We aren’t celebrating Valentine’s Day this year, oh no! At 8 years old, my fiercely independent and feisty daughter is not interested in boys. She loves her friends and even though we do have ups and downs (something I have discovered since having a girl), she has a good bunch of friends and she loves nothing more than playing with them and her favourite toy of choice? L.O.L. Surprise! of course.
L.O.L. Surprise! were the must-have toys in 2017 with two series of these ultra-collectable dolls which sold out and unsurprising winner of Toy of the Year and on every list of top toys.
The idea behind L.O.L. Suprise! dolls is simple, yet so clever and the way it is designed makes it so appealing to children. In every L.O.L. Surprise! ball, there are seven surprises to unwrap and each surprise is hidden in a different layer. The plastic wrapping has ‘zips’ where you can easily unzip the next part of the wrapper and the final surprises all come in individual bags. Inside each L.O.L. Surprise! is a secret message, stickers, shoes, outfit, drinks bottle, accessory and doll and the doll comes inside a plastic ball. Once opened, the plastic ball can be used as storage, a stand for your doll and a playset. The end result is a cute toy that you can collect and play with but the real fun comes in the excitement of pealing off each new layer to find out what is hidden inside.
Costing around £10, the first two series of L.O.L. Surprise! have been a huge success and 14th February sees the launch of series 3. This series promises to be better than ever with nine surprises hidden inside, which is sure to get L.O.L. Surprise! fans very excited.
My daughter was certainly excited when we received an exclusive peek at these new dolls. L.O.L. Surprise! Confetti Pop is the name and it does give a big clue to one of the surprises but before you grab your hoover, read on and find out all about it.
The L.O.L Surprise! Confetti Pop looks very similar to the first two series in shape and style with a nice yellow wrapper on the outside. There are a whole new range of L.O.L. Surprise! dolls inside to collect and as with the previous series, there are accessories, outfits, water bottles, stickers and a secret message. But the plastic case is rather different with a piece at the top that spins around to reveal sets of doors. This was enough to send my daughter into an excited squealing frenzy. As you open each set of doors, you reveal small bags containing the outfits and accessories but where is the L.O.L. Surprise! Doll?
Once all of the mysterious doors are opened, there is a ribbon. You have to tip the ball upside down and pull the ribbon and out pops not only the new L.O.L. doll (wrapped in a bag) but also lots of confetti. It is a bit messy but such a fun idea and my daughter absolutely loved it. Oh my goodness, she loved it all, the new design with the little doors, the confetti, the ‘popping’ mechanism which you can recreate over and over too.
Our first L.O.L. Surprise! Confetti Pop doll is *drumroll please* Babydoll and she is super cute. She is ready for bed and comes with her hair in rollers, wearing a nightie, slippers with added pompoms and a sleep mask. She is ‘adorbs’ according to my daughter and she couldn’t wait to scoop up the confetti and pop the ball all over again.
The L.O.L. Surprise! dolls are great for imaginative play. The outfits and accessories are all interchangeable and my daughter loves playing L.O.L. with one of her best friends and they spend hours playing, swapping outfits and making their own little L.O.L world. Everything is small and so it makes it easy to carry around wherever you go. The dolls can also be played with, in water and by putting them in warm and cold water, even more surprises will be revealed.
As well as the L.O.L. Surprise! Confetti Pop (RRP £10.99), there are also two other new additions to the L.O.L. Surprise! collection. L.O.L. Surprise! Lil Sisters are making a return and they are cute miniature baby versions of the bigger L.O.L. dolls. This is the first Lil Sister doll we have seen and with five surprises hidden inside, my daughter loved unwrapping her Lil Sis as much as the bigger dolls. The Lil Sis dolls come with a doll, a clue, reveal stickers and accessories and you can also bathe the doll to reveal a colour change surprise. Lil Sis’s ball can be used as a keyring or used in the bath. The accessories can be used with the L.O.L Surprise! Confetti Pop dolls and our Lil Sis matched our bigger doll (which was a lovely surprise) and she came with a matching hair in rollers, slippers and a cute bag for her big sister.
Alongside L.O.L. Surprise! Confetti Pop and Lil Sister dolls you can also find seven surprises in each new L.O.L Surprise! Pet. With puppies, kittens, bunnies and ultra-rare hamsters to collect, each pet comes with a water bottle inside and you can either feed or bathe your pet to find out if it cries, spits, tinkles or colour changes. You can mix and match your cute L.O.L Surprise! Pets accessories with your L.O.L Surprise! Dolls and L.O.L Surprise! Lil Sisters to create an L.O.L. family.
We love L.O.L. Surprise! and I know that my daughter is all ready to spend her pocket money over the next few months adding to her collection. In the meantime, she has a very special ‘Galentine’s’ card and Lil Sister to give away to her BFF and I’m sure that her BFF will be thrilled to receive such a special treat.