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Have you met Nancy?

When Little Bean was a small girl, say 4 or 5 years old she played with ‘baby dolls’ but only really to undress them and then leave them somewhere generally with their head trapped in a box or behind a door. I used to think to myself ‘she doesn’t seem very maternal’ or ‘girly’ when it came to dolls. I remembered playing with dolls all the time when I was younger but actually, the older she is getting, the more she has become interested so when I was asked if she would like to review the beautiful new Nancy Dolls from Bandai, I thought it was worth a shot.

Little Bean loves Nancy

Little Bean was very lucky to receive two Nancy dolls; World Adventures – Paris and Nancy Hair Braids. Since she opened their boxes I can testify that they have barely left her side, she even took World Adventures Nancy to school for ‘Golden Time’ on Friday so that she could show her off to her friends and at night when she goes to bed, Little Bean has set up a bed for Hair Braids Nancy to sleep in and World Adventures Nancy sleeps at the end of her own bed – all very cute.

Nancy Doll

Who is Nancy?

The Nancy Doll was first launched by Famosa in 1968 and is the leading Fashion Doll in Spain, now crossing the water to make new friends in the UK. Nancy is a modern girl in her looks, tastes, interests and hobbies. She is a sweet, supportive and pretty girl with an eye for fashion and the most beautiful eyelashes I have ever seen on a doll! She enjoys wearing beautiful clothes in a natural style and going on adventures with her friends and her pets. Standing tall at 42cm, Nancy is a doll that stands out from the crowd – and why not!

World Adventures – Paris

I think that World Adventures Nancy is Little Bean’s favourite, she is the one who goes most places with her and the one who gets to share her bed. She comes complete with a shoulder bag, pet carrier with dog, travel documents, stickers and a secret diary with key. She looks super chic with her Parisian beret and very girly in her pretty pink clothes.

There are four dolls available in the World Adventures range; Paris, Rio, London and New York. I know that Little Bean would also love the London doll so no doubt I will be seeing her added to her Christmas list in the coming months.

RRP £29.99

Nancy Doll

Hair Braids Nancy

Girls just love to play with hair don’t they! I remember sitting at school during reading time playing with my friends hair or vice versa and Little Bean is the same. She will often have her dolls hair done up in weird and wonderful styles so Hair Braids Nancy will fit right in. Dressed in a cute flippy skirt, t-shirt and pumps, Hair Braids Nancy comes with a cute braider and bows. Little Bean has already been using the braider on a number of her other dolls too, I’m just waiting for her to ask me to do her own hair with it next.

RRP £19.99

Further Nancy Doll Ranges

As well as World Adventures and Hair Braids, there are a number of other dolls available to buy now;

  • Nancy Dolphins – vet Nancy takes care of her dolphins and everything she needs is included in the medical carry case kit and she even has a magic tattoo which appears when she is in the water – RRP £26.99
  • Pink Princess – beautifully dressed in a stunning pink ball gown with pearl necklace and lace gloves – RRP £24.99
  • Nancy Flowers – have fun with your flowery themed Nancy (3 to collect). Each one comes with flower accessories, jewel stickers and glitter for decorating your doll. Choose from Rose, Violet and Jasmine – RRP £16.99

Check out the Toytesters.TV video of Nancy from London Toy Fair on their YouTube Channel https://youtu.be/wq-TEAAr6TY

Nancy is available to buy at The Entertainer, Toys R Us, Very and Amazon. You can follow her adventures on Facebook and in Pink Magazine.

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  1. June 15, 2016 / 1:01 pm

    I like the sound of these dolls I use to love my babies when I was little. It’s good to see more different dolls have come out since then too.

    • June 17, 2016 / 8:40 pm

      There are so many to choose from now but I think Nancy stands out from the crowd x

  2. Tori Gabriel
    June 15, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    These sound like amazing dolls. I love the world traveller ones. I think my little girl would love the London version.

    • June 17, 2016 / 8:40 pm

      My daughter is now coveting the London Nancy too x

  3. June 15, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    What pretty dolls, will have to check these out as got a niece’s birthday soon x

  4. June 15, 2016 / 6:14 pm

    Oooh I’m not sure about that ones eyelashes – they are a bit scary! My twins so love dolls so can see them wanting stuff like this when they’re bigger x

  5. annalisanuttall
    June 15, 2016 / 7:02 pm

    My niece would love these dolls, it’d be so much fun for her to play with their hair. xx


  6. June 15, 2016 / 9:16 pm

    These are divine but is it wrong that I am envious of their eyelashes ha x

  7. June 16, 2016 / 6:23 am

    My daughter is still a little young for these dolls but she is very attached to her rag doll and baby dolly, so will probably be ideal in another year.

  8. June 16, 2016 / 8:34 am

    They are lovely dolls and I like that they aren’t too ‘overdone’ like certain doll makes are.

  9. June 16, 2016 / 1:06 pm

    The Paris one looks fab, we have London and Eliza adores it

    • June 17, 2016 / 8:34 pm

      Little Bean has her eye on the London Nancy now too 🙂

  10. June 17, 2016 / 12:07 pm

    Boo would love Hair Braids Nancy, she loves to play with dolls hair 🙂

    • June 17, 2016 / 8:33 pm

      I should have said that this dolls hair doesn’t seem as ‘static’ as others can, it certainly doesn’t seem to tangle as badly as other dolls which is great 🙂

  11. leonii amber
    June 17, 2016 / 12:26 pm

    I lov the hair and eyelash’s! even though I am usually reeped out by the large dolls these actually are great looking!!

    • June 17, 2016 / 8:33 pm

      I must admit some dolls are pretty creepy but I love Nancy 🙂

    • June 17, 2016 / 8:32 pm

      I don’t think it’s fair that they have such long eyelashes when mine are so short 😉

  12. June 17, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    These are so cute, I would have loved these when I was younger

    • June 17, 2016 / 8:32 pm

      Yes me too, I loved my dolls when I was a little girl 🙂

  13. June 18, 2016 / 7:50 am

    So cute! I love these as an alternative to the more popular dolls.

    • June 18, 2016 / 8:34 pm

      I think they are nice for being that little bit bigger too x

    • June 18, 2016 / 8:34 pm

      I have just gone up to tuck my daughter in and she has both of them tucked up at the end of her bed, so cute x

  14. serenityyou
    June 18, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    These are cute dolls. Really wish I had long eyelashes like them

  15. July 10, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    Aww my little girl has only really just stopped playing with dolls like this. Spent hours doing their hair! She has loads of the Designer Friends which are very similar to these… but these look a bit better… loving the eyelashes! x

    • July 12, 2016 / 7:45 pm

      I think there is a common theme with us Mummies, we ALL love the eyelashes xx

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