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Title: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: Lady Frostbite on February 21, 2020, 04:19:30 AM
From Darth-Alinart on Tumblr (https://darth-alinart.tumblr.com/post/190945329362/word-mark-skullector-goods-and-services-dolls), it appears that there are Collector's Dolls coming? Or Skullector's dolls, rather

Word Mark: SKULLECTOR
Goods and Services: DOLLS, DOLL CLOTHING AND DOLL ACCESSORIES
Serial Number: 88612793
Filing Date: September 11, 2019

https://www.deepdiscount.com/mattel-monster-high-collector-1/887961875294?pjxsource=pepperjam&medium=affiliates&pjxaffiliate_id=43737&pjxclick_id=3010491143&clickId=3010491143

https://www.deepdiscount.com/mattel-monster-high-collector-2/887961875300?pjxsource=pepperjam&medium=affiliates&pjxaffiliate_id=43737&pjxclick_id=3010491178&clickId=3010491178


[Changed the title of the thread to show that these dolls have been confirmed.  See page 7 (http://mharena.com/index.php/topic,15775.msg308548.html#msg308548).  ~SaelaVe]
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Freezestime on February 21, 2020, 05:56:15 AM
:0!!! This is exciting news!
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: TheBeatlesPkmnFan42 on February 21, 2020, 06:33:38 AM
insert eyes emoji here

Seriously though, this is very exciting! I hope we get to see them soon. Toy Fair is coming up....
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Carrehz on February 21, 2020, 07:24:58 AM
:OOO Now THIS is unexpected. When I saw the trademark I was like "well, we'll see.." but listings too?!? aaa!! I hope they show us something at Toy Fair.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Fantoma on February 21, 2020, 03:59:33 PM
I hope one of these 2 dolls is Spectra, as there's so many variable possibilities with this haunted beauty (although it's quite doubtful considering how fast they made her disappear when G2 started..... bah humbug!).

That said, this is indeed very important news. Especially since the 10th year anniversary in coming up in July.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: modernmonsterhigh on February 21, 2020, 07:05:19 PM
Canít wait for them! Also thank goodness there is a break in between the each of their releases. $70 is quite a bit when compared to the other collectors... I hope to see a clawdeen, Venus, or a lagoona! Also could this mean MH is gonna get another reboot?
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Wynnegen on February 21, 2020, 10:20:49 PM
Quote
$70 is quite a bit when compared to the other collectors

The quality better be worth it, considering what passes for Barbie collector nowadays.

However, the BMR1959 dolls, fashion choices aside, were brilliant quality.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector\'s Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: QueenGab on February 22, 2020, 07:28:03 AM
Omggg is this for real though??? No one is posting anything about the toyfair! I don't want to get my hopes high just yet :/

Post Merge: February 22, 2020, 07:29:23 AM

Canít wait for them! Also thank goodness there is a break in between the each of their releases. $70 is quite a bit when compared to the other collectors... I hope to see a clawdeen, Venus, or a lagoona! Also could this mean MH is gonna get another reboot?

If there is actually new collector dolls, a reboot would be logical...
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Sakuya on February 22, 2020, 08:51:06 AM
Just saw this pop up on Insta
(https://instagram.farn1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t51.2885-15/e35/84473823_125283555577788_6923612523182503297_n.jpg?_nc_ht=instagram.farn1-1.fna.fbcdn.net&_nc_cat=100&_nc_ohc=2Wvl7kki_wYAX_rffdu&oh=48eabfc6095407ba05e956d3cb3b5649&oe=5E84132D)

(https://instagram.farn1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t51.2885-15/e35/s1080x1080/87221858_594355077782249_8737375771184023773_n.jpg?_nc_ht=instagram.farn1-1.fna.fbcdn.net&_nc_cat=105&_nc_ohc=umZrjuNG2nEAX-axyIy&oh=6bc8cd55cea6c84173204cc212bdf3bb&oe=5E8CCFA1)
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Fantoma on February 22, 2020, 09:52:00 AM
On different Facebook groups, people say it's fake or a scam attempt. I hope that's not true. Many people refuse to believe it might be true because the silhouettes are Ghouls Rule Cleo & Frankie.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Konzern on February 22, 2020, 09:59:47 AM
I don't want to get my hopes too high on them being anyone other than one of the core three girls for the first ones.  While I'd like to see Rochelle, Cleo, Toralei, or one of the boys, I'd be shocked if they opened a possible new reboot or even just a collector's line with anyone other than Frankie, Draculaura, or Clawdeen.  I also don't want to get too hopeful that it's anything like a third reboot.  It might just be a few 10th anniversary dolls.  Maybe I'm too pessimistic, but other than seeing two product listings, we've got zero to go on at the moment so I'm not trying to get my expectations super high only to have them crash.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: QueenGab on February 22, 2020, 11:10:34 AM
Just saw this pop up on Insta
(https://instagram.farn1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t51.2885-15/e35/84473823_125283555577788_6923612523182503297_n.jpg?_nc_ht=instagram.farn1-1.fna.fbcdn.net&_nc_cat=100&_nc_ohc=2Wvl7kki_wYAX_rffdu&oh=48eabfc6095407ba05e956d3cb3b5649&oe=5E84132D)

(https://instagram.farn1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t51.2885-15/e35/s1080x1080/87221858_594355077782249_8737375771184023773_n.jpg?_nc_ht=instagram.farn1-1.fna.fbcdn.net&_nc_cat=105&_nc_ohc=umZrjuNG2nEAX-axyIy&oh=6bc8cd55cea6c84173204cc212bdf3bb&oe=5E8CCFA1)

Whoah this is so fake! Im soooo disappointed  :cry:
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Carrehz on February 22, 2020, 12:41:22 PM
Those pics definitely come off as super fake to me. I mean, "Soon"? Not "coming soon" or "coming 2020" or w/e? Plus the random Facebook URL on the second one - and the silhouettes are a massive giveaway, like you said.

Hopefully we'll get some real info soon.

And I think they'll be Draculaura/Frankie/Clawdeen, too. I'd love one of the cats, but I really can't see them making anyone other than the "main 3", at least not at first. Maybe if they take off they'll make more chars later? ^_^ I hope so.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Aery on February 22, 2020, 06:24:17 PM
So what do y'all think they're going to do with these to make them worth that price point?  The collector Draculaura was $50, and she had glass eyes and rooted lashes, right?  For a ten year anniversary, are these going to be, what, porcelain? Oversized?  Hand painted?  Super-deluxe adult versions of Frankie and Clawdeen, dressed for the high school reunion?  24k gold? XD

What does Mattel think adult collectors want to spend money on?  Is their market 21 year-olds with budding feels of nostalgia for their childhoods?
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Tara La Reine on February 22, 2020, 10:17:47 PM
Bentzenís posted on their IG page, saying ďMonster High returns in June!Ē Not sure if thatís a reaction to what weíve already seen, or if they have more information because theyíre a toy seller.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Fantoma on February 23, 2020, 07:03:53 AM
Until Mattel officially announces something, we can't be sure of anything. Let's wait and see.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Fantoma on February 28, 2020, 01:58:37 PM
Well.. it's almost practically confirmed that the alleged 2 new MH collectors coming up later this year are nothing fake news. This breaks my heart.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: modernmonsterhigh on February 28, 2020, 08:05:04 PM
Well.. it's almost practically confirmed that the alleged 2 new MH collectors coming up later this year are nothing fake news. This breaks my heart.
How is it confirmed? I donít see why websites would offer preorders and such if it wasnít actually confirmed. Thereís also the item numbers too. However I think itís quite odd that Mattel and monster high never said anything?
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Carrehz on February 29, 2020, 07:05:04 AM
I don't think it means anything that Mattel haven't commented on it... they usually keep quiet until they're ready to release info, there's been tons of instances in the past where we've found out about something before we're "supposed" to.

I'd like to know where/how it's been confirmed, too. I mean, those pics posted before are fake as hell, but the listings and such looked pretty legit?
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Carrehz on February 29, 2020, 01:52:41 PM
Can you summarize for those of us whose attention spans don't stretch to 30 min infovids? ;)
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: QueenGab on February 29, 2020, 03:01:35 PM
I just saw it. She basically talks about how the doll industry is dying, not only Mattel but in general and she was only excited about the new hairdorables. About MH she says she didn't see ANYTHING MH related and she talked to some Mattel employees/reps and they knew nothing about the collector dolls so... Its not happening basically...
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: modernmonsterhigh on February 29, 2020, 04:45:04 PM
I just saw it. She basically talks about how the doll industry is dying, not only Mattel but in general and she was only excited about the new hairdorables. About MH she says she didn't see ANYTHING MH related and she talked to some Mattel employees/reps and they knew nothing about the collector dolls so... Its not happening basically...
Great I was actually happy now Iím just pissed at whoever started this fake news of collector dolls. :annoyed:
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Carrehz on March 01, 2020, 07:01:41 AM
ty for the summary QueenGab :)

Well, I dunno. I don't think "no news at Toy Fair" = "it's definitely 100% for sure fake", but I'm not getting my hopes up, either. Like I've always said, no point getting excited until there's concrete evidence of something... I thought it was a bit odd/out of the blue.

It is disappointing, though.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Aery on March 01, 2020, 08:59:21 AM


I just saw it. She basically talks about how the doll industry is dying, not only Mattel but in general and she was only excited about the new hairdorables. About MH she says she didn't see ANYTHING MH related and she talked to some Mattel employees/reps and they knew nothing about the collector dolls so... Its not happening basically...


Well, I dunno. I don't think "no news at Toy Fair" = "it's definitely 100% for sure fake"

Exactly.

