Friday, 2 August 2019

Blume Dolls - Review

(AD/gifted - We received these items for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

Like many children her age, E is absolutely obsessed with collectable toys - even more so if they are of the doll variety!

Blume Dolls are brand new on the market and I think that they bring a little bit extra to the collectables world. From the outer packaging, not too much is given away but from the flowerpot shape and designs, you can see a bit of a gardening aspect added - something that I haven't yet seen with children's collectables.


E received three Blume Dolls to test out for herself and couldn't wait to see who was inside each flowerpot. 




Once you've removed the outer film, you have your flowerpot ready to go. The pots come in different colours, each one corresponding to the rarity of the doll that you will find inside, so you do get a bit of an inkling as to what to expect. Underneath the lid, you'll see a collector's sheet, telling you more about the 22 different Blume dolls that you can find and their rarity. You will also see a miniature watering can.





You are then instructed to peel back the foil to reveal a layer that you pour water onto from your watering can. You can watch my video below to see what happens once you've watered your pot.


 
The water seeps through, making the Blume doll's hair expand and start to pop through. I like that the process is quite quick. E can get bored very easily so if she had to wait a while for her doll to be exposed, I know she'd get fed up. I was actually blown away by this concept and I believe I verbalised a "Wow!" 


Once the excitement of getting your doll is over, you can easily open up the flowerpot to reveal a home for your new Blume doll. Inside you'll see some more surprises. Here we found a mirror/stand, a friend for our doll, clothing and shoes and a little sticker sheet.


E loved decorating the inside of her Blume dolls pot with her stickers and once you've collected more than one doll, you can mix and match their outfits too. Not only that, but the hair is removable too so you can switch them around as much as you'd like, they clip onto a little bun that is hidden underneath. 



The Blume dolls themselves are really cute and E likes the extended play aspect. Although the watering and element of surprise is over fast, it is nice that it comes with a little playset that encourages creativity and imagination. If you keep the lids and remove your dolls hair, they can fit inside and be tidied away easily too. 




I imagine that Blume Dolls will be a huge hit this year as it's genuinely a toy that I, as a parent, really loved. They are suitable for children aged 3 and up and are available to buy from Argos and all good toy retailers for £9.99.

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