We got this on the end of the year sale and IMO it is cheaply made and not worth the $$. The first one that sent us didn't work and when I called about it the CS said they must of had a bad batch. The second one works fine but I just wasn't impressed at all. DD does seem to somewhat like it but she'd rather play with Sam's bike. I'd only give it a C.
Post by melancholywings on Jan 15, 2008 15:28:27 GMT -5
I'd also give it a C and am very relieved that I got it on sale. There's no music, the two buttons only play cheering and the stage turns SO slowly. It doesn't feel like 'dancing' so much as limping in a circle. The stand doesn't hold the doll well at all which limits how you can pose her. DD played with it for 5 minutes then she too went back to Sam's bike (which is made of win).
While I can't rave with joy over this piece, I have found it gets play time here. My daughter likes putting on doll shows by playing her own music or singing/reciting *for* the dolls. The footlights are cute and a big hit. It does rotate slowly as mentioned, but that hasn't seemed to be a turn-off. We had a couple of these single-doll stages for dancing Barbie dolls; this one is definitely sturdier and better made, but similar concept.
I think the Spotlight Stage was overpriced at full retail of $30, but it has been on monthly special frequently. For a sale price of half that combined with a discount code, it's a fun little addition as a display or play piece. Rated B for not doing a whole lot.