after a nearly 10 month search, I finally have a SloMo!
he comes in the slim basic release coffin window box. the back features a cartoon of SloMo and three ghouls leading a pep rally. I would also like to point out that his skullette has different sized eyes like the original webisode design, where as the doll has matching eyes.
removed from the outer box we see that all we get is SloMo and his school pennant. no stand or brush are included (although to be honest, he doesn't really have enough hair to justify a brush anyways).
so here's SloMo standing on his own outside his box. it took quite a bit of trial and error though.
he wears a purple Monster High school crest Tshirt and a pair of blue shorts. the clothes fit well, and I like that the shorts have stitched detailing for the zipper and pocket areas.
here's a close-up of his face. I think he looks kind of sweet. I like the crooked smile and that they managed to give him a large cleft chin without it looking overly weird.
he has rooted blue hair on the top of his head only. the sides have grey flocking to look like it has been shaved. while it would have been more character accurate to have the hair brushed forward, I'm hesitant to try to correct this on my own for fear of messing up the flocking.
the final part of SloMo's fashion is a pair of rubbery black hightops with white paint detailing on the toe and sole. the paint on mine needs a little correcting, but I'm more looking forward to it than dreading it like I have been with other new releases.
to show his "ghoul spirit" SloMo has a Monster High crest pennant to wave at the pep rally. unfortunately I couldn't get him to hold it nicely. I think a rubberband may be needed. the crest only appears on one side of the pennant, with the other side just being solid magenta plastic.
The Bottom Line:
The Good: finally a SloMo doll!
The Bad: very difficult to find, no stand
The Verdict: any collector of Monster High will need SloMo, unfortunately this release is difficult to find. a similar, if somewhat cheaper looking version, is included in a new Target exclusive 5 pack which includes new character Gilda Goldstag, and may ultimately be easier to find.