Fancy Ice Skates Item# G0284 These fancy white skates with gold laces and stitching detail are perfect for any ice-skating performance. Includes a pair of glittery skate guards. $16 (Later went on sale for $7)
Very cute skates. I like that they are pull-on and I don't have to worry about lacing anything.
The skate guards are clear with gold specks in them. They don't stay on the skates very well, so they usually stay in the box because I'm afraid of losing one.
I received this as a gift when I was target-aged, and I really liked it, but I never got a ton of use out of it. For one, it is rather large, and I always found it hard to get things in it.
The handle does actually go up a bit which is kind of cool.
The front park zips off to become a backpack for the doll, which was cool, but as a target-aged girl, I could never zip it back on without help (and I still find it tricky today).
The backpack can then hold your doll's doll (a mini doll).
Cute concept and it was cute that it coordinated with a girl's product, but I never loved it or used it much. Now I keep it just for nostalgia. I much, MUCH prefer the 2010 Suitcase. It a bit smaller and more manageable and so much easier to use!
Last Edit: Jun 29, 2014 17:35:15 GMT -5 by Skayh754
Fun & Games Table Item# F3607 Get set for giggles and girl time with this fun set! It includes: A table set low to the floor—perfect for playing games! A checkers board and 24 pink and gray checkers your girl can really play with, plus game instructions that store inside the game box Pretend snacks and supplies for sharing: a nacho plate, two wild-berry drinks, and two paper napkins W: 8.75" x H: 3.25" x D: 8.75" (US) W: 22.2 cm x H: 8.3 cm x D: 22.3 cm (metric) $58
I purchased this set at AGP NY and I love it! It is perfect for me, because I wanted a nice table for display, but I don't have room for a full-sized dining table set.
Table: A Pros: Love it! Great size & very heavy! It is plastic, but the quality is still very high! The legs are metal. Cons: Not a huge fan of the star graphic on the tabletop.
Checkers Set: A Pros: Adorable!! I love doll-sized games! I love that the checkers aren't stuck to the board or anything! Cons: Because the checkers aren't stuck to the board, they would be very, very easy to lose.
Wild-Berry Drinks: A Pros: So cute! Love them! Cons: None!
I never took the napkins out of the package, so I can't really comment on those. They looked pretty standard. I really hated the "nachos" that the set came with, so those have already been sold. I prefer the popcorn from the Sleepover Set.
Overall: A+ Perfect for my needs! I love it! I did opt not to get the coordinating chair though because of the obscene price. I instead purchased an adorable bean bag chair on etsy that works perfectly with the table!
Garden Robe & Pillow for Dolls Item# F0826 My American Girl® dolls will be wrapped up in comfort with this set: A plush hooded robe embroidered with a cherry blossom branch, and featuring a pink ribbon bow at the waist A sweet butterfly-shaped pillow for a good night's sleep Includes a "Confident" rectangle charm for the doll's charm-keeper necklace $24
I purchased this for the pillow to go with my Dreamy Daybed set and have since sold the robe. The robe was incredibly soft and I was tempted to keep it, but ultimately I didn't really have a use for it. Since I no longer have the robe, I'll just review the pillow.
Pillow: A Pros: So cute! I love shaped pillows! And it looks perfect with the Dreamy Daybed bedding and pillows! Cons: I hate having to buy a whole other set to get one pillow. It also has an annoying long tag.
Puffy Jacket for Dolls + Charm Item# F6157 Dolls can stay warm on winter days in this puffy jacket! It features a zip-front, contrast stitching, and an embroidered Inner Star. Includes sweater-knit fingerless gloves with star embroidery, plus a "Proud" round charm. $24
I hesitated to buy this because of the price, but I fell in love with the coordinating Frosty Fair Isle Set and wanted this set to complete the look.
Jacket: A Pros: Actually very thick and quite well-made. It's a smooth, shiny material. Great color & fits over other shirts fairly easily. Cons: A bit tight to get on over other shirts. Not hard, but it takes some wiggling. The price also seems a bit high.
Gloves: B Pros: I like coordinating pieces & they're very soft. Cons: Not really my style.
Overall: A Overall, I'm really glad I bought this set. I'm not normally a huge fan of doll jackets because I feel that they're too bulky, but this one manages to avoid that fate. Kanani always looks delightfully warm in it instead of like a marshmallow!
Last Edit: Jun 29, 2014 16:58:37 GMT -5 by Skayh754
Double-Bow Dress for Dolls + Charm Item# F8142 Your girl can dress up her doll for a warm-weather celebration in this pretty outfit! It features: A cotton sateen dress with two satin bows at the tucked bodice and a full skirt Sling-back sandals A headband featuring a mesh pinwheel with a rhinestone center A "Kind" rectangle charm for the doll's charm-keeper necklace $30
When I first saw this dress, I was very much "meh", but then the 4-year-old I nanny got the dress for her doll & the matching dress for her and it was just beyond adorable!! I purchased it so I'd always remember how adorable she looked. My McKenna claimed it and it looks lovely with her eyes!
