OMG! How long has it been! I feel like we haven’t gotten new dolls in forever! I always hate the lull after Christmas. But fear not! It is now time for the new summer lines to start popping up! The first releases are the Monster High Gala Ghoulfriends dolls – Luna Mothews, Elle Eedee, and Mouscedes King. Our good friends at tootstoys.com hooked us up with a Luna Mothews doll to start our reviews!
What do you think? Shall we dive in to this review?
Luna is a new character for the Boo York Boo York musical that will be coming out this fall. The box advertises for a soundtrack that I imagine will be available as we get closer to the release of the movie.
The boxes have been slightly redesigned for the new line. The back of the box details some about the plot of the movie, as well as advertising for Matttel’s Youtube, Instagram, and Facebook social media outlets.
The bottom cardboard of Luna’s box features this graphic of how to move her wings. This is a similar mechanism to the Mia and Me doll. I love it!
Luna’s stand and brush feature this awesome pattern! It reminds me of the way Astranova’s legs were.
When I saw Luna at Toy Fair, she was the least impressive of the three dolls. I don’t remember seeing some of the details that made it to the final doll (which is normally the exact OPPOSITE of what I’m saying right about now)
Here are Luna’s “ears” along with the earring hole that is used to attach that accessory. What do I even call that thing?
You can also see that there are two strands of hair that frame Luna’s face on either side. On my doll, this is rooted rather far from her normal hairline. You can only see it in this view.
Luna has two antenna that are attached to her head. They are made of hard plastic, but because of their size will flex a small amount. Luna has red bug eyes with a hexagon tessellation inside her pupil. She wears dark black lipstick. Her eyebrows stop and have a circle on the end.
I tried to be super careful in selecting a doll with straight eyes, but most of the dolls have their right (our left) eye higher than the other, or both eyes don’t focus on the same direction. Most all of them have this upward gaze.
The only (minor) complaint I have with her is that she wears A LOT of black. That’s not a bad thing, but for a pale doll it might cause problems in the future.
My doll came out of the box with these slight black marks under her chin. While not major (and probably easily removable), it does cause me to take pause about her in this all black jumpsuit. I wonder if after they’ve sat in boxes for MUCH longer, if they will have staining from that jumpsuit?
I’ll probably be picking up the other two dolls later. I thought I would be able to pass on them, but the thrill of new dolls is just amazing! What do you think about Luna? Will you be adding her to your collection?