Dolly Review: Lalaloopsy Girls Peanut Big Top

Fun fact– did you know that Lalaloopsy started life as Bitty Buttons? Back in 2010, when the line debut, the adorable button eyed dolls with a rag doll look were called Bitty Buttons and were sold throughout that entire holiday season as such.  Shortly after that, Bitty Buttons dolls started arriving under the name Lalaloopsy.  Speculation is that MGA had to change the name due to copyright.  It was all for the best, though, as Lalaloopsy is by far a better name than Bitty Buttons.

Lalaloopsy Girls

Lalaloopsy Girls

Now, onto the review on hand, Lalaloopsy Girls Peanut Big Top!  Right from the start, these new adorable 1/6 scale Lalaloopsy’s caught my eye!  They truly are ‘sew’ cute!  It was tough choosing my favorite of the Lalaloopsy Girls, but after some deliberation, I decided on Peanut Big Top.  In a  strange way, she reminds me a lot of the current version of Pinkie Pie, from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

Ta Da!

Ta Da!

The Lalaloopsy Girls are made of the same hard material as the original Lalaloopsy’s. Peanut has dark purple hair.

Curly Hair

Curly Hair

It’s molded around the skull in a side part with two fun pigtails made of curly, comb-able hair made of pliable vinyl.  (It’s not the ‘silly‘ hair or ‘loopy‘ hair we’ve seen in the past.)  I like the style of my dolls hair, but I imagine you could style this pretty easily into braids or lower pig tails.

Cute Face!

Cute Face!

The Lalaloopsy face really lends itself to this smaller size.  It’s adorable, as usual.  Her button eyes and round face make her stand out among other 1/6 scale dolls.  Peanut has baby pink cheek color and red lips.

Hanging out

Hanging out

Her 9″ body shares many of the key elements in your traditional Lalaloopsy body.  Her limbs are slightly over sized in length.  Her torso is, also, long.  Her limbs still have the usual ‘rag doll’ charm to them with her slightly bow-legged legs.  Her arms move just as freely as a Lalaloopsy doll, though Peanut is much easier to prop up for photo shoots!

Outfit

Outfit

Shoes

Shoes

Shoes come off!

Shoes come off!

Peanut wears a stylish outfit inspire by the circus.  Featuring a red ringleader-esc top and a striped black and white skirt, with some fun yellow tool finishing off the look, she radiates fun!  I love this outfit.  It fits her well and helps define her character.  Peanut wears fun pink sneakers, which are removable.

So cute!

So cute!

Peanuts with her elephan

Peanuts with her elephant

Lalaloopsy never ceases to surprise me.  Of all the spin-off lines Lalaloopsy has thrown at us, this is my favorite!  What do you think of MGA‘s new Lalaloopsy Girls?  Share your thoughts below!

September 10, 2014. Tags: , , , . Category: Introductions & Reviews, Category: Uncategorized. 2 comments.

Walking the Toy Aisle

It’s time for another installment of ‘Walking the Toy Aisle’!  For the past few months, the toy aisles have looked like this:

Current State of Many Toy Aisles

Current State of Many Toy Aisles

Finally, new product is hitting store shelves, albeit mostly aimed at the preschool market.  Here are a few things that I thought looked new, interesting or just plain strange.

MiWorld Sketchers

MiWorld Sketchers

MiWorld Mrs. Fields

MiWorld Mrs. Fields

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MiWorld extra

Looks like MiWorld did well enough to get some new stores!  I’m excited! The Sketchers?  Love it! And the mall accessories, like the vending machine and photo booth? Awesome! Have you guys in other countries seen these in your stores?  Have the released any stores specific to your country?

Barbie Styling Head

Barbie Styling Head

This Barbie Styling head is here, because every time I see one of these, the hair is crazy. At first, I chalked it up to being returns, but I have yet to see a styling head in good shape. I mean, look at that poor Barbie head on the right.  Hey, Mattel, don’t forget about quality control.

