Barbie Chelsea Playhouse and Chelsea Can Be Vet Doll and Playset Review (Mattel)

Barbie Chelsea Playhouse and Chelsea Can Be Vet Doll and Playset
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What It Is

Barbie's not the only one with a cool house and cool career. Chelsea gets to hang out with her friends in her very own playhouse after a hard day's work at her veterinary clinic.

The Barbie Chelsea Playhouse has three levels and a transformation feature that unlocks secret play areas. There's a living room and kitchen on the first floor, a pet room and bathroom on the second floor, and a rooftop bedroom at the top. All of the rooms are easily accessible via the kid-powered elevator, which accommodates the Chelsea dolls in wheelchairs. There's also a slide for quickly going from the roof to the first floor. But that's just one way to set up the playhouse. Slide it open from the middle to turn the rooftop bedroom into a patio, repurpose the elevator as a balcony, and reveal a pool that doubles as a ball pit. You can really fill the pool with water and have the dolls slide into it. While the Playhouse doesn't come with any dolls, it does include 20 accessories, such as a pet puppy and kitten, tea party accessories, furnishings, fun play pieces, and more.

The Chelsea Can Be Vet Doll and Playset lets kids explore being a veterinarian with Chelsea. The playset comes with a brunette Chelsea doll dressed in a white lab coat with printed-on puppy print shirt and fabric skirt. Chelsea can examine the two dogs, cat, and bird on the exam table and weigh them on the moving scale. There are 18 play accessories, including everything from a stethoscope and doctor's clipboard to a pet carrier and bird perch.

Is It Fun?

Both of these Chelsea toys will inspire imaginative play thanks to their many accessories and fun details.

The Playhouse has a lot of cool features, from the accessories to the transformation feature. The transformation is easy to do and gives kids different ways to play. This makes a great addition to a Chelsea doll collection and inspires kids to create their own stories and adventures for Chelsea and her friends.

The Chelsea vet set is a fun way for kids to explore and roleplay being a veterinarian. We like that it comes with a lot of pets to take care of and a lot of accessories that mimic what kids would find in a real vet's office.

Who It’s For

Both Chelsea toys are for ages 3 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Adults will need to assemble the Playhouse.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy