It's rather sad, but I'm not surprised. With the new Monster High reboot, and the new cheaper looks I've seen on EAH dolls, it seems Mattel wants people, namely little kids, to play, and not collect.
Yours might be a later release? Like maybe the first wave or two got brushes and stands?
As for brushes, I guess with some many people buying Monster High and Ever After High, and many of the main ones coming with a brush, you wind up with this huge bag of brushes you can't give away. I know at one point just from buying loose lots I wound up with a large zipper bag full. People complained about the brushes, even listing them here for 10 cents each wouldn't move them.