the first Monster High alumna to get her own doll is Nefera de Nile. she is the older sister of Cleo DeNile and is actually taller than the rest of the ghouls.
she comes in the coffin-style packaging, and her avatar is a cat mummy. the back of the box has a cartoon of Nefera and her bio. the bottom right corner has cartoons of the other two dolls in this wave and an advertisement for the Monster High video game.
removed from the outer box we get a better look at what all is included. in addition to her pet Azura, Nefera comes with her diary, a brush, and a stand. as far as I can tell, this is the same stand that comes with all of the other female dolls.
to be honest, I don't really understand Nefera's fashion. she has an asymmetric one-sleeved shirt that has a bandage and braid print in metallic blue, black, and orange. she has legwarmers in the same material with dangly bandage bits. her skirt has layers of this print and black strips that reminds me of cheerleader skirts. the sash is a turquoise see through fabric. it is attached to the skirt in the front and the back. the part that goes up to her shoulder has a little gold loop on it that is hooked around her necklace. I do not like that design.
her shoes are gold with orange, turquoise and black detailing. the heel is a turquoise cobra which helps to convey the Eqypt theme. the cobra is actually really detailed, with molded in scales, eyes, and open mouth.
like Cleo, Nefera has a lot of accessories. she has a really wide gold colored belt with a very detailed snake motif. she also has a wide cuff bracelet (small part!) that is gold with stud detailing around the middle. on her right middle finger she wears a ring (TINY part!!!) molded out of translucent blue plastic.
Nefera follows in the trend of mismatched earrings. her right ear has a golden pyramid earring, and her left ear has a snake (small parts!). she has an asymmetric necklace with a snake and orange "jewel" charms. she also wears some sort of weird gold basket on her head that I assume must be her crown.
in the pictures above you can also see her beauty mark and her hair. Nefera's beauty mark is an orange and white diamond just below her left eye. her hair is black with gold tinsel like Cleo's, but with the addition of turquoise. on the left side of her ponytail she also has a braid.
finally, Nefera carries a gold colored purse. the handle is a snake with heads at both ends. there are turquoise details painted on both sides. (yes, unfortunately the plastic is very swirly. Mattel seems to have trouble keeping the gold plastic from swirling.)
for companionship Nefera has her pet Scarab beetle. like Operetta's spider, the beetle is not to scale. it is gold with turquoise wings and face. it has molded in legs, antennae, and pincers. the eyes are painted in Egyptian style.
if you noticed I'm calling Azura the beetle an it, that's because Nefera refers to it as a he and a she in different parts of her diary, so I'm not sure what gender it is supposed to be.
The Bottom Line:
The Good: new character with unique body and accessories
The Bad: unique body, small (and TINY) parts
The Verdict: Nefera de Nile will stand out in your collection for many reasons, including her new body. it makes her taller than all of the other ghouls, which is neat, but this also keeps her from being able to share their fashions, so if you are a redresser you should take this into consideration. she really is a lovely doll.