Post by mollygirl1944 on Aug 6, 2007 14:17:16 GMT -5
This outfit comes with: red or blue soccer jersey, black soccer shorts, red or blue soccer socks, black shingaurds, cleats, soccer ball, towel, and bag. The jersey is made of shiny material that picks easily and has a diamond pattern. It has cap sleeves and a v-neck that has cotton trim with a diamond pattern. It also has small slits on the sides. The shorts are made out of a strange, stiff material and have an elastic waistband. They have decorative stitching in whitr around the bottom of the legs and have American Girl embroidered on them in white. The socks are knee-length and quite stretchy. The shinguards are made of layers of cloth stitched together and have a thin elastic band on the back. The ball is black and white and has the old AGOT logo on it in black. the towel is thick and white with American Girl embroidered on it in black. The bag is duffel shaped and white with black mesh on the sides. It has a black string to close it and carry it with. The cleats are nothing special, but they do have the nice pegs on the bottom. Also the jersey has a 6 on the front if it is red and a 9 if it is blue. I give this outfit a B, because of the weird fabrics and the lacking shinguards and cleats.
Good lord, no pictures? Well, I'll have to post some soon. Let it be known that I know absolutely nothing about accuracy in soccer uniforms, I'm just going by quality and the whether or not I just like the look.
The jersey - the jersey is made from thin, shiny material printed in a diamond pattern of two shades, and edged in black and white trim. We have the blue set, and it looks nice with our Mattel Ashley's eyes. The "9" is a decal which peels off after too much use so we had to touch ours up with a marker. I think the jersey should have a team logo, shouldn't it? This one doesn't. It velcros in the back and is long enough to tuck into the shorts. Overall I like it well enough but that decal takes it to B.
The shorts - these look pretty authentic, especially for the years this set was available. The shorts pull up with elastic and are made from nylon. They're really embroidered in white at the edge and have "American Girl" stitched on one cuff. They are kind of big and reach to the doll's knees. A-
The socks - these are just your average AG knee socks in blue, but I'm glad they were included as you need them to play soccer. A
The shin guards - I'm assuming shin guards actually have to be HARD to protect your shins, rather than a few layers of stiff black fabric. These have a strip of elastic sewn to the back and stay on the doll pretty well, but they aren't long enough to peek out of the socks like the catalog shows. B-
The cleats - I think these are very cute, I've seen ones just like them at the mall. They are made of sturdy black pleather with little pegs on the bottom so your doll won't slide around on the field. There's two white ribbon stitched to each side, and the laces are real ones with aglets. They fit both PM and Mattel dolls, A+.
The bag - the bag is a nice duffel bag although you really have to cram the ball inside. It has a mesh pocket outside and the rest is made from nylon, with a satin cord to draw it shut. There's also a zipper on the side, for some reason. A-
The towel - boy, there's a lot of pieces to this set! I'm not sure a towel was absolutely necessary, but it's a nice little one about the size of a washcloth, made from thick terrycloth with an "American Girl" patch stitched to the front. B
The ball - the soccer ball is the only thing I found really lacking, it is soft and squishy, stuffed with cotton and an outer layer made from pieces of pleather. I think it should have been harder and bigger, and I like the newer AG soccer balls better, C.