A New Skipper

A New Skipper

New Skipper promo image

New Skipper promo image

The back of the box featured this Skipper

The back of the box featured this Skipper

I’m always excited to see new Skippers, even if they all look the same.  The Tiki Hut Skipper has (and I fully admit, I could be reaching here) darker, slightly more intense eyes than usual.  The Skipper advertised on the back of the Tiki Hut box is what excites me the most, though.  Her hair is in a ponytail!  That’s different and new and stylish!  (She is, once again, saddled with a Kelly, er, Chelsea doll.  What do we need to do to get her paired with a Stacie?!)

Girl Scout Barbie

Girl Scout Barbie

As a former Girl Scout, I really want this Girl Scout Barbie.  I really wish they had come out with the other sisters in uniforms for Brownies, Juniors and Cadets.

Disney Anna and Elsa dolls

Disney’s Frozen 18″ Anna and Elsa

These were shelved right next to the 18″ Princess and Me line at Toys R Us.  That, and the inset eyes, made me believe they were part of that line.  Currently, though, they’re being marketed as Disney’s Frozen Anna and Elsa, with no mention and a slightly different price than the Princess and Me line.  I think this Elsa looks great, don’t you?

Monster High

Monster High

Monster High

Monster High

Monster High

Monster High

I was happily surprised to see some movement on the Monster High shelf.  It’s been a while since new products have found my local store shelves!

Moxie Girls

Moxie Girls

I have to give Moxie Girlz a lot of credit. They survived a toy season that left a lot of other lines in clearance bins, very much to my surprise.  Think about the number of doll lines we lost this past year– Pinkie Cooper, La Dee Da, Liv (though it seems they were officially discontinued back in 2012!) to name a few.  The fact that these guys are still on shelves, even if in dwindling numbers, is a positive thing!

Adorabble

Animal Babies

How cute are these plush Animal Babies?  Look at their humungous eyes!  They remind me of large Beanie Boo’s.

Pound Puppies

Pound Puppies

Pound Puppies

Pound Puppies

I will always be nostalgic about the original Pound Puppies packaging.  The current box is a lot like what I remember my Pound Puppy coming in.  Of course, this new Pound Puppy seems to be half the size of the original line!

Little Lalaloopsy

Little Lalaloopsy

Lalaloopsy Baby

Lalaloopsy Baby

There were so many new Lalaloopsy items!  By far, they have expanded the most out of any line I  saw last shopping trip! First off, Spoons Waffle Cone is adorable! I’ve always liked the large Ice Cream themed Lalaloopsy, so I love that they have made a baby version!  I thought I’d share this Diaper Surprise Lala with you, too, because there is just something really adorable about the design!

Really little Lalalooopsys

Lalaloopsy Tinies

Lalaloopsy Tinies houses

Lalaloopsy Tinies houses

I shouldn’t be surprised with this Lalaloopsy Tinies line, as we’ve seen a lot of different lines branch out into ‘Squinky‘ sized toys.  The houses for these very mini Lala’s are pretty neat!  I don’t think I’ll be buying any, but I’m sure they’ll find an audience.

Lalaloopsy Girls

Lalaloopsy Girls

Lalaloopsy Girls

Lalaloopsy Girls

Lalaloopsy Girls

Lalaloopsy Girls

Lalaloopsy Girls

Lalaloopsy Girls

Lalaloopsy vs Lalaloospy Girls

Lalaloopsy vs Lalaloospy Girls

Lalaloopsy just amped up their cuteness level! These 1/6ish scale Lalaloopsy Girls are adorable.  I want one– actually I want all four!  My favorite is the blue girl, with the winter theme.  Seriously, I love these!

Laloopsy

Lalaloopsy Color Me

Cute and totally novelty, but I’m sure some of you have wanted to design your own Lalaloopsy!  This Color Me Lalaloopsy is perfect for crafting your own doll!

Mooshka

Mooshka

Mooshka

Mooshka

Mooshka

Mooshka

I am so glad Mooshka survived their first run.  While I don’t own any, I always admire them.  My new favorite might be Glory, the red haired ballerina/fairy in the first photo.  The animals are really cute, too.

So that’s it!  I am happily surprised at the number of new-ish items I saw this time around.  What new things have you seen while walking the toy aisle?  What are you looking forward to from this list? Share your thoughts below!

August 19, 2014. Tags: , , , . Category: Introductions & Reviews, Category: Uncategorized. 6 comments.

