Hey everyone! I'm just about ready to head in to art, but I wanted to give you a little update.
I decided that I would start a Toy Fair 2014 Pinterest board rather than continually doing little posts here and there on the blog. Whenever I find something new from the Toy Fair, I will post a link to it there. You can see the board HERE.
You'll definitely want to check it out today, as one of my trusty online resources (thanks, Linda!) found a great link that included pics of the TWO NEW HEARTS FOR HEARTS GIRLS, as well as some pics of the new line of Strawberry Shortcake dolls coming this fall from The Bridge Direct (Hasbro will no longer be making the SSC toys).
Just had to share my thoughts on these two releases (you know me...I can never publish anything without a commentary). ;) I think both of the new Hearts For Hearts Girls, Surjan and Nyesha, are absolutely adorable. I have to admit, I'm a little disappointed that Nyesha is yet another girl from the USA. I really loved the fact that the girls came from all over the world, and we now have four dolls out of the twelve that are from the USA. I would love to see a doll from Japan, or perhaps China or Korea. There are plenty of European countries that could work for the line, too. However, the stories on the two new dolls look interesting, and I appreciate that the company is keeping the theme of focusing on girls who want to change the world they live in. I'm also just thrilled to see that new dolls are in the works, and I hope this line will continue. :)
As far as the Strawberry Shortcake dolls, so far I prefer the current Hasbro dolls. I think their faces are a little bit sweeter. It does look like most of the dolls are prototypes, so it's possible they will change a bit as they are produced. Because of that, I'll hold off my judgement until I see the final product. ;) I am hoping they'll have more Raspberry Torte dolls available since those are so hard to find from Hasbro.
I guess that's about all for now. I've got to get going or I'll be late. :} Have a great day, everyone! Be sure to check out my DAC Kristoff review, too. I got it up last night. :)