Scaris: City of Frights

Over the weekend I decided to drop by my local Kmart to check out everyone’s favourite isle, and I was very impressed.

They had restocked and had Dot Dead Gorgeous, Dance class, Ghouls Rule, Cams (no harpy or mermaid unfortunately), Ghoul’s Alive and Scaris. No Picture Day dolls but one can hardly complain. I was actually surprised by the Dance Class dolls, I had pegged that line as ‘skippable’ along with DDG and found myself really liking Robecca and Howleen. I think’ll have to rethink my stance and pick them up eventually.

I of course didn’t go home empty handed. My Kmart had all four of the basic Scaris dolls although I wasn’t overly taken by any. Judging by the numbers on the shelf my guess is there are more than one Abbs and Ghoulia to a case, and maybe Duece and Draculaura are single packed.

duece

I decided on Deuce as his numbers seem really low and male dolls seem to be unpopular in my area. Either he is going to be all over the place or incredibly hard to find in the future –  it’s a hard one to call. At first glance he seems almost identical to his original counter part, with the only major difference is he has a black earring, when the original has a white one.

duece shoes

I actually do really like his shoes, mostly because they seem so…Death Eater-like. He also has a man purse. I wish it had snakes on it, not just the snake-skin straps. What it does have on it which can’t be seen in this picture is the monster high skull with snakes on it’s head.

rochelle

Besides Rochelle, the other two familiar dolls in the deluxe Scaris Line are Frankie and Clawdeen. Frankie looks awesome, but I really could only pick one and Rochelle’s Eiffel Tower dress won out. The deluxe dolls also come with a suitcase, and the handles on them retract in and out and they have working wheels. Rochelle’s sports a fleur-de-lis and is in her signature grey and pink. Her entire look is topped off by that adorable hat. I did notice this particular doll has eyes that are a good 50% bigger than the original I have and unlike on my original doll her green streaks are a lot more evenly spread through her hair.

rochelle shoes

Rochelle’s shoes are pink and fleur-de-lis themed. Personally I find them a bit busy looking, but if someone gave me a pair of these kicks in my size I wouldn’t make too many complaints about it!

skelita

Lucky last we have Skelita Calaveras the sugar skeleton from Hexico. She’s so pretty, and my crappy camera doesn’t do her the justice she deserves. Her body is completely skeletal which means separate ribs, protruding pelvic bones and her lower back is all spine. She comes packaged with a plastic dress form which helps her display, as with out it her clothes look like they just hang off her. Her knees are really stiff and hard to bend at first, but with gentle pressure in the right places they will eventually. Her skirt is a rainbow spider web design and her suitcase has a sugar skull design on it. She is my favourite of this small haul by far.

No Jina-fire, she wasn’t there. Either someone beat me to her or just as likely she hasn’t been released here yet. I will have to keep a look out.

Not the time to lose one’s head…

Austin Powers anyone?

That’s not the way to get ahead in life.

….

heads

Okay so, I can’t stop quoting Austin Powers when I see these two anyway. Yes, that is another Galena head. This time white skin and I haven’t got a body sorted for the normal skin one yet. White!Galena needs a little bit of fixing. She’s lost one of her head cap magnets, I’m not sold on the face-up one of her previous owners gave her and I’ve given her two odd Volks metallic eyes to work out what her preferred eye colour is (my Volks Metallics obsession is big enough for another post).

I have also in transit a NS Vesuvia tail which I will give to one of these girlies when they get a body, and I’m currently doing my best to ignore the fact this year’s Soom limited line is based on fairytails. The Beast doll they’ve put out already is amazing and I can already tell the “Beauty” doll is going to be just as stunning.

My first actual ‘in person’ dolly purchase of 2013 however is not BJD related, but Monster High. I’ve done a good job so far of not buying Monster High dolls, already skipping the Dot Dead Gorgeous line, the 5 pack of skull shores and other non-unique dolls. Cams are something else, and I found some of the new ones. In Australian stores. Booya!

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From left to right:

Ice Girl – My least favourite of the four. I love her ice legs for sure, but having translucent legs, an opaque face and transparent everything else without some sort of graduation between the three (like with Spectra white paint for instance) isn’t working in her favour. Her wig is shocking as is typical with most the CAM wigs, although mine has a really wonky fringe cut where it is way longer on her left side than her right. Her saving grace was the fact I could dress her in Abbey’s I Love fashion gear.

Blob Girl – Ice Girl’s counter part is the winner of the two for me. Even though she is the same with translucent legs, opaque face and transparent thighs, arms and torso the glitter all over her body helps unify her. She has a gorgeous button nose and on her forearms she has little slimy goo “drips”. Her head piece is fantastic and a better idea executed than any of the CAM wigs to date. She makes me want to go watch The Blob again actually, I haven’t seen it in so long…

Gorgon – She’s a lot more monster than the Gorgon from the main doll line, Deuce, and her hair is way more impressive.  No glasses though, as she doesn’t have ears so I guess she can control her stoning powers better than him? Or she can’t and doesn’t care? Either way, she’s my favourite of the four. She has scales all over her including her belly – which is something she even has over Dragon Girl. I wasn’t taken with her simple purple scale dress, so I had heaps of fun creating an outfit for her instead. Dragon Girl skirt and top, with spare Toralei shoes, pants and jacket. It kinda works with all the orange in her face-up.

Mummy Girl – She can be described as…decent. Which is not bad, but not great either. Nothing about her wows me, I just like her because there is nothing really wrong with her. I even got one with a pretty decent wig. The wrapping on her legs, arms and torso are lightly stained with gold here and there, but is mostly grey to match the colour of her face. Her eye make-up is nicely painted and her eyes themselves are a striking aqua. Her pink hieroglyph dress is lovely, and her shoes are nice too. She’s just nice. That’s it.

It comes to my attention as I write this I haven’t posted about the Vampire, Gargoyle and Puma boys, or the Ghost. Perhaps I will as I hunt for Harpy and Siren.

And just because it wouldn’t be in character to not notice, here are the shoes included with both CAM packs:

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