Something special happened this past spring: my toddler became a big sister. She has an amazing bond with her little sister and even though she’s only 5 months, they love giggling and playing together. It is no wonder that the latest Disney Fairies movie: Secret of the Wings is now my tot’s favorite movie. We received it last week as a special sneak-peek review and we have watched it everyday, and on some rainy days even TWICE a day! I generally don’t let my toddler watch that much television a day, but I thought this was a great movie and I actually don’t mind watching it myself! My toddler has made a few statements that really showed me that she related the movie to the real life relationship between her and her sister, which makes Secret of the Wings even more special to us.
JAKKS Pacific has come out with a new line of toys inspired by the movie which includes some fun toys such as Sky High Periwinkle, a Periwinkle Doll, and magical wings that light up and change colors just as they do in the movie. My toddler already had a Sky High Tinker Bell toy that she loved, but now that she has Periwinkle, her set is complete! She loves playing with them together and says, “that’s how sisters should be!” (Just melts my heart!)
Out of curiosity, I wanted to see which toy would appeal to my tot the most, so initially, I told her to choose just one toy. Her first choice was Sky High Periwinkle, her second choice was the Periwinkle doll, and her third choice was the wings. I think the wings would have been her first choice, but the little buggar knew she was going to end up with all three! My favorite is the wings, and I will tell you why: They fit her perfectly. She has about 6 pairs of fairy wings and not one of them fit as well as these. They are perfect for a toddler’s frame, they stay in place, they are comfortable, and best of all- they light up! Check them out:
Sky High Periwinkle was a close second. With a quick tug of the cord, Periwinkle soars in the air. I had to hide this toy because I was afraid she would fly into my infant, but we allow my toddler to play with it when she is supervised and we always remind her to hold Periwinkle AWAY from her face and body.
And the Periwinkle toy is great for pretend play. My toddler doesn’t have a lot of these types of dolls and I didn’t think this would appeal to her but it actually did. I found her playing “pretend” with Periwinkle on the dining room table as I prepared dinner. This doll kept her entertained for quite some time, so it is a hit in our home!
Secret of the wings will be coming out on October 23, 2012, so be sure to keep an eye out for it! Of course, you can always preorder it on Amazon so that you have it early and can watch it as soon as it is out. You are also eligible for a preorder discount if you order before Oct 23!
Beginning October 23, JAKKS Pacific will be hosting a special “Sisters Sweepstakes” which celebrates the special bond that sisters share. You can find out more by visiting JAKKS Pacific on Facebook on October 23, 2012- you can win a trip to LA, shopping spree, and an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour at Disney Toon Studios! You can also connect with JAKKS Toys on Twitter to stay in the loop!
This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.