Product Type: Mattel Doll
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Mattel Toy Story 3 Talking Jessie
Member Name: karalouk
Mattel Toy Story 3 Talking Jessie
Advantages: Looks like Jessie, Sounds like Jessie, Good quality, My daughter loves hers
Disadvantages: Lots of white on her outfit - gets grubby easily
Like most young children my daughter loves Toy Story and like most young girls her favourite toy/character from Toy Story is Jessie (the cowgirl), so she was absolutely thrilled to receive a Jessie doll for her birthday!
There are lots of different variations of this doll by different manufacturers and sold in various shops, however we decided on the Mattel Jessie doll. It cost £28.00 (although you may find it cheaper now) and was brought from Tesco. The doll came in a nicely decorated box, with a hole in the back to test out her pullstring (and clear front to see exactly what you were getting).
The doll looks identical to how Jessie does in the films. She is approximately 30cm tall and has long, slim, dangley legs. She also has brown plastic cowboy boots on (which cannot be removed), blue jeans with cow print chaps, belt with buckle (which can be removed), a white shirt with red/yellow pattern and buttons. All of her clothes are made of fibres (polyester?) and her skin is made of plastic. Her face looks just as you would expect - big green eyes, red eyebrows, little nose, big smiling mouth and not forgetting her lovely red yarn hair (which is pulled back in to a plait). Her hair can't be unplaited so you cannot brush or style her hair - not a problem for me as I know she would end up looking like a mess in no time! She also comes with a plastic orange cowboy hat. The attention to detail is very good and this is certainly the best Jessie lookalike I have seen.
There is a pullstring on Jessie's back (also like the films). It doesn't pull out as far as expected (only about an inch) which is good for safety reasons. She has a number of different sounds which include 'Yodelayheehoo!', 'Blast us to smithereens, that there's dynamite!', 'That critter needs help!', 'Okay cowboy', 'Yeeee-hah!', 'Sweet mother of Abraham Lincoln!'. They are all quotes from the film and are all Jessie's actual voice. The sound box/battery compartment can also be found on Jessie's back, you can only reach the battery compartment with a screwdriver and the batteries (included) are still going strong after more than 2 years.
It's a unisex toy so would be enjoyed by both girls and boys (although by girls the most I expect) and the age recommendation is 3+ years (possibly due to a few small parts).
My daughter absolutely adores her Jessie doll. She collects Toy Story toys and this is definitely her favourite one. She will often get her Toy Story collection together and recreate scenes from the films or make up her own little stories! She takes her Jessie everywhere with her - to bed, in the car, on holiday. She is lightweight and because she's so floppy and bendy she is perfect for taking out and about (I can fold her up and stick her in my bag if necessary!). My daughter received Jessie for her third birthday and she is now 5, so Jessie has been with us for more than 2 years and I must say, she is still in very good condition - no rips/tears etc. Her hair has recently become slightly bobbly but the bobbles are easily picked off. The biggest downside for me is that Jessie has a lot of white on her outfit (shirt and chaps) and because my daughter plays with her Jessie so much, she does tend to get quite grubby. She cannot be machine washed so I often find myself having to sponge her down.
Overall £28 for a doll which essentially does nothing but makes sounds may seem quite steep but I'm very happy with my purchase. It looks like Jessie, it sounds like Jessie, it's good quality and my daughter loves it!
Summary: Lovely toy for Toy Story fans.
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