It’s been a really, really long time since my last post focusing on the freaky yet fabulous Monster High dolls almost a year in fact. I never stopped collecting them, in fact I have all of the dolls released as of 2012 though I am missing most of the absolute newest dolls that just started shipping to stores.
I just recently got around to photographing the Picture Day set of dolls over the past week or so, I received them for Christmas but hadn’t gotten around to photographing them to just now.
Spectra, daughter of the ghost
Although Spectra is not normally one of my favorite characters, I have to admit that the Picture Day release is my favorite from the set and quite possibly my favorite Spectra release so far!
I love how beautifully the colors of her stock complement her coloring, she just seems like one of the better put together recent releases.
Let it be known,that in general I have a weakness for Monster High shoes they are probably the most insanely detailed shoes on a playline doll currently on store shelves. Spectra’s shoes are not a disappointment, I especially love the detailing on the chains.
Draculaura, daughter of Dracula
I absolutely love and adore Draculaura’s stock outfit, I am especially fond of the detailing on her skirt. The little touches of white make Draculaura’s black/pink motiff really pop.
I really love the face up on this release of Draculaura. Although I like Draculaura’s character and her doll releases I have to say that she tends to give me the most issues with photography, so I end up avoiding photographing her ^^;
As far as Monster High shoes, Draculaura’s shoes are kind of boring. I am kind of annoyed that they do not close in the back.
Cleo, daughter of the Mummmy
I’m not the biggest fan of gold but they did a really good job of balancing it out in Cleo’s stock by just having touches of it throughout. I love how much the teal really pops against Cleo’s skin color.
Picture Day Cleo is one of my favorite Cleo releases so far, I really love her lips.
Cleo’s shoes are fantastic, I love the level of detail on them especially the pyramid-like platforms.
Abbey, daughter of the Yeti
Abbey is one of my favorite Monster High characters. I normally love her icy theme but the little shiny bit on the top part of dress looks really cheap to me ^^;
This is the first Abbey release that has come with bangs, normally I love bangs and dislike it when dolls lack them but I got so used to loving her despite her absence of bangs that she looks a bit strange to me with bangs now. I do love her face up