She's my comic relief in this show but also her back story helped me understand her as well. Now as a group the Zombies are disliked because of their language and they slow motions, not many people can understand them and they don't like to be caught in huge crowds of them, but there is an entire episode to support the zombies in the show as well. So I think the series shows a lot of bullying so they can in turn show you how to overcome it. (though sometimes the situations aren't handled very formerly in this show) I think the message is that it doesn't matter what you look like, where you come from, what language you speak, that you should just accept everyone for their differences and give anyone a chance. So yes, I really love this show. I love the creative and the endless imagination put into a lot of these characters and I hope you will too.
Monster High is a school that encourages acceptance and being yourself although the web series may have started out a little aloof, after some parental complaints on its inappropriateness Mattel turned it into something truly great that kids can learn from. Now the girls in this show have what some may consider "skimpy" outfits for high school students, but since I'm older this didn't faze me, because I felt that their outfits were so adorable and fun and self expressive I never thought to consider how short they were or tight fit until a friend brought it to my attention. Now I would say that if you are a conservative person and you don't want your kids getting any bright ideas about their outfit choices and feel that this show is about a lot of promiscuous girls then by all means I would tell you not to let your kids watch this. Also this shows' audience does range between a group of ages, but if you are concerned for the younger ones, let's say younger than 8, only getting harmed by this shows contents then I would lightly recommend that you just skip over the first season of webisodes to avoid anything you might disagree with since some of the beginning episodes don't exactly teach you much. Being an adult however these small issues don't bother me, I happened to enjoy every second of these episodes. except the beginning theme song gets extraordinarily annoying after a while, I feel they should have cut the length down a little bit and just done about 5 to 10 seconds to show the title of the show and make a sassy tune or whatever, but no, after 5 seasons it never ends so you'll have to skip over it every single time otherwise you'll get a headache.
Overall in my personal opinion if I had children I would probably wait until they were in middle school to watch this because that's when puberty hits and you feel lost and uncomfortable in you own skin and you're discovering yourself and all that and I think that monster high really supports being yourself and being proud to express your true style and feelings and it really represents going to a new school with new people very realistically, and with the range of personalities these monsters have you can really compare them to people you may go to school with.
This show also displays a fair amount of bullying. Cleo de Nile I would say is a small bully, she takes advantage of Ghoulia a lot through this show but she also really cares about Ghoulia. She is very determined to have all attention on herself and be the most popular Ghoul in school. She is just one of those preppy mean girls but somehow you can still find a way to like her because you discover she has an even more cruel sister and a disappointed father and you can sort of get to know the reasons why she is the way she is and then you can actually sympathize with her when in real life when there is a Queen Bee of the school you never want to get to know them because they are so mean and self absorbed, I actually learned from Monster High that in school I judged people before I even knew them because I didn't know why they were the way they were. I in no way think bullying of any kind is okay, but understanding that there is usually always a reason behind it makes forgiveness come a little easier. I was bullied a lot in school but not in that way, it was more the physical appearance bullying, but monster high doesn't have too much of that except Toralei who is also a bully is probably the meanest character in the show but somehow I found a way to end up loving her too.
My favorite character to have is Rochelle Goyle, I love her stone skin and her wings, and above all her pastel pink hair and cute style. My second favorite is Robecca Steam, whom is completely steam punk which I adore. Her doll actually features the bolts in her bronze skin that make her a robot, just as Lagoona has fins, Spectra has opaque skin, Skelita has realistic bones and Jinafire Long has scales. It's simply awesome and worth checking out simply for the admiration these dolls should receive. People have taken excellent photography of these dolls that really show off their greatness! Not sure who took any of these, but they did an amazing job.
Amazon is also a place I've had a few troubles with, but of course that just goes by different sellers. Keep an eye out for the pictures on the listing. Sometimes if they just use the marketing picture you don't know what YOUR doll is actually going to look like. I got a Gloom and Bloom Jane Boolittle from "Best Costume & Toy Deals" and though she had not been opened before her hair was sticking out of the top of the box and her head was slightly decapitated. Off course I got a refund, but it was still disappointing. Ebay is the toughest place to shop because all the sellers on their are looking for a prophet on their stuff and it's hard to get the dolls you want cheaper than retail value unless they're already opened and sometimes sellers won't except returns no matter what. So you'll just have to read any small print before your purchases. but I haven't had any issues with ebay purchases before, most of the time if you buy from "top rated sellers" you can't go wrong.
Just remember, businesses usually have different sales every week. If you check their sites once a week you have a good chance of getting things on sale. Also keep an eye out for new doll lines being released, because new stuff in means the old stuff must go out, which usually means more sales! I'm pretty new to all of this collecting business but hopefully those small tips will help you if you plan to start. Patience is everything, but if you desperately want a doll, just buy it before it is out of production and worth a lot more.