Sofia the First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends Review (Mattel)

What It Is

On the animated TV series Sofia the First, Sofia learns to adapt to her new role as princess. As princess, she's given the Amulet of Avalor that lets her talk to animals. When kids play with the Talking Sofia and Animal Friends doll, they can make the animals talk to Sofia. Kids can press the doll's amulet to hear Sofia talk. The doll also comes with Clover the Rabbit, Mia the Bluebird, and Robin the Robin. When kids hold one of the animals toward Sofia's amulet, they will hear Sofia and the animal chat. (Sofia can only talk with one animal friend at a time.) Sofia and the animals say more than 30 phrases.

Is It Fun?

Just like on the TV show, this Sofia doll talks to her animal friends. Kids will love hearing the familiar character voices and listening in on the different conversations Sofia has with Clover, Mia, and Robin. The phrases help bring the characters to life for Sofia the First fans as they play out scenes from the show and imagine all-new royal adventures for Sofia and her friends.

Who It’s For

Talking Sofia and Animal Friends is for ages 3 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Three AA batteries are included, but they power the in-store try-me features. It's recommended that you replace them before you play for best results.

Make sure you switch the doll from Try-Me mode (symbolized by an X on the battery pack) to On mode (symbolized by an I) to activate the doll's full features.

When you hold an animal friend up to Sofia's amulet, you'll hear a short exchange between the two characters. In order for the characters to continue chatting, move the animal away from the doll, and then place it back in front of the amulet to hear different phrases.

All the character phrases play from the Sofia doll. The animal friends figures don't make any noise.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    3 AA batteries required