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Hello dear readers and friends who appreciate all things involving candy ponies and ghouls that rule!  It's been a month or so since my last journal devoted to comparing the Monster High doll series to the (at the time) upcoming Equestria Girls line.  Well now I've picked up quite a few of the Equestria Girls dolls myself and I can make a much better judgment as to whether and how they stack up to Monster High.  

Today I'm going to take a look at one of the Deluxe style toys, Princess (or in Equestria Girls, Principal) Celestia!  Around the same time I picked up another set I was greatly anticipating- Ghoulia Yelps and Cleo DeNile Lab partners set.  

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I have to say that I really love the Equestria Girls packaging!  It's so colorful, and while it's a bit odd having the pony character so prominent, rather than the Equestria Girls human character, let's face it- which form is more recognizable?  It just makes sense to keep the focus squarely on the My Little Pony character and the personality/characterization we're all familiar with. 

I'm not going to cover Cleo right now, but I definitely want to talk about her- and her AWESOME Egyptian themed vanity playset, in a future journal!

As you can see, Celestia comes with a really neat pony version of herself as well!

Both sets were $24.99 US.  I bought Celestia at Toys R Us while Ghoulia and Cleo came from Target. 

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Here they are!  As you can see, at 9 inches tall, Princess Celestia is quite a bit shorter than 12 inch Ghoulia.  Ghoulia has 11-points of articulation- knees, hips, wrists, elbows, shoulders, and neck.  Celestia has 5-points of articulation- hips, shoulders, and neck.  Her feet/boots also pivot, but we'll get to the later.  Pony Celestia has no articulation a molded and quite-beautiful mane and brushable tail.  Ghoulia also comes with her own plastic stand while Celestia does not, I used a generic pink one in the photo.

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For comparison, we'll start with Ghoulia since I've already covered a lot of the Monster High basics in previous journals.  As you can see, she's dressed in her lab coat and a science-themed dress.  She's also wearing her trademark cat's eye glasses.

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As is traditional with Monster High dolls, Ghoulia has AMAZING shoes, a pair of platform sneakers with pantent-leather toes and wonderfully gruesome red brain matter soles. 

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Ghoulia's hair is wonderfully soft.  I don't know what material Mattel uses for their doll hair, but it's soft and lush.  I've had Monster High dolls packed away in boxes for a month or more, and when I take them out their hair is perfect and falls right into place.  Sometimes they use a bit too much glue to hold more intricate styles in place, but it always looks picture perfect.  While I was out taking photos it was humid and damp, but Ghoulia's hair never got frizzy.  

Her labcoat has more of the sweet brain pattern for collar and cuff accents.  Her headband also has a brain decoration on it and her glasses are nicely detailed with actual clear acryclic "glass".  Her dress and earrings are my favorite part of this doll.  The pattern of her outfit is a Monster high version of the periodic table, spelling out things like "Ghouls Rule" "Creepy" "Friends" and "Scary".  Her earrings are also sections of the periodic table and spell out Gh F F (Ghoul Friends Forever, naturally.)

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Ghoulia has a nicely scuplted face with her curious, wide eyes and some sparkly makeup accents on her eyes.  As is to be expected with Monster High, everything about this doll is fantastic.  Just look at the way her colors come together and the great themeing on her outfit and accessories.  Being the class braniac and a zombie, everything about her designs screams brains- both in terms of smarts and diet!

All Ghoulia's joints are tight and she's super posable.  She doesn't stand on her own, due to her posture and those crazy high-heels. All of her clothes are intricately stitched.  Too often doll clothes are stitched and assembled in such a way that they look like...well, doll clothes.  Ghoulia's outfit is assembled just the way you'd expect a labcoat and dress, with the exception of a Velcro fastener on the back of the jumper.  Everything fits great and doesn't feel at all cheap or delicate. 

Now that we've covered the Monster High honor student, lets check out the Canterlot High School principal!

