Sunday, December 28, 2014

Lorna McNessie-Monster High

I have a thing for Scotland.
The Scottish accent, to me, is the loveliest English speaking accent I have ever heard.
I love shortbread!
My favorite book is Outlander and Jamie Fraser is my dream man. (you're welcome for that eye candy!)   :}

And when I found out Monster High was coming out with a "Scottish" foreign exchange monster, I knew I had to have her. :)

This is my first Monster High review on the blog, but there are SO MANY out there, and essentially all of them are pretty similar, so this is just a quick overview for anyone interested in this new character.

I purchased mine in-store at Walmart, but you can also find her at Amazon here:
Monster High Monster Exchange Program Lorna McNessie Doll

Lorna McNessie
Such a bonnie lass...

Lorna is the daughter of the Loch Ness Monster.  Isn't she stunning?  I love her!

Here's a look at her packaging..typical Monster High packaging.  

Per Monster Wikia: 
The Monster Exchange series consists of eight characters who participate in a student exchange program, either from or to Monster High. Three - DraculauraLagoona Blue, and Finnegan Wake - leave US American soil, while the other five come to attend the unique high school. The assortment is made up from two waves, the first consisting of Lagoona, Draculaura, Marisol Coxi, and Lorna McNessie. This first wave was released in Early November of 2014. The second wave is expected for April-June of 2015 and is a collection of Kjersti TrollsonIsi DawndancerBatsy Claro, and "Fan Vote Doll", which has to be Finnegan.

Favorite activity:  Photobombing.  So good! 
For more details about her story, click here.

Today, during my weekly grocery shop, I stopped by Walmart for a few things and was really surprised to see 3 new Monster High dolls.  Lorna was one of them, but I was also really tempted by Marisol Coxi (daughter of the Bigfoot) and a little less tempted by Haunted Student Spirits Kiyomi Haunterly.  

Lorna's hair is firey red and wavy, with highlights with darker curls on top which are a bit of a rustier red. 

Her outfit is probably the cutest I've seen of all the Monster High girls.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that the shirt and skirt were 2 seperate pieces.  The skirt has little Loch Ness monsters on it. Her little travel bag actually opens. 

Cute shoes...I'm wondering if they could've done something a little more creative, but they really go nicely with the rest of her outfit. 

Lorna McNessie and Black Carpet Laguna

Before I had Lorna, Laguna was my favorite MH character.  I love the ocean, water and marine biology so that is probably why I like her so much and why Lorna appeals to me. 
As you can see, Lorna has one of the little sister bodies.  Her body is covered with little scales and her hands are webbed even more so than Laguna's.  
I like the proportions of the smaller bodies a bit more.  They just look "healthier."

I can't get over the red eyebrows. 

Lorna has a gorgeous face.  Her eyes are big, round and bright and a lovely blue/green shade. She has a pretty shimmer to her skin similar to MH Abbey Bominable.  Her full lips are a peachy pink and she has upturned fangs, also similar to Abbey.   

She has the cutest profile out of any MH doll I've ever seen. 
I love her ears! 

Very different profiles as you can see.  

Sorry Laguna, but Lorna's my new fave! 

Lorna and Black Carpet Draculaura

Lorna and Freaky Fusion Operetta
"See ye efter!" 

When I first started collecting dolls this summer, I immediately fell into the MH craze.  I have sooo many on my wish list, but in reality, I only have about 8 dolls.  It's easy to feel like you want to collect them all, but I have narrowed it down to hoping to own just one of each character (and maybe a few of the Laguna's as I love her character on the webisodes.)
I hope to do photo shoots with them all at some point as they are really fun to pose!

I haven't bought any in a while, but this particular doll caught my eye and I am happy to have her in my collection.  She is my favorite MH character to date and I am really looking forward to the 2nd wave of the Exchange series that is due out this Spring.

Aye..a wee bonnie lass indeed. 

I hope you all had a fabulous and Merry Christmas and I have tons of holiday photos to share in the coming days.  I've had a such a fun time blogging these past 5 months and hope for another fun year of dolls, crochet (seriously slacking!) and appreciation of the good fortune around me to share with you all.  
This might be my last post of the year, and if so..Happy New Year! As always, thanks again for stopping by :)

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  1. Hi Farrah, this is definitely one of the best MH dolls so far! I am always amazed that Mattel keeps coming up with more awesome creative doll designs in this line! I don't collect them because once I would get started, I wouldn't be able to stop, I have so many favorites but they are very expensive over here. This bonnie lass is a great buy, I love every detail on her :-). I wish you many more happy years of blogging and enjoy New Year's Eve!

    1. Thanks Night Owl, same to you! Yes, I feel like I want to own them all and they just keep coming out with new characters-the designers are so creative! Thanks for your comment (as always) :) xo

  2. Hello from Spain: fabulous red hair. Great doll. Happy New Year. Keep in touch

    1. Thanks Marta..I know, I love her red hair :) Thanks for visiting!

  3. Happy New Year!

    I love the colours they used on this doll - the deep blue goes surprisingly well with her bright red hair. And I'm impressed at the chararacter-specific body differences - that she's covered in scales is fabulous.

    1. Hi jSarie! Yep, I totally agree about how great the body design and coloring is...when I first saw her promo pics, I didn't know how I'd like the coloring-seemed a bit loud, but in person, especially with the blue looks fabulous..thanks for the comment! :)

  4. Oh Farrah Lily - Congratulations on your Beautiful New Monster High Doll - she is Exquisite! I Love seeing your dolls together - A Joyous Holiday Season and New Year To YoU! ~ LuV, TiGGy

    1. Thanks so much, TiGGy :) A very happy holiday for you as well and I'm looking forward to all of your adventures in 2015!

  5. She's cute, but I'm an ever after high fan. :p

    1. Haha, I know, I love the EAH dolls as well as the webisodes..they are so cute and I feel like I want to collect them all! Thanks so much for your comment :)

  6. I prefer ever after high to MH, but she's an exception!! Adorable!

    1. She is so cute, she could even be believable as an EAH character, I think :) Thanks for the comment!