Hi this is Maxine. I am hijacking Michael’s Blog for a quick doll review. First off I Love dolls, Monster high dolls in particular.
I recently got a signature Rochelle Goyle doll and she is so stunning I had to share it with everyone.
Rochelle Goyle is the Daughter of the Gargoyle. She is a French Character in the Monster high webisodes. This is her Bio: http://www.monsterhigh.com/bios/rochelle
OK, down to business. That is why you are here right? To read the awesome review of the très magnifique Rochelle Goyle. And here she is:
Isn’t she a beautiful doll? Here you can see a full body picture of her. She comes with a black stand and hair brush (I didn’t take pictures of them) her purse and her cute little pet gargoyle griffin, Roux.
She has pink hair with blue streaks in it, large pink eyes with pink lipstick. Her skin is unusual. It is grey with darker grey spots in it to give it that stone effect. I first thought it was painted on but it is actually mixed into the plastic somehow. I don’t care how they did it, it looks great!! The “spots” make every Rochelle Goyle unique as no spot will be in the same place for every doll.
Ok let’s get into some detail. First off I must point out: Her shoes are AMAZING!! I want those in my size!!
Look at them!! They are stunning!! The pink calf high socks just complete the look. Well done to Mattel for actually adding a Ribbon on the hem, it gives it a nice finished look.
Her ears are on the top of her head, like most gargoyles. Here you can see a Picture of her earring and head band. On the other side of her head she is wearing a different earring. That seems to be the trend nowadays.
Here is a picture of the other earring as you can see it is closer to the ear and is a slightly different symbol.
OK let’s take a look at her outfit. According to her Bio her “Killer Style” is to mix rot iron and stained glass together. Her top is very cute, very French. I always imagine French people in striped tops…I don’t know why. Here you can also see a picture of her necklace.
Her skirt is beautiful. It is made of a “velvet” material and has silver detailing on it. Paying homage to her French heritage the Fleur de lis is printed on it. In this picture you can also see her bracelet. Unlike Barbie her bracelet does not have a gap in it to take it off. In order to take it off you have to take her hand off. Don’t worry it won’t break her, Monster High dolls are designed for the hands and lower arms to be removed for easy dressing.
Her hands are detailed with nails as well which is a nice touch.
Her wings are removable; they come unattached in the box. They are also finely detailed.
Her bag is super cute!! It also has a Fleur de lis on it and it opens like a real bag!! Nice touch Mattel!! No wonder Monster High is out shining Barbie!!
Roux is a sweetie!! This little Griffin gargoyle is so cute!! She has purple eyes and she also has the stone effect plastic but it is soft bendable plastic. It would have been nice if they had made her out of a harder plastic though since she is made of stone. Mattel dropped the ball on that one.
Overall this doll is stunning in all ways. The only problem I have with her is that mine has glue seepage.
From what I understand glue seepage is a manufacturing flaw. It happens when the factory fills the head with too much glue and it does not cure properly. The soft glue starts seeping through the hair plugs making the hair sticky to the touch. It also gives the hair a look like it hasn’t been washed in ages.
I know it sound gross but it is fixable. Tea tree oil is the fix. Wash your dolls hair with tea tree oil and the glue problem will be over, well that is what I have heard. I am trying it out now. I am just waiting for her hair to dry.
Otherwise all in all she is a stunning doll and I would recommend her to anyone.