Emily's meet accessories include a white cardigan sweater (like Kit's), a reproduction three pence coin, her red scrapbook, miniature photos of Emily's family and the princesses, a mini ration book (with a sweet note from her mother on the back), and her grandfather's WWI dog tags on a ribbon.
I think everything in this set is cute, though the dog tags didn't have to be plastic like they are. And I was a little disappointed that there wasn't a purse (to hold the coin) ...though I got a great red purse at Ben Franklin's just her size!
The ration book, though it could've been done better, is cute because like I said, Mother's note is written on the back.
But the sweater, scrapbook (also just like Kit's minus the new design), and photos are just as cute as can be!
Post by Mad Ginny Kidd on Sept 26, 2006 21:39:19 GMT -5
I'm totally with you on emily's accessories. The dog tags should have been metal. They look silly plastic. But her album is darling and I really enjoy that she gets a sweater instead of a hat like so many other girls get. Overall it is a good set and definitley worth getting for your Emily doll. I'm going with a solid "B".
Post by Main Admin Account on Oct 10, 2006 0:43:20 GMT -5
OK so I have to say I really like her accessories. The sweater was lovely and really well made. Her pence is of course cute but it would have been nice if she had something to carry it in. Maybe they will make something eventually. Her ration book was OK. Would have been cool if they had tried to make it look like her mother wrote something instead of just looking like her mom took the time to put it through a lazer printer with a cursive font. Scrapbook is the same ol' thing. But the pictures are cute. I like it regardless and can imaging them drooling over it.
The dog tags are total crap. What trash. They make me angry. It is that blatant disregard for quality that really boogers me. Trash Trash Trash. I will go pay to make little tags on my own with metal. This garbage makes me angry.
Yes, I am extremely upset at these Meet Accessories. When I had first heard about them I was thinking oh, english dog tags how adorable and so perfect. White cardiigan well okay and oh, they decided to take my idea of the scrapbook I thought that would be too hard to get the rights to the pictures. When I opened my meet accessories I couldn't have been more disapponted and angry. First the scrapbook although a few nice pictures I think the idea of us having to attach them its stupid they should have a few already done and at least make them LOOK like they are cut from magizine articles. If you look at the scrapbook in the Molly book you would notice they have articales attached they should have been better. The coin was okay (the best thing in this set IMHO which is saying a lot.) Ration book is what it is. Note from Mum does look like it's printed from a computer. When I got to the things that I was looking forward to the most I nearly burst into tears. The dogs COULDN"T HAVE BEEN MORE HORRABLE TRASH GARBAGE IF THEY TRIED. I tossed them into dust bin where they belong. The sweater (or jumper has they call it) had HUGE holes all over it like it had been attacked by moths. I was thinking, "is this supposed to be like this? Did she wear it from England or something?" No the trading cards said she got it here. Hope she didn't pay much for it. I sent it back (had to pay for shipping because heaven forbid they might pay for there mistakes which I am guessing is so frequent that they are loosing money.)and they sent me another with holes in it these are near the button holes though so they are not quite so visable. I am not spending more money to send them the garbage back a third time I am unempolyed Dog Groomer I just don't have the money.
Wow, I feel awful that you were so disappointed in the accessories, nelliegirl!
I didn't even remove everything from the box when I received it, so I don't know if there are problems with the cardigan, but just seeing how tiny the box was, and the dogtags on top looking so plastic, I didn't have the heart to inspect much further.
I also expected the scrapbook to have photos pre-attached, and I thought it would be BIGGER. My grandmother's scrapbooks are all two or three times the size of Emily's, proportionally, and I've never seen one much smaller.
I just recieved these yesterday.Everything is so cute.I also agree i wish there was a purse to hold her coin.But one thing is im disapointed there isnt many pictures only five.When there is many pages in her scrapbook.
