The popularity of surprise toys, the ones that have kids tearing through layers of packaging to uncover the coveted thing inside, shows no sign of waning. And the linchpin of that particular cottage industry is the phenomenon known as L.O.L. Surprise! dolls. L.O.L. Surprise toys come in many forms, be it cars or winter chalets or houses, but by and large, the most popular ones are the titular dolls.
A little primer for those who have somehow snoozed through the madness: The L.O.L. toy comes wrapped in plastic. Kids open it to see more wrapped bags, all of which contain surprises, ranging from miniature pets to tiaras to hat boxes. The good news, for those of us who aren’t exactly LOLing about all that plastic waste that accompanies these toys: MGA Entertainment, which makes the dolls, is working on biodegradable packaging.
There’s a ton of these dolls on the market, and more are released every season. So pick the ones that resonate with your kids. One thing to note: Because each package has a slew of small pieces like shoes and handbags, these dolls are best for kids 6 and up.
No mere doll, Jukebox B.B. is dripping in gold from head to toe. Literally. Her hair is gold. Her flared pants are gold. And she has a light-up stage that plays music. Insert the token, and it rocks out.
One of this year's hottest toys, this set includes four, count 'em four, dolls: Fame Queen on keyboard synthesizer, Ferocious on base, Bhad Gurl on drums, and Metal Chick on the double guitar. And the instruments really work, with each playing six different sounds.
Lights! Camera! Fashion! Speedster is the big sister to fan favorite Drag Racer. And get this: Her hands are removable for easy dressing and outfit changes. When you shine the included black light on Speedster, you see more surprises.
This doll with the fierce hair comes with 25 surprises. Her hands are removable for easy dressing and the package becomes a reusable playset with a dressing room and chill out area. There's even an ultra-rare snow surprise.
Lest the two in one glamper wasn't good enough, here's the upgraded version. It has a car, a house, a fashion runway, and a light-up pool. It comes with 55 surprises, including fashion dolls and surprise dolls, and includes bunk beds, a water slide, a makeover station, a barbecue patio, and a DJ booth.
This doll, the class president, comes with 20 surprises. Her hands are removable for easy dressing. The set includes shoes, a shoebox, a hat box, a purse, a hair brush, garment bags, and a doll stand.
Roller Chick (sorry, we don't love the name either) likes to skate. Her hands are removable to simplify wardrobe chages. She comes with a hat box, a purse, and garment bags, and the package becomes a reusable closet and dressing room.
This fierce doll comes with 15 surprises. She has styled hair, platform shoes, and you get a hatbox, a hair brush, and garment bags.
This fancy set includes the Sprinkles doll and her pet, Sprin-claws. When you bathe the doll, she changes colors. The set includes party gear, including a banner, a game, and an invitation.
The L.O.L. Surprise! Bubbly Surprise has a doll and pet hidden inside a heart-shaped bubbly, fizzy surprise. You basically put it in water, and see what surprises emerge. Please note that this is not for an actual human bath time usage. The sparkly package also doubles as a purse.
Sometimes, bigger is better. Such is the case with set, which has a whopping 60 surprises. Kids get one L.O.L. Surprise! O.M.G. Outrageous doll, along with a boy doll, a little sister, and a pet, along with their fashion accessories.
Aspiring stylists will dig this thing. It comes with 30 surprises, including 15 hair accessories and 14 hair pieces. Kids can give her a variety of looks, or add hair to only one side for an updo.
Because every doll needs a sweet set of wheels. The car expands to reveal a pool and dance floor. And the thing is, the pool works, thanks to a removable liner that can be filled with water.
The Fuzzy Pets are inside a shampoo container, and the set includes seven surprises: a magic mirror, a secret message, a bottle, a scooper, an outfit, a fashion accessory and of course, the Fuzzy Pet itself.
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