Thursday, December 03, 2015

#HGG2015: FurReal Friends - StarLily My Magical Unicorn #PlayLikeHasbro

Back in June I attended a media event introducing Hasbro's hot toys for Holiday 2015.  (Yes, the media planning starts super early!) And while I was there I fell in love. Deeply in love. With a unicorn.

I mean what girl wouldn't want her own unicorn, right?

Let me introduce you to StarLily.

Boo has oh-so-helpfully pointed out that since she has wings, she's kind of a cross with a Pegasus, but whatever. She's a beautiful unicorn to me, and she's a lot of fun to play with.

StarLily is a new addition to the line of FurReal Friends from Hasbro.  Her full name is StarLily My Magical Unicorn, and she is recommended for ages 4 and up. If I'm any indication, that is WAY up. She features more than 100 sound and motion combinations, and the more you play with her, the more she can respond. She moves her head, wings and hoof, opens and closes her eyes and more. Her horn lights up in different colours, according to her mood, and you can even style her long, silky hair. One of the many cute things she does is to eat her special treat when your child feeds her. She comes with a "sugarberry" that you place in her mouth, causing her to make a chewing motion and happy eating sounds. So cute!!

There is also a companion app you can download, for extended online play. This allows your child to visit StarLily's enchanted forest home where she can grow her pet's power and win digital collectibles.

StarLily retails for approximately $149.99. Batteries are not included, so be sure to have 4 C batteries on hand. Actually, if you are purchasing StarLily for a gift, I recommend taking her out of the packaging and inserting her batteries before presenting her. If you still want to wrap, pop her back in her box, afterwards. I just found it took a little more time to get her out of her packaging and ready to play than perhaps a child would be willing to wait on Christmas morning.

The FurReal Friends line has so many options including these great ideas:

Butterscotch, My Walkin' Pony (MSRP $29.99)

Pom Pom, My Baby Panda (MSRP $59.99)

J.J., My Jumpin' Pug (MSRP $49.99)

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