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Just over a week ago, we unveiled some amazing Bratz designs by Youngsin Kwon from that mysterious era in 2009 when the girlz’ fate was still in legal limbo. Seeing some of those sketches and prototypes gave us all an awesome look at what almost was, as well as a behind-the-scenes-peek at some of the released dolls in their earliest forms! Being as nosy curious as we are, we just had to try and reach out to the designer herself, and to our delight, she got back to us! Since her time with the Bratz, Youngsin has totally kept herself busy as a successful designer at huge places like A&F, Disney Korea, Sanrio, and is currently designing for Korea’s largest toy company, Young Toys! And despite her understandably packed schedule, Miss Kwon has agreed to let us interview her, and we want you to help us!

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Keep in mind how totally monumental this is! Before now, we’d probably never learn anything more about what MGA had planned for the Bratz in fall 2009, and certainly not into 2010, but now we’ve got direct access to the woman who designed it all! This is also a great opportunity to learn more about what it takes to become a fashion designer, as well as the process of designing for Bratz, and dolls in general! Aren’t you psyched?! 😀

You can comment your questions below, or submit them on facebook, twitter, tumblr, and flickr too!

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Hey Bratz Fans! We’ve finally got some Bratz news to share, or well, it’s news to us! The blog of a former MGA designer was brought to our attention, and we are floored by what’s on it! The blog is called Sparkling and Sensuous, and is that of Youngsin Kwon, former Bratz & Moxie Girlz designer for MGA! In 2011 (How on Earth did we all miss this?!), Kwon posted quite a few of her designs for the Bratz, and Moxie Girlz, and we are living! Check them all out below.

Top L-R: Unreleased Costume Party Jade, Unreleased Alter Ego Jade, Fall 2008 Passion 4 Fashion Cloe. Bottom L-R: Unreleased Costume Party Yasmin, Play Sportz X-Treme Motocross Jade, Fall 2008 Passion 4 Fashion Cloe. Click to view BIG full size!

Top L-R: Unreleased Costume Party Jade, Unreleased Alter Ego Jade, Fall 2008 Passion 4 Fashion Cloe. Bottom L-R: Unreleased Costume Party Yasmin, Play Sportz X-Treme Motocross Jade, Fall 2008 Passion 4 Fashion Cloe. Click to view BIG full size!

Some of these should look pretty familiar to you guys, like the unreleased 2009 Costume Party line that was briefly on mgae.com, or the Passion 4 Fashion fall 2008 line which obviously did come out, but is it not totally AMAZING to see them in their earliest stages on paper?! It’s also fun to note how the designs were changed for production. And what shouldn’t look familiar is the never-before-heard-of Alter Ego line! We have to wonder if this idea is what led to the Moxie Girlz’ spring 2010 More2Me range? The designs Jade is rockin’ here are totally more edgy than anything from that, though. Imagine a Jade with hair like that?! *_*

Top L-R: Party 2009 Yasmin, Unreleased Magic Hair Fall 09 Jade, Pampered Petz Jade. Bottom L-R: Party 2009 Sasha, Unreleased Magic Hair Fall 09 Yasmin, Pampered Petz Yasmin. Click to view full size!

Top L-R: Party 2009 Yasmin, Unreleased Magic Hair Fall 09 Jade, Pampered Petz Jade. Bottom L-R: Party 2009 Sasha, Unreleased Magic Hair Fall 09 Yasmin, Pampered Petz Yasmin. Click to view full size!

This second set is especially interesting, as we get a peek at what was planned for the fall 2009 Magic Hair range! Previously, there was just a prototype for the Big Bratz Yasmin from the line (Note the obvious “scene queen” inspiration!) From what we have so far, it looks like the focus would have been on color, but maybe cutting layers, too? So many questions! Also worth noting is Party Sasha’s adorable sketch with her more textured, and lighter-colored, hair! Thank goodness those sneakers were upgraded to Princess heels though 😉

Top L-R: Iconz Jade, Unreleased Best Friends Cloe & Yasmin 2-pack. Bottom L-R: Iconz Sasha, Unreleased Rebel Royalty Jade! Click to view full size.

Top L-R: Iconz Jade, Unreleased Best Friends Cloe & Yasmin 2-pack. Bottom L-R: Iconz Sasha, Unreleased Rebel Royalty Jade! Click to view full size.

