In this review, we will look at the specs, features, pros, and cons of the My Little Pony Princess Twilight Sparkle toy (model C0299S01), which is also known as My Magical Princess Twilight Sparkle.
Inspired by the hugely popular 1980s television series My Little Pony, fans of the show and the more recent series and MLP movie will be familiar with its cast of unique and appealing ponies, including Twilight Sparkle.
Several years ago, when the new television series called My Little Pony Friendship is Magic hit our screens, one of the show’s most famous protagonists had evolved from being a magical pony to an alicorn, a cross between a unicorn and Pegasus.
Some fans of the original series initially criticized this transformation, but most went on to quickly fall in love with the new version. In fact, it’s fair to say that people of all ages couldn’t get enough of the show. So American toy and game manufacturer Hasbro expanded the MLP range, creating several versions of the My Little Pony Princess Twilight Sparkle toy. They then added her friends, games, coloring books, and more.
My Little Pony Princess Twilight Sparkle Specs
Dimensions – My Little Pony Princess Twilight Sparkle measures 17 3/4″ x 20 1/2″ x 8 1/4″
Weight – The toy weighs 6 pounds
Batteries – You will need to buy 4 x 1.5V C Alkaline Batteries to operate the features
Who will like it?
While extremely popular with young girls aged 3 and older, My Little Pony Princess Twilight Sparkle is also a hit with adult females who grew up watching the TV show from whence she originated. As a result, many adults have bought the toy as a memento and collector’s item.
Princess Twilight Sparkle Overview
My Little Pony Princess Twilight Sparkle is a large, soft-to-the-touch interactive toy that will delight any little girl. With features and a voice mimicking those she is known for in the MLP movie, she is popular with both fans of the show and those who have never watched it.
Princess Twilight is purple with blue Pegasus wings and golden hooves. She has large purple eyes, long fluttery eyelashes, and a silky pink and purple mane.
Twilight’s removable gold tiara features pink diamond motifs. Her mane can be brushed and styled in various ways. And, as your little one plays hairdresser, Twilight will talk to her. Having bendable legs, with a bit of help, she can sit as well as stand upright.
State-of-the-art sensors are located in Princess Twilight’s left hoof, horn, and both cheeks. Press any of these, and her horn will light up, her wings will light up and twinkle, she’ll move her head and blink, giggle, or stamp her hoof. Guide her along the floor, and her wings flutter.
My Magical Princess Twilight Sparkle has a 90 plus phrase vocabulary. She can tell stories, and she has four different modes. The modes include one each for friendship advice, storytelling, singing, and spells. To activate these, press the sensor in her left hoof the specified number of times.
Songs include the My Little Pony Princess theme entitled. “We Got This Together”, “Twilight’s a Princess”, and “One Small Thing”.
Leave Sparkle alone for a while and she will fall asleep and make sleeping sounds. To wake her up, press the star on her hoof.
The filling consists of polyethylene and polyester foam.
If the toy gets dirty, it can be wiped over with a damp cloth.
My Little Pony Princess Twilight Sparkle Video Overview
- High quality and beautiful to look at
- Entertaining and engaging
- Interactive, and educational
- Teaches kids about cause and effect
- Not suitable for children under the age of 3 due to the risk of choking on small parts
- Inserting the batteries is a bit fiddly, as you will have to unscrew a compartment in the toy’s belly, place the batteries in, then screw the compartment back up
- Older kids will probably tire of it quickly
Final Thoughts on My Little Pony Princess Twilight Sparkle
While some fans of the original TV show initially reacted negatively to the idea of Twilight Sparkle’s transformation, the vast majority came on board long ago, and have not only accepted but also embraced her new persona. Popular with people all ages, she would make a lovely gift for a young girl or an adult who collects dolls and pop-culture memorabilia.
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