As I mentioned in a previous post or two I pre-ordered Flower Magic Sindy some months ago. Superstar Dolls, a Sydney based doll store has started to import the new Kid Kreations Sindy dolls from the UK making it possible to buy one without spending as much again on postage.
Sindy actually arrived on Monday and I’d been very anxious to get her but all the worry about Polly meant that her arrival took a backseat and I didn’t go and get her till today.
By the way for those who don’t read our other blog Polly is home and is on medication. She’s looking better but not quite right yet so she is confined to a cat enclosure to rest. I wrote a post about it which you can read here.
I chose Flower Magic Sindy because I liked her red hair mostly. I still think that most of the new Sindy’s have rather too much hair but this is just a personal preference of mine. Anyway, let’s jump in and have a look at her shall we?
Kid Kreations made these dolls as playline dolls rather than the collectible ones they produced originally. These are the second batch; the first ones were not available to buy in Australia. As you can see Sindy comes with plenty of accessories and her box is designed to become her flower shop. Here you can see that Sindy has some plants, a watering can and an apron. The little booklet has pictures of the other dolls inside and some activities to do like a quiz, a word search puzzle and some colouring. I was pleased to see that they had included advice on how to wash Sindy’s hair.
After removing Sindy and her accessories I found the press out cardboard furniture. A shelf unit and some crates plus more flowers and some butterflies. I set to work to put them together and didn’t do a worse job than any six-year-old although I think I need better glue.
As it happened there were some fabric flowers from Annie’s stash on the dining room table so I added these for a bit of extra colour.
I had fun setting up the shop despite cursing the dodgy glue. I think this set offers good play value for children, especially if an adult takes the time to help them set it all up and encourages them to look after all the pieces so that they don’t get lost.
Sindy herself I think is a bit more basic than my other Kid Kreations Sindy as you’d expect given that they are much cheaper. She has articulated knees, ankles, elbows and wrists but I don’t believe that she has the same degree of movement. In a later post I’ll put the two girls together and compare them. I may also wash Sindy’s hair to see if I can settle it down a bit. I did comb it but it is very flyaway. It will be fun to see her in some other outfits so I’ll probably do that as well.