Product Type: Mattel Doll
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Rapunzel's Stuck On Repeat....
Rapunzel Sing and Glow Doll
Member Name: Rhiana
Rapunzel Sing and Glow Doll
Advantages: High quality hair and clothing, clear pleasant singing
Disadvantages: Only two lines of one song, dress can not be removed, over inflated price.
The Sing and Glow Rapunzel Doll is a 32.5 com doll closely resembling Barbie in size and style. It has long hair, as you would expect from Rapunzel and wears the same gown as she does in the movie. It's selling point however is that it comes with a magic wand which when waved across the front of her makes her dress light up and the doll sings one of the songs from the movie.
The first thing I noticed as the assistant in Argos packaged my purchase was it's size. I have to be honest and say that at almost £30 I was expecting a bit more. I immediately felt I'd been a little short changed and hadn't got a lot for my money. But as this was what my child had asked for, I put this feeling aside and wrapped it up ready for the big day.
On her Birthday, my daughter was ecstatic to find the Sing and Glow Rapunzel doll and opened it straight away. Once again I had the feeling that I hadn't got much for my money, but undoubtedly I could see it was pretty high quality. The dress she wears is detailed and pretty and the hair is far superior to any Barbie's...after being played with almost constantly for three weeks and being took to bed it still isn't tangled and knotted, and is a joy to play with.
Luckily the doll comes with batteries already included, but should you need to replace at anytime takes 3 AAA so not a huge problem. Ours was ready to go straight away and both of us were keen to see the lighting up dress and sing along with her. My daughter waved the wand and immediately the dress was like a pretty firework display and drew ooohs and ahhhs from us both. The singing was also impressive. I was expecting a tinny, annoying sound but it's incredibly clear and high quality...sounding just like the music in the film.
But then just as we got going with 'And at last I see the light...' it stops. The doll only sings 2 lines with every wave of the wand ...and it's the same two lines over and over again. Now my daughter hasn't mentioned being disappointed at this but I am. I've checked other online reviews to ensure we weren't doing something wrong our that it wasn't a fault but every review makes the same complaint. For the price I think the least we could have been given was an actual full chorus, maybe even a selection of lines from songs. Again I felt short changed.
Despite my adult complaints my daughter has expressed nothing but pleasure with this toy. The only thing that has damped her enjoyment is the fact that because of the lighting system in the dress, she can't take it off the doll. Now like all little girls the thing my daughter enjoys most about her dolls is dressing and undressing them and I think she has found this a little frustrating. Not enough to for her to turn her back on it, but in my opinion it is a very fundamental oversight on the part of the manufacturers.
Overall I'd say both my daughter and I's experience with this toy is just ok. There's little doubt she loves it, I just feel that it could have been so much more very easily by allowing the dress to be removed and adding a little more singing. The price tag doesn't match the product and is over inflated in my opinion. Had I paid around £20 for this, I think I'd have been happier and that would have been a fairer price. On the plus side it is a very nice quality, particularly the hair of the doll and there's a button that also activates the lights and singing should you misplace the wand (something I expect will happen quite easily).
Summary: Pretty but Pricey
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