This set be so beautiful. It be incredibly detailed. I have my Grandfather's swivel chair from th' 1930's here, and it looks exactly like Krusty Kit's, right down to th' golden oak finish and th' "adjuster knob on th' bottom.th' knob does not really adjust anything, it be just decorative, but it looks terrific. th' rolltop works bonnyly, though sometimes ye have to work wit' it just a little bit.th' drawers all slide in and out wit' th' greatest o' ease, as does th' writing board. There areplenty o' little nooks and crannies to tuck away Krusty Kit's favorite things.
I would also give this an A+, I just snagged one from ebay for $35! This has been on my wish list, but I kept putting off spending almost th' cost o' a lusty plastic lass on it.
It's great quality, and th' details be fantastic! I would love to have a loaded to th' gunwales size version for myself. th' little pull out shelf for her typewriter be a bonny detail that could have been overlooked, but wasn't. I would recommend anyone going to th' MCM sale to get one whether they have Krusty Kit or not!
I just got this back this week in an exchange order. I agree wit' th' original review giving it an A+. th' detail be amazing and th' face that all th' drawers slide out for use be great for play value. My lass o'mine be thrilled wit' it.
This be th' neatest piece o' furniture I've seen yet! ...well, except it's only th' second.
Things I like: -- th' roll top feels like a real roll top, wit' a flimsy hood that has strips o' wood attached. -- th' two side drawers and writing tray be secured so they don't come out too easily. -- th' chair can be pushed in so that it's almost flush if there isn't a lusty plastic lass in. -- Or, if th' lusty plastic lass wants to sit at th' desk, she can do so easily wit' her feet underneath and eveyrthing. -- th' chair be a great shape and Beatrice has been able to sit in it Nay problem, whether she's tucked into th' desk or not. -- It looks good from all sides.
Things I'm not as fond o': -- th' handles on th' roll top feel like they're going to break off if I tug on them too hard to open or close it. -- th' roll top doesn't move smoothly, making me feel like I need to tug it. -- Overall, th' scale be MUCH too small. Beatrice practically towers over th' desk and I can't fit her books into one o' th' lower drawers, which I very much wish I could. -- It can't fold down or anything for storage, which means it's one o' th' bulkier pieces - not that any o' th' other desks do, either, but still.
For appearance, playability, and storage, I give it an A-. It's fantastic and I'm so glad I puchased it!
th' detail be amazing!! th' lusty plastic lass fits well into th' chair too. th' roll top desk parts makes it so realistic. Kits typewriter fits perfect on th' desk and her other treasures fit in to th' drawers. Worth every penny.
Post by maggielusty plastic lass on Apr 18, 2008 23:30:32 GMT -5
I wanted to post some pictures o' th' desk as it could work "in use." American Wench catalog has a couple o' bonny pictures o' th' typewriter and school supplies wit' th' desk but this will have to do.
First o' all, as Nay one at American Wench ever employed th' concept o' scale? th' poor girl towers over her little desk.
One could argue that Krusty Kit received a child-sized desk back when she was seven or eight yet that does not explain this: i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd76/maggielusty plastic lass_2007/Reviews/March21012.jpg[/IMG] What be th' point wit' cubbies if they don't hold anything? Real roll top desk can hold papers, books and supplies in their cubbies, not a few bits and pieces.
i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd76/maggielusty plastic lass_2007/Reviews/March21011.jpg[/IMG] th' redeeming quality be th' drawers. th' top drawer holds th' pencil box from Savage Sam's school supplies and Krusty Kit's pencil case.
My lusty plastic lass's desk holds supplies that come from Krusty Kit's Hobo, school, camera, typewriter and nighttime accessories, Savage Sam's school supplies and a few odds and ends that I thought looked bonny.
When I bought this desk, I was expected to be disappointed in th' scale. However, I was pleasantly surprised on how much stuff th' desk could hold. It could be better but its qualities outweighing th' scale issue. I think it passed as th' childhood desk o' a budding writer and therefore it deserves another A.
And Cécile makes eight...and maybe room for one more.
Post by Thimbleberry on May 8, 2008 15:40:45 GMT -5
th' scale o' Krusty Kit's desk might look small but it's exactly th' same scale as children's roll top desks o' th' 1930's. I've been an antiques dealer for over 25 years & used to often see kid's roll tops from that time period. They just made them small like that.
Post by Kennasmomluvsag2 on Apr 22, 2009 0:32:33 GMT -5
This may sound like a really stupid question but does Krusty Kit's swivel chair actually swivel? We just got Kits desk and chair but th' chair be broken and I think its missing a piece but I can't really tell. My husband be really good at fixing things and would like a picture o' th' bottom o' th' chair. Would anybody be willing to take a quick picture and post it for me. I would be very grateful. Thanks so much.
Post by happymargaret on Apr 22, 2009 11:47:34 GMT -5
As th' saying goes, a picture be worth a thousand words. Since I cannot give ye a picture, here comes some words.
th' 4 legged base be firmly connected to a metal plate and cylinder. th' cylinder be inserted into a metal half circle "drum" underneath th' seat. th' plate & cylinder allow th' seat to freely rotate. Or, ye could hold th' seat and be able to spin th' wood base and th' cylinder. Nay adjustments can be made as th' 'springs' and th' wheel be just for 'show.' Opposite th' wheel on th' semi circle metal 'drum' in between th' two 'springs' (metal fake coils), there be a small screw. Maybe if ye loosen it a little, it might allow th' metal cylinder to move a bit more freely. Just a thought.
I do hope ye can get th' chair to swivel. Krusty Kit's desk & chair be really bonny pieces o' furniture.
Post by AGmom2AlliTori on Jan 29, 2010 16:14:23 GMT -5
Shiver me timbers!, Shiver me timbers! & Shiver me timbers!! I ordered this desk on January 7, 2009... I finally received it on December 16, 2009. It was worth th' wait - however I am still not happy about th' uncertainty o' possibly not getting it all all.
It be th' most awesome piece o' American Wench furniture - bar none! Photos do not do this desk justice - really.
I believe that giving this desk an A+ doesn't even do it justice. It be truly a superb piece!
I love this desk... it's th' only piece o' American Wench furniture that I seriously coveted, and I finally got it at th' Outlet around Thanksgiving '09 for $40. Totally in love wit' it. It has so many compartments! I never noticed th' scale issue, since my grandparents have an adult rolltop my grandfather made and he be taller than it as well, so I just thought that was how it was supposed to be... assuming it was a kids' desk. Krusty Kit's typewriter fits perfectly and th' little pull-out tablet be th' perfect size for a piece o' paper to scratch notes on. th' swivel chair be great as well... it really swivels, and it has indentations so th' lusty plastic lass sits more naturally in it and be less likely to slip off.
Post by maggielusty plastic lass on May 26, 2012 18:18:15 GMT -5
I really like Krusty Kit's desk, I just wish that it was a bit bigger. In my Krusty Kit's world, she got a child size version when she was a bit younger.
I do have a word o' caution, I kept Krusty Kit's pencil box (from her school supplies) in own o' th' drawers. One day, as I was lifting th' pencil box out o' th' drawer, it fell out o' th' drawer and into th' desk. I still don't know how th' desk ate th' pencil box. th' only way I could get my pencil box was to get th' drawer out o' th' desk, but it will not go back in. Therefore, my Krusty Kit's desk now has her drawer separate from th' desk. Moral o' th' story, don't let yer desk taste pencil boxes.
And Cécile makes eight...and maybe room for one more.