Thursday, December 11, 2014

Monster High Clawdeen Wolf Doll

Clawdeen Wolf is one of the original Monster High dolls and as such has a special place in MH fan's hearts. There are lots of different Clawdeen Wolf dolls to choose from so let's check them out!

Monster High's Clawdeen Wolf Dolls

Clawdeen Wolf is one of the original Monster High dolls and is still very popular. I always think she looks really sassy and goodness knows she's full of confidence.

If you know someone who idolizes Clawdeen then you've come to the right place as I've compiled lots of different Clawdeen Wolf dolls here for you including Clawdeen in fancy dress, Clawdeen in her pjs and more. 

Let's walk along the halls of Monster High School and see how many Clawdeens we can find .....

Introducing Clawdeen Wolf - A Real Fashionista Monster High Doll

The daughter of werewolves Clawdeen Wolf is a pupil at the prestigious Monster High School - the school where all the best children of monsters attend. Clawdeen isn't alone at Monster High as she has to 'put up' with some of her siblings also attending the school which can be a real drag!

This is a classic Clawdeen Wolf doll and is the first one I generall think of getting if someone is looking for their first doll of her, but I do have a selection of other Clawdeen dolls if this one doesn't appeal.

Monster High Clawdeen Doll - Strutting Her Stuff! - A Monster High Ghouls Rule Doll

Clawdeen is really strutting her stuff here as a budding fashion icon she really stands out in a crowd, don't you think? In her own words Clawdeen says she is "a fierce fashionista with a confident no-nonsense attitude...." which I think shines through in all of the dolls on this page, but especially this one.

Part of the Ghouls Rule range of Monster High dolls this one shows Clawdeen strutting her stuff for Halloween and I must admit that I do love her with purple hair (is she trying to emulate her pet kitten Crescent's purple fur??).

Clawdeen Wolf Doll in Fancy Dress - A Scary Tales Monster High Doll

Clawdeen may have strutted her stuff and decided to reclaim Halloween with her school friends in the Ghouls Rule range of dolls, but in Scary Tales they turn their Halloween costumes to fairytales and which fairy tale does Clawdeen love - Red Riding Hood of course!
Of course Clawdeen's tale is a little different to the one you were probably brought up with and it's called Little Dead Riding Wolf, but she still gets to wear a red cape that makes her stand out (you know how she's not shy in letting people she her outfits, why should Halloween be any different!)

Clawdeen Wolf Sleepover Doll - A Monster High Dead Tired Doll

Like all school girls Clawdeen loves to go on sleepovers especially at her BFF's homes. When Clawdeen, Draculaura and Frankie Stein get together they have a great time talking late into the night and giggling about silly things that has happened at school.

This Dead Tired Clawdeen doll comes with Clawdeen dressed in her pjs and she even has an eye mask to help her sleep, because after all every wolf needs her beauty sleep, but just in case she doesn't get enough she has brought her cute paw shaped compact with her full of her make up to hide any dark shadows!

Clawdeen Wolf Doll & Bed Playset - From the Monster High Dead Tired Collection

It's time for bed in Clawdeen's house and what a cool bed Clawdeen has! The bed is purple and gold and looks like two large dog baskets set up like bunk beds, but one things for sure Clawdeen's friends love it when the sleepover is at her house. Why you ask? Well Clawdeen has her very own coffin shaped fridge in her room so they can drink all of the soft drink they want without having to leave the room!
This playset also comes with a skull pillow and animal print blankets which are awesome. It's easy to put together and is nice and sturdy so you can be sure that your child will get a lot of playtime out of this set.

Coffin Bean & Clawdeen Wolf Playset

The Coffin Bean is the in place for all of the Monster High students to meet after school. This trendy coffee shop is available in a playset with Clawdeen herself as you see here and is a great addition to any girls Monster High collection.

The coffee shop isn't the only place that Clawdeen likes to go to meet up with her school friends however as you'll soon see...

