Hi everyone! I hope the start of the new year has treated you all well.
It feels like ages since I last posted a doll review, but I have one ready to share with you today.
Today's review is on one of the new dolls from a Monster High release called The Great Scarrier Reef Glowsome Ghoulfish. These dolls are the second wave of gals following in the footsteps of previous characters from this line (Great Scarier Reef Ghouls Down Under) Posea Reef, Peri and Pearl Serpintine, and Kala Mer'ri Doll as well as the first wave of Glowsome Ghoulfish, Frankie , Lagoona Blue and Toralei Doll.
To be honest, I was shocked when I saw this Draculaura in Walmart this weekend as I didn't even realize she was available yet. They also had Clawdeen (the wolf fish) as well so I grabbed them both!Normally I wait until the line has been out for a little while and go on sale, but I couldn't resist. I had a gift card. You know how that goes. :)
For your viewing pleasure, I also created a YT video review ;)
Draculaura and Clawdeen are simpler dolls and do not come with a brush or stand.
The packaging on these ghouls is different from any other I've seen. They are very colorful with large artwork on both the front and the back.
The Great Scarrier Reef movie should be coming out some time this year and I'm really looking forward to it. I wasn't totally impressed with Boo York, but I really enjoyed 13 Wishes as well as Haunted and this one centers underwater (with mermaid ghouls) and that is completely up my alley. :)
As for the movie, apparently the ghouls somehow end of getting caught in a whirl pool and are transported to Lagoona's home in the Great Scarrier Reef. They also undergo oceanic transformations and our friend Draculaura here is turned into this adorable little vampire squid.
Real vampire squids look nothing like this.
What I love right away is that she can stand up on her own, and she's streamlined and not too bulky or "loud" as I find some of the other characters in this line to be.
She comes in one simple article of clothing which is this triangle cut sleeveless tube top, which is held up by two clear straps and a strip of Velcro along the back. Her color scheme stays within pink, yellow and black. Hello neon!
Actually this is really clever as it goes along with the bioluminescence idea.
She comes with removable glow-in-the dark bat wings, which can also pivot to extend or fold down along her back. They are attached to two ball prongs that stick out of her back.
As for accessories, you know she wouldn't be Draculaura without some so she comes with a neon yellow tentacle-ish necklace and matching bracelet.
Her upper body has the same articulation as a regular Monster High doll (neck, shoulders, elbows and wrists) and her lower body can pivot here at the waist and top of the tentacles.
The top of the tentacles can rotate in a circular motion as well as back and forth.
The daughter of Ursula?
Each individual tentacle can pivot on it's own and each tentacle has a different shape.
Oh bats, where did I put my lipstick?
This is about how far she can bend.
Her hair is very soft and wavy. I didn't feel any gel product anywhere else but her bangs.
It feels very nice to comb through and is primarily a very hot, neon pink. It's pulled up into a half ponytail with streaks of black and yellow.
Her face is very beautifully painted (might be loud for some though!) and she still has her usual violet eyes with pink highlights. She has neon yellow shadow across the lids and bright, shimmery hot pink paint meant to resemble squid tentacles (with little yellow suction cups) along the top and bottom.
Her lips are beautifully painted in a rosy pink shade. Her fangs are a little uneven, but easily fixed if desired.
They even managed to squeeze in the little signature heart on her left cheek.
I love her.
Glowsome Ghoulfish with Signature Draculaura
Overall I am so happy with this doll! I love Draculaura and all of the main 6 characters and I am really excited to see such a unique version of her. I have tried to become more selective in my MH collecting and really pick ones that I truly love or ones that have very unique characteristics.
This one fits the bill perfectly and I'm excited to also share Clawdeen with you all when I can get that post ready.
What do you guys think of her? Too loud and neon? Love her? Do you guys have any of the Scarrier Reef line or plan to get any?
Thank you, as always for stopping by and see you soon. Happy doll collection to you all! :)
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