continuing in the Dead Tired line is Frankie Stein. her slim box features a cartoon of her yawning and stretching on the front.
the back of the box features the same cartoon as the others, with an inset of Frankie. she thinks that the color of the nail polish she is painting Ghoulia's nails with is "totally electric." across the bottom are pictures of her and the other 3 dolls in the line.
removing the liner from the box we see that Frankie comes with a few accessories. in addition to her hairbrush and stand, Frankie has a pair of "fuzzy" monster slippers, and an iCoffin with docking crypt (aka the ipod and docking station of the monster world). she also comes with a collector card that is almost entirely hidden behind her legs.
so here's Frankie in her jam-jams. as a side note, I think this is the most adorable Frankie to date. for a shirt she has a tanktop with a lightning bolt on the front. I'm trying really hard to ignore my OCD which is screaming about the bolt not being centered on my shirt. oh well.
her bottoms are a pair of capri-length "drawstring" pants. it's hard to tell at first, but there are actually 2 different fabrics going on here. the main fabric is a black and white stripes, with little blue outlined lightning bolts. there is also a trim fabric at the leg cuffs and waist that is a plaid that matches her wave 1 basic issue dress.
here's a closeup of her face. isn't she cute? you can also see her eyemask, which is made of the same black and white striped fabric as her pants and trimmed with blue ribbon.
Frankie's monster slippers are a beautiful blue color that is darker than her hairbrush and stand. (Update 10/17: her stand and hairbrush are the same color as Abbey's slippers.) there are little silver bolts molded into the sides that mimic Frankie's own neck bolts.
her final two accessories go together- her iCoffin and docking crypt. there is a little slot in the top of the crypt for iCoffin to sit in. the front speaker area of the crypt is silver and has Frankie's stitch motif molded in.
the iCoffin itself is black and coffin shaped (small part warning!). there is a sticker on the front for the screen and a Monster High skullette logo. the cross-section of the crypt is also a coffin. on the sides it looks as though it was bolted together with scraps. the back features a molded in panel and cords.
finally we have Frankie's collector card. the obverse shows Frankie in her jammies, and the reverse has her packing list. personally I wouldn't bring my diary to a sleepover- all the girls I knew as a teen were super mean and would steal each other's diaries and read them aloud. they were the real monsters.
The Bottom Line:
The Good: really cute Frankie doll with new accessories
The Bad: iCoffin is very small, fashion is very character-specific
The Verdict: this Dead Tired Frankie Stein is quite possibly the cutest Frankie available. if you like Frankie or her look, you won't be disappointed.