royals below.

Angelic Sounds
Siernna Calmer
Vinessa Speakers

We are beyond wicked excited for all of these new releases! How about all of you? Let us know on our facebook page, or tweet us!

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Hey Bratz Fans!

Today’s awesome update comes to you thanks to fellow Bratz fansite, Bratz Heaven! Thanks to their super-sleuthing abilities, we now have Amazon links to the new Bratz Action Heroez and Bratz My Passion dolls! Both of these lines are presumably for fall, but the fact that they’re already on Amazon (though no photos yet) and – at least for the heroez – even listed in Target’s database, makes us wonder if these could be a “mid-season” release. Kind of like True Hope coming out in June, rather than August last year!

Action Heroez is super exciting, based on the confirmed characters alone! Cloe & Yasmin of course, but also Roxxi, Phoebe, and Shira! No word on what their superpowers are, but their listings confirm that each doll will include a mini figure which unlocks an augmented reality game online! Check out the listings below:

Yasmin
Cloe
Roxxi
Phoebe
Shira

Be sure to give yourselves a pat on the back for helping to bring back Roxxi, Phoebe, and Shira, too! When it came time to choose who went in what lines this fall, MGA went to our survey results and used some of your fan faves! We can’t wait to see who else is coming back this year 🙂

And the next new line is called “My Passion”. This line is something Bratzies have been requesting for a LONG time – the Bratz unleashing their passions and working their dream jobs! This line features the core-four, and each girl has a different career. Check out their listings below!

Yasmin – Music DJ
Cloe – Web Designer
Sasha – Fashion Designer
Jade – Fashion Blogger

We LOVE how this sounds, and we love even more that the Bratz’ careers are outside of the box and not the typical “career doll”-type jobs like a “babysitter” or a “pet vet”.

A BIG thank you again to Bratz Heaven for sharing these exciting updates with us all, and we’ll see if we can find out anything else about them!

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Hey Bratz Fans!

Tonight we’ve got another update on the upcoming Bratzillaz Switch-A-Witch line! Now up on taobao are some pieces from the 2nd wave of SAW sets, as advertised on the back of the 1st wave box. Check ’em out below!

These are the assembled dolls that were up. As you can see, the two-toned theme is continuing, and actually going even more over-the-top for wave 2! Click to view full-size.

These are the assembled dolls that were up. As you can see, the two-toned theme is continuing, and actually going even more over-the-top for wave 2! Click to view full-size.

As you can see, the second wave is taking the two-toned theme of the 1st wave and bringing it way over the top in BRIGHT colors with wicked funky costume makeup! The shapes over the witches’ eyes totally remind us of Jem and the Holograms! Assuming the fashion pieces shown are actually for these sets, it looks like floral prints will be a big theme as well. We love how trendy the fashions are, while still having that Bratzillaz fantasy edge! If the blue and white witch is wearing her boots, it looks like some new shoe molds are to be expected as well.

A sampling of wigs and skirts for Switch-A-Witch wave 2. Click to view full-size.

A sampling of wigs and skirts for Switch-A-Witch wave 2. Click to view full-size.

Above are a few of the wigs and skirts that were also listed. We’re not sure if the pink bob is actually from the set, or if they just put a Moxie Teenz wig on the head, but we thought it was worth including just in case. We’re loving the two-toned bob in ice white and electric lime green!

So what are your thoughts on the new Bratzillaz Switch-A-Witch wave 2 sets so far? We love how wild and bright they are! Sound off in the comments, tweet us @BratzBoulevard, or “Like” us at facebook.com/BratzBoulevard!

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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!

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