Post by Coco*Calypso on Jan 3, 2013 15:55:07 GMT -5
I love the AG animals for the most part. When I get a doll, if she has an animal, I always buy it.
I picked this guy up yesterday at the Atlanta store! As far as adorable, he gets an "A++". His plush fur is of good quality and he is VERY soft. I was disappointed that he is literally just plush. He is not very firm in the legs so he does topple over quite easily. He comes with a VERY simple ribbon as his leash, I was quite dismayed AG chose such a very lame material for this. They could have made it of a better, sturdier material. I am not thrilled his leash is sewn to his head, too...you won't be removing this without cutting it! Granted, Saige walks Rembrandt and Sam a lot in the book, but I would like to have the leash be removeable!
Confusing is he is referred to simply as "Saige's Dog" on the AG box, not Sam or Rembrandt. In the AG catalog I noticed they refer to him as Rembrandt, which as far as I've read in her first book is her grandmother's dog. Saige's dog is Sam.
So, without posting spoiler alerts, I must need to read farther into her books!
Overall, with a $24 price tag, I would rate him about a "C" based on the quality/price comparison.
He could easily be replaced with a dog of similar size and coloring that is NON AG for FAR less. Unless you are mostly an AG purist, like I am. I sit here still shaking my head thinking, "I can't believe you paid $24 for a tiny stuffed dog." SMH