Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Barbie & Her Sisters in a Pony Tale DVD and Toy Sets!

 ***Complimentary product received in exchange for an honest review***

Barbie and her sisters set off on a Swiss adventure to the majestic Alps, where they're excited to spend the summer at a fun-filled riding academy. Barbie can't wait to find a new horse to bring back to Malibu, Stacie is excited to prove she's an amazing equestrian, all Chelsea wants to do is ride the big horses, and Skipper… well, let's just say she's more interested in writing about the great outdoors than experiencing it. The sisters' vacation gets off to a rocky start, but when Barbie discovers a mysterious wild horse in the woods, their visit becomes truly magical.

 My Thoughts

My family has been following Barbie's movie adventures for over a decade, but we were especially excited for Barbie and Her Sisters in a Pony Tale. My three-year-old loves horses and for her, nothing  could be better than watching Barbie ride. In this move, Barbie and the girls visit their aunt at their riding academy. Some of them excel at riding right away while others find it a little challenging, but they all work through their issues and not only learn to ride but to treat the animals with respect. 

Since Barbie is the oldest, she is able to go out riding on her own. One day she gets into trouble and is almost attacked by wolves and a beautiful wild mare saves her. Later she returns the favor. The two of them develop a friendship and she starts to train the horse. In the meantime, Skipper learns her aunt is in danger of losing the riding academy to a rival family who wants to capture the beautiful wild horses and break them. Barbie has two very good reasons to enter the race that could save her aunt's school, but it won't be as easy as she thinks when not everyone is playing fair.

My family and I really enjoyed watching this film together. Like all the Barbies movies, it offers a interesting storyline with a moral but also has fun songs and characters little girls can really relate to. My daughter loved meeting Barbie's little sisters, Skipper, Stacie and Chelsea. Its fun to see all the dolls we grew up with and their different personalities. Girls will also love the beautiful horses and the sweet little puppies that are always running around the academy. A Pony Tale is definitely a fun movie for the whole family and a top pick for family movie night.

To go along with the fun release, some beautiful new toys will be trotting onto store shelves. My daughter was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the new dolls, and she thought they were fantastic. The set we received comes with all four of the Barbie sisters in their formal-wear. There hair is beautifully styled but still fun to brush. Each of the dresses has tons of detail and each one is unique. They even come with matching shoes and jewelry. They can be changed if you decide to purchase additional clothing or already have other outfits. The average going price of $39.99 is a great deal for four different dolls and would make a great gift for any little girl. But the best part of that they correspond to the movie and kids can play with them while they watch.

If you are interested in getting the new Barbie and her Sisters in a toys or DVD, they are available now in stores nationwide including Target or online at Mattel . Also be sure to visit Barbie on face book.

***Please note that I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. The opinions expressed in the review are my own and were not influenced in any way.***