More Clawdeen Wolf Dolls - One of Monster High's Favorite Dolls

Clawdeen and her friends like to go to dances in the evening and the beach in the summer. They love to have an excuse to celebrate and have fun with each other - like at Draculaura's Sweet 1600.
When it comes to travelling further apart however, well that's when it's time for a school trip of a lifetime. Here are some cool Clawdeen Wolf dolls featuring her having lots of fun with her friends.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hannah Montana Singing Dolls

Hannah Montana Singing Dolls Make Great Gift Ideas

Hannah MontanaCheck Price
Hannah Montana dolls are a great gift idea for any Hannah fan, but the best ones have to be the singing Hannah Montana dolls, after all Hannah is known for her songs. My daughter absolutely loves all of Hannah Montana’s songs (I must admit to enjoying the Bone Dance myself!).

Hannah Montana is a huge hit with young girls the world over. In the popular television series Hannah Montana is a pop superstar with a secret.....she is really a girl from Tennessee who now lives in Malibu and goes to school like any other teenage girl.

Miley Stewart is the real name of the secret pop star and she has two best friends Lilly and Oliver......When she opens up to them about her true identity they also ‘create’ alternative characters so that they can accompany Hannah at her concerts.

Hannah Montana Doll with Music Set

This singing Hannah Montana doll comes with a complete music set which is absolutely's also on my dd's Christmas list this year. Singing her song "One in a Million" is the secret pop star herself -

Hannah Montana - In Concert Collection - Best of Both Worlds

Hannah Montana - In Concert Collection -Check Price
This Hannah Montana singing dolls sings the hit song Best of Both Worlds which is instantly recognizable to any Hannah fan.

The doll also comes with her own microphone, brush, a poster and a backstage pass (any fan would absolutely love a backstage pass......even if it is just pretend!)

Hannah Montana - In Concert Collection - True Friend

This Hannah Montana singing doll is also from the In Concert Collection and sings True Friend which is a song that my dd absolutely loves (mind you I could say that about most of the songs!).

  Hannah MontanaCheck Price
This doll comes with a glow in the dark microphone which is pretty cool as well as a 'secret pop star' bracelet that would be a great gift just on it's own.
This Hannah Montana singing doll is sure to put you in the good books for quite a while :)

Hannah Montana - In Concert Collection - Nobody's Perfect

Hannah MontanaCheck Price
Not only does this Hannah Montana doll sing, she also talks! As well as her own microphone she also comes with a bracelet for her owner, after all don't 'true friends' have matching bracelets?

Hannah Montana - In Concert Collection - The Other Side of Me

Hannah MontanaCheck Price
Another of the Hannah Montana In Concert Collection of singing dolls this one sings The Other Side of Me.

Did you know that every outfit that is worn by these licensed dolls have been seen on an episode of the Hannah Montana television show? It's true.

Hannah Montana Celebrates Christmas

Rocking Around the Christmas Tree

Get into the Christmas spirit with this festive Hannah Montana singing doll as she sings 'Rocking around the Christmas tree,' she even comes with her own Christmas tree ornament which you can keep as a keepsake. But wait! There's two different Hannah dolls that sign Rocking Around the Christmas Tree and I've got them both here for you to choose from. I prefer the one in the white coat myself, but my daughter likes the gold!

Hannah Montana Also Plays Guitar

Hannah w/ Light Up Guitar -Check Price
Hannah Montana can also play the guitar which may be one of the reasons my dd was so keen to have guitar lessons!

This Hannah doll sings 'I got nerve' while her stylish guitar lights up with a touch of a button.

Your little Hannah fan can orchestrate her own Hannah Montana concert in her bedroom with this sure to please gift

A Live In Concert Hannah Montana Doll

Hannah Montana Live in Concert Doll SingsCheck Price
Another Hannah Montana doll with a light up guitar. This pink light up guitar will entrance a Hannah fan and you will find yourself with a young wannabe pop star on your hands!

