La Dee Da Dolls- fashion, creativity, and travel inspired. These adorable dolls are appropriate and dressed in a way that you would be happy to see your daughter emulate, nothing slinky or sexy – they are not the typical barely dressed and body disproportionate dolls that make me feel like they encourage eating disorders and body dysmorphic issues with small girls and tweens- while they do have large heads, they don’t have big chests or things of that nature, and I appreciate that. Plus, they are pretty, fun, glittery and colorful which kids will be drawn to. These dolls also encourage travel and learning about new cultures, as well as fashion and style (which most girls will appreciate).
Furthermore, Barbie and the La Dee Da dolls have both attempted and failed to portray some kind of racial and ethnic diversity. comes complete with a passport and a monkey. Obviously, every woman in India carries around a monkey on her arm and has a passport! And La Dee Da dolls have “Bollywood Bright.” As 's Margarita Diaz says, “What better way to broaden a little girl’s horizons than to dress up her doll in a stereotyped, hyper-sexualized version of a cultural costume?”
The dolls of summer are beginning to arrive in stores! Everything from new Hearts for Hearts, Monster High dolls, BRAVE dolls, Bratzillaz, and One Direction dolls to the cutest dolls in the under 12″ category – La Dee Da dolls!
As you know, we just love the little 12″ dolls by Spin Master known as La Dee Da! La Dee Da dolls are based on fashion adventures of 4 friends – Dee, Tylie, Sloane, Cyanne and their dog Le Bun. They are creative, bright, and affordable. They are poseable, not afraid of change and ambitious (if a doll could be ambitious). I had a lot of fun visiting the Spin Master showroom at Toy Fair and checking out what is new for La Dee Da as well as being introduced to two new lines which I will cover separately.
|Body details||Hard vinyl/plastic, somewhat poseable|
|Face||Oversized with dainty features and painted on details|
|Eyes||Minty green painted on eyes|
|Hair||Wavy platinum and pink rooted hair in ponytails|
|Can share clothes with||No one else yet – just other La Dee Da dolls|
|Average price||under $20 depending on the line and store|
|Where to buy||Amazon, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart and other retailers|
|Recommended for ages||Ages 5 & up|