These were announced as 2012 collection, but deep into 2013 are still hard to find, at least in Poland.
|Simba's Scary Couple|
The girl in this set is just a reedition of Mystic Girlz Steffi with pet, but the guy is a novelty: new sculpt and a new body with articulation surpassing Fashionistas Ken's.
Her mold and body are the same as contemporary Steffi's, just with painted closed mouth and bendable rubber arms. Her hair seems slightly better than the usual Steffi's quality. The fashions would be acceptable if they hadn't stained so badly. And what's with the mismatched socks?!?
At first I wanted to give her away, but out of the box she does have a slight charm. I got rid of the chain belt and blue tulle on her dress instead. Now it's a nice, simple dress with bolero.
As for him... He's different from anything I've seen in playline. I like his pale complexion, cartoonish, slim face and tattoos.
On the whole, I appreciate that Simba, aside from the general idea and courage, didn't take the whole concept from Monster High, just taken advantage of the social approval for "dark" themes in toys.