Friday, August 6, 2010

08-06-10 Beautiful Monsters Part II

Remember me blogging about those Tinkerbell dolls a few months ago? Okay, while I enjoyed the Tinkerbell dolls, I had no intention of opening them. They were cute. I had them upstairs for a while, but after a few months, I put them in a box and stuck them down in the basement. But the Monster High dolls?! LOVE!!! Best dolls since Bratz first began! So, lightbulb! I went down to the basement and pulled out the Tinkerbell dolls and took them back to Target!
Shhh! They were older than three months, but I just said I didn't have my receipt and wanted store credit. Cha-ching! They had to refund me the lowest price they sold for in the last 90s days, which was $8.99, like a dollar less than I paid, but oh well. I only had enough for three, so of course I got Draculaura, Frankie Stein and Lagoona Blue!

When I opened Draculaura, her hand fell off! Then both of Lagoona's arms fell of at the elbow! Were these really this shoddy?! Then I recalled reading that some higher end dolls are meant to come apart so they are easier to dress. I'm going to stick with that answer.
Besides those three being my biggest MUST-HAVES in the line, I also rationalized that Clawdeen Wolf wouldn't sell well at my store because no one ever buys black dolls there. And there were PLENTY of the two packs featuring Cleo De Nile and Deuce Gorgon...
Ohhhhhhh... Deuce like MeDUSa. Wow, I'm slow to catch onto things sometimes. Even so, "deuce" is still code for #2.

So anyway, I figured getting Clawdeen would be no sweat later on and neither would the two-pack. OH HO! Guess again! The next day when I went to work, they were almost ALL gone! (Cathy thinks it was because of this blog, whipping people into a Monster doll buying frenzy. Mmmm?) All the Lagoonas were gone and there were maybe 2 Frankies and 1 Clawdeen left. There were several Draculauras. I think she's the star of the line, so we had more of her than the others. The two-packs were still there in full-force , though.
Also, in the little display, they list another character, Ghoulia Yelps, a zombie girl who's BFFs with Cleo.
I found this pic, but I don't know if that's an actual doll or a custom that someone made. I'm not that impressed with it, so hopefully it's the latter.

Anyway, it's payday so you KNOW I had to get my rump up to Target first thing and do a little shopping.
Score! Clawdeen was still there. She was the one I was worried about. And incidentally, as you may or may not know, as a collector, you don't just buy the first of a toy that you find on the shelf! You want to examine each one, to make sure you get the one with the nicest paint job. And with dolls versus action figures, you also have to make sure their hair is the best and their clothes aren't jacked up in some way. It's much more involved than buying the freshest milk! Even though there was only one Clawdeen, luckily, she still looked great, so yay!

Oh, I should point out that I took the electric Razor scooter. Yeah, I kinda knew getting stuff home might be tricky, but I wasn't buying that much. That was the plan, anyway. But, I had coupons, it's Team Member Appreciation Month, so I get an extra 10% off all Target brands AND I had an extra 10% off pass! So it's not like I went buck wild, but we HAVE been needing a new set of pots and pans. Ours are old and the bottoms are kinda bowed so they don't sit flat on the burners. AND our big lid broke months ago, so I've been using a plate to cover my pots and pans. Ghetto!!! So there was a set on sale for $24.99, which... I mean, I'm sure it's not the finest set of cookware around, but it's still a great price, especially with the extra 10% off, so I had to get that.

Well, that eliminated my getting everything home on the Razor. I had to borrow the shopping cart, push it home, then walk it back and retrieve the scooter. I'm sure it was quite a sight! Like being homeless for an hour! But I mean, Target's what? Half a mile from my house? It wasn't that hard. Just a little odd-looking, I'm sure.

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