Post by Dragonslovedolls on Dec 6, 2011 1:37:42 GMT -5
I got Kanani's accessories because a girl needs her dog, and because most of my other GOTYs have theirs at bare minimum.
I agree that the set is overpriced and the best part of it is her dog, Barksee. He's very cute even if I had to push his little doggy face around a bit because he came out of the box a bit squished. I noticed his ears were sewn to the sides of his head and snipped the threads so they could flap free. He now looks like a very cheerful little dog and I love his cute little 'shaped' paws!
The bag is made out of a nice cotton (canvas?) fabric that has a decent enough weight and it is shaped with two seams at either side (where AG could, especially given the sandals-with-elastic, have just sewn two pieces of fabric with no ends). It is plenty big enough for Kanani's camera, postcards, Sea Life book and brochure.
At first I was really disappointed with the camera. It's just a lump of (very tiny) moulded plastic, basically and I thought it looked way too small, too.
Then I put it in Kanani's hand and realized that the scale isn't that off really: it's similarly sized in the hand to the way mine is when I carry it. Perhaps it needs to be slightly bigger since Kanani is a child, but I have pretty small hands...
Imho it looks more like a tiny 'real' camera than Jess' butterfly one. The one thing I do think it's missing is the little loop and strap thing, and it would have been nice if the accents/buttons could have been black or silver instead of grey plastic.
Compared to the camera, the postcards seem around the right scale but the booklet and brochure are a bit small.
Overall I'd give the set a B (for Barksee, the Best Bit in it!).
♫♪♫ ♪ Be like a bird who, halting in her flight on a limb too slight, feels it give way beneath her ♪♫
Yet sings, sings, knowing she has wings
Yet sings, sings, knowing she has wings ~Libana ♪♫♪♫ ♪♫ ♪