it took a little longer than the [vamp/sea] set, but Mattel finally reissued the Create-A-Monster Werewolf and Dragon Starter Set with torsos to match both dolls.
some of the 1 torso sets are still out there, so it is worth it to take a few extra seconds to make sure you are getting both a grey and a pink one.
the back of the box shows the other sets in the first wave of CAMs. the image was not updated to show the newly added torsos.
so here are our two ghouls. I switched their clothes from the way they were in the box so that they would match their monster type. since this wig actually fit, I let them take turns wearing it so you could see how it looks with each doll.
first up we have the werewolf. it is speculated she is a background character from the special "Fright On." she did come with clip on "ear" barrettes, but I could not get them to work right.
I put her in the black strapless dress with the paisley skirt. hidden in the pattern are tiny crescent moons, and her black ruffly jacket has purple crescent moons. since the shoes also had crescent moons on the sides, I let her have them too.
the second doll is a pink dragon. she is very well done and has lots of details, including scales molded into her arms and legs. she also has green fins on her forearms and calves, and green painted reptile markings.
since that's a good shot of her fashion, I'll go ahead and talk about it now. it consists of a halter-top and miniskirt. both are made out of a green speckled fabric with yellow scale print insets. sorry I hiked the skirt up so far to show off her leg details. I didn't realize I had made her indecent until now.
her head has some dragon detailing as well, including reptilian eyeshadow. she has fangs and unique sort of winglike ears. her wings are made out of a green translucent plastic that is slightly flexible. they plug into rectangular holes in her back.
The Bottom Line:
The Good: new characters, including a backgrounder and a unique dragon
The Bad: one wig, one pair of shoes, ear barrettes don't really work
The Verdict: if you don't debox your dolls, the Create-A-Monster Werewolf and Dragon Starter Set is probably not for you. left in the box, it just looks like a jumbled mess. otherwise, this set is really fun, and the lack of extra shoes can be gotten around if you buy fashion packs.