Mattel used to get a large portion of my toy budget when it was producing interesting Monster High dolls. I loved the variety of characters and the fact that I could buy dolls of a dragon girl, the son of Medusa, and a zombie unicorn guy for $20 each. However, I have not bought a new Monster High doll in a couple of years. I lost interest in the line after Mattel announced it was redesigning the faces of the dolls and Mattel limited the variety of characters produced. No more dragons and no more zombie unicorns means no more Zubbie money spent.
I still enjoy browsing the doll aisle while shopping and on a recent trip at Target I spotted a Monster High Minis set of Frankie Stein and Watzit. Frankie is the daughter of Frankenstein and she was always my favorite of the original characters. I dislike the changes Mattel made to Frankie’s face on her more recent dolls, but this mini has its own style so it appealed to me. Plus, look how cute her little dog Watzit is!
The back of the packaging is rather boring with just a lot of text. They could have at least put pictures of the other characters available. When I was at the store, I noticed along with Frankie, the other main girls were available with their pets including Clawdeen, Draculaura, Lagoona, and Cleo.
I paid $3.99 for this set at Target.
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If you look closely at the shine on Frankie’s eyes, you will notice it is actually in the shape of a nut..the metal hardware kind, not the food nut. That’s a nice little detail because Frankie’s style sometimes incorporates bolts and nuts prints and accessories since she is a monster made in a lab.
Frankie comes with a tiny version of her sewn together dog, Watzit.
The two look super cute together. Frankie’s dress has Watzit’s face printed on it.
I noticed that Frankie’s limbs have molded stitches along the sides to make it resemble that this version of Frankie is a sewn together plush doll.
One tiny little thing that annoys me though is Frankie’s right leg hovers above the surface on which she is sitting because the right side of her hair is longer than her body. If you turn her head all the way to the left, it minimizes the problem, but if you turn her head all the way to the right she lifts that leg higher.
Frankie is about an inch and a half tall and Watzit is less than an inch tall.
Overall though, I’m happy with these two. They were inexpensive and do not take up much space. I’m not sure if I’ll get any of the other pet sets, but Lagoona’s pet piranha, Neptuna, was quite adorable.
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