July 25, 2012
By Penny Pinching Polly
My daughter is the biggest fan there is of the Disney Princesses. She just LOVES this Play Doh Disney Prettiest Princess Castle! She loves letting down Rapunzle's sparkly (Play Doh) hair. She spends a lot of time pretending and creating pretty dresses, shoes, and other items for the Princesses to wear. It's been wonderful for the past few days when it's been over 100 degrees, and she's had to spend some time indoors. I would definitely recommend this as the perfect gift for a little girl in the 5-7 age range.
It was simple to snap together. It took me maybe 5 minutes to put it all together. It is easy for my 6 year old to use alone. We will be giving this as gifts for upcoming birthday parties. "SWEET" toy! :)
August 4, 2012
By mk (parker, CO United States) -
This is a clever invention: make a princess' castle and everything about it into a Play-Doh molding machine of accessories. It's every girls' dream- at least for our 5 & 8 year olds. They give it a big princess thumbs up!
Prettiest Princess Castle breaks into 7 pieces. A door opens to show a stout prince mold(gotta to have a prince even if he looks a bit like the Oscar statue), towers open to show different dresses, the base has flowers and fans.
There are 3 famouse Princesses figures, hands out, Belle, Aurora, Cinderella, and there's also Rapunzel's face in the tower and, as shown, you can drop her golden, clay hair down; moreover, the figures have further imprints on their bases consistent with their story, e.g. Belle can make Mrs. Potts, Chip and Lumiere.
It comes with 6 small tubs of different colored Play-Doh. Assembling the castle takes a minute; a short, no brainer, easy on the Dads, instruction sheet included.
A lot of fun, my kids love it; even I could play with it, if they'd only let me!
October 7, 2013
By Heywood -
My daughter received this as a gift and boy, does she love it. I, personally, am not a huge fan of play dough in the sense that it is messy, dries out, somehow the colors always get mixed, and frankly, is way over priced. This was a really good gift. The play dough aspect only lasted a week or so, but the castle and princesses are priceless.
When the play dough was good, Tot loved to play with it. Under each princess is a "stamp" of 3-4 characters or items from their movie (i.e. Cinderella has a bird, Gus, and a pumpkin) which makes for cute cut outs. I have even contemplated using them for my toddlers next birthday to make gum paste characters for her cake/ cupcakes.
The figurines themselves are very stable and well painted. I have run them through the dishwasher several times and they hold up well on the top rack. The arm's or head's don't move, but that doesn't discourage my tot to play with them every day and have them at every tea party, etc. They are the perfect size to play along with those other small princess Polly pocket type figurines. The castle itself is of really good quality. I like that all the pieces of it are large and easy to keep together.
The smallest thing is the tower tip to press "hair" out for Rapunzel. The dark pink doors easily come off the hinges, so when the castle isn't being used for play dough, it can have the doors off to be an open castle corridor- perfect for doll weddings. The castle can also store the figurines inside to take up less room. I even let my 6 month old play with the figurines- I tell my daughter they are the only thing baby can play with (because the Polly pocket ones have tiny breakable parts- I would watch that they don't poke their eye with the hands that can be pointy). We have had this thing for nearly a year and it gets constant play and still looks pretty new.