Up until recently the largest MH doll has been 17-inch Gooliope Jellington from the recent Freak du Chic line. My assumption is that Mattel released Gooliope to test consumer waters, because four more dolls were released in a similar size. Clawdeen Wolf, Frankie Stein, and Draculaura are apparently all making a transformation into Frightfully Tall Ghouls, and it looks like Elissabat may be following suit.
Step aside, Gooliope. Today I saw THIS! She is a Gore-geous Ghoul, and she is 28 inches tall.
Look at the size of that doll! To give you an idea of her size, I put a standard-size doll next to her. She is at least twice the size of your average MH doll. I couldn't compare her to Gooliope since Wal-Mart didn't have any, but I'm willing to bet this doll is taller than her too.
According to the box, this doll's eyes can change, and it's possible to draw on her. In other words, she's a combination of a Color Me Creepy doll, an Inner Monster, and one of the tall dolls all rolled into one.
But wait, there's more! Apparently some of the Ever After High dolls are being upsized as well. Add those huge Barbie dolls to the mix and that makes for a huge group!
This will either be a huge success or a huge flop for Mattel. I predict the latter since these huge dolls are more expensive and harder to store than the standard dolls. They will never be able to share clothes with their smaller counterparts. Ando frankly, the don't have anything that the smaller dolls lack. They're just big dolls. Yeah, they're probably easier for little kids to manipulate due to their big size, but that's really the only advantage I can think of.
What do y'all think? Big hit or big miss?