First there were The Carpenters. Then, Donny and Marie. Now it’s my kidlets turn as rock’s newest brother & sister musical sensation: J&J…….!
My kids got to party like rock stars when mom broke out the Kidz Bop® new line of role play toys including the Glammerati Pop Star Electric Guitar, Mini Melody Microphone, Light UP Hair Extensions and LumeFX Maxi Star for an impromptu musical concert in our living room. The Kidz Bop Glammerati Pop Star product line includes instruments, dress-up accessories and makeup.
Both of my kidlets took an immediate liking to the Glammerati Pop Star Electric Guitar. The guitar includes three 20 second snippets of the KIDZ BOP hits “DJ Got Us Falling in Love,” “Get the Party Started,” and “Good Life” as well as an additional built-in keyboard, drums and bass sounds. It came with a sparkly blue guitar strap and a wireless headphone microphone that plugs directly into the guitar itself. The kidlets also loved that not only did it play pre-recorded music, the guitar itself has strings, so they could actually strum along with the music for that authentic musical performance feel. Also included were two concert tickets — perfect, one for mom and one for dad for this exclusive show, but there was only one “All Access VIP Credential,” so I guess it depends on which parent is the current favorite to score that pass!
The Mini-Melody Microphone is blinged out. It features LED lights and one of four different Kidz Bop hits. Ours plays the Bruno Mars song “Just The Way You Are” which has a good message and lyrics I don’t mind my kidlets singing. It puts a smile on my face whenever I hear my almost three-year old daughter singing “When I see your face. There’s not a thing that I would change… ‘Cause you’re amazing. Just the way you are!”
The Light UP Hair Extensions and LumeFX Maxi Star helped to add that certain rock star-style to my kidlet duo. The purple LED light extension gave my daughter a sort of punky feel while my son clipped on the Maxi Star which is a light-up equalizer that reacts both to music and the sound of your voice.
On the whole, I really like the new Kidz Bop Glammerati line. My only con is that you are limited to the songs that they come pre-loaded with. It would be great if you could go online and download more songs from Kidz Bop so you could freshen up the playlist. But that won’t stop me from encouraging my kidlets to keep playing with these toys. I love that they are great for role-playing and inspire kids to use their imagination. My kidlets wanted to complete their rock star transformation with some sunglasses, a stage and some dance moves to groove to.
Who knows, maybe this time next year J&J will be on a concert world tour….I hope I get a VIP credential when they swing into town!
Now it’s your turn to share. What are some of your kids favorite role-playing toys?
For full disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample of the Kidz Bop Glammerati Pop Star Electric Guitar, Mini Melody Microphone, Light UP Hair Extensions, LumeFX Maxi Star and Kidz Bop 22 CD in order to try and review for this blog. As always, the opinions expressed in this post and on The Harried Mom blog are all my very own and are not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products, your opinion may differ.
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