Wednesday, 14 February 2018

L.O.L. Surprise! Confetti Pop review

Wow, it's only Wednesday and what a week it's been already ! Yesterday was Pancake Day and I came home from work to find Sophie in the kitchen making a batch of pancakes, which was a nice surprise - it's the first time she's ever tried making them (using a recipe on her phone) and they came out better than mine ! Pancake Day is also known as Mardi Gras, which means carnival in some cultures, making it the perfect time to discover the newest addition to the popular L.O.L. Surprise! range, Confetti Pop.

In honour of Galentine's Day, which is the day before Valentine's Day, if you were wondering, we received a lovely package of the brand new L.O.L. Surprise! toys, for Juliette to share with her best friend. It was great timing for her too, as today is her birthday. I now officially have two teenagers in the house - eeek !

The official target audience for L.O.L. Surprise! is children aged 6+, but their appeal goes way beyond, as Juliette and her other tween and teen-aged friends show.

The new Series 3 L.O.L. Surprise! Confetti Pop starts off with the same pass-the-parcel type fun, peeling off the layers to reveal the traditional stickers that offer a clue to the identity and special ability of the doll still hiding inside. There is also a tattoo that can be worn as a ring on your finger.

Other surprises are hidden away inside compartments in the ball, which are revealed by twisting the bottom section and snapping off the hinged plastic pieces. There's still an element of suspense because each accessory is hidden away in a plastic bag. Juliette always has a feel before ripping them open to see if she can guess what's inside - it's like Christmas all over again !

Juliette was intrigued to come across a ribbon hidden amongst the layers, but the name gives you a big clue. For maximum effect, put the ribbon at the bottom and pull downwards. The top of the ball will fly off, revealing the confetti surprise and the remaining contents inside. This can be reactivated and used over and over again.

As with the other series, after the sticker layers, each L.O.L. Surprise! contains cute accessories, clothes and shoes then the final reveal of the doll itself. Unlike previous series, which had seven surprises, the Confetti Pop boasts nine surprises (2 stickers, ring tattoo, doll, outfit, shoes, 2 accessories (drinks bottle and one other) and the confetti pop).

Juliette got Cheeky Babe from the Rock Club group, which she was very pleased with, because she loves the outfit and the hair. It reminds me very much of the Spice Girls circa 1995 ! As usual, the final surprise is putting your doll in water to see what its secret ability is - will it spit, pee, cry, colour change or maybe something else, as there is now also a mystery ability?

There is also a plastic zip inside, which can be attached to the ball as a handle if you want to use it as a purse or carry case for your doll and accessories. One half of the ball can also be used as a stand for your doll, if you want to show off your collection on your bedroom shelf.

We love the new additions - particularly the confetti pop mechanism -  and still find the concept of opening all the different layers to reveal each surprise in turn a great idea, particularly in the modern world of instant gratification !

L.O.L Surprise! Confetti Pop has an RRP of £10.99, but you can also buy smaller and cheaper L.O.L Surprise! Lil Sisters, which have an RRP of £5.99. L.O.L Surprise! Lil Sisters have five surprises (stickers, accessories and a doll). As with the bigger version, the surprises don’t stop there – bathe your doll to reveal her colour change water surprise. Her ball can become either a keyring or bath set. There are 35+ L.O.L Surprise! Lil Sisters dolls to collect in series 3.

Another exciting addition to the range is new L.O.L Surprise! Pets, each containing seven surprises. Collect puppies, kittens, bunnies and ultra-rare hamsters. Discover the water bottle inside and either feed or bathe your pet to find out if it cries, spits, pees or colour changes. You can mix and match your cute L.O.L Surprise! Pets accessories with your L.O.L Surprise! Dolls and L.O.L Surprise! Lil Sisters. What’s more, your L.O.L. Surprise Pets, Dolls and Lil Sisters all match and belong to clubs including, the Opposites Club, the Retro Club, the rare Glitterati and many more.

L.O.L. Surprise! was the must-have toy this Christmas, and I can't see that changing any time soon. They're great fun and very collectible and the new additions are bound to make them even more appealing.

L.O.L. Surprise! Series 3 is for children aged 6+ and is available from all good toy retailers including Smyths and The Entertainer. For more information, visit

Disclosure : We received the product in order to write an honest review.

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