DC Superhero Girls Action Figures from Mattel

DC Superhero Girls Action Figures from Mattel are launched today, and are a fantastic new range of superhero figures based on female characters. The range of poseable, 6 inch and 12 inch figures, along with other role play toys are the first line of action toys aimed at girls from Mattel, making them unique and different and allowing girls to feel empowered to discover their true potential.

dc superhero girlsThe range features familiar icons, with a revamped style, with name such as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee, Poison Ivey and many more.  As well as toys, DC Super Hero Girls can be found in new webisodes, TV specials, and dvd movies, all capturing the female characters as teens through high school, and watching them discover their full super power potential.

dc superhero girls 2The 6 inch figures we tried out were Wonder Woman and Poison Ivy.  Each are sturdy characters ready for action play with moveable joints and each come with a small accessory, Wonder Woman with her lasso, and Poison Ivy with a piece of ivy that detaches from her arm.

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Alongside the toys is the DC Super Hero Girls website, which is packed full of games, videos, meet the heroes and much more.  There are also some fun quizzes to find out ‘What is your Super Hero power?’ or ‘Which DC Super Hero girl is most like you?‘.  Miss M discovered she is most like Wonder Woman which she was quite happy with.

Why not see what your Super Hero power is or what Super Hero girl you are most like and share it on social media using the hashtag #GetYourCapeOn

You can share your results or find out more about DC Super Hero Girls on the following channels:

Instagram or Twitter or Facebook

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.




Monster High Great Scarrier Reef Peri and Pearl Serpentine Doll

The new Monster High film Great Scarrier Reef has a fabulous new range of dolls to go alongside it.  We have been lucky to try out the rather interesting Peri and Pearl Serpentine doll.  With two heads and a fish tail body she really is very different from your usual doll but adds lots of interest and fun to play with.

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Included with the doll is a small paper diary which includes some facts about the girls, such as their age, style, pets, favourite activities, best school subjects etc.  There are also a couple of diary entries to introduce you into their world and set the scene for imaginative play.

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Peri and Pearl are beautiful creatures and love to wear lots of gems.  Another unique things about this doll, other than having two heads, is the fact that it can stand up on it’s own!  The tail moves around and if you fold it to 90 degrees, it will balance the doll upright.  This means that it is perfect to pose on a shelf in Miss M’s bedroom when not being played with.  Also the fins at the side of the doll are luminous and have a slight glow at night, which also helps the Monster High girls swim about in the deep, dark ocean!


The Peri and Pearl doll although different, is well made and will withstand play, it’s definitely caught the interest of Miss M’s friends who are always intrigued when they see it.  Don’t forget to also check out the movie which is now out on DVD, Great Scarrier Reef is the latest adventures in the world of Monster High and one that fans won’t want to miss.  There are also other dolls available from the film, each with their unique looks and qualities, certainly worth checking out!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

Win a Barbie Deluxe Styling Head worth £29.99

Barbie is most girls dream doll and the idea of styling her hair and make up is the ultimate fun activity!  This Barbie Deluxe Styling Head is the ultimate toy for young girls to practice hair and make up styles, everything from curls to plaits, nails to eye make up.

barbieThis deluxe version exceeded my expectations in size, the styling head is bigger than I thought, therefore making it easier to use.  Barbie’s arms fold out, which is a great added feature and allows you to decorate Barbie’s nails with the various stickers and fake nails included.  Barbie wear’s a very sparkly pink dress and the whole styling head looks well made and sturdy.

barbie 2The set contains numerous accessories such as a hair brush, clips, hair ties, clip in extensions, curling tong, scissors, nail stickers, fake nails, earrings etc.

barbie 3My daughter is keen to learn how to plait hair and this was her ideal opportunity.  She now wants me to teach her how to do fish plaits.  She’s also had fun sticking nails on Barbie along with the nail stickers.  There is quite a lot to keep a child occupied and if they are into hairstyling and beauty, then this is just the thing for them.  The hair does need brushing a few times when first opened as it has a kind of spray in it to keep it all in place, but once that’s brushed out the hair is soft and manageable.

