Post by Main Admin Account on Apr 29, 2006 23:06:00 GMT -5
Kaya's Bedroll $24 WDAQ Grade: D **
I think this is one of the most worthless pieces of historical trash they could have made. My daughter bought it with her own money and what a freaking waste of money it was. The "mat" is 17 inches long and you could but a place mat for 3 bucks for that. the fur is cheep crap fur. The edges are unfinished so it looks trashy. You can go buy a bit of faux fur at walmart for far less and cut it yourself. There is a small pillow to stuff into the pillow cover in white. the only peeve worth much in this set.
The Shield is far to small to be a real shield. The scale is far to small in my opinion. You could make it yourself with a better paint job for about $4.00. Go get your own twigs and lash them together.
All in all wait for a sale or a code of some sort.
I got this for Christmas and I am very happy with it! Although I realize it would be possible to make the set fairly easily (cutting the two skin items out of fake fur, and making the pillow) I am still delighted to have it to add to my poor Kaya's tiny collection. The shield, of course, is not intended to be USED as a shield - as the description indicates, it is just to stand outside her tepee to identify who lives inside. My 4-year-old granddaughter was with me when I opened it, and she loved it too.
My dolls: Felicity, Baby Polly, Kaya, Josefina, Kirsten, Molly, Emily, Lindsey, Mia, Claire Yue-liang; mini Felicity; GoML Isabel, Neela
Post by American Girl Rescue on Feb 8, 2008 10:56:22 GMT -5
Kaya’s Bedroll Item# WDAQ $24
"Inside her tepee, Kaya sleeps in a unique way, with this set that features:
* A buffalo hide for a bed—with a tule mat underneath to keep the hide warm and dry * A pillow with a soft fur cover * When it’s cold, she wraps up in the elk hide * Plus, she places the shield outside her tepee to show who lives inside"
We love this set for Kaya. The 'furs' are so soft and cozy. The little shield is so cute. My favorite part is the suede pillow (that is hand-stitched) and the white 'rabbit fur' cover for it. Grade A
Sizes: Tule Mat - 19" x 13" Buffalo Hide - 18" x 12" (at the narrowest) Elk Hide - 16" x 15" (roughly) pillow - 4" x 5 1/2" fur cover - 7 1/2" x 5 1/2" Shield: sticks - 11" long; symbol - 3 3/4" diameter
When Purchased: I purchased this set directly from AG in 2007.
Description: There are several pieces to this set; buffalo hide, tule mat, elk hide, pillow, fur cover, and shield. Each piece of fur is faux. The pillow is stuffed and the mat is made of thin wood. The shield is made of plastic sticks and a faux leather shield with a painted-on design.
Durability: This set would be very durable for children to play with.
Playability: Bedding is always nice to play with and children wouldn't have to have the large tepee as they could let Kaya sleep outdoors!
Value for the money: This is where I have a slight problem. You could seek out some faux fur pieces at the local craft store and it would be cheaper, but this is still a relatively inexpensive set for bedding.
Just bought this set because it was on sale, and I can't say it was worth even the $24 it ended up being (plus shipping/handling). I'm a completist so I wanted to make sure I got all Kaya's official stuff in case it ever retired, so I was happy to get it on sale.
The tops of the furs look nice, but I really dislike the texture of the fabric underneath. I know furs aren't double sided, but they should have used some sort of suede underneath rather than a scratchy burlap feeling cloth. The shield is pretty, but is very small and cheap feeling. The whole thing is lightweight plastic and is not very stable at all. I'm tempted to recreate it out of real sticks and suede. I was also disappointed to see that they changed the pillow to one big white chunk of fur rather than a wrap. Again, might try to recreate that myself.
Post by Thimbleberry on Jan 18, 2014 23:13:14 GMT -5
I was just thinking that of all the historical beds, & I have 8 of them, I love Kaya's the most. It is so unique in the doll world & so cozy looking. Kaya looks so happy sleeping in her fur robes especially next to her fire. Grade A (I would have given it an A+ if the elk hide had been backed with the same "suede" that her pillow was made from)