LOL Surprise! Dolls Are The Toy Of Christmas 2018, But This Is What You Really Get In The £85 Set

Sophie Gallagher
LOL Surprise! dolls may be top of your kid's Christmas wish list this year,

LOL Surprise! dolls may be top of your kid’s Christmas wish list this year, but some parents have been put off buying them after one mum revealed what you really get for your money.

Natalie Harrison and her partner Chris Root, who live in Sheffield, bought the £84.99 LOL Bigger Surprise! dolls for their two daughters, Amber, six, and Brooke, three.

After unwrapping the toy (to take a look before Christmas) Harrison took a photograph of the contents and uploaded it to Facebook, writing: “Anyone thinking of buying the LOL Bigger Surprise! for £84.99 this is what you get...” 

Although the 30-year-old didn’t criticise the product, which was released after a sellout of the £59.99 limited edition LOL ball in 2017, other parents were not happy with the contents of the gift. 

LOL Surprise! dolls have been on the UK market since April 2017. Targeting the same area of the market as Bratz dolls, tiny dolls with big eyes for children aged between five and 12 years old, they cost about £10 individually. 

Then there are the additional accessories and big sets, which leapt to fame with the help of YouTube ‘unboxing’ videos, which just see kids unwrapping presents like the LOL Surprise! dolls. By Christmas 2017, like Hatchimals the year before, LOL Surprise! dolls were on the sellout lists and mums and dads struggled to get their hands on them.

This year, four days after Harrisons original post, there are more than 10,000 comments from angry parents claiming they won’t be making a purchase.

One mum wrote: “It’s daylight...

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