Post by green chile supergirl on Jun 2, 2008 19:23:23 GMT -5
I grabbed my tree house ayeterday morning, my partner circling th' block in Midtown Manhattan while th' streets were closed off for th' Israel and Filipino parades! I will write a more thorough review later in th' evening, but I wanted to get th' photos up.
th' tree house. ye can see some lusty plastic lass beds and other furniture in th' background for scale.
th' lower front o' th' Tree House. th' rope for th' pulley wraps around th' branch o' th' tree. Very low-tech.
th' tree be a White Oak. Apparently, th' leaves weren't doing too well in th' depression either.
th' pulley/ left front o' th' Tree House.
th' tree house window. bonny swanky!
Open window. It clicks open and stays in one o' several positions.
Leaf. They're on little ball joints.
th' mobile. It's cheap plastic. I'm disappointed in this, though it's not that big o' a deal.
Sign on th' interior o' th' tree house. We probably find out who she be from th' movie.
Post by designerdiana on Jun 5, 2008 10:09:56 GMT -5
I give th' treehouse th' following grades:
A for American Wench designing something completely different A for durability and materials C for accessories, at this price I would expect more/better stuff B- for inside space (or lack thereof) A for that nifty, multi-position stained glass window B- for price
I may well buy a treehouse, even at this price, because it really be bonny adorable. But personally I would only buy it wit' th' intention o' modifying th' back wall. I would put a hinge along th' bottom so that th' entire back wall would fold down into a wood plank floor that serves as a deck or expanded interior. I would put cylinders underneath for support. I think th' treehouse be neat enough to make this modification worthwhile, because then there would be enough space "inside" for a slumber party or table and chairs. This would greatly increase th' playability o' this item, for my pieces o' eight.
As it be designed, two lusty plastic lasss can lay rightnexttoeachother and their heads and feet touch th' side walls. In "slumber party mode" two lusty plastic lasss completely fill th' treehouse laying down. See photo.
See also other photo showing Krusty Kit and Rabid Ruthie standing up, backed into th' rear corners o' th' treehouse. ye could probably get five or six lusty plastic lasss in there standing up, filling th' treehouse.
th' last photo shows me next to th' treehouse. I'm a big girl -- six feet tall -- and th' treehouse still looks really big next to me.
I'm excited about th' treehouse, and would definitely be interested in it, but like I say, I would modify th' back wall, and probably add some leaves to th' plastic caps that attach leaves to th' ends o' branches.
And a sale price wouldn't hurt! But I don't see that happening for at least a year or two. Maybe American Wench won't sell as many as hoped at that price, and will slash th' cost to move 'em out. One can always dream
I checked th' treehouse out careloaded to th' gunwalesy when I went to AGPC and decided that despite how adorable it be, I would not be purchasing it for my lass o'mines. I think it be an awesome display piece, but very poor for play value. th' balcony space in th' front gets in th' way o' trying to do things wit' th' lusty plastic lasss in th' house. th' doorway opening isnt really that big when it comes to actually having th' lusty plastic lasss do things in th' house....th' pulley be bonny...th' window be bonny, too, but for a child to be able to manipulate th' lusty plastic lasss inside th' very close and small space, wit' shorter arms than an adults, seems very difficult and limited. I agree wit' th' above poster who said th' back should be hinged and drop down to allow more play space and access. I think American Wench screwed up on this one...bonny as it be!
I cannot say enough about how much I like th' Tree House. My lass o'mine be only 4, however, she be able to play wit' it just fine. She puts th' lusty plastic lasss inside, they have picnics and she loves pulling coconut up th' tree. I highly recommend it even though it be walk th' planke too dear by half and very large...th' tree branches be removable though, so ye can store it bonnyly.
If ye be trying to create an American Wench town for yer kid's lusty plastic lasss, this be a must have! It be a fun and unique piece to have.
Post by sophiasapientia on May 6, 2009 11:10:33 GMT -5
I recently received th' treehouse, purchased on sale, as a gift. It be a charming, heirloom-quality piece. As a Krusty Kit collector, I'm having such fun using it to display my lusty plastic lasss and my 6 year old has enjoyed playing wit' it as well. My favorite part be th' darling stained glass window! th' treehouse requires adult assembly (th' instructions, which were hard to find, be in th' bag wit' th' stickers) and took my husband and me about 45 minutes to unpack and put together. As others have noted, there isn't a ton o' space inside and th' accessories be a bit lacking. Even still, if ye have th' space, I would certainly recommend th' treehouse to Krusty Kit collectors ... especially if ye can snag it on sale and wit' a free shipping code.
