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Barbie "Shopping Time" Cash Register

May 20, 2009
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Pros:Ultra girly, clearly audible voice, sturdy microphone, and the girls love it!!!

Cons:Handheld scanner doesn't work, money is flimsy, quarters don't allow drawer to shut, pricey.

The Bottom Line: If you can get this on sale it is actually not a bad register!!!


Despite the fact that I repetitively tell my family not to purchase talking/electronic/battery-eating toys for my children, when birthdays and holidays roll around my efforts are in vain.

This year, when my lil' girls turned 3 and 4, the Barbie "Shopping Time" Cash Register was amongst the bounty of offerings at the birthday bash.  But when I saw how quickly my two princesses became enchanted by this toy, I figured I'd give it a chance. 

Now I can't write this review without mentioning that about a year ago, my 4 year old played with an older model Barbie cash register at a playgroup.  In the midst of a caucophony of Barbie chatter, I heard the machine blurt out something to the effect of "We don't have enough money - better use our credit card!!!" in Barbie's high-pitched, overly happy voice.  My stomach turned; what an absolutely deplorable message to send to children!!!

THANKFULLY, this machine is powered by a much more sensible Barbie...

The register comes with coins (pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters, though the quarters don't quite fit into their designated section of the till - they prevent the cash drawer from closing. No crisis; we just placed them in another area), paper money (a bit on the flimsy side, but official Barbie tender nonetheless), a LOT of dual-sided item card, and dual-sided storefront cards.

The item cards can be scanned in the card slide on the register, and that item is announced by Barbie along with its respective price.  Not bad.  And the storefront cards can be placed on the register; your lil' cashier then punches in the corresponding item number, and again Barbie announces item and price.

So far, so good.  But the one main thing my girls were after was the scanner.  And, quite frankly, it stinks.  It is a dummy scanner.  It does not actually scan ANYTHING, and actually just blurts out "new item" and random prices when it is touched.  And it doesn't take much - it is VERY sensitive.  The older model, whilst promoting the use of credit cards, at least had a working hand scanner.

One plus is the microphone. It is not on one of those cords that can easily be bent, rendering the mike unusable.  Rather it is on a gooseneck and seems quite sturdy.  And, quite frankly, not too loud. 

All in all, not a bad little toy.  Just wish the stupid scanner actually did something.  But we can counter its lack of  performance by entering in our own imagination.

I will also say I am glad this was a gift, as the $40 price tag on this unit is a bit terrifying.


Recommend this product? Yes


Amount Paid (US$): 34.99
Type of Toy: Playscene


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