The monster I wanted more than anything was Dawn of the Dance Clawdeen Wolf. I love everything about her, especially her rave green hair and tights. At the time she was only $21, which seemed like a great deal because the DotD dolls are no longer in stores around here. Her price has since gone up to $35 on Amazon but it could go down if a large number are made available again.
|Eventually I'll probably wash the shellac out of her hair|
The other monster goes by different names because Mattel didn't give her line a special descriptive name. On Amazon she's listed as "Classrooms Draculaura." According to this Wikia entry, Amazon sellers mistakenly thought she was part of the Classroom line. This is odd because she doesn't come with a locker or classroom accessories. The boxes are also completely different. I've seen her called "Killer Style Draculaura" by fans and that name at least makes some sense so it's what I'll use.
|I resisted the classic shhh! pose|
What is she exactly? Essentially she's a Gloom Beach Draculaura dressed up in a modified version of her Day at the Maul outfit. (Day at the Maul is a clothing pack featuring two outfits, one for Draculaura and one for Frankie Stein, and some accesories for their friend Clawdeen.) A few months ago I paid $27 on Amazon for this Draculaura and now she's $18. I hate it when that happens!
|Love the neck bolts|
The Killer Style dolls and Day at the Maul clothing pack were released a month apart, in June and July 2011. It's not clear why the Killer Style outfits are very similar but not exactly the same as the two outfits in the Day at the Maul set.
Let's be honest, it was likely a scheme to get more money out of fans who neeeeeed both versions of the outfits. I think they're too similar so I won't buy the DatM fashion pack. It pops up every so often at the TRU here, I think it's $15 retail.
These two dolls come with a stand, hairbrush, and a cute but fairly useless charm, also found in a Monster High keychain sold separately. The charms are plastic instead of metal so I think the skull shaped part would break due to normal wear and tear if attached to a bag or keychain. I pinned them to the wall where they will likely stay FOREVER.
|Draculaura's pet Count Fabulous and Frankie's pet Watzit|