Making Your Christmas Merry With Mattel Holiday Gifts!

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Still looking for those perfect gifts for your little ones for the holidays? Mattel has the perfect toys and products for your kiddos of all ages! My step daughter is a huge fan of the Mattel brands Barbie and Monster High so I knew they would be on her wish list this year. Luckily, Mattel has come out with some amazing new Barbie and Monster High items that are perfect for holiday gifts!

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Mattel recently sent us a few of their newest holiday toys and items for review and we immediately fell in love! We received two new Mattel DVDs  Barbie & Her Sisters in a Pony Tale and  Monster High: 13 Wishes DVDWe also received the new and innovative Barbie Digital Dress doll which is really neat!

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The Barbie & Her Sisters in a Pony Tale DVD is an adorable movie that is ideal for Barbie and pony lovers. This DVD, also available in Blu-ray, is about Barbie and her sisters who set off in a Swiss adventure to the Alps to spend a summer at the riding academy. Barbie is so excited because she is going to be picking out a horse there to bring back home. On the other hand, Stacie wants to prove she is a an amazing horse rider and all Chelsea wants to do is ride the big horses. Then there is Skipper who is more into writing about the scenery rather than experiencing it. Each sister has different goals and adventures, but once Barbie meets a special, magical horse – they all seem to come together.

We liked this movie because it is a new twist on Barbie and the typical dress up/make over plots. This movie has many different characters that all have different personalities which makes it easy for little girls to relate to their favorite character. We also loved the fact that this movie has bonus features that include music videos for dancing fun! The Barbie & Her Sisters in a Pony Tale DVD retails for $19.99 and is approx. 75 minutes long.

The Monster High 13 Wishes DVD was my step daughter’s absolute favorite. She is obsessed with Monster High dolls and we still watch the Monster High Ghouls Rule all the time! This movie is an all new adventure that takes place at Monster High. Howleen, Clawdeen Wolf’s little sister, really wants to make this new school year better than ever. She dreams of becoming popular and to her surprise, it is easier than expected. This is because she stumbles upon a genie named Gigi Grant who grants her not 3, but 13 different wishes! While the 13 wishes may seem like a great idea, the characters in this movie soon realize that each wish also has a consequence or “dark side”. Soon they have to travel deep inside the magi lantern to save Monster High while looking as stylish as ever!

The Monster High 13 Wishes was much better than the previous Ghouls Rule in my opinion. This movie has a nice plot line and has a few new characters as well! Just as the last movie, Frankie Stein, Clawdeen Wolf, Draculaura and all the other Monster High girls look fierce and stylish. The bonus features also include 3 animated shorts! Monster High 13 Wishes retails for $19.99 and is approx. 7 minutes long.

Also be sure to check out our review on the NEW Monster High 13 Wishes Frankie Stein Doll!

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The newest tech version of Barbie is here! Introducing the Barbie Digital Dress doll –  the Barbie doll that you can draw, animate and dance with LED lights. With this doll you can customize Barbie doll’s light-up dress with three different modes, including designs that respond to music beats. The three different modes that include preset animation, original drawing, and sound activation.

Preset Animation Mode or Original Designs
With the swipe of a finger or the provided stylus, you can scroll through 15 preset animated designs in multiple colors. Patterns include the Barbie logo, hearts, chevrons, polka dots, plaid, checkers, fireworks, and stripes. Once you find your favorite, freeze the look on the front of Barbie doll’s dress. Want to play fashion designer? Use your finger or the stylus to create original multicolored graphics you can animate and save to the doll. Girls can save 40+ custom designs!
Move to Fab Beats!
Make Barbie doll’s dress come to life with Sound Mode! Choose a preset animation or your own design and then play an awesome tune to see the graphics move to the beat. They’ll even respond to your voice! Sound Mode is perfect for playing out Barbie doll as a popstar and wowing the crowd with her light-up looks.

Included in the box is the Barbie Digital Dress doll, a doll stand, and a stylus to draw on Barbie’s dress. The doll does require 2 AAA batteries which are not included, so be sure to pick up some when you buy this innovative digital doll. The Barbie Digital Dress doll retails for $49.99 and is recommended for ages 6+.

Be sure to follow Mattel, Barbie and Monster High all on Facebook and Twitter for the newest additions to the product lines.

Barbie – Twitter, Facebook

Monster High – Twitter, Facebook

Mattel – Twitter, Facebook

Also, look out for some great sales on the Mattel website, right now the Barbie Digital Dress doll is only $40.99!

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