I got Myla as even though she’s made for kids ages 4 and up, I thought it looked really cool!
Requires 4 AA and 2 AAA batteries. Batteries included for demo purposes only, new batteries recommended for regular use.
Myla uses color recognition technology for multiple, brush onto one of the 16 colors in the pallet, then touch the brush to the part of Myla you want to light up with that color. It’s magical to watch— even my mum and sister wanted to give it a try. (A tip: When selecting a color, be sure the entire top — the sensor —is flat against the pallet and within one color.)
Myla has five modes, which you can rotate through by pressing the gem on Myla’s necklace. In all five modes, Myla’s head moves, her eyes blink, and she interacts with fun phrases and sounds.
Four of the modes focus on color. “Magical makeup” mode is basically free play where you can get creative while doing Myla’s makeup. Things get a bit more educational in “magical color creation,” which encourages kids to select two colors and see what new color they create. In “amazing makeup powder” mode, Myla will instruct you which feature she wants to be colored, and it’s a race against the clock to apply makeup. “Lucky color” is the simplest mode: Press Myla’s back sensor, and she’ll tell them their lucky color (like a rainbow Magic 8 Ball).
Things get musical for the fifth and final play mode, called “showtime.” The magic doesn’t stop with Myla’s makeup brush — she also comes with an interactive microphone. When Myla’s in showtime mode, kids can hold the microphone below her mouth to hear her sing a catchy, original tune. Pull the microphone away and the music keeps playing, but Myla’s singing stops so we can duet.
In addition to her interactive elements, Myla has plenty of tactile play features. You can practice plating her mane (which is conveniently made up of three strands, each with a different texture and color), brush her tail, and put a crown on her horn. She also comes with fun accessories to share, including colorful hair clips and bows.
- PRODUCT: Myla the Magical Unicorn
- PRICE: £39.99
- PLACE TO BUY: Argos or Smiths Toy Superstore
- RECOMMEDED AGE: 5 years and up
- MATERIAL: Plastic
- NUMBER OF PIECES: 5
- DIMENSIONS: 40cm high
- WEIGHT: 1.7 kg
- MY UNICORN ELLIE RATING: 9 out of 10