Monday, September 3, 2012

New Mystixx Vampire Teens A-Prowling

"Creatures crawl in search of blood ... "
Thriller lyrics by Michael Jackson

I have not seen them yet. But they are out there - now - possibly in a Target or a Toys R Us near you. They are the new vampire girls in Toyland. They are called "Mystixx." Playhut manufactures them.

The Mystixx Vampires - Azra, Kalani, Siva, and Talin - join Mattel's Monster High Draculaura and MGA Entertainment's Bratz vampires Kirana and Penn as hip, teen vampires. These dolls switch from "girl face" to "vampire face" by turning the doll's head. One doll enthusiast photographer shows the Janus-headed doll without the wig that covers the second face. Yes, this is an update on the antique two-faced dolls.

(Aside: yes, I would have found this doll terrifying when I was a child. As an adult, I merely winced. Child me would have had nightmares for weeks. I suppose they tested the dolls for the target market though.)

Now you might wonder if these dolls could be used as replacement Barbie bodies. They are roughly the size of the Monster High dolls per another doll enthusiast's report. Unfortunately, these dolls have limited articulation ... rather like the Stardolls.

Additional out-of-box photos of the Mystixx Vampire dolls are available in the Flickr Group, Mystixx Vampires.

If you seek Azra or Kalani, they are available now at



Siva and Talin do not seem to have hit the market yet. None of the collectors from the Flickr Group or any of the sources advertising these dolls has links to those dolls. The company website mentions them, but it does not show "in real life" photos of those two characters. Possibly the company is holding off to see if the first two dolls sell or to see if Mattel initiates any legal action.

I am curious to see these dolls although - partly due to the over-sized heads and partly due to the double-headedness - I doubt that I would buy them. Maybe the Kalani - if she were on deep sale reduction. Maybe. I do like her green hair.

What do you think?


Muff said...

You know, I love a freak fest as much as the next person, but omg, this is just... I'm speechless.

I saw the photo of the doll on it's side and I literally clutched my chest and gasped. And then I saw each face separately, wonk!

Given my Frakenstein nature you'd think I'll be all over this, but I am not.

All I can say is there is something for everyone... and I'm going to leave these for those other people.

D7ana said...

Muff, you are the ultimate Dr. Frankendolly - and I mean that in a positive way. I mean you shrink heads and fix joints and so on.

But yeah, these new dolls are yes - out there. I thought my reaction was singular. Those two-headed antique dolls creeped me out years ago. And I wanted to like these new ones, but ... shudder.

Just when you think you've seen everything, hey?

RagingMoon1987 said...

This is a scoop for me!!! I hadn't even heard of these dolls before today. I love the two-faced idea.

D7ana said...

Hi Moony! Glad that you found these dolls interesting. They would look great among your Bratz and Moxie Teen dolls.