What It Is
The Zelfs is a new collectible doll line that focuses on Zelfs, colorful creatures who emerge from the secret garden of Zardenia when the twilight moon rises in the sky. Each Zelf has spike-tacular hair that can be styled with the Venus Flytrap Spin Salon playset. This playset includes an exclusive Zelf doll named Tressa, two hairclips with extensions, a bullclip, a tiara, a hairbrush, a charm, thread, and a collector's guide. Just place Tressa on the spinning chair, stick Tressa's hair in the Venus Flytrap clip, and press the button on the chair to twist Tressa's hair. Then decorate Tressa's new look with the hair accessories. The hair accessories can be stored in the playset's two drawers, and the playset folds up to look like a flower pot when playtime is over.
Why It’s Fun
This is a cute playset that will engage kids in creative hairplay. However, we wish it worked a little bit better. Tressa's hair is really not long enough to reach the Venus Flytrap clip when Tressa is sitting on the chair, and the Venus Flytrap clip does not move up or down. So that means that only a very small portion of the top of Tressa's hair gets twisted. We tried standing Tressa on the chair, which worked until the doll fell off the chair.
Who It’s For
The Zelfs Venus Flytrap Spin Salon is for ages 5 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
Additional Zelfs dolls are sold separately.
Parents and grandparents may be reminded of the famous Troll dolls that were popular from the early 1960s through the 1990s.