Post by PleasantMemories on Jun 26, 2007 1:36:39 GMT -5
Grade: B- (Harsh grader)
Before purchasing this outfit, I thought it was one of Samantha's ugliest outfits. However, since I'm a completest, I purchased the outfit and was pleasantly surprised that it looks nice on Samantha. It does not look that appealing in the box.
The coat is made out of a synthetic material. It is not lined but is the proper weight for an early fall or late spring coat. The material feels very “Mattelish,” like some Barbie clothes. The coat looks nice over the talent show dress. The hat is made out of either taffeta like material. It is very light weight and a little flimsy.
The coat does fit my pre-Mattel Samantha dolls quite nicely. The little metal hook isn’t even stressed. The arm-length and length of the coat is appropriate for its design. The details and finishing work add a lot to the coat and are appealing. The hat sits nicely on Samantha’s head and does not require much positioning.
I haven’t opened the cards or binoculars yet, but they seem nice. The cards seem equivalent to Kirsten’s cardboard Rewards of Merit. The binoculars are heavy and quite realistic.
I would recommend this outfit with some hesitations because of the quality of the material. However, the outfit is 100x’s better in real life than it is in the catalog.