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Yes this was just the thing - Get the clothes as well though for maximum playability
on 2 April 2013
Of my three offspring, the five year old girl is the toughest to buy for. I have an eleven year old boy, and an eight year old boy, and they're quite easy, because I was once an eight year old and eleven year old boy myself, although not at the same time, and in a way there's a part of me that still is. But I've never been a five year old girl, not even once.
Also, that's a tricky age anyway, because they can't quite articulate precisely what they want; so my remit was
She: "I want a doll, with stripy stockings"
Me: "Like a rag doll?"
She: "And she's got different clothes"
Me: "A fashion doll? Like a barbie?"
Me thinks: (heart sinks. So soon?! No, please don't let her fall for that souless commercial franchise already!)
Me (thinks): (Oh thank god!)
She: "You can cuddle her"
Me: "So a rag doll? You want a rag doll, like Jemima in..."
Me thinks: (oh what's the use; I work with people who can't remember Play School)
Me: "With stripy legs. Yeah, I get it."
But this filled the remit and then some. Much much more charisma than Jemima ever had, very well made, fair trade, and if you get one of the five or six packets of clothes - any one of which provides numerous combinations, you can change her outfit meaning she's a play-with role-play toy as well as a cuddling/companion toy. Recommend buying one of the set of clothes to maximise playability and give her a unique appeal over other soft toys competing for attention.
The manufacturers think she's called Rosanne, but my daughter is insistent her name is Amy. Lol... but that's the only criticism. C'mon guys, get the name right!