A Doll is Born
The first wave of Jem dolls are out for pre-order! This was very interesting, because I am the kinda girl that likes information. I love toy companies that send out nice shiny press releases and dates for folks to know when it is time to get a sneak peek or when to start expecting pre-order or sale dates. Integrity Toys (the company responsible for bringing the dolls back) completely snuck this information under every bodies radar. Thanks to the wonderful folks on Jemcon.org, I was able to find out about the new wave.
So let's check out some images of the new Jem dolls from the first wave-
Ok so first thoughts are this: these dolls are simply amazing. They are stunning and come with some really well crafted accessories. To view more from this first wave check out new Jem doll website to check out some gorgeous and stunning pictures. I am loving this line, aside from some minor plot points. First of all the price point is $119 per doll. Now I get why that price is there, because this is a collector line. There is a lot of thought and detail put into the line. Would I prefer them to be cheaper? Yes, of course I would. But I do get it, even if I don't completely like it. I also think that part of the price is that there are four dolls in the first wave. It is a lot to deal with at first, but with such a diverse first wave it might be easy to pick and choose.
My other point of interest for these dolls is availability. These dolls are selling pre-orders like hot cakes at the McDonald's drive thru at 5:30 am. Folks are hungry for Jem dolls, fans everywhere have been demanding a return to Jem for a long while. I think Hasbro and Integrity are both aware of this. So the numbers for the dolls are high, Classic Jem is marked at a 1,000 for production. The numbers for the other dolls are slightly lower. So that is good, however, the one sore spot is that not everyone is familiar with buying from Integrity Toys. They are a collector based company and for some of their lines, buyers have to purchase their dolls from Integrity dealers.
My issue with that is that not everyone knows the ends and outs of that. So I hope that Integrity realizes what a hot commodity they have with Jem and hopefully they can do a bit more marketing for the line. Let fans know when to expect teaser photos of upcoming lines. Or give fans a heads up when to expect pre-order dates. I won't lie, for awhile I was checking the new Jem doll website, but after awhile I stopped checking religiously. So I hope some things can change on that. (I'm spoiled from other collector lines.)
Anyways, there is still so much to celebrate though with these new dolls. They simply look stunning and I cannot wait to see what the Misfits will look like. I am dying to see a new updated Pizzazz. So check out the new dolls and here is the list of Integrity Dealers, go through the list to see if any of the sellers have any more dolls for pre-order. Also for all things Jem, please join Jemcon.org, a truly wonderful site with kind and awesome Jem fans that talk about all manners of Jem and other truly outrageous topics!
POP! Goes the Universe
And just like that, the big bang theory rattled the universe in such a way, that nothing was ever the same. Thank goodness for my readers for always keeping me in-the-know. Courtesy of a comment from faithful reader Nastyroker, I found out some amazing news. The adorable POP! line consisting of vinyl characters from Funko will be releasing a Masters of the Universe wave!
What a wave! Spikor and a Filmation Hordak? Plus She-Ra? Sign a dorkette up now! I love that Funko is releasing some MOTU product, and with such a diverse first wave too! I am surprised to see Spikor, Hordak, and She-Ra in this first line up. I mean She-Ra! It is so refreshing to see She-Ra get some love. And since Spikor is added to the mix, I can only hope that Funko will release some other lesser known characters with future waves.
With a Little Mermaid Ariel already released in POP! form, I think Funko would do wise to make a POP! Mermista and keep that mermaid sculpt going for all it's worth! I would just flip out like never before. Anyways, for more updates on the MOTU POP! line, check out He-Man.org for further details. I am not sure when these will be released, but He-Man.org will be the place to go.
So that is about it for some new Bits and Pieces. There are some wonderful things going on right now in the world of toys. I can't wait to see what happens next!