Witty Toys Bloom Butterflix Doll Revealed

Credit to VK.com/TheWinxClub and Do You Believix? blog on Tumblr for sharing this first.

Witty Toys showed off some season seven toys at the Spielwarenmesse Toy Fair in Nuremberg, Germany. Among them was the Bloom Butterflix doll. (Yes, you read that right: Butterflix. That’s the official name. I can almost let this one go. At least, it’s better than Butterflyix.)

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According to License! Global Magazine, Witty will release twenty new doll collections in 60 countries this year.

By the way, today officially marks the eleventh anniversary of Winx Club! Happy Birthday, Winx! :D


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My Thoughts on Episode 6X18: “The Magic Totem”

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“The Magic Totem?” I think a title like “Reign of The Snow Queen” would have been better, don’t you? The totem only got a couple minutes of screen time. :P

Anyway, let’s get started!

EPISODE BREAKDOWN

IMG_1708Flora tails Icy’s sleigh through the forest. No matter what she throws in her way — ice rays, giant ice pillars — the flower fairy doesn’t flinch. She’s determined to get her boyfriend back!

The chase leads to a clearing where a funny-looking statue stands alone in the center. It’s the totem! No way Icy’s gonna let her escape with it! Flora and Helia will freeze in the Legendarium World forever, if she can help it!

Flora knows she can’t melt all of Icy’s ice, but she can stop “The Snow Queen” in her tracks.

“Life Essence!”

Her spell thaws Icy’s reindeer and loosens them from the sleigh, sending it into a free fall. Flora catches Helia in a magic bubble and sets him down gently in front of the totem. Mission accomplished! Just one more thing. She uses her wand to teleport herself, Helia, and the totem out of the Legendarium World.

Meanwhile in the real world, the Winx and the Specialists are surrounded by werewolves, and more keep coming out of the forest! The gang can’t fight back. They can’t risk hurting innocent men and women. If only they could find a way to break the curse.

Just when they’ve run out of room to escape, an intense magic light blazes behind them. They swivel around to see Flora and Helia emerge from the Legendarium World. The totem activates, and all the wolves become human again! Whew!

Helia, though, is still an ice sculpture. Flora’s tried every spell she can think of — except one: Life Essence! Why not? It worked in the Legendarium World! With a flourish of her Mythix wand, she defrosts Helia out and wakes him from his trance. Thank goodness! Time for a hug…

Or not. He doesn’t want her “embarrassing” him. Um…okay.

IMG_1700Anyway, now that the curse has been broken and it’s safe to be out at night again, the people of Fearwood throw a celebration! Of course, Flora’s not in a party mood. Helia keeps on acting cold. He even picks a fight with Riven, and Brandon and Timmy have to restrain him! What did Icy do to him?

Daphne puts him under a sleeping spell and scans his body for anything strange. Boy, does she find something: there’s a fragment of ice in his heart! If they don’t remove it, he’ll stay cold-hearted forever!

Before they can think of a plan, “The Snow Queen” returns for round #2 with Flora! This time, all of Fearwood is their battlefield. Icy traps the town and the forest in a deep freeze, and some of the townsfolk get frozen!

The Winx have had enough, especially Flora! Time to transform and melt this witch!

Flora attacks her head-on, but this time Icy’s ready with a trick she didn’t get to try in the Legendarium World. She aims for Flora’s wings and freezes them solid. The flower fairy plummets toward the forest floor.

Luckily, an evergreen tree saw the whole thing and reaches out to break her fall. It slides her off its branch and drops her safely a few feet below.

Flora’s not ready to give up. But how will she get back to the others when she can’t fly and can barely stand up?

Mother Nature. It’s always helped her before. She begs the trees and ground for help, and the whole forest answers her. Small vines sprout up and lift her into the air, and warm magic, like spring air, melts the ice off her wings. Flora thanks the forest as she hurries to face Icy once more.

Ha! She dares to compete with The Snow Queen? Icy releases another burst of magic, and heavy snow begins to fall over Fearwood.

That’s nothing. Flora can do better. Gathering the forest’s energy, she casts her most powerful Spring Shower spell yet. Icy’s knocked back, and all of her magic ice is melted, including the shard in Helia’s heart. He’s finally back to normal!

And it’s his turn to be impressed with Flora. She never gave up on him.

IMG_1722Their kiss is interrupted (again), this time by Eldora. She’s here to remind the Winx of their mission: to forge the Legendarium Key. They still haven’t found the Silver Spear!

Turns out it was on top of the totem the whole time. The moment Flora gets it down, it merges with the Fantasy Emerald to become a shining silver key. Their quest is over! Now all they have to do is go to Cloud Tower and lock the Legendarium forever.

