Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Moxie Girlz Magic Swim Mermaid Doll {Review & Giveaway}

Moxie Girlz logo

I won't mention the particular ones, but there are some dolls that my kids see in advertisements or in the store that make me cringe. Even though dolls are consistently one of the most universally loved types of toys for girls everywhere, it's hard for me to be okay with some of the outfits, styles or messages that some of them display. My children are quite impressionable, after all!

Therefore, when I'm introduced to a line of dolls that encourage girls to be positive by promoting the idea that anything is possible as long as you stay true to yourself and never give up on your dreams, I'm all for them. Why not incorporate the message that you can accomplish anything that you want to as long as you believe in yourself in with a high quality, unique doll?

Which is exactly why the confidence and courage of Moxie Girlz and the mission behind them is a welcome addition to the world of dolls and the messages that I like to see promoted to girls everywhere.

Moxie Girlz mission

Combine that positivity with the large variety of styles of dolls available and it's no wonder that Moxie Girlz are a popular collection that parents as well as kids can be proud to own.

Moxie Girlz

Available in all different skin tones, hair colors, outfits and much more, Moxie Girlz are all about expressing themselves and reaching for the stars. Along with the traditional dolls, the newest addition to the lineup comes from the Moxie Girlz imagining themselves as sparkling, magical mermaids!

Moxie Girlz mermaids

Available in a blond or brunette version, the Moxie Girlz Magic Swim Mermaid Doll is the only doll that magically swims like a mermaid when placed in the water. With no on/off switch needed, girls only need to place their doll into the bathtub or swimming pool to see her automatically begin to swim on her own.

Considering how much my kids enjoy their time spent in the water, I had no doubt that they would love the Avery Magic Swim Mermaid Doll when she arrived.

Moxie Girlz Mermaid review

After removing Avery from the packaging (which took a bit of effort), we were happy to find that she is nearly as entertaining out of the water as she is in. Her flowing hair can be brushed and styled and her arms can be easily posed at her sides, above her head, and away from her body.

Moxie Girlz Magic Swim Mermaid

But of course the main entertainment that Avery provides is when she puts her rubbery pink mermaid tail to use for swimming.

As she arrived without batteries included, it simply took unscrewing the compartment on her back, installing two AA's right inside and closing her tightly back up so that no water would get in.

Moxie Girlz mermaid batteries

Utilizing two small, round, silver sensors on her rear end...

Moxie Girlz Mermaid sensors

...Avery automatically began swimming any time the sensors indicated that there was water.

Big Sister E and Little Sister B were amazed to see her sparkling tail flip back and forth and watch her propel herself around the bathtub. Right away they tried positioning her arms and body (she can swim on her stomach, back or even sitting) in various ways to see her move straight or in a curve.

Moxie Girlz Magic Swim Mermaid Doll

While the Moxie Girlz Magic Swim Mermaid Doll does make a continuous motorized sound as she swims through the water, neither of my girls have minded at all and are instead always excited to see her sparkle and shimmer as she swims around and around them. We have experienced a time or two that Avery didn't stop swimming when she was removed from the water, but it only took a quick wipe with a towel over her sensors and she was ready for a rest.

In all, this doll has been a great addition to our bath and playtime routines, as she is able to partake in traditional hair and fashion styling but also come right to life once in the water. Designed for ages 3 and up, any young fan of mermaids would surely love to have her own graceful aquatic friend to swim with in the bath or pool.

Moxie Girlz review

Retailing for $24.99, Moxie Girlz Magic Swim Mermaid Doll Avery or her brunette pal, Kellan, can be found in stores or online now. And, thanks to the generosity of Little Tikes (Moxie Girlz' parent company), one person will soon be able to bring home a unique doll with a positive message as well, because...

One lucky person will win a Moxie Girlz Magic Swim Mermaid!

Moxie Girlz giveaway

(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below - if you don't see the form, click here! If you have any problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

A big thank you to Little Tikes for providing a Moxie Girlz Magic Swim Mermaid for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

177 comments:

Diane Zielinski said...