This Hannah Montana singing doll sings the song 'Pumping up the party.'
Unlike the other Hannah Montana dolls that I've featured this one doesn't come with a microphone, but a headset! The silver headset should be a big hit.

I hope you found the perfect gift here. I thoroughly enjoyed putting this page together and just between you and me I was bopping along to the songs in my chair (admit it you were too!).

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Did You Know Barbie Can Surf? The Scented Cali Girl Barbie

My daughter was never a fan of Barbie dolls, she was much more interested in playing with a Bob the Builder tool belt and work bench, but there was one Barbie doll which she loved and that was the Scented Cali Girl Barbie featured here.
For her sixth birthday we had quite a big party for her and one of her friend's mums brought her this Barbie doll, other people also brought her dolls - the difference with this one was it was taken out of the box! Yes, fast forward a couple of years and many of the dolls she was given were still in their boxes and not played with at all.

I asked her what she liked about this Barbie and she looked at me as though I should already know before retorting that she was a surfer of course! I think it helped that she was wearing blue which was a favorite color of hers at the time. She also told me that the reason she knew that this Barbie could actually surf was because she even smelled like a surfer! Yes this Barbie is really scented and she smells (to parents) of suntan lotion, which is what a surfer smells like!

This doll comes with suntan lotion, sunglasses and part of her outfit includes an anklet which I should warn you can cause problems - my daughter went through a stage of putting hair ties etc around her ankles as she didn't have a 'surfie' anklet so I would recommend buying your own child an anklet as well if you don't want her attempting to cut off the blood supply to her foot!

I don't remember the doll coming with suntan lotion when my daughter got hers, but it's highly possible that it got lost! Our Cali Girl Barbie did however come with a stand, although it was never used!

Although my daughter may not have been head over heels with Barbie dolls in general my grand-niece does like her dolls (although last year she was interested in Monster High and has 'discovered' Ever After High dolls this year), she also loves fashion.

She takes to long to get ready to go out and she's only 6! Everything has to match which is why I think I could get her over to team Barbie with this next range of Barbie dolls - the Barbie Fashionistas!

Barbie Fashionistas Fashion Fabulous Doll, PinkCheck Price
This is just one of the range and I know that little Miss M will love it as pink is very much her color at the moment.

I love the fact that this doll comes with mix and match outfits and I can see hours of fun being had trying on different looks.

Barbie Fashionista Ultimate ClosetCheck Price
Letting my grand-niece know that Barbie Fashionista even comes with her own closet I'm sure will win her over to team Barbie for sure!

It comes with over 20 pieces and is very portable which means that it's ideal for her to take on car trips along with a favorite Barbie doll that is. Who wouldn'd want a closet like Barbies

Despite my daughter not being overly impressed by the pop icon that is Barbie, I can't help but love her - probably because I never owned one as a child and was insanely jealous of my best friend who had not one, but two Barbies AND a Ken doll!

Check out some of the Barbies available at these links -

Christmas Barbies - Every year a new Barbie doll is released in her holiday best ready to make a little girls day ...... well originally that's what they did although I must admit the Holiday Barbies seem to be snapped up more by collectors these days than young girls, but they still look fabulous.

Halloween Barbies- As with the Christmas Barbies these tend to be snapped up more by collectors these days I think, but they are a great idea to give to your children instead of yet more candy after they've gorged on enough from their Trick or Treat bags!

Superhero Barbies - I absolutely love this range of Barbie dolls (ok, I know I say that about a lot of them!) - I think the reason I like these is because it includes a childhood idol of mine - Wonder Woman. I don't have a Wonder Woman Barbie of my own ...... yet, but I think she would kick some serious @###!

Twilight Barbie Dolls- Barbies have stayed very relevant by keeping up with what is popular from movies to popular television shows you can get Barbie dolls made out of characters you love. The Twilight series of dolls are fantastic and my only disappointment is that it took them so long to bring out an Emmitt doll, although that has since been rectified!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Halloween Barbie Dolls

Add Some Barbie Magic to Halloween!

