Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Polly Pocket Playtime Pet Shop Review

With two girls who LOVE Polly Pocket in the 4BabyAndMom family, we are constantly hearing screeches of how they *NEED* want or HAVE to have whatever they see on TV, or whatever they see at the store. Babs is 6 and Mia is nine, so they're pretty opinionated, and know what they like.

We recently received the new Polly Pocket Playtime Pet Shop and a Polly Pocket Friends Finish First DVD to review. First- holy moly! We've never seen Polly Pocket on TV before, so the girls were ECSTATIC! They watched it over and over and over... well, you get the drift. I was finally able to get some stuff done around the house (*ahem*, I was not on pinterest-thank-you-very-much.. ok, maybe I was a little).

The play set was fabulous!  The Playtime Pet Shop allowed the girls to play with their Polly Pockets and animals- both of their favorites. It was even more fun when they decided to grab the suction shoes from the other play set we reviewed in August.

The Hangout House quickly became a favorite- but playing with both of them together, was even more fun. There's a cool "treat dispenser" that the miniature bones can fall out of, and Babs would just crack up every time it came out. The bad news is, like a lot of toys with teeny tiny parts, the bones went missing for a few days until they cleaned the room. Mia liked the fact that you could have the doggy sit in the window (to which I had to serenade them with "How Much is That Doggy In the Window") and the wheel that allows you to showcase the pet waiting for adoption.

The girls only complaint was that again, it didn't come with more than one Polly Pocket friend. Babs also has brown hair; she hasn't put it together that Polly is blonde- like Mia- and asks every.single.time why Polly doesn't have brown hair this time. They feel that if friends or sisters want to play with the larger play sets together, they should each be able to have a person to play with. Santa needs to get his act together, and hunt for Polly's friends so Babs has some people to play with, too.

I love the suction cups.. and the fact that they really work. I really thought that they would be kind of.... a good idea, but one that quickly fell apart or stopped working, but so far, so good. The girls love them, too, so I guess that's what's more important. I also love the fact that most of the items are a little larger, taller, or more tangible for the kids. That's good for me, and my vacuum, because it's less meltdowns because *something* of Polly's isn't floating in my vacuum canister.

If you have a little lady who loves Polly Pocket- add these two play sets to your 'must have' lists for the holidays- we have! If you can find the DVD, look into that as well. I haven't found it in stores, but Amazon has some old school ones.

The way our kids love them, I can see both of these play sets being named one of the super hot toys, come November.

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Mattel Polly Pocket. I received a product samples and a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.



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