Back in May, I preordered these dolls for my daughters birthday. She turned 8 on June 1st and took it like a trooper when I told her that half of her gifts wouldn’t be here until August. Boy, was it worth the wait! She literally squealed when she opened the Amazon box up and has been playing with them since. The dolls seem really well constructed - their elbow and arm joints are flexible and they’re a good size for smaller hands. The outfits are all gorgeous as well.
As for the Lil’ Secret house, it’s very Polly Pocket-esque but not as well constructed as Polly was. The round holes where you are supposed to be able to peg the dolls in are not great — the doll regularly either falls out or won’t fit in at all. Regardless, it doesn’t bother my kiddo. She was sort of ticked about the fact that the houses, which are lockets, barely fit on the necklace chain they provide; some lockets didn’t fit at all so that’s something that the company really needs to get in front of.
All in all, I’m super satisfied with this doll and can’t wait to listen to the stories my third grader comes up with, playing with them all.
Shopkins Lil' Secrets Shoppies