Disney Frozen 2 Adventure Storytelling Olaf, Anna, and Elsa Review (Playmates Toys)

Disney Frozen 2 Adventure Storytelling Olaf, Anna, and Elsa
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What It Is

You've watched the characters of Anna, Elsa, and Olaf interact and sing together in the Frozen movies, but now they're singing and talking together in your playroom. The Disney Frozen 2 Adventure Storytelling dolls each have more than 50 phrases and sounds, plus head, mouth, and eye movements as they're talking and singing. And when you have more than two together, they'll interact with each other.

So even though these all interact, I want to take a minute to go through the individual features of each doll. They all have a tummy sensor that activates phrases and sounds, and each one will also talk when you lift the right arm. For Anna and Elsa, the left cheek is another activation touchpoint. All of the dolls will also respond if you tilt them forward or backward. And if you want to hear them sing, lift their left arms. Anna sings a snippet of "The Next Right Thing", Elsa sings a snippet of "Into the Unknown", and Olaf sings a snippet of "When I'm Older". 

Each doll also has an adventure play mode. You'll hear the character ask you to go on an adventure, and then give you two different actions to choose from. For instance, Anna wants to know if she should crawl into a cave to follow her friend or wave to him to come back. If you raise her right arm, you've chosen the "wave" option, and the adventure continues. Each doll has four pre-programmed adventures.

Each doll is sold separately, but if you get two or more of the dolls together, they'll have a conversation and sing together. Each doll has to be entered into the group mode first by touching their tummy sensor. Then, you can touch any of the sensors on any doll to start the conversation. The other two will respond with a phrase or two. Once a conversation ends, touch one of the doll's tummy sensors to start another one. After three consecutive conversations, the fourth time you trigger a group conversation, all the characters will sing together a snippet of "Some Things Never Change".

Each doll includes a display base so they stand on their own, but the base can be removed if kids prefer to play without it.

Is It Fun?

Just playing with one of these dolls on its own is really fun because there's such great interaction between the doll and the child. Hearing a favorite character talk to you and move is magical for little kids, and it brings the character to life. But when you get two or all three of these dolls together, the technology that allows them to respond and sing together is just so cool. It might be hard for the youngest kids to activate that mode, but it's so fun to watch that we don't think parents will mind helping out over and over again.

Who It’s For

The Adventure Storytelling dolls are for Frozen fans ages 4 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Each toy includes two AAA batteries for the in-store try-me features, so you might want to replace them before you play for best results.

The cheek sensors on Anna and Elsa didn't always immediately activate sounds the way the other activation points did.

For group play, make sure to follow the diagram of doll placement as shown in the instructions, otherwise, it won't work. We're not sure that the youngest kids will understand how to properly place them and then activate the touchpoints in the correct way to enter this mode. Parents may need to help.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    Easy


    2 AAA batteries required