One of the things that I think Mattel has done really, really right is the Create-A-Monster line. Not only does it feed into the imaginative play aspect of things for children (and adults!) but it gives people of all ages a chance to bring their own original characters to life, without having to try and customize the dolls already in existence, which if you’re not inclined towards painting or sewing or sculpting, is a plus.
It’s just fun!
So, of the handful of Create-A-Monster dolls I have, here are some of my favorites, and if I’ve figured them out yet, the stories behind the ghouls.