Saturday, September 3, 2016

In-Store Report August

Happy Friday! Happy 3 day weekend (even better)!  A week or two ago, I snapped a few photos of some dolls that caught my eye when I was in Walmart.  I didn't get any of them (so proud), but I thought they were all cute and wanted to share what's been in my local store.  We seem to be way behind on getting new stuff, but I'm hoping to check some different Walmarts this weekend.  I have to stay out of Target for now as it's too tempting, lol. 


Hasbro released their version of the newest Disney Princess called Elena of Avalor.  She is the first office Latina princess and her character is featured in a new show on Disney Jr.  I LOVE her dress.  I think I like the Disney Store version of her better, though as she resembles the character much better (as is usually the case with Disney Store versions).


The Disney Lego sets are always tempting, but I have to pass on these.  I just found out about the new Walt Disney World Cinderella set that came out and I am holding out for that one.  That set is incredible!!


These Little Live Pets seem pretty cute.  They girls actually each got one for their birthday and they really like them.  They swim around in the bathtub and are absolutely adorable! I highly recommend these little turtles for little kids in the 4-8 range.


Here's a few of the $5 budget Barbies.  They are pretty cheap and I'm not interested in them as a collector at all, but my daughters love them and take them swimming all the time.  It's a great alternate for little kids rather than having them ruin a $19 Barbie. :)


Nice puppy headlock in the back. 


This little Chelsea doll looks like she could be Donut Top's little sister. (I hope you don't mind, that I linked that to your review of her, MonsterCrafts!) :)  I should've grabbed her, but I just don't really care for the molded tops, so I passed. She's really cute though, so....


Those nesting dolls.... ahhh!


I have never really been tempted to buy a Bratz doll, but when I saw these "Study Abroad" ones, I have to say, I was interested.  I recently saw them on sale on the TRU website for $4.99 each, but I held off.  I really do not need to start another collection!  I'm trying so hard to be good!!! :)


This was the also the first time that I've been tempted to buy a Shopkins set for myself.  The girls have tons of them, but I have never really cared to purchase any for myself.  I saw this one and almost crumbled...look at the little tiny ukelele!! :)


I am REALLY trying to resist buying the Shopkins Happy Places dollhouse set.  Those are seriously trying to lurk me in.


I have pretty much stopped collecting the Disney Tsum Tsum minis...I have a good batch that I'm happy with, so unless I see one I REALLY like, I am going to try not to add any more. Snow White and the tiny Joy, though are so cute!

 Genie Chic Evie

I currently do not own any of the Disney Descendant dolls.  I think they are really pretty, but again, I'm trying not to start any other collections.  If I were though, I think Evie is my favorite character.  I haven't watched the webisodes (was there a movie?), so I don't know what her "personality" is, but looks-wise, she's my favorite of the dolls.

 Coronation Day Evie

There is a new one that just came out called CJ Hook, that I really might get, though. :) 
I also really like the Ally one. (!!!) 

 Original on the left, reboot on the right. 

Of course, the new Monster High rebooted dolls are starting to filter in.  So far, I've only picked up the Cleo and Lagoona ones with their pets.  I hope to get the other ones with their pets, but those are the only ones, for now that I'm interested in.  I like some of the new faces, but not all and I don't like the non-articulated ones as they are really hard to photograph.


Project Mc2 has peaked my interest lately and I'd like to get one of each character at some point.  So far, it seems like there's been 3 articulated versions of each character that have been released so I'm trying to pick my favorite version of each.  I still haven't gotten any yet.  I definitely want to try to get these when they are on sale!

 Love her coat. 

Last but not least, I've had my eye on this little DC Superhero girls action figure, which I actually did get a few days later with some money left over from a gift card I had.  I'll do a review on her shortly!

As for now, it's time for bed.  I've been watching the series Outlander on Starz all week while backing up more photos to Flickr and I have to force myself to turn it off and go to bed!  I'm so happy to have this 3 day weekend coming up.  I'm really looking forward to catching up on everyone's blogs!
I hope you all have a great weekend and talk to you soon.
xoxo Farrah 

26 comments:

  1. Do you know if the turtle has batteries or its one of those twist and wind kind that rotates for a little bit?

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    1. It takes batteries, which you have to get separately. :)

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  2. Thanks for all the eye candy Farrah, lots of dolly fun there. :) Hope you are making the most of your long weekend.
    Hugs,
    x

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    1. Thanks, X, lots of eye candy for sure! Having a great weekend so far..today we went to the Scottish Highland games which was the best! I love the music. :)

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  3. I am not familiar with them but like the face and the clothes on the Project Mc2 dolls. I'll have to take a closer look at them. That Chelsea doll is really cute but I don't care for the molded top either.

