There’s something taking over the world in our house – LOL Surprise.
It’s almost like wherever you go there’s one lurking or hiding in wait.
Sometimes it’s the head or the body waiting for me to discover them or step on them.
And all the little pieces of outfit they wear seem to appear where you’d least expect to find them around the house.
Where once lego used to be the trip or stand on hazard, the LOLs have now taken over.
More, More, More
The people who own LOL Surprise must be laughing all the way to the bank.
First came the dolls, then the Lil Sisters and finally the Pets.
Each of the dolls and pets have more than one series too.
There are also bath bombs, books, duvet covers and a whole host of other merchandise available.
With the LOL Surprise balls you never know what doll or pet you’re going to get.
So you could end up with duplicates and that can lead to huge disappointment.
Opening them also leaves so much rubbish afterwards.
I hate the confetti balls because they create such a mess.
There’s so much plastic waste left behind, it must be so bad for the environment!
Cookie Swirl C
One huge influence my daughter has when it comes to LOL Surprise is a Youtuber called Cookie Swirl C.
She demonstrates opening the balls and shows what’s inside the blind bags.
Whilst it has made my daughter want them more I like the way she encourages kids to play with the dolls.
And when they get a duplicate it’s not the end of the world.
No, because you can customise them of course.
Painting their hair a different colour or swapping with other dolls is the way forward.
That helped with the disappointment of getting a duplicate.
My daughter likes to think of them as twins and we haven’t had a triplet situation yet.
Move Over Sylvanian Families
The Sylvanian Family’s house is now in the hands of the LOL Surprise dolls.
My daughter loves to use her imagination and the LOL dolls have various adventures in the house.
Sometimes even the Sylvanian Families can visit.
If there’s one positive outcome from buying LOL toys, it’s the amount of fun she’s had making up stories for them.
They do end up everywhere though and I’ve even found a couple of the dolls lurking in the garden.
Because they’re plastic they’re robust enough to cope with outdoor life!
Although I hope I’ve found them all before I cut the lawn again otherwise their demise will be swift.
Are You Overrun With LOL Surprise Dolls?
Have LOL Surprise taken over your house too?
Or is there another set of toys that seem to take over every room of your house and beyond?