Product Type: MGA Entertainment baby toys
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A wheely lovely toy!
Mini Lalaloopsy Spinning Ferris Wheel
Member Name: karalouk
Mini Lalaloopsy Spinning Ferris Wheel
Advantages: Is fun for little ones, No batteries required, Looks lovely
Disadvantages: Fiddly seatbelts, A bit overpriced, Only one doll provided
'The Lalaloopsy were once rag dolls who magically came to life when their very last stitch was sewn. Each doll has their own personality that comes from the fabrics used to make them. Lalaloopsy live in a whimsical world full of silly surprises, including Mini Lalaloopsy and fun Lalaloopsy playsets and accessories'. Well that's how the story goes anyway!
I first came across Lalaloopsy a couple of years ago when I saw a Lalaloopsy doll whilst out shopping. It was so lovely and original - like a traditional rag doll but with a very modern twist. At the time there were only a couple of Lalaloopsy dolls available. Now there is a whole Lalaloopsy world which include Lalaloopsy dolls, Lalaloopsy Littles, Lalaloopsy outfits, Lalaloopsy Minis and Lalaloopsy playsets!
Needless to say it was pretty soon after that my daughter received her first Lalaloopsy doll, which instantly set of her love of all things Loopsy! Not long after her birthday we ventured off to The Entertainer to spend her birthday vouchers and walked away with a toy called 'Peanut's Spinning Ferris Wheel'.
The toy is a colourful ferris wheel that Mini Lalaloopsy dolls can ride on. It also comes with a Mini Lalaloopsy doll (Peanut Big Top) and accessories (a small pet elephant, popcorn and lollipops). It comes packaged in a open fronted box so you can see exactly what you're getting.
The wheel is lovely looking and is made soley of plastic. It is mainly orange and pink in colour. It has a flat base (with little steps that the dolls can 'walk' up to climb on board) which stands up well on flat surfaces. There are 3 little teacups for the dolls to ride in - one pink with orange stripes, one red with white spots and one blue with orange swirl pattern. The wheel has so many small details which make it extra special (hearts, buttons etc) and fits in with the Lalaloopsy 'look' very well. The wheel spins around manually (no batteries required, yipee!) and can really pick up some speed! The doll is very cute - just a couple of inches tall, with orange dress, pink gloves, button eyes and purple pig tails. Her legs are bendy which allow her to easily be seated in to a teacup.
My daughter really enjoys playing with her Peanut's Spinning Ferris Wheel. I think the main thing that attracted her to the set was the look of it. It's a good quality toy that hasn't let us down (we've had it for about a year). She finds the wheel very easy to spin and enjoys watching the dolls going around (the cups stay upright). It's not the most exciting toy in the world but it's 'nice' and a good toy for role playing, which my daughter (4 years) is a big fan of. She liked the accessories that came with it at first (popcorn and lollipops), although they don't get played with much and are usually lost in her toy box! However she does like to keep the little pet elephant with the doll where possible. I've noticed the wheel plays a big part when she sets up her Lalaloopsy land.
One of the downsides to this toy is that the seatbelts (inside the teacups) are a bit fiddly. The dolls have to be slid in to their seats and the elastic seatbelts need to be put over their legs and stretched over their rather wide skirts. If the seatbelts aren't put over the skirt, they will fall out of the teacups (they don't budge when strapped in properly). I also find it disappointing that only one doll is provided when there are three teacups to fill. Be aware that when the wheel is in it's packaging, it looks as though it comes with an extra three dolls, but they are actually cardboard cutouts! I also think it may be slightly overpriced, especially considering there is only one doll included.
It is available in many toy shops and places such as Argos and Amazon. It generally costs around £15.00, although you may find it slightly cheaper if you shop around.
Overall, a nice toy for young girls and one that's sure to please Lalaloopsy fans.
Summary: A nice addition to Lalaloopsy Land.
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