Product Type: Funtastic Doll
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A waste of time
Funtastic Fashion Doll
Member Name: xmum2threex
Funtastic Fashion Doll
Advantages: The brush
Disadvantages: Everything else
While shopping in B&M my daughter spotted the Barbie doll section and of course she was instantly drawn in. Sitting next to the usual Barbie dolls was this Fun tastic fashion and my daughter decided she wanted one. I tried to persuade her to get a real Barbie one as it was only a pound extra but she was having none of it and really wanted the cheaper version so we let her buy it.
It comes in similar packaging to the normal Barbie dolls and inside you will find one doll and a hair brush accessory to brush her hair which I think is what attracted my daughter to the product in the first place. The doll looks very pretty in a nice purple dress, matching plastic high heels and a head full of hair which can be brushed with the little hair brush provided.
We opened the doll in the car for her to play with on the half an hour journey home and this is where the problems began. By the time I had turned round after opening the doll my daughter was screaming because the leg had came off. This is when I got a closer inspection of the doll and found that although she was made out of plastic it was extremely thin especially around the joints where the legs were place in to the socket of the leg. As I tried to place the leg back in place, the top of the leg began to go back into place but because of the pressure I was applying to put the leg joint was collapsing inside the top of the leg meaning there was nothing to hold it in place. After lots of fiddling I was able to replace the leg back inside and my daughter began playing again.
After around five minutes my daughter became upset again and this time the arm had fell off and needed replaced. Again as the plastic is so thin at the top of the pulled of arm it was really difficult for me to get it to sit in place again and I was ready to chuck it but my daughter begged me not too as said she would be careful. This time it lasted a little longer and she was playing with it without moving its arms of legs and then the head popped off! I could not believe it and that was the final straw I chucked the doll away it was absolutely rubbish.
This doll is useless every single limb of the doll had been pulled off within an hour of play and it really was unusable. Every time my daughter tried to move the arms or leg rather than swinging in the socket it would fall out. There is no way any child could play with this without this happening as it is just so poorly made. Rather than large sturdy arms and legs you are supplied with really weak almost see through plastic that really cannot withhold any play. The hair brush faired a little better this is made of stronger plastic and has been kept by my daughter to use on her Barbie dolls as it is actually a really good accessory.
We paid £1.99 for this doll and it is certainly not worth it within two minutes of play it was broken and I should have taken it back then. It is suggested from three years plus which is a normal age range for similar dolls but because of the poor quality I would not recommend this to any child. If you are still interested in purchasing one of these dolls I noticed them in the pound shop as well as B&M and home bargains.
Summary: A very poor doll that is not even worth a £1
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