Powerpuff Girls-Superhero Buttercup

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Avoid The Talking Doll Unless You Want a Heiny Whipping

May 14, 2000 (Updated May 28, 2000)
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Pros:Look & say things like the characters

Cons:What they say is not very nice, scary eyes, hard to understand, scratches easily

My five year old loves the Powerpuff Girls. He thinks it is really neat that they are in kindergarten like he is and they have super powers and save the day. For Easter, his grandparents bought him all three of these talking Superhero Powerpuff Girls. (Yes, grandma spoils him rotten!)

My son loves them, of course. He also has the non-talking dolls, and actually plays with those more, which makes me very happy.

These dolls say a variety of phrases when you press their stomach. Now, if you have ever seen the show, you know that Buttercup is the toughest fighter and has a real attitude. This shows in some of the things this doll says. My personal "favorite" is "Somebody is asking for a heiney whipping." I almost had a fit when he started walking around saying this. My son asked me what it meant, he thought it meant to kick somebody in the behind. All of the phrases this doll says are related to fighting. The other two are not quite as bad, but Buttercup is the toughest fighter, so of course she has to sound the toughest.

The voice is kind of hard to understand. Several times my son and I thought they were saying something different than it actually said. For example, Pow, right in the kisser my son interpreted as No I'm not going to kiss her!

When the dolls talk, their eyes light up. This doll has green eyes and it looks really creepy when they light up. If you have a very young child, this may scare him or her. It gives me the creeps just looking at it.

The dolls have hard plastic heads, which scratch very easily. My son was very upset when he had scratches all over Blossom's face (from throwing her pretending she can fly). The doll was scratched up within 3 weeks.

While this toy brought great smiles and delight when he got it, he did not play with it that much. The first week it was non-stop hearing Buttercup, Bubbles and Blossom talk, but I think the thrill wore off when mommy kept telling him not to say what they said. Also, the dolls are an unusual size. They have extremely large heads and small bodies, and are not a comfortable fit in a child's hand.

Because they talk, they take out some of the fun in imaginative play. After the first week, my son rarely plays with these, although he brings them out to show to any friend who comes over. And, at night, he has to collect all his Powerpuff Girls and line them up before he goes to bed. Actually, he must be playing with these, because we are always looking for them before bedtime.


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