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My little girl received this set for her third birthday from her Granddad. She loves Disney princesses and so he knew that she would be familiar with snow white. I am not sure how much this cost as it was a present but a quick search shows it is available on Amazon for around £14. This is average for a Disney doll and so with the extra accessories it seems like a good deal. In the set you receive a large sized Snow white doll and around six or seven animals to accompany her on her adventures.
The animals are all very pretty. There are a range of animals from birds to squirrels, but there are more birds than anything else. They are small in size and when my daughter first opened them I knew she would lose them. They are very sweet in appearance and are definitely aimed at younger children looks wise. The main problem with this set is how small the animals are. My daughter was at the lower recommended age range of three, but personally I think this could easily be raised to four or even five. We have younger children in our house and I was constantly worried about them being a choking hazard so I would definitely recommend sticking to the age range suggested.
The animals have no storage at all and as they are absolutely tiny they get lost very easily. If my little girl wants to play with this doll I have to tip the whole toy box out to reach the tiny animals that lay at the bottom. Then there are the ones she has completely lost along the way. You start off with an impressive collection of six or seven animals. Within a week there were only four that were still used with the doll as the others became lost. Now a year on we have one bird remaining and this is used in a different play set rather than with Snow White herself. They are all made from durable plastic and are very well made. They are rounded so they can not hurt little one, but the size does make them difficult to pick up.
Snow white is just like any other Disney princess doll. She comes in her famous blue and yellow dress, and was instantly recognised by my little girl. She looks very pretty and the detailing to her face is all perfect. Her dress is removable and although it was difficult when my little girl was three she can now change the dress independently. It is perfect for smaller hands, but still a considerable size so that she is interesting to little one. All of the detailing is perfect and she does look just like a Disney princess. She is very well made so that she can last tough play from little one.
Her arms and legs move freely and she can be posed into different positions to help boost little ones imagination. She has long flowing hair that can be brushed using my daughters Disney princess accessories, and my daughter loves to swap around all of their dresses as again the Disney princess wardrobe sets are also compatible with this doll. Over time the bow for her hair has been lost and it has become a little matted with constant use but other than that she is still in perfect condition.
My daughter was really excited to open her present from Granddad and find this set hiding inside. She had just become interested in Disney princesses, but as it was snow white she knew who it was straight away. The whole set did wow my little girl and this was one of the first things she reached for. The only problem is this is where the excitement ended. Once out of the packet snow white and her friends received about five minutes play before she moved on to a new toy. This seems to be the way this doll has continued to be used in short bursts and not very often. It is perfect for role play and my little girl has made up many stories with snow white and her friends. As the animals began to disappear I could see her interest fading even more. Despite her playing with other dolls with no accessories when she picks this out she tells me it is broken because the animals are missing. For this reason poor Snow white is often left while she plays with her other dolls. The birds are supposed to be able to sit on snow white's hand but to be honest I found this difficult to do, and so it was impossible for my daughter. In the end she gave up and simply lined them up to snow white while she gets on with her day.
The doll is the most durable part of the set. There are no marks at all and other than her hair she is still fully usable. The removable dress is a great addition as this is mainly how my little girl now plays with Snow White. Despite her arms being pulled and tugged at by a toddler they have remained in place, and are still fully movable so it is easy for little one to play with it. She has lost her shoes along the way as they were also removable but Belle or Cinderella is quick to lend theirs. As you can probably tell we were not overly impressed with this set. It is a good price considering you get an average sized Snow white doll that lasts very well and accessories for the same price. There is nothing overly exciting about this toy at all but after over a year it still receives some play which is good. I do think the age recommendation is a little low as my three year old lost the tiny animals almost instantly. My little girl does enjoy it but it is not one of her most played with dolls.