As the mom to two boys, the most exciting part about starting a toy review channel on YouTube is the fact that we’re also reviewing (and playing with) girl toys! In the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to play with friends’ little girls and my sweet niece, but there hasn’t been much demand for dolls, kitties, princesses, or pinks and purples in my home. Having said that, my boys had almost as much fun as I did playing with the Barbie Flippin’ Pup Pool!
This super cute playset from Mattel is part of the Chelsea doll’s world collection. It includes Chelsea, wearing a heart-patterned swimsuit, a yellow duck tube float, and she’s holding a pink dolphin toy that squirts water. Accompanying Chelsea are her dog Taffy and two puppies. The toys each add their own fun stunts to the playground, which includes the pup pool, a big slide, and a diving board. Taffy performs a flip worthy of 10 points from the slide. The other puppies can ride their dog-bone floaty down the slide or jump off the diving board. Chealsea can slide down the slide herself, but she required us to hold her while jumping off the diving board, as the doll cannot stand up by herself, which is typical for Barbie dolls. My boys loved playing with the two smaller puppies because they are squirt toys.
We also had a Kira doll, sold separately, join the pool party. Kira wears a purple and teal swimsuit and she has a purple whale tube float. Her hair is styled in adorable thick pigtails. The Chelsea doll’s world series also includes one other dolls for add-on.
The three friends are also sold as a set.
My boys and I played with this playset for hours. We sent Batman down the slide. Some SickBricks jumped off the diving board. Other guest appearances included: Shopkins, Hello Kitty, and My Little Pony. You name it, if we had the figurine, we flipped it!
We finally cleaned up and set out all the toys to dry in time for dinner. The boys kept asking to play more, but I had to explain that the Barbie Flippin’ Pup Pool is prize pack #1 for our latest giveaway. LINK TO GIVEAWAY HERE I promised them that we’d have more Barbie toys to play in the future! Yay for girl toys!