Product Type: Vivid Imaginations Doll
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A nice present for a little girl
Fifi Forget-Me-Not Cottage Playset
Member Name: Kelly1981
Fifi Forget-Me-Not Cottage Playset
Date: 11/01/10, updated on 11/01/10 (41 review reads)
Advantages: Encourages role play
Disadvantages: Not overly big
I bought this for my daughter for christmas as a stocking filler as it was on offer for £10.00 in Argos. For that price I didn't think I could really go wrong as she's pretty keen on Fifi.
It comes in a box with instructions. I had to attach the spout but other than that there was no other construction required. The house itself opens up and there are two levels. There is also a ladder that goes from the bedroom and clips on through an opening hatch up to the roof. It came with 2 characters, Fifi and Bumble, there were quite a lot of pieces including a bed, table, wardrobe and watering can.
I was impressed by the quality of the pieces, the plastic is thick enough to be durable but not enough to hinder play. The instructions explained all the features of the house with great detail, I found these really useful as I don't think I would have found a lot of them on my own. My daughters favourite features include a sponge that when wet wipes the mud from Fifi's boots, the lifting duvet cover on the bed that Fifi fits perfectly underneath, a bun tray that when put in the oven the buns rise and the table that flips over to reveal jam tarts and tea. Another nice addition for any little girl, the flowers in the pot come out to be a ring and the flowers in the window box come out to be a hair clip.
The other feature my daughter really like is the flying Bumble, a strip of plastic slots into the end of the spout which Bumble slots onto the end of. A handle in side the house near the cooker turns and Bumble goes flying round. My only concern is that with continued use the plastic seems to be bending slightly and might snap.
Storage wise, everything fits in well and despite the funny shape it fits on the shelf in our cupboard quite nicely. To clean it just needs a wipe with a damp cloth, although I could see it being a bit of a nightmare if it gets dirty in the corners as my fingers wouldn't get in there too easily. I definitely would not recommend this for small children who like to put things in their mouths as there are quite a few little parts that could be a chocking hazard.
My daughter does spend quite a lot of time playing with this, moving the characters from one room to another, feeding them and putting them to bed etc. It has encouraged her to use her imagination. I also find it really handy if we are going out because it can be carried anywhere with all the pieces in to keep her entertained.
Summary: Great for £10.00, expensive at RRP around £30.00
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