Well Happy new teach all my lovely followers and leaders, and to start off 2018 I have a very happy post featuring the loveable Trolls. In our house the trolls movie was just as big a hit with Izebella as Frozen and Tangled both were and of course her favourite character is the loveable Poppy troll.
Just two days before Christmas a very special box arrived at our door from the elves over at Hasbro. As it was so close to the big day, the box contents got wrapped up as an extra surprise for my cute little princess.
Izebella now has two extra troll items in her collection. This includes a huge play set – the PoDular tree playset. This comes with a small poppy figure, other figures can be purchased separately. The playset comes as plastic parts which easily join together. There are special troll swings that can change positions and special troll seats and accessories.
It’s really tall too being 16 inches, very bright and colourful which is probably what caught Izebellas eye the most. It doesn’t have any sort of sound effects or flashing lights and so does not need batteries but she still loves playing with it and swapping the swings around.
The tree set retails around £35 – £40 in most toy stores. I feel this is overpriced considering what it is and I think the Dreamworks brand and whole Trolls franchise is what makes the cost so high. I think it’s good that the poppy figure comes included, I imagine this small figure alone would probably be around £10.
Izebella also now has the new “Hair in the Air” poppy doll.
Poppy has such amazing hair, 14 inches of bright pink hair that can be twisted and bent to create more styles. She comes with a tiara and comb but to be honest these are very small accessories and will easily be lost and aren’t really needed to play with Poppy.
Her gown plays music, her hair lights up with twinkly red lights and sounds and poppy even says the odd few words such as “Wheee” or “Wow”.
It’s obvious to see why little girls love toys like these. Prices for the poppy hair doll seem to vary from £25-£35. I would be happy to pay the lower £25 for this doll but I feel anymore is just too much.
Izebella absolutely loves her new Trolls additions.
Izebella loves my little pony, so she was absolutely over the moon to get the brand new magical princess twilight sparkle from Hasbro toys and Just weeks before Christmas too.
This is a big pony, the biggest one she’s had. It’s been released in line with the upcoming new My Little Pony movie which will be showing in UK cinemas from October 20th.
My little pony franchise is without a doubt aimed at little girls, and I don’t care what the pc squad say. It’s always been that way. My little pony has been around since I was little, but we never had anything quite like this toy.
Twilight sparkle is adorable with her big eyes and flashing unicorn. She has a long colourful main and tail, both of which can be brushed, plaited and styled. However It’s her interactive features that make her stand out so much.
She needs 4xC type batteries which invade your unsure are the ones smaller than those big bulky D batteries. Luckily I had an unopened pack of 4 in or I would have had one disappointed young lady.
When turned on, she instantly greets with her name and starts to babble a bit. She lifts her legs, moves her head and neck in a slightly contorted way and flaps her wings. Her unicorn also flashes on and off.
The little crown she comes with is an optional accessory, it doesn’t always stay on.
Our little video will show her in action.
Yes she tends to waffle on with herself for a while. She has 90 or so different phrases and a few different modes where she will sing, move, flap wings, tell stories or just talk forever. With each mode (via button press) she will be moving part of her body. When her wings flap she will ask to fly. Little girls like Izebella will love to lift her up and imagine her flying off to Equestaria.
I have no doubt that this new Magical princess Twilight Sparkle will be on the Christmas lists of many little girls this Christmas. I also have a feeling that many little girls may be disappointed as its likely that Santa may just run out of these special ponies. Yes I think they may be one of the most wanted toys this year.
Here’s the few negatives – first the pony does not walk. It moves its legs and wings but for the price I would perhaps have expected slightly more.
Secondly the price – Stores and shops obviously differ slightly in price, but for instance; Argos are selling this for a whopping £119.99. To me this is just too expensive for one toy. I think a more ideal price for a toy like this would be half this price or perhaps slightly more.
And finally she does not come with any accessories apart from her crown. An outfit or maybe an interactive accessory such as food or a bottle etc would have reflected the price a little better.
However despite the cost of this toy, it has made one little princesses day, totally magical as Izebella now has a new best friend.
I love “my little pony” as a child. To be honest they didn’t really do much but sit pretty and have their hair brushed but collecting them was always fun.
My 3 year old daughter also loves my little pony and in particular “Princess twilight sparkle” she has a fair few ponies and a big twilight plush pony too. She now has the brand new DVD too.
Princess Twilight sparkle goes on general release next week on May 9th. It will be available on DVD and digital download and is released by Hasbro.
This is the first volume of the fourth series of MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP MAGIC. The story is all about Princess twilight sparkle who sets off on am adventure to learn about true friendships. On her way she encounters many challenges including deadly plants and abandoned castles.
Izebella was so excited when she saw the new DVD and now wants it on almost every day. Luckily she has her own portable DVD player rather than always the main tv. It seems quite a fun watch with lots of brightly coloured ponies, magic, and music. Running time is 147 minutes so over a good two hours of pony entertainment.
Hasbro are giving away one copy of “Princess twighlight sparkle” on DVD.
Please click the link below to enter the give away which will end 19/05/2016.
Please read T&CS on entry page, UK ONLY!
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