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Review of Barbie Dream House

Posted on | November 28, 2007 | 2 Comments

Massive Barbie dollhouse that our 4 year old loves.

 

Our daughter has wanted a dollhouse for ages now, since playing with her cousin Simone’s when visiting, so we decided to splash out for her recent 4th birthday.

Barbie dollhouse

Yep, its huge. She was gobsmacked when it was taken out of the box. Three storeys and about 3 foot tall, it now resides on our landing. There were too many little accessories for it to stay in the playroom, the baby was bound to eat some or all of them, so its best kept away from her.

It didn’t come with any dolls, we had to spend a little extra to buy a couple of Barbie to live there and a old shaven haired Bratz regularly visits with teddy. But there’s a large range of stuff to go into it and she spends her time arranging and rearranging the layout, with her Barbies, chatting away. Fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and three other rooms all to be sorted: bed, bath, beanbag seat, dressing table, goblets, vases, coffee table, candlesticks, a lamp that switches on and off, a flushing noise loo and plenty more accessories.

Barbie can travel in style up the the staircase, her legs slot into a holder, a lever is rotated and she glides to the third floor. The sides of the house can fold in to minimise the space it takes up for moving or storing it and its fairly easy to manoeuver as isn’t too heavy.

We purchased ours in Smyths for approximately €130.

 

Rated 4/5 on Nov 28 2007
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2 Responses to “Review of Barbie Dream House”

  1. Maz
    November 29th, 2007 @ 10:23 am

    I love it, I’d nearly invite my 26 year old self to your house just to play with your daughter and her barbies. I got a “Barbie Sunshine magic Van” one christmas and it was one of the best value toys I ever got. I had it for years and it morphed into so many things – I had a great imagination as a kid so it could be Barbies office one day, or a hotel or a shop or sometimes it was a camper van like it was supposed to be. It opened out and stood alone and the van part of it pulled off so that it was a cool pick up type truck for barbie to take her friends to the beach etc.

    It was something like this
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mattel-J9509-Barbie-Motorhome/dp/B000ELIXB8
    but it seemed bigger – although maybe I was just smaller.

  2. Manic Mammy
    November 29th, 2007 @ 12:37 pm

    Open invitation stands, Maz. Next time you’re in the locality!

    Yep, part of me is probably a tiny bit jealous of her having the dollhouse. It is deadly. The motorhome is class and probably would have appealed more to my early engineer tendancies, it looks more adaptable. I like it.

    I have also noticed the 2 year old, on his own, upstairs playing with it and his teddy when all the rest are downstairs or out and about, so it looks like it has a general appeal.

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