Very very cute, this was a must have for my DD. She loves to set up a camping site out in the yard. This little set has so many cute pieces. My favorite is the pans for camping, the large pan opens with a little wingnut that opens up and holds all the little pans. The newspaper is way to cute and very realistic. I am so happy to have been able to get this and totally recommend it before its gone.
I am not too overly impressed with this. The flashlight does feel very cheap and plastic-y. They could have done MUCH better on that.
BUT... the tiny newspaper makes up for it! I LOVE that part and actually I am going to pad the cushion with something else because I don't want to fold up the newspaper inside and forget about it *hehe*
Post by princessemily on Jun 6, 2006 18:27:30 GMT -5
This set is a great addition to Molly's collection! ;D
Mess Kit: SO ADORABLE and SO REALISTIC! What more can I say about it, other than I can't wait to use this in albums.
Bag: Nice and sturdy enough to hold both the mess kit and compass.
Compass: A nice touch to this set so Molly never gets lost!
Flashlight: At first sight, I thought this was kind of cheap looking, but after putting a battery in and turning it on, I realized what a great touch this was to the entire set. Would make a great prop in albums.
Sit-upon: This kit to make Molly's sit-upon brings back fond memories of when I made my sit-upon in Girl Scouts. I can't wait to sit down and help Molly make hers.
Newspaper: This is almost just as good as the mini books! Very historical and very fun to look through. I can't wait to try to read it.
Post by mollygirl1944 on Nov 7, 2008 23:22:33 GMT -5
A+! I was really impressed with the quality! All the little pieces are adorable and well-made. My only issue is that the bag seems too small to put in the entire mess kit. I had to shove it in and was a bit afraid I would rip the bag. Otherwise I am pleased with the set because I love acessories, Molly's in particular. My set came in an AGP box with the description on the front, which I take as a sign it is retiring soon. So get this soon if you want it; it is definitely worth the price!
Post by sailormolly on Jan 28, 2010 19:36:15 GMT -5
I got this set during the Cyber Monday Sale. I can't wait to take Molly "camping" in the yard this spring. The mess kit has to be my favorite part. I was happily surprised that the newspaper can be read (with good eyes and a strong magnifying glass!) I didn't put it inside the sit-upon either. I wanted to leave it out so Molly could read it. Right now it's in her school bag.
Molly’s Camping Equipment Item# F5822 Molly brings all of the required equipment for her stay at Camp Gowonagin:
A working flashlight and a compass for nature hikes A green shoulder bag with a mess kit, including a tin plate, cup, and pot that nest together in a frying pan A sit-upon kit to keep Molly’s bottom dry on evenings around the campfire; it includes a vinyl pouch, red plastic thread, and a newspaper to tuck inside—a copy of the Chicago Tribune’s historic D-Day edition of June 6, 1944 $18
Cyber Monday sale:
I admit it, I mostly brought the stuff for the newspaper for Kit's collection. I thought Kit would appreciate an early edition.
The sit upon seems like it is made out of a bendable, crafty-like plastic. A cute and quick little craft for a little and girl it does seem it would protect Molly's bottom from a wet log. The instruction booklet is a leftover from Pleasant Company's glorious past.
The mess kit is a pleasant surprise. It is made out of either metal looking plastic or really cheep metal. The concept is great and any little camper would love setting Molly to cook and eat her meal. My complaint is the the screw that attaches the frying pan to the handle is very lose and it is an annoying task keeping it from falling apart.
The bag is nothing to write home about, Molly. It barely holds the mess kit, and nothing else. Kit's hobo bag holds more goodies, and it is cuter.
The flashlight is a nice size, and it fits into Molly's obsession of red. I'm sure that it works fine, but given my bad luck with working American Girl things I don't want to test it. Here it is with Kit's lantern to show it's size. The lantern is slightly heavier, but both are made out of plastic.
The newspaper is awesome, it is brilliant, it is all that makes American Girl good. It is longer that I thought it would be. Along with the cover story it has many advertisements and other articles. It is slightly studier than a real newspaper but probably would not hold up to a rough child's play.
I forgot to picture the compass ( ). The thing is tiny and made of plastic, and will be easily lost. You can probably squeeze it into a pocket. Right now, it is nice and safe in Kit's desk cubby.
Everything with a doll. Everything is of good scale with her, and would make a great play set for a girl. At $18 it is a decent price and it fits into Molly's story well. If you have a collector's mindset I don't think you appreciate the plasticness of the set. My only real complaint though is that the bag should be bigger to hold everything.
Nine dolls...and a couch. Kirsten is so ashamed of the said couch she can not be seen.
Molly's camping equipment is a good set for play. I appreciate the metal mess kit and how it really unscrews to open just like a real one. The flashlight works well and lets of a surprising amount of light for such a little flashlight. It's just perfect for telling scary stories in the dark. The newspaper is my favorite part of the set. Printed on real newsprint, it's an actual reproduction of a Chicago tribune from June 6, 1944. It even reproduces the ads and the comics which are fun to look at.
The drawback to this cool set is that you need one for each of Molly's camping buddies and that is too expensive. If your Molly likes camping solo then this is an A+ set.
Post by MollyEmily4Ever on Dec 22, 2011 12:11:46 GMT -5
Just love it! It's perfect for a first time camper. The flashlight really works and the mess kit is so realistic. It has all the materials for a real one. The compass also really works and making the sit upon was fun.