I like the doll Lexa.

J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

Sophina! :)

Anonymous said...

My daughter is obsessed with mermaids, so it would have to be Avery or Kellan only for us!! :)
Andi

KPort207 said...

I like Sophina

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KPort207 said...

I made a mistake on the rafflecopter form.

I mistyped my twitter handle:

The correct spelling is: JT2ofusanddeals

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Janice said...

We'd probably go with the Avery doll.

Unknown said...

Lexa is the favorite

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

Lexa looks like my granddaughter so I like her
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Jessica Waters said...

We like the hope dolls for cancer research

Laura Miller said...

My daughter likes the Horse Riding Club dolls.

Nikki T said...

I would love to give the Avery doll as a gift to my darling neice.

ColleenMarie82 said...

Moxie Girlz So Stylish Monet

Sylvia said...

I like Sophina
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Tammy1409 said...

I'd choose Sophina since she most resembles my daughter.

Kathy Davis said...

I really like the Bria doll.
Kathy Davis
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Kathy Davis said...

My FB name: Kathy Newsom Davis
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A. said...

I like the Sophina doll as well.
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Kendal said...

I would want to gift a Sophina doll!

Mammamayor said...

We love mermaids Averyis adorable thank u
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Melinda said...

My girls don't have a boy Moxie, so I'd like to get either Jaxson or Owen.

alsvegas said...

my nieces daughter like Avery because it looks like here mom :)

Banti said...

I like Monet

giggling kids said...

Avery is my favorite doll!
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Pam said...

Moxie Boyz Fairytale Doll - Pirate Jaxson. He is to cute.

SueZH said...

Avery reminds me of a girl I know!

Shelly said...

I like the Lexa Doll from their new doll section

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Darlene said...

I love the Lexa Doll

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Wendi said...

any of the horse riding girls I would love to get for my daughter

Yoga Mommy said...

I like Lexa because she looks like my Lila.

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Frogger101 said...

The Moxie girlz dazzle dance doll

amy linderman said...

i like lexa

clenna said...

I love Avery because that's the one my 4 year old grand daughter selected.

clenna said...

I love Avery because that's the one my 4 year old grand daughter selected.

Linda said...

I like Lexa.
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Tanya M said...

I like Sophina because she is pretty and it's like a play on my daughter's name. :)

jodi lasher said...

I like avery and so would my daughter

nancy said...

My lil one loves Sophina and would like to have one:)

HollyO said...

Summer Swim Magic RC Jeep

michele376 said...

I like Bria.

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Jessica said...

I love the Lexa!

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Melissa said...

I love the LEXA doll!
I want her and i love the cats dolls too t heyre really cute!

nickieisis3 said...

lexa

ReneeK said...

My daughter loves Lexa!

Carrie Phelps said...

I would like to get my granddaughter Lexa.

Kerry said...

My daughter would like Sophina

brandyk said...

kellan!

Anonymous said...

I would like to get "Avery" only because the girl I have in mind for it, is blond, too! LOL

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♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

the Lexa is cute

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
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crystletellerday said...

sweet style lexa crystletellerday@yahoo.com

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I like Moxie Girlz Art-Titude™ 3D Lexa.

Jennifer Rote
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SandyM204 said...

I like Lexa.

SandyM204 said...

I like Lexa.

Michelle said...

I like Sophina. Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

mogrill said...

I like Sophina.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

lgm52 said...

Lexa

EMMAHORTON said...

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WE ALSO LIKE LEXA

Hoa said...

I also like the Moxie Girlz Sweet Style Avery.

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Nicole said...

I like Bria

Sugar Mama's Sweet Bowtique said...

Lexa looks like a more grown up version of my daughter :)

Lane Mahnke said...

I like the Jaxson Doll!

Anonymous said...

Sophia
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debijackson said...

i like sophina

Karen said...