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I have to say that Celestia is a BEAUTIFUL doll.  She's super cute and her soft-edges, curves, and pastel colors really make her pop.  And let's take a moment to be ever-so thankful that we got a non-pink Celestia, at least in terms of skin (fur?) color!  She can war as much pink as Hasbro can layer on, just as long as her base color is show/movie accurate...ish!

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Celestia's outfit is...well, it's pretty cheap compared to Ghoulia's.  It feels sort of generic with lots of mesh and sparkles to cover up a basic skirt and sleeveless top.  The skirt part has a little detail in terms of a repeated sun pattern matching Celestia's cutie mark.  But otherwise this outfit doesn't say much about Celestia as a character, princess, or High School principal.  

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Dem boots!  Of course, Celestia is sporting the Equestria Girls-style chunky footwear.  The boots are actually REALLY cute with nice detail on the lacing and bows.  But once again they don't say much at all about who is wearing them.  No sun accents, no flourishes or royal-looking symbols.  Not even a color scheme that says she's older, more mature, an authority figure, or anything that sets her apart from any of the other dolls/characters. But the biggest problem with her footwear is this:

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She's got a bit of a...thing going on there.  This is the natural position her legs/boots want to fall into if you just pick up the toy and let her flop wherever.  The problem is that the Equestria Girls Dolls don't have feet at all.  If you are pregnant, suffer from any heart conditions, or are easily startled, I suspect you skip the next image as it's chock full'o nightmare fuel.  

Ready?

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Okay, imagine that crawling up the basement stairs around midnight!  She's like Slenderman's perky little sister.  All kidding aside, this is a huge problem for me.  Dolls should have feet.  When you undress the doll for a bath or the beach or to admire her awesome dragon scales she should have all her limbs intact.  It doesn't help that she has next to no posability or points of articulation, so no-matter what she's doing she looks stiff-limbed and awkward.  Without elbows or knees, she's pretty much stuck with three modes:

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"Hugs?"  "I Don't Know What To Do With My Hands" and "Hitler"

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Celestia has a really lovely face, and in that it seems to be somewhat distinctive compared with the other dolls.  She still looks way too young, but at least she has her own expression.  She also has a bit of an awkward Cutie Mark facial tattoo going on.  Obviously the Canterlot School District has a REALLY progressive board!  She has big expressive pink eyes with the same kind of sparkly blue eyeshadow as Ghoulia.  I guess they shop at the same makeup store!

Celestia's hair is, unfortunately, a hot mess.  Within minutes of taking her out of the box, it had become a frizzy mess.  The brushable pony toys are the same way, of course, and require fairly routine washing, conditioning and styling to keep nice.  One pink strand is EXTRA long and hangs down her back similar to those early concepts we saw. Thankfully the "pony tail" thing wasn't a part of the cartoon because it sort of looks like one of those rat-tail haircuts elementary school bullies wore in the 80s. 

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Principal Celestia doesn't come with any jewelry, but she does have a pair of crystal-y wings... crystal-y BUTTERFLY wings.  Yes, her wings ARE so pretty but come on, Celestia doesn't even get her official feathered wings!  Boo!  Hiss!  Angry words!

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While the doll itself is a bit underwhelming, the pony toy she comes with is just lovely!  Look at that mane.  She has a detachable jewel cutie mark and a fancy little tattoo on her right foreleg. 

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The only downside is that despite the gorgeous molded mane, she has a McDonald's style brushable tail.  Much like Human Celestia's hair, it turned into a frizzy jumble shortly after opening the package.  

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So now that I have the dolls to properly compare, I have to say I'm still disappointed in the Equestria Girls toys.  I've actually grown to really like some of the EQG outfits and designs from the movie, and its disappointing that they didn't translate.  I'd very much like a Twilight Sparkle doll featuring her outfit from Equestria Girls, but none of her doll counterparts wear it.  The joints are loose and have extremely limited posability.  No feet, relatively cheap feeling and looking clothes, and no real attention paid to the character's personality, style, status, or persona.  

