As many of you know, we are huge Disney fans in this house. I love, love, love Disney and the children have followed on. Bright wondrous characters and music you can dance to, what’s not to like. All three are still big fans of Disney Junior, in fact it’s the only channel any of them watch if the tv is ever on. Aria is a big fan of pink and loves Minnie Mouse, so when we were asked to review My Interactive Friend Minnie Mouse by IMC Toys, I knew she’d be the person for the job. As soon as it arrived and she saw her, she actually squealed with delight and her full face lit up. Now if only I’d been holding a camera for that, bad blogger.
At first I was a bit reluctant to take her out of the box, A. I wasn’t sure I had the right batteries and B. I was just about to make dinner and didn’t have the time to read through screeds of instructions. I needn’t have worried. Minnie Mouse comes with batteries, how awesome is that. Albeit, they are display type batteries which will have a shorter life span, but she’s been played with a lot and not ran out yet. I have been to the shops since and have 3 AA batteries for when this happens. And all you really need to read is the card that comes with her. They have taken all the hard work out of it. Thanks Minnie. It was great.
Disney Junior My Interactive Friend Minnie is fantastic, she jumps, sings and even dances. She responds to 15 different voice commands, like ‘Jump’, ‘Dance’, ‘Walk’, ‘Kiss’ and many more. I was worried that she wouldn’t understand our accent very well, but she was fine. There were a few bits she didn’t quite pick up, but 90% of the time she responded to what Aria or I said to her, as you’ll see in our video below. She will even sing to you or tell you a story. Aria as you can see loves to give her a hug and kiss, if you ask her nicely she will comply. She is also very tickly so watch out for those giggles.
Ever found yourself sitting in the living room when the kids are in bed and all of a sudden a toy springs to life and you jump 6 foot into the air? Yeah, I have. Thankfully, Minnie has an off switch. However, she will go into power sleep mode if not played with to save batteries.
At 37.5cm tall she is a good size to play tag with as she runs across the living room. You have to catch her around the waist. It is all very cute. And when she is tired she will yawn and go to sleep. She has trigger buttons on her hand and tummy which you can press for her to come to life, tickle or get her to interact.
Aria is the perfect age for her as it’s for ages 3 plus, but I’d say a slightly older child would be able to interact slightly better. Aria is happy for her to do her own thing and she does it along with her. I’ve caught her singing and dancing away with Minnie, happy as can be. It really is a great toy. Plus, if you get My Interactive Friend Mickey Mouse, they interact with each other. I can see this being on Aria’s Christmas list this year. They work really well separately, but this would be a lot of fun to watch them interact together.
Have a watch at our video below to see how My Interactive Friend Minnie Mouse was with us. We’d love to know what you think.
My Interactive Friend Minnie Mouse has an RRP of £49.99 which is expensive, but have a lot of features built in and has over 70 phrases and melodies. We have played with her a lot and Aria has had so much fun. I’d say as a big Christmas gift for any Minnie Mouse or Disney fan, this would be worth it. We absolutely love this toy and will be recommending it to all our nursery friends. She will bring a huge smile to your face, she’s such fun and watch your little one light up with delight.
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Disclaimer:- We received My Interactive Friend Minnie Mouse for the purpose of this review. But all thoughts and opinions are my own, we loved it.