Lexa is our fav :)

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Anonymous said...

Moxie Girlz So Stylish Lexa
(my niece Emily would love this!)

Gina F. said...

I would like the Moxie Girlz "I Am...Smart" Lexa Doll.

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Linda W. said...

I couldn't get into the Rafflecopter but would like to enter. My daughter would love this.

Liz said...

My daughter would like Sophina

mverno said...

monet mverno@roadrunner.com

Michelle said...

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Debbie Erickson said...

My niece would love Stylish Monet and any of the horse/pony items.

Larry said...

My granddaughter loves mermaids, so it would have to be the brunette, Kellan.

Mrs. Bacon said...

The doll Lexa would be my nieces favorite doll.

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Leila Bona said...

Lexa is our very favorite!!
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Jessica said...

I also like the Glitterin' Style Sophina
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*Brittany C* said...

I'd love to get the Moxie Girlz Magic Hair Stamp 'n' Style Kellan for my daughter! Thanks for the giveaway!

enizete said...

Lexa is so cute!!

Joy said...

I like Monet.
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jennifer said...

My daughter would like Sophina .

RJ said...

Lexa

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lana said...

avery doll to a friend

Tracey said...

I like Moxie Girlz Summer Swim Magic™ Kellan.
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xivyx said...

i like the Moxie Girlz Magic Hair Stamp n Style Doll Avery
lol makes me think of my daughter serena

JoMoni10 said...

avery

jmajor4870 said...

my granddaughter likes lexa

Sandy VanHoey said...

I like Lexa

Tara Swadley said...

Pirate Jaxson. Who doesn't need a pirate?

Brooke M Adametz said...

I love the Moxie Girlz with petz, Lexa! My daughter would love it- that's her name!

Wendy Rozema said...

I like Lexa!

LeeAnn said...

I like Moxie Girlz Kellan.

JSweeps said...

I like Sophina!

Ledford Land said...

I'd like to own Lexa for my daughter

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Kimberley Meier said...

My daughter would love the Moxie Girlz Magic Hair Stamp 'n' Style Doll Avery!

Kimberley Meier
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Mel said...

My daughter would also like the Moxie Girlz Glitterin' Style Avery.

-Melissa
adventuresofmel@yahoo.com

Brandi Elam said...

I like Lexa.

Angela Holland said...

My niece would love the Avery doll.

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missreneer said...

I would love to give my daughters Bingo from the Horse Riding Club. Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

Renee
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Aralynlove said...

I like Lexa

C.P. said...

My girls would also love Magic Glitter Snow Kellen!

Anissa said...

My daughter would love Sophina

Jenn said...

The Horse Riding Club dolls are adorable.

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Unknown said...

I like the Lexa Doll.

Tara said...

Love the Kellan doll :)

Jeanna said...

My daughter would love Cloe!

Jessica said...

I love the Avery doll!

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Kimberly said...

Cloe or Avery, had to choose!
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rebecca williams said...

My daughter would also love the Bria doll
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Stacey said...

I like the Moxie Girlz Horse Riding Club Monet

Terra H. said...

Moxie Girlz Ballerina Star Sophina
Thanks
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amweeks said...

I love the Sophina doll!

For Their Future said...

My youngest loves Princesses and I would love to get her the Dazzle Dance Lexa!

kroch said...

I would like to give Lexa as a gift to my niece.

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Katie

SuperNeena said...

Lexa marine.mom42@hotmail.com

Ryan said...

Sophina doll.

SavingCommonCents said...

I would love to give Lexa to my daughter, Alexis! :)

Stephanie said...

My girls would love to get any of them. I think Sophina would be a really good choice.

Nancy's Couture said...

I would love Avery for my daughter.

dario moniz said...

i think my daughter would like the Monet doll

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amanda nicholson mrsamanda@ymail.com said...

Think jaxson is so cute.

KatieRox4You said...

