Dolly Review: Monster High I Love Fashion Wydowna Spider

Oh, what a great new character!  In 2013, Mattel released Wydowna Spider as a San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) exclusive.  I wasn’t completely over the moon about her, so I decided not to spend the outrageous second hand market prices on her.  This new I love Fashion release, though, is awesome!  This set comes with three complete outfits (shoes included), all of which are winners!

Wydowna

Wydowna

Wydowna

Wydowna

Wydowna is a fun, new Monster High doll. She has a head of fiery red hair that is done up on a ponytail.  While simple, it is made a little more stylish with a bouffant-esc front.  The color looks great on Wydowna’s matte black skin.

Simple hairstyle

Simple hairstyle

Wydowna’s face is pretty neat.  She has four evenly placed red bumps on her face to make her look more spider-like. Because of the dark skin, blush would look strange on this girl, which means she can have more elaborate eye make up!

make up

make up

Right above her eye is a layer of yellow shadow which is topped with a light blue, done up in a winged shape around her dark red eyes.  Her lips are a fun teal blue, which look equally as great on her dark skin.  Because she’s a spider, she has two little black fangs on her lips.

3 pairs of arms

3 pairs of arms

Her body is neat.  The obvious difference between Wydowna and other Monster High dolls are her many arms!  Being a spider, Wydowna has three pairs of arms (six arms).  Amazingly, they all move fluidly and don’t make her terribly hard to dress!

joints in arms

joints in arms

Another great thing about her arms is that there’s a variety of hands used on Wydowna.  We have the casual hand, the gloved hand, the rock n’roll hand and the waving hand.  I love the variety!  Her legs are typical Monster High legs with your traditional jointing.

Hands

Hands

hands

hands

The outfits in this set are fantastic.  I really like the comic book theme that runs through all three outfits.  One look features a one shoulder sleeveless yellow shirt paired with fun comic book strip themed leggings.  It is paired with yellow heels embossed with spiderwebs.  I added the silver belt from another look to top this off.

Yellow Outfit

Yellow Outfit

The second outfit is a white hippy style shirt that says ‘splat’ in comic book style writing, paired with a short striped skirt.  The skirt could be a little longer, for my taste.

Splat Outfit

Splat Outfit

The last outfit is a halter dress with red ribbon cutting in down the center with comic book panels featuring different Monster High scenes. They’re definitely worth taking a closer look at.

Comic Outfit

Comic Outfit

Closer Look

Closer Look

Shoes with working spurs

Shoes with working spurs

All three outfits fit Wydowna’s multiple arms just fine.  She comes with multiple bracelets in yellow, grey and teal, which work with all three outfits.  She also comes with a necklace and grey spider web earrings.

Accessories

Accessories

Besides the yellow heels, this set includes silver boots with red spurs (that really spin) and white books with red highlights. Finally, she comes with a purse that actually opens and closes!  A useable prop is always welcome!

Wydowna

Wydowna

Her stand is disappointing.  It isn’t the stand that goes up the dress, but the one that attaches to her waist.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t stay together on its own.

The Set

The Set

Overall, I love this release and am glad I held out for the worldwide release of Wydowna. She’s pretty awesome! Mattel chose the color scheme well for this doll and her style is fantastic.  What do you think of Wydowna?  Share your thoughts below!

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September 3, 2014. Tags: . Uncategorized.

9 Comments

  1. sailingmartha replied:

    I think I am going to have to buy her. I never liked her because you know, *spider*, ewww! But then a friend of mine got her and I saw her in person, and I love how you can pose all her arms – so cool! She has great outfits too.

    • kewpie83 replied:

      I don’t like real spiders, either, but Wydowna is awesome! It’s so much fun posing her arms! She’s one of my new favorites, for sure.

  2. Lulu Keel replied:

    Ooooh! What an awesome doll! At the moment my Monster High collection numbers just one, namely Avia Trotter who stands on my dresser and gets ogled by all and sundry, I’ve looked at lots of Monster dolls but haven’t seen any till now I’ve had the serious I wants for. But this one? Hmm. I think Avia might have to make room on the dresser. Funny, I don’t even like spiders!

    • kewpie83 replied:

      I’m not crazy about spiders, either, but I love Wydowna!

  3. barbielea replied:

    Haha, actually, I don’t mind real spiders – useful little things that eat horrible flies 🙂 anyway, I absolutely love this doll. Love! Everything about her is so fantastic, and I hadn’t heard about the boots with the spurs, how amazing is that? I’m so sad that she’s unlikely to reach the UK in big numbers – the “I Love Fashion” dolls never seem to. I would just love to own her and have even thought about paying the import fee :-/ (which I never usually do)

    • kewpie83 replied:

      Is the import fee really high? You’re not the first to mention it! I’d be happy to ship one to you if I found an extra on the shelf.

      • barbielea replied:

        Really? That’s so kind, thankyou!! The cheapest I can find her on import is the equivalent of $80, which is too much for me … this is with a “global shipping fee” payment thingy that you pay instead of import tax, which would bring it up to more than this. I am just making enquiries with a UK-based doll collector acquaintance who is a genius at sourcing dolls, she’s got hold of one of these recently and I need to find out how! If you really don’t mind, I’ll get back to you if it doesn’t work out? Once again, thanks!

        • kewpie83 replied:

          No worries! Just e-mail me at taps1223(at)sbcglobal(dot)net if you want me to start looking! I know nothing about customs fees and import taxes, but at least you wouldn’t have to pay an inflated price for the doll itself.

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