Want to see something ridiculously cute that just came in the mail?
Check this out!
I mean, c’mon. Cuteness overload!
Hello Kitty, which has been an iconic symbol of childhood ever since I was a little girl, myself, has just been released for the first time ever as a posable doll. She stands at 13.5 inches tall and has removable fashions so she can be dressed. She can also stand, sit and do various poses.
My only complaint about the doll is the variety of “styles” that she comes in. Options include dancer (shown above), princess, best friend and pop star. I’ll be the first to tell you that my daughter wanted the princess doll as soon as she saw a picture of it, but still, I find the options to be quite limiting, and to further enforce the idea that these are the only things for little girls to strive to become.
But I’m not going to blame the Hello Kitty Doll for the problems of the toy industry. That would hardly be fair. And admittedly, she is really fun to play with (yes, I have already had several tea parties with Miss Kitty). Both my toddler and my preschool enjoy toting her around quite a bit! And if you have a Hello Kitty fan in your house who loves to play with dolls as well, then you pretty much can’t get a better present than this one. She retails for $24.99 though at the time of this writing, was significantly higher on Amazon, which tells me she must be a bit hard to find this holiday season. Good luck, friends!
Thanks to Blip Toys for sending the doll our way for review!