I would love to give my niece the Sophina as a gift.
Thanks!!
katielovesdeals@yahoo.com

yeppy2012 said...

i love sophina my daughter would love her

ReggieMann said...

I would love to have the Moxie Girlz Sweet Style Sophina I love her purple hair :)

NwHome steader said...

sophia

Teresa H. said...

Moxie Girlz So Stylish Monet and give her to my 7 year old daughter. :)

Rachel said...

cloe

CHELESA sims said...

my daughter would love the Lexa doll

Emmy Coffee said...

I'd like to give my niece the Moxie Girlz So Stylish Avery doll

mframe said...

I love the Lexa doll
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Penny Pinching Mama said...

Lexa, she even looks like my daughter!

Jackie said...

Kellan for us!

Tamar said...

Lexa. We're brown haired people and Lexa is just one letter off of my daughter's middle name, so I know she likes that.

MarielDumas said...

I love Sophina

Jeanne said...

I think these would thrill my 3 year old

Jeanne said...

Avery

Brittney said...

avery
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HomemadeBaby said...

Glitterin Style Avery!
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Toni said...

My li'l cousin loves styling doll hair, so I'd love to give her a Magic Hair Stamp 'n' Style Kellan. Plus, my cousin's a redhead, so it's perfect. Though, I'm sure she'd love a doll like Art-Titude 3D Lexa, too.

polly said...

my niece would love sophina

Kendra Warstler said...

Lexa

Daniel M said...

bet my niece would like Lexa too - godan@comcast.net

Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

My daughter would love Sophina.

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lisagee1234 said...

http://www.moxiegirlz.com/?section=moxieproductgallery&category=dolls

This stylish one is another good one.

Tim Stephens said...

My daughter would like to have the Moxie Girlz Glitterin' Style Avery

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Anonymous said...

Moxie Girlz Glitterin' Style Sophina

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MrsSkib said...

I think my daughter would like the Avery doll.

Ellen C. said...

I like lexa. Thanks for the chance.

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MELINA said...

I would get Lexa and give as a gift

shirley H said...

I like Lexa



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Hotsnotty2 said...

Lexa, thanks!

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Trevor Clinger said...

LEXA
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CAJUNMAN12 said...

I like Sophina

Brigette Streeper said...

I think my daughter would love Avery!
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Gianna said...

Lexa.

rparis said...

lexa is the one i like the most

tracey said...

i like the lexa doll
thanks
rochelle johnson
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Louise Brimsley said...

Bria is just too cute!!

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

We'd like Sophina!

Danielle C said...

Sophina

mightynaynay said...

We like Avery
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tavernie said...

I like The Avery Doll!
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Erica C. said...

My niece would also like the Moxie Girlz Horse Riding Club Sophina.
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Ms Penny Pincher said...

I like the Avery doll!

Kristie said...

My daughter would like Moxie Girlz Ballerina Star Avery.

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Nicole C. said...

I would love to own Moxie Girlz Horse Riding Club Doll Monet.

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amy16323 said...

lexa
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Anonymous said...

My daughter is majorly into mermaids right now so she would love the Avery Mermaid Moxie girl doll but she would also love Avery Ballerina Star Moxie girlz as well.

Rachel
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brich2222 said...

Monet doll is cute
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Cweller75 said...

My daughter would like Lexa

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Anonymous said...

My daughter loves horses so she would love the riding girls.

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daveshir2005 said...

I like the Moxie Girlz Glitterin' Style Bria

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dht04001 said...

i like sophina
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Renee owen said...

i like avery the best well my daughters do

Anonymous said...

lexa is cute! not sure how to log in with this so Ill leave my email thanks for the giveaway! amandalilly@hotmail.com

brendaelsner said...

i like avery

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AnnaZed said...

We love Bria, she's so cute.

The Rafflecopter calls me 'Margot' since it is accessing my facebook where I am 'Margot Core' and is connected to this email:

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dvice12 said...

We also like Lexa

lilyk said...

Sophina looks very nice!