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Mattel - Barbie - Tawny the Horse

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  • Barbie loves her beautiful horse, Tawny!
  • Tawny is just like a real horse she really walks and neighs
  • Tawny makes a clip-clop sound when she walks and a neighing sound, too
  • Comes with a beautiful saddle with a long mane for grooming

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Technical Details
Item Weight998 g
Product Dimensions10.9 x 33.8 x 32.6 cm
Batteries:2 AA batteries required.
Manufacturer recommended age:36 months - 10 years
Item model numberJ9488
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?Yes
Batteries Included?No
Remote Control Included?No
  
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ASINB000ELIXAY
Best Sellers Rank 720,134 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight939 g
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Date First Available1 Jan. 2006
  
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Barbie loves her beautiful horse, Tawny! Tawny is just like a real horse she really walks and neighs. Tawny makes a clip-clop sound when she walks and a neighing sound, too. Comes with a beautiful saddle with a long mane for grooming.


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My 6 year old daughter got this for christmas and I think it has been used for a total of 20 mins. Most of which were two minute examples of how it workes to friends and family. It only works on flat surface, so if you have wood flooring your ok, but if like us everyroom except the bathroom and kitchen have carpet it's not very good. She doesn't have the right doll to sit on it which doesn't help either. It looks very impressive when it is walking its a bit like something out of Small Soldiers it's quiet freaky. But all in all a bit of a waste.
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I didn't have high hopes for Tawny. Horses are complicated things, so my expectiations were low. He does only work on smooth, flat surface. Trotting on carpet is not impossible, but it does result in a few falls. You do also need a suitable rider - a Barbie with jointed legs (I think ours came with the - hideous - cat pooper scoop game).

But overall Tawny is much loved and has been a huge hit with my six year old. I would say Tawny is more suited to a caring type of child: one who helps and assists rather than expects a real mini horse and is frustrated with the stiff-legged rocky action of this one.

So I would recommend it - with some reservations - and will be buying another one this Christmas for my younger daughter.
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Separately to purchasing this toy on Amazon, I also purchased a Barbie riding doll elsewhere. Unfortunately, the doll will not sit comfortably on the back of the horse without falling off at the first opportunity, so clearly a very specific doll is needed in order to allow her to sit on the horse.
As for the horse itself, it is well made, and has managed to last six years, without any of the unattached parts going missing. The main trouble with the horse, I believe, is that it does not work too well on carpet, or even thin rugs. With a wooden surface, linoleum or tiles, the horse is able to do all that is said it can do, but on any other surface, it radically fails.
The only other problem I can find is that its mane and tail tangle incredibly easily, causing hours of trying to straighten it out with the (not very good) brush provided.
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Amazon.com: 4.1 out of 5 stars 81 reviews
24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Try explaining this to a 6 yr old.... 16 Oct. 2006
By GeekDad - Published on Amazon.com
This horse was an amazing gift to my 6 yr old daughter who LOVES horses AND barbie so it was a homerun gift for sure!

Got it home out of package, put the batteries in it, worked literally for all of 20-30 seconds before making a loud crazy clicking sound inside. NO force or drops or anything, in fact nobody was even touching it, it walked a bit stopped, fell over and started clicking loudly.

Called the number on the box for service at Mattel, spoke to a guy who said "oh yes item J9488, hum your the 3rd call today I have had on this item" (and it was only noon when I called) so I guess others are having trouble too.

They don't have the horse in stock to send a replacement, so their solution was to send a check for $28 that is of course AFTER we mail the broken item back to them at Mattel.

Spent a good 30 mins driving around today, walmart target and toys r us are out of stock, so now I have a 6 yr old who wants this horse, mattel has none to offer (wonder why) and I can't find one to even swap it out with.

Not sure if we got a bum horse OR like the phone rep and other reviews here state, we might just have a bum product.

Try explaining that to a 6 yr old though.

UGHH
25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Be Careful, Be very Careful 2 Oct. 2006
By Travis English - Published on Amazon.com
I wish the fool that designed this toy could see my daughter crying. We got it, and it quickly became her favorite thing in the world. But, the horse's tail hair, which is long and beautiful, is positioned right next to the joints for the rear legs. Within a day, the tail hair got caught in the joints. The hair was sucked into the machinery and jammed it completly. So, after only one day of play, this horse no longer moves. It just makes a horrible clicking sound (which is very difficult to hear over the tears of my daughter.)
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best present for my 6 year old 6 Nov. 2006
By G. Hoke - Published on Amazon.com
I read the other reviews and I must add that my daughters has no problem whatsoever. As it walks is clippty clops and that is what my daughter really found cool. It doesn't work so well on thick carpet. Upstairs in my daughter's room her carpet is not really think or shaggy so the horse does walk. She puts her barbie on it and away Tawny goes. She even attached that Princess and the Pauper carriage to it and it walked with the carriage!!! She loves it and your daughter will too.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ~I love this Horse~ 1 Dec. 2006
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
I still have this same horse when it first came out and it still works to this day. This Horse is a great Christmas or Birthday Present to a Horse Lover! I never had a problem with the first generation of this horse. If they are sold out in stores try ebay for barbie or the horse. A++++
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful toy for ages 4 and up 4 Dec. 2006
By A. Williams - Published on Amazon.com
I was worried after reading the reviews about the Tawny horse here online to go for it and order the horse for my daughter's 4th birthday. I am so glad I did. It is the cutest thing I ever saw and would recommend it to anyone who has a daughter that loves horses and barbies. This horse is fabulous and I only wish they had this when I was little. I had no problems with the horse. It does not walk on carpet but it says that all over the box. It will be the hit and I recommend buying the the barbie with stable that goes with it. It has all the accessories to groom the horse. Perfect!
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