If you are looking for a wonderful combination of cute and monstrous, look no further than the adorable Vamplets. These “fangtastic” creatures come from the “Nightmare Nursery of Gloomvania.”
My daughter has Roari Snow, Howliss, Lily Rose Shadowlyn and the Zombie Guinea Pig and she loves them all. We picked them up on a whim at last year’s Baltimore Comic-Con, but it seems they’re really catching on as USA Today covered them recently.
Expanding beyond the plush line, the Vamplets story is being told in comic book form. Volume 1 is currently available. The write up goes as follows…
Teenager Destiny Harper is at a crossroads in her life. Graduation is coming and she has zero prospects for the future. Answering an ad for the Night Care Nursery seems like a great idea, until she is magically transported to Gloomvania, where dark creatures lurk in the streets, and the world is being mysteriously overrun by baby vampires called Vamplets! Can Destiny serve her term as governess of the Nightmare Nursery and return home? Fairy tales get a modern update in this coming-of-age tale of monsters, mayhem, and magic.
In the store, you can find the adorable baby vampires in their coffins: Count Vlad Von Gloom, Burton Creepson Jr., Evilyn Nocturna, and Lily Rose Shadowylyn, Midnight Mori, and Cadaverson Nightshade. Most are out of stock, but I hope they get them back in soon.
You can also find them at ThinkGeek and Entertainment Earth.
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