Did you know that dolls love Halloween too? Well at least Barbie does anyway, she dresses up in costume and has even taken her little sister Kelly trick or treating in years gone by.

It should hardly be a surprise that the world's favorite doll should join in with our celebrating and what a cool treat she would be for a little girl who has probably already eaten way too much candy to possibly have room for any more!

Christmas Barbie dolls have been popular for years as girls would receive a new doll every Christmas under the tree (in theory), but why not give dolls out to your children at Halloween as well - it might save on a dental bill or two, it'll certainly help to stop them feeling too sick when they've eaten all of the goodies they've got from your neighbors.

Halloween Barbie Dolls - Since the 1960s

Barbie Masquerade Dolls

Many people would assume that Halloween Barbies have only been around for a decade or so, but the very first Halloween Barbie was released in the 1960s.

Both Barbie and Ken were released as Barbie Masquerade and Ken Masquerade in 1963, in 1964 a matching Skipper Masquerade was also released. I'm not sure exactly what Barbie was supposed to be, but she did have a pointy hat so maybe she was a masked yellow and black witch?

Unfortunately it's quite hard to find one of these original Barbie dolls and I haven't been able to offer you one for sale from any online store, although sometimes they are available on ebay, although most of the time I've only seen the outfits on there and not the dolls.

'Modern" Barbie Halloween Dolls

Since the 90s Mattel have released Halloween Barbies on a regular basis - since they introduced (or should I say re-introduced since Masquerade Barbie #944 in the sixties) a Halloween Fun doll set with Barbie and Kelly in 1997 they have released at least one Halloween Barbie every year - some years 2 dolls have been released.

Let's have a look at all of these fun dolls in more detail starting with the '97 Halloween Fun Barbie and Kelly Set ....
Happy Halloween BARBIE & KELLY Gift Set Special Edition (1996)Check Price

Barbie is dressed for Trick or Treating in this gift set and she's taking her little sister Kelly with her. Isn't Kelly looking absolutely gorgeous in her pumpkin costume? Big sister Barbie is also getting into the spirit of the holiday with a Halloween knitted jumper - not exactly a costume, but at least she'll keep warm!

This seller has labeled this special edition set as 1996, but this set was actually an exclusive set made for Target for Halloween 1997.

Target Special Edition Halloween Party Barbie and KenCheck Price

In 1998 Mattel released another exclusive Target set which consisted of Barbie with Ken and this year they're in fancy dress as a very cool looking pirate couple - "Ahoy there me hearties!"

Target Special Edition Halloween Fun Barbie and KellyCheck Price

1999's Halloween Fun Barbie saw her in a set back with Kelly and they're in matching orange and black outfits - classic Halloween colors.

Enchanted Halloween Barbie (Special Edition)Check Price

For the new millennium we get Enchanted Halloween Barbie and this time she's all by herself and dressed as a witch who seems to have orange flames as part of her dress!

If it wasn't for the fact that The Hunger Games hadn't been written in 2000 I would suspect that Mattel had taken on the idea of a dress on fire and added it to the black witch idea!

Barbie Halloween PrincessCheck Price

In the year 2001 we see Halloween Barbie Princess where Barbie is wearing a beautiful purple dress and looking every inch a princess, although her cloak seems to be made out of a spider's web ....... the spider princess perhaps?

Halloween Glow Barbie

This Barbie was released in 2002 and the biggest draw was that her hair extension glowed in the dark which was a big hit. As you can see she's basically dress up as a purple witch which is pretty clever as most girls love the color purple!

More Halloween Barbies from This Millennium

Also released in 2002 was another Target exclusive Halloween Barbie called Purr-fectly Halloween Barbie. I can't source this particular doll for you at the moment at any online stores, but it's sometimes available on ebay.

