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Friday, July 29, 2011

Monster High at Comic Con

As you all know Comic Con has come and gone and with it new Monster High Dolls were revealed. For the special event a special Ghoulia doll dressed as her favorite superhero Dead Fast was released.To my knowledge she was only available at Comic Con much like the special black and white Frankie doll from last year. If you want to get a hold of this darling you'll probably have to find her online. It is great to know that the Monster High dolls have seem to find a niche in the nerd scene and have since grown in popularity. When the Monster High dolls first came out I thought they would be a coming and passing fad that would surly never catch on. A line of dolls based off classic horror monsters was surly a ludicrous idea.
After all most little girls have little to no interest in anything that is ooky or spooky in nature, but here we are a whole year later with the line becoming more popular than ever. Who knows how long these line of dolls will last, but all I know that even though I'm past the age of actually playing with such fanciful things I'm quite glad they are around. For all I know these dolls have created an increase interest in classic horror films with the youth of today and that I am grateful for. As for the dolls themselves, I've never seen such diversity in appearance in a line of dolls, with defining personalities and quirks. It might go without saying, but these are certainly not just your average fashion doll. We no longer have a line of dolls that are completely cookie cutter perfect , but have a line of dolls that are cooky or quirky in nature and  let girls go know it's okay to be a little strange because deep down we all are.Hopefully we'll see these dolls for many years to come, perhaps to the time when I have children of my very own or nieces, etc.



A nice little animated short for the event.

During Comic Con we saw the revelation to two new dolls that will be seen store shelves in the near future. Toralei Stripe is the daughter of the werecats (a reference to Val Lewton's Cat People perhaps?) Her name stems from the Tora, which is Tiger in Japanese. The next doll we have that is due to be out is Nefera de Nile the daughter of the mummy and sister of Cleo de Nile. Not much to say on the doll about the doll herself except I can't help notice the violet eyes they gave her that are strikingly similar to that of the late Elizabeth Taylor. (Note: The most well known portrayal of Cleopatra was done by Elizabeth Taylor who had violet colored eyes.)
(Left) Toralei  (Right) Nefera

Along with the two dolls fans had a chance to vote from one of three dolls presented to become one of the news dolls for the 2012 series.

Daughter of Arachne
This is without a doubt the most daring doll  Mattel has ever done. The doll is without a doubt creative, but is actually one of the first dolls that could actually be classified as scary in the Monster High Series. I have no doubt that many younger children would be a tad bit afraid of this doll. After all arachnephobia is one of the most common fears. The doll would be more suited for collectors rather than an actual play toy for children.
Scarah Screams
Out of all the dolls shown Scarah was the one that got my vote. She might not be all that interesting appearance  wise, but she is the most stable out of the three dolls. I'm curious to see what her origin will be. Daughter of the Banshee, perhaps?
Headless Headmistress Blood Good
I'm a fan of Washington Irving's tale Sleepy Hallow, so I've always had a soft spot for the Headless Mistress in the cartoons. I can't see her being a big hit with children and parents. It's hard enough keeping a doll in one piece and with a doll that looses her head around a child, disaster is sure to happen. Her head must be attached by magnets, but even then she is better off as a limited collectors piece.























Along with new dolls new fashions are on the way. To continue with the Deadication series we have attire for Clawdeens business class and the most adorable outfit for Draculaura's school newspaper.
-Horrorwood Doll

12 comments:

  1. I MUST HAS THEM ALL!

    I think I'd like Daughter of Arachne better if she had a different hair colour.

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    1. you spelled color wrong :/

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  2. Daughter of Arachne looks terrible. I like Scarah Screams. And The Headmistress sooo better be a colectors item

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    1. actually headmistress blood good is not a collectors item have her I bought her at toy'r'us but don't get me wrong sarah screams and head mistress blood good are awesome but I think the daughter of the Arachne is a better collectors item than head mistress and the daughter of the Arachne looks beautiful you just don't appreciate things in life like the hard work they put into these dolls!

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  3. i think that clawdeen is hawt and ur not TEE HEE

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    1. oh that tee hee thing you stole it from nigahiga a youtuber

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  4. Arachne!! Blue hair... or red body n black hair...or just diff hair color, like silver, white, blue, grey.

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    1. her hair looks FINE it matches with her eyes and her jewelery her clothes and everything why do people keep on complaining about this??you know she does even have to be made they could take this doll back ANYTIME THE WANT!!and it would probably be because of you low life losers always complaining about simply stuff

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  5. I choose Scarah. I mean, why only have 1 ghost doll around? Besides, they aren't gonna make a Billy, who is kinda Spectra's only friend in the books.

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    1. what do you mean scarah is not a ghost spectra vonderghiest is a ghost but scarah isn't and they never said they were going to make a billy and reason why their is only one polerghiest their is because spectra dosent have a brother or sister soooo STOP COMPLAING!!

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  6. Arachne is obviously based on a sinister black widow- no boyfriends for her.that's why her skin is an appropriate gloss black and her hair a blood red, much like the widow's hourglass. Please change nothing except maybe those absurd boots- she needs some gossamer web-like costume accessories& wicked sharp boots. Thanks for some real monsters for monser high- i still don't understand the monsterliness of the trio of cat girls!-B

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    1. FOR GODS SAKE THANK YOU!!I keep telling everyone that their is NOTHING wrong with her thank you for proving my point!

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