We were recently asked to review Lottie Dolls from Arklu. I must admit I didn’t know much about them before but after a bit of research I really liked the look of them! I remember seeing their stand at the London Toy Fair and I thinking they looked like a lovely brand. Their products are fantastic and their message is exactly what I want my daughter to hear about.
Lottie’s motto is ‘Be bold, be brave, be you’.
When they launched the Lottie brand, their vision was to create a range of dolls that would empower children to be themselves, to be imaginative and adventurous and, most of all, to have fun. Lottie is all about letting children be themselves, not growing up too quickly, and presenting a healthy view on body image. I think this is very important.
What is very interesting about these dolls is that they are proportionate to a nine-year-old child. The dolls look and act how a real child would and they can stand on their own two feet! Their dolls look like kids. They also have boy dolls which I thought was very thoughtful.
They are dressed comfortably in clothes that are made from colourful and tactile fabrics. They have play-sets that encourage outdoor play, from fishing to body-boarding to fossil-hunting.
INSPIRED BY CHILDREN
Arklu believes that childhood should be an inclusive place where every child belongs regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability and they aim to reflect that in their collection.
Many of their dolls, outfits, accessories, and play-sets come straight from the amazing imagination of children. That is why their dolls are so relatable. Many kids have helped to create a range of toys that they actually want to play with. This is what I love the most about this brand!
THE DOLLS THAT WE RECEIVED
We were asked to choose two Lottie Dolls from their range. That was a hard job because they have so many amazing dolls to choose from. Bella helped me to choose. She chose one for her and one for Sienna. So she picked the Snow Queen for her and Muddy Puddle for Sienna.
SNOW QUEEN LOTTIE DOLL – £18.99
This doll is so pretty. Bella was so pleased to pick her. When she saw it she said that it brought her back memories of Frozen but this doll was different, more relatable. I like that it came with flat shoes and not high heels which are more appropriate for her age. You can chane their clothes and their accessories can be swapped between any of the dolls.
- A magnificent ice blue and frosty white gown
- A furry wrap
- A pair of blue ballet flats
- An evening bag
- A silver sparkly mask
The story behind this doll is that she was so thrilled to receive a party invitation to the Masked Ball, she decided to dress as a Snow Queen. She wears a silver, sparkly mask and a magnificent ice blue and frosty white gown studded with silver snowflakes. She looks gorgeous. She is blonde and has blue eyes.
MUDDY PUDDLES LOTTIE DOLLS – £18.99
This was the doll that Bella picked for Sienna. It is just perfect for her because Sienna loves muddy puddles! She relates to this doll pretty well too. This doll also has blonde hair and blue eyes like her.
The age for these dolls is 3+ so now that Sienna is 3 she can understand and play with these dolls even better. She really likes her and gave her many kisses and hugs.
- Yellow hooded raincoat with blue striped lining
- Rain boots
- A long sleeved t-shirt
- Corduroy shorts
- Striped leggings
The story for this doll is that when it’s raining outside, she is quick to pull on her raincoat and boots and go on a muddy adventure. When she walks through Branksea’s Daffodil Fields, Lottie spots a family of ducks swimming in a murky mud puddle. She loves the sound of the squelch of her boots in the mud, and it is great fun to find the deepest, muddiest puddle and jump up and down in it. Lottie also likes puddle jumping with her friends and having a competition to see who can make the biggest splash. It is so much fun to play!
HAIR CARE ACCESSORY SET
Bella loves pretending to be a hairdresser. She can brush our hair (mummy, daddy or Sienna) all day long. I am not joking! The number of times she asks to do this is unbelievable! For me it’s great because it is just so relaxing.
So, of course, she chose the hair set to brush her doll’s hair. The hair of these dolls is so pretty! You really want to just keep brushing it!
- 2 pink flower bands
- 2 lilac flower bands
- 10 blue elastic bands
Club Lottie offers members the opportunity to get even closer to Lottie, Finn and friends. If you sign up to become a member you can:
- Be the first to get exclusive sneak peeks of new Lottie offerings.
- Get invited to enter unique fan competitions and giveaways.
- Members regularly receive free activity ideas for the kids in their lives to enjoy.
- There are special offer codes and bundles to watch out for too.
- Redeem 10% off your first order
As you can already tell, we really love these dolls. The whole idea behind this brand is fantastic. The dolls are of such great quality. I love the attention to detail. It is great that each doll has a story or theme and best of all its great that kids have been involved in the process of designing them. These dolls come in all different hair colours and skin colours and there are boys and girls too which is great!
We are really excited to expand our collection as we have already spotted other dolls and accessories that we would love to have. You can find more about Lottie Dolls on their WEBSITE. See Amazon details below:
*Disclaimer: We were sent these dolls and an accessory set for the purpose of this review. However, all the thoughts and opinions are my own. It contains some affiliate links.
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