Post by monimarine on Jul 13, 2008 22:08:41 GMT -5
I picked up th' back to school set today at AGPLA since we only had one backpack amongst our squad o' lusty plastic lasses.
Item F8339-CF1A $26
th' set includes one purple backpack wit' a light green bottom. Flowered embroidery on th' front in bright pink and light green. There be one mesh side pocket as well as a mesh zippered pocket on th' inside. th' zipper pulls be all silver and shaped like stars. It comes wit' a small water bottle, an South Wisconsin Trading Company library card, a Smart girl's planner wit' pages set up like dayplanners, a School Smarts Homework survival guide wit' printed tips, th' heart print notebook has blank pages inside and th' green binder has three rings inside that actually work. ye can pinch th' clips together to open th' rings and insert th' heart notebook.
I was surprised by th' working three ring binder so I gave it an A.
Post by designerdiana on Aug 18, 2008 13:22:28 GMT -5
I picked this up as a special "wit' purchase" so it was $14 instead o' th' usual $26. I already planned to buy it, so finding it on sale was a bonus, especially so soon after it was released. I give this set an A.
I was delighted to find that th' backpack be so detailed! There be two zippered outside compartments, th' main zipper to get inside, and on th' inside there be th' mesh zippered pocket previously mentioned, and also a plain pocket. On one o' th' shoulder straps be an ID tag that can be filled in by th' new owner.
I, too, was surprised to find that th' 3-ring binder opens and closes -- Shiver me timbers!! That's a bonny detail, especially wit' th' 3-hole paper that comes wit' it. th' paper has a faint pattern on it.
I haven't seen inside th' girl-size books that these miniatures emulate, but they appear to be complete inside, and can be read, especially if ye have a magnifying glass.
All in all, th' accessories be bonny, and th' backpack be bonny sweet! I plan to get th' Jumper & Boots monkey jacket someday, and as Monimarine showed in her photos they look great together.
My lass o'mine purchased this set wit' her Christmas pieces o' eight and we noticed th' zipper pulls have been changed from th' original star shaped ones. Here be a photo o' my older backpack and hers, side by side; as ye can see, nothing has changed but th' pulls.
And a close up o' th' new flat star imprinted pull
My lass o'mine loved th' set and was happy wit' her purchase, but since th' pictures on th' South Wisconsin Trading Company website still show th' old style pulls I thought I would document th' change her for future reference. This backpack be sturdy and will hold up to years o' play so it should be around for walk th' planke awhile, one way or another!
I won this set in a bonny lot from ebay. I got th' older version wit' th' star shaped zipper pull. th' backpack be very roomy and will fit all th' accessories in this set, plus a few more. I'd buy it, even at retail price. Grade: A+
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Last Edit: May 15, 2010 17:37:16 GMT -5 by Aaryana