If you have children and you aren’t a total nazi when it comes to screen time, chances are you and your kids have watched at least one toy unboxing video on youtube. For those of you with social lives, the toy unboxing world is big business on youtube, and people make millions… yes millions, uploading these videos. Side note: why am I not pimping out my children making these videos yet?
Ive become quite the toy video connoisseur and consider myself well versed in all the dumb toy and ‘surprise balls’ that are on the market. Most kids toys are designed by people on acid (I’m assuming here) but there is one toy that really resonated with me. Warning to readers: I’m about to show my crazy here in a major way…
Enter LOL Dolls. “Little Outrageous Littles”….yea I know. I can feel you judging already. Shut up.
The whole idea is this mystery ball with all these layers, each layer revealing a surprise. Each doll comes with shoes, an outfit, and an accessory. They also come with a little ‘bottle’ to feed them water- thus revealing the final surprise… does your doll spit, cry, or pee? Some dolls also change color if you dunk them in cold water. This is the official site for LOL Dolls that goes way more into depth on all the different dolls…
I can feel you rolling your eyes…stop.
Yes, LOL Surprise Dolls are cute, and they have the fun surprise element, but the thing that really got me addicted was how elusive these suckers are. Finding these feels like hitting the lottery and brings me back to being a kid on the hunt for Beanie Babies. Honestly I live for the competition. I was never athletic in any way so I get all my competitive juices out through shopping. Better believe I can outshop anyone.. not joking.
My girls like these but If I’m being completely honest I like them more. I don’t actually want them per se… I just want to find them all and conquer the world of useless plastic items (thats a real title you can win right?) Ive been snagging these dolls whenever I find them and was hoping to use them as potty training incentives. So far no progress has been made on that, but I am the proud owner of an entire box of LOL Dolls I found at Toys R Us! And yes, last week I fought the urge to throw a completely stocked LOL Doll display into my Target cart.
The craziest part of all of this was I wasn’t sure I even wanted to write about this for fear I might inspire others to start looking for these. I need help.
Side note: According to this article the evil genius is planning to unveil new dolls come fall. LORD HELP ME.