One of the collectible dolls that Abby really like is the new craze L.O.L. Surprise dolls by MGA Entertainment. The L.O.L (stands for Lil Outrageous Littles) Surprise balls are fairly big, which provides lots of fun surprises and play.
We tried to film an unwrapping video, and couldn't stop being silly at times! Both me and Abby certainly had lots of fun unwrapping and playing with the L.O.L surprise! We did quite a few things wrong in the clips as we didn't read the instructions properly, but I've updated the correct details in this blog post.
Each L.O.L Surprise ball (RRP £7.99, suitable for age 3+) is wrapped up in a few layers of wrappers. Simply pull the zip down to unwrap each layer.
Abby said that she loves unwrapping the layers by pulling the zip. You can see how much she enjoyed doing it in the clips! Here is Abby unwrapping the L.O.L Surprise:
Each layer hides a surprise, including a secret message sticker, a collectible stickers showing you what each doll might do if you feed or bath her, a cup (bottle), shoes and outfit. You'll then get to the ball, which contains another 2 wrapped up surprises, including an accessory and the doll herself, as well as a handle that can turn the ball into a carrier, a collector's sheet and instruction sheet.
The secret message is a bit hard for us to guess, luckily there is an answer printed upside down at the bottom corner! Ours says "Hot Shot".
The emoji stickers on the collectible sticker sheet are really cute, and we used them to decorate the L.O.L surprise ball. Abby also used one on the bottle, which I think fits perfectly.
Apart from the 2 stickers, you can use the rest of the surprises to dress up your doll. We received Super B.B. from the Theater Club (L.O.L Surprise dolls series 1 are categorised into 8 groups). And she is a Fancy level doll (there are Popular, Fancy, Rare and Ultra-rare dolls).
Here is Abby playing dress-up with Super B.B.:
Super B.B.'s outfit is quite easy to put on if you do it one part at a time. The cape was a bit more fiddly, and while I was trying to help Abby, Super B.B.'s head accidentally popped off! It was off camera but we couldn't stop laughing! Anyway, the more we look at the doll the cuter we think she is!
We love it that the ball itself is a playset for the L.O.L surprise doll. You can sit her in one half and serve her a plate of food and sip from her bottle, and you can bath her in the other half too. Although L.O.L surprise dolls are designed to dip inside water (fully submerged into ice water), we didn't think that the bath can keep the water in.
Here is our attempt to fill Super B.B. up with water to see what she can do. Before you watch the clip, please note that:
1. Each L.O.L surprise doll, when filled with water, can do one of the following: cry, spits or tinkle. We noticed a hole at the bottom of the body, so we thought that she can do both. But it appeared that our Super B.B. is a spitting doll!
2. We tried feeding Super B.B. water with the bottle, which took a while and the water did come out through the neck. Eventually we got there and suddenly realised that she can spit a lot. We then tried to make her suck up water directly from the sink (off camera. Squeeze her head, dip it into the water and slowly release your squeeze to suck up the water), and she spitted with force! It's less "role play" and humane I guess, but it showed that she worked.
As mentioned above, the L.O.L Surprise ball act as a playset for the L.O.L Surprise doll, but it also act as a stand to display your doll, and you can even carry your playset around after attaching the handle on the ball, or use it as a purse!
Here is Abby trying to fit it together:
We also managed to get our hands on a couple of the 4 ultra rare L.O.L Surprise baby dolls! They are really cute, and part of them changes colour when dipped into ice cold water.
Overall we really like the L.O.L Surprise. We think that it's perfect as a pocket money treat, and it's especially great for, dare I say: Christmas stocking filler! I wonder if they'll release a range in AW2017 that has something Christmassy?
You can buy the L.O.L Surprise now at all good toy stores.