Dolly Review: Monster High Art Class Skelita and Draculaura

New Monster High dolls have finally started hitting store shelves.  You would think it’s Christmas time or something!  For review today are two of the four Monster High Art Class dolls, Skelita and Draculaura.  Also in the line are Abbey and Robecca.  I’m surprised at how much I like the Art Class line!

Art Class Draculaura and Skelita

Art Class Draculaura and Skelita

Draculaura isn’t my favorite Monster High character, but I like this rendition of her.  She has the smaller eyes that we’ve seen on other Draculaura’s, which I prefer over the large eyes.  Her make up isn’t too over the top.  Instead of the usual over abundance of pink on her face, we have a nice bright yellow around her eyes.  It works strangely well on the light pink skin.

Draculaura

Draculaura

Draculaura has, by far, the coolest hair she’s ever had.  Her black hair is in a high ponytail.  It has a row of pink and yellow highlights that start in the bang area and weave their way down and into the ponytail.  I really like the addition of the bright yellow in the highlights.  The placement seems pretty perfect, too, unlike some Monster High, where the highlight placement is just strange.  Surprisingly, the curl in Draculaura’s ponytail stayed pretty well, considering she was in a box.

Draculaura

Draculaura

Draculaura is decked out in an adorable dress.  The bodice is yellow and bubble gum pink and travels down to a black skirt decorated in paint splotches.  The whole look is finished with a pink apron.  The element I like most about this outfit is the paint splotch skirt.  There’s something about it that is very cool.  This is one of my favorite looks on Draculaura.

draculaura

draculaura

It wouldn’t be a Monster High review without talking about Draculaura’s shoes.  As always, they are pretty darn cool.  These shoes are more tactile than the other styles we’ve seen.  The white and pink work really well with the colorful outfit.

Skelita

Skelita

I own the first Skelita, but to be perfectly honest, I’m not a huge fan of her.  She’s definitely an interesting doll, but something about how Mattel styled her just didn’t suit me.  This Skelita, though, is much better!  I love her look!

Skelita

Skelita

Starting from the top, Skelita’s black hair is highlighted with pumpkin orange and teal.  The combination looks really nice together, especially in contrast to her white skin and colorful face.  Like Draculaura, Skelita comes wearing a fun headband.

Skelita

Skelita

Skelita’s brown eyes are highlighted with a variety of colors including dark brown, purple and baby pink.  There’s a lot going on with Skelita’s face paint, but it works very well. With her stark white skin, Mattel almost needs to ‘fill the gaps’, so to speak, and they did it really well with Skelita.  Skelita’s mouth is really neat and completes the look.

Skelita

Skelita

Skelita’s outfit plays on the idea of color, just like Draculaura’s.  With Skelita, she has a pink bodice with rib cage like designs, covered with a fun teal vest.  The dress has a colorful skirt with pink, purple, orange and teal embellishments on black, very similar to the styling on Draculaura’s skirt.

Skelita

Skelita

Skelita’s shoes are up to Monster High standards. The bright orange definitely makes her bone white legs stand out.

Skelita

Skelita

Skelita

Skelita

If you’re are new to Skelita (and haven’t noticed in the pictures yet), Skelita has bone-like limbs.  They make for a pretty cool affect and work well.

Skelita

Skelita

Draculaura and Skelita

Draculaura and Skelita

Skelita

Skelita

Both dolls come with a comb, stand, art journal and prop/accessory.  Skelita has a very large vase, as seen above, and Draculaura has this Picasso-esc self portrait.  I’m a huge fan of useful accessories and these two fit the bill!  They should look great in a doll house or in the background for photo sessions!

Draculaura's prop/accessory

Draculaura’s prop/accessory

Skelita and Draculaura

Skelita and Draculaura

Skelita and Draculaura

Skelita and Draculaura

Draculaura and Skelita

Draculaura and Skelita

I think Mattel hit a home run with these two dolls.  What I like most is their colorful nature.  Both Skelita and Draculaura have great color pallets this time around! Add in their cool props/accessories and these guys are winners!

For those who like video reviews, why not check out the video above?

Draculaura and Skelita

Draculaura and Skelita

What do you think of Art Class Draculaura and Skelita?  Leave you thoughts below in the comment area!

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December 9, 2013. Tags: , , , . Category: Introductions & Reviews, Category: Uncategorized.

11 Comments

  1. AJ replied:

    Skelita is gorgeous! She is definitely on my want list. Draculaura… I just really, really can’t stand her. Abbey definitely needs to get in my house though!

    • kewpie83 replied:

      I’m not a crazy fan of the Abbey. I saw her in the stores and she just kind of looked like all the other Abbey’s we’ve seen. *chuckle* I have a feeling I’m going to be in the minority with Draculaura! The majority don’t seem to like her very much! :)

      • AJ replied:

        I’ve just never liked Lala, to be honest. I couldn’t tell you why and if I did it’d probably just come across as really petty anyway! But there it is! I will give that this particular incarnation of her is pretty though.

  2. Rozell van Breda replied:

    With my first Skelita I made the mistake of throwing the little plastic thing under her dress away, does this one have it too? (If you know what I am talking about)

    • kewpie83 replied:

      Yeah, it totally does have that plastic torso. I just forgot to mention it! Whoops! Yeah, don’t take that off. It’s so much easier to just let that part be!!!

  3. Blackkitty replied:

    You’re right, this Skelita looks somehow better. I think it’s mostly the hairstyle (and colours). As for Draculaura, I’m more excited about the Black Carpet version – I hate fringes with a passion. The shoes are amazing though.

  4. Xan replied:

    I don’t really like Draculaura, my Mom usually likes every doll of her, but she doesn’t want this one. I myself kind of like this one, yellow is a good color for her, I also like her rollerblade-like shoes.

    I have sort of a love/hate relationship with Skelita, I love how she’s Spanish (like me) and I love her curly hair, skeleton body and her colorful clothes.
    Me and my Mom agreed that it was Skelita’s face that turned us off.
    I just think it’s odd that she has a skeleton body and a non-skeleton face. Her face looks like a human face that’s been painted to look skeleton-like, she has full lips and big eyes…not something you would expect on a skeleton. I still think she’s pretty nonetheless. :)
    (Sorry for writing a lot there, I got carried away..)

  5. Rozell van Breda replied:

    I simply love these dolls, but they should only hit S.A shores mid next year or later.

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  7. sailingmartha replied:

    Great review! I am just starting to collect dolls. I don’t have any MH yet as in general they don’t appeal to me, but I love the new Skellita doll. I hope to get her soon. I am enjoying your blog – I have learned a lot about dolls here.

  8. monster high replied:

    i just like your blog its better then all type of all blogs about monster high topic

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