I was lucky enough to be on Amazon looking at Monster High dolls at one of the brief moments that Toralei Stripe was available at retail price, so I snapped her up. Right now she is super hard to find, so your best bet is to keep checking online retailers.
The back of the box shows her drawing and bio. She does not look exactly as she does in the webisodes. The most striking difference is the addition of a tail, as well as the change from a cat nose to a more human looking nose. There are also pictures of two other dolls that will be included in her wave, Nefera DeNile and Operetta, and an advertisement for the new Monster High video game.
Toralei's diary details the end of her summer vacation, which she spent at math camp. This makes me want to call her part of a third wave of "basic" dolls.
She has cat ears, which are pierced (Parental Alert: small pieces!), and brown stripes on her face, right arm, and left leg. She has helmet hair, making the included brush irrelevant. Her hair also has black stripes painted on the front portion. These will probably get washed out if the gel is rinsed out of her hair. She has beautiful green cat eyes. Unfortunately her tail is not posable. In order to sit down her tail must be removed, which has not been a problem for me because it is constantly falling out of the hole in her back where it attaches.
Her outfit consists of black pants that have slashes in them to reveal red netting. She wears a sleeveless red tunic that has black and white stripes. Over this she wears a black "leather" jacket with metallic red trim and studded collar. The underside of the jacket collar is a silver colored plastic, with spider web designs, that helps it to stand up and keep its shape.
She accessorizes with an orange bandana and a belt. Her belt is gold colored and has a silver "buckle" that has the Monster High skull on it. Her shoes are black and red open-toed boots. There are silver studs around the cuff.
Toralei's hands are skulpted to include her fingerless red gloves. Her left hand is made of the normal harder plastic and has silver studs painted onto the glove. Her right hand is made of a more rubbery plastic. The studs on this hand are not painted. I am not sure if the difference in the plastics used is standard for Toralei, but it hasn't occurred on any of my other Monster High dolls thus far.
Toralei's purse is one of those cute details that make me love the Monster High line. Dangling from the strap is a red ball with feathers attached to it (this is all molded plastic of course) that mimics cat toys. I really enjoy all the clever details and thought that gets put into these dolls.
She comes with her pet saber-toothed tiger cub named SweetFangs. SweetFangs comes wearing her own little black bandana that reminds me of the ones the groomer would put on our dog when we went to pick her up. She is really adorable and is made of a more rugged plastic than many of the Monster High pets, so she should hold up well to play.
The Bottom Line:
The Good: unique character, clever details, eye-catching villainess
The Bad: some small parts, tail does not stay on, currently hard to find
The Verdict: Toralei Stripe is an awesome doll and is sure to stand out in your collection and be a big hit with your kids.