$24.99 is just too much to pay for one doll of this quality.  The pony is a nice plus, but with the Monster High set you get two dolls of tremendous quality plus some cool little science lab accessories.  

One thing I want to consistently emphasize is that as a concept, the Equestria Girls dolls could totes work.  But if they were going to copy the concept of Monster High, I wish Hasbro would have also stuck to the things that really make it fantastic, chiefly the quality.  I don't mind picking up a few EQG character I like here and there, and I'd certainly be more inclined if they start releasing movie-accurate outfits, but I don't see myself collecting them with the same fervor I reserve for the regular MLP toys and Monster High (and, I suspect, the MH spinoff Ever After High that will be out soon.)

Thanks again for reading about my plastic crack addiction!  And if you have any interest in the EQG dolls, don't let me dissuade you!  This is all just my personal opinion, and in the interest of full disclosure, and assuming her feet are pointing in the right direction, Celestia looks pretty good on the shelf!  Whatever you do, enjoy the things you love, even if they're in desperate need of a hot-oil hair treatment and are missing feet. 

After all, it could be worse!

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In a week or so I'll take a look at Cleo DeNile and her Vanity/Elder God Altar playset!  Till then, take care everyone!  
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HelloGirly Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Seeing some of the Equestria Girls dolls as Wal-Mart, I feel like another problem with the line is really, there's no order, no arrangement. With lines like Monster High, you can tell which dolls are part of what line (Dawn of the Dance, Ghouls' Night Out, etc) but Equestria Girls is really random and messy. There's the Twilight and Celestia dolls that come with the pony figurines, the Twilight and Sunset Shimmer two-pack, the Rainbow Dash doll with full articulation, the first dolls out, and all that jazz that there's no way to differentiate if one doll's part of a particular group in the doll line or if they're a basic or anything; it's really confusing. 
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Neko-Faust Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist
As far as I can tell, the ones that come in the skinny boxes with one accessory are the "basic dolls"/budget dolls,  the ones with extra articulation and a change of clothes and accessories are the "deluxe dolls", and the two pack and doll+pony versions are so you can reenact scenes from the movie or something.
There's also a Rainbow Dash with extra long hair, no elbow or knee articulation, and hair extensions and barrettes, but I have no idea what to classify that as.
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absolzoey Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Long hair Dashie is known more commenly as "Radical Hair", by collectors and toy carriers. 

Also recently they have relesed a set line known as "Rainbow Rocks", which also leads to them loosing the "rat tails" and gaining REAL FEET. Plus a Trixie Lulamoon is also included in the Rainbow Rocks sub-line. :)
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Neko-Faust Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist
I saw the Rainbow Rocks dolls. I really want Applejack and Fluttershy, they're super cute.
But that Trixie doll is the ugliest damn thing I've ever seen! Who the heck thought that aqua fishnet and banana yellow accessories were a good idea? And that skirt is just so busy, it's like she's wearing a rug!
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absolzoey Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's extremely busy :/ . But at least it captures the Trixie the fandom have gown to love. Right?
Though, I respect your opinion on the matter, I just think I need that doll regardless. :/
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Neko-Faust Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist
I'm kind of neutral on Trixie, to be honest.
And you go get that doll when it comes out. What I think of it shouldn't have any bearing on whether you should buy it or not.
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absolzoey Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your right, it shouldn't. :)
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TrufflePopElectric Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well it looks as if the issue of articulation has been fixed, at least with Dashie and Fluttershy. I happened to see them at Target the other day for $19.99. I didn't buy it though, so I'm not sure if they have feet.

