When I went to Target yesterday, I didn't expect to see any new Mini Lalaloopsy dolls so I was really surprised wen I saw 4 new issues! Well the characters are not new, you have probably seen them before. But the concept is new: they are the dolls from a particular TV episode!
If you have watched the episodes, you'll probably recall immediately what happened in it just by looking at the doll! I think it's an ingenious new marketing ploy to sell more of the same old dolls ;-) They are the exact same girls with the same pets but they ave different accessories or outfits.
I saw 4 new Episode dolls for now and I took pictures of the front and back of each box to show you.
1. "Batter Up" episode with Berry Jars 'N' Jam. Her giant stack of pancakes made me smile and I love love love how she and and her pet cow are covered in batter just like in the cartoon.
2. "Spot-itis" with Rosy Bumps 'N' Bruises. The accessories did not wow me as much but I am glad Rosy is featured in this episode special instead of the other more known dolls!
3. "Princess Parade" with Peanut Big Top. Her teapot is the same model as the Alice and Mad Hatter teapot except it's pink instead of orange. Again, I am not very impressed with the accessories but Peanut has a very pretty dress and the teapot and teacup do look cute (and I am partial to teapots and teacups so there...)
4. "Flight Plan" with Pix E. Flutters. She is adorable with her wings but I wished they had included cooler accessories like the fan (no pun intended) seen on the back of the box.
But despite being a little disappointed with the boring accessories, I am still happy with the new dolls! They retail at $6.99 each and they are packaged in cute boxes. The boxes have cardboard antennas and the box reminds me of a little TV. Very very cute indeed.
I hope they will come up with more episode dolls ... especially more boy dolls!!! MGA please please re-issue the boys like Patch and Forest! Or come up with new boys :)