“So these are the peasants who took all your clothes,” said Nefera to her little sister, Cleo.
The Garoul sisters closed ranks and stared defiantly at the tall stranger but they proved no match for her.
Nefera nonchalantly walloped Claudia with a backhanded slap.
Then she knocked Claudine to the ground and straddled her, twining her hands in the glamour girl's, store bought mane.
Claudine felt a section of expensive Indian hair break loose from its stitching and started begging for mercy in no time.
Tomboy Claudette still insists she could have taken Nefera if her sisters had not insisted on dressing her in a skirt that morning but Nefera unceremoniously dispatched her with a kick to the derriere.
Nefera extracted apologies from the bullies who had terrorized her little sister,
then staged a public display of affection with their brother, Clawd, just so there would be no illusions about who reigned as the queen of his heart.
I initially didn’t care much for Nefera de Nile’s costume. Although she has molded on, flesh-toned, textured panties like all the Monster High dolls, the Monster High girls’ skirts routinely make me shake my head and marvel “your mother let you out of the house in that?”
I also find the “bandage” prints that Mattel has created for the de Nile sisters’ clothes to be too busy, but the green scarf that drapes across Nefera’s body and over the skirt is an interesting accent although it is stitched to both the top and bottom of her two-piece outfit.
You will have to pull off her left hand to free her arm from the one sleeve. Monster High dolls are ostensibly designed so that you can do this without damage, but the prong that attaches the hand to the forearm looks rather fragile to me. I would prefer not to remove body parts to undress the doll. Once you remove the top, however, you will find a serpent tattoo on her shoulder
The accessories were much more satisfying. Nefera comes with an attractive scarab beetle named Azure who is her pet.
She wears mismatched gold earrings and her necklace represents the biblical fall of mankind with a serpent and an apple.
Her hair is caught up in a kind of golden cap.
Nefera also sports a gold cuff bracelet on her left hand and an impressive chip of “ice” on her finger.
A thick, gold-toned plastic belt encircles her waist. I think it is overkill on this outfit but it would probably be stunning paired with a flowing tunic in a solid color.
If you have any cross dressing Kens, Nefara’s feet are big enough that they could borrow her shoes to channel Elizabeth Taylor in her role as queen of the Nile.
The purse continues the serpent motif and is also cute enough for other dolls to borrow when Nefera isn’t looking.
Borrowing clothes and accessories from Nefera could be a dangerous proposition, however given that she subdued all three of the Garoul sisters single handedly within minutes of being freed from her box!
Indeed Nefera truly is Cleo’s big sister. She is taller
with longer, thicker legs
and a fuller bosom.
She has the same sway backed stance as all the Monster High dolls but she looks lean and well-toned like an action figure instead of frail and spindly. She has such a beautiful bronze complexion I couldn’t resist shooting her nude.
I didn’t like her purple eyes or blue hair at first, but she photographed so well in this guise that I think I will have to buy a second Nefera to customize. And maybe even a third – to be a donor for a normal sized head that needs an articulated body. This doll truly is a royal treat.
Speaking of treats, this week's tutorial illustrates how to make chocolate bundt cake for your dolls from salt dough: