Today I have things to do. THINGS TO DO. But I'm killing time here, going on about things. Things, man. Things. Anyway, first went vent, and then we squee. ( Widget has food issues courtesy of his mother. )
Now we squee.
Saturday I talked Mums into trying Target for the new MH stuff. I wasn't really thinking this through since Target is the one store no one's found anything new, but still. We tried. We failed. Mums took pity on me and we drove out to Toys R Us. I hurried inside and made my way to the MH display. Where I zeroed in on the Dead Tired doll I saw. Draculaura! I glomped onto her. "MINE!" my brain screamed. Behind her was Ghoulia, and I grabbed her, too. I looked behind the others but no one else was hiding, so I took a minute to check the MH section on the nearby aisle. Clawd/Draculaura! But 34.99 and I'm still not sold on Ulla D's outfit. So I decided to be good and wait. Birthday present or something. Mums hadn't made it inside yet (Yes. I may have sprinted to the door before the car fully stopped. What of it?) so I took another minute to look at the dolls for possible wonk-i-tude. Ghoulia's glasses were sitting funny, but Draculaura was adorable. As I tried to figure out whether she had the sultry eye screening or just slightly less wide eyed and bushy-tailed than normal, I noticed her left eye sort of sparkled. It's hard to explain since there's no glitter. So I took it as a sign that magic was afoot.
Mums appeared with a cart and we slowly walked the MH aisle. I decided that since I was there I'd see if they still had Bijou, the Moxie Teenz doll I want. (Well, her and first!Tristen) No. Figures. But to the right of where she should have been, there was another DT box. I grabbed it and voila! It was another Draculaura. Which is perfect because I was hoping to find a double of someone for zallia
, should she want 'em. That's how you know it's MH hunting season.
Hers is on the right, mine is on the left.
I'm so stupidly excited for this line. I love dolly jamma lines. I blame Skipper and all those BSC sleepovers. (Which were then reinacted with my Skipper dolls.) Also, I think this Ghoulia looks more like webisode Ghoulia than her original version did.
Someone explain to me how I've bought 2 Fluttershys and neither are the one that comes with Angel? D'oh! It probably helps that I think Fluttershy is one of the few who translates pretty well to toy form. I did see the big, plush Pinkie. I'm sorry, I think it's hideous. But it was cheaper than I thought it would be, so there's that.
Now, we slide back to Friday. I had to go stand outside in our backyard to wait on the mailman to get my box from Korea. You see, during the photo challenge (consider this another one!), zallia
introduced me to ddung. Name aside, I thought they were adorable. I wanted one. Waaaaaanted. But I was good. I waited until I was sure it wasn't just a knee-jerk reaction to the cute.
Thing is, I didn't want this to turn out like some of my other doll loves where I end up buying a lot. Don't get me wrong. I love my Pullip army. LOVE. I love my fleet of My Scene dolls. I'm fairly happy with my AG dolls (I wish there were less of a certain mold, but you make do) but I didn't really want to be adding a million dolls, you know? So, I had to whittle down the choices. Some were pretty easy and didn't speak at all. Others spoke in promo pics, but Flickr told me otherwise. Finally I saw this:
I die. The cute! Still, I had to be sure. Flickr told me I had a 50/50 shot of loving her. And none of the others spoke to me the same way. So...
LOVE. So far she's still in her box, but I don't feel the need for another yet.
(Consider this the "someone else is to blame for this" challenge? Or make your own theme.)
Which is good, since I finished my DT non-bedded dolls this morning. Now to wait for delivery.
Oh, and Mr. Mailman brought me Kirsten's World on Saturday and Samantha's Short Story Collection this morning. :D Books and dolls and... crap. I have to clean. Well, two outta three, right?