The third and final set of Bratz designs is one that really stands out to us, ‘cuz we get a peek at the original ideas for Iconz (Jade’s parasol – eep! And again, thank goodness for editing in Sasha’s case, LOL), as well as the original (Again very “Scene Queen”-influenced) Best Friends 2-pack, which eventually ended up with the Moxie Girlz, and another totally NEW discover, the “Rebel Royalty” line! Now it’s no secret that MGA had toyed with that idea before, as the working titles for the fan-fave Bratz Princess line were “Rebel Princess” and “Ragin’ Royals”, but who would have suspected a more urban, street-fashioned sequel was in the works for ’09, or maybe even 2010?! We love love LOVE the inclusion of the mask, and that yellow fur!

Top L-R: Basic Fall 2010 Avery (On Kellan!), Magic Snow Sophina, Unreleased Costume Party Clown Sophina. Bottom L-R: Unreleased "Granola Girl" Monet, Magic Snow Avery, and Magic Hair Stamp 'n' Style Sophina! Click to view BIG full size

Top L-R: Basic Fall 2010 Avery (On Kellan!), Magic Snow Sophina, Unreleased Costume Party Clown Sophina. Bottom L-R: Unreleased “Granola Girl” Monet, Magic Snow Avery, and Magic Hair Stamp ‘n’ Style Sophina! Click to view BIG full size

And while some of you might not be too into the Moxie Girlz, we couldn’t leave out the FAB sketches for them! Sophina’s crimps are everything, and we can only imagine what “Granola Girl” was for x) So, what are your thoughts? Anything you wish we got in 2009? Any ideas you’d like to see revisited at some point? Sound off on facebook, twitter, and tumblr!

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Hey Bratz Fans!

It’s been a slow news year for us, so we’re sorry for the lack of Bratz updates! But we finally do have something cool to share about our favorite Girls With a Passion for Fashion – We got our hands on the official prototypes and inspiration boards for this year’s international exclusive My Passion Wave 2 Yasmin and Meygan dolls! Check ’em out below 🙂

Check out the Bratz' resident beauty guru, Meygan! Click to view full size.

Check out the Bratz’ resident beauty guru, Meygan! Click to view full size.

Indie rocker Yasmin - or should we say Felicia?! Click to view full size.

Indie rocker Yasmin – or should we say Felicia?! Click to view full size.

How seriously stunning are these two?! Luckily (Well for those of you who live in the few places these were sold!) the finished dolls don’t differ too much – Meygan’s accessories actually got a little more detailed, taking some clear inspiration from the makeup case shown in her mood board. One thing we’re extremely curious about is “Indie Song Writer Felicia“! Yes, you’re reading that right, Pretty Princess was going to be a brand new Felicia! To be honest, we’re so relieved that didn’t end up happening. Can you imagine the agony of never being able to own her?! Nonetheless, it’s good to know she’s still being considered by MGA and we would totally LOVE to see the earliest prototype for her as Fe.

So what are your thoughts?! Comment below, or let us know on facebook or twitter!

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NEW Novi Stars for 2014!

October 10, 2014

Hey Bratz – and Novi Stars – Fans!

We’ve got some totally cosmic, and quite surprising news: There are in fact brand new Novi Stars dolls for 2014! You all might remember earlier this year, when we confirmed that the brand (As well as Bratzillaz) would be taking an “international holiday” of sorts during 2014, and not a peep about them has been heard since! Until now, that is. Four brand new characters in the Supernovas and Novi Stars Invasion lines have been spotted on several Russian shopping sites! Check ’em out below.

Novi Stars Super Novas Doe A. Deere is fuzzy to touch! Click to view full-size.

Novi Stars Super Novas Doe A. Deere is fuzzy to touch! Click to view full-size.

Novi Stars SuperNovas Justina

Novi Stars SuperNovas Justina Hour has moving eyes! Click to view full-size.

Novi Stars Invasion Carmela Sweet is gummy soft and bendable! Click to view full-size.

Novi Stars Invasion Carmela Sweet is gummy soft and bendable! Click to view full-size.

Novi Stars Invasion Frostina Sprinkles is filled with sprinkles! Click to view full-size.

Novi Stars Invasion Frostina Sprinkles is filled with sprinkles! Click to view full-size.