If you fancy having a go yourself (I did find it tempting to do a few fancy designs to show my daughter), or winning one of these deluxe models for your child to play with, then check out my giveaway below:

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WIN Barbie™ in Rock ‘n Royals on DVD

Barbie™ in Rock ‘n Royals is the latest DVD from Barbie™ and it certainly doesn’t disappoint.  With lots of musical scenes and singing, the films sees Princess Courtney and popstar Erika get mixed up and in the wrong training camps.  Princess Courtney in pop camp and Erika in Royalty camp.  The film’s storyline is all about friendship, team working and making the most of the situation you are in, which Courtney and Erika certainly do in order to succeed and it’s down to their determination that the film comes to a happy ending.

Barbie in Rock N Royals still 1I watched this with both my children who remained glued to the screen throughout, although 4yr old Mister B loved the funny bits and repeated them out loud.  7yr old Miss M really enjoyed it and liked the sing off finale at the end.  At 1hr and 20 mins long this is the right length to keep their attention.

Barbie in Rock N Royals still 4This Barbie™ film is fun, with the traditional style princess Barbie™ but also a modern edge with the pop camp where the girls had lots of funky coloured hairstyles and groovy dance moves!

Barbie in Rock n' Royals 3D DVD pack shotTo celebrate the release of the brand new super star musical Barbie™ in Rock ‘n Royals, available now on DVD and Digital Download, we are offering 1 reader the chance to win a copy of the DVD!

Barbie® stars as Princess Courtney, a modern princess whose world is turned upside down when a mix-up sends her to Camp Pop and Erika, a famous rockstar, to Camp Royalty! Both Courtney and Erika learn to adjust to the different worlds and have fun while making new, unexpected friends. When the girls learn both camps are at risk of shutting down, they must embrace their differences, find their true voices, and come together for an epic sing-off that shows anything is possible when you dare to dream big!


A range of dolls are also available to complete the Rock ‘n Royal experience, which we all had fun reviewing here!

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Don’t miss this brand-new musical adventure, Barbie™ in Rock ‘n Royals, available now on DVD and Digital Download!

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Barbie Rock ‘n Royals Doll – Review

Barbie Rock ‘n Royals is the latest Barbie movie to be released which we watched last week and it kept both children glued to the screen, so Miss M was thrilled when the Courtney Barbie doll from Mattel arrived for her to try out.  Courtney is the main star of the film, a royal princess who ends up getting mixed up when she goes to attend Camp Royalty but ends up at Camp Pop.  She embraces her time at the camp and learns to become a pop singer which is reflected in this doll, who’s outfit can be changed instantly from princess to pop star by lifting the dolls arm!

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Courtney is beautifully dressed in a pretty pink princess outfit, tiara and silver shoes and when you push her arm down her body spins around to show a rock star outfit of a glitzy pink, black and silver dress and top.  She has long bright pink hair and holds a pink microphone.  To transform her back, simply lift her arm up and she twists back.

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This Barbie doll really does feel like she’s stepped right out of the film into your living room, and Miss M loves playing with her and singing along, as she also sings clips of songs from the film as she transforms.  You can also play shorter clips of the tunes by pressing the gem button on her necklace without her transforming.  The children loved doing this and hearing the songs again and again.

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Princess Courtney Barbie has been a much loved Barbie in this house with her pretty pink hair and beautiful outfits.   She’s modern but elegant at the same time and I have to say one of my favourite Barbies of Miss M’s collection.  She certainly entertains us with her singing after school each day!!

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Barbie Rock ‘n Royals has been a big hit with us, I think it always help bring a doll to life when she’s come from a film, as the children already feel like they know her and use their imagination to play out scenes that they remember from the film.  So as you can imagine, Courtney has been acting our her princess to pop star transformation lots of times here with us!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the Barbie in order to write the review.

WIN! Barbie™ in Princess Power on DVD

To celebrate the release of the brand new hero adventure Barbie™ In Princess Power, we have a copy to give away on DVD.

barbieBarbie™ stars as Kara™, a modern-day princess with an everyday life. One day, after being kissed by a magical butterfly, Kara™ soon discovers she has amazing super powers allowing her to transform into Super Sparkle, her secret alter ego who flies around the kingdom ready to save the day as they discover that there’s no greater power than the power of friendship! You can play out the adventures of Kara with the Super Sparkle Doll which transforms from a princess to a hero!

