Our house is full of Barbie dolls. It can’t be any other way when raising two girls who see the crazy range of dolls in the toy stores and want what they all have (otherwise, girls can turn into loud, bloodthirsty zombies, eating their parents). Barbie is one of the most recognized brands in the world, and the massive success of the Barbie movie – which, of course, is not intended for children and girls – is clear proof. Still, in the world of horror, you can find dolls that allow you to feel the style and beauty of the Barbies, with the beauty of a scary twist. We mean the Monster High dolls, which we wrote about at length in a separate review.
If you like horror movies and dream of raising children who, at some point, will show you the scariest movies (don’t exaggerate, yes?), the following article may be just for you. We will show you exactly where to buy Monster High dolls, emphasizing online stores that allow your scary and fashionable dolls to reach your doorstep – or at least the nearest mail collection branch – at the push of a button.
What Are Monster High Dolls Anyway?
If you still need to read the separate article we made on Monster High dolls, we will tell you briefly that they are dolls from the company Mattel, which is responsible for Barbie and other important names in the world of dolls. In this case, the toy giant decided to produce fashionable dolls inspired by horror films, science fiction, fantasy, and pop culture. The main principle is that these characters are the children of those famous icons, so they combine traditional elements associated with the character with current pop fashion. The result, in most cases, is particularly remarkable.
Today, you can find a wide variety of dolls inspired by well-known characters such as Frankenstein (Frankie Stein), Dracula (Dracula), Wolf Woman (Claudine Wolff), Mummy (Cleo de Niel), and others. The company recently increased its catalog with super exciting products from the Skullector line, inspired by icons like Annabelle, Chucky, and Tiffany. Of course, besides the dolls themselves, there is a long line of accessories and play sets because we are talking here about a toy primarily intended to act on the imagination and develop it.
How To Choose Monster High Dolls Store?
As you will see right away, there are plenty of options for buying Monster High dolls. The first option is the physical toy stores, depending on the supply of your location town. Another option is the online stores, which we will get to later. In any case, some main parameters should be considered regarding your doll and, more precisely, the store that will provide it to you.
You probably already understood that if you order products from online stores located overseas, you will receive them shortly. Nevertheless, there may be a significant difference between different sites because there is a difference between a few days (as in the best case) and a long waiting period of months, which can be devastating if, during those times, your doll knows that a toy she is expecting should arrive.
There are always glitches, especially if the post services in your area need to be fixed. That’s why it’s essential to make sure that, at least from the point of view of the store itself, things will move quickly.
The bottom line of the tests that many people perform is the price, so they will choose a store that will offer them their favorite doll at the most affordable price. On the face of it, it makes sense. In practice, we recommend sometimes going for the cheapest store. First of all, there can always be the potential for fakes, especially when you buy the products in unfamiliar stores, where you need to know who is behind them.
Yes, you should compare prices and remember to check the shipping costs. Some websites offer from time to time profitable promotions, such as free shipping on purchases over a certain amount, and this can save you a lot of money. Various tools on the Internet can provide you with a snapshot of the prices of a particular product, compare the stores, see the changes in price over time, and receive alerts about price drops. One of the well-known examples is CamelCamelCamel, which tracks product prices on Amazon.
The truth is that this issue is problematic when you buy any product online. After all, there are online sites where different sellers offer their wares, so you should also check who is behind them. Our general recommendation is to avoid taking risks but to choose the more official and well-known websites or stores inside websites. Such choices will provide you with great peace of mind in finding Monster High dolls for sale.
In any case, we recommend you to see in advance what the conditions of the purchase are, in issues such as shipping problems, receiving a wrong order, receiving damaged items, and so on. The Internet is a great place to find reviews, and it’s a good idea to spend a few minutes doing so before you buy Monster High Dolls.
Today, you can find a long list of Monster High dolls, wildly different versions, games, accessories, etc. You will find the most comprehensive catalog on the big websites, so your choices will increase. You will find rare editions on some sites, sometimes exclusive to a specific store, which can be an excellent choice.
Condition (or: Should You Buy Used Monster High Dolls)
If you a looking for cheap Monster High dolls for sell, you can try used ones. There are certain websites than have markets for such purposes, including Facebook Market or Etsy (where you can find also handmade dolls).
