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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!

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
Bratz Boulevard

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 & BZs!

Alex here with an exclusive first look at the latest addition to Bratzillaz Academy, sparkly sea witch Fianna Fins! A friend of ours at MGA was sweet enough to send me a sampling of this spring’s lines, and Miss Fins was included!

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Fianna Fins in her box! Click to view full-size

In the box, she looked just as I had expected. While I was over-the-moon to be the first person to own her, I wasn’t surprised by her appearance or anything in-box (After all, we exclusively unveiled her a while back here at BratzBoulevard.com!). I was happy to finally “get to know her” via her bio on the box though!

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How cute is Ripple? Despite Fianna not being in stores yet, this little guy has actually been spotted on shelves already, so keep an eye out! Click to view full-size, or check out these pix and more on my flickr!

It’s not mentioned on the back of her box, but one of Fianna’s weather-changing spells is

“Moon of night,
Wind of play,
Bratzacadabra!
Send the clouds away!”

She can be heard saying it in the Bratzillaz webisode; “Midnight Beach“.

After the obligatory boxed photo session, you can believe I practically ripped this witch out of her box! I already thought she looked simply stunning, but once she was deboxed, I had fallen full head-over-snap-on-heels in love! Just check out those eyes!

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Fianna’s eyes sparkle like sand in the sunlight! Click to view full-size.

As you can see, she is just breath-takingly beautiful! I love the glittery makeup all over, and again, THOSE EYES! Oh my gosh, why they would sell her with her glasses on I’ll never understand, but at least it was a wicked sweet surprise for me as I opened her up! Her glasses are a new mold, obviously fin-inspired, and her hair is 100% silky saran that goes past her knees! The front is lightly crimped, and most of the back is just straight.

Of course, I totally love her outfit too!

Click to view full-size.

Click to view full-size.

On top is a cute strapless top in a shimmery blue scaley print, with a coral starfish in the center. On the bottom is a long “mermaid” skirt made from the same material with the same starfish on the side of her waist. Under that is a second part to her skirt, that actually comes off and doubles as her cape! Note that her panties are actually painted in a shimmery blue too so you can remove her skirt altogether and she’ll be ready for some beach fun in a cute blue bikini! There are really quite a few fashion combinations you can make with just this one doll. I didn’t photograph all of them, but you can see them in my video review of her (and the new 2nd assortment Sashabella with saran hair!) below

So what are your thoughts on Fianna Fins? Personally, I’m loving her, and totally recommend her the the most out of the entire Midnight Beach line (which says a lot, because the line as a whole is pretty amazing!). She’s actually my current fave Bratzillaz doll! Feel free to sound off on my video review’s comments section, as well as on our official facebook page, and on twitter @BratzBoulevard!

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
Alex of Bratz Boulevard

Hey Bratz Fans!

Today was the launch of a brand new, totally stylin’ Bratz app for iPad! It’s called Bratz Style Starz and is filled with fabulous features! Users can rock the mic with the Bratz girlz in a funky microphone feature, where you can sing along to some hot Bratz tunes and even add awesome effects to your voice! Also included is a rockin’ Bratz-Cam feature! In the camera, you can snap hot shots and add tons of funky fashion filters and amazing effects like glitter, and glow!  App users can even take their own faces and put them on one of the Bratz girlz’ bodies for a fun photo to share with your friends! Download the app on iTunes here, and check out some screenshots below!

Some screenshots of the new Bratz Style Starz app! Click to view full-size, and download the app in the link above!

We’re beyond psyched to download this and rock out with the Bratz! What about all of you? Let us know on twitter @BratzBoulevard or share your thoughts in the forum!

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!

By now, we’re sure everyone’s read the listings for Bratz Crystalicious on sites like Target.com, Very.co.uk, Walmart.com, etc. and has come across details like a real-working hairdryer, and glitter hairgel coming with the dolls. We’ll be the first to admit, we thought all of that was just a mistake, and that perhaps the websites were confusing the dolls with the Salon and Spa playset, which does include a real working hairdryer. Besides, we’ve got photos of the dolls in their boxes! MGA wouldn’t put out two “classes” of the same line, would they? Yes they would, and they have! Thanks to a recent listing with photos, we can now confirm that there is a deluxe version of the Bratz Crystalicious line that will include a real-working hairdryer and glitter hair gel! Check out Jade below…

Bratz Crystalicious Deluxe Jade in her box!

As you all can see, the only differences are the boxes and of course, the added hairdryer and glitter gel. The dolls themselves remain unchanged 🙂

Stay Tuned & 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