“ Brand: Lalaloopsy / Type: Doll „
== Mini Lalaloopsy Silly Pet Parade Motorised Train ==
Lalaloopsy are rag dolls that magically came to life when their last stitch was sewn and live in the wonderful Lalaloopsy Land created by M.G.A. Entertainment. Part of their charm is their personalities and that each doll comes with his or her own pet .
The Lalaloopsy train is made to take the pets on a silly pet parade around Lalaloopsy Land.
The R.R.P of the train is around £14.99 and can often be found on Amazon.co.uk for around £12-13, that is where i purchased ours from.
==The box ==
The train comes in a cardboard backed blister pack . The front is see through and you can see the train, carriage, crossroads post and pet pig clearly. The packaging is not excessive , but then as I will explain later the train is small so it is not needed. It is not the biggest sized gift and initially I did think it didn't look like it was worth the money .
== The Train ==
The train measures 10 cms in length [not including the catch to join the carriage] 7 cms in height and 6 cms wide at the widest part . It has the famous button detail as the wheels and a seat for the driver. The seat is a good size and comes with an elasticated seat belt . Any Lalaloopsy mini doll will fit in and can drive the train without falling out .
The train, for its size does have some weight to it , this is thanks to the battery compartment build in underneath the train . The train takes 2 AAA batteries which are supplied with the train.
To make the train move and play the Lalaloopsy music you press down on the button in the funnel .
The train then moves along whilst playing the Lalaloopsy theme tune music as well as some train noises and bells . To stop the train you press the same button .
==The Carriage ==
The train also comes with a small carriage for the pet pig . The carriage measures 5cms in length and 4 cms high and wide , and has a rocking crib type basket attached . The basket has a little raised plastic button to which the pig will sit on and stays nice and safe whilst moving . The carriage attaches to the train with a little drop in hook . It's not the best connection and does come off a little too often for my liking.
The train also comes with a pink pet pink belonging to the Pepper Pots 'n' Pans doll and a crossroads signpost , both small but as always full of detail.
Unfortunately there is no doll with this set, which is such a shame as it would of been the perfect set to introduce a new doll with a train loving personality .
The age range on the train is 4 years plus which I feel is suitable .
There are 4 extra carriages you can buy to complete your silly pet parade train , but as these are all sold separately at a cost of around £8 each this would turn into a very expensive train.
== My Thoughts ==
For every good point about the train there is unfortunately a bad point . The music is great very jolly and cute the 1st time , even the 2nd time isn't too bad but by the time is been playing again and again you want to scream at it ! There is no way to make the train drive without the music so you are stuck with it again and again . And if like me you know the words to the Lalaloopsy tune you find yourself singing it for the rest of the day !
The train drives well on hard floors but the connection to the carriage could be better and it does disconnect a lot more than it should.
Value for money unfortunately the train isn't , for just the basic train without a doll I think £15 is expensive and the ferris wheel set or the school bus set that Lalaloopsy do are better value as they both include a doll for the same price.
If you were to buy the extra carriages the cost would jump to around £47 which is far too much for the size of the set , especially as you would not have a mini doll with any of them
Overall it has to be 3 out of 5 , could of been so much better .
Get ready for the craziest carnival in Lalaloopsy Land with the musical Silly Pet Parade Motorised Train . This battery-powered train will choo-choo around your bedroom playing parade music and pulling the wagon and little pet piggy behind it. It's a fantastic stand-alone toy but the real fun begins when you start collecting the Silly Pet Parade wagons (sold separately) to make the train longer and longer. If you have a Mini Lalaloopsy doll you can pop her in the front compartment to 'drive' the train. The Mini Lalaloopsy Silly Pet Parade Motorised Train requires 2 x AAA batteries, which are included.