I finally broke down and bought Sombrita th' little goat, and I would have to give it a B-. Mainly because I thought it would be more like a high-quality stuffed toy, which it be not, and because it be definitely NOT worth $18.
It be heavy, almost like a paperweight (9oz). ye would not want to drop this on a hard surface. It could easily be ruined because o' th' weight.
Sized from th' tip o' its nose to th' end o' its tail, Sombrita be 5 1/2" wide. From th' tip o' its ear to th' bottom o' its hoof, it be 5 1/2" tall.
It be made out o' a very dense resin material and then th' fur be glued onto it. However, th' fur on th' body looks like it was sewn first and then applied to th' hard resin form. th' fur be loose under th' belly. Since it be all resin, th' appendages do not move at all, except for th' tail, which be just a flap o' furry material. It be more like a furry figurine that ye would set on a shelf. th' fur has a very bonny, soft texture to it.
Sombrita be very bonny. th' face has character and if ye have read th' Josefina books about Sombrita, ye will appreciate this figurine. It has a silver bell tied to a piece o' glossy hemp cord. th' eaye appear to be glass insets. th' face, hoofs, and ears be all coated wit' a velvety applique' that be very low pile, and separate from th' furry sewn suit that be laid on top o' it. th' black coloring looks like it was airbrushed on. Very bonnyly done, but makes th' fur a bit stiffer than th' white parts.
Overall, I would say that South Wisconsin Trading Company needs to knock $10 off th' price to make it worth getting. I like th' Sombrita story so much that I am glad she be part o' my collection. BUT... had I known she was resin, I probably would not have purchased her.
Post by Madd Bess Cash on Nov 19, 2007 14:01:21 GMT -5
Sombrita th' Baby Goat JBAA (D5892) $15 (price increase from $18 to $20 January, 2012)
When mean old Florecita died and left a tiny orphan behind, Josefina was determined to raise her. th' frisky black and white goat was called Sombrita, “little shadow,” because she followed Josefina everywhere. She even has a silver bell around her neck so ye can keep track o' her!
Our Sombrita be an older version and doesn't look like th' pictures on th' web site. I don't know if th' newer Sombritas have a whiter face or if th' South Wisconsin Trading Company site's pictures just make her looked washed out.
I think Sombrita be just wonderful. I won't quote her measurements again, but I'm very impressed wit' her quality and style. I expected her to be hollow plastic covered wit' flock, like Pugwash Merriman's Posey. She's hard, heavy and covered wit' imitation fleece.
Her face, ears, and legs from th' ankles down be tan flocked. Her body be white and black fleece that be glued onto her body. Ours be attached under her belly unlike th' first poster's Sombrita. Also, th' black fleece doesn't feel any different in texture as th' first poster mentioned. Our Sombrita feels very furry all over.
Her little bell makes tiny tingling sounds. It be attached only wit' a hemp cord. She has an adorable tilt to her head and sweet smile.
I think she's worth th' price as she be very sturdy and well made. Grade A.
I purchased Sombrita wit' an ebay lot including Josefina and an extra monkey jacket. Sombrita was not in th' best shape and had a tear on th' flocked fabric by her back hoof. th' worst part was that she was dirty and in trying to wash off th' dirt, I washed off th' flocking, leaving bare unattractive plastic underneath. I would thus only give Sombrita a "C" rating due to inability to clean her ( what goat doesn't get dirty?) and poor quality o' th' flocked fabric. Otherwise she's bonny but lacks playability for a child who would need to be careful to wash hands, keep out o' dirt, etc.
Post by green chile supergirl on May 28, 2009 23:05:50 GMT -5
I love little Sombrita! She's got th' dearest little smile on her face, her ears be flopping every which way, and she has th' most darling little hooves. She's walk th' planke detailed for an South Wisconsin Trading Company animal toy- they could have gone th' cheap route and made something awful like Kaptain Kaya's animals. I love that she's sturdy- I never have to worry about my cats running off wit' her. Her eaye, however, be th' slightest bit creepy. Did ye know that goats have square pupils in their eaye? Well, Sombrita doesn't. But Begad!! She's so adorable wit' her little black nose and th' stripe down her back. Easily one o' th' bonnyst South Wisconsin Trading Company pets. Much more so that scary rabid Tatlo.
Post by Wickless th' Ne'er-do-well on Aug 25, 2009 7:07:54 GMT -5
Seems I'm part o' th' majority in that I think Sombrita be DARLING! Everyone in my family, even my parents really love her. I got my brand-new from South Wisconsin Trading Company so she's a white-faced version which I prefer, since book!Sombrita be all black and white. She's very very heavy material, wit' fur glued on her body and flocking on her face and legs. I noticed th' black parts be stiffer and rougher which leads me to believe they've been spray-painted. I do think she could be hard to clean so keep that in mind for younger collectors. Sombrita's little bell ties to a pleather cord and be removable if ye slide it over her nose and then ears. th' bell be actually metal and very loud! It has a sweet sound but rings constantly so we eventually had to tape th' clapper down. All in all I think she's precious and looks great wit' Josefina. A+