Ok gang, today it's time for a doll makeover post!
Gosh. I had this entire review typed up and ready to hit "Publish", but blogger froze and wouldn't let me do anything! When I refreshed, it all disappeared. Ahh!
I'll try to do my best to write what I had, but at this point, I think the photos will pretty much just speak for themselves!
The girls and I finally got lucky at our local thrift store and came across a bag of donated Monster High and Ever After High dolls!
Pictured from left is Sugar Coated Holly O'Hair (EAH), Picture Day Abbey (MH), Posea Reef (MH), Signature Jane Boolittle (MH), Ghoul's Alive Clawdeen (MH) and Signature Raven (EAH).
It was really fun to clean everyone up and see how much life 2nd hand dolls still have left in them.
All of the dolls above were only $1 each.
First up is Ghoul's Alive Clawdeen. She wasn't too bad, but she definitely needed some help in the hair department.
Here she is all cleaned up and she's looking pretty good!
She has this gimmick where you press a button on her back and her eyes close and she looks like she is howling. The gimmick no longer works, but she's still a cool doll.
Next is Picture Day Abbey and she was pretty much complete in terms of outfit and accessories! Whoever had these dolls before took pretty good care of them and beside the messy hair, they didn't look like they were played with too much.
This Abbey had VERY gluey hair though and I had to do 4-5 glue treatments on her to get the stickiness out of her hair!
Overall she came out pretty good, but she's actually a double for us, so she may find herself back at the thrift shop! At least now she's clean and glue-free! :)
Raven Queen is also a double for us, but I couldn't pass her up. She was also "complete" as far as her outfit goes, but her hair was also VERY gluey. She took several glue treatments to finally have soft, manageable hair again.
It was cool to find a signature Jane Boolittle doll and she also barely looked played with! Luckily her hair was glue-free so she just needed a scrub with dish soap\/baking soda as well as a hair wash and condition. I didn't even take her ponytail out as she was in great shape already!
If we're being honest, this Holly doll is actually one of our dolls from our own collection. I included her in this review as she needed a makeover anyway. She's Little Button's Holly doll so she has been played with quite a bit. She was also an easy clean up and luckily we found her missing hand!
I'm not sure where I put her dress though, so she is borrowing a Dutchess "Fairest on Ice" dress for now.
Posea was the biggest and best transformation of them all. The other dolls we found together at the thrift store, but this one Pumpkin Pie found at the bottom of a box of dirty toys at the flea market.
She had the worst hair I've every come across in a MH doll! I wasn't sure how she would turn out, but she cleaned up beautifully! She was actually easier to clean that Abbey and Raven!
It was really satisfying to clean her up. :)
So here's one more before and after shot of our new thrifted dolls.
I really hope I can buy more 2nd hand dolls in the future as they're so much cheaper and they're really fun to clean up!
Whether or not they all stay in our doll collection, I love knowing that if they get redonated, they will be more appealing to a child (or adult collector, haha) now that they are fresh and clean and looking good again.
Do you guys like to shop 2nd hand for any of your dolls? What's the best find you've had out there in "the wild"?
I remember finding a Little Mermaid Vanessa doll for $0.75 at our shop once! :)
Hope you're all having a good weekend and see you in the next post! :)