Barbie Maskerade Party Doll (2002)Check Price

2003 saw two different Halloween dolls released, first was the Barbie Maskerade Party Doll which was available in the 'traditional' Barbie doll here as well as an African American version (below).

African American Maskerade Party BarbieCheck Price

I love the animal print outfit and I think Barbie suits being a 'big cat', don't you?

Halloween Fortune Barbie Fortune Teller doll Target ExclusiveCheck Price

The second doll released in 2003 was yet another exclusive for Target and was called Halloween Fortune Barbie which means it's no surprise to find that Barbie is dressed up as a fortune teller here!

I love the fact that this doll comes complete with her very own crystal ball ....... I wonder if that could tell her how popular she would be!

Halloween Enchantress Barbie DollCheck Price

2004 saw the release of the Halloween Enchantress doll and in this starry costume I'm sure that Barbie could very easily cast her own spell over you ....'hubble, bubble, toil and trouble......'

Boo-tiful Halloween Barbie DollCheck Price

The Target exclusive doll for 2004 was called Boo-tiful Halloween Barbie and as the name would suggest Barbie is dressed in white and looks like a very beautiful (almost ethereal) ghost.

Of course you can use other Barbie dolls as Halloween Barbies as well as or instead of these ones here - think of the times when Barbie has dressed up in costume and add those dolls to your Halloween collection too!

Barbie Halloween Wishes DollCheck Price

The 2005 Halloween Wishes Barbie see her dressed as a witch yet again in a gorgeous purple and black outfit and I have to say I do love the look of her boots, I wouldn't mind them in an adult human size!

Barbie Halloween StarCheck Price

Also released in 2005 was Halloween Star Barbie where Barbie is again sporting a witches hat, but this time she's teaming it up with jeans for more of a 'funky' look for Halloween!

Barbie Halloween Hip by MattelCheck Price
Halloween Hip is the name of this Barbie doll released in 2006, she's sporting a Halloween sweater which is orange with a black cat on the front and with this she's wearing a long denim skirt that has an orange fringe - very hip!

Barbie Trick or ChicCheck Price

Also in 2006 the Trick or Chic Barbie was released as an exclusive for Target.

Halloween Charm Barbie DollCheck Price
In 2007 two different Barbie dolls were released - the Halloween Charm that is featured here as well as the very rare Target exclusive - Halloween Party Barbie (2007).

This very elegant looking Halloween Barbie was released in this blonde version as well as an African American version (available below). Barbie obviously loves dressing up as a witch and I must say I love the spiderweb motif that is on this dress.

Barbie 2008 Halloween 12 Inch Doll (M3523) - Barbie Fashion Spell with Witch Costume and HairbrushCheck Price
Also in 2008 Mattel released Fashion Spell Barbie, another witch costume - perhaps we should call them Witch Barbies instead of Halloween Barbies!! - this time she's in a pretty pink and black outfit however adding a 'girly girl' touch to the Halloween spirit.

Halloween Treat Barbie DollCheck Price

Two dolls were released in 2009 including this cool Halloween Treat Barbie - again Barbie is donning a pointy witches hat, but this time her costume is glittering orange and Halloween purple in color which makes quite a striking combination.

Barbie Pink Halloween Barbie in Halloween CostumeCheck Price

This next doll was simply called Pink Halloween Barbie and was one of the Target exclusive releases (released in 2009).

Featuring Barbie's favorite color as well as a black and silver spiderweb decorated dress this doll is sure to bring a sparkle into any little girl's eyes.

Happy Halloween BarbieCheck Price
2010 sees the release of the Happy Halloween Barbie - yet another Target exclusive doll. Yet again we see that Barbie is a witch and she's also rocking the pink and black again this year.
I must admit I do love the black and pink broomstick she has with this doll, it looks like a very 'punk princess' style of accessory!

