Friday, August 17, 2012

Polly Pocket: Now with suction cups!

My daughter is a girly girl and she's in that in between stage where some toys have lots of pieces that are too little for her to keep up with and some toys are too big and made for babies for her to really be interested in. Yep, it's that crazy preschool age where you want to foster independence in your kids but at the same time don't want to be running around finding pieces to their toys at all times.

One toy that my daughter has been wanting for ages is the Polly Pocket toys. I always tell her no because when I look at them in Walmart all I see are a thousand of little pieces. This always makes me sad because the toys are cute and reasonably priced! :(

So guess what? Apparently, I'm not the only mom who felt this way so Polly Pocket came up with the perfect solution! Suction cups! Yep, that's right! Each Polly Pocket piece now has a cute little suction cup that attaches it to the other pieces! How cool is that?

My Take: My daughter and I got to try out two of the new Polly Pocket suction cup sets (pictured above). We were headed to the beach on vacation and I always let the kids pick one toy to bring with them. Since my daughter is the only girl, the two boys (my son and stepson) usually leave her out of the "boy" games so it was nice for her to bring along a toy that she and I could play with. 

First we opened the kitchen and loved all the pieces (although I must admit my son kept coming over and putting the dog in the oven...only boys). Then we opened the hangout house and it was on. My daughter loved it. She was able to put the pieces on in all kinds of creative ways and since she had two sets she had two dolls to play with!

 Yes, there were lots of little pieces but every one of them could be stuck to the hangout house to keep her from losing them. They were also pretty sturdy and held up to the tornado boys who accidently knocked the house over all the time! :/ Here's a close up of the suction cups:

I decided to let my daughter use her little lunchbox (she has tons) to put the pieces in and it makes a great carrying case. However, if Polly Pocket really wants to make some money they should think about creating a carrying case. I'm sure moms like me would hop all over that one! Overall this was a great toy that even a 4 year old could master playing with. She was able to keep up with all of the pieces (thanks to the case I gave her), she was able to use the suction cups (she could easily push them on and pull them off) and it kept her entertained for hours on end.

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Mattel Polly Pocket. I received a product samples and a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.

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