I went Monster High shopping last night but didn't find anything new. However, I did come across some of the new 2011 Bratz dolls.
To give MGA credit they have toned down the umm...sleaze factor a great deal on these since I think starting with the fall 2010 series and some are actually kinda cute and sweet looking. After a quick glance of the official Bratz facebook it does look like MGA is noticing the change in the market and is considering toning down the dolls even futher with some updated head molds with out such extreme fish lips.
On to the doll. The quality of the doll is nice. But not quite Barbie nice. Especially in the hair. The Cloe I got is the basic level without the added articulation of the deluxe and more expensive dolls. I do find the removable feet over just swaping out shoes an odd but unique design choice.
Anyhoo, with that now out of the way, I can get to the point of all this. There's a point!? Yes, there is. Here is a height and style comparison to show the differences between various brands of popular fashion dolls.
Jem, My Scene, Barbie, Monster High and Bratz.
As you can see the Bratz doll is by far the shortest. The Bratz doll has a very over sized head with extremely large lips and stocky almost dwarf like proportions. Also people tend to forget Bratz was not the first fashion doll to have stylised proportions. Blythe and all those 80s Takara Barbies came first.
Besides, Monster High, my Scene has also been unfairly, in my opinion, compared to Bratz. They without a doubt aimed after the same market but My Scene is actually much closer to Jem in proportions.
Last edited by Werewolf; May 3, '11 at 5:50 PM.
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