“ Brand: Lalaloopsy / Type: Doll „
== Lalaloopsy Carry Along Play House ==
Lalaloopsy dolls are rag dolls that magically came to life when their last stitch was sewn. Each doll has his or her own personality and pet and live in the wonderful Lalaloopsy Land created by M.G.M Entertainment. There are over 80 different dolls at present with new ones being released all the time , each Lalaloopsy doll is released as a mini doll , a small doll of 8cm high approx . The carry along case is designed to be used to play with and to carry the mini dolls . It's R.R.P is £19.99 and it can be found on Amazon, Smyths and The Toy Shop . Ours was bought in a local toy store by my daughter with her birthday money at the full price of £19.99 . Once i saw it i though it looked good value and wasn't bothered that it might of been cheaper online.
==The Packaging ==
Refreshingly there is little packaging to this toy other than a small cardboard cup across the top , the handle comes through the cardboard and is still usable , but it cleverly covers the closing so you know that there is no chance anyone else has had their fingers in the box pinching the figures ! . There are a few plastic tags holding the cardboard on to the case and another closing the zips together , so a few snips of the scissors and you are ready to go .
The case measures 30 cm wide, 28 cms high and has a depth of 8 cms . The front opens fully with 2 zips that have flower button detail. They start at the top in the middle and are pulled down both sides to bring the front down , the zips tuck under the bottom, so the front lies flat , and it will stay in that position and doesn't need to be rested against anything . The carry case will also stand up alone when zipped up .
The outside is made to look like a house , with see through windows and door to peek at the rooms inside , you also get to see Sunny Side Up who comes with the house and her 2 pets
The material is a smooth plastic pvc type material similar to the shiny coating on a children's lunchbox , the back and sides are a plain pink polka dot , while the front has a little more of a padded feel to it .
The handle is fixed firmly into the plastic and has the usual button detail that Lalaloopsy like to put on all the handles .
== Inside ==
The inside of the carry case is made of a thick strong coated cardboard and is fitted into the case very tightly and consists of 5 rooms , 3 along the bottom and 2 larger ones at the top. Each room is themed and fully decorated with lots of detail on the walls . The top rooms are decorated to look like a bathroom/ pamper room with detail that matches the doll Jewel Sparkles , and a bedroom with detail that matches the doll Pillow Featherbed . Downstairs there is a kitchen worthy of any Lalaloopsy doll . A tea party room
and a playroom / school room perfect for Bea Spells-a-Lot.
== Play ==
For use as a play house this is great , its sturdy enough to stand upright so can be used as a stand along house with any small dolls . There is enough detail on the walls inside to fuel the imagination , so that you do not need any furniture , but if you do have some the furniture that comes with other mini doll sets it all fits perfectly in the rooms. The rooms are large enough for a child to play with 3 -4 dolls in each room and be able to move them about .
== Storage ==
As a carry along case to store Lalaloopsy dolls in , you can't go wrong , due to the dolls being small and their pets and accessories even smaller you can store loads in the case and it would easily carry 40 dolls and pets and a great way to keep all the little accessories together .
== Extras ==
With the case you get the mini doll Sunny Side Up , Sunny is one of the 1st sets of twins in Lalaloopsy Land , her twin sister is Berry Jars 'N' Jam and the story is they both work on the farm in Lalaloopsy Land.
Sunny Side Up loves waking up bright and early at dawn, caring for all sorts of animals, and eating a huge breakfast of course made by Berry Jars 'N Jam.
She also comes with 2 tiny pets , a yellow bird and a cute pink and white cow , when i say tiny i mean tiny 1-2 cms at most but perfectly formed and full of detail .
There are also some cardboard press out furniture that come inside for you to 'make up' yourself . My advice is to put them straight in the bin ! They are a pain to keep together and not strong enough to hold a doll so will result in frustrated children .
== My Thoughts ==
I am really impressed with the case, for the price and considering you get a doll and 2 pets i think its good value and a lovely starter set for anyone just getting into Lalaloopsy dolls . So far i can't fault the quality , the zips are all in good order and the case still looks very new despite buying it in July 2012 and it being carried all over since then . Its definitely has good use as a play house as well as using it to carry dolls when out visiting , and is just as great as storage in the bedroom to keep the little bits together.
Altogether a big 5 out of 5 , I can't even knock it down for the rubbish furniture just pretend like it never excised !
Take your favourite mini Lalaloopsy Dolls wherever you go with the Carry Along Play House . Unzip this lovely portable home to reveal five play areas for your mini Lalaloopsies. Windows let you see inside when it's closed and a cute carry handle makes it easy to take with you when you're on the move. It comes with an exclusive Sunny Side Up mini doll and two pets but has room for 15 Mini Lalaloopsies in total, making it a great place to store your collection.