My little girl loves all-things Disney, so I wasn’t surprised that her Wish List includes toys and dolls inspired by Frozen, Disney Princess, Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First. Pretend play and dress-up are two of her favorite playtime activities, so I knew she would adore her new Disney Princess Puppy Palace Pets Magic Dance Pumpkin, which topped Walmart’s Chosen By Kids Top 20 Toys List.
Pumpkin is Cinderella’s pet (who knew?) and reminiscent of the fairy tale, comes to life with a light-up magic wand. With the touch of the wand, this Royal Pup comes to life by speaking over a dozen phrases and sounds, following movement commands and performing two dance sequences. The pup itself is soft on the exterior with removable fur cuffs, an over-sized plush tail, a stately glittering tiara, and a chic satin tutu and bow. My daughter loves our little dog Niko and because he has white fur, she told me that Pumpkin reminded her of him.
While Pumpkin won’t likely replace a child’s wish for a real pet, we like how interactive she is. My daughter has been enjoying exploring all of her new Palace Pet’s abilities (she even tried to teach her to do tricks!) and has been “caring” for her like her own real pet.
While Pumpkin has some Disney-esque features, it is her phrases that clue you in to the connection between her and Cinderella. Parents can introduce or re-introduced the timeless story of the girl who never gave up and kept believing until her dreams came true.
Disney’s Princess Puppy Palace Pets Magic Dance Pumpkin is available at Walmart for $49.97 and can be placed on layaway through December 15th (Don’t forget the batteries as this toy requires 4 AA and 2 AAA)! Remember to input the receipts from all of your Holiday purchases into Savings Catcher and check your local ad to participate in Walmart’s Ad Match Guarantee (including layaway items).
And if you’re looking for additional gift ideas for the children in your life, check out these popular licensed toys:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Move Leo Action Figure ($11.99): Inspire imaginative play with a Ninja Turtle ‘tude with one of the most popular characters from the 2014 film. Leo is just one of several action figures children can collect from the line inspired by the film and was designed with exquisite detail to appear realistic.
Transformers Age of Extinction Generations Leader Class Optimus Prime Figure ($25.00): Transformers have been a longstanding favorite among kids, tweens, and teens, so it’s no surprise that this 2014 film inspired a brand new set of toys. As a mom to a little boy, I can attest to how integral pretend play is and this figure will inspire hours of film reenactments and new adventures. What children love most about this particular line of toys is how they convert from robots to vehicles.
Disney Frozen Karaoke Machine ($89.96): Now families can “Let It Go” in the comfort of their homes with this Karaoke Machine which features songs from the blockbuster film Frozen. The machine is easy to use and children can sing along by following the scrolling lyrics on the monitor. The machine also includes a bonus CD+G and lyric booklet.
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