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Monster High Dolls

Updated on September 11, 2014
Monster High Ghoul Spirit Action Doll
Monster High Ghoul Spirit Action Doll | Source

New Monster High Dolls - Character Dolls Inspired by Monsters

Monster High is a line of character fashion created by Garrett Sander and Kelly Rily. They have been produced by Mattel since 2010, although the initial line of Monster High dolls were actually made in 2007. In addition to a line of dolls, there are Monster High plush toys, stationary sets, journals, bags, and a variety of toys and electronics. There is also a web series inspired by the characters created for the doll line, as well as a series of books.

The Monster High dolls are character dolls inspired by monsters, monster movies, and horror, making them a unique twist on the typical teen fashion doll. Many of the characters are related to classic horror monsters, such as Dracula, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Mummy, Frankenstein's monster, zombies, vampires, witches and werewolves.

Each Monster High doll comes with the fashion doll, a "Monster High" pet accessory, a fashion or character accessory, a doll hairbrush, a doll stand and a miniature diary of the character.

Monster High Dolls are Unique

Freaky just got Fabulous!

One of the reasons these dolls are so unique is that they differ from the typical toy fashion doll by having a fun and freaky edge - hence the Monster High doll tagline, "Freaky just got Fabulous!" The dolls can be enjoyed by children who love horror flicks and scary stories, and who are looking for dolls with more interesting back stories than Barbie or Ken.

Many of the Monster High character dolls are related to famous monsters, giving children the ability to create stronger personalities and playtime storylines based on what they know about zombies, vampires, werewolves and other horror creatures.

The creators of the Monster High line have given each character their own unique personality, so that they do not appear as interchangeable or cookie cutter dolls. This is expressed even in the dolls themselves, who come with unique diaries with taglines that offer clues to their personalities! The dolls also have articulated limbs and are fully pose able, making for fun and unique play.

Monster High Abbey Bominable Doll Daughter of the Yeti

Monster High Dolls Are Popular

Another reason these dolls have gained in popularity is the decision to create definite characters for each doll. Children love to have favorites - whether it's a favorite singer in a band, favorite color, favorite movie character, or favorite Monster High doll - and allowing them to identify a particular favorite Monster High character will draw them into the Monster High world. A girl who prefers the zombie doll might wish to own the doll and any related products, such as journals, t-shirts or books. And because the dolls are also fashion oriented, they are not simply "creepy," but fashionably freaky!

Because the dolls are visually appealing, with unusually colored skin, colorful stitches, fangs, etc, they can also be enjoyed by doll collectors who enjoy collecting play line and fashion dolls for their shelves. The articulated limbs of the dolls are also popular with doll collectors who enjoy taking the dolls out of their boxes and displaying them in poses.

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Monster High Draculaura Doll

The Monster High Draculaura doll is the daughter of the famous Count Dracula. She includes a toy bat, named Count Fabulous, as well as a doll 'vampire parasol' accessory, a diary written by the character, a doll hair brush, and a doll stand. The Draculaura character features black hair with purple highlights, a fashionable pink goth-style outfit, and molded fangs appearing over her blood red lipstick.

Monster High Lagoona Blue Doll

The Monster High Lagoona Blue doll is the daughter of The Sea Monster. The Sea Monster was inspired by the infamous creature horror flick, The Creature from the Black Lagoon. She comes with a toy pet goldfish named Neptuna, who is attached to a purse-like goldfish bowl. The doll also includes a doll hair brush, a diary written by the character, and a doll stand. The Lagoona Blue doll sports a swimsuit inspired outfit and features gills on her legs and arms.

Monster High Dawn Of The Dance Cleo De Nile Doll

Monster High Cleo De Nile and Deuce Gorgon Doll Giftset

This Monster High gift set includes two dolls: Cleo De Nile and Deuce Gorgon, who are high school sweethearts. Cleo De Nile is the daughter of The Mummy, and Deuce Gorgon is the son of Medusa. Cleo De Nile comes with a toy pet snake named Hissette, a doll hair brush, a golden purse doll accessory, a diary written by the character, and a doll stand. Deuce Gorgon comes with a toy pet rat named Perseus, a pair of doll sunglasses accessory, a diary written by the character, a doll hair brush, and a doll stand.

The Cleo De Nile doll sports a fashionable mummy-inspired outfit and Ancient Egyptian-style makeup, while the Deuce Gorgon wears fashionable checkered shoes and sports hair that calls back to the infamous snake hair of his mother, Medusa.

Monster High Frankie Stein Doll

Monster High Frankie Stein Doll with Watzit pet
Monster High Frankie Stein Doll with Watzit pet

The Monster High Frankie Stein doll is the daughter of Frankenstein’s monster. She includes a toy ‘monster’ dog named Watzit, as well as a fashionable monster inspired accessory purse. She also comes with a doll hair brush, a diary written by the character, and a doll stand. Her outfit is a punk inspired dress, and her unique black and white hair color and ‘monster stitches truly make her appearance stand out.

 
Monster High Dead Tired Clawdeen Wolf Doll
Monster High Dead Tired Clawdeen Wolf Doll

Monster High New Dolls

Great for children pre-teens & collectors alike

The Monster High dolls have been increasing in popularity since their initial launch in 2010. As more characters are created and explored, many more children will find something they enjoy and become invested in the Monster High doll line. Those that become invested in the characters will certainly be expected to enjoy Mattel's decisions to expand the line from dolls to other merchandise, such as tv shows, web series episodes, journals, t-shirts, books and more. The dolls are popular in several different markets, including children, pre-teens and collectors, because of their unique freaky spin on the fashion doll concept and their collectability.

Are You (or Your Children) a Fan of These Dolls?

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      treasuresabound 4 years ago

      I enjoyed reading your page, very well written

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      MagnoliaTree 5 years ago

      Nice article with very interesting information about the Monster High Dolls Collection.

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      Kumar P S 5 years ago

      Nice collection ! Thanks for sharing.