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10 Best New Monster High Dolls of 2019

last updated Mar 11, 2019

From spooktacular hairstyles, high-fashion accessories, and trendy styles, Monster High Dolls are the perfect choice in the world of pretend play. These dolls give that spooky alternative to characters and your daughter will be able to choose their favorite monsters to accompany them on endless adventures.

Some of these dolls are even teenage daughters and sons of beloved monsters, which offer the perfect way for your child to recreate their favorite Monster High moments. We are here to help present you with the newest line of Monster High Dolls to help boost your child’s creativity and encourage your children to embrace their individuality.

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Soft hair

Articulate detailing

Great dresses

Double earring on both ears

Can hold the awards

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98.3
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99%
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98%
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98%
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$52.02
#2
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97.7
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98%
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98%
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97%
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$29.95
#3
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96.3
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97%
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96%
Physical Development
96%
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$37.88
#4
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94%
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$39.50
#5
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94.3
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$17.29
#6
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$44.95
#7
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91.3
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$28.70
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$24.98
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$14.95
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88.3
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$54.36
In depth review top 10
  • Frights, Camera, Action! Elissabat Doll
  • Frights, Camera, Action! Viperine Gorgon Doll
  • Boo York Gala Ghoulfriends Luna Mothews Doll
  • New Scaremester Invisi Billy Doll
  • Freak du Chic Gooliope Jellington Doll
  • Freaky Fusion Sirena von Boo Doll
  • Frights, Camera, Action! Honey Swamp Doll
  • Haunted Student Spirits Kiyomi Haunterly Doll
  • Great Scarrier Reef Peri & Pearl Serpintine Doll
  • Haunted Student Spirits Porter Geiss Doll
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Top 10 Picks

1. Frights, Camera, Action! Elissabat Doll

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
98.3
 Frights, Camera, Action! Elissabat Doll
Social Development
99
Design
98
Physical Development
98
best offer for today
$52.02

Soft hair

Articulate detailing

Great dresses

Double earring on both ears

Can hold the awards

Packaging may mess up the doll.

Some reviewers experienced hair falling out while brushing

One of the most famous new Ghouls in Monster High, Elissabat exudes confidence as a movie star and a really enchanting actress. She’s got knee-high beautifully adorned leather boots to complement her modern corset complete with ruffled layers, a sleek and sexy high neck, and a bodice that laces up to reveal her marvelous figure.

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Social Development

If you’re looking for something special and different, Elissabat Doll is the perfect option for you. With her classic gothic look and her subtly magenta skin tone, she makes the perfect friend for Dracula. She gives kids something to connect to with her freaky flaw of having terrible stage fright. She even gives kids the chance to see materials in different ways, as lace, ruffles, silk, and satin would not be thought of as she is wearing them.

Design

The doll set comes with Elissabat’s own signature hair brush, Elissabat’s diary, a silver hand trophy, and a doll stand. Elissabat also has a pink bangle to adorn her slim arm.

Physical Development

This should be a fantastic addition to your kid’s collection of Monster High dolls, especially if she is already a fan of Elissabat. It’s great for helping encourage manipulative play to help in dressing up and grooming Elissabat’s gorgeous hair. The doll is an excellent tool for stimulating imaginative play which can be the foundation for creativity and divergent problem solving skills.

2. Frights, Camera, Action! Viperine Gorgon Doll

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
97.7
Frights, Camera, Action! Viperine Gorgon Doll
Social Development
98
Design
98
Physical Development
97
best offer for today
$29.95

Detailed accessories (boots detailed with fangs)

Included makeup brush, box, palette, hairbrush, and diary.

Durable

Perfect for all ages

Great for pairing up with other Monster High dolls.

Glasses can fall off easily if the rubber bands are not kept on

Hard to redress

Known as the naturally talented make-up artist of Hauntlywood, Viperine Gorgon carries with her a very colorful makeup palette and brush to bring out the unnatural beauty of the other Monster High Ghouls. Her make-up kit can be stored in a pink make-up box that can also double as a portable mirror as well as a beautifully spooktacular handbag.

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Social Development

It’s great for encouraging dramatic and fantasy play in kids helping them to use their full imagination in playing the role of a make-up artist. This can also help facilitate mastery of manual dexterity as well as for the enhancement of fine motor skills.

Design

This girlie gorgon girl from Barcelgroana will enchant you with her awesome makeup skills. As the daughter of Stheno and niece of Euryale and Medusa, this gorgon girl is beautiful. She has a removable headband. It’s perfect for fans of Monster High dolls but it’s a true collectors doll.

Physical Development

The top of the make-up box opens to reveal a vanity which Viperine uses to keep her clients as scary as possible. The set comes complete with other accessories that complement Viperine’s boho chic outfit, pink sunglasses, and viper-tipped signature tall boots.

3. Boo York Gala Ghoulfriends Luna Mothews Doll

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
96.3
Boo York Gala Ghoulfriends Luna Mothews Doll
Social Development
97
Design
96
Physical Development
96
best offer for today
$37.88

High quality

Durable

Attention to detail

Well Dressed

Beautiful features

Accessories can be lost easily

Hands can be hard to put on sometimes

Luna Mothews is one of the famed models and fashion icons of Boo York, alongside Mouscedes King and Elle Eedee. These three gals are essentially the new Ghoul friends of our Monster High ghouls preparing to celebrate the passing of the famed Crystal Comet over Boo York City.

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Social Development

Luna Mothews, daughter of the Moth Man, is a stunning doll. Wearing her fiercest fashion and an out-of-this-word tiara, Luna shines in a goth-butterfly inspired print complete with a diary to tell you all about her. She gives kids the chance to know more about the Monster High Gang.

Design

Luna Mothews sports a goth-moth fashion complete with moth wings and bright red orange head wear that’s shaped like a moth with an antenna. She also sports a red velvety bodice with silvery accents and a beautiful skirt that has been designed to mimic that of a moth’s wings. She’s got tall black leggings, too to complete her moth-terrific outfit. The set already includes Luna Mothews signature brush and a doll stand.

Physical Development

It’s great for strengthening fine motor skills as well as manual dexterity. It is also helpful in encouraging dramatic play especially in playing the role of a fashion icon. This can help develop other cognitive skills.

4. New Scaremester Invisi Billy Doll

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
95
New Scaremester Invisi Billy Doll
Social Development
95
Design
94
Physical Development
96
best offer for today
$39.50

Comes with several accessories

He has a cool look about him

A good way to add variety to a collection

High quality and vibrantly colored

He doesn’t have much facial detail

Just like finding Ken used to be difficult when you were a child and played with Barbies, Monster High dolls have their own version of “Ken”. The good news is, there are several of them!

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Social Development

You don’t get much more awesome than blue hair and a matching, full-on blue outfit. Invisi Billy is exactly the type of doll your child will need to add variety and a major cool-factor to their collection.

Design

Invisi Billy comes sporting cool blue hair to match his blue outfit with a matching beanie for extra style. Included accessories are the trademark character journal, matching file, a signature brush, and a modern messenger bag.

Physical Development

It’s cool to have some variety in your Monster High doll collection, as any Monster High fan will tell you. Invisi Billy is a unique addition but also one that kids will think is rad and a ton of fun. Since Billy comes with blue hair and a blue outfit, his accessories can help kids fine tune their automotive skills.

5. Freak du Chic Gooliope Jellington Doll

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
94.3
 Freak du Chic Gooliope Jellington Doll
Social Development
94
Design
95
Physical Development
94
best offer for today
$17.29

High quality

Large sized

Durable

Creative doll that’s easy to change

Easy to pose

Accessories from other Monster High dolls won’t work

Some reports of hair being hard in a few places

Standing almost 17 inches tall, Gooliope Jellington is about 4 inches taller than your average Monster High Ghoul. The Freak du Chic line is a celebration of Monster High’s annual dance with all students skelebrating their individual freaky characters in the most ghoulish and monsterrific way possible.

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Social Development

Gooliope Jellington has been helping the other characters of Freak du Chic in coming up with their scariest outfits. Perhaps it is her imposing 17 inch figure that is making her the go-to girl when it comes to fashion or maybe it’s just her shimmery pink skin, yellow hair, and a beautifully monsterrific circus couture in red, black, and yellow print. The fact that she is tall gives kids something to discuss, and ultimately, feel comfortable in their own skin.

Design

At 17 inches tall, Gooliope Jellington towers over the rest of the Monster High dolls. She is bendable and has awesome makeup that is detailed enough for collectors to love. She wears a stylish dress paired with matching stilettos.

Physical Development

The size is simply immense. Some consumers commented it’s twice the size of the other Monster High dolls. That said, it should be perfect for smaller hands as the larger accessories will be a lot easier to handle.

6. Freaky Fusion Sirena von Boo Doll

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
93.7
 Freaky Fusion Sirena von Boo Doll
Social Development
93
Design
93
Physical Development
95
best offer for today
$44.95

Stands up on her own

Original look

Fun character for kids

Bendable

Very attractive mermaid tail

Some reports of the dolls having problems with the tail joint and her head

Some reports of the hair being a mess

If you combine the genes of a ghost and a mermaid, what will you get? You will get Sirena von Boo, that’s what. The Freaky Fusion line of dolls from Monster High is their brand new line of genetic ghoulish and monsterrific hybrids, a combination of at least 2 different supernaturals.

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Social Development

It is ok to be different! With Sirena, it’s all about the ectoplasmic characteristics of a ghost with the fairy tale-like mysticism of a mermaid. Sirena sports a really gore-geous looking mermaid’s tail complete with a chain overlay that will have you thinking it’s like a fish caught in a net. The wavy blue hair complements Sirena’s black caudal fin that spreads outwards like some sea coral. Sirena comes with a silver chain necklace, black streaming bracelets, and silver earrings.

Design

s a hybrid monster, Sirena Von Boo takes characteristics from both, a mermaid, and a ghost. Sirena Von Book has a short memory span and is flighty. She can stand on her own without the need for a stand and is made with good quality materials.

Physical Development

It’s going to be fantastic looking at how your kid will react to this kind of mutation. It’s still excellent for encouraging imagination and dramatic play, of course, while at the same time providing for opportunity to strengthen fine motor and self-help skills.

7. Frights, Camera, Action! Honey Swamp Doll

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
91.3
Frights, Camera, Action! Honey Swamp Doll
Social Development
92
Design
91
Physical Development
91
best offer for today
$28.70

She comes with unique and fun accessories

Honey Swamp has a neat backstory

Highly detailed outfit

Great and colorful facial features

Small accessories can quickly become a choking hazard

Honey Swamp is the epitome of fame when it comes to the Monster High world. This doll comes with accessories that are so detailed, we’ve even forgotten that they’re only made out of plastic and not real.

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Social Development

Spark your child's imagination with this doll! Her clipboard echoes the spooky world she lives in with a claw-toothed open and close as well as her camera that features simple little details that are easy to miss on the first examination. As a destined filmmaker, this doll is one that must be in any camera-lovers collection.

Design

This Monster High doll is one that stands alone in all her glory as an individual toy. She’d make a great addition to any fan’s collection, but is perfect on her own as well!

Physical Development

This horrifically stunning filmmaker is the kind of character kids love to play with. She’s spunky, fun, and has a bright personality, and this will add another level to your child’s imaginative play.

8. Haunted Student Spirits Kiyomi Haunterly Doll

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
91
 Haunted Student Spirits Kiyomi Haunterly Doll
Social Development
91
Design
91
Physical Development
91
best offer for today
$24.98

Comes complete with complementary accessories

Hair color changes depending on her mood

Ability to change her face

Her face is painted so that you can only see it when you’re close

The face paint is a unique shade of blue, almost looking translucent

Some reports of the knee being defective

It doesn’t come with her pet

In the Monster High Haunted movie, things got a little spookier than expected. Our friends from Monster High made some new friends – student spirits – to help them save Spectra Vondergeist from being detained in chains for all eternity.

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Social Development

This should be an interesting way to introduce to kids the idea of ghosts and spirits and should be an excellent addition to their collection of Monster High dolls.Kiyomi Haunterly is one of these new ghostly friends alongside Vandala Doubloons, Porter Geiss, and River Styxx. Kiyomi is tha daughter of Noppera-Bo, otherwise known as the faceless ghost.

Design

Kiyomi sports a boo-tiful and fashionable outfit complete with translucent chain link, a really marvelous looking necklace that is designed to look like a dress collar, a fabulous looking handbag, and a ghoulish headband to make her lavenderish hair look more ghostly.

Physical Development

As the daughter of Noppera-Bo, Kiyomi Haunterly is also a featureless ghost with her face painted a metallic white/silver paint. She’s a big fan of anything floaty for her clothing and loves accessories. She can change colors depending on her mood and match her face with others. With her favorite color being purple, and her love for all things calligraphy and udon noodles – all of these things making her fun to play with and also use fine motor skills.

9. Great Scarrier Reef Peri & Pearl Serpintine Doll

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
90
Great Scarrier Reef Peri & Pearl Serpintine Doll
Social Development
90
Design
91
Physical Development
89
best offer for today
$14.95

The doll is beautifully detailed

Super fun for playtime

Can stand on its own

Features a glow-in-the-dark tail

Might be too scary for younger kids

Okay okay, for a parent who doesn’t watch Monster High, this doll might look like something out of a Toy Story horror movie. In reality, this is a popular character belonging to the “Scarier Reef” (get it?).

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Social Development

Help your child feel unique by seeing a doll that is unique too. Not only is this doll a clever addition to the collection, but its double-headed feature and singular tail will give your child something to rave about.

Design

For serious Monster High fans, this doll is a must-have. Weirdness (which is what makes these dolls so cool) aside, both of these girls have stunning facial features as well as a unique story. This is your typical serpentine sea creature, right? Wrong! Peri and Pearl have a story all their own as they’re the daughters of Hydra, and it’s like getting two dolls in one… Sort of.

Physical Development

This doll is able to be stood up on its own and both girls have bold personalities to match their individual style… Well, as individual as you can be when you share the same tail! By having two heads to play with, children have the opportunity to experiment with two heads instead of one!

10. Haunted Student Spirits Porter Geiss Doll

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
88.3
 Haunted Student Spirits Porter Geiss Doll
Social Development
89
Design
88
Physical Development
88
best offer for today
$54.36

Several points of articulation

Perfect for playing and displaying

High quality

Durable

It is a male doll, that is suitable for boys and girls

Cannot be played roughly with

Can be easily broken and/or lost

Porter Geiss is one of the new ghostly characters that debuted in the Monster High Haunted movie. In the said film, things got a little out of hand leaving the ghouls from Monster High to form new alliances with student spirits, one of them is Porter Geiss, alongside Vandala Doubloons, Kiyomi Haunterly, and River Styxx.

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Social Development

As a well-known mischievous doll, Porter Geiss has a completely different look compared to other Monster High boy dolls. He’ll make a perfect addition to any adult or child’s collection. Boys will surely love Porter’s character. Girls will adore him even more as they get to role-play social interactions and relationships among ghosts, ghouls, and spirits. This should make for an interesting imaginative play.

Design

The details on the doll with the soft-side swept hair, along with the bulky accessories, are sure to resonate with younger collectors. He comes with accessories like a brush and spray cans, and his outfit matches his his favorite color - green!

Physical Development

The group banded together to save Spectra Vondergeist from eternal damnation with detention chains. Porter sports a very colorful and boo-tiful outfit completely adorned with chains. He always carry with him several cans of spray paint to help provide a more colorful adventure for the whole group. All of these accessories makes for physical and adventurous play.

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Social Development

Playing with dolls also help children develop their pragmatic skills or social communication skills. This helps them understand that certain social situations may require different manners of communicating. It essentially helps kids to use language for a variety of purposes and to adapt his or her language to the needs of the other person or even the situation. Likewise, pragmatics allow children to follow some of the unspoken rules of conversation. These can all be enhanced by their playing with dolls as they can practice using their language through the different scenarios that they have conceived for their dramatic and fantasy play.

Design

We had to rely on the design of the Monster High Doll, while also making sure that each item was appropriate for the developmental age of children who will play with them on a daily basis. We examined each one especially in terms of benefits that they will have in the development of children. We read through hundreds of customer reviews as well as parent feedback regarding the usefulness in the doll bringing joy to their children or helping their children grow and develop more optimally.