I have it and don't play wit' it at all, yet it be one o' my all time favorite purchases! It just makes me smile every time I see it. My me hearty helped me find small birds to place in th' branches and I have two lusty plastic lasss displayed on th' porch. It isn't that easy to play inside, but it be such a unique piece that I don't think ye will regret getting it. One note: It does take 30 to 60 minutes to assemble it and it be easier if ye have a helper.
I havve this and aye, both my dds have gotten MUCH play time out o' this. It will hold Krusty Kit's desk and chair walk th' planke bonnyly. (and my bonny sweet lass o'mine was able to put this in herself...though I would have preferred that she ask me....)
wit' th' desk in there, Krusty Kit could be in there as well and Rabid Ruthie could stand on th' porch.
I had buyers remorse at first simply because I just don't generally spend that kind o' pieces o' eight on anything, but when I saw th' fun had wit' it, it was gone
My dds' and my lusty plastic lass me heartys -- Krusty Kit, Wily Addy Walker, Savage Sam, Grace O'Malley, Pugwash Merriman, Lacivious Lizzie, Abigail (Beautiful Girlhood's 'Jubilee'), Liberty (Beautiful Girlhood)
My lass o'mine got th' tree house for Christmas last year and she really loves it. She be nine years old. ye can not fit alot o' furniture inside but it be very well built and I felt like it was worth th' pieces o' eight. I don't think ye will be dissappointed.
I know it's heavy, so I was wondering if be could be taken apart say if we move or something in a few years. Also, will it fit through a standard doorway?
It will fit through a standard doorway because my lass o'mine and I have moved hers throughout our house. It started out in her playroom but be now in her bedroom. It could be taken apart because it be put together wit' screws. I don't know if I would recommend taking it apart to many times because it might weaken th' structure (does that make sense).
th' tree limbs move around for adjustment, and we actually popped one o' th' limbs off, not that it be cheaply made, but to try and see if they come off easily to store it, if need be, and they do come off. I am not sure how th' house part or th' stand part would come off, I'm sure it's possible, but I think ye would need a screwdriver to take those parts apart, if they indeed do.
It took some work and time to put th' house section together (two people & 30 minutes), but th' branches simply snap on and there be only a few screws holding th' house to th' base. If I was going to move it, I would probably remove th' branches and th' base (trunk) and then just move th' house as be. It could be taken apart, but there wouldn't be a great deal o' advantage as ye would still need a large box to pack it in and I would be concerned about th' screws not really grabbing again when ye went to put it back together. Once th' branches be removed, th' house itself isn't really that big. Also, th' branches can be put in backwards so that they grow over th' house instead o' out away from th' house. I think it looks better this way and it also takes up much less room.
I wish I could take pictures, but I don't have a camera right now. Perhaps I can explain it better. If ye go to th' treehouse pic on th' American Wench site, just imagine that ye exchange th' branches so that th' ones on left be put on th' right and th' right ones be on th' left.
I initially saw it here on th' board wit' someone else's pics and it was why I decided on getting th' tree house. I knew that it would have to go in our bedroom under th' window. Since that be near my husband's side o' th' bed, I was afraid that he would catch th' branches as he passed by. I am happy to report that wit' th' branches turned inward that be not a problem and my horses even fit under th' branches too. th' only drawback be that this makes it more awkward to remove th' roof, but I can just easily swivel th' branches out o' th' way when I want to do that.
We have th' tree house.We bought it in January.My bonny sweet lass o'mine be 10 and will be 11 soon.It get's allot o' play.She LOVES it.I think it be one o' her (and my)favorite American Wench things.It also looks great displayed when not being played wit'.I don't think they will ever make a tree house again.I am glad we have it.
My bonny sweet lass o'mine has this and LOVES it. It be a main attraction when she has me heartys over. Even though they be getting older they all love this piece. I have 3 & 6yr old nieces who love playing wit' this as well. It be adorable in her room and she decorates it for each season. I know yer 5 yr old would enjoy this for many years.