If it's not supposed to be revealed yet, of course Mattel is going to be close-lipped about it.  We'll just have to wait and see.

I find it interesting that that youtuber thinks the doll industry is dying, because it seems to me that it's getting a revival after several years of good doll lines ending with not much that filled the gap.  But now there's LOL OMG, Hairmazing, Poopsie, NaNaNa Surprise, Boxy Girls, Snapstars, not to mention all the new diversity and articulation Mattel is stepping up their game with, plus there's the little unarticulated surprise dolls that are so popular.  For the last few years the Walmart toy section here has been making the doll area smaller and smaller, and I was thinking that fashion dolls were becoming passe for kids.  But now it's expanding again, and there are way more new doll lines than old ones ending.  So I don't really see how the doll industry is dying, though I have read that Mattel may not be in a great financial place in the near future depending how things go.  But Mattel isn't the only game, MGA is certainly charging forward.  What do I know though!  Just my 2 cents.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: QueenGab on March 01, 2020, 03:23:23 PM


I just saw it. She basically talks about how the doll industry is dying, not only Mattel but in general and she was only excited about the new hairdorables. About MH she says she didn't see ANYTHING MH related and she talked to some Mattel employees/reps and they knew nothing about the collector dolls so... Its not happening basically...


Well, I dunno. I don't think "no news at Toy Fair" = "it's definitely 100% for sure fake"

Exactly.

If it's not supposed to be revealed yet, of course Mattel is going to be close-lipped about it.  We'll just have to wait and see.

I find it interesting that that youtuber thinks the doll industry is dying, because it seems to me that it's getting a revival after several years of good doll lines ending with not much that filled the gap.  But now there's LOL OMG, Hairmazing, Poopsie, NaNaNa Surprise, Boxy Girls, Snapstars, not to mention all the new diversity and articulation Mattel is stepping up their game with, plus there's the little unarticulated surprise dolls that are so popular.  For the last few years the Walmart toy section here has been making the doll area smaller and smaller, and I was thinking that fashion dolls were becoming passe for kids.  But now it's expanding again, and there are way more new doll lines than old ones ending.  So I don't really see how the doll industry is dying, though I have read that Mattel may not be in a great financial place in the near future depending how things go.  But Mattel isn't the only game, MGA is certainly charging forward.  What do I know though!  Just my 2 cents.

I kind of agree. I don't think its dying per se, I think the fashion dolls are not on trend anymore. I think she meant that the dolls coming out are not really of her interest because they are less detailed amd the approach is different from that of MH/EAH where there is a story, characters, waves, etc. I think they are simplifying the production and thats a bummer for collectors. Out of all the lines you mention I for instance, have zero interest and I believe that is the case for a lot of people...but that's just me! Also she said that the stands or whatever is called they had in toyfair for dolls particularly were smaller than previous years...
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Wardah on March 02, 2020, 04:36:19 PM


I just saw it. She basically talks about how the doll industry is dying, not only Mattel but in general and she was only excited about the new hairdorables. About MH she says she didn't see ANYTHING MH related and she talked to some Mattel employees/reps and they knew nothing about the collector dolls so... Its not happening basically...


Well, I dunno. I don't think "no news at Toy Fair" = "it's definitely 100% for sure fake"

Exactly.

If it's not supposed to be revealed yet, of course Mattel is going to be close-lipped about it.  We'll just have to wait and see.

I find it interesting that that youtuber thinks the doll industry is dying, because it seems to me that it's getting a revival after several years of good doll lines ending with not much that filled the gap.  But now there's LOL OMG, Hairmazing, Poopsie, NaNaNa Surprise, Boxy Girls, Snapstars, not to mention all the new diversity and articulation Mattel is stepping up their game with, plus there's the little unarticulated surprise dolls that are so popular.  For the last few years the Walmart toy section here has been making the doll area smaller and smaller, and I was thinking that fashion dolls were becoming passe for kids.  But now it's expanding again, and there are way more new doll lines than old ones ending.  So I don't really see how the doll industry is dying, though I have read that Mattel may not be in a great financial place in the near future depending how things go.  But Mattel isn't the only game, MGA is certainly charging forward.  What do I know though!  Just my 2 cents.

I kind of agree. I don't think its dying per se, I think the fashion dolls are not on trend anymore. I think she meant that the dolls coming out are not really of her interest because they are less detailed amd the approach is different from that of MH/EAH where there is a story, characters, waves, etc. I think they are simplifying the production and thats a bummer for collectors. Out of all the lines you mention I for instance, have zero interest and I believe that is the case for a lot of people...but that's just me! Also she said that the stands or whatever is called they had in toyfair for dolls particularly were smaller than previous years...

You gotta also remember that MGA likes to be secretive at Toy Fair and 3 of the brands mentioned are from MGA. And OMG is actually surpassing the rest of the LOL lines in popularity.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Bright Rabbit 1 on March 03, 2020, 06:49:43 AM
I knew these were too good to be true.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: piinkypiie on March 05, 2020, 06:55:31 AM
What! They were fake?
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: modernmonsterhigh on March 05, 2020, 07:06:58 PM
What! They were fake?
No, not confirmed to be fake but probably not gonna happen. Either that or Mattel is waiting for release any information about the dolls coming out.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: ghoulbunny on March 13, 2020, 01:32:50 PM
Welp that's disappointing. I mean it would def be a surprise considering there was no updates for a while now from the MH Instagram.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Fantoma on March 14, 2020, 07:22:59 AM
Exactly
Title: Re: Monster High Collector\'s Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: lorifina on April 12, 2020, 11:49:33 AM
https://m.facebook.com/thebratzheavenalliance/posts/pcb.2511901339071751/?photo_id=2511901259071759&mds=%2Fphotos%2Fviewer%2F%3Fphotoset_token%3Dpcb.2511901339071751%26photo%3D2511901259071759%26profileid%3D100020024262159%26source%3D48%26refid%3D28%26_ft_%3Dqid.6814898553139835656%253Amf_story_key.3861722134820839721%253Atop_level_post_id.2511901339071751%253Acontent_owner_id_new.100007557288908%253Asrc.22%253Aphoto_attachments_list.[2511901259071759%252C2511901309071754]%253Astory_location.5%253Astory_attachment_style.album%253Aview_time.1586717205%253Afilter.h_nor%26__tn__%3DEH-R%26cached_data%3Dfalse%26ftid%3D&mdp=1&mdf=1 Sorry for how long the link but take a look at this

Post Merge: April 12, 2020, 11:56:51 AM

https://toywiz.com/monster-high-it-pennywise-collector-doll/ Found the link for the site.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Wardah on April 12, 2020, 03:23:07 PM
Seems really odd. I've seen another similar pub but for the Grady Twins, from the "Shining" movie.
Why would there be MH dolls made from horror movies but no dolls of actual MH characters?
That I also didn't understand.

With the date of July I bet these are/were intended as SDCC exclusives. I'm guessing they just felt the MH base would be more appropriate than the usual Barbie.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Fantoma on April 12, 2020, 04:47:05 PM
It still doesn't make sense. If they want MH at the SDCC, it would be much more appropriate to do it with actual MH characters. The whole thing feels like another hoax or scam.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Bright Rabbit 1 on April 12, 2020, 10:47:15 PM
It still doesn't make sense. If they want MH at the SDCC, it would be much more appropriate to do it with actual MH characters. The whole thing feels like another hoax or scam.

This I totally agree with.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Aery on April 13, 2020, 07:26:49 AM
A Pennywise MH doll is pretty cool I guess, though hardly thrilling (I may be spoiled by recently seeing some great customs).  The Shining twins though, how utterly boring.  And for that price point, oof.

What a disappointment.

Living Dead dolls just came out with a bunch of iconic horror movie dolls, including Pennywise and the Shining twins.  So is Mattel copying this trend, or is it possible this information is a mistake?  That's probably just me being hopeful though.

Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Carrehz on April 13, 2020, 08:27:17 AM
I have to admit, I have a hard time imagining them connecting a family-friendly brand like MH to films that are, uh, not so family-friendly. Maybe for SDCC, I guess.

Well, like I said before, I'll believe it when we see photos. I think something's going on, but it's hard to tell what's real and what's fake/incorrect/etc... I don't think this is *fake* but it does feel like someone might have gotten their wires crossed.. maybe that's just wishful thinking on my part, since I really have no interest in horror movie dolls ;)
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Wardah on April 13, 2020, 10:37:45 AM
It's obviously another one of those dumb silly pranks. Some people have way too much free time on their hands during this damned pandemic.

Toywiz is a legit seller who often has preorders for SDCC dolls. I do think horror movie dolls are on the way. But I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out to actually be a Barbie or even a whole new mold like She-ra.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: RevengeSeeker on April 13, 2020, 12:29:25 PM
I have a feeling they mixed up the brand with Living Dead Dolls when publishing.

