“ Brand: Lalaloopsy / Type: Doll „
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Lalaloopsy Switch-A-Roo Pet Cat.
The Lalaloopsy dolls are rag dolls that magically come to life when their last stitch was sewn. They each have their own personalities and their own pet. In the 1st series of dolls released was Jewels Sparkles , she was sewn from a princess dress , she is graceful if a little bossy, loves to wear sparkles and loves to dance . She has her own pet persian kitten .
There are only 2 switch-a-roo pets released so far, the cat and the mouse [ we have both and i will review the mouse next] . We have had ours over 18 months now, I bought both for my daughter's 4th birthday from the toy entertainer online for £10 each . It is packaged onto a cardboard stand and once wrapped as a gift looks a substantial present , unfortunately once opening you notice how small the cat is compared to the large packaging .
The cat itself is a soft toy made of a shiny silky material and measures roughly 12 cms by 14 cms. She is mostly a head with a small body part and like a soft toy doesn't stand up unaided . She has large fixed round button eyes and embroidered nose/mouth, cheeks and eyelashes. There are 2 large fixed buttons for which to attach the pink silky ears . And the pink fluffy tail attaches to the button at the bottom of the back.
Along with the cat come a range of different items to allow you to switch-a-roo and give your pet a different look .
2 x pink leather look ears
2 x heart shapes light pink on one side dark pink on the other
2 x white flower shapes
1 x pink bow
1 x lime green bow
1 x pink tail
1 x gold crown
The idea of the switch-a-roo is to be able to personalize your pet and give them different looks. All the buttons are the same size and all accessories have the same sized slit so it makes it very easy for small fingers to change them for themselves , they are all interchangeable so ears can go on tails, and tails on ears , you can make them as crazy as you like. They are well made and the finish on the stitching is very good , none have any damage so far .
I don't think these have proved to be popular sellers as no more have been released since the first 2 were released nearly 2 years ago when there were only 8 dolls. There are now over 80 different Lalaloopsy dolls ! each with their own pet so that's a lot of pets they are missing out on .
My daughter likes these but they haven't had as much play as i had expected , she tends to just use them as a cuddly toy rather than changing them around all the time, and as only 2 came out she is a little bored of the combinations now , because of this and the small size i would give 3 out of 5 .
And if you still wanted to buy one i would go for the mouse as its better .
Switch-a-Roo Pets are big, soft versions of the plastic pets that come with every full size Lalaloopsy doll. Just like her master, Jewel Sparkles , this Persian cat loves to dress up in sparkly attire and comes with a number of items you can use to customise her. There are interchangeable ears, different shaped eyes, a choice of bows, and a tail and tiara. This cuddly cat is ideal for snuggling up with, and you'll love accessorizing her.