This set includes Kit's lunch tin, her sandwich, apple, carrot,oatmeal raisin cookie and a cloth napkin.
Kit's tin lunch box is great! I have my Granny's old lunch box from the same time period. It is shaped just like Kit's, and is almost the same color green. I love the images on the lunch tin too.
The napkin is very pretty. I love the little leaves embodied on the corner.
The food is realistic and nicely detailed, however, after about a year, the plastic in the food seems to have become sticky and greasy. The food has been stored in it's original box, so I honestly do not know what has caused this change to occur. It was not sticky when it was new. I have not heard of this happening before, so hopefully it is an isolated problem.
I love the tin that this lunch came in. I never planned on buying this set, but when I saw it in person I had to have it. I do like the old food that is a little less plasticy better, and my cookie is a little bit green, but nothing has gotten sticky yet (still crossing fingers) and the Autumn napkin is just adorable. Overall I give this an A!
Post by FelicityFan85 on Jan 26, 2008 20:45:29 GMT -5
I got this set from my Clandisine Coconut and I love it. The lunch tin is adorable and suits Kit well. The napkin is cute and I love all the little pieces. Mine came sticky so it might be something in the plastic they used (like how many older Barbies have really shiny/oily faces now because something from the plastic came to the surface). The cookie also green/yellow spots on the bottom but...I could pretend it's pistashios or something. Overall I give this set an A- (the minus being because the plastic is sticky and the cookie's odd spots/greenish color).
This set was revised in late 2007 or early 2008. It is mostly the same as the earlier version. These are the changes: - Whole sandwich rather than a slice - Lunchbox lid is no longer hinged - Vegetables are one piece rather than separate - The vegetables are different: rather than 1 carrot and a whole apple, you get 1 carrot, 2 sticks of celery, and half an apple
Also, instead of a little pamphlet showing off Kit's school collection, you receive a generic "Kit" pamphlet.
See? Nothing at ALL about her other school things!
This is what you get in the box. I was surprised that the items didn't come packed inside the lunchbox the way the school and hobo supplies were packed inside their bags. Those two sets came in much smaller accessory boxes, while this box was rather large (but not as large as an outfit box).
There are three different pictures on the tin. The top is an airplane, the long side is a train and the short side is a boat. The entire box is green with black and grey printing on the outside and silver on the inside. I think the green is very similar to the bed's enamel color, but I don't have the bed out to make a comparison.
As maybe you can tell, I was highly amused by the "DO NOT EAT" on each of the plastic wrappers. I mean, the food isn't all that realistic!
The sandwich bread has a nice texture. The cheese is curved, so there's a "top" and a "bottom" to the sandwich! It's also outrageously orange cheese. Though there is a line in the mold, the sandwich only looks like it is cut in half. No halves here, only one great big cheese sandwich.
The oatmeal cookie looks pretty good, too, until you turn it over - the bottom isn't really molded at all, it's just got this weird waffle pattern to it, like the bottom of some of the JLY shoes. Also, the raisins are in a star shape! I don't know if they all are, but I suspect so. By the way, the raisins aren't part of the mold: they're dabs of paint on top of the brown cookie.
The underside of the veggies is decent, except the apple has a blue cast to it and numbers and letters printed in - I guess that's the mold ID or something.
Everything fits in the box pretty well, but I'd like it better if they were wrapped in wax paper first, or something! The new shape of the veggies is just barely short enough to fit. I was afraid that it wouldn't, until it dropped in!
The napkin is too big for the box when folded into fourths, the way it arrives. You have to tuck it in for it to fit, which isn't a big deal, but I thought I'd mention it.
Here's the box (with everything inside) next to Beatrice for reference. The handles are fully functional and can rotate almost all the way around the box.
I feel that it's a bit on the small side, and the food could be better (for example, not having the sandwich or veggies attached to each other!), but overall, it's decent. The apple looks a lot like the one that came with the Horselover Outfit. If you have that one, you'll be able to have the one half as part of the solid veggie V, and another half for Kit to munch on.
Post by AGmom2AlliTori on Jan 29, 2010 16:19:52 GMT -5
Aside from the clumped food - this is a nice accessory. I agree with everything that keri said. I did compare the color of Kit's lunch box with her bed - the only difference is that the lunch box is a shade (maybe 2) brighter - it doesn't clash.
Overall, I give this set a B! I really prefer our food not to be clumped together.
I have the original set and I'm so glad I have it instead of the new version. I much prefer the food NOT clumped together. The food is realistic looking. I was little when I got it and I liked it so much I asked my mom to pack me a cheese sandwich, apple, carrot and cookie for lunch the next day!
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