“ Brand: Mattel / Type: Doll „
The Barbie frenzy was in full swing when Little Miss got these. There are three to collect (obviously, being triplets) and she was quite keen to add them to her collection. So, we collected all three of them-Janessa, Kathleen and Lacey.
The dolls themselves come in different colours, so we can tell them apart and stand about 10cm high, (Kelly size) without the stand. the one I am looking at night, with a certain level of disgust is a pink one, with a kind of aquamarine stand. For the size of them, they are quite heavy, probably to act as a ballast when they stand on the stand and twirl. The stand itself is rather nicely decorated with gold swirls around the edges- perfect for a princess.
Firstly, armed with a screw driver, open the base and insert 4 AA batteries.
Stand the dolls pointed ballet shoe clad foot into the stand, press the button, and off she goes, on a twirl, simulating a dance routine.
That's the theory I believe, but with ours, it just so did not happen.
~~Price and Availability~~
At the height of their popularity, these cost £9.99 each but I do believe they can be bought for £4.99 now.
~~Other bits of info~~
Made by: Mattel
Not recommended for under 3s because of small parts.
~~What I think of it~~
I do believe I am quite accommodating as regards toys, and have absolutely no problem with having multitudinous Barbie inspired things invading our space. however, these are not worth the money.
We did exactly as told on the little instruction booklet, and indeed did it with all three of them. Batteries were inserted, foot placed in hole, button pressed.
What happened? Time and time again, the things fell over. It was almost as though they could not "click" into place, and so had no way they could stand up. At first, I thought the first one I had tried was a dud, so tried the other two- same problem. I even tried them on different stands, since I had plenty of them, but all to no avail. They refused to stand and twirl.
We now have three stands and three rather berefct looking dolls. They are not even as interesting as the Kelly (Barbies little sister) dolls, because they are stuck in permanent ballet pose, and can't be bent to do anything different. also, because they are quite heavy, they aren't even of use to carry in pockets in case the Barbie urge gets strong while on the move.
So, if anyone knows hoe to work these, all advise would be gratefully received.
Until then, i have to say that I would not recommend these.
Thanks for reading the grumble.
Each triplet is dressed in an adorable dress and comes with a gem-inspired base that charges the doll when activated. Doll spins and whirls. Choose from Lacey, Janessa and Kathleen.