This is definitely out-of-this-world and unexpected! We’re happy to see MGA is keeping their word on the Novis, and it gives us hope for the ‘Zillaz, too! These four new invaders are all really cute and cleverly-designed (Though we must admit the budget seems considerably lower than when they were a full brand) and should they ever hit North America, we’ll be picking them up! As for where anyone else can, it’s hard to say! They’ve only been seen on Russian websites so far, but it’s totally possible they could be going to the UK and other countries as well. We’ll be sure to ask our peeps at MGA and give you all the scoop when we get it!

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Hey Bratz Fans!

****6/23/14 UPDATE!****
We have received confirmation from MGA that our theory was in fact correct! The “Bratz Classicz” title is NOT just a one-off release, but will actually be an umbrella title used to cover all existing Bratz media – The movies & TV episodes! Hooray!

As we’re sure you all remember, a few months back, the Bratz took to their official facebook to ask the fans what they would like to be the title of an upcoming Bratz TV series box set! Of course, everybody was jumping for joy – this would mark the first ever box set of the Bratz TV series to ever be released in the US, and was a definite major step in the right direction for the Bratz’ marketing! Now, a little bit later, a new Bratz DVD box set has popped up at Walmart stores very unexpectedly, using the winning title: “Bratz Classicz”! However it is not at all what anyone was expecting… Check out the cover below, found and shared on instagram by the amazing littlemissnoname!

Bratz Classicz 6 Movie Collection! Click to view full size.

Bratz Classicz 6 Movie Collection! Click to view full size.

Hm… Unless this is the first in a series of DVDs under the title, we’re honestly disappointed! The Bratz have already released box sets of their movies – and ones that made more sense at that (Bratz Go To Paris is included, but not Rock Angelz…?). And that aside, the packaging looks a little random and not nearly as iconic or retrospective as many fans were hoping based on the title. The stars and gradient backgrounds are borrowed from 2010’s branding, while the “art” is from the Passion 4 Fashion Diamondz DVD cover, and the logo and impact font are all from last year! We’re seriously hoping this is just one release in an upcoming series of “Bratz Classicz”, perhaps as a one-off release just for Walmart (Note that it’s an exclusive, and the surprisingly low price for a box set). You can trust that we’ll be asking our peeps at MGA for the full story! So…

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Hey Bratz Fans!

It’s been exactly one month since our last post. Again, we are so sorry for the lack of news! But all of that doesn’t matter today, because it’s a very special occasion for Bratz fans everywhere! 13 years ago today, the world was introduced to “The Girls With a Passion for Fashion!” – Yasmin, Cloe, Sasha, and Jade – and things have never been the same since! So here’s to the Bratz Pack! They may be on hiatus during 2014, but we can assure you there are big things cooking for their comeback next fall, so in the meantime, let’s celebrate!

 

Happy Birthday Bratz! And Bratz fans, don’t forget to post your fab b-day wishes on the girlz’ facebook page!

Happy Birthday Bratz 2014

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Hey Bratz Fans!

Today we’ve got even more new 2014 Bratz to share from taobao! One is a gorgeous new Cloe, presumably from the Project line (She’s wearing one of the dresses we posted about before), and the other is another listing for the also-gorgeous new Yasmin found the other day! Check out the pix below 🙂

Cloe and Yasmin! Click to view full size

Cloe and Yasmin! Click to view full size

How totally ADORABLE is the new Cloe screening?! Much like the new Jade’s face, we get some major Slumber Party screening vibes from her! She also looks to have a face very similar to those used on the one-of-a-kind dolls MGA sent a fan earlier this year – Love it! And the dress looks amazing on her too! We love the super-girly color scheme with the very edgy design 🙂 And of course we have seen this new Yasmin before, but here is a new photo! This should confirm that this outfit is in fact her’s.

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Hey Bratz Fans!

It’s Novemer, and you all know what that means – Spring Bratz on Taobao! We’ve been combing the site daily for a few weeks now and have tracked down a few goodies that could be from the Bratz 2014 wardrobe! Check ’em out below 🙂

L-R: Moxie Girlz Cotton Candy Style Avery in a new fashion, Cotton Candy Style Sophina in her stock outfit, a brand new 2014 Sophina in My Passion Cloe's top and brand new leggings, and a brand new 2014 Monet wearing a "duct tape"-style dress, possibly for Project Bratz! Click to view full size.

