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I know there are only 2 or 3 Monster High fans on my flist but I'm doing this meme anyway.

(Stolen without shame from some random tumblr.)

Even if you're not an MH fan, please do me a favor and scroll down to question #16 and see just how OUT-OF-CONTROL this obsession has gotten ;)



1. Your favorite MH character: Ghoulia. I think she's adorable (both in looks and personality) and I love how smart & resourceful she is.


2. MH character you feel you are most like. Operetta, I guess…I love music & like hanging out by myself (though not in dungeons/catacombs like she does lol).


3. Favorite MH girl. Since I'm assuming I'm supposed to give a different answer than I did for #1, I'll say Frankie. I love the design of her dolls & she's super-sweet and adorably naive in the webisodes.


4. Favorite MH boy. Deuce! He's so cool with his glasses & snakehawk.


5. Favorite MH doll collection. I'm going to assume that 'collection' means 'line' here. Scary Tales, hands down. I'm a sucker for anything fairy tale related, and the dolls in this line look more 'high end' than the others. I wish they'd add more to it than just Clawdeen Wolf/Little Dead Riding Hood, Draculaura/Snow Bite and Frankie Stein/Threaderella. In the diaries, Abbey is the fairy godmother, Cleo is the evil witch and Holt is Threaderella's prince so they could make dolls of them. How about Lagoona as the Little Mermaid? One of the other girls could be Sleeping Beauty.




6. Recommend a MH website or blog. mhinsider.tumblr & monster_high. That tumblr has a very complete checklist of all the dolls, their release dates, etc. The other is good for news, discussion, etc, but the bitchiness does run rampant & NOTHING makes them happy. (Don’t know why I’m recommending it, honestly lol.)


7. Come up with a MH OC: Name, child of, and personality.
I'm not good at this. IDK a mermaid would be cool, but how would they swing that? An old-school, green-skinned witch would be cool. They could do an elf…or a fairy…or the kid of the Loch Ness monster. BETTER YET: how about they just make dolls of InvisiBilly & Grimmily Anne McShmeddlebopper instead? They've both appeared (very briefly on Billy's part) in webisodes & there's concept art for both. Mattel even did a mock-up box for Billy for April Fool's Day (an invisible doll in the box, geddit??) but they could totally do his limbs like they did Spectra's (they fade to clear plastic at her hands & feet).

Grimmily Anne


InvisiBilly




8. How big is your MH collection? I have 80 dolls. Whoa.


9. How long have you been a fan of MH? I think since Halloween of 2010, but I didn't start collecting the dolls until a year later.


10. Favorite MH episode/webisode/special? The one where Cleo sends all 10,000 of her servents to Dead-Con to enter the giveaway of the special issue of the Dead Fast comic so they can win it for Ghoulia. Then she gives it to Ghoulia (who cries because she's so happy) and we find out that Cleo really does have a heart and cares for Ghoulia and appreciates everything she does for her. Plus, there's a pretty awesome dream sequence where Ghoulia imagines herself as Dead Fast.


11. Most wanted MH doll. Jinafire Long from the Scaris: City of Fright line. Can't wait until she's released!

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12. Least favorite MH character. Gil Webbington. He's a weak, paranoid drip. And both the cartoon version and the doll are fugly.


13. How did you become a MH fan? Watched the Halloween special, thought it was cute...saw the dolls & thought they were cute & the more I saw them, the cuter they got.


14. Which MH character do you think you’d click with? Lagoona. She's so sweet and friendly and outgoing, she's friends with everyone.


15. Are you out of the MH closet? (Do your friends and family know about your obsession?) Yeah. I don't give a fuck who knows or what they think about it.


16. Show a picture of your MH collection.

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There are 34 dolls jammed on this shelf. I haven’t had a chance to go to Lowes & get another organizer shelf like in the first pic.

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Chillin’ with Draco, Dobby & the Trio lol.



17. Favorite MH outfit on a doll. TIE: I *love* Dot Dead Gorgeous Operetta's dress. It's 1950's sock hop style. So cute!


O-DDGa


And Ghouls Rule Abbey’s dress. I bought GR Abbey with the intent of selling her but I fell in love with her dress & that’s the main reason I kept her. You can’t tell from the photo, but her skirt is made of multiple layers of fabrics with very intricate textures & patterns.






18. Other hobbies/interests besides MH? reading, watching movies, swimming, hockey


19. Is there a MH doll you just can’t seem to get your hands on? Just Wave 2/School's Out Lagoona Blue, but she's being rereleased this fall :D




20. Thoughts on MH scalpers. I don't know that I've ever encountered scalpers. I just don't think the stores around here stock very well. I do get a laugh when some scalper is trying to sell the latest release on eBay for $4,999.99. Seriously, one listed Venus McFlytrap (I think it was her anyway...I know it was a recent release of a non-exclusive doll) for that price when she was first released. Now 2 months later, you can find her pretty easily (in my area anyway) for $24.


