Disclosure: This product was sent to me free of charge by Fisher-Price to be reviewed. However, as per my PR info disclaimer, this review is my unbiased honest opinion of the product.
Product: Fisher-Price Glitz ’n Glam Minnie
Age Range: 2 years+
Manufacturer’s Description: Bring Minnie Mouse to life in this first fashion doll for little girls! Press the bow on Minnie’s chest for cute Minnie phrases and a song about Minnie’s favorite thing–bows! The magic continues as Minnie’s bow lights up all different colors when she talks and sings. This 10” Minnie is a fully articulated doll (pose her head, arms and legs) with light-up bow, removable shoes and two beautiful fabric skirts. Includes sunglasses, purse, shoes, 2 fabric skirts, and Minnie doll.
Rating: (4/5 stars)
Review: We were sent this Minnie Doll to review just before Christmas and Lydia claimed it as her own the minute she clapped eyes on it.
Minnie comes with a variety of accessories; two skirts (one purple, one polka dot pink), a handbag, sparkly shoes & sparkly sunglasses.
Minnie is 10 inches tall, can be manipulated to stand or sit, and you can move her arms around in their sockets. She doesn’t feel “too plasticky” and despite her hardness Lydia loves to cuddle her.
When you press the bow button on Minnie’s chest, her bow lights up and she says one of over 15 “fashion praises.” This does help with colour education as she often changes what colour she says as part of her phrases and her bow lights up the corresponding colour.
Unfortunately, we do have a criticism of Minnie and that is that the accessories can be a bit hard to get on and off her. Lydia and Georgie both struggle with getting the sunglasses and shoes, and even James and I have trouble getting her skirts on over her feet. That said, it’s probably just a case of getting the hang of it and we are all improving our fine motor skills in the process!
The handbag slips on over her hand to dangle off her wrist.
Georgie enjoys changing what Minnie is wearing, and quite likes to just remove all her clothing/accessories and leave the poor mouse naked.
Of course, you can also opt for the both skirts at once approach, and add an extra skirt as a hair accessory!
Lydia absolutely adores this toy. She is Minnie mad at the moment so she gets incredibly possessive about this doll, and really enjoys carrying her about and pressing the button over, and over, and over. Luckily, the phrases aren’t too annoying.
Overall we have been pleased with this toy, and although I think it is a bit pricey for what it is, it has been a big success with the girls, Lydia in particular. We give Minnie 4 stars.