With the My Little Pony film hitting cinemas soon it was no surprise that one of the big toys being brought out in time for Christmas is the My Little Pony My Magical Princess Twilight Sparkle by Hasbro.
My Little Pony My Magical Princess Twilight Sparkle is a large animatronic pony that is suitable for ages 3 plus. She responds to touch and sound and has over 90 phrases which include stories, songs and good messages about friendship. Everything about the My Little Pony My Magical Princess Twilight Sparkle shows the amazing attention to detail that Hasbro are well known for and even the packaging had some special touches. I love the fact that Spike is included and is actually holding the rolled up instruction manual. He may be made out of card but it really adds to the packaging design and was a small touch that made me smile.
My Little Pony My Magical Princess Twilight Sparkle comes with a plastic princess tiara which isn’t brilliant at staying on her head once she starts moving.
Twilight Sparkle is a Pegicorn which means she has pegasus wings and a unicorn horn. Her unicorn horn lights up in different colours and has a touch sensor in the side which you can stroke. Her wings move along with her head and her front right leg.
The My Little Pony My Magical Princess Twilight Sparkle has quite a high RRP so would more than likely be the main present on Christmas morning but for your money you get a lot of toy. As it is aimed at young children aged 3 plus the interactive elements are thankfully few and far between. You can stroke her cheek and her unicorn horn or you can press the star button on her paw.
She has 4 set modes as well as an autonomous mode. The four modes are Friendship, Stories, spells and Singing. Once in these modes My Little Pony My Magical Princess Twilight Sparkle will talk for quite a while which is great for younger kids to listen to. In the autonomous mode she uses her microphone to know when she is being spoken to and asks questions. She also responds to touch in this mode and nuzzles into your hand when you stroke her cheek. Although she doesn’t walk the movement of her front right leg along with the way her head moves and her eye lids flutter will have young children mesmerised. Her other three legs don’t move but they are poseable so you can make Twilight Sparkle sit or stand depending on your preference.
Children will also be able to play with her mane and tail. You do not get a brush to do this but it is love enough to practise plaits and other hair styles.
Twilight Sparkle is a great role model for kids showing that reading books and being kind gets you ahead in life and I can’t wait to watch the movie to see how this comes across on the big screen.