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Little Dreams Life Size Doll - The "Walking Doll" that doesn't

Dec 30, 2009
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  • User Rating: Disappointing

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Pros:pretty from afar, big, pretty outfit, cheap

Cons:cheap cheap cheap, doesn't walk, hard to dress

The Bottom Line: A Black Friday Deal That Wasn't.


I do the crazy shopping before the sun-rises on Black Friday every year. This year my shopping buddy insisted on going to Wal-Mart so I made a list from their circular of the things that my kids would like which included mostly DVDs, Wii & DS games and girly playsets for my daughter.  I saw they also had this Little Dreams Life Size Doll for just $9 so I figured why the heck not. Every Christmas my 4 year old daughter tends to get a lot of gifts that are very inexpensive ($5 barbies and playsets I can get on sale) and my 9 year old son is ripping into electronics that are way more costly. I thought this big doll under the tree would look like "a big deal" for her. Also, I knew that her "big" gift would be coming later at Grandma's house - an expensive American Girl doll.

The display of these dolls had several styles of various hair and skin colors - dolls dressed as mermaids, princesses, and ballerinas. I picked a blonde haired and blue eyed doll in a dress that looked like Cinderella's blue gown. It also came with an extra outfit (pink top and plaid skirt).  This is billed as a Life Size doll, though it is just 32 inches tall - making it quite large but still slightly smaller than my 38" daughter. From Little Dreams (a company I've never heard of) it says in the box on big letters Walking Doll.

That should mean that it walks, correct?

Well, not so much.

My first tip off was when I examined the box and couldn't find any mention of batteries. So then we took it out of the box and I saw just how lightweight it was. The doll is made of vinyl and is entirely hollow. It is the quality of a doll you might find at the dollar store. So, it has jointed arms and legs and you can pretend to make it walk. But, this doll can't stand up on its own even though it has on big rubber shoes that look like the old-fashioned "first walker shoes" that you would buy for a baby.

My daughter played with this doll for a bit and wanted to change its clothes to the other outfit. The Cinderella gown and handless white satin gloves look really pretty but they are pretty low quality - like cheap dress up clothes and are not meant to withstand much outfit changing action.  She needed my help to put her into the pink top and skirt outfit and particularly struggled with both of them. This doll is quite busty with ample hips and the extra outfit fits skin tight and is like something you'd expect to see on Barbie not a "wholesome" little girl doll. To be blunt, it is hooker-ish. I was pleased when she wanted the doll switched back to the Cinderella dress.

And now, we have a cheap doll that doesn't do as advertised (Walk). Sure, it looks big but it holds very little interest for my daughter. This doll may look like Ooh & Ahh under the tree but it is just that. Something to look at. The only thing I can think of is to get a stand for it (so it doesn't topple over) and use it for a decoration piece.

Even though I only paid $9 for this, that was $9 too much. I could have and should have just skipped this "deal".


Recommend this product? No


Amount Paid (US$): 9
Type of Toy: Playscene
Age Range of Child: 3 to 5 Years

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