Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope the holiday season was filled with much love and happiness for you and yours. I'm going to be honest, I had a hard time getting into the spirit this year. I had a few health issues I dealt with in October/November which made things hard for me. But seeing the delight on my son's face when he saw family and opened packages got me in the spirit real quick. 

As I write this he is trying to take a nap but resisting going to sleep by laying in his crib and taking his pants off. I can't believe he's almost 2!

I also hope that your dreams came true this season. We all have a lot to be thankful for!

I did get some dolly's this Christmas, I hope you got some goodness as well! Whether it's in the form of dolls or diamonds or some homemade baked goodies. YUM!

Before I get into my wonderful gifts from my amazing family, I'll showcase one more doll that I received in the past couple of months growing my collection of EAH! (And because I haven't photographed the new ones yet.) :)

I heard that there will be no more new webisodes of Ever After High! Are they starting to close down this line of dolls? NOOOOOOO.

Whatever they decide to do, I have an awesome collection nonetheless. You may remember that I only collect the first wave and have a couple of spinoff lines, those being Thronecoming and Way Too Wonderland. I added another doll to my WTW line!

The fabulous Courtly Jester!

In the Way Too Wonderland special, Courtly starts out as a villain in the Wonderland Realm (she has the ability to change and look like anyone so that creates some havok in Wonderland.) She has a change of heart and comes back to Book End to attend Ever After High. There was voting on their website to let viewers decide if she should be allowed to attend EAH despite her villainous past. The vote was pretty much unanimous. She was allowed to attend! And boy do I love this doll!

Just look at how jester-like she is! I love the diamond around her eye and her jester hat and her fabulous collar. There is a curl of hair that covers her right eye but I don't think they boxed her that way as it makes her seem, well, not as pleasant as the other dolls. So I'll get on that and give her that curl over her eye. And probably paint the hat too. Give it some dimension. It does have those embossed elements which would totally work with some paint.

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Dress is not exactly like the webisode version but I do like it. It adds to her funky vibe and they did replicate the turned up tails and her belt very well. Could also use some paint so I'll do that too. 

She wears gauntlets with holes in them, her right one contains bracelets while the left one does not. The bracelets are gold so another thing to paint.

Her hair is blonde with a purple streak in front and no other color in back. She just wears it in a simple ponytail that goes through her collar.

THE SHOES! How can you NOT love these! Besides her light and dark purple tights, one boot is higher than the other and contains a ribbon. It fits so well with the wonderland theme!

Both boots have die-cuts on the side and are super high with spikes. Profile of the right.

And profile of the left. 

And there are also extreme details on the boots too that I'll have to paint. I better get to work! :)
Also, she is the same height as the other Wonderlandians so she matches the height of Maddie, Lizzie and Kitty.

What do you think of Courtly Jester? Is she in your collection? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time where I can showcase the goodies received for Christmas!


shazza said...

WOW!!! Those boots are fabulous!

Andrea said...

Love the Jester, especially those killer boots.

No more webisodes? That sounds indeed like the demise of the line, it would be sad though. The only store in my area that still sells EAH had them marked down before Christmas, not a good sign either, I guess.

Teresa Brown said...

The boots are just SO great! I am so sad about the state of EAH. They are coming out with a new MH movie, maybe they are still trying to focus on that product line? The newest EAH dolls (Jillian Beanstalk, Nina Thumbell and Meshell Mermaid) are super discount on Amazon. Good time to pick them up but I think the lack of details in the new dolls (and no stands!) means they are on their way out. :( SAD.