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Monday, June 23, 2014

Lottie Doll - A (better than Barbie) Giveaway

Only a few decades years ago when I was a little girl, I loved trucks and Lego and my trampoline.

I wasn't really a girly-girl who liked dolls.

I did, however, have a soft spot for Gem and The Misfits - because they were truly truly truly outrageous.

And rocked girl-mullet's like nobody's business.

Barbie was for wimps who wanted to wear pink bikinis and matching high heels while driving their matching convertible to go ride their non-pink horse in their bikini and heels.

Totally realistic goal for little girls the world over, right?

Not you, Paris Hilton.  You don't count.

Don't even get me started on my opinions of how appropriate the make up on the faces, the figures, the tight tops and mini skirts are on dolls recommended for young girls Miss5's age....

Of my girls, Miss8 is the one who loves make up and nail polish and occasionally using them on herself instead of the furniture.

Miss5, on the other hand, is a total clone of my good self.  Lucky her!

So it came as a surprise to me that she, not Miss8, started playing with dolls.

Sure, she mostly uses them to play out WWE meets The Hunger Games tournaments in a decapitation death match role play scenario.

Granted, she often uses them to swear on her behalf.

The main thing I've noticed is that she has zero interest in the fashion / dress up / traditional role of dolls.  Clearly.

I'm kind of thrilled, because her imagination means that she doesn't seem to care that the doll is missing its handbag, and it's completely normal to put the dolls in the Hot Wheels garage to fix Mstr5's cars.

I love that she is growing up with more 'non-traditional' views on girls, albeit via a 5 year old's role playing with a few dolls.

My dolls of choice for her next birthday will be these - 


Be bold, be brave, be you

Lottie is a feisty character, she can stand on her own two feet and whist she occasionally makes mistakes, she learns from them.  She is not perfect.  Lottie loves adventure and the outdoors and uses her imagination.

Exactly the message I want to send to my girls.

And no unrealistic body, make up, clothing or high heels to boot.

In fact, call me crazy, but these little girl dolls actually resemble....little girls.

Fist bump, Lottie.

The Giveaway

I have one Pirate Queen Lottie and one Autumn Leaves Lottie to giveaway.

For your chance to win, complete the following entry form :

Entries close midnight (WST) Wednesday 2nd July

Check out the Lottie Dolls website for the full range of dolls and accessories, some great activities and downloads, and details of where to buy Lottie Dolls

The Fine Print

  • Entry is open to Australian and New Zealand residents only
  • Entries open 0500hrs (WST) Monday 23 June
  • Entries close midnight (WST) Wednesday 2 July
  • Maximum one (1) entry per person
  • Only entrants who have completed all required sections of the entry form will be deemed valid
  • Winners will be announced on Facebook Thursday 3 July
  • Winners have seven (7) days to respond before a re-draw is carried out
  • There are two (2) prizes of one (1) Lottie Doll
  • Prizes are provided and issued by Lottie Australia and/or their representative

Now I am off to console Miss5, who is taking her disappointment out on her other dolls (which she has deemed inferior after sighting the Lottie Dolls website), after being informed that the Lottie Dolls are for a giveaway, and she can not enter.

Am going to sleep with one eye open tonight.


  1. I soooo want to win a Lottie doll! I have been wanting these since they came out!

  2. we have one of these tucked away for miss nearly four's birthday. can't wait. fingers crossed we make it two ;) x

  3. I want to win a Lottie Doll! The pirate is fabulous... who didn't want to be a pirate when they were little!

  4. My girl loves MONSTER HIGH DOLLS! Arghhhhhhhh - these are way cooler.
    I want to win a Lottie Doll

  5. "I want to win a Lottie Doll" - Sure Do :)

  6. I want to win a Lottie Doll! I often despair of the dolls that are available for little girls, but Lottie looks great. :)

  7. I would love to win an inspiring Lottie doll!!

  8. I would love to win a Lottie doll! (Please)

  9. These look cute. My girls would love these.

  10. I want to win a Lottie Doll - Diana.

  11. I want to win a Lottie Doll! - they are gorgeous, much better than barbie or Monster High!

  12. "I want to win a Lottie Doll" *


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