Barbie Mariposa & the Fairy Princess Catania Review (Mattel)

What It Is

In the DVD movie Barbie Mariposa & the Fairy Princess, the butterfly fairy Mariposa becomes the ambassador to a faraway fairy kingdom. There, she learns to conquer her fears with the help of a new friend, the Fairy Princess Catania. The Catania doll is inspired by the character in the movie. The most exciting and fun part about this doll is that when kids press the purple diamond-shaped button on the doll's belly button, the doll's gown pops open to reveal a bright and sparkly skirt. To complete the Crystal Fairy look, manually pull the doll's sparkly pink wings up in the back. Catania has gone from princess to fairy! The doll has long blonde hair and wears a tiara, a jewel necklace, and pink high heels. The doll's strapless bodice is made of purple glitter. To transform the doll back to its original look, just push the wings back down and close the wired skirt around the doll. It's fairly simple to do.

Is It Fun?

Fans of Barbie Mariposa & the Fairy Princess will enjoy recreating their favorite fairy scenes from the movie. Young kids will find the transformation from princess to fairy truly magical, and it will inspire lots of imaginative play.

Who It’s For

The Barbie Mariposa & the Fairy Princess Catania doll is for ages 3 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

The glitter on the doll's bodice does tend to stick to your hands and clothes a bit when you're playing with it.

The Barbie Mariposa doll is also available and sold separately.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy