Monster High 17″ Large Draculaura Doll ★★★★★
My six-year-old daughter has a large collection of dolls, mostly Barbie. They range between 11 and 12 inches tall. Add another 5 or 6” and you have an idea of how tall this Draculaura doll is in comparison.
Draculaura is one of my daughter’s two favorite characters from the Monster High show (her other being Sirena Von Boo, whom she calls the Ghost Mermaid). Draculaura, a vampire, is the adopted daughter of Dracula. She is a bit on the spoiled side, vain, pampered and likes to shop and gossip. Her boyfriend is ironically a werewolf named Clawd. Perhaps not the best role model, but I watched several of the shows with my daughter and it’s mostly harmless and innocent fun.
Unlike some of my daughter’s other dolls, this one doesn’t have solid rubber legs. The doll is mostly hard plastic, hollowed out. But this makes the body lightweight, which is good in that it is bigger than normal. The joints are flexible; shoulders, elbows, wrists, hip and knees. The earrings and necklace are removable. I found no flaws in the stitching nor obvious defects, which is good considering it was made in Indonesia. The doll seems to be built tough enough to take the everyday beating of young children — at least it has held up for us so far.
The box lists this doll for ages 6+, with the typical choking hazard warning for children under 3. The elaborate box makes this an excellent gift item for young girls to open, and the combination of tabs and cuttable rubber bands make it easy to remove from the packaging — unlike those annoying metal twist ties that some dolls are held prisoner by.
Overall, I really have no complaints. You get exactly what you pay for, and it is an excellent toy for fans of Monster High.