Post by American Girl Rescue on Jan 9, 2012 8:47:38 GMT -5
McKenna's Accessories Item# W0724 $26
McKenna has what she needs to succeed—in the gym and at school!
McKenna has a busy schedule, so she totes her school and gym gear on the go. Includes:
A mini Fantastic Gymnastics book Three faux dollars for buying snacks at school A pretend water bottle and faux bag of trail mix to keep her energy up Her gym ID card, featuring her photo A starry necklace from her grandmother A letter of congratulations from the Shooting Star Gymnastics team A poetry journal—a gift from her tutor to help build her confidence A book report, with special notes from her teacher A printed gymnastics bag big enough to hold it all
Lots of bits in this set! Many pieces in this set are particularly mentioned in McKenna's books: her necklace, her letter, book report and poetry journal. The Journal even has a couple of poems that she and her tutor had written. I forgot to include the letter and book report in my photo below, sorry!
Cute set of items, a bit high in price, but that's the trend now.
This set is very cute. The bag fits well. I love the journal- it has Kenna's real poems from the books! The necklace is lovely too, and a must have for McKenna. The little water bottle is adorable! I was a tad disappointed with the trail mix, only because I thought it would show the actual plastic food like Kanani's treats. Overall: A-
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Post by sharayahlynn on Aug 22, 2012 11:06:39 GMT -5
I got this set with the rest of McKenna's Starter Collection in January. It comes with lots of pieces. Though it's not exactly my favorite set, I still think it's cute.
My favorite pieces are the water bottle and the necklace. Both are very well made and the necklace goes with a variety of outfits. The bag of trail mix is pretty cute, too.
The bag is okay. It feels kind of cheap to me, and I don't use it much because I have a few others that I prefer to use. It is big enough to hold all of the smaller accessories, though, which is nice.
The journal is nice, but I don't care too much for the bright orange/purple mixture.
The gymnastics book is very cute and nicely detailed. It isn't as big as I was expecting it to be, though. It looks very tiny and out of place on the bookshelf next to the rest of my dolls books so I refuse to keep it there and prefer to place it in one of the pencil/book holders on McKenna's desk.
The letter, book report, money and ID card are cute, but are nothing special. I don't use them very much, but I think a child would have fun with them.
I got this with McKennas starter collevtion in june. After being told it was backordered, it was great to go to the store and see it there! I use the bag to hold all my hair accesories, its starting to over flow now, though!
Bag: Verrrrrrryyy good!Everything fits inside nicely. one little complaint, i find the straps are too long!her bag hangs over her but when she wears it, so i ties knots in each strap and now its OK. I managed to put all her accesories AND a pair of flats in the bag, so its really good! i like the size cos u can fit loads in it, but it looks in proportion!
Book report and twisters letter: Had a good old laugh at how these were "made in china". It is printed on the bottom. Okay, this i just me being easily amused but in her books it says the she folder her book report in 3... well... the book report comes folder in 3.. :3 soo cute! didnt think i would be so amused at 2 pieces of paper but McKenna often does her "homework" or gets accepted for the Twisters team!
Card thing: I dont know what this is... is it for her to get into the gymnastics place with or something? anyway, all i use it for is a library card or a credit card.. it normally just sits in a mini doll bag.. i have no use for it!
Money:now... im not american.. but im sure american dollars arent only printed on one side! Not used much, McKenna has her credit card! xD i sometimes use them to display in the guitar case to make it look like they're playing for tips! took me a while to get used to the fact that they were only $1, i kept thinking $5 cos we have £1 coins and £5 notes in england.. i normally use them as £5 notes so McKenna can buy more stuff and so im not confused!
Journal: Soo dissapointed! No pen, how does she write!? Also, i HATE the colour scheme, and mines broken! the velcrop strap thing has split, leaving it looking ugly very dissapointed and would rather it didnt come with the set, then end up with a useless but of crap that McKenna cant even pretend to use!
Fantastig Gymnastics book: Its quite cute.. very basic but looks really cute when McKenna uses it! My friend who used to do gymnastics liked it, though! its just like a real book!
Trailmix: i have NO IDEA what trail mix is! i guess nuts and chocolate raisins??i can squeeze it fairly hard, i dont have the fiesta picnic set yet, but im assuming its going to be the same as the tortilla chips! My McKenna uses this as a snack after gymantics class.
Bottle: VERY CUTEEEE!! I love this! McKenna is often displayed drinking this or it sits on her shelf or bedside table!around the edge is a pattern of hearts, then the word gymnastics etc.. was actually really upset the lid didnt come off, though little kids might loose it! just a shame, poor old McKenna has 2 drink through the lid!
Necklace: Errr.. i lost this bit...... 3: All it was really was a bracelet though! nothing much! i dont think it added anything to the set!
Overall i think some parts are good, but a lot of it seems to be paper! would've loved to see a pen if AG was going to include that stupid notebook! A- from me, angry about the notebook!
Post by fionabrigade on Dec 19, 2012 0:14:08 GMT -5
What a load of junk! The bag is extremely thin and feels cheaper than any product you'd find at the dollar store. The necklace is nice and the sport bottle is so-so (a bit off scale, borderline small) but what you're left with is a bunch of small cardboard paper pieces that I would not expect a kid to get much play value from.
Disclaimer: Set purchased with the Starter Collection
Post by Buckingham Alice on Jan 4, 2013 18:24:34 GMT -5
I like this set more than I expected. McKenna has yet to take off her necklace, and I think the bag is cute. Yes, the material is cheaper feeling than I would like, but it holds more stuff than I thought it would.