Still, I am excited. New MH is awesome news, and Iím a huge fan of horror culture, itís what made me fall in love with them.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: applejackgirl on April 13, 2020, 03:21:16 PM
Umm if you look at the descriptions they are typical Monster High blurbs. We had a head's up on this weeks ago. Toy whiz is not going to make up a description or source the listing from some random trolls. They are going to have order channels for the product. It's not a scam, it's not another toy line, it's not a fake. Time to embrace this is the real deal.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Carrehz on April 14, 2020, 03:24:15 PM
Yeah, I definitely think something is going on - ToyWiz wouldn't list a hoax. I just hope we get something more concrete soon. Maybe they got some wires crossed and put the wrong description (it happens!), maybe they didn't, who knows! I guess we'll have to wait and see.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Manster Guy on April 15, 2020, 01:31:08 AM
I'm highly dubious about these listings, why would the twins be 10.5 inches tall, surely they would be shorter than Pennywise as they are little girls, maybe 7 inches high at most? Is there any mention of a two pack? It doesn't make sense. Aren't living dead dolls around 10 inches, maybe a mistake in the listings? Either way I wouldn't be interested in these characters even if they were released.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Kris on April 15, 2020, 08:59:31 AM
The listing seems legit to me. The listing on Toywiz, and they reputable toy-sellers (don't they also tend to post listing very early in general?). The description also reads like Monster High as a franchise. And- actually this sort of seems pretty classically Mattel. They are aiming these collector's dolls at adult collectors, so they are leaning into the horror and fashion, trying to show that they aren't kiddy like Gen 2 was. Also, several of the Monster High designers who are still at Mattel are SUPER into horror, like Rebecca (@rebecula on instagram, I think). These would seem creatively right up her aisle. Not that we know who is creating any of it, but just saying, there definitely are people there for whom this would be in their wheelhouse.  And I could also see the company wanting to feel like they were doing something *different* rather than just the same stuff they did in the earlier part of the last decade. Both to remain fresh and also.. the franchise didn't end on a high note.

Personally, I am not excited for these dolls (I'm not a horror fan), and I also think it is a misstep. The fans want the characters they already know and love, especially as it is the tenth anniversary of the franchise. But these aren't specifically anniversary dolls, and one can at least sooorta see the logic behind Mattel choosing new, more horror based characters.

Tl;dr they don't seem fake... Not what I (or it sounds like a lot of you) wanted but....
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: modernmonsterhigh on April 15, 2020, 09:08:50 AM
The fans want the characters they already know and love...
I have to disagree with this, Iíve been a fan of MH for awhile and I have to say Iím more excited for new dolls and characters for monster high in iconic horror films. It wouldnít have been disappointing to have seen a collector of a character we donít already have released as a collector yet though, but to be honest this idea excites me more. Not to say that collector versions arenít as good, I could get the regular release of the doll and be fine, but new characters with only one release so far excites me and I am anticipating their release.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Kris on April 15, 2020, 05:15:54 PM
The fans want the characters they already know and love...
I have to disagree with this, Iíve been a fan of MH for awhile and I have to say Iím more excited for new dolls and characters for monster high in iconic horror films. It wouldnít have been disappointing to have seen a collector of a character we donít already have released as a collector yet though, but to be honest this idea excites me more. Not to say that collector versions arenít as good, I could get the regular release of the doll and be fine, but new characters with only one release so far excites me and I am anticipating their release.

Well, that is all to the good that you are excited about it!  :biggrin: Obviously, I was generalizing too much. It's not my cup of tea but its good people will be excited and enjoy them.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Wardah on April 16, 2020, 09:49:06 AM
Like I've said, I think Mattel are working on horror movie dolls, but I do suspect there may have been a miscommunication somewhere down the line and it's actually for Living Dead Dolls, or something entirely new, instead of MH. (Heck, maybe it started as MH before becoming its own thing, and not all the sites got the memo? That happened with Enchantimals.) Toywiz are generally reputable, it seems out of character for them to list a fake - obviously they're not infallible, but with reputed sellers like this, I think "mistaken info" before I think "fake".

Living Dead Dolls is a whole different company. So more likely, if it's not MH, that it's a whole brand new mold like SDCC She Ra was. Which is what I think these were originally for but with what's been going on, even tho it's not cancelled yet, I can see Mattel not going so as not to risk anything.

It is possible they did go the whole "Daughter(s) of ______" route which would make them fit in with the Monster High canon. After all the characters we love are at the end of the day children of movie monsters. It just happens that the OG characters movies are old and rather tame by today's standards. And tbh I'm rather intrigued by the idea of a "Daughter of Pennywise" with some creepy clown styling. Not so excited about the Shining twins tho since imho they are a boring monster and I don't think they would have a very exciting set of daughters.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Manster Guy on April 17, 2020, 12:54:11 AM
The Pennywise and the Grady twins Living Dead Dolls have been (or are about to be) released, IIRC they were shown at this years Toyfair.
Also no MH character that has been released so far has been subject to copyright to keep manufacturing costs down so why go to the expense of acquiring likeness rights to release dolls under what is effectively a 'dead' brand.

I've just checked and those LDDs are all currently available on-line here in the UK.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Wardah on April 17, 2020, 01:32:47 AM
The Pennywise and the Grady twins Living Dead Dolls have been (or are about to be) released, IIRC they were shown at this years Toyfair.
Also no MH character that has been released so far has been subject to copyright to keep manufacturing costs down so why go to the expense of acquiring likeness rights to release dolls under what is effectively a 'dead' brand.

I've just checked and those LDDs are all currently available on-line here in the UK.

There was a Ghostbusters Frankie for SDCC. I do think these were meant for SDCC before the pandemic struck.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Manster Guy on April 17, 2020, 01:42:41 AM
Yeah I remember that SDCC release but it was still Frankie and not a character from Ghostbusters.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Carrehz on April 17, 2020, 06:52:41 AM
Ah - didn't know LDD wasn't Mattel, sorry about that. I don't know a lot about those dolls, they're not really my thing.

I could see them being a SDCC thing.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Wardah on April 17, 2020, 11:14:19 AM
Yeah I remember that SDCC release but it was still Frankie and not a character from Ghostbusters.

Yeah but they still needed to obtain the rights to Ghostbusters to release it. I was just refuting the claim that no release has been subject to copyright. There was also Zombie Gaga that was official.

The Grady twins make no sense at all. They aren't even monsters and they're pretty damn forgotten from an old movie that has no pop culture relevance lately.  The "sequel" to "The Shining" called "Dr Sleep", which had disappointing sales at the box office, came out last year but it had nothing to do with the Overlook Hotel or the ghosts there, it's all about psychic vampire cultists.

There is debate over whether the Grady twins were figments of his imagination or actual ghosts but wasn't there plenty of debate about if Operetta's father counted as a monster when she was released.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Carrehz on April 17, 2020, 02:01:46 PM
I think these are probably directed towards adult collectors, though.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Fantoma on April 17, 2020, 02:17:34 PM
If they're true, let's hope so, as they're not children-friendly, lol!
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: QueenGab on April 19, 2020, 05:06:39 AM
We need Mattel insiders on this forum!!

Well, since SDCC is now cancelled, it is less likely they would launch the dolls!?

I get so excited when G. Sanders (i know he does not work for Mattel anymore) and specially @Rebecula13 post MH content on their IG accounts. Lately they have been posting lots of stuff and I always want fo think it's because something is up! But then again, this whole Toywiz thing just seems a mistake...
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Manster Guy on April 19, 2020, 01:47:48 PM
I think they'll just release the info over the web, most stuff presented at SDCC would have been in production months ago. Toy lines won't be cancelled just because a comic con is.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Wardah on April 19, 2020, 01:51:17 PM
Mattel will probably just sell them online instead. It takes a very long time from design to release and they were most likely in the later stages of production when Covid 19 first started. They probably already put alternative release plans in place when things started getting cancelled. Tho I know some people here would prefer they don't exist so they can smugly maintain that they were right about it being fake news.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: PinkieVoltage on April 19, 2020, 03:22:46 PM
Mattel will probably just sell them online instead. It takes a very long time from design to release and they were most likely in the later stages of production when Covid 19 first started. They probably already put alternative release plans in place when things started getting cancelled. Tho I know some people here would prefer they don't exist so they can smugly maintain that they were right about it being fake news.
I think they'll just release the info over the web, most stuff presented at SDCC would have been in production months ago. Toy lines won't be cancelled just because a comic con is.
Agree on both of these points. If dolls are already made (which is pretty likely since Comic Con was only a few months away and was just cancelled) Mattel won't just trash them because the event they were intended for was cancelled. They would at least want to make back what they paid to produce the dolls in the first place.

That being said, IF these really are Monster High dolls and not just an incorrect listing for something else, I could see Mattel selling these as some kind of 'Matty Collector Summer Exclusive' (Or whatever Mattel's collector brand is). Could be a nice way to test the waters for a future line of collector dolls since they would be available to a larger audience outside of just SDCC attendees. Not so much risk since dolls would have already been made.

I'm definitely in the camp of wanting these to be Monster High listings (and optimistically leaning towards these being real). I would have preferred some MH characters, but I think it makes sense to tie back to well-known horror movies since the line isn't really popular anymore. Keeps things safe if the 'Monster High' brand doesn't sell them, they'd at least nab some generic horror item collectors.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Catsiy on April 19, 2020, 07:14:12 PM
If these are real and do get released... I think it's a good move on Mattel's part with some well known horror movie characters which will 1. Sell well to Monster high fans because it's monster high but also 2. Sell well to horror fans who like those movie franchises.
Although I would prefer the characters we love I did enjoy the lady gaga doll and wish there was a release for that evil lyn from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. I can see the dolls (if real) being like the Kotobukiya bishoujo horror line where it's a re-imagining kind of thing  (they announced a pennywise for that)

Gaining interest and putting Monster high back into the spotlight is a good thing and could potentially could help start the line back up again.  The last release seemed forever ago so just some new dolls could really help get it going again.
If these were SDCC dolls there could be a online sale of them. If more websites get pre-orders up I'm more willing to believe it's true but being hopeful is what we get now. 
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Cleoglyphics on April 19, 2020, 08:53:52 PM
The idea that Mattel would scrap their new collector dolls they were going to announce at SDCC just because the SDCC plans changed is pretty silly considering we have a blueprint of what Mattel would do in such a situation.