I LOVE the cardigan! Mine does not have any holes whatsoever,nelliegirl. I don't really care that the dog tags are plastic. The scrapbook was cool, putting the pictures in the book. The three pence coin is weird though, Meaning why not have a purse holding it? The ration book is fine... I don't know what all the little boxes mean
Sweater- A+ Dog Tags- B Scrap book with pictures- A Three pence coin- B- (because there was no purse to hold it) Ration book- A-
I didn't get the accessories at first. I wasn't sure I would like them, but after a few months I broke down and got them. I wasn't too please, but not dissapointed either
Sweater- Didn't have any "hole" problems. I really cute addition to her outfit. I would give it an A
Scrapbook- Very cute!!! I really liked how the pictures were loose, because it was great fun sitting down with Emily in our PJs and pasting on the pictures. It was nice how there were little captions on the pictures in Em's handwriting saying "Princess Elizabeth and Margaret Rose". I also liked how they gave you a lot more pages, because Emily could collect things she liked when she is at my house too. The cover design was cute, very 40s, very pretty. I liked how it "tied" for the binding. I think this was the best piece in her accessories. Overall an A+
Dog Tags-Meh, okay. They're plastic, which bothered me a bit. Did real English soldiers really wear plastic dog tags? If American Girl Company is going to charge me 20 something dollars, I would at least like it to be better quality, and historically accurate. I do like how it the names are "engraved" in it though. I don't really find much use for these, except for a sentimental keep sake thing for Emily. They don't really "go" with anything, unless she just wore them all the time and they were like her "thing". Lol sorry for all the "quotes". Overall probably a B-
Coin- Cute! I'm not from England but it looks pretty accurate.I wish there was a purse or something though, like others said. Overall probably a B
Ration Book- Very nice. The front cover is nice, how it shows her birthday and adress, registration number, ect. I like how it opens up and you can see inside her rations. The note on the back is very cute! Overall an A-
Post by spiralingsouth on Jun 26, 2009 21:22:30 GMT -5
Overall: B- Cardigan: A Coin: B (no purse to put it in, though?) Ration book: A Dog Tags: B-
The only thing I really like about her accessories is the cardigan, which I felt was essential to her. I wish she had a purse for the coin, since I'm not sure what to do with it other than leave it in the box for her accessories.
The book is cute, but I'm not really going to do much with it. The cardigan I got has one small snag, but I'll probably just cut it off instead of sending it back. I am most disappointed about the very plastic and cheap looking dog-tags. Metal would have been much nicer, and I would have rated the set better, too, were they metal.
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Doll Family: Rebecca, Amelia (Chrissa), Nellie and Ginny (Emily.)
Did real English soldiers really wear plastic dog tags?
According to Wikipedia:
First World War
The British Army and their Imperial forces in Canada, Australia and New Zealand issued identification tags from the beginning of the First World War. The tags were made of fibre, one in red and one in green and suspended around the neck by butcher's twine. The same pattern was worn into the Second World War and the Korean War by Commonwealth forces.
According to Physicsnetbase:
Fiber reinforced composite materials encompass a wide range of material classes from reinforced glasses, plastics, and rubbers.
So, Emily's grandfather very well could have been issued plastic dog tags during WWI. It seems like AG did more research than one would think.
Post by AGmom2AlliTori on Jan 24, 2010 16:02:33 GMT -5
I have the same disappointments as everyone else... but interesting dog tag info above (not sure about Wiki - as I've heard anyone can post there) but if it could be found on another source, I wouldn't be nearly so disappointed in this set.
One thing that annoys me about the sweater that wasn't mentioned, is that the puff sleeves on Emily's dress are really hard to get to lay right under the sweater, with out looking really bulky. I really have to help dd work with it so it looks nice.
Overall, I have to give this set a solid B. I feel that the sweater redeems any other disappointments, because Emily can wear it over several of her outfits.
Post by AG2Elizabeths on Jul 26, 2010 21:31:43 GMT -5
Am I the only one who LOVED this set?
As a rule, I NEVER buy the accessories with the doll because they're so expensive. But I went to AGP and saw all the accessories in person, and hers were the ones I had to bring home. I only have Samantha's, and admittedly want Kit's. But Emily's is just as beautiful.
I love the dog tags, my Emily is always wearing them. I'm never excited about the girls' coins, but everything else in this set makes up for that. The ration book is sweet and fascinating. I ADORE AG sweaters and this one is a great addition to my sweater collection. They're so petite and versatile, I just love them.
And the little photo album! It's probably the best little piece of any of the AG trinkets I own. It's solid and believable for that time period. I love how you get to arrange the photos yourself. Especially if a young girl is getting this set- it is designed so that a real kid is placing the photos...just like Emily did!
Post by emily4ever on Feb 28, 2012 14:51:16 GMT -5
I was slightly (undersatement) dissapointed with these accesories. The scrapbook, though a cute idea, is not filled, and where is the picture of her and her grandad mentioned in the books? The photos are shiny, cheap looking stickers, the buttons are lose on her cardigen (sweater to all you Americans), the necklace is junk and the coin I've already lost. Also her ration book is the wrong colour. Her's would be blue as she is under 14. There is no play value and the items are very dissapointing. I would pay $10 max for this, that is all it is worth.
Last Edit: Mar 3, 2012 3:06:38 GMT -5 by emily4ever
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