It is so hard to figure out just what the go to gift for the season will be. Everyone speculates, but nobody really knows. I feel the same way with my own children. I make guesses about what I think they want or will like, but sometimes I am totally wrong. Recently I was surprised and pleased by Danica’s reaction to one of her birthday gifts.
Famosa sent me their Pinypon Snow Ski Lodge ($39.99) and Snow Car and Tow ($12.99) to review and I used them as birthday gifts for my now 7 year old Danica. I knew by looking at them online that she would probably like them even though I had never heard of them or heard her talk about them. I didn’t realize that Danica and her brothers, and cousins would all LOVE them. She immediately recognized them from a commercial she had seen and said “are these the ones you can take off their heads?”
She was right, these little pint sized doll figures are fun for girls as they are interchangeable by popping off their hair, heads and bodies so you can configure them with different outfits, hairstyles and accessories. Not only that, but each doll has two different faces, one in the front and one on the reverse side so you can choose their facial expressions.
Danica and her cousin Josie were completely smitten with the dolls and the Ski Lodge which comes with over 50 accessories including skis, snowboards, a snowman (which you can also change accessories on) and best of all an ice rink which you can actually fill with water and freeze (we haven’t tried that yet). I love that this set comes with 3 figures and one of those is a boy. It seems often toys like this will just come with one figure and require you to buy more seperately. You can still buy more figures for the Pinypon’s, but they come with more to start.
My boys Kurtis and Keegan and their cousin Brock were completely taken with the snowmobile and sled which came with the Ski Lodge. The boys were fighting over the snowmobile. I mean really, how many toys come with a snowmobile. It is adorable and they have played with it every day since Danica received it.
She also recieved the Snow Car and Tow which is another popular item with Danica and the boys. This cute little pink car comes with a trailer which opens to store the ski supplies and also has a rack on top of the trailer for a set of skis and a snowboard which come included. The trailer also can hitch onto the snowmobile from the Ski Lodge set so they are often pulling the trailer with the snowmobile. The car and trailer come with stickers which your child can use to decorate as they desire (Danica hasn’t gotten around to this yet).
I will say there are A LOT of tiny little pieces that come with these sets so the only challenge is keeping all of those pieces together and out of the mouth of my baby. My other word of caution is that the lodge comes with many stickers to be applied and this was a long process.
Famosa, the makers of Pinypon, want to offer one lucky reader a toy featured in this post or a Nenuco Sleep with Me Baby Doll and Cradle (available for purchase at Kmart or Toys “R” US.) Your choice, up to a $40 value!
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Disclosure: I received samples for the purpose of this post. All thoughts remain my own.