But if they want the book, they’ll have to go through Selina and the Trix first! Wait! There’s more! Click here to keep reading…

My Thoughts on Episode 6X17: “The Curse of Fearwood”

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Eight months? Just eight months since the last episode? It felt a lot longer. It’s eleven if you count back to February 2014, the last TV broadcast of the show. Either way — good grief, Nick! Thanks for the late New Year’s gift, but please don’t make us wait that long again! (I feel like I’ve said that before. Ugh. :( )

We last left the Winx on Calavera Island, fresh from their win against the zombie pirates. Fantasy Emerald in hand, they’ve returned to Alfea to relax. Our story picks up there.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN

IMG_1648Flora brings her beau, Helia, to the Alfea Greenhouse to show off her new friends, including the newest addition: the grabbing vines from Calavera. (Good thing they like her more than Stella. :P) But the tour’s interrupted by a group of freshmen. Oops! She forgot she promised them a tour, too.

She leaves Helia alone to tend to the vines. Her instructions are simple: spray with water then green tea.

He must not have a green thumb like her, because he ends up getting wrapped up and Flora has to save him. She tries to tells him what he did wrong, but he gets defensive and walks off. (*Sigh* I’ll talk about this “fight” in a minute.)

Musa shows up just in time for a girl chat. Her advice: tell him she’s not disappointed in him, and she didn’t mean to hurt his feelings. She can’t lose a sweet guy like him! Compared to Riven… Well, that’s why Musa came: to ask Flora’s opinion on him.

Cue The Owl landing at the courtyard. Break time’s over, Winx. Time for the next mission: to find the Silver Spear, the second ingredient for the Legendarium Key!

In Daphne’s classroom, Eldora and the Winx use their wands to find the Spear’s location. It’s in Fearwood, Canada, where a totem’s said to ward off a curse that turns the townsfolk into werewolves! According to legend, werewolves are afraid of silver.

As always, Selina and the Trix are spying on their conversation. They wait for a chance to interfere with the mission.

After the Owl lands in Fearwood, Eldora reminds the Winx not to look for the Spear in the real world. It only exists in the Legendarium World. (Thank, Grandma.) The Specialists head into the forest to search, while the girls hit the town using Bloom’s wand as radar.

The townsfolk aren’t in a welcoming mood. They’re all rushing to get home, since people start turning into wolves after sunset. But the girls manage to get some info: the totem’s in a clearing outside the village.

IMG_1663Meanwhile, the Specialists’ search turns up nothing but a fake wolf named Riven. They give up and head back to find the Winx. Suddenly, another howl rings out nearby. Riven again? Not this time! It’s the werewolves, compliments of Selina, and they surround the boys in no time!

The girls get attacked, too! Time to transform!

Since werewolves are people under a curse, the gang decides to capture them instead of destroying them. Helia lets out his stress from the greenhouse and wrangles five wolves singlehandedly. No one’s more impressed than Flora. His reward: an apology and a kiss. Awwww…

Well, the kiss will have to wait — a second wave of werewolves ruins the moment. The Winx lead them to the clearing where the totem should be, but nothing’s there. Wait — remember what Eldora said? It’s in the Legendarium World!

Just as Helia’s fighting another wolf, Icy appears and turns him into a living ice sculpture! “We’ll be waiting for you in the Legendarium World!” she tells Flora. Bloom tries to stop her friend from going alone, but Flora summons her Mythix wand faster than you say, “It’s a trap.”

IMG_1699Fearwood’s fantasy world looks different than she thought it would: frozen trees, a frozen lake…and a woman wearing a crown made of ice crystals? Wait — it’s Icy! Selina’s turned her into the mythical Snow Queen! And who’s that driving her reindeer-drawn sleigh? Helia! Wait! There’s more! Click here to keep reading…

Nick Adds More Than 100 Winx Episodes to Nick.com

imageAmerican fans like me have waited eight months for new episodes, but Nick’s making it up to us in a big way. They’ve added “The Curse of Fearwood” (6X17) and the entire series, including the TV specials, to Nick.com! They’re calling it the 100-episode “Fairy-thon!”

100 episodes? Where’d that number come from?

3 seasons with 26 episodes each (78), plus 19 episodes of season 6 by the end of the week (78 + 19 = 97), plus the 4 TV specials (97 + 4 = 101). Okay, so it’s more than 100. Round down. :P

Let’s get watching, Winx fans! If the episodes get a lot of views, Nick will know we still love this show!

New Witty Dolls: “Mythix Fairy” & “Darcy Trix Power”

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Breaking News: Three New Episodes Will Air Next Week on Nick.com

Finally! Nick tweeted this news today from their official Twitter account! Credit to my affie Just Another Crazy Winx Fan for sharing this before me!

