Every so often I check the Walmart website to see what they have new in the My Life As Line. Sometimes I order through there, sometimes I wait until I have a trip to the store. I saw this set and since I was stuck at home and needed something to order just to put myself over the $35 order amount to get free shipping, I decided to take a chance on it. Let me just say, it was a VERY pleasant surprise!
Look at all the goodies! On the back gave a list of everything included. I didn’t realize just how much was in it until I really looked closely.
Getting this out of the package…not so easy. It was two plastic pieces with all the pieces inside–and these two pieces were sort of “spot” welded in places to keep them together so they wouldn’t fall out. Great idea in theory. Not so great in actuality. It was a wrestling match! The squares in these pics are what I’m talking about, and let me just tell you, they did not pop apart, no way, no how.
After I got the pieces out though, I was really excited to look it all over and assemble it. Where to start with so many cool pieces?!?! I decided to start with the simplest pieces.
A cell phone, a Go Pro style camera and a selfie stick! Both the cell phone and the Go Pro have removable frames that are used to hook them into the selfie stick.
The selfie stick is even hinged so you can move it for a better shot!
The cell phone is well done and even comes with it’s own case for when it’s not on the selfie stick.
The mini Go Pro is well done too. I like that there is a clip on the mounting frame as well so you could hook it onto a doll’s outfit!
Every good vlogger has to have a laptop! This one even has a little slot for a memory card. And yes, there are even tiny memory cards in this set, stay tuned!
You also need some lighting for certain situations. I thought this was one of the best thought out parts of the set.
The light not only actually works, but you can put the umbrella “diffuser” on it and it can be illuminated as well!
Even though the umbrella is made of plastic, the attention to detail to make it look like it’s fabric is quite good on this particular piece.
The set includes a backdrop. It’s metallic looking, but it’s made of just plain fabric. It could be a bit wider though, it’s not really practical for anything other than close ups.
A tripod! This piece was a bit on the flimsy side though, probably the most disappointing piece of the whole set. It’s not super sturdy and comes apart way too easily.
A cool video camera! I liked the details on this. The microphone on the top does come off too (I unfortunately didn’t get a pic of that.)
I thought it was pretty cool how the video screen opened up to the side like on a real video camera.
I saved my favorite piece for last–the camera! And accessories.
Two lenses, one with a lens hood and 3 tiny memory cards! There are slots in the side of the laptop, the camera, the video camera and the Go Pro that these will fit in. I thought this was a very cool little detail.
Even cooler–the lenses are interchangeable!
One of the lenses is even a zoom type, three different settings you can pull it out to.
The camera also makes a shutter sound when you hit the button. The flash can also be removed, easily slides off the camera, but it doesn’t light up. The details in this set are just incredible.
Wendy decided she wanted to mess around with some of the cameras and have some fun!
Let’s try a selfie!
Okay, we’ll try out the camera and the video cam now!
Wendy completely approves! Maybe she has a future as a vlogger?!
I give this set an A++++. It has a few minor short comings, particularly the tripod and it’s flimsiness, but the rest of the set more than makes up for it. And the best part–the entire set was just under $20. Yes, you read that right! I looked up what the vlogging sets cost from Z’s collection (which are also no longer available) and you’d have spent close to $90 at full price. And I don’t think her camera had near the details with the removable/interchangeable parts.
Super cute set, and I HIGHLY recommend it for anyone who is a photography fanatic/doll collector like myself. So many great details and definitely worth the price. Another score for My Life As!