TOY REVIEW: Monster High High School Playset

Recommended manufacturer’s age for the Monster High High School Playset is 6 years and up. But one web sites says it appropriate for 36 months to 15 years while another specified ages 3 to 5. With a warning that there are small parts and it is not suitable for children under 3, you would think the bottom of the suitable age range would be a bit higher – on two sites — than 36 months. So do not go by recommended age when buying this playset. Think, instead, about how your daughter would play with it.

For the price, the playset is not particularly sturdy. The smallest bump could send pieces tipping over or falling off. If you are a Monster High collector, you’ll love it. It is clever and cute and loaded with detail such as lockers having little skull locks and the pink skullette disco ball being held up by a creepy hand. But a young child could become frustrated with the way things just don’t seem to work – like a table tipping over when a doll is placed on it.

And speaking of dolls, it doesn’t come with any. You need to already have them or purchase them separately. It does come with a classroom with desks, lockers, a ball court, a cafeteria and a DJ booth. For the child that plays carefully with her toys, has a good imagination, and loves Monster High, this could make a very good gift.