The story of this two-series-long collectible toy series from Magic Box International (the same people who brought you GoGo's Crazy Bones) is that when a three-pointed star touches an object, it turns into a Star Monster that resembles whatever object it touched; for example, if a three-pointed star touches a lamp, the resulting Star Monster will have a personality related to the lamp.
The environment a Star Monster lands in also affects it; each Star Monster has an elemental family it belongs to (seven families are known to exist). The Star Monsters can also evolve and have evolved versions of themselves that can be collected; however, only a few of them have been known to have evolutionary stages beyond the first one.
Has nothing to do with the monsters from the Celestial Towers or the monsters that Star Butterfly has to put up with.
Three-pointed stars landed in this page and turned into the following tropes:
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Every Star Monster comes in four colors, making them look rather colorful.
- Animate Inanimate Object: Some of the Star Monsters formed from being exposed to inanimate objects, causing them to look like whatever inanimate object they touched.
- Elemental Powers: The Star Monsters are classified into families representing certain elements. Plant, water, earth, air, ice, sound, and shadow families are known to exist. The last three of those families were introduced in Series 2.
- Elemental RockPaperScissors: Averted, oddly enough. None of the elements used in the series are given weaknesses against each other.
- Good Colors, Evil Colors: It's heavily implied that the Shadow Star Monsters are bad guys, and among the giveaways are that the Shadow family's characters only come in black, whereas the Star Monsters from other families can come in four different colors.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: Granted, this is almost inevitable for collectible toy series in the vein of GoGo's Crazy Bones. And even then, Gogo's has way more characters in it due to it lasting much longer than Star Monsters.
- Palette Swap: Every Star Monster besides those in the Shadow family are available in four colors.
- Shout-Out: The way a Star Monster can evolve (it evolves into a new Star Monster, and then can evolve into another new Star Monster from there, if possible) might be taken from Pokémon.