What I'll say though is that Rainbow Dash's clothes, while still a little more feminine than I would imagine, are probably the most fitting as far as the actual character goes. Her dresses aren't poofy or sparkly, at least.
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Neko-Faust Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist
They don't have feet. Their legs end in pegs.
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TrufflePopElectric Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yep, I ended up going back and getting RD, and that was disappointing. :/ Regardless, she's still an attractive doll, and considerably cheaper than Celestia.
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TwitchBunny Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
I have to agree the limbs on the Equestria Girls dolls, or lack there of, really gets to me.  It's not even that they're tooth-pick thin, far more than in the movie, Polly Pocket can pull that off.  But you don't see
Littlest Pet Shop Blythe Baxter dolls with legs as tiny as the cartoon character, cause THAT WOULD LOOK WEIRD.  I mean just today my daughter and I were looking at the MLP FiM Ty Beanies.  They're hug-able.  Even the characters in the Equestria Girls film are hug-able.  But the doll characters, in addition to being unable to hug, look like twigs that would break.  I just can't get past it.
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Zophar81 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Well I made my decision on which to buy later, I will buy the Monster High set
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rocketslugrockscp Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There's just one thing I don't get about the Principal Celestia doll.

She has her ponyness goin' on. She didn't go all Sailor Moon Transform in the movie. She stayed exactly the same. But oddly enough, she looks good.

If I customize her, I'd probably just repaint her face to make her look more "mature". I wonder if Barbie clothes will fit on her. I need to get a more mature outfit for Celestia.
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absolzoey Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As for the "Ponyness" of her, it's just the theme Hasbro went with for competion between Monster High.
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rocketslugrockscp Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fair enough. It's still a very cute doll.
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absolzoey Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It is very cute. :)
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Neko-Faust Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist
EqGirls can totally wear Barbie and MH clothes, but it won't be a perfect fit because of how much bigger Barbie and MH dolls are compared to them. 
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RallyFurre Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
You may remember my comment and the resulting thread in your "In Defense of Monster High Pt 4"? Welp, since then my other half knows of my addiction, it's grown to over 60 and I lay the blame squarely at your feet :P

Well, ok.. I may have had some hand in the blame.. after all it's my own money and time spent searching for specific lines/assortments... :D

I can at least blame you for me wanting both the Home Ick pair (Heath & Abbey) as well as the Lab Partners one above, right? :)  Having a hard time finding them over here in Australia. Guess I'll just keep looking.

On a side note, I've noticed some of the store specific dolls are showing up in strange places. Wal-Mart specific in K-Mart over here for example (no Wal-Mart in Australia). Also noticed we've gotten no 13 wishes regulars but we seem to have all the Haunt the Casbah line and the Spectra + play-set 13 wishes box. Also found the Draculara + bath and Ghoulia + Scooter boxes. Go figure. Seems the Friday 13th doll is available in Australia too, since I have a Catty Noir thanks to eBay and someone in the eastern states :D

Now, to figure out two things...
1) Where to keep this monster of a collection?
2) How to stop deciding.. "just one more line, then I'll stop" ..and just stop buying 'em all!

...and in the meantime, work out which line (or wave if you read wikis) is next :D  (#1)

I can give up anytime I want! I just don't wanna :P


(#1) (waiting for the rest of the Power Ghouls to appear to complete that set)
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pietotheface Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Aw. I'm glad I didn't order that Celestia then. I wanted it for the pony, but hadn't noticed that brushable tail! :c I never manage to keep brushables in any sort of good condition (I have four cats and grow my own catnip...short of putting them away where I can't even see them they'll never be safe hehe).
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anzul Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student General Artist
the periodic table clothes... i would like a shirt like that....
hint hint nudge nudge! welovefine idea!

i was instantly sadened when you stoped talking about ghoulia... my heart aches upon seing the those dolls!
...the bootless eqg dolls sure sure are scary.

"Thanks again for reading about my plastic crack addiction!"
i had to read that 3 times... then, i trwew my head back and lol'd hard!

"vanity/Elder God Altar playset!" that should be interesting...

thanks for the entertaining read pk!
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anzul Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student General Artist
da needs an "edit coment" button...
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GGod Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
"Slenderman's perky little sister"

priceless


Those costumes in that last picture need to be dumped into a volcano with a bomb strapped to them.
And then level the volcano with a bunker buster.  Such things should never be allowed to exist and propagate.
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Chaotic-Kyubi Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow. It since a long time I have been checking the pink isle since the last I went to get my Rarity Brushable (G4, V2 with the traveler's case and such) replacement... And looking t the dolls... I love looking at the Monster High dolls, especially on the newest review. I love Ghoul's dress..

I'm very iffy of when I'll get a EQG doll, and with that price.... I'm most likely going to avoid that (unless someone was generous to buy me one as a present)... I love the Celestia pony model though.

And at least she's a white Alicorn/hybrid-Pony woman... But yea... The outfit does not look right for her character. But if sales go well, I hope Hasbro does make more clothes.. Or they might make you buy the clothes separately just like how Barbie works. (And god I still can't the memory of my head that I have these things before...)

Also these mascots on the last picture... Reminds me of these PreCure live shows, but even I'm pretty okay with those....
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dwreanpony Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013

oh damn that last picture!

it makes the horse face mask look good.

www.google.com/search?safe=off…

okay maybe not... but still

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opus-13 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Wonderful comparison! This really illustrates the differences between the two dolls and helps to enlighten ignorant-but-curious people like me. I'm really enjoying these spotlights / reviews / comparisons and can't wait for more! :D
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flippedoutkyrii Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh god almighty, I really didn't need to see the last image D:

I would puke, but I puked at work already :C
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CaptainPenguin Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
i enjoyed this journal :)
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KarToon12 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Ghaaa!  That last picture is HORRIFYING!! :ohnoes:

 

When are designers going to learn that sometimes, things that look great in a cartoon, would look scary in real life?!  ^^;

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Crazypurplebat Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Once again you rocked these journals (I truly am addicted to them) Thanks to you I have spawned a collection of 7 monster high dolls (no ghoulia yet tho).

My only issue with the Ghoulia dolls though is that they seem to lack the portrayal of her in the show, the hunched shoulders and open mouth, if they were able to pull that off well goodness they would be just the best toy brand to ever exist....ever. 