Namely, the 2017 Ghoulia/Cleo 2-Pack which was scheduled to be that year's SDCC release but due to changing plans ended up being sold on MattyCollector/Mattel Shop instead.

What happened to that 2pack would happen to these potential dolls, I would assume.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: lilyflower332 on April 19, 2020, 10:50:00 PM
I definitely can see this being real listings. I do wish they picked different characters, as I've never cared for either It or The Shining, and I agrees that the twins would be kind of meh dolls. I do wonder if they'll be dolls OF the characters, or MH characters in costume? Because the werecat twins as the Shining twins would be cute, I think, but then I have no idea who would dress as Pennywise. Plus, the werecats are hardly the most popular...Any ideas who should dress as Pennywise? My only thought is Twyla, due to her being the daughter of the boogeyman and those powers being quite a bit similar, but I in now way believe the collector dolls would be Twyla and the Werecats. We've never really had any sort of clown character though, huh?
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: SaelaVe on April 19, 2020, 11:08:02 PM
Any ideas who should dress as Pennywise? My only thought is Twyla, due to her being the daughter of the boogeyman and those powers being quite a bit similar...

That's exactly who I thought of. 
The daughter of the Boogeyman.... Pennywise feeds on the fears of children.  There are definitely thematic similarities there.

The only other character that I can think of that could work (and this is a BIG stretch) is Gooliope due to her circus connections.  But again, it's a tremendous stretch, and her size alone kind of rules her out.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Shuga on April 20, 2020, 10:29:11 AM
If this is true, I am very curious to see how they would interpret these characters into their dolls? Would they be G1 style in favor of the adult collectors? Or G2? Also, is it bad I hope we see a return of the little sister body with the twins? And perhaps if they go the route of a female Pennywise... on a big sis body?
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: SaelaVe on April 20, 2020, 11:36:06 AM
If this is true, I am very curious to see how they would interpret these characters into their dolls? Would they be G1 style in favor of the adult collectors? Or G2? Also, is it bad I hope we see a return of the little sister body with the twins? And perhaps if they go the route of a female Pennywise... on a big sis body?

Oh I love the idea of little sister bodies for the Grady Twins and a big sister body for Pennywise!  That would be so cool!

See now we're for sure going to need someone to make customs of these dolls if they do end up being a hoax. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: PinkieVoltage on April 20, 2020, 01:06:29 PM
If this is true, I am very curious to see how they would interpret these characters into their dolls? Would they be G1 style in favor of the adult collectors? Or G2? Also, is it bad I hope we see a return of the little sister body with the twins? And perhaps if they go the route of a female Pennywise... on a big sis body?
Ooh I love the idea of using the different body sizes!

If they're aiming for collectors I would think they'd want to stay closer to the G1 look. Especially if they're working with horror characters. I don't see the cutsier G2 looks mixing so well with those properties, but who knows Mattel could surprise us.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: RevengeSeeker on April 20, 2020, 02:53:59 PM
To be honest I donít really want already MH characters dressed as these icons.

I kinda want them to be their own persona, and I agree, big sister body for Pennywise and small sister for the twins please.
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Post by: Loa on April 20, 2020, 10:01:55 PM
Boo!
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: SaelaVe on April 20, 2020, 11:09:36 PM
Eek! :faint:
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: respositob on April 21, 2020, 05:19:17 AM
So I've been kind of stalking this topic, trying to figure out what I though about the possibility of new MH dolls, and I think I've finally come to a conclusion.

While I don't have an opinion on whether these listings are legit or not, I'm actually hoping that they are either incorrect or a hoax. I've never been a horror movie fan, and combining MH with Pennywise and/or the Grady Twins would totally turn me off. To me, Monster High was its own universe. It wasn't connected to anything other than itself, and especially not modern pop culture. I know technically it was inspired by monsters and creatures from movies or books, but the It and the Shining just seem too...specific. The only character I can think of off the top of my head that is that specific is Operetta's father, the Phantom of the Opera. But even then, his character can be generalized as a phantom. I guess Mouscedes King's dad the Rat King is pretty specific too, but again she's from Boo York where there's lots of rats. The Rat King is not necessarily connected to the Mouse King from the Nutcracker, at least in my mind. (Please note that I haven't seen the Boo York, Boo York movie, so I may be incorrect in saying that there is no connection between Mouscedes and the Nutcracker.)

Maybe I'm being closed-minded, but if Mattel is going to reboot MH, it needs to be done correctly, meaning like when they first came out: deluxe play-line dolls with a reasonable price tag that appealed to both adults and children and can be found in any store that sells toys. I miss the days of looking down the toy aisle in Target and Walmart and seeing their MH section, then searching through the plethora of dolls to find one I wanted to bring home with me. I believe that is what I miss most about having new MH; the doll hunting experience.

Again, if these do turn out to be legit, I hope that they were either incorrectly labeled as MH or perhaps some kind of MH spin-off line. But maybe they are straight up MH dolls, with old characters dressed as Pennywise and the Grady Twins, or perhaps new characters entirely. No matter what the circumstance is, I don't think I'll be buying them. 
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Carrehz on April 21, 2020, 06:39:04 AM
I've never thought Mousie was anything to do with the Nutcracker... Rat kings (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_king) are entirely unrelated to that. (unless the movie made some sort of connection - I haven't seen it, either) I think they just wanted a rat girl and picked that since... well there aren't really any rat monsters, lol. At least not that I know of.

Honestly, horror movie dolls aren't my idea of fun either; I doubt I'll be buying them. I'm just insanely curious to see what (if anything) comes out of all of this, now. x)
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Manster Guy on April 21, 2020, 08:40:20 AM
In case anyone missed the earlier post, the listings on the Toywiz website have been pulled.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: respositob on April 21, 2020, 09:31:34 AM
I've never thought Mousie was anything to do with the Nutcracker... Rat kings (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_king) are entirely unrelated to that. (unless the movie made some sort of connection - I haven't seen it, either) I think they just wanted a rat girl and picked that since... well there aren't really any rat monsters, lol. At least not that I know of.

Honestly, horror movie dolls aren't my idea of fun either; I doubt I'll be buying them. I'm just insanely curious to see what (if anything) comes out of all of this, now. x)

Ooh, I had no idea about rat kings. That was a super interesting and informative article. Thanks for sharing! MH picking someone to be the daughter of a rat actually makes sense to me, since there are so many rats in New York IRL. Besides, some people may view them as monsters. :P

In case anyone missed the earlier post, the listings on the Toywiz website have been pulled.

Thanks for the update. I didn't see the post. I wonder why Toywiz even posted the listings in the first place? Maybe due to the spread of some sort of misinformation? Odd for a reputable retailer to make a listing for something they don't even know exists yet. :wonder:
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Wardah on April 21, 2020, 11:19:47 AM
I've never thought Mousie was anything to do with the Nutcracker... Rat kings (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_king) are entirely unrelated to that. (unless the movie made some sort of connection - I haven't seen it, either) I think they just wanted a rat girl and picked that since... well there aren't really any rat monsters, lol. At least not that I know of.

Honestly, horror movie dolls aren't my idea of fun either; I doubt I'll be buying them. I'm just insanely curious to see what (if anything) comes out of all of this, now. x)

Ooh, I had no idea about rat kings. That was a super interesting and informative article. Thanks for sharing! MH picking someone to be the daughter of a rat actually makes sense to me, since there are so many rats in New York IRL. Besides, some people may view them as monsters. :P

In case anyone missed the earlier post, the listings on the Toywiz website have been pulled.

Thanks for the update. I didn't see the post. I wonder why Toywiz even posted the listings in the first place? Maybe due to the spread of some sort of misinformation? Odd for a reputable retailer to make a listing for something they don't even know exists yet. :wonder:

Toy Wiz usually resells SDCC exclusives. They send a buyer who waits in the lines. With SDCC cancelled they probably won't be able to get them so the only way to get them will be directly from Mattel.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Carrehz on April 21, 2020, 01:23:46 PM
It's interesting that the listings are down now. Does anyone know exactly when they were taken down - was it before or after SDCC was cancelled? Cause if it was after, that makes me think even more that whatever these were, they were slated for SDCC. It makes sense to me that they'd remove listings for a SDCC exclusive, since they can no longer guarantee they'll be able to stock them.

I've never thought Mousie was anything to do with the Nutcracker... Rat kings (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_king) are entirely unrelated to that. (unless the movie made some sort of connection - I haven't seen it, either) I think they just wanted a rat girl and picked that since... well there aren't really any rat monsters, lol. At least not that I know of.
(snip)

Ooh, I had no idea about rat kings. That was a super interesting and informative article. Thanks for sharing! MH picking someone to be the daughter of a rat actually makes sense to me, since there are so many rats in New York IRL. Besides, some people may view them as monsters. :P

Yeah, I think they just wanted to make a rat girl and figured out her parentage after the fact.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Manster Guy on April 21, 2020, 01:57:48 PM
I could never understand Mattel releasing daughter of the Ratking and then give her mouse ears, a mouse tail and calling her Mousecedes :) I do like her though, enough to get both versions of her  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Aery on April 22, 2020, 10:46:21 AM
I could never understand Mattel releasing daughter of the Ratking and then give her mouse ears, a mouse tail and calling her Mousecedes :) I do like her though, enough to get both versions of her  :biggrin:

Because people think mice are cuter?  Also, she's based on the Nutcracker, in which the original novella specifically features a mouse king, not a rat king.  :cool:

(I want a daughter of the Rat King now, possibly plague-themed.) 
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: respositob on April 22, 2020, 02:15:26 PM
(I want a daughter of the Rat King now, possibly plague-themed.)

