Dolly Review: Monster High Freaky Fusion Avea Trotter
Hey, hey, hey, it’s time to review a new Monster High doll! For the past few months, the internet has been abuzz about the Monster High Freaky Fusion line, which features monster hybrids.
Avea Trotter is one of three new characters introduced in Freaky Fusion. She’s part Centaur and part Harpy. We’ve seen Harpy’s before in the Create a Monster line, but a Centaur? That’s completely new and very exciting. Of the three hybrids introduced in the new line, she was the one I was most looking forward to. A doll with four legs who can stand on her own? Sounds perfect! For the most part, she didn’t let me down.
Let’s start off with the big thing– Avea’s body. Is it jointed and how well? Avea’s light purple torso is very similar to what we’ve seen on other Monster High dolls. Her arms have the exact same jointing we’ve seen on other dolls, in fact. A nice unique features on this doll is the rough scale like design on her arms. Her hands are black, which makes her look like she’s wearing gloves.
The main difference in the torso is that Avea has a chest joint that allows her upper chest to move forward and backward and to tilt slightly left and right. It’s not the best joint and doesn’t give as much movement as I would have liked.
I had expected there to be a joint somewhere where the torso meets the centaur body, but alas, she has none.
Because Avea is part Harpy, she has wings. They are removable.
Her torso is attached to a dark purple horse-like body. The four legs allow this doll to stand on her own, which is fantastic. Jointing is a little sketchy when it comes to the legs. The front legs have joints that go forwards and backwards at the hip and knee. She also has a joint right above her hoofs, hidden by the black leg warmers.
Her back legs have large joints at the hips that allow her legs to move backwards and slightly forwards. There are no other joints on her hind legs. Her hip and leg are decorated with pink skulls.
Avea has a tail, of course, filled with bright blue hair.
Avea’s head is the same light purple as her torso. Her eyes are decorated with lots of colors in a feather-like pattern,including a nice green and various pinks. I’m a bit torn on my opinion of her eyes. I like the bright colors and the feathery pattern, but it almost seems like too much is going on. I really do like her dark purple lips, though. They look great on the skin tones they chose for Avea.
One really nice feature on the head mold are Avea’s horse ears. They’re so neat! I love them. They stand out a lot due to the hair style on this girl. Speaking of styling, Avea has bright (and I mean bright) rooted hair in various blue tones.
The bright blue is a great contrast to the light and dark purple’s on the body. The style is simple, just a high pony tail, but is rounded out with a cute steampunk’y style hat.
Avea is dressed in a very equestrian sort of way. Because she’s part centaur, the clothing only covers her torso. I must admit, I didn’t mess around with her clothing a lot. Her wings are staying in really well at the moment and I didn’t want to ruin that. She has a dark blue shirt, covered with a short sleeve pink equestrian style jacket. Her belt is made of plastic and is molded to cover her horse body like reins. Because she has hoof’s, shoes are not necessary, but she does wear some neat plastic leg warmers.
Finals thoughts? There’s no denying she’s a neat doll, in terms of body type. I think they cut some corners with the jointing in her back legs. However, I love the fact that she can stand on her own. The color palette is vibrant and for the most part, I like it.
I really like the details on the wings and the colors they chose for them, too. The make up can be seen as being a bit over the top, but as I mentioned, I’m on the fence at the moment! In a strange turn of events, after seeing all three of these new hybrids, she is no longer my favorite. You’ll have to wait and see which of the remaining two is! Overall, though, I think Avea Trotter is a nice addition to the Monster High line.
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