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L.O.L. Surprise! Subscription Box Review – Winter 2019

Culture Fly (the team behind Pusheen Box, The Nick Box, Supernatural Box, and DC Comics World’s Finest: The Collection) recently launched a quarterly box for kids – L.O.L. Surprise! Box.

This box is being reviewed by popular demand!

Each quarterly box contains 6-8 custom-made, exclusive L.O.L. Surprise! goodies for kids to wear, use and play with. Each box also comes with a randomly selected L.O.L. Surprise! doll, pet, or lil sister from an existing series. They offer sizes 4/5 through 14/16 for their apparel.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

About L.O.L. Surprise! Subscription Box

The Box: L.O.L. Surprise! Box

The Cost: $38.00/quarter + $7.00 US shipping. Save with an annual subscription.

The Products: 6-8 exclusive L.O.L. Surprise! products including apparel, accessories, toys, homewares, and stationery for kids to wear, use and play with. Each box also contains a randomly selected L.O.L. Surprise! doll, pet or lil sister from an existing series.

Ships to: The US for $7.00 and worldwide for varying rates. Find your country and its shipping cost here.

Good to Know: They recently updated their sizing to include a true size 8. (Previously they offered 6/8 and 8/12, but now sizes will include 6/7, 8, 10/12 in addition to 4/5 and 14/16). New sizing begins with the Winter 2019 box!

L.O.L. Surprise! “Holiday Chillin'” Winter 2019 Review

The fun thing about this subscription is that everything comes wrapped up in these little bags so it’s all a mystery until you open it up. This is certainly exciting!

 

Part of the fun is choosing which bag to open first!

 

L.O.L. Hat

This hat is so cute and very nicely made! I love the texture on the main part of the hat and those cute poms make it really fun, too! I like that they kept the L.O.L. doll face subtle.

She loved it and kept it on while we opened everything else!

 

Our second package had another surprise inside!

 

L.O.L. Blanket in a Pouch

First, she opened up to find this pink pouch with the same L.O.L. face as her hat, then once she unzipped it, she discovered a soft blanket inside.

 

This fleecy blanket has some cute snowflakes and L.O.L. girls on it and is made from 100% polyester. It’s a thin blanket and just big enough for a kid to get cozy under. She is holding it up here and it goes above her head and she is just about 4′ tall to give you a sense of scale.

 

L.O.L. Pin

Next up we had a smaller item which was this cute pink pin.

 

L.O.L. Boot Cuffs

These boot cuffs are such a unique item and something I never would have thought about before. Once I explained what they were and how they worked, she was so excited to put them on her boots and she declared she would never take them off!

 

Here they are on. They add a fun pop of pink and can help keep her warm in her boots!

 

L.O.L. recently changed their sizing and we ordered a 6/7 for my daughter. Unfortunately, they accidentally sent us a large which was huge on her! Fortunately, they were quick to send us a replacement!

 

L.O.L. Sweater, size M

This time they sent us a medium, which was still a little big on her. She really should have received a size small, I think, since we ordered the 6/7. Their sizing is 4/5, 6/7, 8, 10/12, and 14/16 so maybe it was just a bit of a mix up since the sizes don’t match up to traditional S/M/L? Either way, this one fit her a little big. The sweater is really cute – I love the color and the fuzzy look is so warm and cozy. I also like that the L.O.L. girl is small again making this more of a subtle feature.

 

While it is a bit big on her, she loves it and thinks it’s warm and cozy and perfect for winter. The only thing I was surprised at was that is is hand wash only! I did test it out on a gentle cycle, inside a garment bag and it held up well except for a small section of thread that came out making a hole at the seam, but it looks like it will be a super easy fix thanks to the way it is sewn. I am also not 100% sure that the hole wasn’t there before though? I do still feel confident washing it in the machine and will probably stick to that once I fix up the seam. I don’t think it’s a quality issue, but I really can’t be sure! If you receive this box, let me know if you had any issues with your sweater!

 

This was our last pink package to open before out toy!

 

L.O.L. Card

This pop-up card was another fun item that she liked. She thought it was fun and while I think the idea might be to give it away, she wants to keep it for her new L.O.L. collection!

