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MGA Fall 2013 Preview!

April 20, 2013

Hey Bratz, Bratzillaz, Moxie Girlz, and Lalaloopsy fans!

Wondering what the extended intro is about? Well we’ve got a MAJOR scoop covering all of the aforementioned brands today! We’ve got photos of the prototypes for new Bratz, new Bratzillaz, new Moxie Girlz, and even new Lalaloopsy all hitting stores for fall!! Check them all out below!

*Please keep in mind the photos featured are early prototypes and everything you see has likely been changed a LOT in development!*

Of course, we’ll be starting this post off with our fave girlz – the Bratz! Unfortunately, the ONLY photo is for Twisty Styles, but hey – that’s even more than we were hoping for LOL!

Bratz Twisty Styles Prototypes! L-R: Yasmin, Sasha, Cloe, and Jade! Click to view full-size

Bratz Twisty Styles Prototypes! L-R: Yasmin, Sasha, Jade, and Cloe! Click to view full-size

WOW!! How awesome are they?! Each girl comes with awesome “dread-like” extensions to rock! We also LOVE the mixed up hair colors here, though we’re not sure if that’s a feature they’ll have in production, as the artwork is consideably different!

And next is the girlz’ wicked, witchy, magical cousins – the Bratzillaz! Luckily, we’ve got pix of Bratzillaz Back 2 Magic, and the new Witchy Glam Princess line as well!

Bratzillaz Back 2 Magic prototypes! Click to view full-size!

Bratzillaz Back 2 Magic prototypes! Click to view full-size!

First up is Back 2 Magic, the “2nd edition” Bratzillaz line! We’re assuming the top photo is for that line, as Sashabella, Meygana, Jade, and the two new witches are seen. We aren’t sure who it is in the bottom pic, but they are wicked glam for sure! We are SO loving the pets, too!

Bratzillaz Witchy Glam Princess prototypes! Click to view full-size!

Bratzillaz Witchy Glam Princess prototypes! Click to view full-size!

And now here is the line we’ve all been waiting for – Witchy Glam Princess!! We aren’t sure who is who, and quite frankly, we don’t care! All three of these witches are just absolutely enchanting!! Honestly, we can’t even choose a favorite between the three! Their fashions are totally regal and way over-the-top, and the bird cage accessories are wicked adorbs!

And next is a doll line we honestly didn’t think would have a fall 2013 line, but they do, and they’re looking cute as ever! Here are the two new fall Moxie Girlz lines!

Moxie Girlz Party Favors prototypes! L-R: Avery, Sophina, and Lexa! Click to view full-size!

Moxie Girlz Party Favors prototypes! L-R: Avery, Sophina, and Lexa! Click to view full-size!

This line, just called “Party Favors”, features the girlz in funky bright colors and fashions that double as party favor accessorie for you, too! We are sooo loving those hair colors!!

Moxie Girlz Snap 'N' Style prototypes! Click to view full-size

Moxie Girlz Snap ‘N’ Style prototypes! Click to view full-size

And this line is called “Snap ‘N’ Style”. Once again the girlz are rocking the awesome bright colors in their hair and their fashions! These girlz look to include flowers and things that snap onto their dresses – way cute!!

And next up is the Sew Magical, Sew Cute… Lalaloopsy! In all honesty, we haven’t followed this line too closely, so excuse us if we make some mistakes, but we know how strong of a fanbase the Lalas have and know that you would just love to see some of what’s comin’ up!

Lalaloopsy Silly Hair with yarn hair! Click to view full-size!

Lalaloopsy Silly Hair with yarn hair! Click to view full-size!

MORE Silly Hair with yarn! Click to view full-size!

MORE Silly Hair with yarn! Click to view full-size!

These are the new take on Lalaloopsy’s popular Silly Hair line. This time, the dolls will feature REAL yarn hair to style! Loving that length!

New Lalaloopsy Alien and woodland creature(?) doll prototypes! Click to view full-size!

New Lalaloopsy Alien and woodland creature(?) doll prototypes! Click to view full-size!

Lalaloopsy peppermint doll prototype! Click to view full-size!

Lalaloopsy peppermint doll prototype! Click to view full-size!

And above are three upcoming “mainline” Lalaloopsy dolls. We don’t know of their names, but you might! Looks to be an alien, a woodland creature of some sort (LOL!) and a really sweet peppermint-themed doll!

Lalaloopsy Factory dolls prototypes! Click to view full-size!

Lalaloopsy Factory dolls prototypes! Click to view full-size!

And above are from the upcoming Lalaloopsy “Factory” line. Very similar to Bratzillaz Switch-A-Witch, in that it allows you to create your own Lalaloopsy doll! Looks like LOTS of fun mix & match combos will be available, too cute!

 

Well, that’s all for now! We are SO stoked for the fall releases to come out now more than ever!!! What do you think of this fun sneak peek? Let us know on facebook, or on twitter!

 

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
Bratz Boulevard

 

 

 

 

 

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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!

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!

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