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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Disney's Elena of Avalor Royal Gown Doll Review

She is the very first Latina Disney Princess! Elena of Avalor is a Disney channel animated show that debuted in the United States on July 22, 2016. Several new Elena dolls have hit store shelves. This review is for the Royal Gown Elena doll. She was purchased at Target for $19.99. You can also order her online via Toys R Us  HERE

The dolls are made by Hasbro, who recently acquired the Disney Princess license. For over a decade, Mattel had an exclusive contract with Disney and was making the princess dolls. Over time however, Mattel began to neglect the brand (which was evident to doll collectors like myself who noticed the dolls were suddenly being made in poor quality) and then released their own collection of princess dolls called Ever After High. This greatly displeased Disney. They left Mattel and awarded the $500 million dollar Disney Princess contract to Hasbro. A great video about the contract dispute can be viewed HERE

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

DC Super Hero Girls Budget Supergirl Doll Review

The trinity is complete! I have found and purchased the last doll I needed from the DC Super Hero Girls Budget Doll Collection. Supergirl was a happy accident. I discovered her while shopping with my family at a Barnes and Noble bookstore. She was priced at $9.99. Batgirl and Wonder Woman were also available for purchase. The dolls are made by Mattel.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Suicide Squad Advance Movie Review

On Monday August 1, 2016 I had the extreme pleasure of attending the advance IMAX 3D screening of Suicide Squad. This is the third film in the current DC Comic Cinematic Universe. Unlike Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad is not directed by Zack Snyder nor did he have a hand in writing the script (he is however, a producer). This film is written and directed by David Ayer. It is set to be released nationwide on August 5, 2016 with a PG-13 rating and a run time of 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Friday, July 29, 2016

DC Super Hero Girls Budget Line Batgirl Doll Review

It's time for another toy review! Batgirl was the second doll I was able to find in the new DC Super Hero Girls Budget  Line. This collection can currently be found at Wal-Mart and Barnes and Noble thus far. It features three characters; Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl. They are priced at $9.99. If you are having trouble locating the dolls, you can order them on Wal-Mart's website HERE

Saturday, July 23, 2016

The 5 Best Moments From the Wonder Woman Trailer!

The first Wonder Woman trailer was released on July 23, 2016 at the San Diego Comic-Con and it did not disappoint! The film stars Gal Gadot returning to the role she first played in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. DC Comics heavyweight Geoff Johns co-wrote the film. It is directed by Patty Jenkins, who directed the Oscar winning 2003 film, 'Monster'. Wonder Woman will be released June 2, 2017. The Confessions of a Cosplay Girl Blog breaks down the 5 best moments from the trailer!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

DC Superhero Girls Budget Doll Review (Wonder Woman)

 As a life long doll collector, I am proud to bring you my very first toy review! This review is for the DC Superhero Girls new budget doll line by Mattel. The doll I will be reviewing is Wonder Woman (which was a surprise gift from my boyfriend). For those who are not familiar, the DC Superhero Girls brand centers around teenage versions of famous female DC characters. The collection includes Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl, Bumble Bee, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. Katana will be released at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. The franchise also features a web series in addition to other merchandise such as action figures, clothes and more. Episodes can be viewed on their official website HERE. Their first original movie will be released on DVD July 31st. Wal-Mart is currently accepting preorders HERE

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Batman Cosplayer Stops Car Thief at Wizard World Philly

Photo credit: Jamie Foxwell Ralph
You read that headline correctly! At this years 2016 Wizard World Philadelphia Convention, cosplayer and charity worker Greg Walraven spotted some suspicious behavior while heading to a vehicle. A man was breaking into cars in broad daylight. Greg confronted and stopped the thief all while wearing his Dawn of Justice Batman costume. The incident took place at one of the parking garages in the city.

Greg tells us in his own words exactly what happened and how it lead to the robbers arrest.