some of the more interesting CAM characters have unfortunately been add-on sets, such as the Create-A-Monster Bee. it is not necessarily clear from the packaging, but these sets do not come with a complete body, so you will need to buy a starter set in order to build these monsters.
so here's my CAM bee girl. I am going to call her Beeatrice. (I think that's part of the reason I enjoy Monster High- all the puns.) I ended up buying a second [vamp/sea] set and painting them so that she and my [tri] could both have matching bodies.
here's a close-up of her face. her pupils have dots painted in them to give a multifaceted look, but her included glasses really hammer this home. they also have antennae branching up from the bridge. I hope to be able to get a picture of her wearing the glasses, but her lack of ears keeps them from staying on.
another awesome bee feature is her wings. they are molded out of a transparent and slightly flexible plastic. they plug into rectangular holes in her back.
as you can see from the pictures above, Beeatrice has a somewhat bee themed dress. it has black mesh sleeves (designed to help hide the mismatched biceps she would have if I had not painted them) with a low back to accommodate her wings. the main part of the dress is yellow and black striped. the black stripes have purple dots through the middle of them, but I'm not sure why. she also comes with a pair of classic black high-heels, that are a little too big, but accommodate tights nicely.
something else I neglected to talk about is the yellow to black fading on her forearms and calves, which is similar to that of [Cupid]. Beeatrice's black paint doesn't feel as smooth though.
and now for the great disappointment in this set- the wig. it is black with bangs and yellow streaks. I imagine it would look nice if it fit. unfortunately the wig cap is much too small, and when I try to put it on Beeatrice, it sticks up and makes her look like a conehead. this is the worst fitting wig of all of the CAM sets I own.
The Bottom Line:
The Good: very interesting and unique new character, classic black high-heeled shoes
The Bad: need to buy another set to build her, wig does not fit
The Verdict: even though I had to buy another set to complete her, I love the Create-A-Monster Bee girl. if you are willing to live with that caveat, I think you will love her too.