The Mattel/Disney Tangled Sing and Glow Light up Rapunzel Doll is one of the cutest 11″ dolls we’ve seen in quite awhile. This doll replicates the movie beautifully in the style of the dress and the paint on her face with large eyes like Rapunzel – she definitely doesn’t have a Barbie face. Her purple dress with pink accents and purple floral design is adorable.

The Disney Tangled Sing and Glow Light up Rapunzel Doll’s soundbox is activated by waving the magic mirror in front of her floral pendant, but don’t worry, should your little one lose her magic mirror, her music can still be activated by simply touching the flower.  As Rapunzel begins to sing, her dress lights up for a truly magical experience.

Our 4-year old tester, Zoe, loved the doll.  She said she was beautiful and a lot of fun. Zoe spent a lot of time activating the music and playing with the doll’s hair.  Almost immediately her mother braided the hair to keep from finding it all over the house (they have a previous Rapunzel doll that sheds).  While Zoe enjoyed the doll, the adults in the room tired of her pretty quickly.  We all wish she had a volume switch – she’s really loud!  And we would have appreciated another verse – she sings the same 30-second song over and over…it’s the only one she knows.

We did like that her clothes are attached to her so there’s no worry of losing pieces clothing; except for the crown which comes off easily and I’m sure is probably lost by now.  But that also means no dressing up and changing outfits for her either.

But was she a hit?  What counts is that the person the doll is geared to loves it and in this case she did.  It’s an enthusiastic thumbs up from Zoe!  The adult reviews were mixed.  For bringing the movie home and allowing for imaginative play, we’re a yes.  For annoyance and loud sound, we’re wishing for more features to make it less painful for the parents.

Disney Mattel Rapunzel Holiday Doll 2011Disney Tangled Sing and Glow Light up Rapunzel Doll Details:

  • Approximate Retail Price:  $32.99
  • Model number: V9237
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 36 months – 7 years
  • Batteries: 3 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD — Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Photo Credit: Zoe –; Doll in packaging – Mattel (used with permission)

Please note: The costume Zoe is wearing was provided by Princess Time Toys our online store.


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