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  • Question: Do you happen to know if there's a release timeframe for the Haunted line? I did some researching but couldn't find any info; then again, I don't have the resources you seem to! :) - Anonymous
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    geekinklove:

    mhinsider:

    Haunted is part of Spring 2015. The Spring lines start to show up as early as October and are usually in full distribution by the Spring season. Same thing for Fall - which starts to show up in Summer, and are fully out by Fall. It’s a little confusing - but just remember that each season’s dolls actually start showing up in stores in the actual season before them. Fall dolls in Summer, Spring dolls in Winter. Typically the mainline dolls hit first, and the exclusives show up throughout and more-so by the end.

    What about UK release dates? Any ideas as to where I can find such information?

    In theory, it’s not going to be anything drastically far off - it just depends on how international distribution unfolds. The UK, Cananda, Mexico and Australia have all gotten some releases weeks to maybe months before the US in the past.

Source: mhinsider
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  • Question: Do you happen to know if there's a release timeframe for the Haunted line? I did some researching but couldn't find any info; then again, I don't have the resources you seem to! :) - Anonymous
  • Answer:

    Haunted is part of Spring 2015. The Spring lines start to show up as early as October and are usually in full distribution by the Spring season. Same thing for Fall - which starts to show up in Summer, and are fully out by Fall. It’s a little confusing - but just remember that each season’s dolls actually start showing up in stores in the actual season before them. Fall dolls in Summer, Spring dolls in Winter. Typically the mainline dolls hit first, and the exclusives show up throughout and more-so by the end.

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  • Question: Hello, do you know if the Dawn of the Dance re release is real or not real? - Anonymous
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    Yes they are real. They’re ASDA exclusive in the UK, which usually means WalMart in the US. Current rumor/theory is that they are this year’s Walmart $10 Black Friday doll.

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  • Question: What are all the Kmart exclusives that are out right now? - Anonymous
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    You can see the current seasons exclusives by visiting my Seasons page.

    K-Mart’s only exclusive is/was Ghoul Chat - but Toot’s Toy’s (an independent retailer who has access to ordering mainline & alt-channel exclusives) was able to order them direct from Mattel - so who knows.

    K-Mart also carries most of the Alt-Channel releases, as they have Doll + Accessories and the Draculocker currently - and will likely have Coffin Bean Wave 2 as well.

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  • Question: Someone told me that they found Casta at a TRU, I thought she was a walmart exclusive? - Anonymous
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    She’s not an exclusive at all. She’s like Catty - a special timed release, but without a hard-release date like Catty had. Walmart just seemed to have gotten Casta in first (although Target has her in that special display at some stores).

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  • Question: Do you know anything about the monster madness promotion? - thedollkeeper98
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    It seems to be a sale of Spring 2014 lines, so far only on MattelShop.com.

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  • Question: I recently found the Coffin Bean Assortment Wave 2 at a justice store at the mall I go to but I'm not sure if they will be exclusive to that store. I have a big feeling they will be though. Just wanted to let you know since your post of them says they haven't been released in stores yet, hope this helps. I love your blog the organization in beautiful. - neolani333
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    Coffin Bean is an Alt Channel line, which is why small stores like Justice are able to order it. Their exclusive is the Swim Line. Coffin Bean can be found at independent retailers, grocery stores, and other non-major chains like Kohls, Meijers, and even Frys Electronics.

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  • Question: Hi! I think I can help with that while catty and 0peretta thing! If u go on YouTube and watch a couple new mh dolls 2014-2015, you will see a blurry pic of a line with catty, 0peretta and honey swamp! Hope this helped! This line is official btw! ;) - Anonymous
  • Answer:

    That Monsteristas line was a bad fake, and was debunked the moment it happened by Garrett himself.

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  • Question: Sorry if someone already asked this, but do you know when wave two of Scaremester will come to stores like Target? - Anonymous
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    New Scaremester Wave 2 has already started showing up in stores, mostly Targets and Walmarts so far, from what I’ve read and seen.

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Haunted artwork. Via the Monster High Zazzle merch (thanks Neptunableu for the link!)

We’ve already seen Vandala, and leak of Spectra, but Rochelle being apart of Haunted is new news. 

And then Clawdeen and Draculaura are both labeled as Boo York on their pages, but those are the only illustrations of Catty & Operetta, and their styling is all too similar (I see a lot of faceted surfaces on shoes & sunglasses).

It’s too early to tell what Boo York is going to be. We know Haunted is the big movie line for Spring 2015, and we already have a core line (Monster Exchange), a dance line (Bloom & Gloom), and a budget line (Freaky Field Trip). Maybe they’re the next 2-Packs or an entirely store-exclusive line, or maybe the next movie?

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  • Question: Has there been any word on a US release for I Heart Fashion Cleo and Venus? I know Wydowna has started surfacing, but Cleo and Venus have been out for months elsewhere and still no sign of them here. I want to know if I should ask my UK friends for help. I've been holding off on importing, because I figured we'd get them, but now with Wydowna showing and not them, I'm concerned we're never getting them. Thanks for any help! - venivididolli
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    At this point, it seems like a mystery. I haven’t seen any reports of them showing up in the states. If anyone is really worried and you have the extra cash to spend - your safest bet may just be ordering now from ToysRUs.ca (Cleo | Venus).

    Thanks to madcappsims for pointing thisout - but they will only ship within Canada. I would suggest trying to find some Canadian MH fans who may be willing to help be a middle-man in shipping. Standard shipping within Canada is free on TRU if the order is over $25, so you wouldn’t be out any extra shipping costs.

    It also doesn’t help that even Garrett doesn’t know where they’re at (based on his latest hashtag of his Wydowna picture)

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2014 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Manny Taur & Iris Clops
Released July 2014

Interesting notes:

  • Manny & Iris were sold exclusively at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con.
  • Manny & Iris were apart of the shareholder presentation that revealed many future dolls to the public (likely unintentionally).
  • Manny & Iris were available on Matty Collector as apart of their usual presale, as well as briefly on their post-sale.

Photo Credit: Mattel & Parrotbeak

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  • Question: Do you keep a compiled list of upcoming releases anywhere, such as WordPress? - Anonymous
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    The timeline page (listed at the top of the site, but I think only seen on the web-version of the page) lists upcoming releases. I’ve already started listing Spring 2015 there.

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We have official images for all of Fall 2014 (except for the DOTD re-releases, which we still don’t have 100% confirmation on where & how they’re being released just yet), so all the pages are up. The timeline/seasons pages have also been brought up to date. Doll directories are next on my list.

I’m always looking for cleaner, better resolution pictures - so if you see that some images could be upgraded, please don’t hesitate to send me a message!

I also haven’t been bothering to tag my actual entries with MH because at this point, it just adds clutter to the tag, and I’m not posting anything new.

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Creepateria Playset + Dolls Exclusive 
Fall 2014 - Alt Channel Exclusive
Includes: Creepateria Cleo & Howleen

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  • Entertainment Earth has this available for purchase, which means it should be available to Alt Channel retailers.
  • Though not confirmed, this set does not seem to contain anything exclusive or anything not apart of the dolls & playset sold separately.