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Hi Everybody. Hi mommy and Gracie Show
We really didn't plan
what we were going to ask you.
so let's start with.
When you first made the original ghouls did you ever imagine it would get this big?
We always hoped it would be big but we never dreamed it would be this big.
IIt's just been amazing how....what a monster it's become. We love all the fans and seeing them and getting to meet them...it's just amazing to meet all the fans. There's so many people coming through who love it.
Gracie: were there any characters that were originally dropped from the original?
Uh, the only one that we had that we didn't was
was actually Operetta was originally in the role of Cleo and we switched them and we put Cleo as Deuces boyfriend (ghoulfriend).
Mommy and Gracie: Ohhhhh!!!!
Mommy: wow that is so cool!
So growing up you were into art?
I know you were a personal shpper at fao Schwarz.
yes, I worked at FAO Schwarz in LA
So are you going to go visit up there if they let you out of your booth?
So what led to, how did you end up at Mattel designing dolls?
Well I started at school I studied Fine Arts and Graphic Design and and I went into packaging design at Mattel.
So I did packaging for Winx Club, Pixel Chicks, My Scene, so I worked on that. And that's where I pitched the idea for Monster High.
So you went to them and said I've got this idea for this really cool.
Uh, no I was actually in packaging design at Mattel and I was working there and they were looking for a new brand and so I had the idea and they said let's try it.
Uh yeah, that worked out well.
Gracie you have another question?14.
Uh, a lot of them have stayed pretty close to their original design, I mean we switched outfits,
, but the base of the character has stayed pretty much the same and consistent throughout.
Who do you think has changed the most from her original design.
Well the original Clawdeen, here ears were on a headband
and you could take them off, but I liked, I wanted them to be a part of the head so I worked hard to get them to be part of her head sculpt.
And if you look at very early pictures you'll notice that her ears are not the same and that's why.
because they were prototype ears.
Oh that's really cool. Wow.
So Gracie what other questions do you have for Garrett?
Where did you get the idea for Catty Noir.
We wanted to use the song in 13 Wishes so we needed a monster pop star
She's black cat and there's superstition so she wears a broken mirror dress and broken mirror shoes and does everything in 13's.
That is so cool.
Mommy: So now here's my question about the movie. Where was Spectra in her DJ Booth? Did I like miss something?
Spectra flies through the movie.
Oh, okay so that's why I didn't see her.
Because I never saw her like spinning records.
Okay, I've got a question. Are we getting shadow dolls?
There are no plans for the shadow dolls right now sorry.
How about Whisp?
No plans for a whisp doll either.
Okay, we asked.
I will have to make customs.
Yeah, you get on making those customs.
Okay, I've got a fan right here, do you have a question?
How did you start Monster High?
It actually started in 2007 so we worked three years before it launched.
We were working on the characters, the story, the background.
Creating the whole world of monster high.
Okay, so here's another question. Will we be seeing an Angel and Devil Doll.
There's no plans for an Angel or Devil.
Mommy: That's probably a good idea.
So here's some really easy questions that people ask us all the time.
My favorite color? My favorite color combination is black, red and white.
Gracie: My favorite color combo is green and purple.
I love Pumpkin pie.
Mommy: Pumpkin pie, mmmm.
Okay, cats or dogs?
Cats. (Lots of cheering from Mommy and Gracie.)
I have three cats.
Mommy: We have two, we just got another one.
While you are here at comic con, if they let you out of your booth, what are you looking forward to seeing?
I just like wandering around. I like going to the Artist Alley and seeing some fan art.
Mommy: totally cool.
And do you collect dolls outside of monster high?
I do. I collect lots of toys.
Oh, so what kind of toys do you collect?
I collect the DC figures, which Mattel makes.
Ahh.. that's pretty handy.
Yeah, I collect He-Man. I collect all that stuff.
Awesome. Very cool. Do you have one more question for Garrett?
What are any other characters that we will be seeing that will be very amazing? Not just a background character like Howleen.
We have all of our new reveals on the other side. That's all we are revealing at comic con.
We also have Jane Boolilttle who's in here.
Yeah, she's hiding in there. What's up with Jane?
You'll learn a lot more about her at the end of this year beginning of next year.
So we are all theorizing that jane is handicapped. Is that a leg brace because that's what everybody thinks.
It's just her shoes. Sorry.
We were hoping for her to be a handicapped. Please add that into the story.
Do you have any more questions for Garrett?
Will we be seeing any new boys?
Well Slo Mo's new and he's coming out.
No I mean like actual new boy characters.
Oh actual new boy characters.
Well you never know we are always introducing lots of new characters at monster high. We're working on some new characters.
Have you ever figured out how to make an Invisibilly doll yet?
You'll have to wait and see.
I remember that one time when you did that April Fool's joke where it was an empty box.
Mommy: That was pretty funny. You know what? I would have bought it.
So we are not going to take up anymore of your time because people are waiting, and we are so so grateful. But I just wanted to say thank you for making dolls that just...
If I were a little girl these would have been perfect for me. I was the kid that didn't fit in and I think it's beautiful that my daughter is growing up in a world where fitting in is so out and she can just be herself.
And I just really wanted to thank you for making dolls that she can just totally relate to.
Thank you to you and to all the fans for all your passion for all your videos and all the work that you do for the brand. We love it. We love watching it. It's so great for us too.
Mommy: Oh please, we have fun. Now can I have a hug? Thank you so much.
*Lots of laughter, thank you's and hugging*
This was very fun. Thank you.
Mommy: And thank you Miss Robin for videoing!