The Barbie franchise is one that has enjoyed massive popularity for decades, and that doesn’t look like changing anytime soon. Mattel have been smart enough to employ new technology in their Barbie toys in recent years, and the Barbie Hello Dreamhouse is certainly evidence of that. Check out our review below to discover the exciting new ways your child can enjoy the magic of Barbie.
Mattel unveiled the Hello Barbie Dream House at the 2016 International Toy Fair in New York City. In addition to the doll coming in different shapes and sizes, it will get a fully connected Hello Barbie Dream House. This will be a Wi-Fi enabled smart home that can be controlled using voice commands. It is a six-room house with an elevator and a mobile app to control it. The app, however, is only required during the smart home’s setup process. It has the Siri-like capability to decode whatever is said unto it and act accordingly. The Barbie Hello Dream House will give children a better playtime since they will be able to control their playtime with voice commands. Barbie also acquires a drone this year.
Among the functionalities advertised is that the Barbie Hello Dream House has voice commanded lighting. This feature puts on the lights of the smart house upon decoding the voice command. Other complex commands such as “getting ready for school” performs many actions that are preparatory to attending a school such as; lighting the bathroom’s lights and triggering sound effects of running water in the shower.
Kids can also command the house elevator to the house’s floor where Barbie is waiting. The Dreamhouse also has a party mode. This mode upon activation starts flashing lights and fun music playing. At the same time, the staircase transforms into a slide to give other toys a quick access to the party.
If you would like both Barbie and your child to go outside the house, there is a starlight RC hoverboard that you can use. This is a small drone with Barbie rested on top as if she is riding it. The drone flies high and possibly lands roughly to the point you want it to fall. The RC Hoverboard will also be available for sale this fall.
The Dreamhouse has just been released and is on sale at the usual stores, and it is always worth checking online prices to get the most up to date deals.
Who Would Buy It?
The sale of this house mostly aims at parents who have maybe one child. This is because the many features that the home comes with will keep your child away from boredom.
Things We Like About It
The many features of the house and the hi-tech functionality should provide a lot of play from this dolls house. The voice command feature makes your child’s playtime more fun.
Things We Did Not Like About It
This Barbie Smart Home looks like it will be a winner with young girls though some parents might not like the idea of giving a young child access to the internet.
Is It Worth The Money?
Yes, with the many features that the Barbie Hello Dreamhouse comes with, it is worth the price it is expected to be selling at.
Where Can I Buy It?
Just about anywhere that sells toys is sure to stock this item too, just shop around to get the best price.
The Dreamhouse has more advantages than disadvantages, bearing in mind that you can keep off the mobile application control from your child, the Barbie Hello Dreamhouse will be a great tool to add to your girl’s play kit.