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Winx Club Review

I remember spending hours playing with my dolls when I was a little girl. I used to sit on our front step (alone or with my sister) and immerse myself in their make-believe world.  My own daughters followed in my footsteps and also enjoyed playing with dolls. Olivia is 14 now so she’s outgrown them, but Bridget is very much still into them.

I wish I had my camera close by to capture Bridget’s expression when the package containing the complete set of Winx Club Deluxe Believix Dolls arrived. She had a look of pure delight on her face and asked, “Are they for me?”. I said yes they are all yours! She wanted to play with them right away, but she let me grab a few pictures first. She’s at Grandma & Poppa’s house in Ontario right now for a visit, but she’s been telling me that she’s excited to get back home to play with them.

If you aren’t familiar with Winx Club, let me fill you in. Winx Club is Nickelodeon’s first girl-target animated show that will be launching Season five in Canada this year on Nickelodeon Canada and YTV. This modern fantasy adventure series follows six friends (Bloom, Musa, Tecna, Flora, Aisha & Stella) as they attend the best fairy school in all the realms, Alfea College. Each character has an individual magical power that comes alive when they are fighting evil and saving the world.  These beautiful fairies have great style and are also smart. The show focuses on sending positive messages to young girls through these heroines by making them someone they can identify with.

You might have already seen Winx Club in 2011 when Nickolodeon aired four one hour long episodes based on season four.

The set of Winx Club 11.5 Deluxe Believix Dolls will be available in stores this fall. We were lucky enough to get them all even before they are in stores! They are truly gorgeous. Each doll has its own unique look including fashionable clothes and elaborate hair and makeup. And don’t forget those glittery fair wings! Bridget had them outside on the steps and the wings would open and close in the slight breeze. Also, the dolls have 11 points of articulation so you can easily move and bend them around to get them into different positions. You can also remove the wings to transform the fairies to their human form.

I asked Bridget who was her favourite and she said it was blonde haired, Flora. I’m thinking because that was the doll with a similar hair colour to her. Personally I liked Tecna the best. She has such a fun, cute hairstyle that is different from all the rest. She’s the one with the pink bob. I wish I was brave enough to have hair like her!

Each doll also comes with a hairbrush and magical membership card that unlocks exclusive content like games, quizzes and videos on the Winx Club webpage.

As a mom, I think these dolls are fantastic! Not only do they show girls how to empower themselves and be strong, but they are also fun to play with. When Bridget returns home from her visit, I may just sit down and play along with her.

Learn more and experience the world of Winx Club on Toys R US site.

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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