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Resurrection of Monstress: A Love Story...

Before Monster High gingerly captured the minds and loving hearts of the masses, there was another line of lady monsters, descended from the iconic Universal Monsters with an anime twist...

Released in the late 90's, Resurrection of Monstress featured a bevy of hyper sexulized female versions of the Classics: Franken Stella! Curia the Vampire! Wolfinica the crescent moon Werewolf! Gilleala of the Black Lagoon! A Rave Witch and the Masked Phanteana of the Paradise! (plus 2 un-produced ladies: Death and the Mummy)...

Riffing on the McFarlane level of detail and anatomy, they are created to close-of-the-century perfection by Character designer Yasushi Nirasawa and sculptor Kenji Ando. Both artist are steeped pretty deep in beloved anime franchise work (collectively) Ghost in the Shell, Vampire Hunter D, Kamen Rider, Hellraiser, Iron Man, and many more projects with toy giant Bandai.

These girls SLAY Monster High in depth, detail, design and accessory volume. Each girl is equipped with a back story tying them to their respective monster lore, sometimes even written diary-style in the first person (suspiciously close to Monster High packaging stunts…) This Halloween season i'm thrilled to have found this entire collection in an after market , cherishing the bride of frankenstein redux as goth adjacent teen, it gives me complete  new adult satisfaction to unbox this mysterious and forgotten line, just in time for the spooky festivities….