Ooh! Either that or a plague doctor with the mask and everything! Might be a bit too gory for regular MH, since itís technically aimed at kids, but it would make a great collectorís doll.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: lilyflower332 on April 22, 2020, 10:22:25 PM
I've never thought Mousie was anything to do with the Nutcracker... Rat kings (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_king) are entirely unrelated to that. (unless the movie made some sort of connection - I haven't seen it, either) I think they just wanted a rat girl and picked that since... well there aren't really any rat monsters, lol. At least not that I know of.

I think she's implied to be the daughter of the one from the nutcracker, she even has ballet slipper looking shoes...

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Ooh! Either that or a plague doctor with the mask and everything! Might be a bit too gory for regular MH, since itís technically aimed at kids, but it would make a great collectorís doll.
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Plague doctor might be a smidge too topical at the moment, haha. But I agree it'd be a lovely doll.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Carrehz on April 23, 2020, 07:04:16 AM
but the Nutcracker character is the Mouse King, not Rat King.

Honestly, I've never seen any compelling argument for her being related to that other than "I'm familiar with this and not rat kings". (also we're probably wandering a bit off-topic now.. although idk what else we can say about the actual topic atm ^^;)
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: SaelaVe on April 23, 2020, 09:45:51 AM
Plague doctor might be a smidge too topical at the moment, haha. But I agree it'd be a lovely doll.

That might make it perfect for now. Lol

I've been seeing a lot of plague doctor imagery and even homemade plague doctor masks cropping up on imgur.  It's crazy.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Carrehz on April 23, 2020, 11:28:52 AM
Okay okay but can I just propose:

Plague Doctor Mouscedes

:D She'd look so cute!
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: SaelaVe on April 23, 2020, 12:21:51 PM
Okay okay but can I just propose:

Plague Doctor Mouscedes

:D She'd look so cute!

I would love to see that!
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Konzern on June 12, 2020, 09:31:26 AM
Hey, guys http://www.youloveit.com/dolls/1129-mattel-will-release-2-new-monster-high-collector-dolls-in-2020.html (http://www.youloveit.com/dolls/1129-mattel-will-release-2-new-monster-high-collector-dolls-in-2020.html)  YouLoveIt's blog has a blurry pic of the possible Pennywise, though no one seems to know where it came from or whether it's legit or a custom.  Though I haven't seen a custom with such tight curls.  It almost looks like a mix of Pennywise and Winifred Sanderson.  Sad to say, it looks like he's not done with a boy body.  Fake news.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: RevengeSeeker on June 13, 2020, 06:18:01 AM
Hey, guys http://www.youloveit.com/dolls/1129-mattel-will-release-2-new-monster-high-collector-dolls-in-2020.html (http://www.youloveit.com/dolls/1129-mattel-will-release-2-new-monster-high-collector-dolls-in-2020.html)  YouLoveIt's blog has a blurry pic of the possible Pennywise, though no one seems to know where it came from or whether it's legit or a custom.  Though I haven't seen a custom with such tight curls.  It almost looks like a mix of Pennywise and Winifred Sanderson.  Sad to say, it looks like he's not done with a boy body.

Please donít post fake news. That photo has been confirmed by Mattel worker and monster high designer Rebeca to be fake.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Konzern on June 13, 2020, 06:56:40 AM
Hey, guys http://www.youloveit.com/dolls/1129-mattel-will-release-2-new-monster-high-collector-dolls-in-2020.html (http://www.youloveit.com/dolls/1129-mattel-will-release-2-new-monster-high-collector-dolls-in-2020.html)  YouLoveIt's blog has a blurry pic of the possible Pennywise, though no one seems to know where it came from or whether it's legit or a custom.  Though I haven't seen a custom with such tight curls.  It almost looks like a mix of Pennywise and Winifred Sanderson.  Sad to say, it looks like he's not done with a boy body.

Please donít post fake news. That photo has been confirmed by Mattel worker and monster high designer Rebeca to be fake.

Sorry, didn't know it was fake, hadn't seen where it had been confirmed or deconfirmed.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: RevengeSeeker on June 13, 2020, 02:16:02 PM
We can pretty much assume that there will be no dolls.

We are thirsting for new MH tough.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Wardah on June 13, 2020, 03:25:03 PM
We can pretty much assume that there will be no dolls.

We are thirsting for new MH tough.

I haven't heard any news about online sales for any SDCC Exclusives from Mattel. I wonder if Mattel is still going to release them this summer or if they are going to hold them over until the holiday season or even SDCC 2021.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Cleoglyphics on June 14, 2020, 10:21:52 PM
We can pretty much assume that there will be no dolls.

We are thirsting for new MH tough.

It's hard to tell at least in this situation if this is the case.

This year has been weird. The Covid Pandemic means that what could have been announced hasn't due to lockdowns, cancellations and reschedulings. I think at least in this case it's at least a little fair to hold on to some hope
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: PinkieVoltage on July 13, 2020, 05:43:30 AM
Not to get anyone's hopes up or anything, but this morning Mattel tweeted out their SDCC Hot Wheels exclusive: https://twitter.com/Mattel/status/1282645929775050752

So I imagine if Monster High was supposed to get anything for SDCC this year, we should probably see it soon.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Dosneko on July 22, 2020, 09:35:20 AM
Just got an email about Mattell's SDCC items:


No mention of Monster High but I'm not sure if these items are just for 7/23/2020 or the whole of SDCC.

Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: QueenGab on July 23, 2020, 01:54:42 AM
Just got an email about Mattell's SDCC items:

  • Hot Wheels Star Wars X-Wing Dagobah Starship
  • Master Chief Collection
  • WWE Mr.T Elite Collection Action Figure
  • Pixar Alien Remix Pizza Plant Delivery Driver
  • Jurassic Park Barbasol Dennis Nedry
  • Hot Wheel Marvel Land Rover Defender 110 Pickup Truck with Hulk and Rocket

No mention of Monster High but I'm not sure if these items are just for 7/23/2020 or the whole of SDCC.

I think these are for the entire CC, I've been checking Mattel's instagram and also @mattelcreations and those were the only toys posted as 'exclusives' for this year...
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Manster Guy on July 23, 2020, 02:17:40 AM
http://www.youloveit.com/dolls/1339-mattels-designer-teases-come-back-of-monster-high-dolls.html
Has anyone else seen/ read this? Probably confirms that MH is on its way back in some form.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Aery on July 23, 2020, 04:17:29 PM
I definitely would not say it confirms it.  It's just a tease.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: SaelaVe on July 25, 2020, 03:17:25 PM
I definitely would not say it confirms it.  It's just a tease.

I agree.  The artist says that it's fanart that they created while on break, so probably not anything official.
I think they're more of less just implying that Cave Club exists within the same universe as MH and EAH.  But not that MH is coming back per say.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: neon_jellyfish on July 26, 2020, 01:16:59 AM
I definitely would not say it confirms it.  It's just a tease.

I agree.  The artist says that it's fanart that they created while on break, so probably not anything official.
I think they're more of less just implying that Cave Club exists within the same universe as MH and EAH.  But not that MH is coming back per say.

I have to agree with this take.

Omigosh, I would LOVE for MH to come back, but I don't want to make myself sad, so I'm keeping my hopes as low as possible. I'm not sure this would be a good time, I'm not sure what's popular right now, but I don't think it's monsters. Might be some time before they become hot again.

Also, I'm not sure I'd like the new dolls even if they did come out, that would depend on the design.

Lastly, given how 2020 has been so far (you can stop now, 2020), I don't think anything exciting is going to happen, because of technical issues caused by the pandemic, as well as numerous other problems. Cave Club was probably in the works for quite a while, so they got it out, but I don't think they're going to do more than that.

So I keep wishing, but not hoping.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: SaelaVe on July 30, 2020, 12:36:57 PM
Also, I'm not sure I'd like the new dolls even if they did come out, that would depend on the design.

I had not even thought about that, but you're right.  If MH did return, it would almost certainly be an entirely new design/style.  It would be G3, and there's a good possibility that they wouldn't look very much like the original dolls.  Or even the G2 dolls for that matter.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: lorifina on August 20, 2020, 04:57:14 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CEISLTaKXx7/ What do y'all think of this?
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Bright Rabbit 1 on August 20, 2020, 09:52:56 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CEISLTaKXx7/ What do y'all think of this?

Looks like fake news to me.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Manster Guy on August 21, 2020, 12:44:24 AM
IMHO Wonky hand punched hairline and badly painted eyes = a shoddy custom.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: QueenGab on August 21, 2020, 05:39:54 AM
Omg. That looks so bad! I hope its fake news. I can't believe they would turn the ghouls into humans!!
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Carrehz on August 21, 2020, 06:26:11 AM
If that's real, then I'm Garrett Sander. ;)
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Freezestime on August 21, 2020, 08:02:29 AM
I really hope she's fake.

Also the implication of Human High made me realise something about Frankie Stein and if they were to go in the human direction, that we'd be following at least one teenage girl if not multiple girls to the moment they die, body parts are harvested and Frankie is assembled. I'm assuming that Frankie is made from multiple different girls.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Wardah on August 21, 2020, 10:52:01 AM
I really hope she's fake.

Also the implication of Human High made me realise something about Frankie Stein and if they were to go in the human direction, that we'd be following at least one teenage girl if not multiple girls to the moment they die, body parts are harvested and Frankie is assembled. I'm assuming that Frankie is made from multiple different girls.

