Friday, 28 April 2017

Pinypon Tales


Ever since I saw Famosa's Pinypon at the Toy Fair few years ago, I fell in love with the cuteness of these little dolls and playsets. It would have been something I would be collecting when I was little! I never got the opportunity to collect them after, as the kids always have something they already want, so I couldn't use their birthday or Christmas as an excuse, but thanks to Bandai, who have sent us a lovely Happy Parcel containing Pinypon toys from their Tale range, we now own these cuties, and I can finally introduce the kids to them!

PinyPon Fairytale, Bandai toys, princess dolls

PinyPon Fairytale, Bandai toys, princess dolls
Nicely wrapped Happy Mail!
We've received the following to review (all suitable for 4 years old and above):

Pinypon Tales - Carriage Playset £14.99
Pinypon Tales - Peter Pan and Captain Hook Pack (new addition to the range) £9.99
Pinypon Tales - Figure and Pet: Little Red Riding Hood £4.99
Pinypon Tales - Figure and Pet: Pinocchio (new addition to the range) £4.99

They are available in stores and online.


PinyPon Fairytale, Bandai toys, princess dolls

PinyPon Fairytale, Bandai toys, princess dolls

The Pinypon Tales Carriage Playset comes with a Pinypon doll as a princess figure, a carriage, a filled treasure chest, additional accessories, sticker sheet and an instruction sheet.

There are certainly surprises with Pinypon! I didn't realise they are interchangable dolls, so you can take them apart and create your own version of the Pinypon doll. Each doll also comes with 2 expressions, so you can do a more elaborate role-play with them!

With the stickers from the carriage set, you can decorate your own carriage too. There are instructions for where some of the stickers should go, and the rest are for decoration, but if you have your own idea, then you can get as creative as you want!

All the accessories can be either used on a Pinypon doll's hair and hand, and some can be hooked around their neck too.


PinyPon Fairytale, Bandai toys, princess dolls

The carriage allows you to crown your Pinypon doll! Simply turn the yellow heart at the top of the carriage to lower the crown.


PinyPon Fairytale, Bandai toys, princess dolls

PinyPon Fairytale, Bandai toys, princess dolls

We had lots of fun decorating our carriage! There are so many stickers, it took us a while to consider what should be used (we didn't want to over do it).


PinyPon Fairytale, Bandai toys, princess dolls

With the Pinypon doll that dressed up as a princess taken apart, she's ready to play swaps with her friends!



PinyPon Fairytale, Bandai toys, princess dolls

PinyPon Fairytale, Bandai toys, princess dolls

PinyPon Fairytale, Bandai toys, princess dolls

Packs come with 2 Pinypon dolls, a pet and accessories (lots of it!), but instead of a pet, the new Pinypon Tales Peter Pan and Captain Hook Pack comes with Tinkerbell! Her wings are stunning! I wasn't able to remove her head (just her hair) like other "pets", although you can definitely turn it around for another expression.

How cute are they? Even Captain Hook looks adorable! Although the range is comparatively more affordable than many, the quality is brilliant! And it's not all plastic either, Captain Hook and Peter Pan's hats are made with fleece so they are soft and can be put on most of the hair pieces.

I just noticed that Tinkerbell's hair has 2 holes on the top, almost like you can put a thread through to make a key ring or phone charm? Her size is certainly perfect for it!


PinyPon Fairytale, Bandai toys, princess dolls

The new Pinypon Tale Figure and Pet range has expanded with the new Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Pocahontas and, I don't think I know the last one, it looks like Mary Poppins? Judging from this picture, they seem to have retired Alice in Wonderland, I'm not 100% sure though. The rest in the range are Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White and Rapunzel. The Pinypons are certainly having lots of fun playing dressing up!


PinyPon Fairytale, Bandai toys, princess dolls

Pinypon Tales Pinocchio Figure and Pet is a really interesting set, because the back of the normal Pinypon face is a wooden one, where you can attach the infamous long nose on!


PinyPon Fairytale, Bandai toys, princess dolls

I think Pinypon Tales Little Red Riding Hood Figure and Pet set is my favourite, she just look so attractive, and I adore her hairstyle! Abby pinned the bread on her head, which looked like a really cute hair clip, unfortunately I lost that picture!

I know it's weird to swap the pets' heads, I just wanted to show you that they are removable, and for something that's removable, it's almost a crime not to do something about it.

So I did the following with the Pinypons from the Tales range we've received as well:

PinyPon Fairytale, Bandai toys, princess dolls

I created: Italian chef, Snow White and Modern Girl! I just can't get over how cute they are!

The kids seem to prefer to play the Tales way, and tried to put the Pinypons back to how they were (but I love my creations!) after I took the pictures and let them play:

PinyPon Fairytale, Bandai toys, princess dolls

Clay especially love the Peter Pan and Captain Hook Pack, and Abby loves Little Red Riding Hood (with a bun hair clip).


We love them not just because they are super cute, but you can also have a choice of playing the playsets as they are, or get creative and do a more elaborate role-play, adding your own imagination it. There is huge range of Pinypon dolls and playsets, from the original dolls to Mermaids and fairies, figure packs to houses, there really is a lot you can get out of the Pinypon range! I think they are definitely worth collecting.