I recommend this set to anyone who enjoys gymnastics or patriotic items.
The leotard looks great on the dolls. The only problem is that even with the safety velcro, the material is still easy to snag. The material is a nice thick leotard/swuimsuit material. The sequins are sewn on and the USA, stars, and flag are screen-printed. The back of the leotard is completely red with velcro running almost the length of it. The sleeves do easily ride up to three-quarters length when the doll actually tries to do gymnastics. The grips are a failry thick foam material that attach with velcro.
Unfortunately the flag on the left arm is faded in this picture. The scrunchie has one blue side and one red side with sequins along the border and is made out of the same material as the leotard. Unfortunately the slick material makes it easy for the scrunchie to fall out in silky hair like Kailey's. (I haven't tried it on anyone else yet.)
The shoes are made of a thin, stretchy material with thin, soft, foamy soles.
The flowers come on wire stems so you can arrange the bouquet to your liking. The ribbon is a nice satin ribbon. I think it's cute than even the flowers are red, white, and blue.
The medal is actually metal and comes on a woven ribbon. The ribbon velcros in the back which makes it easy to put on but a hazard to the leotard as well as itself since the velcro can snag the ribbon.
The cover-up suit looks very comfortable. It is made of a windbreaker material. The white part is partially see-through, so you can see the top part of the leotard under it. The elastic seems loose around the wrists to me, but it does fit over the grips if for some reason the doll is wearing the grips and cover-up at the same time. The flag on the jacket as well as the USA and stars on the pants are screen printed. The red stripe is a satin ribbon and only on the front of the jacket.
The set also comes with a mini-poster that's about 4 X 8 inches. It's cute, but since it's just a flimsy poster, it hardly seems worth including.
Post by Diamond Dragon on May 1, 2007 19:54:09 GMT -5
I love the gymnastics outfit! Just got it on sale on the AG site. The gold medal is METAL and heavy and has a velcro closure at the top. I was convinced it was plastic from the pics but it's not. The nylon warm-up suit and leotard say USA on it. They would be great for July 4th. It also came with a scrunchie, boquet of silk flowers and hand grip velcro things that could also be used as wrist guards for rollerblades. It also comes with a mini "poster" that says on one side "If you dream it, you can do it!" with a gymnast photo on it. On the other side it says I can do anything! with red, white and blue stars. Good if your dolls have a room or section, or to put inside a locker or bulletin board.
Post by Bananabelle on Apr 9, 2009 15:57:14 GMT -5
Here is both pieces worn on two dolls. I have this outfit and rate it a B+ because my sister bought it for $10 on the AG website and it is an athletic outfit and very patriotic, even though I'm not American. However I somewhat do not like it for some reason..
The Leotard. It's really cute, but it snags very very easily. Mine has been snaged and doesn't look that great anymore..
The "warm up suit. I really don't like how the pants and jacket ride up on Jess. It looks weird. I wish it was made of a better material, like the ones for real human tracksuits.
Picture of the pants. Like I said the pants bunch up and look weird.
Wearing a shirt with the pants
All together. The jacket and the pants do not touch each other. Just some evidence to say that this outfit is good only with the leotard
One last photo. I gave it a B+ generally because it was only ten dollars and it's great for athletic AGs. Otherwise it does nothing for me.