Thursday, June 26, 2014

Quick Update and Disney Store news

Hey, everyone!
So this week has been, once more, insane.  Horses.  *facepalm* Just...horses.  If any of you own horses or know people who own horses, you know they are the most maddening, frustrating creatures on earth, and I quite frankly have no idea why I like them so much, but I do.  xD 
PLUS, computer issues.  My computer randomly decided to just STOP working...temporarily.  I know I could use my tablet, but I prefer an actual keyboard as opposed to a touch screen for when I'm typing.  I don't know what was going on with my laptop, but it lost its own IP address, we got that fixed, and then it just QUIT and wouldn't turn on for like three days.  It's working fine now, knock on wood.  I have no idea what's going on with it...
ANYWAY, I also need to let you guys know that I won't be able to be posting from July 14th to July 28th.  I'll let you all know what I did after I come back!
I'm hoping to have the Belle and Beast doll reviews up sometime soon here, if I can get my wild equines settled down and my computer convinced to stay working =D 

While I'm at it, Stitch Kingdom's website posted some exciting news -- designs for new Frozen toddler dolls, an ice-skating set with Anna and Elsa, the new Singing Doll designs, and the new Designer Collection couple sets (Tiana & Naveen, Pocahontas & John, Mulan & Shang, Cinderella & Prince Charming, and Aurora & Philip this year) will be coming out soon!!!!  (Except for the Frozen dolls--they're set to be released this FALL...)
They all look so pretty!  Mulan and Shang for the Designer Collection look a little off, but my favorite from this year is probably Aurora.  What about you guys?  Anyone planning on purchasing any of the new releases, LE dolls or not? 
You can click HERE to see pictures, and the article posted.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Saving Mr. Banks Review and a Quick Update =]

Hey, guys! 
Sorry I haven't posted anything since last Monday...this month is turning out to be CRAZY.  Our horses are crazy, too, and that's mostly WHY this month  has been crazy :D  Anyway, with that aside, I have a quick review for you guys today -- it's for the Disney movie, Saving Mr. Banks. 

Saving Mr. Banks is a movie based on the making of Mary Poppins, featuring Emma Thompson as P. L. Travers / Helen Goff, Tom Hanks as Walt Disney, B.J. Novak as Robert Sherman, Jason Schwartzman as Richard Sherman, and more. 
The very stubborn P.L. Travers is quite against Walt Disney's request to make a movie out of her book, Mary Poppins; but it turns out that Walt is a very stubborn man, as well.  They butt heads throughout the movie, and she gives the entire team grief, fussing over anything from the color red to the mustache that Mr. Banks is drawn with.  And she is sooo very against animation and musicals.  Disney?  No singing?  Pfft, Mrs. Travers...she also has quite a few odd little quirks; quirks that you will get to better understand throughout the movie, including why she hates the color red and why she hates pears; as well as who Mary Poppins and Mr. Banks were based off of.  She learns that she's not the only one who had a rough childhood, and they eventually get the movie completed.

I absolutely love this movie, and if you liked Mary Poppins, you should DEFINITELY give Saving Mr. Banks a try.  It's a really, really sad movie, though; I don't know how many times I cried over it!  Also, you will want to stay for the credits -- they have photographs of the actual team that had been working on Mary Poppins; P.L. Travers, Walt Disney, Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke,'ll want to see them.  They even have a clip from the REAL recordings of when P.L. Travers insisted on recording every meeting with the team.  It's really cool. 

I know this is an incredibly short review, but I can't really go into detail, or I'll spoil a lot of things.  I just highly recommend watching it!
Have you already seen it, or do you plan to?  What did you think of it, if you already have seen it? 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Disney Store updates

Hey everyone!!

Today, the Disney Store finally came out with some of their 2014 Classic Doll collection!!
The face molds and paint, etc. look to be exactly the same, but the outfits are different for the princesses.  Plus, Mother Gothel has a glittery dress.  Didn't think she'd be much of one for glitter, but hey.

Mother Gothel Classic Doll - 12''
Merida also has a new outfit -- she has less glitter, but her dress has a neat, glittery little pattern along the bottom.  It's really nice! 
Merida Classic Doll - 12''

Rapunzel's got an AWESOME dress this year -- it's as close to the movie dress as they've gotten since the original 2010 doll came out!  Also, I'm not sure if maybe it's just me, but her face looks different.  Almost rounder, maybe?  Or her lips have softer coloring?  I'm not sure.  Your thoughts?
Rapunzel Classic Doll - 12''

Belle has a really pretty dress, as well:
Belle Classic Doll - 12''
I didn't really notice much difference with the Ariel, Mulan, or Pocahontas, but Cinderella has a beautiful dress this time as well:
Cinderella Classic Doll - 12''

What are your thoughts on the new 2014 redesigns? 
I'm DEFINITELY going to get Rapunzel (who knew, right?? :P) and hopefully Belle as well.  Any of you guys planning on getting any of them?   
I'm excited to see if they made any changes to their articulation -- hopefully changes for the better!! 

You can see all of them (Including the old models, though -- those ones are easy to find, because they are on the 2 for $10 sale) HERE. 

Surprisingly, the Frozen dolls have not been added to the "Classic" collection yet -- I'll be interested to see if they redesign them, and what they will look like if they do.  As usual, the Frozen merchandise is completely and utterly out of stock. 

While I'm at it, there's a 40% off sale going on for a lot of items -- so you'll want to check that out as well! (:

I'll talk to you guys later!! (:

Sunday, June 8, 2014

I am still alive...!

Hey, guys!
Sorry I haven't posted anything for awhile...I was incredibly busy with class-related things and horses :D I'm hoping to have more posts up soon!!
Also, if any of you wonderful followers watches BBC's Sherlock, Season 3 is on Netflix now!!!  It is sooo good! (:
I'll talk to you guys soon!