Farmers’ resident Toy Expert Stu has been reviewing the latest toys available in the “funnest” part of Your Department Store. Read on to learn more about the new Barbie dolls, and the board game Beat the Parents that tests the knowledge of the entire family.
Barbie Fashionistas (Available In-Store Only)
“New to the market in 2016 are the range of Barbie Fashionista dolls featuring 3 new body types for the first time ever! In the mix of dolls you will see petite, tall and curvy Barbie dolls as well as the every popular standard shape we all know and love. Plus, you’ll also find several new skin tones, eye colours and hairstyles representing a strong change from the look of dolls that have been offered in the past.
Mattel’s decision behind releasing the new Fashionistas collection was outlined by saying, “Girls everywhere now have infinitely more ways to play out their stories and spark their imaginations through Barbie. Along with more overall diversity, we proudly add three new body types to our line.”
With the release of the new range I see it as acknowledging the diversity in our culture and giving kids a play experience that they can relate to. The dolls are now more representative of a wider range of real females and the crafting of each doll is ultra realistic and of excellent quality. Dolls come wearing the latest on-trend fashions each with their own accessories including necklaces, earrings, sunglasses or shoes.”
Barbie Fashionistas are suitable for ages 3 and Up
Beat The Parents
“Beat the Parents is the brand new fun-filled trivia game for the whole family. Beat the Parents pits the kids against the grown ups, where adults answer questions about kids stuff and kids answer questions that parents should know!
Game play is simple, players take turns to ask questions and correct answers allow you to move pieces to the other side of the board. First team to get their pieces to the other side of the board wins.
Trivia is such a fun way to bring the family together and is becoming more and more popular with shows like The Chase and Family Feud. A great game to get the whole family involved, especially with the winter weather on its way!”
Recommended for Ages 6 and up
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