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My niece is 9 years old and loves this barbie magazine, it is quite a thick magazine about 28 pages spread out over two page spreads and is printed on lovey glossy paper.
The magazine is suiable for ages 7 years pluss but i wouldnt have thought it would have appealed to any child over the age of 11 years.
Inside the magazine you have storys about barbie and what she has been doing fashion tips for you and for barbie, a page where you can send photos in or have birthday greetings published, there is entertainment news which tells your little girl a bit about what our celebrities have been upto lately although this isnt in too much detail, probably a good thing. There are little competitions some for fun and others where you can win prizes all girly and mostly barbie related, the puzzles as you would imagine are very easy with things like spot the difference or word searches.
In the middle of the magazine you get a pull out poster of barbie and there is something free with each edition usually hair clips or make up related but always barbie so always a winner with any little girl.
This is a lovely magazine but not all will agree some may think it is wrong for a 7 to 11 year old to be into fashion and make up but i think it is great for gradually breaking them in for all the trash they will read as teengers which is enevitable, this is a lovey magazine set out a bit spacious though to make more pages but if it were all words cramed in the young girls like my niece would probably loose interest, my niece loves this magazine and thinks it is great as it is all grown up like her moms magazine.
Is it me or have Barbie dolls got expensive over the years when I was about 5 years old they were good value for money but now they are very silly prices. I was looking in a catalogue at Barbie dolls and I saw one at the price of about £30 for the doll and some accessories.
When I was young they did not have a lot of accessories for the doll but now they have gone over the top with everything even the clothes for the doll are expensive.
I look after 3 kids 1 boy so he is not in to Barbie dolls. 2 girls who love to play with dolls they have a collection of different Barbies.
After seeing an advert on the television for I thought I would check out the doll so I bought one I removed it from the box it cost me £19.99.
All it was were a doll and some clothes I tried to put the other clothes on the doll and they did not fit her right. I thought to myself why did I pay out all that money for a doll and some clothes that do not even fit. Call me stupid but Barbie has really gone down hill from when they first started out.
Every girl who was brought up with a Barbie doll always wanted to have a perfect figure like hers I know I did but it never goes the way you plan.
After I played with the doll and putting different clothes on an unexpected thing happed!!! Her head fell off for no reason.
So I took the doll back with the receipt and I explained to the cashier what had happened and asked for a refund!!
The manager came out from the back after the cashier refused me my money back the manager said to me that the head does not just come off so I said to him go get a doll from the back and I will show you what happened so after all the talking he went to the back of the store and got one.
Then I took it out of the box and before I could put the clothes on the doll her head just came off. So the manager had no reason to not give me my money back.
I have never been in the shop again and I have never bought a Barbie doll since that incident
I would not recommend this to any buyer unless you have some sort of super glue handy.
Also written by me On Ciao
I have been buying My Daughter Lily the Barbie magazine for a few months now. The magazine normally contains about thirty six pages and costs £1.35. But is it good value for money? I am not too impressed with the first two pages,where the contents of the magazine are spread out over two whole pages.I feel it is not neccessary to use two pages for this and its obviously done to fill out the magazine itself. On the next page there is a dear Barbie section,where children can be wished Happy Birthday or send in photos of themselves to be printed in the magazine. Following this there is a whole page used for a Johnny Bravo advert. Next is a story about Barbie and Her friend Skipper who are going to the hairdresser to have hair extentions put in their hair.It is quite an interesting story that kept Lily's attention well. On the spot the difference page you have to find six differences between the two pictures,this is relatively easy for a youngish child to work out. Set out on two more pages there are outfits which you have to match to the Dolls shown. Two whole pages again to show you how to make a Tiara,Lily did find the instructions and pictures clear enough to make a lovely one of Her own. Theres a two page pull out poster of Barbie and Her friends,followed by another puzzle where you have to match up two identical items. A competition is available to enter,in this issue its to win Lip Gloss Maker Kit.Just right for little Girls. Two pages to colour in,with another puzzle,then more advertising and finishing off with a story. You also get a free Barbie Flower Hair Clip with this magazine and as parents know this is always a clever tatic to attract the sale of a child's magazine. Although this magazine sounds like it is packed with stories and activities,they do seem to like spreading an item over two pages. Out of the thirty six pages, I have counted the unnec
cessary use of ten of those pages. So I do not believe that you are getting value for your money. All these types of magazines are way over priced,considering the contents they actually contain. However the puzzles were entertaining in that they kept Lily's mind active while She worked them out. She also enjoyed the colouring in pages and the stories were interesting to Her too. Will I continue buying this magazine? Yes,because Lily enjoys the content of this magazine and looks forward to each issue.