Dolly Review: Monster High Freak du Chic Gooliope Jellington

She’s finally here!  Freak du Chic is hitting store shelves, which means Gooliope is making her debut. At the moment, she seems to be all over the stores in my area, which I guess is the perk of being the only character her size in an oversized box design.  Let’s jump to the chase, shall we?  What do I think of 17″ Gooliope?  I love her!  She’s everything I expected her to be.

Monster High Freak Du Chic

As mentioned before here on the blog, Gooliope is 17″ tall.  That’s much larger than your traditional Monster High doll. Her size is massive, especially when you compare her to dolls outside of the Monster High brand, like MSD ball jointed dolls or A Girl for All Time. It’s mind-boggling to see a Monster High stand nearly shoulder to shoulder with these kinds of dolls.  That being said, I love it!

Monster High Freak Du Chic

Gooliope has rooted pink and yellow hair styled in curls.  Now, my Gooliope has a nice mixture of both colors and has recognizable ringlets, but my mothers doesn’t.

Monster High Freak Du Chic

Monster High Freak Du Chic

Her Gooliope has more yellow hair than pink and has frizzier hair, as if someone in the factory combed out the curls and tossed her in the box.  It looks like this girl is going to be one of those Monster High releases where you will have to carefully look at each individual doll to judge her unique elements.

Monster High Freak Du Chic

Monster High Freak Du Chic

Her head is a soft vinyl, as expected.  It moves better than some smaller dolls, to be honest!  It tilts up and down and turns left and right. It’s also massive and perfectly proportioned for this 17″ size.

Monster High Freak Du Chic

My favorite part of her face design has to be her eyes.  Gooliope’s eyes are very large and anime-like.  I especially love the eye lash design.

Monster High Freak Du Chic

Gooliope’s outfit is very much inspired by the circus.  The designers put a lot of thought this time around into all the elements of her outfit from head to toe.

Monster High Freak Du Chic

First, she has a Steam Calliope, a pipe organ, as her headband. Upon her shoulders, she wears a gold plastic shoulder element similar to what the ringmaster would wear.

Monster High Freak Du Chic

The top of her dress is simple and sleeveless. The skirt portion, however, is full of action. The satin like fabric showcases many circus’y elements, like golden ropes, drawn up curtains, the monster high emblem with a color scheme of pink, black and white. Beneath the top layer is a second thin fabric with black and white stripes running down it.

Monster High Freak Du Chic

And her shoes? They’re the definition of ‘creepy cute’. They have the bones of carousel horses done up in an antique finish as their heel. The rest of the platform is pink with the Monster High emblem in the front.

Monster High Freak Du Chic

You want to know about this new body type, right? Her body is really neat! I didn’t expect them to make so many changes to the smaller body, to be honest, but they made a lot of great improvements.

Monster High Freak Du Chic

Unlike your regular Monster High bodies, where their upper and lower arms plug into each other with a peg, Gooliope has a separate elbow joint, making her double jointed.

Monster High Freak Du Chic

This allows for her to pose really well. She also has a shoulder joint that does plug in like your traditional monster high body. When I bought mine, her arm somehow detached itself. I was a little freaked out, but it popped back in easily.

Monster High Freak Du Chic

Even better than her elbow joints are her new knee joints. They allow her to pose better than the smaller Monster  High dolls. Gooliope also has an extra joint right under her hip. They look like they are pegged, like the upper arm joint. I haven’t tested it or anything, though, so I would suggest not taking her apart unless you have to.

Monster High Freak Du Chic

Her legs are a little plastic’y in feel, but solid. Both the arm and leg molds are designed to look like ‘goo’ is dripping from Gooliope.

Monster High Freak Du Chic

Monster High Freak Du Chic

Monster High Freak Du Chic

Overall, I am a huge fan of Gooliope. She’s one of the most exciting things to come out of the Monster High line in a while. (The whole Freak du Chic line is quite refreshing, actually!)

Monster High Freak Du Chic

Monster High Freak Du Chic

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For a few more photos, visit my flickr album. What do you think of Gooliope? Share your thoughts below!

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June 29, 2015. Tags: . Uncategorized.

4 Comments

  1. 39yearslame replied:

    I just *adore* her! I spent forever in the store, comparing every Gooliope they had, to make sure I was getting the one with the best face and hair combination! (Ironically, turned out to be the one I had first grabbed.) Mine seems to be halfway between yours and your mother’s in terms of her hair’s curls: they’re not perfect ringlets in the back, but it’s still somewhat ringlet-like. I hope Gooliope and the other dolls in this size all sell really well so they keep making them; they’re really fantastic, and the photography potential is off the chart! (Not to mention the possibilities for people who like to customize the dolls!)

    The whole Freak du Chic line looks amazing. So does the Boo York line, for that matter. (Apparently Mattel decided it needed even more of my money…) It’s going to be hard to decide which dolls to buy first…

  2. discodiva replied:

    She is so Awesome-love love love her Freak Height-interesting how yr mother’s doll is different in the hair do dept-hmm pays to look at what you prefer-I was wondering when she was going to make her debut-I am off tomorrow to get mine

  3. DeeDee replied:

    I wasn’t a fan from promo shots. But seeing her in collector photos totally changed my mind. I hope I can find her in person rather than an online purchase. I am dying to see how she stacks up against my Tonner City Girls. I hope she’ll fit their clothes.

  4. jSarie replied:

    She’s an interesting doll – although I’m a little creeped by the way she’s packaged to look like she’s trying to break out of the box – I feel like there’s a low-budget horror movie in the making there! 😉

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