This week we were sent the ‘Fisher-Price® Shimmer & Shine™ Magic Flying Carpet‘ to review. Shimmer and Shine is one of my daughters absolute favourite TV shows, so when she opened the box to see her brand new toy, she literally screamed with excitement. I was also excited, because this toy comes with so many cool features!
Shimmer & Shine Magic Flying Carpet Review
Shimmer and Shine is an animated preschool TV series. It airs in the UK on Milkshake and Nickelodeon. The show features the magical adventures of twin genies in training, ‘Shimmer and Shine’, and their best friend Leah.
In each episode the characters must solve a problem. Leah is allowed three wishes a day but her genies don’t always manage to get them right. The trio must work together to clean up their magical mess and find a way to make things good!
The Fisher-Price® Shimmer & Shine™ Magic Flying Carpet is the latest toy in the Shimmer and Shine range and we’re really impressed with everything it does. If your little one is a Shimmer and Shine fan, they will absolutely adore it.
The set comes complete with detachable Shimmer and Shine dolls. The dolls are dressed in their sparkly genie pants and have removable genie shoes and and soft, brushable ponytails.
The set also comes with Shimmer and Shines very own magical flying carpet. Made from a glittering fabric and featuring beautiful jewel colours, the carpet looks exactly as it does on the show.
On the carpet are two little plastic rings (or seatbelts as Evie calls them). You can use to hold the dolls in place and can either set them up in a seated position, or lie them down, so they look like they’re really flying.
But that’s not all…
The Fisher-Price® Shimmer & Shine™ Magic Flying Carpet also moves and plays over 40+ phrases and sounds that you’ll recognise from the show! How cool is that? I would have loved a toy like this when I was younger and my daughter really thinks it’s the real deal.
Underneath the carpet is a little battery pack with a wheel that lets the toy move along all by itself. The songs and the movement can be activated by pressing the special jewel on the top of the carpet.
The carpet can glide across the room and even turns around. But, Evie’s favourite part is when it’s lifted in the air! The back of the carpet magically flutters up and down so it seems like it’s actually flying. This is so magical for little ones and really helps their imagination to soar to new heights.
To add to the adventure, the carpet knows when it’s being tilted up and down. It responds to the direction with sounds and fun phrases that seem to be coming from Shimmer and Shine—just like magic!
Evie has been whooshing this carpet all over our house and hasn’t put it down since she’s got it. It goes everywhere with her and at night time, it even sleeps on the floor next to her bed.
We also found the two Shimmer and Shine pets, ‘Taj and Mahal’. in a supermarket and Evie has been riding them on the back of the carpet, just like in the show.
It’s been so adorable watching Evie play with this toy. She loves her new ‘genies divine’ and has been spending a lot of time making the dolls interact with each other. They’ve been super busy helping to save the day and grant wishes to all of her other toys. It’s so lovely watching her imagination soar.
Where You Can Buy The ‘Shimmer & Shine Magical Flying Carpet’
The Fisher-Price® Shimmer & Shine™ Magic Flying Carpet is suitable from 3 years+. The only small parts are the removable shoes. Keep this in mind when buying it for smaller children!
The set can be found at Smyths Toys and has an RRP of £41.99 (but it’s got £5 off at the moment so get it quick). It’s so worth the price for everything it does! If you have a ‘Shimmer and Shine’ fan, this would make the ultimate present. It’s magical, interactive, it teaches them role play, it moves, it sings, plus it includes two of their favourite dolls.
Do you have a ‘Shimmer & Shine’ fan in your house? What do you think of this toy? Let us know below.