If you think this 2011 Halloween Barbie looks a step above all of the other Halloween Barbies featured here then there's a very good reason for it. This doll was designed by Bill Greening especially for collectors, a gold label Barbie Fan Club Exclusive doll there were only 3200 released.

If you're a Barbie collector thinking of adding some 'Halloween' to your collection then this is the doll for you! I absolutely love it myself, the paler skin on her face makes her look even more realistic as a witch and her gorgeous orange and black dress looks very sumptuous (I've only seen pictures though I must admit, I've yet to see this doll in real life).
Barbie Halloween Party Barbie Doll 2011Check Price

Barbie looks great in this 2011 Halloween Party Barbie - again she's dressed as a witch, but she's sparkling like it's time to party!

Combining pink, black and orange isn't something a lot of us can do, but Barbie rocks the look and I especially love the patent leather look boots she's wearing as well!

2011 also saw this Target exclusive Halloween doll released aptly called Halloween Treat Barbie.
Donning an orange and green costume this Barbie doll has a gorgeous pink pumpkin shaped bag to carry all of her goodies from Trick or Treating!

Barbie 2012 Halloween Barbie DollCheck Price

2012 saw Barbie wearing a very pretty party dress in pink with a black bow and a spiderweb pattern all over it. Sporting the same boots as last years Halloween Party Barbie and a pointy witches hat she's ready to go Trick or Treating with all of her friends. She's even had pink highlights put into her hair so that no one mistakes her for a wicked witch!

2012 saw Barbie wearing a very pretty party dress in pink with a black bow and a spiderweb pattern all over it. Sporting the same boots as last years Halloween Party Barbie and a pointy witches hat she's ready to go Trick or Treating with all of her friends. She's even had pink highlights put into her hair so that no one mistakes her for a wicked witch!

This 2012 Barbie is another Halloween doll that was an exclusive release designed by Bill Greening with only 5700 every made.

It's lovely to see Barbie as a ghostly figure this year instead of as a witch I must say! Her long cascading platinum blonde locks perfectly compliment the ethereal white gown that she's wearing. The chains that hang from her have you wondering exactly how she died, because she must surely be a ghost of a Barbie past ......

Another exquisite doll that any true collector would simply adore to add to their collection.
Mattel Barbie 2013 Halloween Barbie DollCheck Price

The 2013 Halloween Barbie may not be as stunning as the 'ghostly beauty' above, but she certainly looks like a fun doll with her little witches hat sat at a jaunty angle.

I love the pink streaks through Barbie's blonde hair as I think it really helps to tie her funky purple and orange dress together really well.

There are two 2014 Halloween Barbies and they both have pink skirts featuring black bats on them and black tops, the rest of the costume however is different as you can see below -

I personally prefer the one on the left as I love the jaunty witches hat on Barbie - she really seems to suit that look!

2015 Halloween Barbie

Barbie Moonlight Halloween Doll

The 2015 Barbie is here and she's looking good, the look seems to be all about black cats this year and it's sensational.

Barbie Moonlight Halloween Doll
I do love the touch of pink in Barbies hair underneath her cats ears which are cute.

Purple is definitely a great color for Barbie and adds a mystical feel to Halloween. I absolutely love the shape of the dress and the material looks like a lot of fun.

The more I look at 2015's Halloween Barbie the more I think she's absolutely fantastic - what are your thoughts?

This Zombie Bride Barbie is another gorgeous doll from designer Bill Greening that was released in time for Halloween 2015. Although not strictly a Halloween Barbie this doll is certainly perfect for a Halloween Barbie collection in my opinion.

There are some great zombie dolls on the market, but Barbie manages to make zombie brides look almost ethereal. This is apparently the first Barbie to have a gray skin pallor and yet I have to say she absolutely rocks it! When discussing her dress Bill Greening says - "Just because she's a zombie doesn’t mean she can’t have impeccable taste — after all, she’s still fashion-conscious Barbie!”

I do love this Barbie doll, don't you? Here's a couple more images for you to help really appreciate her.