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No gold chain streering wheel? Please.
on November 14, 2012
After the somewhat disappointing larger "transforming" Cinderella carriage toy that came out recently, I thought I'd give this smaller version a shot. As soon as my daughter woke up to see it at the foot of her bed, she was excited. Unlike the larger carriage, the one actually comes with Cinderella. It may be smaller, but honestly, I think most girls will get just as much out of this carriage as they would the big one.
The carriage stands at about 7 inches tall and is made of a slightly thin plastic. I think calling it 'flimsy' is a bit of an overstatement. It's fairly sturdy and nothing on it feels like it's going to break off easily. Each of the doors are on a single hinge, but they're secure. Each wheel rotates on its own, rolling along the floor without any problems. The carriage has a decent amount of detail and is painted white, blue, pink and silver. Cinderella's horse attaches easily too. I was surprised that the horse had realistic hair instead of sculpted hair. Fans of the My Little Pony toys will love this one too. As for the future princess herself, Cinderella can get out of her outfit just by squeezing the dress. This is part of the MagiClip series, so she can use other outfits from the line. Cinderella has limited articulation but it's understandable for this size and price. She fits inside the carriage perfectly, plus there's room for 3 additional figures of the same size.
From what I can tell, there's nothing to watch out for. No small parts that could be choking hazards in the chance that an infant got ahold of anything, and there's nothing sharp either. It'd be nice if something more were included, like maybe a sound feature or something that lights up. Or maybe a Fairy Godmother figure? Hey yeah, why ISN'T she included?
As it is, this carriage set isn't a bad deal at all. You're getting a carriage, its horse and Cinderella. Just think about how some toys like those 3 3/4" Star Wars figures cost about 1/2 this, and you'll see that Disney could be charging a bit more for it. This is a nice toy for those who might not be able to get the transforming pumpkin carriage, or if you're just looking for something that'll take up less room.