Product Type: Hello Kitty Doll
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Hello Kitty Mini Dolls House
Member Name: northernlovely
Hello Kitty Mini Dolls House
Advantages: Reasonable price, well made, imagination play, transportable
Disadvantages: Little bits!!! Everywhere!! The front is slightly hard to open
**What is it?**
The Hello Kitty Mini Dolls House is a small(ish) plastic house which you can carry along, open up and use with small Hello Kitty figures (some are supplied) for imaginitive play. If you were around in the late 80s / early 90s you might be able to remember Polly Pocket sets - this is the same type of thing.
**Price and Availability**
The price varies as far as I can see between around £15 and £20, with a postage and packing fee usually applicable on top of that. I actually bought the Hello Kitty Mini Dolls House from Debenhams just before Christmas where I took advantage of a 20% off and free delivery code, bringing the price down to around £14 delivered which I was happy with.
You can also find it on Amazon, eBay and at independent retailers.
Now, you can buy non Hello Kitty versions of this house at a lower price, I've seen them in Smyths toy shop, however my little girl is Hello Kitty mad so we went for this. It's a licenced product and features not only Hello Kitty but her friends and family too (yes, there's loads of them!!)
My daughter also has the Hello Kitty Busy Book which has lots of little Hello Kitty characters, these are compatible with the Hello Kitty Mini Dolls House so something to bear in mind if you want or need extra characters because you can pick the busy book up in Asda for £5.
**What's in the Box**
The Hello Kitty Mini Dolls House (which has a hinged front, which pulls down to reveal the 'garden'). The house is divided into rooms which are open fronted like a dolls house and allow play. It also has windows and a back door and porch.
Lots (lots!) of little accessories which you can place in the house as you wish -
A large bed
A long table with drawers, there is a small old fashioned tv on this
A bedside table with a lamp on it
A bath with taps
A make-up table
A television on a television table
A side table with a vase of flowers
A telephone table, with an old fashioned telephone
A sofa and chair
You get three of the Hello Kitty mini characters, Kitty herself, and Mummy and Daddy. This is sufficient for play but I am glad my little girl has the benefit of having the other characters from her Busy Book - Kitty's friends, pets, sisters, grandparents and so on.
All of the pieces and characters are made in a durable plastic well moulded, no sharp edges and painted with lovely bright paints.
Overall I do think you get plenty with the house to provide lots of options for entertaining play.
I find that with the Hello Kitty Mini Dolls House my little girl, who is two, will sit and play with this and arrange everything and talk to the little kitties and so on, pretend to give them a bath and put them to bed and tell them what's on the tv - it's very sweet to watch! She has had lots of peaceful, imaginitive fun with the Hello Kitty Mini Dolls House and I do think it's been value for money.
The top of the house has a big handle (made to look like smoke coming out of the chimney, a nice touch)which is pretty sturdy and means she can carry the set around with her like a handbag, and take it to my family's homes to play with if they don't have any toys.
Well, there are two but they are only minor. Firstly, I don't know if it's because my girl is only just 2, but the actual closing slider to open the top of the house is a bit hard for her little hands, so I have to do it for her.
Secondly (and this is more of a personal gripe!) you have to be aware that you will end up with bits of this set all over your house, right now I have kitties on the rug, a bed on the hearth and a television on the dining room table...! So you will spend much time rounding up little plastic bits and bobs and returning them to their (literal) home. So maybe not a great gift for someone who already bemoans the state of their house!
Overall I think for the money the Hello Kitty Mini Dolls House is a great little gift and my daughter does love it (hence why it's all over my house right now..!). It does make a nice gift for a little girl especially a fan, it's just so sweet and provides hours of play. Overall I do think it's a lovely little set. Four out of five for Hello Kitty Mini Dolls House.
Summary: A lovely toy for little kitty fans
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