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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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Hey Bratz Fans!

Just the other day, we reported that the new Bratzillaz dolls would be in stores any day now, and they are! Yesterday, MyScene Hangout member sisterskipper, reported that she found all but Sashabella Paws in her local store in Cedar Rapids, Iowa! While she hasn’t posted any photos due to lack of camera, she was kind enough to offer a detailed description, as follows;

“bratzillaz found in cedar rapids iowa. i saw all but sasha. they look to be barbie size, definetly not bratz
sized. i held up a box next to monster high doll and looks to be taller. i didn’t have money nor a camera
so no pics. also they don’t seem to come with there pet, but it’s pictured on the box and a stand is included,
no outfits yet. in person i liked jade j’adore, the cloe, the megana. yamsin was okay. so be on the look out,
they eye are glass and to me are huge. i am not a huge bratz fan, because of the body and snap on feet, these look
up my alley”

So these girls will be about 11.5 inches tall, and $19.99 each in the US! Very interesting about the eyes looking huge. We can’t wait to post some sightings of our own! 😉

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!

Bratz Boulevard

Hey Bratz Fans!

Today, our awesome buddy Teahoshi shared a link to one of the press releases about GBK’s Gift Suite at this year’s MTV Movie Awards – where the Bratzillaz made their public debut! The full article can be read here on LA’s The Place 🙂 The following is an excerpt from the article, where the Bratz and Bratzillaz are discussed:

MGA Entertainment, showcased their Bratz True Hope bald dolls in celebration of their historic arrival at Toys R Us in mid-June. MGA will also gave celebrities an exclusive first look at the new [Bratzillaz] line of dolls, not available in stores until August. [Bratzillaz] are the older cousins of Bratz and they possess magical powers. Gifted to include one [Bratzillaz] doll on site and an invitation to receive new Bratz True Hope dolls when they arrive in stores mid-June. www.mgae.com

August? Interesting… Of course, the same was said about Masquerade last year – and those made their first in-store appearance on June 21st! I guess we’ll all just have to keep an eye out. Now, photos!

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A selection of gifts at GBK’s Gift Suite at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards

In the above photo, we see a table featuring an extensive sampling of gifts – and Bratzillaz girl Meygana Boomstix is one of them! Definitely worth noting is the appearance of pleats in her skirt, just like the prototype! This leads us to wonder if we can expect some other changes on the four other dolls. Interesting for sure!

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Raini and Rico Rodriguez posing with the True Hope dolls!

Of course the True Hope dolls were in attendance too, but those are in stores now anyways hehe 😉 Still, it’s nice to see how Trend it! Shadi’s outfit looks on Cloe ^_^

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!

Bratz Boulevard

Hey Bratz Fans!

MGA has officially started promoting the Bratzillaz today, launching their US facebook page! Check out their new slogan; “Where Magic Meets Glam”, and that new artwork too with all five core girls!

New artwork! We think from L-R, it’s: Cloetta Spelletta, Sashabella Paws, Jade J’Adore, Yasmina Clairvoya, and Meygana Broomstix!

Speaking of the artwork, what are everyone’s thoughts on their hair? The first artwork we saw from Toy Fair looked very similar to the art on the page, but then when photos of the dolls leaked, their hair was very different! Now, the final artwork is featuring their Toy Fair hairstyles again. Intriguing for sure! We’ll keep everyone posted with updates, but for now, go “Like” the Bratzillaz on facebook at facebook.com/Bratzillaz!

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!

Bratz Boulevard