 

L.O.L. Surprise Lils Winter Disco Globe – Retail Value $6.99

These toys are so fun! After unwrapping the first layer there was a little sticker with a clue on it. Then another layer of plastic before we got to our disco ball.

 

Inside of our ball, there were a ton of tiny items. There were three wrapped items, a little stand, instructions, and some cute stickers.

 

She was excited to find a cute pink animal inside that changes colors in water!

 

She also received some fun accessories to go along with it. How cute is it inside of the globe?

Here is everything she received with the toy. She wasted no time adding the cute stickers to her globe!

Verdict: My daughter was so excited for her winter L.O.L. Surprise! Box and the items inside did not disappoint! While the sweater sizing was a bit of an issue, they were quick to fix it, so it really didn’t affect our experience. The fact that everything comes wrapped up in bags makes it such a fun experience overall and the items inside felt like decent quality. The boot cuffs were so fun and my daughter really loves her hat. The toy almost feels like a bonus after everything else! I think that $45.00 ($38.00 + $7.00 shipping) feels like a fair cost for such exclusive items from a popular brand. I am also happy that the box arrived before the holidays as promised, even though their fall box was late (which they were completely transparent about).

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, this box is currently available, however, they do tend to sell out!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $38.00 + $7.00/shipping for a total cost of $45.00, which means that each of the 7 items costs approximately $6.43 each.

Check out our other L.O.L. Surprise! reviews, and for more kid-friendly boxes, stop by our list of the best subscription boxes for kids!

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Written by Brandi Dowell

Brandi Dowell

Brandi has loved the idea of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013. Now that she’s a mother of 3, she loves finding unique boxes to educate and entertain her kids while enjoying some more pampering boxes for herself. Her favorites these days are Lillypost, KiwiCo boxes & Wicked Good Perfume!

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Comments (10)

  1. the amount of plastic is ridiculous what a huge waste

  2. Thanks Brandi for an amazing review. I also had a sweater issue, my daughter is a size 10/12 and they sent a Adult size S. It was way too big. I’m still waiting on a response to my email. But everything was awesome. My daughter has over 100 LOL dolls and I was so happy to see this subscription box. I signed up the first time I saw it on MSA so this winter box would be my third box and no regrets. Also, Happy New year to everyone.

  3. I would NOT recommend this box. The sweater size IS a mix up. I had the exact same issue, along with many other customers. I ordered a 6/7 and got a medium. Most of us were given the incorrect size. Our beanie also has tiny elastic. The hat will only fit on the top of her head (it won’t even reach her ears), while the hat is actually big. Many of us have this issue, too. I emailed them on 12/13 about the sweater. They didn’t respond. I followed up on 12/19 and they responded on 12/23 telling me that they needed to “investigate” and I’d have a solution in 2-5 business days. That time passed, so I emailed them again, to no avail. This seems to be the common theme. Their FB page is filled with similar complaints. One person was offered a $15 refund, but no replacements, which defeats the purpose.

    My daughter is petite and I held the medium up to her. It was down to her knees. Some people have received adult sizes. Instead of continuing to sell the box, they need to make an announcement and correct the issue.

    • Oh no! I wonder why they are having such an issue with the sweaters? Thanks for sharing your experience! That’s also strange that the hat didn’t fit! 😞 Hopefully they are just a bit behind due to the holidays and will get you (and everyone else) sorted out soon! Keep me posted if you get a chance!

  4. The only thing with LOL is all that plastic. We are so worried about straws but not all the plastic with LOL dolls. Each thing in a and inside the ball.

  5. You’re supposed to remove the pink fur to reveal your pet. I only know from experience 🤣

    • Oh my gosh, so funny! I will have to do this with my daughter tomorrow! She took all of her stuff up to her room to play with, so we haven’t put it in the water yet – I just assumed it changes colors like the last one we received. Thanks for the heads up! Clearly, I need some more LOL experience! 😂

  6. Hi! So the pet is not pink. You have to wash the fuzz off to reveal the actual pet. You leave the pet in a bowl of water and the pink fuzz will come off. You will need to help rub the fuzz to get it to fully come off.

    • Ahh, thanks CC! I’m so glad everyone else knows what to do with these toys since I am clueless! 🙂

  7. Very cute subscription I think my niece might like this for her birthday in March… I think this subscription is adorable….

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