Post by American Girl Rescue on Oct 23, 2008 13:07:49 GMT -5
Mia's Ice Rink Item# F7250 $49
With this 2-in-1 set, girls can imagine what it’s like to skate with Mia. Girls can imagine they’re skating in the spotlight with this set, featuring: * A rotating stand that holds Mia as she spins on the ice * Two songs that play with the push of a button * Reversable foldout boards with outdoor frozen pond and indoor ice arena scenes * Stickers to decorate the ice rink * 12 elastic bands and instructions to help pose Mia
I don't have it, but I did see it at the Atlanta store.
It's very similar to the Spot-light Stage with a big piece of cardboard as a background.
Except this stage looks more like ice and it has indentations for Mia's skate blades to go into. The background can reverse so you can make an outside rink and an inside one.
It is really cute, but I'm not sure it's worth the $49 price tag.
Post by mom2princesspeas on Apr 11, 2009 1:05:24 GMT -5
This is a very cute and fun item for my daughter to play with, but I have to say, I am a bit disappointed in the noise of the motor, and the lack of speed to the rotation. I was not expecting spinning sit spins, but I thought it would rotate just a bit faster! Although it plays music, the motor sound is quite loud and you can hear it drone over the two tracks that play with a push of a button.
I would rate it a "B-" since my daughter just loves it, and she plays with both scenes and dresses Mia accordinally, but due to the noise and slow speed, it drops in ranking!
Does anyone know how to repair this? My daughter received one gently used and the motor spins, song 2 plays, song 1 button doesn't seem to go down. I'm afraid to take it apart and risk breaking the entire thing - but I think it could maybe be an easy fix as the button seems to be stuck partially pressed in.
Update - I fixed the ice rink in about 2 minutes. The hardest part was taking out all the screws on the bottom. When I did that I could see that one of the buttons had gotten slightly angled so it wasn't completing the circuit. 1-2-3 it was fixed. I'm so happy. My daughter ice skates (and plays hockey) so she will love this ice rink! She wishes Mia wasn't retired - we have Elizabeth (in hockey clothes!)