Spotted some of these figs a few days ago at the TRU near me. Certainly one of the better lines they carry over here, most of what TRU carry in Australia is not worht a second look.
Hard resist buying the chick with the "cat" ears (don't know her name .. sorry) as she fits in with the Japanese Anime cat ear characters I like, but successfully kept my money in my pocket.
So a lot of new stuff is already popping up in stores right now (Ghouls Rule, Scary Tales, Dot Dead Gorgeous, Roller Maze, Dead Tired 2, Coffin Bean & other playsets, as well as a basic case of reissues including a 2010 wave 1 Draculaura and Cupid reissue in standard/basic box w/diary!), but I wanted to post some pics of what's next (release dates TBA), courtesy of Monster High Parents blog...
For the Dead Tired/Basics, Abbey gets a bed and Frankie gets a vanity...
The deluxe Create-A-Monster packs expand with a Mummy/Gorgon pack and a Blob/Ice Girl pack, the latter bringing us some translucent bodies. Also, not only are these continuing to come with 2 different colored torsos, for the first time they will also come with two different hair pieces (one rooted wig, one molded piece). As fun as the CaM packs are, I've steered clear so far, but that Blob girl is pretty awesome!
"Ghouls Alive" is a basic redux line w/deluxe lights & sounds (Frankie & Spectra light up, Clawdeen howls). It's an interesting way for Mattel to to refresh these characters. And keep elevating their price points I suppose :googly:...
Looks like the ghouls are taking a class trip to Scaris, City of Fright (Rochelle Goyle's home turf) in the next assortment with a wave including Scaris outfitted versions of Frankie, Clawdeen, Rochelle and interesting new characters Skelita Cadaveras (a new skeleton girl) and Jinafire Long (rumored Chinese dragon's offspring).
The Scaris line also looks to be getting a retailer exclusive (TBA) 3-pack of Draculaura, Abbey & Ghoulia in their Scaris wear, some kind of cafe playset, and a mini roadster to get around the streets of Scaris...
Finally, these shots of a new Frankie & Abbey with THREE outfits are popping up at retail outlets in Spain, no idea how these are being sold yet...
Holy Cow. That new skeleton girl is amazing. Love the new create-a-monster sets. We picked up some of the new stuff this past week. Pretty great!
I don't understand where the hell you guys find any of this stuff.
Nice haul, turnbolt! The Ghouls Rule set looks awesome, as does the Monster High School playset (I kinda want 2 or 3 of those).
Anyway, after posting all the news above I decided to go on a MH hunt today. I spotted the Ghouls Rule asst. (sans Cleo for some reason - is former peg-warmer Cleo super desirable now, or absent from some cases?) and picked up Frankie & Draculaura (Clawdeens were all busted looking). I have to admit, higher price point considered, Mattel did this deluxe/collector's series justice. The design and detail in this set is stunning, spooky and festive for...Halloween? A masquerade? Whatever, these are easier to swallow at this price than the Sweet 1600 line was. Pretty nice for the monster fans out there.
I also spotted the Coffin Bean playset and Draculaura's Powder Room, but I'm waiting for the exclusive versions. Saw lots of the Werecat twins, nice to see they're popping up again! No sign of DDG or RD, tho I'll be passing on both. I did however go...a bit...CaM crazy...
It was kind of impulsive, and I'm still not sure if I'm going to keep them, display them or pop em open and snap em together, but seeing them all together and knowing the cool expansions in the pipeline, I couldn't pass em up today. No sign of the Werewolf/Dragon with both torsos though - is this happening? Is the Werewolf/Dragon pack shipping with both torsos now too like the Vampire/Sea Creature?
Oh and in the case I get certifiably customizable with all these guys and gals, I picked up a few of these on clearance at Target for little more than $5 - I hear they're perfect for the CaMs...
...and I picked up another Fear Squad pack in the event I rip open all those CaMs and stick em all in Monster High varsity gear. Could be cool, right? Idk...What should I do with them?? :googly:
Wow, thank god I dodged this collecting bullet! too much great stuff, not enough coin!