“I knew what I was getting after reading all the negative reviews. i found it easy to assemble and its very charming. my daughter like to make Sophia and Clover talk. Apparently not all the characters have phrases but my daughter doesn’t mind”Read all review here

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There are a lot of mixed reviews about this magical talking castle playset/dollhouse – many parents report that it is poorly made and difficult to put together.

Then on the flip-side, there are plenty of parents and grandparents that are THRILLED with this Sofia the First playset.

As you can see, the reviews are all over the place:

sofia-the-first-talking-castle-reviewsPersonally, I think this is a classic case of “you get what you pay for”.

It’s far from an expensive dollhouse and it’s made of plastic.  As a mom, I would expect it to not be “perfect”.

As for difficulty putting it together – well, again…it’s plastic and you can tell there are little parts that need to be assembled.  In this case, I just open the instructions and follow them.

I think it is a really cute castle playset.  Will it last for YEARS, like a KidKraft dollhouse will?  No, of course not – and based on the price and based on the size and age-basis of the character, you won’t WANT it to last for years, right?

Regardless, be SURE to read all these reviews before clicking to buy it so you know what you’re getting.


Customer Reviews Disney Sofia The First New Magical Talking Castle

Here’s what Mattel has to say about the features of their Talking Castle PlaySet:

 

Based on the hit new animated series from Disney Junior, Sofia the First.

After Sofia’s mother marries the King of Enchancia, Sofia must adapt to an extraordinary life of royalty and learn how to be a princess – inside and out.

To learn how to act like a proper princess, she also overcomes her new step-sister’s jealousy and the bumbling Royal Sorcerer’s evil scheme to take over the kingdom.

All along the way, she gets the guidance and support of friends, both old and new.

 

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Dolls unlock phrases in the Magical Talking Castle!
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Play hide-and-seek with Clover the Rabbit in his special window seat in Sofia’s bedroom

Girls can recreate their favorite moments from the hit series!
Her lessons and adventures take place in many grand settings, one of which is the enchanting royal castle that she now calls home. The two-story play set not only offers traditional play opportunities but also adds fun interactivity to really bring the kingdom of Enchancia to life. When girls place Sofia or Clover the Rabbit on the castle’s special base, they can “magically” hear 10+ phrases said in each character’s voice. But that’s just the beginning: bring in other 3-inch dolls and figures from the line (sold separately) to bring Sofia’s world to life and unlock more than 35 phrases.

Sofia the First gets a magical royal castle to call home!
Enter through the ornate purple doors that swing open and closed. Lounge on the chair in the living area or enjoy dining and dancing in the ballroom. Send Sofia up and down by clipping her to the banister of the staircase. Upstairs, Sofia can get her beauty rest or host a slumber party in the grand princess bedroom, or she can play hide-and-seek with Clover the Rabbit in his cozy window seat. Sofia can gaze out upon Enchancia and the castle gardens while standing on her balcony or enjoys a day of outdoor fun in the garden – just extend the castle’s bottom level to reveal a grassy picnic area.

Celebrate all the magic of Disney’s Sofia the First!
Girls will love reenacting favorite scenes or imagining new adventures and lessons for the adorable princess-in-training. For a magical touch, the dolls also unlock phrases in Sofia the First’s Magical Talking Castle. Girls simply place the dolls on the “magic” base in the castle to activate. Collect all your favorite Sofia the First Dolls and Playsets to build the ultimate Enchancia kingdom (each sold separately).

What’s In The Box?
Includes Magical Talking Castle, Sofia doll, Clover figure, magical talking base, furniture accessories and more.

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Girls can play out their favorite scenes and moments from the show!

 

Product Features

  • Based on the hit new animated series from Disney Junior, Sofia the First
  • Magical Talking Castle is the perfect place for the charming Sofia the First to call home
  • Place 3-inch Sofia small doll or Clover the Rabbit figure on the “magic” base to hear 10+ phrases in each character’s voice
  • Castle includes Sofia doll, Clover figure, magical talking base, furniture accessories and more
  • Bring in other 3-inch Sofia dolls and figures (sold separately) to unlock more than 35 additional phrases

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