of all the characters in this line, Scarnival Clawd was the most difficult to find. unfortunately I had to order him online from walmart, and he arrived slightly crushed.
the back of the box features large cartoon of Clawd's face, and a little blurb about why the students of Monster High are putting on a Scarnival.
here I've taken off the plastic and straightened his hat. I'm very happy to say that his ears are much more rubbery this time so it is easier to put the hat on and take it off. he comes with some carnival themed accessories, but no stand or anything else.
Clawd's fashion consists of a sleeveless grey and yellow striped shirt and a pair of teal plaid shorts held up by black ribbon "suspenders".
the "suspenders" cross in the back. here you also get a good look at the back of Clawd's head. he is completely flocked with no rooted hair this time. usually for these types of heads Mattel just rubberbands them to a clear plastic insert, but as you can see, this time they went with the normal T-tags through the skull.
while the hat is off, here's a shot of it by itself. I'm pretty sure it's the same hat from his previous issues, even down to the teal color.
Clawd's shoes are a sensible pair of brown loafers. I foresee getting a lot of use out of these, since they aren't embellished in any way to make them specific to werewolves.
Clawd's scarnival game is the strongman hammer test. the meter itself is pretty small. it's molded out of red plastic. the bell at the top has bat wings. it really needs some paint. you can barely make out the numbers on it, even in person.
the hammer is molded out of teal plastic. there is a star on one side and the handle is shaped like a bone, to go with the werewolf theme.
to be honest, I'm a little confused by the last accessory. it's a flower with a frowny face that was molded out of translucent orange plastic with pink paint. I guess this is supposed to be the prize? I'd be a little disappointed to win that.
The Bottom Line:
The Good: new issue of a rare (male!) character, neutrally themed fashion
The Bad: difficult to find
The Verdict: Scarnival Clawd is likely to be the only Clawd we're going to get for a while, so if you are interested in the character and missed his previous releases, you're going to want to grab this one when you find him.