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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Sofia the First has quickly become one of my daughter's favorite shows on Disney Jr. While she still like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Doc Mcstuffins, and The Backyardigans (on Nickelodeon) - Sofia is probably her favorite. I will admit, after purchasing the Sofia the First Magical Talking Castle (and all the problems we have had with it) I was skeptical of the Sofia and Minimus play set. While I am still not convinced that Mattel could not have done a better job - it seems like it is *good enough* to last for awhile.

Notes -

- Sofia requires a small fixture ( which is included) in order to stand. Even with the fixture my daughter has a hard time making her stand on carpet.

- Minimus' wings go up and down when he is raised and lowered - easily the best feature of the toy.

- Neither Minimus or the Sofia that is included interact with the voice box that is included in the Sofia the First magical Taking Castle.

- Sofia's hat falls off almost constantly

- Sofia can not hold onto the reins of Minimus.

- It is kind of difficult to get Sofia locked into place on Minimus - often times the first time Minimus flutters his wings she will get knocked off.

- Finally, while Minimus can stand on hard surfaces he has a very difficult time standing on carpet.

Final Verdict - While I am still disappointed with a couple of the design features of the toy it still brings a smile to my daughter, which is probably the most important aspect of any toy.

3 1/2 stars
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on June 14, 2013
That's the perfect description. As far as sofia toys this one is the best but it still is not great. The doll barely stays on. The wings pop off and Sofia's hat falls off all the time.. My aught er loves it but it requires a lot of y time to keep fixing the toy.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on September 10, 2013
If you have a little girl that adores Sofia the First, she will love this toy. The only complaint I have is that Minimus's wings detach ALL the time and my 3 year old asks me to fix it several times per day.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 7, 2013
The wings do fall off with very little pressure and a bit pricey for what you get but display wise it's nice. It's well liked by the child it was purchased for.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 27, 2014
I actually like this toy, the price that I got it for was amazing and the packaging was cute however it is a pain in the butt to separate the toys from the package. I thought the characters were really cute, Sophia is dressed in her riding gear and Minimus although slight plain is made of nice solid material. There is also a waiste holder off of Minimus saddle so Sophia can ride securely during a magic race.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 26, 2014
I think it's a little hard to get Sofia on Minimus. Plus his wings keep falling off. The box advertises that his wings flap (the saddle is even a button) but when you read the directions you have to move him up and down to make the wings work. It also states the wings will only flap with Sofia sitting on him. It's really cute, but I'm glad I didn't pay full price for it.
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on January 9, 2015
A cute idea, and I still don't understand why it's so hard to make a plastic Minimus figure that is of acceptable quality

What I love about it:
Sofia's size matches other play sets - the Sofia The First figure included in this set is a 3" figure, and matches the size of all of the other Sofia The First themed play sets

Sofia's hat is removable - I love the fact that you can remove Sofia's hat, I prefer Sofia without it

Minimus is adorable - Minimus is really cute, and measures just about 4.5" in height. Looks just like the Minimus in the Sofia The First series and is brightly colored

Sofia's outfit - Sofia's outfit is different on this doll, instead of her purple signature dress, we see her wearing an adorable purple riding outfit with matching boots (which are not removable)

Sofia actually has legs - this Sofia The First figure is one of the first where the doll actually has legs. What I mean by that, is that the legs are separated and not just a plastic round or oval platform under the dolls dress like in most of the other Sofia The First figures of this size

Minimus' wings move - you can make Minimus flap his wings and pretend to fly with Sofia on his back

What I don't love about it:
The style of Sofia's hat - the hat is supposed to be a fancy purple hat that is stylish, instead it's way oversized and looks like a tacky hard hat from a construction zone

The hat doesn't stay on - personally, I don't like Sofia's hat in this set at all, but if you do, and you are planning on using this Sofia The First doll with the hat, it's important to note that the hat falls off constantly because there is no peg of any kind to hold it on Sofia's head and it just sort of sits on top of her head

Sofia is hard to seat on Minimus - seating the Sofia The First doll on Minimus' back is a lesson in science and balance. It takes a lot of time and patience (and I'm an adult) to get Sofia positioned properly on Minimus' back so that Sofia doesn't fall off when you try to move Minimus

Minimus' wings constantly come unclipped - Minimus' wings are clipped onto the side of his body. Unfortunately, these clips are not very strong, and when they pivot back and forth a couple of times, which is necessary to make Minimus "fly" the clips end up coming off, and the wings fall off. I would have preferred to see permanently attached wings

Only this Sofia The First doll can ride Minimus - if you have other Sofia The First dolls, or any of Sofia The First friend's, you might think it will be fun to have them ride on Minimus. Unfortunately, only this Sofia The First doll sits on Minimus, as the other figures from other sets all have a different type of bottom and not spread apart legs. With some balance, I was able to get James from the Royal Family Playset to sort of balance on Minimus, but not nearly as well as this Sofia The First figure does

The reins on Minimus are just for show - Sofia The First cannot actually hold the reins on Minimus, so the reins are more just for show. It would have been nice if the Sofia figure could grasp the reins in between her hands

This set features a cute Minimus horse and a new outfit on Sofia The First, but not much else
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 30, 2014
Smaller than expected. My fault for not reading the fine print. Her hat pops off, so could be a choking hazard for smaller kids.
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on July 15, 2014
Great fun for any little girl!
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on July 2, 2014
This was a gift, so I can't attest to durability, but it looked great. It seemed to be a very good value.
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