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Doll News

News about all your favourite dolls lines in one convenient place.

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Apr 15 '14

Anonymous asked:

Do You Think Barbie Would Be Discontinued in a Few Months? I Think Soon Because Their Sales Dropped Due To Monster High

I can’t tell if you’re joking or not lol?

If this is a serious question, no Mattel isn’t going to discontinue Barbie in a few months. Like, it’s Barbie. I don’t think they’re going to discontinue any of their lines. They’ve invested so much money in just starting their newer doll lines, they’re not going to throw that all away because sales weren’t as high as they thought they would be. Also you have to look at this all within the context of the market, sales may be down but they are still number one. If you look at any financials chart you can see it goes up and down, this really isn’t that big of a deal. 

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Apr 15 '14

Anonymous asked:

Have you heard anything about monster high fashion packs for 2014?

Not really, for a second I thought I remembered there being add on packs for Inner Monster but I don’t think that’s right. So for right now there doesn’t seem to be any planned for the next few months, unless they pop up as a total surprise, but there is always later in the year.

Apr 15 '14

Anonymous asked:

When Is Dexter Charming Coming Out?

May according to this.

But I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to please check the tags or use our search bar. We keep getting questions about Lizzie and Dexter’s release dates when the information has already been posted. We tag the characters so all you have to do is look, I can guarantee it is much quicker then waiting for one of us to answer your ask.

Apr 14 '14
ukej:

Why has nobody brought up the fact the newer dolls have slimmer heads??

ukej:

Why has nobody brought up the fact the newer dolls have slimmer heads??

Apr 14 '14

jpopluvr1000:

Here is my new variation Maddie (right) compared to the original Maddie (left)
New Maddie (right) was made in China. While the original Maddie (left) was made in Indonesia. The china made Maddie is lighter in complexion (like getting fairest Maddie). She also doesn’t have any glue in her head….. Yay!!!!! :)

One of the first things I noticed was her hair was completely straight and had no curls in it what so ever. Her lips are painted more full. And her eye shadow is much lighter in color that the original. Her hat, stand and stand clip are also a lighter & brighter purple aswell. Also the bottom tuel on her dress has more sparkles as well.

I much prefer the variation Maddie over the original Maddie.

Apr 13 '14

Anonymous asked:

Mondays at Midnight PST is usually when disneystorecom updates. Not always though, last week it updated at 9:00am which many parents who stayed up for Frozen items complained on the Disney Store Facebook page in droves.
Apr 13 '14
world-of-winx:

Winx Club Exclusive Bloom Bloomix Doll by Witty Toys!

world-of-winx:

Winx Club Exclusive Bloom Bloomix Doll by Witty Toys!

Apr 13 '14

rayedelsol:

Disney Maleficent-12” Maleficent - Toys & Games - Dolls & Accessories - Barbies & Fashion Dolls

While I don’t know how much I trust kmart.com, they are listing the Maleficent doll with a release date of May 9, 2014

Apr 13 '14
Apr 13 '14

Anonymous asked:

Hi! I noticed the ask in here about Ever after high sales dropping so I did a little digging. I found something but since I want to put this ask anonymously, I can´t add links here. You will find the news by googling "Mattel downgraded to Underperform". I hope this helps!

voicething-john:

dollienews:

Thanks! I looked up the article and I don’t think a lot of people need to worry until they release their financials other stuff in a couple weeks. Also, you can also share links with submissions I think.

I’ve been hearing about this and as always with rumors you take these things with a grain of salt. So is it true sales are down? I can’t tell you how much I hope that’s not true. EAH is the best line to come around in years, I’d hate to see to it come to an end.

I’m guessing this is the article they were talking about, and it says:

“We are downgrading shares as we see risk to MAT’s earnings estimates for 2014 and 2015 owing to cyclical declines in core product lines like Barbie and Hot Wheels, deteriorating sales of Monster High, and disappointing performance of new lines like Max Steel and Ever After High. The toy market in mature markets continues to be weak, while emerging markets face challenges from declines in equity markets and weakening currencies.” BMO Capital said

According to this everything has gone down in sales, and we know that almost every other toy company experienced the same thing last year. We saw multiple lines be discontinued or put on a break and very few new lines for 2014.

But I’m fairly sure this is normal. Markets go up and down, one bad year isn’t enough for Mattel to throw out a new line they’ve invested heavily in. Sales are down but everyones sales are down, it is not specifically Ever After High, and I don’t think they would target the line and get rid of it to try to save money. Ever After High just had the misfortune of debuting in a bad year, personally I don’t think it’s fair to say they didn’t do well when nothing else did either.

So don’t worry too much, we already know there is stuff planned for this entire year so it’s not going anywhere in the immediate future. If anyone wants to try to help the line, maybe introduce your friends to it, or children you know. A bigger fanbase means more sales so getting people interested can make a huge difference.