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Great value for Monster High dolls
Reviewed in the United States on November 26, 2011
The first doll I purchased from the Monster High collection was Dead-Tired Frankie. This is a GREAT value-priced doll. She comes with a two-piece set of pajamas, plastic high-heeled slippers, and an eye-mask (which is attached to her hair-it needs to be snipped off if you want to play with it) as well as her dinky plastic iCoffin with dock toy (I'm surprised we still have these two pieces, they're so tiny!). The clothes are easy to remove and put on, and while the slippers are tight, they snap on with a satisfying *click* so I know they aren't going to fly anywhere when my 4-year-old is hobbling her along the table.
I LOVE Frankie's hair, not only is it easier to brush than most of the other Monster High dolls, the white strands somehow reflect a violet color so when put against a black backdrop or are getting brushed against a doth cloth like denim pants her hair shimmers purple. Pretty sweet.
The lighter make-up on this doll is a very nice change, most of these dolls look *too* made-up, and border on freakish. The rubber elastic connecting the legs to the hip has been replaced with a much more durable fabric elastic, and the joints on this doll are neither too tight, nor too loose (for easy removal and attachment of limbs).
On the DOWNSIDE, this doll DOES NOT HAVE EARRING HOLES. NONE of the dead-tired dolls have earring holes.
I got an extra set of clothes for her and our Gloom Beach Draculaura, but Frankie just can't wear the earrings. I haven't dared to try a drill to put a hole in her ear, but the earrings are certainly lacking.
As with all monster high dolls, she needs to be supported at several places to keep her upright while playing since her torso tends to bend at awkward angles while 'walking'.
NEVERTHELESS, if NOT for the lack of earring holes, I would get ALL of the dead-tired dolls due to the ease-of-use outfits, tasteful make-up, and updated articulation. It would be awesome if they made a dead-tired Abbey/Spectra/Toralei!