Pocket-Size Guys

Two pocket-size guys (sacredflamingheart and costumegoblin) and their enjoyment other pocket-size guys (and gals).

Things for Trade, Things We Want, and Things We Have


little-gay-monsters:

pocketsizeguys:

little-gay-monsters:

junkgoblin replied to your post: “I actually only like two days ago realized all the letter jackets had…”:
//The fandom feels like that’s their “cop-out” for not doing a letter jacket fashion pack.

it’s probably more that it seems like only this year Mattel has figured out that there’s a huge fanbase for the male dolls after decades of Ken and Disney princes being little more than ‘accessories’ for the girls

like they don’t even need a ‘cop-out’ they can just flat-out say ‘boy fashion packs wouldn’t sell’

until this year, that is. you yourself called it the year of the Manster and Mattel may finally be catching wise that they can make even more money off of putting out guy dolls — not out of a ‘must make men our priority’ thing, mind, but more a ‘hey wait you’re saying we can wring even more money out of the fans by expanding the amount of characters that have dolls’ thing

No, I meant that they opted to make them each individualized so they didn’t have to bother making a fashion pack of a generic one. Though the customization is something that makes them each uniquely ~their~ jacket so idk, it really goes both ways. I just dislike Mattel a lot sometimes and am wont to stomp on them for whatever I want. There has BEEN a dude fashion pack. They can make fashion packs for dudes. But by making them each finitely customized like they are, they’re not plausible to be produced as fashion packs because like the Scream Spirit Fashion Packs, they didn’t go over well because the motifs don’t fit anyone BUT the doll they were fashioned for. I have a TON of beef with them for never making another dude fashion pack in three entire years. I also have a huge beef with them not making fashion packs THIS YEAR YET I MEAN REALLY MATTEL COMON. …I will stop whining eventually and would probably be too distracted to whine if the SDCC reveal hadn’t just been something we already knew about (albeit the knowledge she’s big sis size is fresh and fantastic).

SHRUG

Like I get your annoyance, man, but all I’m saying here is that Mattel not focusing on fashion packs for the male dolls doesn’t surprise me, regardless of whatever reason they may give. 

It’s Mattel. There’s Ken fashion packs. There’ve been Ken fashion packs for DECADES. Mattel is apparently incredibly stupid to think that a doll line with highly sought after male dolls could do without male fashion packs. Can you just imagine how fast those would fly off shelves? “OMG I CAN PUT PANTS ON MY SWIM HOLT” or “MY MF CLAWD CAN HAVE A REAL SHIRT NOW” I mean really! Mattel is just really not doin it rite. Hopefully this is the year where that all changes and they realize just how much more money they can make deliberately making this a more unisex toy line that is character driven and not just following in Barbie’s footsteps. People want characters. People want to play with their characters. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa *runs around screaming*

— 1 day ago with 4 notes
tristastrange03:

An amazing person told me they were going to try and get one for me if they could; I have no idea if I’ll get them in the end, but dang if I don’t have my fingers crossed.

tristastrange03:

An amazing person told me they were going to try and get one for me if they could; I have no idea if I’ll get them in the end, but dang if I don’t have my fingers crossed.

— 1 day ago with 62 notes
I don’t get the fascination with Garrott or how ever his name is spelled.

octobergal15:

I found him to be 2 dementional, bland, and over all useless to the plot outside of his being a plot device. And then, we get nothing else with him really at all in the show. A mere mention once or twice and that’s it.

He is a collector doll, through and through, brought forth by a small ass portion of the fandom.

Why in the seven hells is he not the SDCC exclusive, and yet Manny and Iris, who’ve actually been in the show, quite a bit I might add, are?

Man, fuck Mattel for this. I give no shits about Garrott, I don’t really care for the Manny/Iris thing, but I’d be more likely to buy them than a one off in a movie that came out what, 2 years ago?

B/

His release is probably heralding additional screen time for him. Read the tag beside the two-pack display: “Scarisian Vacation: Spring 2015.” They’re probably going to do a new spring break thing next year. I’m miffed two characters with far more screentime are SDCC exclusives, but think about it this way too: Wydona and Scarah were both SDCC exclusives, and they’ve seen non-SDCC releases. Don’t give up hope Manny and Iris will get non-SDCC releases, too—especially considering they put Iris in that non-Basic outfit in the smartphone game?