If they were going that route, which is doubtful, all they have to follow is her head since it contains her brain.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Cleoglyphics on August 21, 2020, 07:06:35 PM
I highly doubt a collector doll would look that plain
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Wardah on September 19, 2020, 08:52:26 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CFTPpr4jqdd/

Well they WERE real anyways. Thanks 2020.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Manster Guy on September 20, 2020, 12:36:08 AM
"They ceased all production"
if this were true then we would have seen actual doll prototypes or an official announcement regarding their release.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Carrehz on September 20, 2020, 06:41:41 AM
mhhh... I'm still not convinced. I'm with Manster Guy, we'd have seen SOMEthing if that was the case. A trademark, an outfit showing up on the grey market, etc. I mean look at those rat dolls that we've been puzzling about on the other Arena, we know NOTHING about those but we still have prototypes, maybe a trademark...

That Instagram post just comes off to me as "whoops, we got duped".
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: furyXIV on September 20, 2020, 09:32:38 AM
I'm not convinced these were real mostly because all those characters seem like weird choices for Monster high dolls imo
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: SaelaVe on September 22, 2020, 11:23:55 PM
I completely agree.  This still seems so sus to me.

I'm always leery when people post "official letters" like this.
It isn't a screenshot of an email or a photo of a physical document, but rather something that was very clearly made in Photoshop or Wordpad.  It doesn't contain any identifying employee names or logos from the company that it's supposedly from.  And there are no links to the same information on the company's website or social media accounts.  There is nothing to allow us to verify that it came from the company that they're claiming it came from, and that is almost certainly deliberate.

And as Manster and Carrehz pointed out, it is highly suspect that these dolls would've made it all the way to pre-order and Mattel never teased them, never advertised them, never mentioned them at all.
And when did these go to pre-order in the first place?  The last that I remember ToyWiz had a very short-lived listing page up with no images and a generic MH product blurb and that was it.  If these had moved to pre-order we 100% would've heard about it.

Still, at this point this rumor has been floating around for so long that it would be nice if Mattel would chime in and finally let us know one way or the other.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Wardah on September 23, 2020, 09:35:36 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CFeFUYUJY4n/

Hmmmm.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Carrehz on September 23, 2020, 12:56:00 PM
idk, that's still not selling me on the idea that these are legit. Still no email addresses or anything conclusively "real". More convincing than the last one, granted, but still.. until and unless any actual, reliable evidence turns up, I still think this is all an elaborate hoax that just won't die.

Have Toywiz themselves actually said ANYTHING about this, or is it all just second/third/etc hand information?
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Manster Guy on September 24, 2020, 07:49:34 AM
http://www.youloveit.com/dolls/1129-mattel-will-release-2-new-monster-high-collector-dolls-in-2020.html

I'm getting bored of all this now.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: SaelaVe on September 24, 2020, 05:39:03 PM
http://www.youloveit.com/dolls/1129-mattel-will-release-2-new-monster-high-collector-dolls-in-2020.html

I'm getting bored of all this now.

Is it my imagination, or is that an EAH doll, not an MH doll? :wonder:  The shape of the head and the eyes don't look right at all to me.  It looks a custom using a smiling Apple White as the base.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: furyXIV on September 25, 2020, 09:06:31 PM
http://www.youloveit.com/dolls/1129-mattel-will-release-2-new-monster-high-collector-dolls-in-2020.html

I'm getting bored of all this now.

Is it my imagination, or is that an EAH doll, not an MH doll? :wonder:  The shape of the head and the eyes don't look right at all to me.  It looks a custom using a smiling Apple White as the base.

It does look rounder than the average MH head sculpt. Good eye!
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: RevengeSeeker on September 27, 2020, 03:12:56 AM
http://www.youloveit.com/dolls/1129-mattel-will-release-2-new-monster-high-collector-dolls-in-2020.html

I'm getting bored of all this now.

Is it my imagination, or is that an EAH doll, not an MH doll? :wonder:  The shape of the head and the eyes don't look right at all to me.  It looks a custom using a smiling Apple White as the base.

Why is this making the rounds again? It was confirmed by Rebeca from Mattel that is is fake, MONTHS ago.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: lorifina on October 09, 2020, 10:12:23 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CGITU12DBDs/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Someone found this on the Mattel creations website.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: perivam3 on October 09, 2020, 01:22:09 PM
Those teaser posters are in fact on the home page for Mattel Creations.

Considering someone from Mattel Creations was playfully teasing people on social media about Monster High, this pretty much confirms the rumors. Highly unlikely someone would fake a rumor and then Mattel would just happen to be releasing products from the same properties.

That's not saying everything that has been "leaked" so far has been real, but we can confidently say new dolls are on the way.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: QueenGab on October 10, 2020, 04:26:05 AM
OMG i was so not ready for this!!! I wonder tho, if these are actually going to be MH or just random collector dolls :/
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Carrehz on October 10, 2020, 09:06:56 AM
Hmm, interesting... So it definitely seems like they're releasing It/Shining dolls of some sort. Still not entirely convinced they really will be MH, though... I'm intrigued to see how this plays out.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Aery on October 12, 2020, 11:40:17 AM
Very interesting! 
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Manster Guy on October 12, 2020, 01:46:03 PM
All I can say is that IF these reports are true and IF that clown picture is the real deal, I won't be getting them, esp at those suggested prices. It just doesn't look like the MH brand, just some sad IT custom doll using a EAH head.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: RevengeSeeker on October 13, 2020, 03:06:43 PM
I can confirm for sure that the collectors are coming.

Thereís no plans to reboot the line, but letís hope these sell well so they may consider it in the future.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Cleoglyphics on October 15, 2020, 03:24:30 PM
All I can say is that IF these reports are true and IF that clown picture is the real deal, I won't be getting them, esp at those suggested prices. It just doesn't look like the MH brand, just some sad IT custom doll using a EAH head.

That doll has been confirmed by someone who was on the MH Team to be a custom and is not the IT Pennywise doll
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: SaelaVe on October 15, 2020, 07:45:15 PM
Wow.  I did not see that coming. :blink: lol

Technically they might be some other product or doll and not MH dolls, but the odds are looking good that these are in fact MH dolls... and I'm pretty excited to see them if they are!
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: lorifina on October 21, 2020, 09:18:08 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CGnJc_mgvkZ/?igshid=90cdp0xq057c Here they are!!
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: furyXIV on October 21, 2020, 10:43:24 AM
Thry look better than I thought they would. Not sure i'll get them though
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: perivam3 on October 21, 2020, 11:03:42 AM
Nice to finally have this matter settled.

I do hope they come with some additional accessories, or at least some interesting packaging, as they appear a little bare bones. Depending on the final prices, I'm probably going to grab these. Enjoy both movies, and I'm a sucker for twins.

Ideally this is a way of testing the water and there's a chance to continue this type of line in the future. I've always been interested in MH versions of more modern monsters and once you've decided to base one on a child-eating shapeshifter, there's little else that could be deemed "inappropriate."

Perhaps my dreams of a Charlene Ray doll may still come true...
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Manster Guy on October 21, 2020, 11:56:28 AM
Yeah I saw those pics earlier and I have very mixed feelings. To me they just look like another version of those characters, with very little imagination thrown in. They're not typical MH ie as in sons and daughters of said monsters, plus are they really monsters at all?  Just dunno what to make of them but one thing is for sure, you won't find these in Walmart lol, or maybe we will.

Apparently also rumoured is Draculaura's voice artist has been doing some new MH work....
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: smileshy22 on October 21, 2020, 12:53:26 PM
Oh wow, they released! They look pretty good, but too close to the original characters. I still sort of like them!  :)
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Claire85 on October 21, 2020, 01:30:41 PM
The prices I've heard are $60 for Pennywise and $75 for the twins.
Not sure how accurate that is, but I guess we'll find out on the 23rd (so soon!).
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: RevengeSeeker on October 21, 2020, 02:48:50 PM
The prices I've heard are $60 for Pennywise and $75 for the twins.
Not sure how accurate that is, but I guess we'll find out on the 23rd (so soon!).

Itís true.

Letís hope they are not USA exclusive.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: StarlightFrost on October 21, 2020, 03:40:00 PM
Just dusted off this url on my browser to see if anyone had posted this yet. I'm excited! I've missed this line so much! I don't even like horror films but i'm tempted to get them, hopefully more will come out too. Other WB (Warner Bros) monsters maybe?
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Manster Guy on October 21, 2020, 03:47:28 PM
Don't get me wrong, I'm glad Mattel are reviving the line but where is the High in this Monster High release? They are not students, just a slight spin on regular horror characters.

I'm also trying to figure which recycled head sculpt Pennywise has? The Grady twins is (too)obviously Twylas head sculpt.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector\'s Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Aery on October 21, 2020, 05:53:44 PM
HOLY CARP!  It actually FINALLY happened!  There's been so much back and forth, I can hardly believe it.

The Pennywise doll is actually kinda great?  The twins are exactly as boring as they were obviously going to be, considering they're literally just girls in dresses.  I do wish they'd made them child-sized.

Does anyone know where they'll be "arriving" on 10/23?

Post Merge: October 21, 2020, 05:56:09 PM

I'm also trying to figure which recycled head sculpt Pennywise has?

