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Tagsdoll, early elementary, goth, rockabilly, tween
In a world filled with plain, WASP-y Barbies (not to be confused with the metal band W.A.S.P.–those toys would be awesome), alternative moms and dads have a rough time satisfying their little one’s desire for girly doll playtime. Now, rockabilly parents can rejoice! Monster High is a line of dolls and accessories with appearances, origin stories and personalities based on classic horror characters, making theirs the perfect anti-Barbie universe.
Monster High‘s Operetta Doll is perfect for the deadly dame/horrorpop in training. She comes equipped with a Nekromantix-inspired coffin guitar which opens up into a little purse. Her spider friend Memphis “Daddy O” Longlegs sports an outragously comb-able pompadour. Operetta also comes with a diary, doll stand, and skully hairbrush.
At Monster High, Operetta has built a reputation for herself as being as free-spirited as she is musically talented. The Operetta doll comes dressed to the rockabilly nines in capris, a piano key print jacket, saddle shoes with bobby socks, dice earrings, tattoos and a music note on her belt. Her perfectly curled red hair is highlighted with punky black streaks in a victory rolls ‘do, but it may get a little tussled in delivery. The impressive detail of the figure features an imprint of a bar of music beginning on her cheek and extending down her back. Operetta is none other than the daughter of the infamous Phantom of the Opera, so it’s no mystery whose influence inspired her one-eyed mask.
Don’t let this toy’s high quality deter you, the Monster High dolls have multiple points of articulation and are definitely meant to be played with (unlike most “fashion” dolls of this caliber). Pick up an Operetta doll, catch a few of the free Monster High webisodes, and make an evening of watching the old and new Phantom of the Opera films featuring Operetta’s phantasmic pappy.