Dress: B+ Pros: Lovely color & easy to get on Cons: A bit on the thin/cheap side
Sandals: B Pros: Same lovely color & also easy to get on Cons: Not crazy about the style
Headband: A Pros: I LOVE doll headbands! This one is no exception. It's adorable!! Cons: That dumb long tag. Mine has already been snipped off.
Overall: B+ This dress is really cute but not outstanding for me. I wouldn't have purchased it if not for the little one I nanny.
Last Edit: Jun 29, 2014 16:43:40 GMT -5 by Skayh754
I received this set at the June 28th Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals game at Wrigley Field, at which the set was a free giveaway. From what I can tell, this jacket and hat set is very similar to the earlier giveaway edition from 2006 (although I don't have that set for comparison), only it has a blue hat brim instead of red, and blue buttons on the jacket instead of red. Although the jacket was a little stiff because of a quilted lining, it is nevertheless absolutely adorable, Here are some pictures of the set.
It came in a sealed plastic bag with a jacket, baseball hat, catalog subscription advertisement, and a coupon for another free set when you present the coupon after spending $50 at AGP. (Smart marketing, AG!)
Here is my Anna modeling the jacket and hat.
A better view of the hat.
Embroidery on back of both the jacket and the hat.
Overall, this is a wonderful set, and two of my new favorite pieces.
Post by Mrs. Richardson on Jun 29, 2014 0:03:03 GMT -5
Here is a quick video review I did of #61. It's a quick review, sorry for some off centered filming at times Hopefully this will help some people decide in favor of this beautiful doll.
If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair. - C.S. Lewis
Talk about cute! I've named my corgi "Carmel" to stick with the old food names. It's a very hard body (like the old Meatloaf, but a lot softer) but can move! Which I think it pretty neat. And has the new magnet mouth, comes with a bone and an embroidered star on the back left foot. (All of the dogs come with the same bone) I give the Corgi an A+. ETA: Please note that the "Corgi Puppy" only comes with the Corgi puppy and the bone. The Leash and Collar were bought separately for $12.
Coconut Cutie Outfit for Dolls + Charm Item# G0606 Let your girl's doll show her pet-savvy style! This outfit includes: A cute tee featuring a Coconut™ graphic with foil-print glasses, a real ribbon bow, and a glittery message A coral skirt with rosettes and a mesh overlay Shoes with crisscross straps Two bow-shaped barrettes A round "Confident" charm
I purchased this on the day after the release, June 27, 2014 at the DC store.
This outfit totally won me over, it is so cute and versatile. It contains many pieces that will work for mix and match, especially with some of the other new releases especially the Bright Stripes Outfit.
On my Saige
Back view on doll
All the items that come with the outfit minus the charm. The barrettes are a light purple and a dark pink.
The shirt is so cute because it has the 3D bow on coconuts head. It is a light blue grosgrain ribbon. The words and Coconut's glasses are metallic and catch the light and sparkle. Closes in back with the older style velcrol
The skirt is coral and has 7 flowers made out of the same material. The waist band has elastic and just slips on the doll.
The shoes are a floral print with coral ribbons that criss cross over the dolls feet. the colors in the flowers on the shoes are light blue, yellow, white and a purple/pink on a black background. These are flats.
With the jacket from the new Bright Stripes Outfit.
With the sweater from the Flower Sweater and Skirt outfit.
I give this outfit an A+. Honestly, there isn't any part of the outfit that I don't like. The only slightest complaint that I could make is the older style velcro on the tee shirt, but AG almost always uses it on tees.
Bonnet: LOVE this! Very high quality construction and flowers. Very pretty colors and ribbon. I like that you can do a big bow (hint: right over left then left over right to get it to lay flat). Grade: A+
Top: Cute idea that you (person) can play with it too. I think it's real wood. Grade: A
Bag: Pretty colors/design, thick fabric. I like that it has her name at the top, and that it's actually embroidered. Grade: A
Caroline was a bit of an impulse buy for me as I was not a fan of hers for a long time, but it was love at first sight with my particular doll, for me as well.
Doll: Her curls are amazing! I also love her eye color and I think it is the closest to mine yet. My doll has a very thick wig and her curls looked perfect right out of the box. Overall - love her. I was worried she would look too similar to some of my other dolls, butI think her curls make her stand out.
Meet Dress: Her dress is simple but pretty. It's made of a light cotton, not too thin. I like the darker pink ruffles at the neck and sleeves. However, I am still struck by how similar it is to Felicity's Summer Dress, and honestly the only reason I'm keeping it right now (since I already have the Felicity dress) is so I have something to match her Meet bonnet. Grade: C+/B- for unoriginality
Rest of Meet Outfit: The shoes are simple pink ballet flats. They are functional and match the dress, but nothing special (Grade: B). She also has socks and pantalettes which seem to have a fine quality and could be used with her other outfits (Grade: A).
