Sunday, August 16, 2015

My Friend Cayla Interactive Doll Review

Genesis Toys - #1 Innovator In Tech Toys
Funded in 2013 under the mission: To entertain children around the world and become a memorable part of their childhood, Genesis has connected with like-minded individuals to establish itself as a leading designer, developer and marketer of innovative hi-tech children’s entertainment products. With it’s wildly successful international launch of its award-winning doll, MY FRIEND CAYLA, in 2014; Genesis is now focused on introducing its cutting-edge technologies to U.S. consumers later this year. 

My Friend Cayla Will Be At Major Retailers Starting in August!
One of the top ten hottest Christmas toys last year in the E.U. will be making its domestic appearance this Summer at Wal-Mart, Target, Kohls, BJ's, Kmart and more.

Cayla is not just a traditional 18 Inch doll - she has a Bluetooth powered, secured search engine that makes her interactive - she is the smartest friend you will have. 

Our Thoughts

Every girl loves to play with dolls, and when my niece got a similar looking doll (no features, just a doll), my daughter really wanted one. I was excited to get Cayla for her because she is interactive as well as pretty!

The first thing I noticed when I received Cayla was how easy it was to open the box and packaging. Unlike many toys these days, it did not take a chainsaw in order to open up. Keep that in mind when Christmas rolls around and your kid wants to get the toy out as soon as possible, this one does the trick.

The clothing on the doll is well made and does not just fall off the body. I'm thankful I do not have any pieces to lose with this one. So far, zero items have been removed off of her, which is a feat with children. For the kids who love to dress the doll up and not keep it in original clothing, it is easy to get them off and on, and Cayla is built in a fashion that she can wear most "big" doll clothing so there is lots of fun to be had there with dress-up time.

I love the hair on Cayla, as does my daughter who already has fashioned it in a gazillion different styles. It doesn't just fall out like some cheaper doll products. Cayla also comes with her own brush and mirror!

Now for the best part of Cayla, she is completely interactive! My daughter was just excited to get a beautiful doll and the extra fun she gets is the icing on the cake. With the app my daughter can sit and play games while Cayla interacts with her, and it's voice recognition software easily identifies her. It wasn't hard to set up at all. You do need to buy batteries ( 3 AAA) for Cayla, but they're easy to insert in the back plate.

She loves asking her questions and getting a response back, it really does make her feel like she has a best buddy she can take along with her wherever she goes. Having just started school, she's doing basic math so she is over the moon she can ask Cayla math questions and get answers!

Buy yours here and don't forget to check Cayla out on Facebook and Twitter!

Reviewed by Jackie