Disney Junior is a firm favourite in our house, and the girls both love watching Sofia The First. So they were delighted to get the chance to review some of the new collection of Sofia toys from JAKKS Pacific.
We’d love to do more vlogs so I thought this would be a great opportunity to dust off the video camera and practice my editing skills… you can watch the girls opening their new toys over on our YouTube channel, plus some outtakes! It’s surprisingly difficult to coordinate two kids on camera – we had a tantrum, Clara nearly broke the camera and at one point abandoned the toys in favour of the cardboard box (typical toddler!). However, we did have lots of fun making the videos so hopefully you will enjoy them!
You can see the outtakes here!
So here’s some more information about the toys we reviewed:
Sofia the First Royal Friend Figures (RRP £5.99) and Mini Playsets (RRP £9.99)
There’s a range of different playsets and figures available. We received Sofia, Ruby and Jade as individual figures, plus the Royal Prep Art Class and Amber’s Closet mini playsets. What I like about toys like this is that children can play with the figures or playsets by themselves, or add more to build up a collection – it’s great for birthdays or at Christmas, as you could buy one of the larger sets that is available and then ask family and friends to buy the smaller sets to add to the collection.
Children can collect Sofia in several different outfits, plus her sister Amber and friends Jade and Ruby. The 3 inch figures have movable arms and waists so they can sit and stand, and each comes with an animal friend from the programme. The mini playsets feature a spinning wall which reveals a magic surprise – Izzy was quite excited about spinning the mirror round to reveal Amber’s dresses, and using the paintbrush to add colour to Sofia’s portrait of Minimus. Each one also comes with a figure and some small accessories. The girls love playing with figure like these. The opportunities for play are endless and its so funny just observing them play and act out little scenes, pretending that the figures are talking.
Other available playsets include Minimus with his stable (RRP £19.99) and the Deluxe Castle (RRP £34.99), so your little ones can bring the magical kingdom of Enchancia to life at home.
Sofia the First Royal Camera (RRP £9.99)
For some reason both my girls love taking and looking at photos – I don’t know where they get that from! Clara will often ask to look at photos on my phone, while Izzy is quite good at taking a selfie. So having their very own Royal Camera is perfect for them – Clara was going round all day snapping away and pretending to take photos of everything and everyone. However, as you will see in our Outtakes video, it did cause a bit of a tantrum when Izzy dared to touch the camera!
Looking through the viewfinder, you can see different scenes featuring Sofia and her friends, plus it makes a real camera sound. I personally like the cute little bird on the top!
Sofia the First Royal Tiara (RRP £6.99)
This sparkly tiara is the perfect finishing touch to any princess outfit. Izzy and Clara both love dressing up and have a wardrobe full of princess dresses – Izzy loved dancing around the living room wearing the tiara, pretending she was Sofia, as you can see in our video!
Sofia the First Backpack (RRP £12.99)
I love this backpack. It’s much bigger than the other children’s backpacks we have and has wide adjustable straps, so it’s great if you are going out for the day or even for using as an overnight bag if the little ones are going on a sleepover. There’s lots of space in it, plus it’s got a roomy pocket on the front, so your little ones can easily fit in their toys. We will be taking this on holiday with us to carry toys, nappies and snacks on the plane. For now, Clara is content with filling it with toys and announcing that she is going on holiday.
All of these items are available to buy from Smyths Toys. You can catch new episodes of Sofia the First on Disney Junior weekdays at 4.30pm from 10th October.
*We were sent these toys by JAKKS Pacific in return for an honest review.*