Talking Sofia the First

22 Jul

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The Mattel Sofia the First: Talking Sofia and Animal Friends has hit shelves! I was actually really pleasantly surprised to see it here so soon since here in Canada we usually get things quite a bit late. Found her at Target, and I have seen people online saying that they have found this one at Walmart as well.

I was really excited about this doll, as it is the only Sofia toy that really really looks like the character from the cartoon series. Interestingly, the Disney Store Exclusive in this case is NOT a great looking doll (even if it is more articulated) and Mattel wins out this round, which is usually the other way around.

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She looks absolutely GORGEOUS. She comes with three animal friends, Clover the Bunny, Robin the Robin, and Mia the Bluebird. Its actually a pretty darn cool toy because if you raise the animals up to her, they talk to her and Sofia talks back. Pretty neat! If I was a kid and going to be playing with this doll, I would be pretty thrilled. It works really well too, so I can see kids being really into this toy. For me though of course, shes going to be on the shelf, not really being played with, so the electronic features are a tad extraneous, making the price tag on this doll a bit much.

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Her hair was also really messy right out of the box, but she dosnt come with a brush. I used a brush from another toy to fix it a bit, but its not perfect. I even tried to pick the Sofia whose hair looked the least mussed, so your millage may vary on her hair.

Her gown is absolutely lovely though and is 100% spot on and show accurate. On the whole I think this doll looks fantastic, and for a display piece is a great buy (if a bit expensive).

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