Aug. 9, 2012
-- A new contest has really captured the imagination of Monster High fans, with hundreds posting entries in the hope of winning one of two vouchers to spend on Monster High dolls.
The contest, launched last week by the forum MHForum.net, challenges participants to create their own Monster High character. The brand, known for its unusual characters such as Clawdeen Wolf (daughter of the Werewolf) and Lagoona Blue (daughter of the Sea Monsters), is always releasing new dolls. One of the most recently released dolls, and one of the most eagerly anticipated, was Venus McFlytrap seen at http://www.monsterhighdolls.net/
doll/. Demand for the doll has been huge, with some fans paying over $60 for it, so perhaps it is no surprise that the contest has resulted in such a huge rush of entries.
Launched last week, the contest now has over 300 entries, all of which can be seen below: http://www.mhforum.net/showthread.php?4732-Monster-High-C...
The entries are remarkably creative, with a couple of them being Ella Trice, daughter of the Electricity Inventors, and Angela Halo, daughter of The Angels. The closing date for the competition is in 10 days time. By the time the closing date arrives some projections estimate that over one-thousand entries will have been received. For a contest on a newly launched independent forum this is a remarkable reaction and goes to illustrate how popular Monster High has become.
Monster High is now a global brand encompassing online webisodes, computer games, dolls, and many accessories from umbrellas to backpacks. The brand has helped to fuel Mattel's growth over the past year and shows no sign of slowing down in popularity.