Last Updated on July 5, 2023
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If you weren’t able to snag a Fashion Fidget Advent calendar back in November at Aldi, you may be in luck. This week, Aldi has individual Fashion Fidget dolls as part of their holiday toy collection. I’ve never owned any of the dolls outside of the ones that came with the Advent calendar, and I wanted to get some of the different styles, so I picked up two of them.
The WowWee Fashion Fidget Dolls are an Aldi Find, meaning they’re only in stores for a limited time, and once they’re gone, they’re gone. Aldi doesn’t offer online ordering for products that aren’t in stock at your local store. However, these dolls aren’t exclusive to Aldi. You can also find them at retailers such as Walmart, Target, and Amazon.
The dolls are sold in blind boxes, so you don’t know which one you’ll get. Each doll costs $7.99 at Aldi. That’s the same price Target was selling these dolls for at the time of writing, but it’s $1 more than what I found Fashion Fidget dolls going for on Amazon and at Walmart at the time of publication, so you may be able to get a better deal buying these dolls somewhere else.
The dolls are the same as the ones that may be included in the Advent calendar, so if you already have dolls from the Advent calendar, there is a risk of getting a double.
Fashion Fidgets are small dolls that have multiple fidget features, with a keychain to attach them to backpacks. Even the dolls’ packaging is meant to have fidget features. The box opens by tearing on dotted lines diagonally across the box, which is satisfying to some people. Each doll is wrapped in bubble wrap, and the bubbles are hearts. There is a collector’s guide in each box, listing each doll’s name. There are 18 dolls total to collect. There are 4 styles of dolls, but they can come in different colors.
The first doll I opened is my favorite. She has pop-it pigtails, hearts on her cheeks that click, and a heart on her skirt that you can click. The hearts on her skirt and cheeks make satisfying clicking sounds. The smallest pop-it bubble on her pigtails is hard to push, but other than that, I’m happy with her.
The second doll I got was…disappointing. She had a headband with a tie on the side that spins, noodle pigtails that you can pull, and a pop-it skirt that spins. I had read reviews online that say the noodle pigtails, when pulled, are easily broken. When I opened the box and pulled out the doll, one of her pigtails was already broken. All it took was one tug to pull the other one out. The noodles make the doll unique, so it was sad that they broke so easily.
The WowWee Fashion Fidget Dolls are a unique toy, and while the second doll clearly didn’t live up to expectations, as long as that’s not the doll you get, I think you’ll be happy with these. If fidget toys are something you enjoy, then I would consider purchasing one. Personally, I feel that they’re worth the $7.99. As long as you know the risk of getting a defective doll, they could be nice stocking stuffers.