Mattel South Africa, the magical toy company that’s brought us our beloved brands like Barbie® and Hot Wheels®, has now introduced a brand-new franchise to their girl’s portfolio – Enchantimals™. Each whimsical half-animal character is paired with her animal counterpart – depicting the special bond that is often formed between a child and their pet, igniting imaginative play, aligning to what their other brands already do so well.
This fantastical range sparks imaginative play while inspiring the importance of compassion towards all living things, empathy and friendship – exactly the kind of values I want to instil in my children. There are a host of characters to collect and love for little fans, including Felicity Fox™ & Flick™, Lorna Lamb™, Karina Koala™ & Dab and Patter Peacock™ & Flap™.
In a home that comprises of two dogs, two hamsters and a fish tank, also not forgetting the bunnies in the park up the road, Soph has always grown up around animals. She adores them, and has declared more than once that our dog Bella is her best friend. She literally squealed when she unboxed her Enchantimals™ – they’re the perfect combination of two of her most favourite things – dolls and animals. As you may already know, Soph turned three a few weeks ago and was given a beautiful dolls house. Her magical Enchantimals™ characters have gone straight into it and set up home, keeping her occupied for hours on end chattering away to each of them, brushing Lorna’s hair, wheeling the fruit cart through the house whilst offering them drinks and making them meals in the little kitchen – oh the power of a child’s imagination!
The dolls and their playsets have their character’s come to life through a variety of short-form YouTube videos as well as a 60-minute movie on Nick Toon – the perfect way to introduce your kids to this imaginative range.
I’m giving one lucky Mommalikeme reader the opportunity to introduce their kids to this phenomenal range by giving away TWO Enchantimals™ dolls – Patter Peacock™ & Flap™ and Felicity Fox™ & Flick™.
- To enter, all you have to do is answer the following question in the comment section below: name one of the Enchantimals™ characters with their animal sidekick. How easy is that? The winner will be announced on the Mommalikeme Facebook page on Friday 4th May. The competition is open to all residents of South Africa. T’s & C’s apply.