Argos have a large range of Barbie toys and accessories available and one that caught our eye is the Barbie Jet and 2 Dolls Playset. Miss M is really enjoying playing with Barbie at the moment and has small accessories but longs for some sort of vehicle to move them around in so this seemed like the perfect toy.
The Barbie Jet playset comes in a huge box and Miss M thought Christmas had come early when she saw it. The box contains the jet and 2 Barbie figures, each in a pretty dress, necklace, shoes and carrying a handbag and suitcase each.
The Barbie Jet requires a small amount of assembly from the box but this is simple to do and can be completed within 10-15 minutes. The front wheel needs attaching and the tail end of the plane requires piecing together. The side wings simply fold up vertically against the side of the plane when not in use to save space. The chairs need to be attached to the base of the plane and a sheet of stickers need to be applied in the correct places. I found the stickers simple to attach and they appear to be hard wearing and not likely to come off.
The main body of the Barbie jet folds open creating a playset. Inside the jet are three chairs, all with seatbelts and fully reclining backs. You can slide back the windows to reveal night images and there is overhead luggage storage. At the back of the plane is an air hostess area containing a pull out trolley with three trays and rectangular meal plates that sit on the trays. The trays fit over the chairs and clip in each side. There is also a fridge, microwave, storage area and drinks machines. Also included are three glasses and three sets of cutlery.
There is plenty of scope for imaginative play with the Barbie Jet playset. Miss M was keen to get the Barbies packed up and fly them across the front room to their holiday destination. Her younger brother Mister B was keen to join in making plane sounds and loved pushing the jet across the floor.
Miss M loves acting out the flight journey with the Barbies, packing the plane, serving them food before letting them recline their chairs and sleep before arriving at their destination. The Barbie jet really does provide lots of entertainment value and adds a further dimension to playing with dolls rather than just dressing them up etc.
The Barbie Jet is larger than we first thought it would be, making it a prominent toy and one that has grabbed the attention of Miss M’s friends when they have visited. The jet has a height of 32.5cm, length 84.5cm and width of 28cm (with wings folded up). It is a great play piece that can either be played as a stand alone toy or easily fits in with other toys you may already have.
The adventures with Barbie are endless, I see this as a toy that will get plenty of play value and be used in many different scenarios. Miss M loves setting things up carefully inside ready for a day of play. She loves the jet and can’t wait to show her friends – being the size it is makes it ideal for a couple of children to play with it at the same time as they can easily reach inside and have a Barbie each to take on the flight.
This is a dream toy for Miss M to own to play with her Barbie dolls and I think any other young girl who loves her dolls would feel the same. I think the Barbie Jet will be a much loved toy over the next few years.
This post in written in association with Argos. All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write the review.