Tepee II Dec 16, 2010 13:22:51 GMT -5
Post by laura221 on Dec 16, 2010 13:22:51 GMT -5
This set was later revised to include Kaya's bedroll and shield.
New Tepee (redesigned December, 2010)
Wahoo, the tepee has landed. I love it! I snapped a few pictures, but please excuse the background clutter. These were taken in my unfinished basement storage area because I didn't want to be discovered by my daughters. Santa is bringing Kaya and her world for my oldest daughter and the tepee is part of that present.
Now, onto the review. I am not sure why AG waited so long to redesign the tepee. This is a much better design and it arrives assembled. All you have to do is remove it from the super long shipping box and push the poles out until it is standing. The poles are all attached to the inside of the tepee. The covering is faux suede and much nicer (IMO) then the pleather like material they used before. It folds flat for storage and it looks like it will be much easier for Kaya to play in. The inside is roomy. I found the easiest way to push the poles out was to put my head and shoulders inside the tepee and push them out. I was able to fit without a problem.
I have not taken Kaya out of the box, but I tried to stand her up inside in the box and she was a little too tall. Without the box, she should stand just fine. I would guess 2-3 dolls would be able to sit inside.
The only warning on the instructions was it does stand better on a hard floor but I don't agree. I tried it on the carpet in their playroom and it stands very well. I am happy to answer any questions on the new version. Overall I love it and I think it is worth the extra $48.
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