Thursday Your Say: Can “Winx Club” Become a Classic?

This week’s question:

In an interview last fall, Mr. Straffi said Rainbow’s new goal is make Winx Club a classic. Do you think it’ll ever be a classic (or is it one already)?

Tip: What’s your definition of “classic?” Why does/doesn’t Winx Club fit your definition?

New App: “Winx Club Mythix Fashion Wings”

TabTale just released a new app on Google Play called Winx Club Mythix Fashion Wings. It’s free to download, and you can buy special items in-game.

GAME DESCRIPTION:

It’s a Winx Club fashion party! Get ready for a stylish experience with your favorite magical fairies! Enjoy fun-filled, creative activities with tons of extraordinary fashion and magic games! Style your Mythix wings, make your own fairy dust, take a picture of yourself wearing the wings you have styled and so much more!

FEATURES:

  • Choose a Winx: Bloom, Tecna, Musa, Flora, Stella or Aisha!
  • Style your Mythix Wings
  • Customize your fashion wings — choose from shapes, patterns, colors and more!
  • Make your own Winx fairy dust
  • Play magical and mysterious hidden objects games
  • Take a picture of yourself wearing the Mythix Wings that you have styled for the Winx Club fashion party
  • Enjoy music and artwork from the popular Winx Club TV series

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Let’s Talk Season Seven: My Thoughts on What We Know So Far

Winx_Club_7_TNAre you ready, Winx fans? We could be a few months away from the season seven world premiere! :D

Yes, in some countries, season six hasn’t ended yet, but now’s still a good time to look ahead. Winx seasons are pretty independent of each other, so we don’t have to worry too much about inter-season spoilers.

Take another look at the official plot summary (source: a MIPCOM press release):

In this adventure the fairies discover the real importance of the rare Fairy Animals, which they must save from Kalshara, an evil shape-shifter and her clumsy brother, Brafilius. The theme of endangered animals recurs throughout the series as the Winx establish an Animal Rescue Park on Earth, where they look after vulnerable animals such as pandas and tigers. The girls also undertake missions in the Magic Dimension and Earth to raise public awareness about the animal cause. This builds to their final mission – to discover the ultimate power of the Fairy Animals, which can give control over all the animals of the Magic Universe.

 

Okay, Rainbow. Not what I was hoping for, but I’ll take it.

Wanna discuss what we think of it? I’ll go first. :)

THE VILLAINS

Kalshara and Brafilius. Those are some names! I love “Kalshara,” but I’ll have to get used to “Brafilius.” It sounds fantastical and dorky at the same time. (Maybe that’s the point.)

Since they’re calling him “clumsy,” I’m expecting one of two things:

  1. He’ll be a buffoon who messes everything up and gets scolded by his sister all the time. I’ll be disappointed if that happens. Winx Club villains have always been pretty formidable (except Tritannus, but even he felt like a threat in Mystery of the Abyss). They had some comical moments, but we still respected their power. I’d hate to see a genuine joke villain. They would ruin the mood of the show.
  2. He’ll be a klutz or clumsy with spellcasting, but he’ll still be a match for the Winx. What if his awkwardness were just an act? His goal could be to trick Kalshara, overpower her, and take control of the Fairy Animals for himself. I’d like that as a twist.

As for their abilities, we only know Kalshara’s: shapeshifting. I hope the writers do enough to distinguish her from Duman. He already used that power almost every way you can: turning into animals, liquids, people, monsters. What else is left? Objects? Germs? Air? Those wouldn’t fit the theme of the season, but they’d be interesting to see.

My guess is she’ll turn herself into a wounded animal, get taken in by the Winx, and attack them when their guard is down. Typical story.

THE FAIRY ANIMALS

Really? More cute creatures guarding the universe? I smell plushies.

Staffel7TierchenC’mon, you know it’s true. Winx Club gets more commercial every season. This is just a setup to sell more toys, like having two fairy forms per season is an excuse to sell more dolls. Look at this thing. Doesn’t it look like a plushie already?

And look at the label above it: “Aisha’s Animal.” Hasn’t Rainbow used the magic bonding gimmick enough? We were over it after the pixies.

I don’t expect much from these creatures. How is the power to control animals a threat to the whole universe? Sure, if all the animals on Earth went wild at the same time, it’d be pretty scary. But compared to an endless army of monsters or an unstable portal that could destroy a whole realm, something like an elephant stampede seems pretty tame.

Wait a minute. The Great Dragon’s technically an animal, right? Can the Fairy Animals control him, too?

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