I don't think I can bring myself to buy a EQG doll though, the quality looks shabby and the real killer for me is the lack of articulation. One of my favorite things about the MH dolls is their exquisite articulation. (Though it would be cool if some of the joints *knees and elbows* were covered with that rubber that some barbie's have especially since the same people make them.) Another killer is the clothes for EQG dolls. There is no personality whatsoever. I've seen baby dolls with more personality. It just makes me sad. However they should totally market that Celestia Pony Toy on its own (with a sculpted tail of course) Another huge thing for me with the MH toys is the fact that their hair is just perfect and then some, it stays in shape and looks just stunning! 
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IronBrony Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That Celestia pony looked fab, odd that they were inconsistent between mane and tail style. The human Celestia's body horror and facism friendly poses are wierd and regrettable. That last picture though, Holy Crap! I'm guess I know what horrors will be haunting my dreams for the next month.
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CMC--Scootaloo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dat picture again!  I had nightmares last night, after I saw Seth posting it on EQD and I'm sure that came from that!
And now I see it again. Glad that it isn't time for sleep yet.
And I hope Luna will be in my dream tonight, to burn this Silent Hill like abominations to ashes!
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Star-of-Twilight Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It really is disappointing that Hasbro went the cheap route with something that could have been wonderful. I've seen the MH dolls at the store and they are very impressive. Thank you for the review. :)
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Dazed-and-Wandering Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I liked the deluxe fluttershy and rainbowdash dolls, they had knee and elbow joints. I really wish they would have just done them all like that...
I buy a lot Japanese models and stuff and I really love pose-ability, first thing I thought with the regular pinkie and applejack dolls was that any poses I tried to do came off a little too "hitlery". The costume designs in the movie were great, they have so much they could do with this I just hate seeing them phone it in, but it is kinda a fun challange to try and make the best of them, after taking some brown paint and scissors to applejack's hat it actually looked really good.
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Twylite-Sparkle Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
I can live with Celenderestia...it's the last pic that's the REAL nightmare fuel!
I have Rarity btw
Wanna get Celly & Twilie just for the Pony...
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tamalesyatole Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder how is the quality compared with, say, Transformers. I know MH is the "rival" line of EQG, but it would be interesting to compare two apples of the same tree...
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ShonenJump4eva Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Cleo dressed as a scientist, Ai Carumba!
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0Rosethorn0 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Hurray, another one of these!
When i first saw Celestia, I was thinking "who the hell is that; there's no pony character I can think of..." She really does not look like someone who would be a principal/princess. Ghoulia is, as always, adorable. Some of the Ever After dolls are already out, and they're just as excellent as the MH dolls; I've seen really good reviews on them, too.
Great job once again, and I can't wait to see the Cleo one.
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Strebiskunk Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Another great analysis!  Don't really know what to say about that Celestia, though... I can kinda understand how she'd look pretty on her own, in a generic kind of way, but in the context of comparing it to the movie it's supposedly based off of, I keep thinking, "How is she supposed to look like a principal?"
However, I agree that the molded pony figure just looks lovely (especially rare to see pony Celestia without her crown), and I'm almost tempted to get the set just for that (unless Hasbro eventually started selling it on its own, which would be awesome).
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Mashere Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Now I know which two pictures to show people when I want to give them nightmares.
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ZeroPegasi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I....dont know what to say....
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BothersomeKitsune Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student General Artist
I swear Celestia looked like the older senior year sister than a principle, especially with that outfit. Those butterfly wings? Kind of a let down that they couldn't let her have her actual wings. And that last picture wit the EG's posing? Kinda scared me.
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luigipony Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A very nice review, Im actually more impressed with the Celestia doll and how it looks~ The Pony is gorgeous, I do think Ill buy this now ^ o ^.. Im going to buy some clay and mould her a new tail though.

Oh god MLP has gone Bandai park show e___e;;
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zemimsky Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I seriously cannot believe the... butterfly wing part ? and shish! Celestia looks as young as the girls - for a principal - it's ... fail, to remain polite. (Headmisstress Bloodgood on the other hand does look a bit older than the Monster High students, so again, Kudos for respecting the character).

Celestia's shoes in both cases - the pink bow is cute but neither royal, nor authoritarian, nor ... anything at all that she is supposed to be or represent and ... is it a miss ? how come the pony version doesn't have the golden hoof... wear ? I have to say, from the box preview, I was tempted, but when I saw that - it cooled me off big time. Even the pony character is not that... impressive :S
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Ane-H Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Since the beginning of this series, my respect for Monster High has skyrocketed.  To be honest, the Mad Science set has been my favorite so far.  :)
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mkanke Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Traditional Artist
Not gonna lie I kinda want this set JUST for the pony style celly to put with my McDonalds ones
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Twylite-Sparkle Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Same here, & Twilight, too
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neko-noir Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I bought the Equestria Girls Rarity last night, and was kind of freaked out when I popped the boots off to find those little horror nubs.
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Twylite-Sparkle Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Mine's gonna be NRFB...
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Dragnmastralex Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
all hasbro toys are made in China using the injected plastic mold method with very little hands on details put into it, most is done by old factory machines run by a very primitive and out of date computer which haven't been used in america since the mid 80's. they don't even bother to paint in half the colors or the other cutie marks and flaws go unfixed.

Mattel's toys are made in Germany and Taiwan using a 3 point computerized factory system that double checks all its toys and if one has a cosmetic flaw it gets fixed by hand. Mattel cares about quality in its toys.... Hasbro does not they only care about the profit margins and bottom line cheaper, faster, reuse what you can and don't add body parts you don't need like feet.
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WardahAhmar Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Actually, at least as far as Monster High goes, all the dolls are made in China and Indonesia. And Indonesia is where they use that horrible glue that leaks out. I have never seen a My Little Pony with glue leaking out of the mane.
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