I think it's Catrine? 
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: PinkieVoltage on October 21, 2020, 06:23:02 PM
I'm not sure why, but it's a little unsettling to see Monster High dolls with realistic human skintones  ^^;
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Monsterfan95 on October 21, 2020, 06:49:14 PM
To me they look bland and boring, there is nothing collector about the dolls but I'm happy Monster High is back.  :shrug: 
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: SaelaVe on October 21, 2020, 07:55:32 PM
Oooo!  I really like them!  Much more than I thought I would! :D <3
I doubt that I will get them simply because I'm not a huge fan of either movie, but I think they turned out very nice!
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: StarlightFrost on October 21, 2020, 09:43:11 PM
Tbh I'm hoping this is their movie glamour reveal and we will get more practical breakdowns of what they actually come with soon.
And is actually a price confirmed anywhere yet? People are saying $60+ for each but i don't see any actual listings or mentions of anything about buying them in the news articles i've looked at. And there aren't that many at the moment.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector\'s Dolls Coming Soon?
Post by: Manster Guy on October 22, 2020, 12:31:35 AM

I'm also trying to figure which recycled head sculpt Pennywise has?

I think it's Catrine?

But that has molded attached cat ears, maybe the Create A Monster cat?
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: Tabetha on October 23, 2020, 09:09:31 AM
Did anyone get one, or know of anyone who was able to snag them?
I was on right when the screen changed and by the time I was able to get my cart situated they were sold out.....?!!
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: Carrehz on October 23, 2020, 12:34:48 PM
I'm just happy to FINALLY be done with all the back-and-forth, lol. They don't do it for me, but I expected that all along, I don't care about these films after all. Though they do look nicely detailed, definitely better than most of G2. Hope this leads to something actually MH instead of this MH-in-name-only stuff.

Hmm.. Penny's face looks like the Catrine/Werecat twins mold to me too (how difficult would it be to remove the ears from that mold?) but I'm not an expert, I could be wrong. Doesn't look like the CAM cat to me... plus they'd have to modify that anyway (CAM heads were different to normal heads, they couldn't just re-use one wholesale for a regular doll) and I don't see them going to the trouble of doing that when there's plenty of other heads they could have used? Hmmm.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: Manster Guy on October 23, 2020, 12:58:26 PM
I forgot that the CAM heads were different, so now I'm wondering hmmm.

Has it been confirmed that these are just a US only release?

*edit, they sold out within 5 minutes, I didn't want a homophobic clown doll anyway ;)
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: Aery on October 24, 2020, 03:12:23 PM
*edit, they sold out within 5 minutes, I didn't want a homophobic clown doll anyway ;)

What the actual f***.  Gotta say, especially after all the hype and the shenanigans about whether or not these dolls were even being made, to have made them in such a limited run feels like a slap in the face to actual collectors.  (Not only that, after months of waiting, they gave us TWO days notice of when they would drop - sorry I work at a job I can't just bail on for a toy sale.  I'm genuinely angry.) 
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: sisterskipper on October 24, 2020, 06:44:45 PM
I know I was angry too until I was told other places woulda e then too. But that was not a good call on matters part
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: Shuga on October 24, 2020, 08:07:03 PM
Supposedly what happened was people with bots bought up all the stock on the Mattel Creations website. There was a whooole big thing about it on some MH groups on Facebook. Someone even had screenshots of someone commenting on Mattel's official post stating they were waiting to purchase all their stock. .w.;; So personally- I think it's scalpers to blame on the shortage.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: StarlightFrost on October 24, 2020, 09:29:51 PM
Supposedly what happened was people with bots bought up all the stock on the Mattel Creations website. There was a whooole big thing about it on some MH groups on Facebook. Someone even had screenshots of someone commenting on Mattel's official post stating they were waiting to purchase all their stock. .w.;; So personally- I think it's scalpers to blame on the shortage.

Yeah, there are a bunch of listings of stacks of the Pennywise on ebay for $300+ dollars. I wonder if mattel can cancel those orders? And I don't know how scalpers' bots work but I assume they have ways to circumvent customer limits at this point too. Really wish MattelCreations was handling this better though. Pretty much been radio silence on their instagram and it's really not going over well.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: RevengeSeeker on October 25, 2020, 03:33:34 AM
It was a mess indeed. But there will be more available on Walmart and amazon on the 30th. Please donít share this date much so it does not get around.

Also Becca said that she canít say much but thereís something more in the pipe line regarding MH.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: Wardah on October 25, 2020, 08:43:35 AM
I'm not as big on straight up horror so these do nothing for me but if they did one based on Beetlejuice I would find it hard to resist.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: StarlightFrost on October 25, 2020, 05:23:26 PM
@revengeseeker

Curious who your source is.

Also I wouldn't really expect something to not get spread if you put it on a public forum. Just sayin, cos I know this forum is currently really dead compared to a few years back. But all it takes is one person to see it n blast it on instagram or the like.

Seeing more from MH would be exciting though. And I hope Mattel can pick back up from their current fumble on PR.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: Carrehz on October 26, 2020, 08:05:26 AM
I'm not as big on straight up horror so these do nothing for me but if they did one based on Beetlejuice I would find it hard to resist.

I was thinking this too! A Lydia doll would be so pretty :>
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: RevengeSeeker on October 26, 2020, 11:57:02 AM
@revengeseeker

Curious who your source is.

Also I wouldn't really expect something to not get spread if you put it on a public forum. Just sayin, cos I know this forum is currently really dead compared to a few years back. But all it takes is one person to see it n blast it on instagram or the like.

Seeing more from MH would be exciting though. And I hope Mattel can pick back up from their current fumble on PR.

The designers.

What I meant was for the scalpers not to get a hold on the date. It will eventually happen, just hope all fans get the dolls.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: joey on October 27, 2020, 08:36:42 AM
Mine just came in the mail from toysrus Canada! So excited!
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: SaelaVe on October 27, 2020, 09:01:00 AM
Mine just came in the mail from toysrus Canada! So excited!

Oooo, congrats!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: Aery on October 29, 2020, 04:59:12 PM
These are back in stock on the TRU Canada website, color me surprised.

Of course I have no money right now to buy one. :(
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: Cleoglyphics on October 30, 2020, 07:41:21 PM
Has anyone been able to find them anywhere? I'm checking amazon and stuff and I'm coming up empty
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: Aery on October 31, 2020, 08:48:45 AM
They're out of stock again on tru.ca.  Does anyone know if they'll be released again or was this another limited run?
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: StarlightFrost on October 31, 2020, 10:15:35 PM
There was another sale on the creations.mattel site. Looks like a bunch of people managed to get the dolls this time. Any idea when they'll hit either suspected retailers of amazon and walmart?
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: RevengeSeeker on November 01, 2020, 04:51:25 AM
They will go on sale November 13 (Friday) on Amazon. They are up already but ďcurrently unavailableĒ.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector\'s Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: Aery on November 03, 2020, 11:10:55 AM
Can someone who gets this doll take some photos?  I really hate watching video reviews, I wish anybody still did text/photos.

Post Merge: November 03, 2020, 11:11:37 AM

They will go on sale November 13 (Friday) on Amazon. They are up already but ďcurrently unavailableĒ.

Thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: Monster High Collector\'s Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: Carrehz on November 04, 2020, 07:08:36 AM
Can someone who gets this doll take some photos?  I really hate watching video reviews, I wish anybody still did text/photos.

seconding this, I can't stand video reviews but I'd love to see more of these (even though I'm not interested in them personally, I'd still like to see more pics!).
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: Dosneko on November 05, 2020, 11:35:27 PM
They will go on sale November 13 (Friday) on Amazon. They are up already but ďcurrently unavailableĒ.

Do you have the links?
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: StarlightFrost on November 08, 2020, 10:12:24 PM
Links and any idea if the price will be different with this release would be definitely helpful to know in advance. Hope the scalpers don't get them all this time.
I have decided that I Like the Pennywise but the Shining Twins are pretty lackluster, which is a bummer. Saves me money at the very least though.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector\'s Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: StarlightFrost on November 13, 2020, 05:08:31 AM
Do we have any confirmation for Walmart selling these at some point too?

Post Merge: November 13, 2020, 12:14:57 PM

Managed to pre-order two Pennywise from amazon. Seems like the pre-order availability was staggered? I got one ordered at 7ish am this morning and the next at 9am this morning, in EST for reference. Not if its still that way currently.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: Dosneko on November 13, 2020, 12:24:30 PM
Ah man, I keep missing the preorder times. I caught the tail end of one but it wouldn't let me put the preorder into my cart....  :(
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: StarlightFrost on November 13, 2020, 12:57:52 PM
Ah man, I keep missing the preorder times. I caught the tail end of one but it wouldn't let me put the preorder into my cart....  :(

Check back at the start of every hour, that worked for me.
This is such a stressful mess of a release and there's like no official communication cos of the scalpers I guess?
I hope there can be way better going forward cos this is an incredibly unfun way to collect.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: lilyflower332 on November 15, 2020, 08:41:34 PM
Part of me is tempted to buy them, purely for the sake of good sales looking good and hopefully leading to new and better MH products....

(negative post warning lol)
but i also really really hate a lot of things happening with this release, i think the horror mashup was iffy to start with, a good idea but easy to do wrong...Pennywise is at least a monstrous clown, with a very distinct look to him.
I really wanna know who thought the Shining twins was a good idea. They weren't needed, they feel weird. I dont mind reusing face sculpts but they look so *obviously* like Twyla that it bothers me, and It the movie was at least relevant slightly more recently than the Shining. I don't get it at all.
Not to mention the design overall being so lackluster, they added a hairclip to it. Aaaa. i wanted new MH but not like this.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: Manster Guy on November 16, 2020, 05:48:10 AM
Yup, my sentiments exactly.
I do think there's a reason it says on their boxes " from the makers of Monster High" as if these are not canon MH releases.

Even if I wanted to buy them there's no sign of a UK release as yet anyway.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: Carrehz on November 16, 2020, 08:05:03 AM
someone posted on the MLP Arena that Mattel have been referring to these as "Skullector Dolls, from the creators of Monster High", not "Monster High Skullector" or w/e, so it looks like they really are a separate line.

