New Monster High Dolls Celebrate Diversity and Inclusivity

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 8:17 am

A Monster High movie and animated series are coming soon.

Mattel will soon release a new line of Monster High dolls and playsets, which have been designed to represent “a wider array of body shapes and sizes.”

The 2022 Monster High Collection will have eight dolls to collect:

  • Draculaura
  • Clawdeen Wolf
  • Frankie Stein
  • Cleo De Nile
  • Lagoona Blue
  • Deuce Gorgon
  • Toralei Stripe
  • Ghoulia Yelps

Each doll will come with clothing and accessories, as well as a small pet. For instance, the Lagoona Blue doll will include Lagoona’s fish, Neptuna, while the Cleo De Nile doll will include Cleo’s puppy, Tut.

Source: Mattel

The new Monster High dolls will be released on October 1, 2022 for $24.99 each. They have an age rating of 4+. While most of these dolls will be available at Walmart, Amazon, and Target, a few will be retailer exclusive. Specifically, Deuce Gorgon will only be available at Amazon, Toralei Stripe will only be available at Walmart, and Ghoulia Yelps will only be available at Target.

Two new Monster High playsets will also be released on October 1, 2022.

Source: Mattel

The Monster High Draculaura Gore-ganizer Playset is a makeup box that will include a Draculaura doll, as well as beauty-themed accessories like stickers, a comb, a compact mirror, and life-size hair clips for kids to wear in their hair. The playset is designed to store the doll when playtime is over. This playset will be available at Walmart, Amazon, and Target for $42.99. It has an age rating of 4+.

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The Coffee Bean Cafe Lounge Playset includes 20 pieces that can be used to create three play areas. There are spots for five dolls to interact with the playset at once. This playset will be available at Walmart, Amazon, and Target for $42.99. It has an age rating of 4+.

In addition to releasing these new Monster High toys, Mattel will release a Monster High movie and animated series later in 2022. Specifically, Monster High: The Movie is a live-action movie musical that will be released on October 6, 2022, while the animated series, Monster High: The Series, will debut in fall 2022. The movie and animated series have been created in partnership with Nickelodeon.

In a statement, Lisa McKnight, EVP and Global Head of Barbie and Dolls Portfolio at Mattel, commented on the new Monster High dolls:

“Monster High fans have always been deeply connected to themes celebrating individuality and acceptance, the same themes that powered the brand to become one of the most successful and beloved kids’ properties of all time. From the beginning, Monster High has stood for creating a more accepting world where everyone feels proud to be their authentic self, and as we refuel the franchise today with reimagined dolls and characters, a live-action movie and animated series in partnership with Nickelodeon, we encourage fans both original and new to embrace what makes us all unique.”

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Top image via Mattel

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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