Monster High is a line of animated characters and accessories produced by Mattel, the company responsible for Barbie dolls, since 2010. Monster High includes characters and a fictional setting of a high school with a ghoulish, macabre twist. The dolls, which include male and female figures, stand less than 30 inches high and share a common Gothic or alternative style of dress.
The figures in Monster High include characters such as Frankie Stein, Clawdeen Wolf, Draculaura, Cleo de Nile and Lagoona Blue. Some characters, like Frankie Stein, come from distinguished backgrounds. Frankie Stein is the fictional daughter of horror movie legend Frankenstein. She, like the other dolls, plays a distinct role in the fictional Monster High school. Frankie Stein, with long black hair and stitches across her face and body like those of her father, appears as a new girl (ghoul) at school, but displays confidence and a friendly demeanor.
The other dolls in the collection, based on figures from folklore, television, sci-fi movies and horror films, bear resemblance to fearsome creatures such as vampires, sea monsters and zombies. Joining Frankie Stein in the main group are Cleo de Nile, Clawdeen Wolf, Draculaura, Ghoulia Yelps and Lagoona Blue. Despite their sinister looks, however, the Monster High characters have cheerful dispositions and show that all kids, like them, are normal.