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    1. Yes, definitely check out those Project Mc2 dolls...they have such pretty eyes and their outfits are really cute. :)

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  4. Thank You for the tour. Many tempting things!
    Marion

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  5. You are right,too tempting. I like the Frozen set and the Barbies are a steal. I don't have any Walmart,Target etc. near me. Don't have a car so it is hard to shop for most items.
    Thank You for the tour.
    Marilyn

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  6. All sorts of fun goodies!! I've been tempted to get some of those little Tsum Tsum's for in my dollhouse, but I've resisted. I hear you though on the staying away from places. Toys R Us is always bad for me, I have to turn my head whenever I walk by the Calico Critters section, I don't need another collection!

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    1. Oh yes...those Calico Critters are absolutely adorable! They have so many cute accessories...dangerous, lol. :)

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  7. That LEGO Cinderella's castle is gorgeous, isn't it? Target has cute shirts for girls with Disney Tsum Tsums on them -- just don't go back to the toy section!

    My youngest has a Calico Critters house and family of bunnies. Fortunately, she doesn't mind me buying more things for her Calico Critters, even though daughter is 17. :)

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    1. I love that your daughter still loves Calico Critters!! When I was young, we had something similar called "Maple Town". I love the CCs because they remind me so much of what we used to play with.
      I took my daughter school clothes shopping 2 weeks ago and we saw those cute Tsum Tsum shirts.:)

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  8. Nice finds! I'm looking forward to seeing what you think about your Super Hero Girls figure! :)

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    1. Thanks jS! If only I could find the time to do a review, lol. ;)

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  9. That was a good browse through the store! Elena of Avalar turns out to have her own Skipper-style sister but I've seen the two-pack only at TRU.

    I didn't realize Study Abroad Bratz had hit $4.99 -- I don't remember even seeing them at my Walmart. Probably just as well...

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    1. Thanks, Smaller Places! Yeah, I think I've seen photos of the little sis...did you notice if she's articulated at all? Hmm, maybe a body swap in the making for those all of those non-articulated Skippers out there!

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  10. I congratulate you on not making any purchases! I have been to Walmart a couple of times looking for some of the new Sparkle Girlz clothes, but they haven't been carrying the clothing lately. I have been meaning to ask management about that! Now Target is a different story. While I have resisted the urge to buy dolly stuff from Target, we have been there a lot lately getting school supplies and items for my eldest daughter's college apartment. I have noticed that they have had a much better selection of Barbie dolls lately though.

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    1. Hi Phyllis...I've been noticing the same thing about Target! Our Walmart barely has anything new, Barbie-wise, yet Target always has more it seems as well as the cute holiday exclusives. There is still a brown haired Ken fashionista that I'm waiting to come across...he had a really cute face.
      I hpe your daughter has a nice time in college this year...ah, those were the days! :)

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  11. I have seen quite few of these dolls and the will be a welcome addition to any one collections. I have been in TRU or the doll isle in Wally World since the started switching things around, so it been about a month. I'm going to do some doll shopping in October, after the dentist, lol!!

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    1. Hi Brini!
      Lol at the dentist...ironically, I have to go tomorrow to get some fillings...boo!! Shopping for dolls afterwards sounds like a nice reward! If I can not look like I'm drooling from the novicaine, lol. ;) I hope you get some good ones!

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  12. I would have caved for the nesting dolls. No question. You are a stronger lady than I. :) Good finds! Thank you for sharing your report! :)

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  13. Hello Farrah Lily,
    I have no idea how you managed not to buy any... Some of them are just beautiful.
    big hug
    Giac

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  14. Hello Farrah Lily! No, I don't mind that you linked my blog post, and yes, they could be relatives, but she could also be a realative of the curvy one that has maroon hair and a sporty look.

    I haven't seen the Project MC2 in the spanish stores yet, which is a pity because I love them. The first wave is avaliable on Amazon.es though, but quite expensive.

    Yes, there was a Descendants movie, a Disney Channel Original movie, and now there are some webisodes that I'm not really following. Mr. Monster HATED the Descendants movie, but probably it's entretaining for kids.

    Cheers!

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  15. Hey Farrah Lily! There is an update regarding the Hearts For Hearts Dolls relaunch! See it here:https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1094201780615255&id=154587501243359

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