Because my photos are always their maximum size I usually post 10 images or less so I wont slow down anyone's browser. This entry has double the photos I usually post. I enabled the lightbox feature if you want to just click the first photo and scroll through the rest of the pics.
You've already seen the front of the boxes so here's the back of the two I purchased:
Fully designed clothing and not half prints.
Body Height: Monster, Bratzillaz, Fashionista
Difference between articulated Bratzs. Last one is a Talking Cloe on clearance at Walmart for $10. She has the worst articulation ever. Even worse than a Ken Fashionista. Her knees barely bend and she cant sit upright at all. At least she had a nice outfit though. The Rock Bratz (1st one) has the best articulation of them all. The Zillaz bottom legs are rubber, not solid plastic so they wobble around. They should have been hard plastic like the thighs and then they would stand on their own better. However, their knees do bend back further than the 1st Bratz.
I'm not dealing with these Zillaz's unfortunate fiber optic like hair issues, and I don't like anything about Sasha's hair, so it's off to the salon:
Because Bratz hair is hard glued, after I cut the hair close to the scalp, I pulled out what strands I could with needle nose pliers. Next I used acetone to remove the white paint. For safety reasons I'm not recommending this next step, but it is what I did. Since the front hairline and crown are hard as a rock, I took a utility knife and shaved these areas down. Doing so removed the hairs I couldn't pull out and gave the head a better shape.
On Flickr people were complaining about what a mess Meygana's hair is and I agree. However, a treatment of African Royale Braid spray will make it more manageable. I used the spray as a detangler instead of water, followed by a wide tooth comb and then a Moxie brush. I left the spray in over night (almost 24 hours) and you'll see the results after the makeover fashion photos!
Here are wigs (all Liv) and fashions that they are able to wear:
Zillaz boots, Moxie Girlz skirt, Talking Bratz top
Harumika boots, Talking Bratz leggings and skirt, Barbie top
Moxie Teenz boots, Liv dress (fastened with a safety pin)
Ken shoes and socks, Bratz dress, Talking Bratz hat
Liv boots (don't really fit) and umbrella, Barbie skirt and top
Meygana's hair is still covered in spray for these next set of photos, so it wont look like this when I'm done.
Moxie Teenz boots, Liv pants, Moxie Girlz top
Harumika boots, Barbie Basic jeans, Liv top
Zillaz boots, Barbie pants, Liv top
Moxie Teenz boots, Liv skirt/top/jacket, lace socks by my Mom ^_^
Makeovers are done!
This will probably be Sashabella's everyday wig. After trying them all on, this is the one I like the most on her. She looks like she stepped straight out of an anime.
I ran COLD water through Meygana's hair. Just a quick rinse, not enough to take all of the braid spray out. I cut it waist lenth because hair past the butt bothers me. Her hair is now much softer, tangle free and easy to comb. I like how poofy it is. If you want a sleeker look then leave the braid product in. However, it does have a residue to it, not unlike a jheri curl. A light amount of spray will get rid of frizz and give hair a nice sheen, but a lot will weigh the hair down and give it a wet look.
My final thoughts are that these dolls could have been better articulated, the hair is a disaster and the accessories aren't all that. Nonetheless, the fashions are really cute and their faces are stunning. The eyes alone sell the dolls for me. I mean, seriously, just gorgeous.
Halftone screen printing in the eyes - genius.
Glitter snowflake design - Now this is where glitter belongs.
I will leave you with these awesome instructions from the pamphlet insert:
- Do not wash dolls hair with water and/or soap as doing so my cause irreparable damage.
- Do not use any form of heat such as a blow dryer, curling iron, crimper, etc., on the doll's hair as it may cause irreparable damage to the hair.
You have been warned.