Physical Development

Now, many of these self-help skills require manual dexterity. For example, unbuttoning one’s shirt requires careful and very precise movements of the fingers as each button is carefully slotted out of its buttonhole. Buttoning is a similar endeavor where the different muscles of the fingers must be contracted at exactly the same time so that the button can be slotted through and in its hole. Perhaps, more importantly, is the mastery of using both hands in a coordinated manner. Buttoning, for example, requires one hand to hold the button while the other opens the buttonhole. This also requires hand-eye coordination, precision, and understanding of spatial relations. All self-help activities will require the balance and coordination of both hands. And all of these can be mastered using dolls such as those from Mattel’s Monster High.

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Cognitively, kids playing with dolls learn about the different parts of the body especially those that can be readily seen such as the eyes, nose, lips, hair, skin, arms, legs, feet, and a whole lot more. This can also help in their language skills by expanding their vocabulary. You can also teach them the names of the different types of clothes like pants, dress, shirts, socks, and jammies, among other types of clothing. With Monster High Dolls, there’s so much to learn especially with the different accessories that come with each package. The different body parts of the doll, its clothing, and its accessories can also be used to teach kids about adjectives, verbs, or feelings associated with such things. For example, kids can learn that their Monster High Doll is “beautiful” and “tall” and that their dolls can go “hungry” if they are not able to “eat.” If they don’t eat in time, then they will be “sad.”

Other Factors to Consider

Educational Value

We wanted the products that we recommend to have some sort of educational benefit for your child. All the dolls that are mentioned can be used to make an excellent foundation for your child’s creativity and problem-solving skills. They can also be great at advancing your child’s manipulative play for dressing and grooming the dolls.

Frequently Asked Questions

q: Where can I buy Monster High Dolls?
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Monster High Dolls are available at multiple stores both, online and in brick-and-mortar stores. The key to finding the best prices is to spend time researching. Amazon has been known to offer a range of Monster High Dolls at reasonable prices.

q: How do I know what a doll comes with?
a:

Your best bet is to read the product description. If you can’t find your answers there, the reviews are the next best bet. You will most likely be able to find lots of other buyers who might have had the same questions as you. If all else fails, you should be able to contact the seller directly.

q: Why do the dolls have choking hazards?
a:

Most of the Monster High Dolls come with smaller accessories that might not be safe for younger children. For the highest level of safety, these dolls are only recommended for those above 3 years of age.

q: Can I remove the clothes?
a:

Each doll is different. Therefore, the answer will differ for each doll. Its recommended that you read questions and reviews beforehand to avoid any mishaps.

q: Why don’t all Monster High Dolls include stands?
a:

Most girls like to play with their Monster High Dolls as well as collect and display them. Mattel says that they do this so that they can offer customers with a range of price points but they always include matching accessories.

q: How do I keep my Monster High Doll in top condition?
a:

If your dolls hair is tangled, don’t brush it. Instead, you can remove the doll’s clothing carefully and gently wet her hair over a sink. Do not apply shampoo-–only apply conditioner. Let the conditioner soak in for 30 minutes or so before rinsing it out. For Ghouls Rule Clawdeen, Clawd and Venus-–do not get their hair wet.

q: Is there an educational element of Monster High Dolls?
a:

Yes, playing with toys is an important part of your child’s development. Monster High Dolls breed creativity and encourage learning through pretend play. They stimulate imaginative thoughts and help your little one develop their problem-solving skills.

q: Are there Monster High Dolls for boys?
a:

Yes. There is a vast collection of male Monster High characters available in doll form. These boy dolls increase the dramatic aspect, especially when interacting with other characters.

q: Will Monster High Dolls be scary for my kid?
a:

hough they might be scary, these Monster High Dolls can create a lot of excitement for young children.

q: Can I use High Monster Dolls as a gift?
a:

These dolls are perfect birthday gifts for your little kids who are especially fascinated by monster adventures and who are not afraid to have a freaky little friend.

q: As a collector, can I benefit from Monster High Dolls?
a:

Yes, collectors can also benefit from these dolls. Monster High Dolls have amazing features and mark a valuable addition to a collection.

Sources

  1. Mattel and Fisher Price, Product Support, Product information,
  2. Monster High Wikia, Dolls, Product Information,
  3. Wiki How, How to keep your Monster High doll in great condition, How-to-Guide,
  4. Ebay, Tips for buying Mattel's Monster High dolls, Guide,