As sales on BARBIE continue to slide, it's those monstrous teens from down the hall that continue to pick up the slack, with Mattel's MONSTER HIGH seeming to gain steam on a regular basis. While we're still in that spot where I'd figure my oldest is a tad young, she's fast-approaching the right age to go Monster-crazy, and some of her friends already have. What's new for 2014? Here's the product listing released by Mattel this week, showing off a few items that are in the doll aisles now, along with new offerings headed for stores this summer.
Monster High® Secret Creepers™ Crypt (BDF06) SRP: $22.99 | Ages 6+ years | Available: Now (Order via Amazon)
• Hidden deep in the catacombs of Monster High® is the Secret Creepers™ Crypt, where the pets “fang” out while the ghouls are in school
• Offers plenty of places to stash your secrets as well as hiding spots (and a few open seats) for all of the Secret Creepers™ Critters and Pets (sold separately)
• Includes Crescent the cat that stands guard with a motion detector feature designed to ward off intruders!
Monster High® Frights Camera Action™ New Stars Doll Assortment (BDD84) SRP: $20.99 | Ages: 6+ years | Available: Now
• Frights, Camera, Action! These new stars are set to top the fear charts with a Black Carpet fashion show!
• Choose from Viperine Gorgon™, Honey Swamp™, Elissabat™ and Clawdia Wolf™ dolls in captivating outfits accented and accessorized with touches of Hauntlywood™ glam
• Dolls come with a signature-style brush, doll stand and diary sharing details the tabloids would love
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Monster High® Inner Monster Feature Assortment (BJR24) SRP: $21.99 | Ages 6+ years | Available: June 2014
• Monsters have feelings too! Customize the expressions of these creepy cool creatures by changing their eyes, facial expressions and their fashions!
• Sets include one full doll with eye-changing feature, one interchangeable face plate, a peggable/ interchangeable skeleton and chest plate, inner piece count, over-the-top fashion, accessories, purse, doll stand, brush and fill-in-the-blank diary
• Choose from three killer options: Fearfully Feisty n Mad Love*, Spooky Sweet n Frightfully Fierce* and Scared Silly n Shockingly Shy*
Monster High® Recharge Chamber (BJR46) SRP: $44.99 | Ages 6+ years | Available: August 2014
• At the riveting climax of the Monster High® movie, Freaky Fusion, the beast ghoulfriends of Frankie Stein® rally around to give her back her spark with this hair-raising Recharge Chamber!
• Comes with a one-of-a-kind Frankie Stein® doll wearing a voltageous fashion and shocking shoes.
• Place her in the chamber, and press the button for hair-raising fun - her hair literally rises into a shocking ‘do! Press the light again for a spooktacular light show for clawesome room decor.
Monster High® Fusion Doll Assortment (BJR36) SRP: $20.99 | Ages 6+ years | Available: June 2014
• In a freaky twist of adventure, our favorite Monster High® ghouls get accidentally fused together in ways never seen before!
• Choose from Lagoonafire™ (a mix of Lagoona Blue® and Jinafire Long®), Dracubecca™ (a fusion of Draculaura® and Robecca Steam®), Cleolie™ (a combination of Cleo de Nile® and Toralei®), Clawvenus™ (a blend of Clawdeen Wolf® and Venus McFlytrap®) and Neighthan Rot™ (a unicorn-zombie boy).
• Accessories include a to-die-for purse for each - except Neighthan Rot™, who has a hat with a hole cut out for his unicorn horn.
While official photos of these toys have yet to be revealed, keep an eye out. They should be emerging from their crypt soon!