spoke briefly about My Mini MixiQ's in one of her posts, and my curiosity got piqued so I grabbed a set.
As I said earlier, these figures are quite small. They're about the size of a U.S. quarter.
Luckily I didn't get Zia. I got Willa from the "swim" category.
Lastly, let's look at Willa's hovel.
the monument to Frédéric Chopin, located in Lazienki Park (Warsaw's largest park). This is significant to me because I'm a casual Chopin fan and want to be a hardcore fan. The center image is the Mermaid of Warsaw, and I think her position in the center is fitting because she is considered the symbol of Warsaw. The city has several mermaid statues, but I think this one is located in Old Town. The last image is Holy Cross Church, and large baroque-style Catholic church. All three of these pieces are significant for another reason; both the church and the Chopin monument were destroyed by
Lastly, I have a Monster High Mini from Series 2.
Now, let's look briefly at Clawdeen. She looks more like a Lalaloopsy Mini than she does a typical Monster High figure. Her eyes are round and cutesy, and she's smiling, which Clawdeen dolls rarely do. But most telling are these molded stitches that run down her arms and legs.
To sum it all up, I'm pretty pleased with the characters I got. I'm not hard to please, so blind bags are a good way to perk me up after a rough day. I definitely recommend MixieQ's due to their play value and the ease with which one can build a collection. These come two to a box so two or three boxes will make a good enough set to play around with. As an added bonus, if I end up with a double I can just switch the clothes around a bit! Though small, my particular figures don't have any paint screw-ups anywhere. Keep these away from small children and pets, as they're the perfect size to be swallowed or choked on, and if you or your child has a bunch of these I advise keeping them in a box so the pieces won't get lost.
The Gift 'Ems are an interesting and original concept. I love the idea of boxing up a figure and assigning it a city to represent. The figures can also be mixed and matched to some extent since they come apart in two places. HOWEVER, the names are ridiculous and borderline racist in some cases. I hate pulling the race card, but a couple of these might offend a more liberal buyer, so beware. These figures do provide some potential for education though, as not everyone may be familiar with the landmarks pictured on the panels. So I love this concept, but I don't know if I want a ton of these. They're more for looking at than playing with.
As for the Monster High Minis, I do like those quite a bit. My Clawdeen is one of the more common figures, but she's still gussied up with a bit of metallic stuff to make her look nice. She's the least precisely painted of my mini crew, but it's nothing terribly glaring. I like the rag doll concept too; it's not original, but it renders these figures great little props for my larger dolls. I definitely want to take a whack at these again so I can try to find a chalkboard figure. As my brother-in-law would say, those are EPIC!
Much love to all,