Friday, May 23 2014 23:52

Review: Wall Friends Doc McStuffins Talking Night Light

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Uncle MiltonWith both of my girls really being in full-blown DOC McSTUFFINS mode (it's the first property that they've really connected with together) and our collection of DOC toys and clothing ever-expanding, I couldn't resist the offer posited by Uncle Milton to check out their new DOC McSTUFFINS room light from their WALL FRIENDS Collection. You see, when I was first introduced to the Wall Friends idea, I pegged it as something that kids and parents would absolutely love... provided they could actually see and find them. After a slow roll-out over the past year or so, Wall Friends have arrived at select Target Stores (list here), and are available online as well.

doclightRemarkably simple and effective in it's operation, Doc (and her friends, Lambie and Stuffy) are like a piece of formed plastic artwork that stands slightly more than 13" tall and can be hung on a wall with just a simple picture nail. Operating with 3 AA batteries in the light and 2 AAA batteries in the remote control, Doc and friends light up and speak at the push of a button, offering up several phrases with each push. After 15 minutes of silence, Doc shuts off - or you can press and hold the remote control for a verbal "goodbye" followed by an immediate shutdown. Here's an Instagram video that I posted of Doc in action here at Rock Father HQ...

Rock Father Approved!The first wave of Wall Friends to hit Target includes DOC McSTUFFINS, JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES, CARS' Lightning McQueen and CINDERELLA. Other characters such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse are available via Amazon, while others including SOFIA THE FIRST and PLANES' Dusty Crophopper are available now, direct from Uncle Milton.

Rock Father-approved, and highly recommended for Ages 3+.

James Zahn

James Zahn is not a journalist, nor a blogger, though he may be credited as such by others, or even accept the title... depending on the circumstance.  Instead, he considers himself largely to be an "entertainment and lifestyle writer," bringing 25+ years of experience in the entertainment and publishing industries into the family realm as THE ROCK FATHER™.

As a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur, James now finds himself raising a pair young girls - The Rock Daughters™ - along with his wife from their Illinois home.

He is a member of The Toy Insider Parent Advisory Board, has contributed to The Toy Book and writes a regular Star Wars column - Transmissions from a Galaxy Far, Far Away for The Pop Insider. He also regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

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