Monster High Dolls
Monster High dolls are not your conventional toy dolls, as they are modeled as children of legendary monsters. Gone are the days where fairytale themed dolls are the dominant toys in the market. Today’s generation is very much interested in magical and supernatural themes as shown in the success of things like Harry Potter’s. Although Monster High Dolls embrace this new era they also are packaged and characterized with fun and entertaining features that make them easy to love instead of the usual scary Halloween image.
The Monster High Dolls characters are mainly highschoolers who are the children of famous Halloween characters such as Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman, Zombie, Medusa, Mummy, and the Ghouls. Collecting these dolls is still relatively easy since the release of these toys were just done back in July 2010. Mattel has also come up with books and webisodes as alternatives for those who want to know more about the characters.
Amazingly, the toy was not made out of cartoon show initially and it is the other way around. The Monster High dolls were introduced first prior to the cartoon which went live on May 5, 2010. On September 1, 2010, a Monster High novel written by Lisi Harrison was released. Subsequently on October 31, 2010, a Halloween special aired on Nickelodeon which was entitled “Monster High: New Ghoul at School”. So start the Monster High doll collection by choosing your favorite characters first.
The female character dolls are 10.5 inches tall while the males are 11 inches tall. They have fairly oversized heads compared to your usual Barbie anatomy and these dolls have wide doe eyes and snub noses. For versatility, each character has its own unique skin tone which can be of green, reddish, pink, and bluish hues. These dolls legs are formed just like on Japanese anime characters. Moreover, the arms and legs of these dolls are detachable so that you can easily change their clothes and add accessories.
Most notably, another novel is to be released on April 2011. Some of the fanged characters really bring a different class of entertainment and humor especially in their fun webisodes. There is also a wide selection of doll accessories and other character-associated collectibles such as bags and diaries to choose from at some websites and more in retail stores. Surely, the dolls and other collectibles are going to be loved by most children due to its uniqueness and it would be a good doll collection to start.
The Monster High Dolls Invasion
It is really interesting how children love cartoons and playful characters even if some of them embody creepy and scary images. The most popular monster toy of today’s generation is the Monster High Dolls which were created by Mattel and was officially released in July 2010. The characters of the Monster High team represent offspring of famous and legendary monsters like Dracula, Frakenstein, The Wolfman, The Mummy, Medusa, and Zombies. The Monster High doll collection is an out of the ordinary character toy doll set in which children can try to overcome their fears of monsters.
The best thing about these dolls is that they have a wide array of accessories and funky yet fashionable clothing. The setting for Monster High is of course the high school vicinity, which makes perfect sense to introduce kids to the educational arena. Their accessories are also school related which includes team sports jerseys and their High Scream uniforms. Monster High Dolls clothes are one of the biggest attractions to the collection.
A noticeable characteristic of these dolls is that their arms and legs are removable. They are supposedly monsters so I guess it makes perfect sense. However, just be cautious in giving this as a gift to small children as there are tiny accessories and even pet figures that can be hazardous. Thus, Mattel specifically printed this on their boxes that it is only safe for children aged 6 years old and above.
The Monster High Dolls even have web viewable webisodes. To count, there are already two seasons of the webisodes wherein the first season consisted of 27 episodes and currently the second season is already at its 6th episode as of March 17, 2011. It is complete with the characters’ biography, games, art page, photos, and music.
If you want to start your Monster High doll collection now, familiarize yourself of its characters which are namely: Clawdeen Wolf, Draculaura, Lagoona Blue, Frankie Stein, Cleo de Nile, Deuce Gorgon, Ghoulia Yelps, Jackson Jekyll, Heath Burns, Spectra Vondergeist, Abbey Bominable, Operetta, Slow-Moe, Gillington Webber, Torelei, Melody Carver, and Holt Hyde.
Monster High Dolls 4-Pack SetFor any Monster High dolls fanatic or would-be collector, having a set of four lovely monster dolls in one package can help you start your collection quickly. The set contains four of Monster High’s popular girls namely Draculaura, Lagoona Blue, Clawdeen Wolf, and Frankie Stein. The girls also come with their own pets Count Fabulous, Neptune, Crescent, and Watzit. All of the four dolls are pose-able and bendable and their funky colored hair adds a little life to the dolls. Of course just like with the other Monster High dolls, their arms and legs are detachable.
The dolls are individually sealed in a box with their own set of accessories. The accessories include a pet, doll stand, personalized diary or notebook, and a brush. These dolls are truly unique and different from the traditional Barbie set which are restrained to elegance and fabulous dresses. The Monster High dolls, on the other hand are more into the newer fashion trends which most kids today can relate to. The dolls are also recommended for ages six years old and above.
For kids who love stuffed toys, the selection also comes with a Monster High Friends plush doll. It’s a cute huggable plush version of your favorite characters with their cute, cuddly, and extraordinary pets. Most collectors and girls love to change these dolls highly fashionable, fun, and stylish clothes. The high quality way in which these dolls are built makes it hard to wear them out. The doll’s own diaries contain short stories for your girls to read. These are truly wonderful dolls that can bring great imagination and hours of enjoyment. It is already a value-added package compared to other dolls in the market. These dolls will also make excellent collectors items, much like the now vintage Barbie dolls we played with as a child.