Mattel Monster High Venus McFlytrap Doll Review
The latest season of the Monster High TV show has introduced new characters, which have quickly been matched with new Mattel Monster High dolls coming out.
Venus McFlytrap is the star of the exciting new range. But does the quality of the doll match up to her popularity? We find out in this review.
* Fabulous character from the show
* Fully articulated and posable
* Comes with pet Venus fly trap plant named Chewlian
* Also comes with stand, brush, tote bag and diary
* Age 6+
Monster High Venus McFlytrap Review
The Monster High TV show has taken the world by storm. Kids, teens and even adults everywhere have become huge fans. The dolls that come out serve both as toys for kids and collector’s items for older fans. Made by Mattel, Monster High dolls are generally good quality and Venus McFlytrap is a gorgeous addition to the range.
The first thing you will notice about the Venus McFlytrap doll is her box. It’s a regular display box for a doll but it really shows her off. It definitely means that Venus McFlytrap gets all of the attention out of the new range of Monster High dolls. You might want to open the box carefully and keep it!
Taking her out of the box, she feels well made, just as you would expect from Mattel dolls. However, she is designed for a slightly older age range than some Barbies for example and so she has hollow legs more like a Collector Barbie, which are a little bit easier to break or damage than solid legs. Given all the little accessories that she comes with, younger kids might be likely to lose things, too. But we think she will last well with regular play and certainly she is well articulated. Legs, arms and head all move.
How She Looks
Venus McFlytrap is stunning to look at. She has a gorgeous color scheme with green skin and green/pink hair, giving her an updated punk look. Pink, purple and black are the feature colors of her clothing. She wears vibrant leggings and shirt, bright pink boots and a black skirt. She also has some items of jewelry.
Her most striking feature is her long glossy pink and green hair. One side is shaved and dyed bright pink. It looks amazing!
There’s plenty of attention to detail in her accessories too. She has a pet Venus fly trap plant named Chewlian, a diary, a brush, a purse with eco-friendly design and a stand that you can use to display her.
In the Monster High show Venus has a strong eco-friendly message which gives her more educational merit than you might expect of a doll of this kind. She’s a good role model too, a strong personality with ideals who wants to help save the world.
For any Monster High fan, this would be a must-have doll even if the quality wasn’t as great as it is. But we think Mattel have done a great job with the Venus McFlytrap Monster High doll and she deserves her 5-star rating.
If you’re thinking of getting the Venus McFlytrap doll for yourself or as a gift, go ahead. You’ll be glad you did!
Published November 10th, 2012