We were very excited to be given the opportunity to review this new Project Mc2 doll. These dolls are based on the original characters in the Netflix original series. The girls absolutely love dolls and I knew that it would be a hit with them. What I really loved about the concept was that the doll is made to encourage girls to get into science. Anything that might inspire my girls to get involved in science or to look outside of the box is always going to be of interest to me.
The doll we were sent arrived in very fancy packaging. The doll is clearly a very trendy and happy doll, but intelligent also. The package includes a panda speaker that can be activated by using apple slices as a battery. The citric acid in the apple actually makes the speaker work.
Now my younger children are aged 5 and 3, so it would be quite difficult to get them to understand this concept. However, the eldest child was happy to take over the science experiment and help the younger girls. She did make it work and we were very happy with the outcome.
The younger girls were content that this doll was a "fashion" doll with lots of accessories and trendy clothes. I know this can seem quite shallow - but my girls enjoy stripping dolls off and dressing them in new clothes or shoes. It's all about creative play and this encourages them to get involved with dressing the doll but at the same time making them aware that it is not just about looks and fashion - this doll is showing us that "smart is the new cool."
I think that this doll would be best suited to a child a bit older than my girls. It is great for teaching them about rounded individuals and interests. One thing about the doll is that it is very thin. I know that some mums and dads are quite concerned about this. Maybe in the future the dolls could be made in different shapes and sizes, after all there is no one size fits all approach.
Rosie is pictured about with the doll. She particularly loves her thick curly hair, her clothes and the fact that she is "poseable." (Rosie watches a lot of Youtube video toy reviews so she has all of the terminology in her vocabulary!)
The dolls are available from all good toy shops and prices start from around £18.
Disclosure: I was sent this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. All words and views are my own.