Buying used Monster High dolls may be recommended if you are looking for a cheaper or more diverse option than buying new ones. However, you should also be aware of some possible drawbacks, such as:
- The quality and condition of the used dolls may vary depending on how they were handled by the previous owners. Some dolls may have missing parts, stains, scratches or other defects that may affect their appearance or functionality.
- The authenticity and originality of the used dolls may be questionable, especially if they are sold by unknown or unverified sellers. Some dolls may be counterfeit, modified or customized in ways that may not match your expectations or preferences.
- The availability and delivery of the used dolls may be limited or uncertain, depending on the location, stock and demand of the sellers. Some dolls may be out of stock, discontinued or sold out quickly. Some sellers may also have delays, errors or problems with their shipping services.
Therefore, if you decide to buy used Monster High dolls, you should do some research and comparison before you make your purchase. You should check the reviews and ratings of the sellers and their products, as well as their return and exchange policies. You should also inspect the photos and descriptions of the dolls carefully and ask for more details if needed. You should also be prepared to accept some risks and trade-offs when buying used items.
So…Where To Buy Monster High Dolls Online?
Mattel’s official store
The first option, unsurprisingly, is to buy Monster High dolls through Mattel’s official website. You will find an extensive product catalog here, perhaps even the widest there is. From our testing, the prices are similar to those of the other significant sites we will present here. The terms seem reasonable, including the option to return or exchange the item within 30 days from the date of purchase. The main problem is that, as far as we know, Mattel’s store makes deliveries only to the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
No need to introduce you to Amazon, right? The retail site allows you to find almost any product you want, including the Monster High dolls. One of the main advantages is the available reviews on the products and the sellers, which will allow you to understand what you should buy and from whom. After all, a product that looks great on paper or in the general description is much less recommended in practice.
You can usually find private sellers offering you real fashion dolls, and their prices may be more favorable compared to the “official” stores. Is it recommended? At your discretion, but in any case, if you choose a private seller, check carefully what other buyers have written about him regarding delivery times, service if necessary, and so on.
The general recommendation while looking for Monster High dolls for sale is to prefer the official Mattel store on Amazon, which will allow you to understand that you are in good hands.
Walmart is a well-known store selling Monster High dolls online and in-store. You can check their website for the availability and prices of the products you want. You can also use their store locator to find the nearest Walmart that carries Monster High dolls. Walmart offers free shipping on orders over $35 or with Walmart+ membership. You can also pick up your items in-store or at a locker. Walmart accepts returns within 90 days of purchase.
We like the site Entertainment Earth, whose products appear in many of our reviews. Entertainment Earth is an excellent site for collectors and lovers of toys and other surprises, including horror-related ones. On the site, we also found several Monster High products, although, in our examination, there were requested products that had yet to reach the store’s virtual shelves. On the other hand, there are many items here in special editions and even exclusive to the site.
The site offers international deliveries at reasonable prices. There is an option to order free shipping on all orders totaling $79 or more by entering the coupon code Fallfree79, but this offer only applies to orders within the United States. The site offers convenient purchase conditions, including pre-ordering items that still need to be in stock or cancel the order at any time before delivery, so it’s a great option to buy Monster High dolls for sale.
Finding Monster High Dolls For Sale In Physical Stores
Monster High dolls can be found in many physical toy stores across the globe, but some of them have a limited catalog or availabily issues. Some stores may have some stock or selection of Monster High dolls, including rare or exclusive items. You may want to check the availability and prices of the products you want online or by calling the store before you visit.
Some of the advantages of buying Monster High dolls in physical toy stores are:
- You can see and touch the dolls in person and inspect their quality and condition before you buy them.
- You can save on shipping costs and time, as you can take the dolls home right away or pick them up in-store or at a locker.
- You can enjoy the shopping experience and atmosphere of the toy store and discover other products that may interest you.
Some of the disadvantages of buying Monster High dolls in physical toy stores are:
- The availability and variety of Monster High dolls may be limited or uncertain, depending on the location, stock and demand of the store. Some dolls may be out of stock, discontinued or sold out quickly.
- The price of Monster High dolls may be higher or less competitive than online retailers, depending on the sales, discounts and promotions of the store. You may not be able to compare prices among different stores easily.
- The customer service and return policy of the store may vary or be less reliable than online retailers, depending on the reputation and quality of the store. You may have to deal with long lines, crowded spaces or rude staff