Each new character has had a brand new head sculpt, even the boys (jackson and holt share a mold, but for a reason).
It's just another great example of the thought and detail put into this line!
Great news! The new case pack (I didn't unpack it so I'm not 100% on this) appears to be 2 new Frankies, 2 new Lagoonas, 3 Spectras and 3 Abbeys! Looks like Mattel is trying to get the new girls out!
We were at Walmart this past weekend and they were clearancing out some Monster High stuff. I am assuming to make way for Christmas
Various Beach and Dance Dolls were $10
The Dawn of the Dance 3 Pack was $20
Frankies Bed was $17
I know Walmart clearance is dependent on stores but its something to keep an eye out for
I just bought a new bookcase to display my MH dolls. I had them on the bottom two shelves of another bookcase, but have a new puppy and he kept chewing things. He chewed up Clawd Wolf's gargoyle dog and Spectra's ferret is... gone, so I imagine it suffered a similar fate. I went looking for something the other day and kept telling myself I had no place to put a new bookcase or table or whatever. Then Jelly Bean (my puppy) got ahold of Abbey Bominable and I was like, "Whatever. I'll make room!" (I suspect he went after her in particular because her fur is like that on his plush toys that he chews on.)
I got a replacement Abbey today, luckily. I think I was wrong about the case packs, earlier. It looks like there are FOUR Abbeys per case and just two Spectras. And I forgot, it also includes two of the old Ghoulias. So 2X New Frankie, 2X New Lagoona, 2X Old Ghoulia, 2X Spectra, 4X Abbey. Like I said, I didn't unpack them... it's possible this was two cases.
BTW: I posted previously about the Day at the Maul dolls and completeists..... I hava a question for you completeists: Are any of you adult collectors buying the youth tees that Walmart sells?
Also I priced checked Draculaura's bed this morning and got it for $11 :hmgrin:
They also had some of the new revised dolls for $10 (the Clawdeen, Frankie, and Cleo that ship with Spectra's case)
The shelf tag still said $21.97 so you might need to check but I get the sense they want the shelf space for the more expensive beds that come with dolls
I reviewed the second year line on my blog. Check it out!
The bed for $11 and the standard dolls for $10 are both absolute steals!
thx again for the heads up
definitely love those girlz... :cawink:
Newest Monster High character revealed
Operetta is the daughter of the Phantom of the Opera
I know I don't have much say since I'm not currently collecting these, but am I the only one who wishes that there was a little more "monster" influence on the characters? Sometimes I have to really squint, if I don't know the name of the character ahead of time, in order to even pick up on which "classic monster" the character is supposedly related to.
I mean Lagoona is the most obvious, as is Frankie, Draculaura, Ghoulia, Spectra, Abbey, and the Arachnid chick. If you have to squint and think about what monster or scary influence they are then you are just nitpicking because those have monster specific things all over to distinguish them.
I am not sure how you would not know Ghoulia was a zombie, I mean her face should give that indication :hmlol:
But I agree, the werewolves especially are a bit too subtle for me, remove the pointy ears and the teeth and Clawd and Clawdeen could be regular people dolls like Cleo and Jackson.
I am happy though that some of the newer dolls like Spectra and the upcoming Spider Girl have more blatent features (since Spectra is translucent plastic and the Arachnid has extra arms).
I'm more inclined to agree with Mr. S than Mark. I don't think the monstrous aspects are as overt as some would like but do understand that these are geared toward young (6-13) girls so we're not going to be getting Living Dead Dolls...... Unfortunately they are running out of (have run out?) of the true recognizable "Universal Monsters" so we are going to be subjected to less and less "monsterfied" characters, see: Operetta. I hope they are able to come up with more imaginative dolls like the spider gal.
As for the topic of more or less monstrous dolls, it's totally true. My bestfriend doesn't want Clawdeen or Cleo. Cleo doesn't sell in any format and the new one doesn't actually have ANY bandaging! Some of her accessories "imply" bandages, but she's not actually bandaged up! She's pretty, but I think the appeal for both adults and kids is that these are supposed to be monsters!
I mean the only two big names in the Universal Monsters we have not seen is the Invisible Man/Woman and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
But we have got Dracula, Frankestein, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Mummy, The Wolf Man, Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde, and now the Phantom of the Opera.
And I think they are doing a pretty good job coming up with creative additions, we have
-Ghoulia : Zombie
-a Headless Headmaster
its a sight to behold, I am not sure a doll line has ever been this diverse before. I mean by next year we will have 14 unique characters and this is before we see Clawdeen and Cleo's sisters. I suppose maybe JEM or She-Ra (if you count She-Ra as dolls) in the 80's.
I like them all, but Scarah and this one. They don't seem to really fit in, in my opinion.
WOW!!!! Operetta is superb! Guess I was on the money when I made up a list of potential 'Parents'. and had the Phantom near the top of the list!! Cool!
Last week we finally got the DOTD 2nd wave here in Aus! I Love Deuce most. Great outfit!
I also caved and bought Abbey from Amazon! she arrived the same day as the DOTD dolls were released!...so BIG MH day for me!
I had to wash and style Ghoulias hair, and I wish I could do the same with Lagoonas, but I know I couldnt match the Mohawk. so Ill hafta just put up with it! Great dolls though!