TY girlz dolls are something new and unique for little girls to play with. They are essentially a virtual doll that the kids can play with online. You set up an account, and a password - then, enter a "secret" code that is on each of the Girlz tags. From there, you can enter a virtual world and choose your dolls home, buy beds, chairs, tables, lamps, and other items to decorate their house. You can also go to the salon and buy hairstyles and new colors, as well as makeup, earrings and such. There is also a clothing store to shop for new threads for the Girlz. My daughter is 6, and she enjoys playing with the plush dolls as well as the computer virtual doll. She use to be strictly into other dolls, but since TY Girz, she is enjoying seeing her virtual doll in action so to speak. I think that she is using her imagination alot more and learning computer skills at the same time. She also has friends who have the TY Girls and it gives them something to connect together with. I think that they also help her with her coordination in games and such online too, which is great, and i feel it is also helping her to learn the keyboard as well.
Basically, you also play games online to earn extra "TY dollars" to buy items from the different stores. There is also a bank to show you how much you have in your account. Overall, i think it is a great way for young girls (or young at heart) to have fun and play games against other girls.