I just got my chalet and I love it! It's very heavy and takes up a good chunk of space but well made. I have decided that it will be in use year round so I am making it into a "summer Chalet" for now.With the free shipping and sale price it was a very good deal! I made a little window box out of something I already had and added Molly's birthday flowers, a little grapevine wreath over the fire place, a coke machine for quick drinks and it's ready for the girls to enjoy all summer!
If you love them let them know. They may not be there tomorrow!
Post by sharayahlynn on Jun 22, 2014 17:14:15 GMT -5
What can I say about Ruthie? Well...for starters, she's FABULOUS! I am so glad that I decided to go ahead and get her. She is definitely one of my favorite dolls. I especially love those beautiful gray eyes. I'm not usually crazy about line brows, but they look good on this girl. Her hair is a lovely color, but it's a bit dry for my liking. However, it is easy enough to style, so I won't mark her down too much for the dryness. My Elena has a very sweet expression, and she looks lovely in various shades of blue and purple- my favorite colors on her so far are aqua and turquoise. Overall, she gets an A from me.
Post by daughterofthedryad on Jun 19, 2014 20:03:25 GMT -5
I actually quite liked the hardness and durability of the mask...no worries about bending it or creasing it while trying to get it on the doll. The elastic could have been a bit longer as it is hard to get over the doll's head.
The gloves slide easily on and easily off...my sister was pleasantly surprised, as she expected them to be quite difficult to get on. They're made of a stretchy (maybe knit?) material with metallic threads.
The wings, I think, were the big disappointment in this set. They hook easily enough to the dress but are not big enough to really show behind the whole costume if you're looking from the front--plus they're not stiff enough to hold themselves out properly, so they end up drooping. It would be better if they were made of a harder material, like the mask. I think my sister was pretty disappointed with them.
Post by daughterofthedryad on Jun 19, 2014 19:59:51 GMT -5
Blouse: nice thick cotton, although I can tell it has poly content in it (I'm picky about fabrics). The lace on the collar is good quality, and I agree with a reviewer above--the cuffs needed velcro! Good mix & match potential.
Skirt: pretty printed cotton, nice and full. Fabric holds out well even without crinoline. Definitely needs some sort of fastening in the back--it's difficult to get on the doll with just elastic especially when you're trying to get the skirt on over the blouse and keep it tucked in.
Jacket: disappointed with the fabric, as I expected it to feel thicker/of better quality (or if not that, then at least be lined). The colors are gorgeous and the trim is too. It fits excellently and I love how it fastens in front, with velcro under the two little buttons.
All in all, quite pleased with this lovely outfit. Definitely worth the $14 I paid for it on sale.
Post by daughterofthedryad on Jun 19, 2014 19:54:40 GMT -5
The dress definitely feels better than it looks (silky!), and definitely looks better in person than in the AG stock photos--not as shiny. The material is admittedly very thin, and I like another reviewer would not have purchased it but for a tiny person who wanted it very badly. Luckily I was able to pick it up on sale--I think $14 is a reasonable price, especially considering the lovely heeled shoes that come with the outfit. Definitely the best part of the lot
Post by American Girl Rescue on Jun 19, 2014 16:06:46 GMT -5
Country Day Set $24 BAO Bitty Baby can have fun on the farm in her pinafore with a flower appliqué, gingham tee, bloomers, sandals, and straw hat. Includes a kerchief for Bitty Ducky and a book about the Bitty Bunch’s farm visit. Ducky’s tractor can pull the hayride toy from the Harvest Plaid Set!
What a sweet set! I just received this and am so glad I bought it! Others have mentioned how nice the fabric is and that the plaid underskirt is not just trim, but goes up to Bitty's waist.
The cornflower-blue bloomers make a nice contrast to the outfit. The orange plaid shirt is a stretch knit, not sure why that would be, but it's easy to put on. The shirt closes in the back with velcro.
The cute sandals have a strap in the back, so Bitty can actually keep them on!
The tiny plaid scarf for Bitty Bear (or Bitty Kitty in our instance) is a cute touch. I wish they still thought of Bitty Bear (Kitty) when creating Bitty Baby outfits.
The tractor is very sold and durable. I was completely surprised how sturdy it is made. The tires are rubber and it does, indeed, pull-back-and-go! What a fun piece!
The straw hat is kind of strange for a baby, but totally like farmer work. Gotta keep the hot sun off of your head and face! It seems a little big for our Bitty though.
I miss all of the fun pieces that used to come with Bitty's outfits for a reasonable price. But I suppose AG must go with the economy and make less pieces for more bucks now.
Her meet dress is really basic. Plain quality, snag velcro on back. My dress is the wings edition.
The tie belt is absolute sh!*. It barely fit when I was able to tie it closed. The holes in the belt rip. And the straps break too. To top it all off, the belt is cracking and shedding black pleather chunks!