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****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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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!

Thanks to our awesome friend Ryan, we’ve got photos from the backs of the boxes for Bratz In the Wild Jade, Bratz Bahama Beach Jade, and Bratz Kool Catz Meygan! We hadn’t posted about the Kool Katz  Catz before, but they’re out! Check out our pal Ammar’s photos of the line on his flickr.

Now, on with the boxes!

Jade's box! Love her art :) Click (twice) to view in full-size.

Jade’s box! Love her art 🙂 Click (twice) to view in full-size.

Bahama Beach Jade! Super cute art, but sad to see no Sasha! Click (twice) to view full-size.

Bahama Beach Jade! Super cute art, but sad to see no Sasha! Click (twice) to view full-size.

Kool Catz Meygan's box! We love the looks in this line, though we're surprised by the lack of Sasha! Click (twice) to view full-size.

Kool Catz Meygan’s box! We love the looks in this line, though we’re surprised by the lack of Sasha! Click (twice) to view full-size.

We’re lovin’ the art for spring! A huge thanks again to Ryan for sharing these with us!

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
Bratz Boulevard

 

 

Hey Bratz Fans!

We must give a wicked HUUUGE thank you to our awesome friend (and most recent BBNTM guest judge) Justin, as he’s found the NEW Bratzillaz Midnight Beach dolls at his own Walmart in the state of New York, and was kind enough to take photos of them just for us! Check ’em out below

The five “cour witches” in the Bratzillaz gang on the shelves! Thanks to Justin for the exclusive pic (and fab watermark!) Click to view full-size

Above you can see five Yasmina, Cloetta, Sashabella, Jade, and Meygana from the line on the shelf at Walmart. New girl Fianna looks to be shipped separately, and may be from a different line all together! Keep in mind she’s got a pet and profile to present as well 😉

A nice full view of Midnight Beach Sashabella Paws! Click to view full-size

Justin was also nice enough to take this wicked close-up of Sashabella (his fave!) for us as well. We adore all the cute detailing in her swimsuit! It’s very tribal, which rocks!

So how are you all feeling about this new line now that we’ve all gotten a better look at it? Let us know on facebook, twitter, or on the forum at BratzBoulevard.com!

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
Bratz Boulevard

 

Hey Bratz Fans!

Remember the new Bratzillaz Midnight Beach line we exclusively announced on Friday? Well get your witch-hunting gear ready, ‘cuz it’s in stores NOW! Today, Bratz fan Bratz Heaven posted photos of 5/6 of the dolls on his facebook page! The dolls were found at WalMart, and should be getting to WalMarts all over the country at this point! Check out the photos below, all taken by BH.

Five of the six Bratzillaz Midnight Beach dolls, and a photo from the back of the box showing new girl Fianna Fins! All image credit goes to Bratz Heaven. Click to view full-size!

As you can see, the dolls are all dressed up for a nighttime trip to the beach, with wicked hot swim gear and cool wraps that double as capes! The witches will literally glow under the moonlight, as their skin is molded in glow-in-the-dark plastic! We think this is an awesome idea – almost like a summer version of Bratz Platinum Shimmerz! Plus, the glowing skin totally makes the dolls look like their artwork with the selective coloring effect it gives! All five cour witches are included, plus a new girl, Fianna Fins! We’re guessing she’s got powers over water 😉 Can’t wait to find these for ourselves, but in the meantime we’ll be drooling over these wicked pix by Bratz Heaven.

What are all of your thoughts on the new line? Let us know on our facebook page, tweet us @BratzBoulevard, or head over the forum page on BratzBoulevard.com!

Stay Tuned & Stay Stylin’!
Bratz Boulevard

Hey Bratz Fans!

Remember last year’s WalMart exclusive Black Friday Bratz dolls? Well they’re back again in all-new fashions! Check out the catalog shot below

One of the Meygans and one of the Cloes for this year’s Bratz Black Friday line! Click to view full-size

Looks like we can expect Cloe, Meygan, and no-doubt Yasmin to be in this year’s assortment again. Oddly-enough, the girls look to be sporting last year’s faces too! But some things that are definitely not recycled are those outfits! From the looks of these two, we can look forward to some skirts being in the mix, and what we’re most excited for – Heart Breakerz shoes! So what do you guys think? Let us know in the forum, or tweet us @BratzBoulevard 🙂

Stay Tuned &  Stay Stylin’!
Bratz Boulevard