I've been excited for the Monster High Inner Monsters since they were announced. I think it was at Toy Fair last year. I wasn't really a fan of the Create a Monster dolls at first. Especially since the first ones didn't give you enough parts to build the dolls I liked! Picking up a couple of the "two torso" sets on clearance last year made a fan out of me, though.
Here are the dolls that I've bought:
I also found this huge deluxe set:
I'm sure the majority of you have seen reviews of these dolls already, so I'll just be hitting the high points, here. The Inner Monster dolls are Create a Monsters that you can customize with three important additions beyond the traditional CAM dolls: Changeable eyes, and "emotions" you can plug into their guts. The faceplates allow you to change your doll's expression, as well. The back of the boxes show previews of all three different eye sets that doll has.
These dolls are *mostly* compatible with the existing Create a Monster dolls. I'll get to why I say mostly in a minute. Here's Princess Unikitty, who'll be helping us with today's demonstrations.
Personally, even with the misgivings I have about small parts and delicate plastic torso bits, I'm in love with these dolls. Every new incarnation of the Create a Monster sets after the first one has had a gimmick. First it was dolls whose faces could be applied with what amounted to temporary tattoos, then color-changing plastic, and now this. I do think they're putting too many ideas into one package, but for kids (and collectors) who like the little mood pegs, this will be a ton of fun to customize with. Highly recommended, as long as you don't have little kids or pets who could eat those tiny parts.