I think the Shining twins are an odd choice, too. Okay, they don't appeal to me, whatever, but even setting that aside... Penny makes sense, It seems to be pretty hot right now, it's an iconic monster, etc. The Shining twins are kinda iconic but I didn't think they were on the same level as Pennywise? If that makes sense? I'm not surprised they're part of the line, but I AM surprised they chose to kick off the line with them. It feels like there's more iconic horror movie characters they could've started out with.

On the other hand, maybe the twins' fairly simple designs is why they were picked, maybe they wanted to play it safe and leave the more elaborate/costly/etc designs until they were sure if this line would be a hit or not? Hmm.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: Wardah on November 16, 2020, 11:16:36 AM
I think the Shining twins are an odd choice, too. Okay, they don't appeal to me, whatever, but even setting that aside... Penny makes sense, It seems to be pretty hot right now, it's an iconic monster, etc. The Shining twins are kinda iconic but I didn't think they were on the same level as Pennywise? If that makes sense? I'm not surprised they're part of the line, but I AM surprised they chose to kick off the line with them. It feels like there's more iconic horror movie characters they could've started out with.

Personally I'm surprised they went with straight up horror for the first ones. I would have kinda expected them to go with something a bit more campy for the first ones like Rocky Horror or Beetlejuice or the Addams Family.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: perivam3 on November 16, 2020, 06:32:01 PM
Ultimately, the decision to go with the Grady Twins appears to more of a rights issue than anything else. Mattel and Warner Bros have had a long relationship, and WB owns the rights to both the It and Shining films. Considering these are the first new Monster High-related releases in years and they're definitely "testing the water" for a potential future, it makes sense they'd want to use properties readily available to them.

Add in the fact they're both from Stephen King works, and they work well as a thematic pair.
Title: Re: Monster High Collector's Dolls Coming Soon? *CONFIRMED!*
Post by: Crimson Kitty on November 17, 2020, 01:52:23 PM
Ultimately, the decision to go with the Grady Twins appears to more of a rights issue than anything else. Mattel and Warner Bros have had a long relationship, and WB owns the rights to both the It and Shining films. Considering these are the first new Monster High-related releases in years and they're definitely "testing the water" for a potential future, it makes sense they'd want to use properties readily available to them.

Add in the fact they're both from Stephen King works, and they work well as a thematic pair.
Thats exactly how I saw it. They have a good rights-sharing relationship with WB, so it was just easier to find another "mosterish" character that WB owned the rights to after brokering for the rights to IT. It also covers their butts if the monster trend had exhausted itself. If the Pennywise doll sold terribly, then they could at least market the Shining Twins as cute dolls separate from the monster theme.
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Post by: Wardah on November 17, 2020, 05:34:46 PM
Ultimately, the decision to go with the Grady Twins appears to more of a rights issue than anything else. Mattel and Warner Bros have had a long relationship, and WB owns the rights to both the It and Shining films. Considering these are the first new Monster High-related releases in years and they're definitely "testing the water" for a potential future, it makes sense they'd want to use properties readily available to them.

Add in the fact they're both from Stephen King works, and they work well as a thematic pair.
Thats exactly how I saw it. They have a good rights-sharing relationship with WB, so it was just easier to find another "mosterish" character that WB owned the rights to after brokering for the rights to IT.

Out of those 3 I mentioned at least WB owns Beetlejuice. So they could have done IT and Beetlejuice. Wouldn't have matched as well thematically but still would have worked imho.
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Post by: RevengeSeeker on November 21, 2020, 06:00:01 AM
People keep saying ďif it sells wellĒ.

The dolls are nowhere to be found and thereís no word on it. I was able to pre-order Pennywise from Amazon but the twins were NEVER available there.

What was the point of Mattel sending these dolls to YouTube doll influencers when the dolls arenít even available to buy anywhere?

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Post by: Carrehz on November 21, 2020, 07:51:34 AM
I feel like the whole Coronavirus thing skronked up Mattel's plans somewhat. Perhaps if the world hadn't gone to hell this year, things would've been different? Who knows.

I mean, don't get me wrong, I agree they're handling the release of these dolls terribly, but still.
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Post by: Wardah on November 21, 2020, 10:21:41 AM
Yeah these were probably planned for SDCC. Lots of people managed to snag them when they have gone up, unfortunately many of them were scalpers, which also often happens with the Disney Limited Edition dolls.
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Post by: Carrehz on November 26, 2020, 10:34:30 AM
Hmm, it's probably nothing, but I was looking at Trademarkia the other day and I found these:

Hot News! On Thursday, November 5, 2020, a U.S. federal trademark registration number 90301000 was filed for GIGI GRANT by MATTEL, INC. with the description DOLLS, DOLL CLOTHING AND DOLL ACCESSORIES.
http://trademark.trademarkia.com/jane-boolittle-90301016.html

Hot News! On Thursday, November 5, 2020, a U.S. federal trademark registration number 90301016 was filed for JANE BOOLITTLE by MATTEL, INC. with the description DOLLS, DOLL CLOTHING AND DOLL ACCESSORIES.
http://trademark.trademarkia.com/gigi-grant-90301000.html

http://trademark.trademarkia.com/ghouls-night-out-90226674.html
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Post by: lilyflower332 on November 26, 2020, 07:08:01 PM
Hm. The trademarks are interesting, but that sounds like Mattel wanting to hold onto them just in case, not them planning new stuff

But, hopefully i'm wrong!
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Post by: Wynnegen on November 26, 2020, 08:49:32 PM
I don't think that out of all the characters, Gigi and Jane would be the ones harking some type of revival.

But then again I didn't expect Pennywise and Grady Twins dolls either.
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Post by: Carrehz on November 27, 2020, 08:13:35 AM
I thought it was an odd choice of characters, too. It probably is just them renewing the trademarks Just In Caseô but I figured I might as well pass it along.
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Post by: Applejax on November 28, 2020, 09:29:55 AM
So excited for Pennywise!!!
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Post by: Tropical_Sunset on November 30, 2020, 06:23:43 AM
While it's cool to see more MH style dolls, the characters don't appeal to me. They also look like typical MH doll quality to me, so I don't really get the price. I guess just because they're marketed to collectors and limited and all that.

Anyway, not for me but I'm glad some people are excited for them! Maybe some future releases will tempt me.
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Post by: StarlightFrost on December 01, 2020, 01:36:07 PM
I got my Pennywise from Amazon already. I'll take pics and share them later today.

Post Merge: December 02, 2020, 12:16:35 AM

https://imgur.com/a/7TPbMjM (https://imgur.com/a/7TPbMjM)

Here yall go, it's pretty late so i'm just throwing this up on here and going to bed now. I tried to get a bunch of detail shots too.
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Post by: Soulspice on December 05, 2020, 06:52:36 PM
I was lucky enough to get them on the Mattel creations the first day they went on sale.
I received the twins on Tuesday, and then Pennywise on friday. (I'm in Spain, and it seems they come from Belgium)
I tried to do funny pics. In one, the joke's on them sharing the mold with Twyla.
And the other it's just the ghost / phantom difference with my custom Boo-Lu Cerone.

-Grady Twin: "Are you...a ghost? Like me?"

-Boo-Lu Cerone: "I'm a phantom. We are similar ghouls"
(https://i.ibb.co/7pkM3Kj/IMG-20201202-185846-380.jpg)


-Twyla: "Do I know you? You look familiar..."

-Grady Twin: "It's like looking in the mirror!"
(https://i.ibb.co/KLq5G3M/IMG-20201202-185655-136.jpg)
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Post by: QueenGab on December 26, 2020, 04:37:11 PM
I was lucky enough to get them on the Mattel creations the first day they went on sale.
I received the twins on Tuesday, and then Pennywise on friday. (I'm in Spain, and it seems they come from Belgium)
I tried to do funny pics. In one, the joke's on them sharing the mold with Twyla.
And the other it's just the ghost / phantom difference with my custom Boo-Lu Cerone.

-Grady Twin: "Are you...a ghost? Like me?"

-Boo-Lu Cerone: "I'm a phantom. We are similar ghouls"
(https://i.ibb.co/7pkM3Kj/IMG-20201202-185846-380.jpg)


-Twyla: "Do I know you? You look familiar..."

-Grady Twin: "It's like looking in the mirror!"
(https://i.ibb.co/KLq5G3M/IMG-20201202-185655-136.jpg)

Wow congrats on getting them! I'm in Spain too, the shipping must have been insane :S
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Post by: ponycatmeow on December 27, 2020, 03:50:10 PM
I was lucky enough to get them on the Mattel creations the first day they went on sale.
I received the twins on Tuesday, and then Pennywise on friday. (I'm in Spain, and it seems they come from Belgium)
I tried to do funny pics. In one, the joke's on them sharing the mold with Twyla.
And the other it's just the ghost / phantom difference with my custom Boo-Lu Cerone.

-Grady Twin: "Are you...a ghost? Like me?"

-Boo-Lu Cerone: "I'm a phantom. We are similar ghouls"
(https://i.ibb.co/7pkM3Kj/IMG-20201202-185846-380.jpg)


-Twyla: "Do I know you? You look familiar..."

-Grady Twin: "It's like looking in the mirror!"
(https://i.ibb.co/KLq5G3M/IMG-20201202-185655-136.jpg)

Great photography!!
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Post by: Soulspice on December 31, 2020, 04:09:20 PM
Wow congrats on getting them! I'm in Spain too, the shipping must have been insane :S

I thought the same but it was just 20 dollars! They came in two shipping, separate boxes, from Holland, so not even customs or anything else to pay!
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