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Monster High Dolls Make Me Wish….

Monster High dolls make me wish my daughter was older so I could buy myself  buy her some Monster High dolls without my husband thinking I am crazy. I love these dolls. They are very cool.

When I was a little girl I hated Barbie to the point where my parents (after I decapitated my fist doll at age 3) capitulated and start giving me cool toys such as cars, truck and cowboys. The only Barbie style dolls I ever  played with were the Gold Medal Barbie (I think that is how she was called) from the mid 70’s and of course The Bionic Woman doll. These were cool. I wish I still had them.

How cool it would have been to have Monster High dolls when I was little! It’s Christmas soon and these dolls will certainly be pretty hot once again this year. And with a few months to go we can wish for an early release of one of the 2013 Monster high dolls line…. wish can come true!

If you plan on offering some Monster High doll this Christmas I would like to suggest you buy them early on to make sure you get the dolls you want.

If you want a look at some of these dolls, I have compiled all the officially licensed dolls as well as a selection of OOAK custom Monster High dolls for each character:

Draculaura dolls

Lagoona Blue dolls

Frankie Stein dolls

Clawdeen Wolf dolls

Abbey Bominable dolls

Scarah Screams dolls


 Frankie Stein dolls
Monster High Grayscale Frankie Stein Doll – Comic Con Exclusive Limited Edition

This Christmas I Offer Playmobil: Toys not Made in China!

As you may, or may not know, most Playmobil sets are made in Europe!  NOT MADE IN CHINA if you prefer. I try my best to avoid made in China products and I am always looking for new products and toys to add to my list of not made in China. To my surprise Playmobil are made in Europe. I bought 3 boxes for my son’s Christmas gifts and all were made in Europe: one from Spain, one from Malta and one from Germany. So Playmobil is a brand that I will keep on buying. You should know that a very tiny proprtion of the sets are still made in China, so check the boxes before you buy (or buy those you know for sure where they are made). Here’s the 3 sets we got, all made in Europe:

After Being an Hubpages Member for over 3 Years I Finally Published my First Hub!

After 3 years of total inactivity on Hubpages, I finally published a first page there (make that two). Yes, really I did. For some reason I have never felt at home on Hubpages and was finding the platform a bit daunting. But for the “not put your eggs in the same basket” reason I decided to publish a couple of pages there. That will allow me to backlink some squidoo lenses at the same time. Both pages are about toys not made in China. I have many Squidoo pages on that topic, so lots of interlinking. I am a bit fed up with squidoo and all the cheating and gaming going on there.

Now, Hubpages. To tell the truth, publishing there is quite easy. Easier and much more user friendly than Squidoo. I didn’t get any warning about being “overly promotional” (I heard that Hubpages is rather strict on that and was afraid that linking to my own Squidoo stuff would send red signals). The pages look clean and professional.

As for backlinks I will have to be a little more active there because to get “do follow” links you need a profile score of 75 and individual hubs of 40 or more. Seems rather easy with unique content, a bit of traffic.

My first two Hubs:

3 Favorite Manufacturers Of Toys Not Made In China
Buying Toys Not Made In China