So I have a confession to make - I enjoy monster high dolls. Yes, they're commercial, and yes they're for kids, I know. Maybe it's weird to like dolls when you are older, especially since as a kid I hated dolls. I loved stuffed animals, but not dolls - not baby dolls, nor barbie dolls or any of their ilk. And after childhood, I never really gave dolls any more thought. Then a couple of years ago I found the Monster High dolls. "I would of loved these when I was a kid"I thought. They look like gothicesque barbie dolls!
Monster High is also a cartoon, in which the characters are all the children, or relatives, of famous monsters (like Draculaura, the daughter of Dracula, and Frankie Stien the daughter of the Frankenstein), and attend a high school. The little I've seen of the cartoon is trite but cute, but it is for kids after all.
Then for Christmas 2010 my dear friend Ms.Nicole, got both Ms. Chloe and I ones! I got Draculaura, and Ms. Chloe got Frankie Stein. Her daughter Willow now has both Clawdeen Wolf (a werewolf) and Lagoona Blue (daughter of a sea monster).
I also like Spectra, a ghostly character, though I think she looks better in the cartoon then as a doll.
You can also get various accessories for them, like this cute coffin bed/jewelery box for Draculaura.
A new character that I'm excited to see the doll for, is a Steampunk character named Robecca Steam. She even has a clockwork owl as her pet!
What are your thoughts on monster high dolls? Do you have a favorite? Are they too commercial? What do you think?