Don’t miss this brand new hero adventure, Barbie™ In Princess Power, available on DVD, and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD from 16th February 2015 and available to pre-order now!

For fun activities to print, create and colour in visit Barbie.com/PrincessPowerUK

To be in with a chance of winning Barbie™ In Princess Power on DVD, just answer the following question…

What creature is Barbie™ kissed by when she transforms into Super Sparkle?

a) Bee

b) Butterfly

c) Bird

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Barbie Malibu House – Review

Barbie Malibu House from Mattel has to be every little girls dream house to for their Barbie dolls to live in and it certainly brought a huge grin to Miss M’s face when she received this to review.

barbieThe Barbie Malibu House comes in a large box but only partially built so does require some self assembly to put it all together and additional stickers to finish the decor.  This will require an adult and took me a good half hour to get it all finished.  Personally I would pre build this if it was a gift so that the child receiving it could play with it immediately and no messing around on the morning of a birthday or Xmas.

barbie 1Once built the Barbie Malibu House consists of a fold out house which on one side is the front of the Malibu house with large opening double front doors and on the reverse is the inside of the house built on two levels with a spiral staircase to get between floors.  The staircase has a cyclindrical fish tank down the centre making it very stylish and a very clever mechanism that you stand a doll in, pull down a lever on the side of the house and the doll moves upstairs by herself!  You can also do the reverse to come down again.

barbie 2The house also folds around into square shape to close it up for easy storage and clips shut.  We do prefer to leave it open though against a wall so we can leave all the furniture set up and it’s always accessible to play with.

The house is split into six areas plus the staircase with upstairs having a tv lounge, bedroom and bathroom, and downstairs a kitchen, hallway and sitting area.  I have to say I was quite impressed with the amount of accessories and furniture that are included with this house, much more than I expected making it a complete toy ready to play with.  The only thing you need to add is a doll.  Everything you see in the pictures below comes as part of the Barbie Malibu House, the only thing we have added are the dolls!

barbie 3The modern sitting area upstairs includes a rather funky circular chair and a tv screen which if you wish you can simply slot a smartphone into it and play a video for Barbie and your child to watch!  My children were quite fascinated by this and we did watch some short Barbie clips on there but I wouldn’t leave my phone in their unsupervised.  This would be perfect though if you have an old phone that you no longer use and you weren’t worried what happened to it.

barbie 4The bathroom contains a toilet with lift up seat and a vanity unit sink area, the bedroom has a reversible bed that when lifted up converts to a wardrobe and shower.  The bed comes with two plastic pillows and a fabric duvet cover.  In the kitchen there is a full width kitchen unit containing an oven, hob, sink and fridge.  The oven and fridge open so that you can put things inside.

barbie 5Included in the house are a sofa, coffee table, bubble chair, taller table, 2 chairs, lamp, tablet, phone, toothbrushes, toothpaste, cutlery, various drink cups, plates, pizza, bowl of popcorn, vase of flowers and much more!!  Both tables have a pretty looking design on top as does the kitchen worktop.  It wasn’t until we began to play that I realised a rather ingenious design concept with them is that there are small indents that match the bottom of all the plates, cups, bottles, kettle etc which enables them to fit together so that you can’t knock anything off!  I was really impressed with this as I remember as a child spending much time trying to stand little items on a table for my dolls.  Here if you knock over a table all the items stay attached – perfect!

barbie 6The imaginative play potential with this Barbie house is fantastic.  Both of my children got stuck in straight away taking the dolls on adventures and inviting them over for tea.  They loved knocking on the large front door and letting the guest dolls in for a party.  What I like about the Barbie Malibu House is that it is quite wide, which easily allows more than one child to play at a time.

barbie 8Although the Barbie house is plastic, it does feel strong and durable, and the accessories are a softer plastic meaning they are unlikely to break.  I think this is an amazing house that will provide hours of fun and be a dream toy for most young girls.  With the special lift to get up the stairs, the double sided bed/wardrobe and all of the pretty accessories, there is so much to play with and do, which along with their imagination will give hours of playtime.

barbie 7I think the Barbie Malibu House would be the perfect toy for any young Barbie fan, it really does help to bring your dolls adventures to life and has lots of pretty features that make it a dream house for your dolls to live in.  I know this would have been at the top of my Christmas list many, many years ago!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the toy in order to write the review.