In this video, I work up the courage to unbox and review my grail doll: the 2011 SDCC Ghoulia Yelps “Dead Fast” doll! And she is awesome. For my other Monster High doll reviews: https://goo.gl/Q8bSWg. To subscribe: https://goo.gl/0c7oKI.
I actually bought this 2011 Comic-Con Exclusive Ghoulia Yelps from Ebay several months ago. I paid $339 for her, but after I got her and posted a picture of her on Instagram, I was advised NOT to open this doll. There were lots of reasons – she’s rare, she’s valuable, she’s a work of art, etc. And so I left her on the shelf for a while.
But lately, this Ghoulia Yelps has been calling to me to make a Monster High doll series with her, and so I decided, “What the heck? You only live once!” And so I am unboxing her and reviewing her for you all so I can share my joy with you!
The idea behind this Ghoulia Yelps doll is that she dresses up as her favorite superhero to attend “Nekrocon,” which is an homage to those of us who do the same in real life to go to Comic-Con – very clever! Ghoulia’s favorite superhero is “Dead Fast,” a speedy zombie who came by his powers while working as a lab rat for the “diabolically sweet” Dr. Igorable.
Included in the box is a comic that shows Ghoulia teaming up with Dead Fast to outwit Dr. Igorable and his plushy army of stuffed animals.
There are so many wonderful details about this Monster High exclusive Ghoulia doll from 2011’s San Diego Comic-Con. For one, she comes with a boxed figurine of Dead Fast, almost as if she picked him up at Nekrocon. She also comes with a Nekrocon badge hanging from a lanyard, as well as a Nekrocon convention bag adorned with Dead Fast in action. She’s clutching a comic of Dead Fast, and is also dressed as Dead Fast.
Ghoulia Yelps as Dead Fast is strikingly gorgeous. Her long light-blue hair is streaked with dark blue and goes well past her waist. She wears white-rimmed glasses (although you can replace these with the Dead Fast glasses she comes up, which is what I elected to do), and her face-up is well done, with gray eyeshadow, silver sparkles on her upper lid, and silvery lipstick.
Ghoulia Yelps’ Dead Fast costume looks exactly like the real Dead Fast’s costume. It’s 3 parts: 1) a glittery black tunic top complete with jagged red vinyl at the collar, sleeves, and bottom hem (to resemble red lightning) and a Dead Fast “DF” emblem in the center and a belt adorned with human brains, 2) a pair of glittery black leggings and 3) a pair of wicked-looking red superhero boots with black stripes, white rims, and a fang-shaped heel.
It’s been a dream come true to finally get my grail doll. Now, I have two questions for all of you: 1) Do you own this SDCC Ghoulia Yelps doll? and 2) If this doll is not your grail doll, which one is? Let me know in the comments below!