I love my American girls and my rabbits
Ag's: Kaya, Felicity, Lissie, Samantha, Sammy, Nellie, Molly, Kailey, Marisol, Jess, Nicki, Mia, Chrissa, Sonali, Cher, Lily, Hannah, Eleanore, and Charlie
Rabbits: too many to name!
Post by green chile supergirl on Sept 8, 2006 13:51:02 GMT -5
This set is very visually appealing. The jungle sounds are nice... however, Jess cannot sit in it! She has to lean backward and looks entirely ridiculous. You have to wrestle her head under the bar. Once she's actually sitting/ reclining in the chair, you cannot set her head because of the bar obscuring her face.
Fun for play, but you need to lengthen the hanging structure for Jess to be displayed in this piece.
Post by parklife268 on Nov 4, 2006 17:38:41 GMT -5
I agree Colette. This is my biggest problem with Jess' Palm Tree the length of the string and ridiculous Jess looks when she's resting in the chair. It just seems flawed since it's supposed to be where she sleeps, yet it does not recline enough and it doesn't allow her to sit up straight so basically she's in a very foolish position. I'm also not too impressed by the sounds because they are sort of muffled since they are one the bottom of the tree. This may be because I have carpeting and that muffles the sound a bit. This is a very cute piece, however I give it a B.
I adore this swing! The first time I saw it I knew our dolls had to have it, and it looks even better in person.
I had a bit of difficulty getting Jess in the swing the first time I tried it, but after working with it for about a minute she sat/reclined perfectly, and I haven't had any trouble sitting any other dolls in it since. I can get dolls in it sitting up with their eyes open and reclining back with their eyes closed as well.
Here is the only picture that I have of it at the moment, but I will try to get some more.
I don't think the bar obscures the dolls' faces. If I had taken this picture from Felicity's eye level you probably could have seen her entire face.
I have some pictures of the tree swing. I agree with some of the other posters that the bar does obscure the face. My daughter did complain that Jess just kept falling out and it was hard to get her balanced correctly. I think it was a cute idea that just didn't work how I would have liked it to.
Here are the buttons for the sounds. From left to right: jungle sounds, monkey sounds, ocean sounds.
Jess in the swing.
Side view of Jess. Personally, I think she looks a little ridiculous. I know I wouldn't want to sleep like that. Not very comfy.
Underside of the palms.
Texture of the swing, blanket, and pillow.
Size comparison of blanket. I image it is about 12x12.
Last Edit: Aug 12, 2008 16:01:49 GMT -5 by buffy0214
Oh, the joy of lugging this box around NYC in the middle of December after leaving AGPNY. :] Actually, I carried my shopping bags and my step dad carried the box, but let's get onto the review. :]
I love this set! It's my only piece of furniture but I love it anyways. The blanket and pillow sit on Jess's bed with Toshi and I usually put other stuff on the swing. Though my cats had fun with this and the edges of the fabric are torn. Sigh.
But it is a great set! My batteries died and I have no idea what kind this swing takes.
I'll fulfill my duty to the board by continuing to review every AG thing I own. And while I funnily enough don't own Jess' Tree Swing, I do own the pillow from the set!
I love the pillow though. I got it in a lot that came along with my 3-in-1 bed I got off craigslist. The colors are very nice and the design is ambiguous enough to fit in any style. I like to use the pillow on the chair from the old cabana furniture set. The colors match well.