Sunday, August 30, 2015

Fun Finds (My Little Pony, Funko Pop, Lalaloopsy, and More) and Other Randomness

Hey everyone! Sorry it's been a while since you've heard from me here. I've had several posts in the works, but none of them are really ready yet. So, while you're waiting for me to get my act together and post those, here's a little post with some of the fun things I've found around town in the past month. :)

First off, I stopped by my local 99 Cent Store and was pleased to find the My Little Pony Squishy Pop sets for $1.99. They had Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle, and Fluttershy. (Pinkie Pie, Rarity and Applejack come in smaller sets, but the bigger sets with bracelets were the only ones there.) I picked up Rainbow Dash and Twilight since I already had Fluttershy. I also have Rarity and Applejack. So now, all I need is Pinkie Pie and I'll have all of the mane six. :)

Rainbow Dash

Twilight Sparkle

I also found these really cute Frozen mini snack pails made of cardstock. They were in sets of six and were just 99 cents. I thought these would make fun doll accessories. :)

There were different pictures on each side of the pails:

Our local Target and Walmart have started getting some of the newest mini Lalaloopsies in stock. :D I've gotten to the point where I can't get every Lala from every set, so this time around, I just chose a couple of my favorites. 

First up is adorable Autumn Spice.

She is part of a set of four Lalas with a seasonal fairy theme. I went for the fall-themed one since my birthday is in the fall and it's my favorite season. :) 

Autumn Spice is adorable. I love her coloring and design.

Her buns look like pink pine cones.

Her wings have the look of autumn leaves.

They are removable, too.

Here she is without them from the front.

Her pet is a little acorn fairy...thing. ;) 

The pet from the back.

She also comes with a little basket of nuts.

Another of the new sets of minis is the Super Silly Party series. This one includes Mittens, Peanut, Crumbs, and Jewel in fancy party dresses and glittery hair.

The back of the package.

Mittens was my favorite of the bunch, so I decided to add her to my collection.

I'm a little bummed that they just did the glitter on the front of her hair. I like it when a company finishes the design/glitter/coloring all the way around a doll or toy.

She comes with her pet polar bear in a festive hat.

The back of the polar bear.

She also comes with a basket of yarn.

Finally, we found these cute musical themed Lalas. There were only three in this series. This one is Keys Sharps 'N' Flats, the piano-themed Lala. I picked this one up for my mom's collection.

There's also a strings-themed Lala and a drum-themed Lala. I didn't open this doll since it wasn't mine. 

I also noticed on the Target website that the next series of Minis with Littles will be Fairy Tale Themed! :D We are very excited about these ones, especially since Little Gal has been wishing for a Mini Cinder Slippers for a long time. :) The four in the series are Cinder Slippers and Ribbon Slippers, Snowy Fairest and Beauty Fairest (Middle Gal's favorites), Little Bah Peep and Bow Bah Peep (Oldest Gal's favorites), and Scarlet Riding Hood and Cape Riding Hood (none of us are huge fans of this set...we wish they'd included more details in the dresses on these two). We haven't managed to find these anywhere local yet (and they're not available to order on the website at this time), but we're on the lookout for them! :D

While we're talking about new online releases, any of you who are fans of American Girl no doubt already realize that MaryEllen, the new BeForever girl from the 1950s, has officially been released on the AG website. For any of you who somehow missed the news, you can see all of the new MaryEllen releases HERE

The exciting thing is that my mom and I have to take a trip to the San Francisco area in a couple of weeks, so we're planning on stopping at the AG Place in Palo Alto. I'll be sure to take lots of pics for the blog of all of the new goodies. :)

At the end of last week, I stopped by the mall and popped into JC Penney's. It was fun visiting their Disney section.

They still have their Elsa and Anna set in coronation dresses that was so hard to find when it was first released. These dolls have the Disney Store faces but unarticulated legs and arms and simplified dresses. I did a review of them earlier on the blog HERE, if you're interested. 

I thought this Elsa Wardrobe Set was really fun. It includes Elsa in her Frozen Fever dress and comes with her normal dress and her coronation dress. The dresses are pretty simple compared to the Disney Store ones, and Elsa has straight arms and click-knee legs like the Elsa and Anna Set. However, if your little one is interested in a Frozen Fever doll with the Disney Store face, this might not be a bad way to go. I believe this set was $19.99, compared to the $35 or so you'd pay for the Disney Store Frozen Fever Elsa and Anna set. Just throwing that out there. ;) Unfortunately, I didn't see an Anna Wardrobe Set. Maybe that will come later. 

They're also gearing up for the release of Aladdin on Blu-Ray with lots of Princess Jasmine stuff. :) On the top shelf, you can see the Jasmine and Aladdin set and a Jasmine Wardrobe Set like the Elsa one. 

Oh, and another note here. If any of you are fans of the old Disney Store prince doll faces, the JC Penney's prince dolls still have them. :)

While at the mall, I also stopped in Hot Topic for the first time in about a month. It's probably good I don't go in there often. They had another of their "Buy One, Get One 50% Off" store wide sales, and they had the four items I'd been eyeing on their website for a while. And all four of them came home with me. :}

First up were these fun Beauty and the Beast rubber bracelets. 

I love them! I wore them to the gym shortly after I bought them, just for fun. :)

I also finally found this adorable "his and hers" Beauty and the Beast ring set that I've seen online a couple of times. The set comes with two rings and two matching chains.

The back of the box. 

The golden ring has "His Beauty" on it, and the silver one has "Her Beast". 

I highly doubt I will be able to convince Hubby to wear these, but they'll look cute on my shelf anyway. ;) The rings are a "one size fits all" sort of thing, so I don't know if they'd even fit us. And I can't imagine Hubby wearing a necklace. It's not really his style. ;)

Hot Topic also had the new Rapunzel and Pascal Funko Pop set! :D These guys are so adorable! :)

Box details:

The back of the box shows the adorable Maximus Funko Pop, too. He wasn't at the store, but he's super cute. I hope that they eventually make a Eugene as well. 

Rapunzel and Pascal deboxed. Rapunzel kind of leans to one side, but she stands up just fine. 

I can't decide if I'm glad Funko has started adding eyebrows to their figures or not. Most of the time, the characters end up looking a little annoyed. ;) It would be nice to see them go with softer eyebrows. 

I like the detail on Rapunzel's dress and her little paintbrush.

Rapunzel from all sides: 

The underside of her hair and her cute little bare feet.

It's funny, I didn't notice how many little flaws she had until I took these close-up pictures. They aren't nearly as noticeable in person.

They missed a little bit of paint in the fold of her hair.

Pascal is just adorable. Here he is from all sides: 

I was also thrilled to find the My Little Pony Funko Vinyl Apple Bloom. All three of the Cutie Mark Crusaders were just released in vinyl form. As a big fan of the Apple Family, I knew I wanted to add this little one to my collection.

Here she is! :D

More box details: 

And here she is out of her packaging. I think they captured her perfectly. :) 

Meeting the family. ;) I love that they made her smaller than the others. Scale-wise, she's probably a little tall, but it still works. I'm hoping that they'll eventually make a Granny Smith, too. :D

In other non-toy-related news, I've been slowly continuing my gym adventures and have a couple more vlogs for you to enjoy. I thought I'd include them here in case anyone was interested. ;)

Gym Vlog #4

This one includes some toys, too! ;) I'd just been to Hot Topic when I did the video.

Gym Vlog #5
This one's super short. ;)

I think that's about all of my finds and news for now! Again, I'm hoping to get to more actual in-depth toy reviews soon, so stay tuned! :) I hope you all have a wonderful week.