Last month, I posted about Polly Pocket and how many great changes they’ve made to all the Polly Pocket toys. This month, I received another set of Polly Pocket products for Lucy to test out, and boy, was she ever excited!
In this package, we received the Polly Pocket Playtime Pet Shop Play Set and a Polly Pocket DVD. I’m supposed to tell you what Lucy’s favorite part of the DVD is, but I can’t. She can’t narrow it down to just one part. I’ve tried asking her over and over, and all I get is, “I love the whole thing, Mommy.” And she really does. We’ve probably watched the DVD a hundred times since it arrived, and Lucy is just mesmerized with it. Even my 3 year old son Parker will sit and watch the DVD (over and over again) with Lucy. Coming out with a Polly Pocket DVD is probably the best idea they’ve ever had. Lucy keeps the DVD in her little purse so that she can take it with her everywhere she goes, in hopes there will be a DVD player so she can watch it. And she loves that we have a DVD player in the Expedition, because every time she gets in the car, she asks if she can put it in… even when we’re just going to the end of the road to catch the bus! Honestly, whomever it was that came up with the idea of the DVD – PLEASE make more of them. I have this one memorized, so I need more. 🙂
As far as the playset goes, Lucy loved it… I, however, was not quite as impressed this time around. Now, I’m not saying I hated it or anything, but I found quite a bit more that I didn’t like with this set… but there were still things I love.
First, I love that the Polly Pocket doll is so much larger. I still think it makes the doll easier to play with and easier to dress. I love the fun, bright colors of the playset and the toys that come with it. I also love that it came with so many animals. Typically, you buy a “playset” and you still have to buy all the accessories to go with it. This set was great – pull it out of the box, and you’re ready to play! And play, Lucy did. I had to keep her at the dining room table – away from little fingers, but she’d sit there for hours and play if she could.
Lucy’s had lots of favorite parts of the playset: she loved the elevator, the swing, the bathtub… I’m pretty sure there’s not anything that she didn’t like.
This playset didn’t have some of the fun features our last playset had. There were no suction cups on the bottoms of the items, so making things stick to the playset was impossible. Polly would stand up, but only where there were little holders for her feet to be placed in. There are also about a bazillion little pieces with this playset, and there’s no good place to store all those little pieces when it’s time to put the toy away. We put everything into the bathtub and on the little shelves, but as soon as the playset got bumped, pieces were everywhere. (If you have little ones in your home, be aware that this set has many tiny pieces that could be a choking hazard.) This set is definitely not portable. Just getting it from the dining room to the playroom in the basement was hard enough. We will be getting a little container to keep all the little Polly Pocket pieces in, just so they don’t get lost… or swallowed.
As I mentioned above, the set was great, but not quite as great as the first set we got to try. I wish this set had the suction cups and larger accessories that our last set did. I would have given it two very enthusiastic thumbs up then, instead of just my “it’s great, but…” We’ll continue to play with the set, but it will be under strict supervision, or when I am 100&% sure the baby will be nowhere near all the pieces.
Our favorite item in this review was the DVD. Seriously. They need to make many more of these, because they keep my kids entertained for hours, but I need a little variety. Great idea behind the DVD, and totally worth checking out!
I want to encourage you to head on over to the Polly Pocket website – check out all the great new playsets, features, and fun things to do while you’re there.