— 1 day ago with 7 notes
pgirl1986:

scary-murphy:

decoller:

mhconfess:

"So I was watching my sister and because I was watching her I had to watch whatever she was watching and it was a Monster High double feature. I knew she liked Monster High but I had never watched the movies or really seen the dolls. Later on at night I was talking to a friend who did like the Monster High dolls about the movies and characters, I stopped and yelled "Wait a minute did I just become a brony for Monster High?!" and my friend replied "probably but not as annoying." I’m 21 and male."
We call them “mansters”. XD

no we just call them fans or collectors you’re not special

we don’t have a brony equivalent bc we eschew the assholes of the fandom instead of glorifying and catering to them

Some tried. But were instantly shot down.

pgirl1986:

scary-murphy:

decoller:

mhconfess:

"So I was watching my sister and because I was watching her I had to watch whatever she was watching and it was a Monster High double feature. I knew she liked Monster High but I had never watched the movies or really seen the dolls. Later on at night I was talking to a friend who did like the Monster High dolls about the movies and characters, I stopped and yelled "Wait a minute did I just become a brony for Monster High?!" and my friend replied "probably but not as annoying." I’m 21 and male."

We call them “mansters”. XD

no we just call them fans or collectors you’re not special

we don’t have a brony equivalent bc we eschew the assholes of the fandom instead of glorifying and catering to them

Some tried. But were instantly shot down.

(via viralarcadian)

— 1 day ago with 176 notes

little-gay-monsters:

junkgoblin replied to your post: “I actually only like two days ago realized all the letter jackets had…”:
//The fandom feels like that’s their “cop-out” for not doing a letter jacket fashion pack.

it’s probably more that it seems like only this year Mattel has figured out that there’s a huge fanbase for the male dolls after decades of Ken and Disney princes being little more than ‘accessories’ for the girls

like they don’t even need a ‘cop-out’ they can just flat-out say ‘boy fashion packs wouldn’t sell’

until this year, that is. you yourself called it the year of the Manster and Mattel may finally be catching wise that they can make even more money off of putting out guy dolls — not out of a ‘must make men our priority’ thing, mind, but more a ‘hey wait you’re saying we can wring even more money out of the fans by expanding the amount of characters that have dolls’ thing

No, I meant that they opted to make them each individualized so they didn’t have to bother making a fashion pack of a generic one. Though the customization is something that makes them each uniquely ~their~ jacket so idk, it really goes both ways. I just dislike Mattel a lot sometimes and am wont to stomp on them for whatever I want. There has BEEN a dude fashion pack. They can make fashion packs for dudes. But by making them each finitely customized like they are, they’re not plausible to be produced as fashion packs because like the Scream Spirit Fashion Packs, they didn’t go over well because the motifs don’t fit anyone BUT the doll they were fashioned for. I have a TON of beef with them for never making another dude fashion pack in three entire years. I also have a huge beef with them not making fashion packs THIS YEAR YET I MEAN REALLY MATTEL COMON. …I will stop whining eventually and would probably be too distracted to whine if the SDCC reveal hadn’t just been something we already knew about (albeit the knowledge she’s big sis size is fresh and fantastic).

— 1 day ago with 4 notes
marsmcflytrap:

New Casta Fierce Close Up! Thank you Monster High Instagram!

marsmcflytrap:

New Casta Fierce Close Up! Thank you Monster High Instagram!

— 1 day ago with 241 notes

miwadake:

Casta being on the big sister body was everything I wanted for her.

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thank you Mattel.

— 1 day ago with 34 notes

sassking-trevor:

MANNY DOES COME WITH HIS LETTERMAN.  According to Amarianama (whom these pictures belong to) on Flickr his jacket is packaged separately from the rest of the box and was at the bottom of the bag when they got them.  They almost missed it completely!! 

(via little-gay-monsters)

— 1 day ago with 128 notes

tristastrange03:

I wasn’t really going to show how any of my goodwill finds cleaned up but darn it I did a lot of work to re-create Cleo’s missing accessories so here she is:

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I worked hella hard on making this shoe. 

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And do you know what a pain it is to sew beads on a tiny piece of ribbon? (Excuse the white-ish look to her hair I had to treat her for glue.)

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 Or reshaping these metal thingies to resemble her earrings? 

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Bonus pic with Deuce because I still can’t believe I got these two for under $5.

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Also because his Clawd arm amuses me.

NICE!! Your shoe looks better than the official one!

