***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Last week when I was in Hollywood, I met some great new bloggy-buddies. One of them was a Dad named Craig. (It was so nice to have a male on board to help break up the estrogen a little bit!)
Of course we've chatted online since coming home, and he noticed a picture on my Instagram. In this pic, Sophie and Xander are playing with a couple of dolls. Craig, being the proud Dad of 2 daughters, immediately recognized one of the dolls was a Groovy Girls Doll from Manhattan Toy Company. I was rather impressed by this Dad. He really knows his stuff!
Craig's daughters have loved Groovy Girls for years, and he was thrilled to see that they're still around and thriving. Not only are they still in high demand with girls everywhere, they are actually celebrating their Sweet 16! How exciting is that?!
Groovy Girls, from parent company The Manhattan Toy Company, have been a worldwide phenomenon since 1998 when they introduced Liza, Lucy, Lexi and Lupe -- soft sculptured dolls with a shy smile and funky vibe. Sweet 16 years later, The Manhattan Toy Company is introducing three Special Edition Sweet 16 Dolls and four "Core" dolls that start with the letter "B" -- Brooklyn, Bailey, Bayani and Brenna. And at just $15 for the new 2014 core dolls and $20 for the Special Edition dolls, Groovy Girls are a chic deal that’s just too groovy to pass up.
What makes Groovy Girls different from other dolls is a deeper, more compelling message for both children and parents. Each Groovy Girls character has a unique, one of a kind look expressed in her hairstyle, skin tone and hip outfit — just like girls in real life. Another part of the Groovy Girls’ appeal is their consistent look that has been gently refreshed over the years. In fact, their original designer still works there today!
Our Groovy Girls Review :
We received the brand new Brooklyn doll to check out, as well as the Totally Tentastic play tent. They arrived with lightning speed, and my kids nagged and nagged until I opened them. (They sat in a box teasing them for a week while I was in Los Angeles!)
As you can see, Brooklyn is definitely a fashionista with a very creative sense of style. She has curly blonde hair with fabulous violet highlights to match her eyes, and she is decked out in a very edgy, colorful outfit.
The Totally Tentastic tent is also quite fashionable, featuring vibrant colors and fun, funky prints. This tent has a zipper-opening like a real tent would, and it also has windows and a "door" that can be tied open for endless play possibilities.
Brooklyn looks right at home in her tent, doesn't she? This tent is generously sized and can accommodate other toys as well. My Xander likes having his toy dinosaurs invade the campground, but of course, Brooklyn always saves the day. (Boys will be boys, right?)
My daughter Sophie absolutely adores Groovy Girls. She loves being able to snuggle her doll during story time, and she also enjoys "pretend camping" with her. Of course this camping trip always seems to involve shoe-shopping and make-up, but I'm not going to burst my little divas bubble just yet.
Overall, we're totally digging Groovy Girls. We love the positive message these dolls send to young ladies, and as a mom, anything that empowers my daughter and gives her confidence to be exactly who she is gets an A+ in my book.
In fact, the Groovy Girls are such a hit in my home that I know I will have to add to the collection soon. After all, Brooklyn will need some of her groovy pals to chill with!
Happy Sweet 16, Groovy Girls! Here's to 16 more wonderful years!
How to Connect :
You can buy your own Groovy Girls Doll for the low price of $15 for the new 2014 core dolls, and $20 for the Special Edition dolls.
You can also grab the Totally Tentastic Tent for $24 at specialty toy shops throughout the U.S or online at Manhattantoy.com
You can also connect with The Manhattan Toy Company on Facebook, on twitter, on Pinterest, on Instagram, and even on YouTube!
(Yep! This is a brand that LOVES being social! So stop and say "Hello!")
Enter to WIN :
I am thrilled to announce that one lucky reader will be receiving a Groovy Girls Brooklyn Doll AND the Totally Tentastic play tent!
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