Thursday, 20 September 2012

Chloe's Magical Dress Up Closet review

Sasha was thrilled to get the chance to 'review' (read: play with) Chloe's Magical Dress Up Closet from Golden Bear recently.

Chloe's Closet is apparently a TV series. I'd not heard of it myself before now, quite possibly because we must be the only family in the universe who still doesn't have satellite or cable channels (cheapo Freeview all the way here, just think how much we've saved!!).

So I looked it up, and it does sound like the sort of thing Sasha would love. Chloe is a four-year-old Welsh girl who loves going on adventures with her friends and her toys. The programme sounds like Mr.Benn (remember him?!?) for 3-6 year old girls.

Anyhow, Sasha was still keen to play with the toy despite not knowing who she was - it's a doll, girlie and involves dress-up, what's not to love?! The box contains the closet itself, a Chloe figure, three outfits and three scenery cards.

The doll and the outfits are a lovely stand alone toy - the outfits fit gently to the doll with little magnets, which makes them easy to remove but they do also stay on well whilst playing. Sasha has had great fun with these, and used them in great roleplay situations with some of her other toys. 

The closet has also been played with and enjoyed, although putting Chloe on her stand inside the closet is just too difficult for Sasha due to the fact the feet have to line up correctly, so I'm often called in to help.

From a parents point of view I can't say I fell in love with the product. It lost major Brownie points for me by not having batteries included and having a very fiddly battery compartment that needed a small screwdriver. It also has a fairly loud sound chip which plays only one noise (annoying after the 10th repetition), a couple of knobs at the bottom which don't actually do anything, and the doors to the closet at the side are actually quite difficult for little ones to work.

That said, I do think most little girls would love it, presumably more so if they're Chloe fans! This closet retails at around £34.99.... and you can find the Chloe doll with an outfit and couple of little accessories retailing at £9.99.

We were sent the above toy for the purpose of this review, but have not received payment. All the views expressed here are our own.


  1. Great review! You're probably right sticking to the freeview TV...we're about to change digital providers again!

    xx jazzy

    1. Thank you. They can't miss what they don't have, eh? And it's a special treat for them when we go to my parents' house...!!


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