21. Have you read the MH books? Yes. They're horrible. Vapid, insipid, make Twilight look like The Greatest Novel Ever. They’re also horribly written, I’ve read stories by 3rd graders with better plot, dialogue & character development. The characters are so shallow & unlikable. If I'd read the books first, I would've NEVER started collecting the dolls.


22. Weirdest place you have ever seen MH merchandise. Love's Truck Stop.


23. MH Dolls: Boxed or unboxed? Unboxed!!!


24. Have any rare or limited edition MH dolls? Dawn of the Dance Deuce, Basic Ghoulia & Basic Lagoona are all considered pretty rare and go for high prices on Amazon & eBay, but I lucked into finding a NIB Ghoulia for regular price and got the other two unboxed but in excellent condition online from other collectors for their suggested retail price.


25. Which MH character is most like their doll, in your opinion? (appearance-wise)… Most unlike? Show photo evidence!

Most: Frankie


Most unlike: Spectra (her features are quite angular on the doll & her hair is very straight, whereas she has a softer appearance with wavy hair in the webisodes)




26. Most embarrassing MH-related moment. (Come on, we’ve all had one.) We have? I haven't. I'm not embarrassed about collecting them so I could give a flying fuck what some checkout person thinks about the fact that I'm buying 6 dolls at once.


27. New MH release you’re most looking forward to. The Scaris: City of Fright line & the upcoming Dance Class line :)


28. Have you done MH cosplay? Would you? If so, which character(s)? LOL no I don't do cosplay. I wouldn't be opposed to dressing up like one of the girls for Halloween, if I had a reason to dress up.


29. Do you have any custom MH dolls? NO, AND I NEVER WOULD. I haaaaaaaaaaaate customs, you have no idea how much. I've never seen one that I didn't think was fugly. And I don't get the point of customizations. If you don't like the dolls as-is & think you can come up with better designs, they why bother collecting them in the first place? Furthermore, if you want to make up your own MH designs, why in the everloving fuck would you spend $14-$25 for a doll you're going to destroy when you can buy Liv dolls at Walmart for $5?!?


Favorite & least favorite MH doll in your collection?

Favorite: Little Dead Riding Hood Clawdeen (she's sooooo gorgeous, from her red-streaked hair to her cute little outfit to her super-chic boots)


Least Favorite: Jackson Jekyll (his mullet is HIDEOUS)



Comments

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richyl88
Sep. 12th, 2012 05:04 pm (UTC)
That's a great collection. lol them chilling with hp characters.
amyofaquitaine
Sep. 12th, 2012 05:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)
joie_
Sep. 12th, 2012 08:25 pm (UTC)
They are so adorable. The spectra first picture I guess from the cartoon? (I'm so unfamiliar with this) looks scarier than her doll-version.

The red riding hood clawdeen is very cute. So I go Google it and get Halloween costumes. Meh.
amyofaquitaine
Sep. 13th, 2012 11:43 am (UTC)
I wasn't going to get the Spectra doll based on how I felt about her character in the cartoons, but she was too cute to pass up :)
theotheramy
Sep. 13th, 2012 02:41 pm (UTC)
Damn that's an impressive collection of dolls!

fairygirl03
Sep. 15th, 2012 05:58 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure like every little girl would seethe in jealousy if they saw your collection. That's my way of saying it's awesome
amyofaquitaine
Sep. 15th, 2012 08:14 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU, BB :)

Is it sad that I've bought 6 more dolls since I posted this?!? I was rearranging them today & doing a ~photoshoot so I can post individual pics of all of them like I did way back when I only had around 20 lol. /sadpatheticwoman
fairygirl03
Sep. 17th, 2012 10:23 pm (UTC)
I think you might have an addiction ;p