Dolly Review: Lala-Oopsies Little Fairy Lilac

Do you love Lalaloopsy?  I do!  And I’m here to introduce you to a new spin off line Lala-Oopsies!  Oopsies come in two sizes– the regular size that we’ve seen with the Lalaloopsy line and in ‘little’ form, as well.

All four Lala-Oopsies Littles

All four Lala-Oopsies Littles

For Christmas, I was gifted a Lala-Oopsies Little named Fairy Lilac.  She’s super adorable and such a cute size.

Lala-Oopsies Fairy Lilac

Lala-Oopsies Fairy Lilac

Oopsie Littles are the same small size as the little Lalaloopsy’s.  They’re made of the same material we’re used to and have posable arms and legs. Their heads movie left, right, up, down, and around.  Unlike other Lalaloopsy’s, this Oopsie holds arm and leg poses pretty well.

Oopsies come with a fabric pod, poster, and bookmark

Oopsies come with a fabric pod, poster, and bookmark

Each Oopsie comes with a poster, a bookmark (which is also the handle on the packaging), and a carrying pod.  The Pod is actually pretty well made for an accessory.  It’s fabric with a lined inside so the Oopsie sits just right inside it.  The pod utilizes a plastic zipper to stay closed and has a plastic ‘stem’ that you can attach to your backpack, making her a perfect travel companion.

The Pod (with the cardboard cut out inside)

The Pod (with the cardboard cut out inside)

Oopsies are fairies, so of course they have wings!  Their wings fold up tight behind them to ‘disappear’ and then fold back out to be displayed in all their glory.

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Wings

All Oopsies are multicolored.  Lilac is (what I call) pink and blue.  While Lalaloopsy’s were getting some flack for poor paint jobs, this Oopsies line seems to be well put together so far.  Hopefully, MGA keeps it up!

Sew cute!

Sew cute!

For those who like watching video reviews, check out the YT video below!

As far as cons go, I have none.  All in all, I adore this Lala-Oopsies Little!  She’s adorable, the perfect size, and a super cute addition to the Lala family.

What do you think of the new Lala-Oopsies Littles?  Share your thoughts below!

December 31, 2012. Tags: , , , , . Category: Introductions & Reviews, Category: Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Lalaloopsy Littles– In Stores Now!

Recently, I stumbled upon this presentation video for Lalaloopsy Littles.  Lalaloopsy Littles are the kid sisters of the already popular Lalaloopsy’s.  I foresee these being *big* this holiday season, so I suggest picking these up early if you want them under the Christmas tree!!!!

Here’s the promo video:

Bundles Snuggle N’ Stuff is the younger sibling of Mittens Fluff N’ Stuff.  Specs Reads a Lot belongs to older sister Bea Spells a Lot.  My favorite Little is Sprinkle Spice Cookie.  Her older sister is Crumbs Sugar Cookie.  And finally, we have Squirt Little Top, younger sister of Peanut Big Top.

 

Three out of the four are sold out on TRU.com, but keep an eye out on store shelves and you might be able to snag one or two for yourself!

November 30, 2011. Tags: , , . Category: Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Do You Lalaloopsy?

I’ve been bitten– this time by the recent Lalaloopsy craze!  My history with these dolls goes back pretty far– as in remembering them on the store shelves under the original product name ‘Bitty Butons’!  These adorable dolls colorful, durable, and oh ‘sew’ adorable!  Keep your eyes peeled for these new additions to the Lalaloopsy line, which should be hitting store shelves soon!  (Note: Lalaloopsy’s Facebook page recently gave out codes to get a secret pre-sale pass.  Some of those codes are being sold on ebay for insane prices.  My advice– ignore ebay and just wait for these to hit your store!)

Marina Anchors- Of the new girls, she’s my favorite.  I’ve always had a soft spot for sailor dresses and the braids  Sew adorable!

Sahara Mirage- I’m really liking the hair-do on this doll and her pet is cute!

Misty Mysterious- Look at her cute shoes!

Sir Battlescarred- How cute is this little guy?  Patch, the original pirate themed boy in the line, is cute, but I think Sir Battlescarred will have to come join me at my house. He’s adorable from head to toe!

June 5, 2011. Tags: . Category: Uncategorized. 2 comments.

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