— 1 day ago with 31 notes
#more than a lil' jelly over here too  #i still to this day kick myself for not having bought the two-pack 
peppapigvevo:

this rochelle is so glam you guys

peppapigvevo:

this rochelle is so glam you guys

(via little-gay-monsters)

— 2 days ago with 57 notes

little-gay-monsters:

pocketsizeguys:

Honestly I was put off by the head adornment too at first, until I noticed that Garrott has a rose for her. And then I realized the possible implication is that he made her that accessory for their date. He -was- a skilled fashion designer, n’est-ce pas?

I noticed that as well, I just… don’t think it works. Clashes too much with the rest of the outfit. Like hey Garrott you’re a great designer but couture isn’t really supposed to be worn off the runway, buddy. 

"C’est Scaris! We do as we please! Ça alors! We are the disembodiment of fashion! How dare you tell a Scarisian what to wear!”

Said no Garrott ever because he’s too sweet to get indignant, lol

— 2 days ago with 8 notes

little-gay-monsters:

Overall I am very happy with the choice to only collect Venus, Rochelle, and Skelita. All of their recent and upcoming releases are wonderful. Scaritage Skelita is just about the cutest damn thing I have ever seen, the flower crown is absolutely perfect and the dress is wonderful, not to mention the fantastic accessories. I want more Skelita dolls but I’ve just been so impressed by all three of the current dolls that she has that I’m happy if she has fewer dolls as long as they’re all this well-designed. Each one fits perfectly within her style and reveals a little bit more about her and just. I cannot say enough good things about Skelita. I just need to get my hands on a Scaris doll. 

Venus is looking great. Zombie Shake breaks my heart a little with how gorgeous it is. The faceup is just breathtaking, the dark eyes looking kind of sunken in and rather creepy. Coffin Bean looks suuuuper cute, I love the curly hair, though I do wish she had a cuter mug like the other girls. And I Heart Fashion is just so perfect. I like Venus for her punk look and that pack is FINALLY cashing in on the style. I want it. I want it so bad. 

I’m slightly less enthusiastic about Rochelle, but still pretty jazzed. Zombie Shake looks sooo good, like Venus, the doll is just slightly creepy and I love it. Ghoul Talk disappoints me because of Catrine, but I love love love the pastels, the stain glass dress, and the 1950s sweetheart ponytail. The aqua lipstick, as I’ve said, especially calls to me. I’ve always had this weird fascination with blue lips, idk. The 2-pack with Garrott looks fantastic, because, well, GARROTT, but Rochelle also looks amazing. The dress is a similar silhouette as the basic doll, but the lace along the top gives it a different feel, the skirt’s actually a bit shorter and I love the print… overall it just feels a bit flirtier than the basic doll, which is great for a ‘date’ set. AND AQUA HAIR IT LOOKS SO GOOD ON HER. The faceup is subtle, but it works. Again, I’ve just got this ‘sweetheart’ vibe from it. The only thing I don’t like is the hat. Were it a little fascinator, not unlike Art Class Skelita’s headband, I’d like it more, but as-is, it feels tacky and a bit too couture for an otherwise sweet and simple outfit. THAT SAID, still love the doll, absolutely getting it. 

Just wish I didn’t have to get the Catrine, but there’s always trading and selling. 

Honestly I was put off by the head adornment too at first, until I noticed that Garrott has a rose for her. And then I realized the possible implication is that he made her that accessory for their date. He -was- a skilled fashion designer, n’est-ce pas?

— 2 days ago with 8 notes
#also re: venus's drink  #she's probably just drinking water  #when i saw hi-res of her i immediately thought the vessel's a rainwater gauge lol  #but yes i largely agree with you 

horse-fucker:

im so happy that pastels have finally reached the monster high universe

— 2 days ago with 13 notes
rayedelsol:

Don’t go all rocks and pebbles on us! Rochelle Goyle and Garrott du Roque are finally ready to reveal their beast selves to the Monster High masses! This clawesome couple is coming soon to @ToysRUs.‪#‎SDCC2014‬

rayedelsol:

Don’t go all rocks and pebbles on us! Rochelle Goyle and Garrott du Roque are finally ready to reveal their beast selves to the Monster High masses! This clawesome couple is coming soon to @ToysRUs.‪#‎SDCC2014‬

— 2 days ago with 325 notes
#ugly sobbing  #so beautiful  #i just don't dig rochelle's accessories or outfit other than her hat  #and the pink lipstick just seems lazy augh  #aaauaugughghhh so beautiful