If I was a doll lover, I would collect them like you do, negl.
amyofaquitaine
Sep. 18th, 2012 12:15 pm (UTC)
LOL wait till you see today's post, I took individual pics of each doll (though I didn't post ALL of them @ once, it would destory browsers).
fairygirl03
Sep. 19th, 2012 07:53 pm (UTC)
I was in Target last night and I ended up looking at the Disney Princess' dolls (I blame the big Cinderella one they had out front because she's pretty and that's what got my attention) and then on the next aisle I noticed the Monster High dolls and the pathetic small amount they had and didn't understand because they're so freaking gorgeous. Though the Bratz rip-off of MH was smaller than MH??? I took a picture because I was all OMGZ, and am lame like that.
amyofaquitaine
Sep. 20th, 2012 12:35 am (UTC)
OMG I love the Disney princess dolls. I have Rapunzel, but I want Tiana & Jasmine (even though I've never seen Aladdin) & Snow White & just alllll of them. Pretty much every store I've been to has Monster High sections that are wiped out; the last couple months, you'll go in one day & they'll have a ton and the next day they'll have like 4 left. Oh, those Bratz rip-offs make me so mad. (Though there are companies that make even more blatant rip-offs.) But I think Bratz are ugly? IDK. And there's this other new line that's a rip-off made by the Bratz people called Novi Stars & they're even smaller yet? I don't even know about these people.
fairygirl03
Sep. 20th, 2012 05:49 am (UTC)
I've seen them all and usually admire them (because I can't get anyone to buy them for me for my birthday/Christmas. /shakes fits at the sky) But I've never seen the Cinderella ones they have out and she was just so gorgeous that I wanted all 4 dolls they had and I have never even seen Cinderella. They didn't have Jasmine or Tiana, but the section also looked pretty low, even though there were tons of 'Punz. Yeah, the MH was depleted looking and maybe it was because it had been ransacked... unlike those Bratz dolls. I didn't even know Bratz had ~gone~ that direction and I was just looking at them and was "oh please, you're so transparent and can't even do it half as well". OMG, I saw Novi Stars too and was wondering if I was ~out of touch~ that I had never heard of them, then I saw a commercial for them today and just sort of /facepalmed. THEY ALL LOOK THE SAME, OKAY.
amyofaquitaine
Sep. 20th, 2012 06:55 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've seen this Cinderella doll yet. I'll have to check the next time I go to the store. The Walmart I go to, they're rearranging for Xmas & over half the aisles are clearance (got some Tink dolls super-cheap for the Angel Tree @ church or Toys for Tots if for once there are no little girls on the Angel Tree who want Tinkerbell dolls) and they have very few Disney princesses so far. Those Bratz & Novi Stars have come out within the past month/month-and-a-half. I've seen commercials for BOTH of those but I've never in my life seen a MH commercial yet MH dolls sell like hotcakes. I have yet to check out the Novi Stars up close...I know a lot of MH collectors are buying the Bratzilla clothes cause they fit MH dolls lol.
fairygirl03
Sep. 24th, 2012 10:02 pm (UTC)
I haven't been to Walmart since we moved (because the one by us is disgusting. Like the night we moved in, we had to pick up a few things and as my mom was pulling into a parking space, we interrupted some guy trying to break into a car. He walked off but gave my mom ~the look~ and we came across him in the store and he was pursuing the jewelry department. And just walking into you feel like you might pick up at least 20 airborne diseases.) (Awww, ♥) The aisle they had Cinderella set up was mostly filled with Disney dolls and I was looking at them because they weren't ones I've seen before (last Christmas my aunt's granddaughter wanted a something or another and she had no clue what it was, so when my mom and I went to Target we went looking for her and I ended up distracted by the dolls and looked at those instead xD)Now that you mention it, I've never seen a MH commercial before. I guess it's just word-of-mouth... which doesn't seem to do too bad for them, lol. The Novi ones looked just like a Bratz doll, imo, because I only knew the difference because it said "Novi" on the box, lol.
amyofaquitaine
Sep. 25th, 2012 01:10 pm (UTC)
Ewww, that sounds like the Walmart where my mom shops. The ONLY good thing about that one is that they don't do inventory very well & so sometimes she can pick me up old MH dolls they 'lost' in the back & end up putting in the clearance aisle lol. But DAMN! That's scary, seeing a dude trying to break into a car! Yikes :(

The Walmart I go to finally got in Novi Stars & I got to check them out when I went there last night. They're...really fugly. I'll stick to my "zombie-stripper bat dolls" (as my brother calls them lol).
fairygirl03
Sep. 25th, 2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
I basically could have summarized that more quickly by stating: it's super ghetto and really not a good place to be. But that's kind of awesome finding ones they 'lost' on clearance... I wish the Target would do that, lol.

I thought so too... (but I also don't like Bratz and never did, so it would figure.) But LOL at what your brother calls them, that's exactly an amusing name for them, imo.
amyofaquitaine
Sep. 26th, 2012 04:25 pm (UTC)
He's not wrong with the "bootie-stripper" part, actually. (And technically, the zombie part on Ghoulia's part.) They have rather sizable asses on them, to the point where there's one doll who's skirt doesn't cover her ass & another who's shorts don't pull all the way up lol ;)
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