32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Maybe the Fairy Godmother's wand had a budget.,
This review is from: Cinderella Transforming Carriage Doll Accessories (Toy)
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My daughter's been getting into Cinderella recently, and wanted this carriage toy as soon as she saw it in the store. When I picked it up and looked everything over, I could tell right off the bat that this toy was cheaply made. The quality of the plastic, how flimsy it felt, zero articulation on the horse...and this is for a toy that's running upward of fifty bucks? As usual, it's the Disney name that boosts the price and not the quality of the toy. Still, this is one of the only big Cinderella carriages out there that I've seen, and it's sure to make any young fan of the movie happy.
I'll get the main selling point of this toy out of the way first- the "transformation" feature. It wouldn't surprise me if most kids who get this toy ignore the feature altogether after the first time they do it. Lift the blue frame/vines of the carriage up and the wheels pop up into place. Next, pull the cord in front of the carriage, and the pumpkin covering will go into the top of the carriage, giving it a cute pink decoration. This cord also becomes the reigns for the horse, and goes on the sides of its saddle. The transformation process is easy to do, though many people have experienced problems with the cord breaking or getting stuck. I recommend doing this part slowly and in a straight pull if you can in order to prevent problems. The wheels actually move (to my surprise) and there's room in the carriage for one doll...maybe two if you can cram another in there. This set does not include a Cinderella doll, which to me, is a big letdown. As for the horse, it's pretty big, but made of a light plastic and has no articulation in the legs. Another letdown in my book.
It's the quality of the plastic that puts this toy down to an average score for me. This whole toy feels cheap and rushed. If it were better made, I could understand the slightly high price tag. Heck, even if it came with a Cinderella doll I'd be ok with it. It's a shame too because as far as the appearance goes, the carriage is colorful and gorgeous. The best part is that there aren't any stickers that need to be applied!
My daughter loves it, and that's what really matters, but for parents on the fence about spending the money on this toy, you might want to go with something else. There are a lot of cool Cinderella toys out there right now. This would make a nice secondary toy, if you can get it for a good price. Wait for the inevitable price drop.