It was 85 degrees today so Coconut and Licorice decided to try out the retired Seaside Friends Set we just purchased on eBay. ($12 to $15 plus shipping is the average eBay selling price as of this posting.) This set consists of:
One bright cabana striped fringed towel to keep Licorice and Coconut's paws off the hot sand
One pink lei with matching flower headpiece
One blue lei with matching flower headpiece
One magnetic starfish
One pair of pink sunglasses (same style as the 2008 Coconut Garden Set but a lighter pink)
One small sheet of temporary tattoos
This set is perfect for summer and I love the fact that it has accessories for both Coconut and Licorice; those who don't have Licorice can simply use the extra lei and flower headpiece on their dolls. The beach towel is a bright, beautiful cabana stripe and at 6" x 6" is the perfect size to do double duty as a comfy spot to sit a doll. I wish the sunglasses fit the dolls, too, but alas, they are too small. The temporary tattoos are cute and my daughters all tried to claim them the minute I opened the box.
I confess, though...I really bought this set for the starfish. I love the magnetic mouth feature and the starfish is just too cute no matter who is holding it!
Overall, I would give this set an A. I like the fact that Coconut, Licorice or the dolls can use parts of it seperately or together. Considering replacement leis for the doll's Island Luau set run $4 each alone from AG the price of this set (even on the secondary market) seems more than reasonable considering all you get.
Besides, look at those happy faces, ready for fun in the sun!