I’ve loved the Dead Tired wave from afar ever since I first started collecting Monster High, so I was really happy when they got re-released. I’d been thinking about picking up a Dead Tired Frankie (usually my favourite character) second-hand for ages, but seeing this one on the shelf in my local supermarket meant I didn’t have to go rooting through eBay listings for a version with all the accessories.
And the accessories are certainly worth having. Surely these slippers have to be some of the greatest Monster High shoes ever produced (even though there’s some stiff competition for that title):
Overall, she’s simple, like a lot of my favourite Monsters – a nice clear theme, a beautiful faceup (the natural-ish look, or supernaturalish if you prefer) and a well-thought out outfit. As I’ve said before, I just can’t see myself buying many of the reboot dolls – I don’t particularly mind them but very few of them appeal to me enough to make me want to put my hand in my pocket. Lagoona and Abbey are the nicest restyles, I think, but the new Frankie just doesn’t grab me, so I think I’ll probably stick to picking up the back catalogue versions that I don’t have yet.