Post by QNPoohBear on Oct 27, 2007 20:09:26 GMT -5
Kirsten snowshoes are made from real wood and have leather like straps that buckle around her feet. They are hard to keep on her feet and keep slipping off whenever I pose her. I don't think it's possible to actually use her snowshoes on real snow, but I haven't tried. These are very fragile and can break easily. They look nice for display purposes if that's what you want them for.
I just noticed the leather straps have gotten dried and shriveled being stored in Kirsten's trunk. I'm not sure they will buckle/unbuckle anymore
Last Edit: Nov 12, 2015 12:16:53 GMT -5 by Wickfield
The snowshoes - We got our snowshoes in 2008, so they are a Mattel version. They are a nice concept - real wood with strings woven through to provide traction on snow - but they don't stay on Kirsten's feet. The straps are not tight enough. We ended up having to send a pair back because the colors of the wood did not match, and the wood itself is no longer stained like PM versions. I also noticed that the buckles are oval instead of rectangular. Though the snowshoes are nice for display, I'm not sure whether they have much play value. B
Last Edit: Mar 24, 2009 6:25:17 GMT -5 by Wickfield
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