Friday, August 12, 2011
Mattel Gets Two Thumbs Up on the New Baby Playset
Today I received my 2 Barbie sets I ordered from Amazon. I anxiously ripped open the Barbie I Can Be Baby Sitter playset. This is one of the better sets that Mattel has done. I give it two thumbs up. There are a few downsides, but all in all, I love it. If you read my initial post about this set, you know that I originally purchased the Caucausian version from my local Target. I was supposed to be taking it back and exchanging it for a different set, but I've decided to keep it. It is definitely worth having both sets.
Here are all the pieces of the set.
All the pieces are very well made.
The doll has articulated legs, but her arms are positioned so she can lift the baby, by pulling on the huge lever in her back.
Aww, isn't that adorable. The head contraption is a little strange, though.
I love this little seat!
It opens from one side, just like the real thing. It also has a button on top that makes the seat move side to side.
The playpen also has some nice features. The bottom of the playpen is adjustable. It can be put at the bottom of the pen or about halfway up.
I guess this is just a container to hold the baby powder or other accessories.
This is NOT the bottle that came with the baby. The bottle that came with this set looks like a 2 liter soda bottle. I misplaced it during the picture taking, so I can't show it to you. I will have to find it, in order to test out the "drinking and wetting" scenario. Yes, this baby can wet the diaper, once she drinks water. The diaper actually turns color to make it appear like it is wet. Once dry, it turns back to normal. I think this is why the baby's head does not move, which originally was a downfall for me, but I can live with this.
So I know the baby looks really scary at this point with the open mouth, etc. But, I warmed up to her after realizing how well made she was. I will definitely have to find her a pacifier to put in her mouth to make her look a little more normal.
This baby has very soft arms and legs, which are flexible. Not sure how they did this, but it's really nice to see. As you can see, she can look like she is crawling. I like that this baby is older than an infant, but not quite a toddler.
Here she is hanging on to Julian. She is able to hold some nice poses.
Julian would make a wonderful brother to a little sister.
Joseph wanted to meet her.
Julian felt it was time she got in her seat. He was ready to go play with his toys.
"Good job, Julian".
This is the Mattel Krissy doll. I just wanted you guys to see that she too could fit in the new seat.
She can hold her ba ba with a little help. I dressed her in a Krissy outfit. I have lots of little clothes that can fit her.
Looks like she may be chewing on the nipple. She is probably teething.
I need to find her some parents real soon. She needs to be in the mix.
There are so many possibilities with this new little gem. To have a crawling baby that can get into all kinds of trouble, will be so much fun to work with.
Yeah, Mattel. You got this one right!