The Monster High dolls by Mattel have become the new sensation for young girls. This year, they have introduced new dolls to that toy line and one of them is the Monster High Spectra Doll らぶどーる. This doll has been highly anticipated by the MH doll fans and has been a bestseller in stores since it first release.
What so special about this doll, anyway? Well, unlike Barbie which promotes a princess-like appearance for their dolls, the Monster High takes their inspirations from famous movie monsters and horror fiction like ghosts, Dracula and werewolf. This is what distinguishes the Monster High from Barbie. Still, being a monster or horror doll doesn’t mean that these dolls should look scary. They are in fact as fashion conscious and trendy as Barbie dolls.
The Spectra Vondergiest doll for example is inspired by Jacob Marley’s ghost from the Charles Dickens story A Christmas Carol. She has purple hair with purple lipstick. Combined with pale colored skin, she looks very spooky and Gothic. As a ghost doll, the most striking features it has are transparent hands and feet that can be seen through just like a glass. A very well-made effect by Mattel. Despite being a ghost, her dress is very trendy too. She wears black and purple dress and has many chain jewelry like belt, shackle for bracelets and boots wrapped with chain. The doll is fully articulated. That mean you can bend its arms and legs to any poses you like.
Another new doll that has been introduced by Mattel is the Abbey Bominable doll. She is the daughter of Yeti monster and since she comes from a snowy mountain, her fashion dress motive is mainly fur. She wears arm and leg warmers, a fur snow hat and fur around her neck. She wear white snow dress with pink, purple, black and light blue designs on it. The best features of this doll would be the glittery skin it has all over her body. Give the impression as if it’s made from ice.