Monster High is a popular line of fashion dolls that revolves around the teenage children of legendary monsters. These children attend Monster High, a school in New Salem that accepts any form of creature as a student.
Monster High debuted in July 2010 with a basic series of six dolls. They are made by Mattel, the same company that produces Barbie dolls. The dolls stand about 10.5 inches tall, are made of plastic, have multiple points of articulation, and have unique head sculpts. Ghouls, female characters, have brushable hair and mansters, male characters, usually have molded plastic hair.
Dolls are released by series, or assortment, and may ship in waves with different dolls available at different times. Each character in a series has a unique haircut and outfit and may include a stand, brush, pet, diary, or other accessories. Most dolls are packaged individually, but some can be found in multi-packs or included with a playset.
The Monster High franchise also includes movies, TV specials, video games, and young adult novels. When one of these is released there is usually a corresponding series of dolls as well.
As Monster High dolls have become more and more popular the number of assortments released each year has increased. To satisfy demand, some dolls from older series have also been reissued. These reissued dolls usually have different packaging and less accessories. The number of exclusives, dolls available from only select retailers, has also increased.
In 2016, the Monster High franchise got a reboot. The relaunch gives the dolls all new face molds and focuses on the core characters. Monster High’s new slogan, “How Do You Boo?”, represents that it is okay to be different, embrace being unique, and always be yourself.
With so many dolls being released it can be difficult to keep track of them all. Our goal at MHcollector.com is to catalog and organize all of the Monster High dolls making them easier to collect and enjoy.