My daughter Vanessa is not a fan of the Lalaloopsy dolls because their button-eyes remind her of the movie Coraline, which she’s only seen parts of because it scares her to death. So I wasn’t sure how she’d react to the Lala-Oopsies we recently got from Walmart.
Well… it turns out I don’t know my daughter as well as I thought!!
I first gave her Treasure, the Mini Lala-Oopsy Mermaid doll you see in the photo above, which comes with a tiny see-through purse, a treasure chest, a harp and a cute little pet crab — and Vanessa thought it was the cutest thing in the world. So I moved on to the larger doll, a mermaid called Opal, whose tail changes color when submerged in cold water, and my daughter ran for a pair scissors to free her new doll.
In no time, she was playing with Opal and her little pink pet, a squirting bath toy in the form of an octopus.
As a lover of all things pink, I know Vanessa’s favorite part was that all her dolls were pink with a bit of orange and yellow. She also loved their squishy heads, but she thought it was funny they didn’t have noses.
Finally, I told my daughter the dolls also came with a movie “Lala-Oopsies: A Sew Magical Tale” — a Walmart exclusive — and she was thrilled. The movie’s all about a magical, secret place where all Lala-Oopsies live, including ballerinas, mermaids and fairies and the lengths they have to go to save their homes when something happens to the strawberry milk that powers their land.
Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.