Post by American Girl Rescue on Jan 26, 2010 15:30:23 GMT -5
Molly’s Curl Kit MXOK $28 (retired 2008)
In Molly’s day, a permanent wave kit cost about $1.25! This kit includes a pretend blow dryer that sounds real when switched on, and a permanent wave box with nine perm rods, a pack of perm papers, and a perm solution bottle. It also includes a hair net, 24 bobby pins, two tortoiseshell hair combs, a doll-sized hairbrush, and instructions plus trading cards.
I bought this item for twenty dollars on a whim. It's really cute, but I don't think I would have bought it for the original price. Since there aren't any other reviews, I took a couple of pics with my phone. Sorry in advance for the blurriness. ^_^
The hairnet, brush, combs, and bobby pins.
The pins are smaller than a regular-sized bobby pin. They were a little tricky to get out of the card, but I can see them coming in handy for dolly hairstyles. Grade: A+
The combs are pretty and made from plastic. I don't really know how to use them for styling though. Thank goodness the curl kit comes with instructions. Molly's currently playing hide and seek with Lindsey, so Josefina volunteered to help me with this review. Here she is trying on one of the combs. Grade: B
The hair brush is pretty meh in my opinion. It looks like the kind of brush you'd get with with a Barbie, except the bristles aren't hard plastic. Aside from looking pretty on a vanity table and in brushing scenes, it doesn't have much use. Grade: C+ Josefina's hand with the brush for size comparison.
There's an actual hairnet in the little hairnet package. It looks very much like the hairnet my little sister's Rebecca came with. As with the comb, there's not much to do with it, although the package is cute. Grade: C-
Josefina with the perma wave box for size comparison. I love how it matches the illustration in Molly's books. It's slightly flimsy, but it holds the rollers, permanent wave bottle, and end papers. Grade: A-
I haven't tried it yet, but according to the instruction pamphlet, you can use the rollers to give Molly (or another doll) curls, which made me super-duper happy. The rollers look as though they're made of metal (I'm actually not sure if they are completely made of metal, but I'm sure the wires are) and look much nicer than the modern AG ones. The end papers are in the box and there's a nice supply of them. Grade: A+
The bottle is slightly see-through and made of plastic. The top twists off. It completes the scene, I guess. From what I remember, permanent wave solution smells horrible, so Josefina's glad that it's empty. Grade: B-
I love the dolly hairdryer~! It's just so cute. I don't have any batteries, so I haven't tried it to see if it sounds like a real one, but it's still awesome. Though plastic, it has a nice, heavy weight to it. I was surprised to see that there's a little strap on the back so the dolls can hold it. The strap's actually a little tricky to get on and I think the hairdryer might be a little too heavy for Josefina. Grade: A+
Miss Victory cards, super cute, and instruction pamphlets, which I really need. Grade: A
Overall, I give this set a an A. You can set up some nice scenes and actually use the items to give Molly her Miss Victory curls.