L-R: Moxie Girlz Cotton Candy Style Avery in a new fashion, Cotton Candy Style Sophina in her stock outfit, a brand new 2014 Sophina in My Passion Cloe’s top and brand new leggings, and a brand new 2014 Monet wearing a “duct tape”-style dress, possibly for Project Bratz! Click to view full size.

These pieces just went up today! The one we’re most sure about is the vinyl dress Monet (far right) is wearing, as it appears too big for her, and also matches the “duct tape” descriptions of the Project Bratz line. We think this is a hot dress and would look fab on Yasmin with the right accessories! It kind of reminds us of 2009’s Pampered Petz Yasmin, mixed with some of the vinyl fashions that defined that era for Bratz. Other new pieces here are the pineapple print leggings on Sophina (3rd) and the red, green and purple grape dress on Avery (Far left). We’re kind of hoping those fruity pieces are actually for Moxie girlz, since they seem to fit them better both size and style-wise. It is also a possibility that they are from the spring Garden Party line as well though.

Twisty Style Jade rockin' a BRAND NEW fashion! Click to view full size.

Twisty Style Jade rockin’ a BRAND NEW fashion! Click to view full size.

Who wore it best? Neon Runway Sasha is sporting the same dress in all gold. Factory error? Click to view full size.

Who wore it best? Neon Runway Sasha is sporting the same dress in all gold. Factory error? Click to view full size.

This cute minidress has actually been floating around Taobao for about a week now, though we’ve been hesitant to post it before knowing for sure what it was for, but why not? We’re assuming the gold version being modeled by Sasha is a factory error, as the one in blue, green and gold on Jade is listed by a few sellers. We are also assuming the shoes and earrings on Jade are included in whichever doll the dress is intended for, our best guess being Project Bratz given the “duct tape” look of the vinyl dress! We think this is such a cute piece, we love the bright colors and the tribal-inspired striped print! We actually did get to ask one of our friends at MGA about this dress, and whether or not it’s for Project Bratz. They said, “If I remember right, that dolls dress doesn’t look like the final duct tape look we had gone with. But, to be fair, it’s been close to six months since I’ve seen them.” So it sounds like it could go either way! Regardless, we like what we see!

And just a reminder, stay tuned for our big announcement PLUS our raffle for the Russian Exclusive Bratz Special Edition dolls coming up very soon!

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Hey Bratz Fans!

Remember our last update, about some of the new lines for spring? Well we’ve tracked down a few more amazon listings and got the deets! Nothing on the “Garden Party” dolls (Though a friend at MGA has told us that they’re “really beautiful”!) but we do have a much better idea of what “Project Bratz” is, plus the listing for My Passion wave 2 Yasmin, the singer-songwriter! Check out the links for yourself below

“Bratz Project Dolls”: Cloe, Jade, Sasha

Despite our early predictions of a totally hot new Head Gamez-style line, the Project line appears to be more of an actual D-I-Y inspired segment! According to the amazon listings:

  • “Each comes with duct tape fashions; duct tape headband or purse a tape dispenser; (3) rolls of tape (each girl has her own prints)
  • 15″ of elastic cord to create accessories, like headbands and jewelry
  • A hole punch with different cutout shapes; a brush; and an instruction booklet
  • Will create How-To videos for YouTube and other social media outlets

Bratz girls are leaders, game changers and best friends. Capitalizing on the success of Project Runway, Etsy and DIYs, we’re bringing creativity to the world of Bratz.”

Wow, definitely not what we were expecting at all! We have to admit that’s kind of a let-down, but there are no pix yet, so we’ll see how this turns out!

  • The Bratz girls are showing their passions through everything they do
  • Yasmin is a singer-songwriter
  • Includes 3-5 play pieces to go with each of their passion

Bratz girls are leaders, game changers and best friends. They motivate and support each other to think outside the box, to unleash their passion and to create their own paths. This segment reminds girls that team work is so important and having hobbies is totally cool.”

We are totally psyched to see how Yas looks in her new career!
BUT WAIT, there’s more!! We also want to give the heads up that we will be making a very big, exclusive announcement very soon regarding Bratz 2014! We don’t want to give away too much, but we can say that it might come as a shock to some. Overall, we think it’s a very good thing though!
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