Post by melancholywings on Feb 20, 2008 21:07:20 GMT -5
The Trail Bike is blue with a slight purple shine. There are two AG stickers on both sides. The frame is metal. The seat, handles and a few other pieces are rubbery plastic. The peddles are on a joint allowing them to swing flat for storage, the wheels do not spin independently like Sam's bike. And there is a back kick stand for support. Included with it is a matching helmet and a plastic bike lock.
Pros: It's nice and heavy. The details are fantastic and it looks like a real bike. It looks nice for pictures. The little lock is cute.
Cons: The doll doesn't sit on the seat but has to stand to ride it. The front wheel easily swings making it difficult to stay up, several times I've walked into the play room to find it on it's side. The wheel not moving independently makes it difficult for a child to push it a crossed the floor.
Pros: It makes a very cute prop It's in scale and very realistic Cons: The handlebars broke off of mine within the first couple of weeks that I owned my trail bike. (We've tried fixing it with several things, so far nothing has worked except taping it to the main part of the bike) As melancholywings said, the dolls can't sit, and it is hard to get them to stand. The helmet is kind of hard to get on their head.
Post by Dragonslovedolls on Nov 25, 2010 20:45:13 GMT -5
I bought this from AG when it was on sale (probably shortly before it retired?) but was so thrilled with it when it came that I would have felt it worth full price.
It's metal. It's realistic: I nearly fell over myself when I realized that it's a scaled down working bicycle and that if you were 18in tall, you could ride it! Preferably slowly, lol, because the brakes are just for show, but hey, you could use your feet if it came down to it. Isn't that what they're for?!
Georgia escaped before I could make her put her helmet on, but it looks and fastens just like the real thing, too.
The bike makes a great display piece and there's a stand at the back so it doesn't fall over. If the doll sits on the saddle, because the knees aren't bendable it's kind of tricky, but if you pose them riding standing up (to gain speed, eg) as in the photo above, it's perfect imho.
I think this is my very favourite AG accessory, ever. Seeing this bike was the moment I really fell in love with AG. It just blows my mind and I still feel a huge inner grin spread through me to think that they made a real, working bike, for dolls.