Post by American Girl Rescue on Oct 22, 2007 14:47:05 GMT -5
Entertainment Set - released Summer 2007 Item# F6736 $40
I don't have this, but I did check it out at American Girl Boutique and Bistro in Atlanta because I was interested in purchasing it. I did not.
The set is completely plastic. That was my first drawback. It looked like a cheap mass market toy. The little items that came with it are very cute though: The little remote and the little DVD cases with the micro-sized pretend DVD's.
However, don't be fooled by the three DVDs. None of them play anything. They are just plastic pretend DVDs like those little CD's that came with Lindsey's lap-top. I think they might have been able to slide into the front of the DVD player on the set, but I couldn't get the DVD player to open at all. It might have been broken because lots of shoppers had been playing with it, or maybe it's not supposed to open.
The images you see on the screen are just flat slides that you slide in from the top of the TV screen to view the particular DVD that you've chosen. There is one slide of Marisol, one slide of Kailey and one slide of the Hair DVD.
That's it. No moving pictures, no sounds. I do think it might light up from the back because it does require batteries, but, again, I couldn't find any on/off switch on it.
Cute if you think your dolls need to spend time staring at a still shot of a different doll doing nothing. But definitely not worth $40.
UPDATE: We now have this in our collection. I found one for $20. It's worth that price. The slides of Marisol, Kailey and the Hair DVD were the clincher for me. They are so cute!
The lighting is poor and it's easier to see the slides without it on. The DVD player is not connected to the set, so it can be removed. Neither the buttons on the DVD nor the remote are functional. The little remote is easy to lose!
I bought this in new york and it rocks!!! It goes well in our room, and i think it is fun. The dvd's do go in and out with a press of a button. I personaly think that it is worth $40 dollars, then again, I am English and live in England, so when changed, $40 isnt that much! A++++++ worth every penny!
Post by monimarine on Dec 27, 2007 22:18:35 GMT -5
I bought this with a gift certificate so we only paid for half. The slides do light up and the DVD's can be inserted and ejected in front of the DVD player. I'm not impressed with the paper cases that you slide the dvd's in. Tell me that they couldn't have come up with a plastic case that could hold it. I can just see the papers ending up getting ripped, lost or thrown in the trash.
Post by Danibananni on Jul 29, 2009 10:12:35 GMT -5
I recently purchased this off ebay, in brand new condition, not even out of the box and plastic, for $20. The only reason I bought it was for the price. I would NOT spend $40 on this. However, for $20, I would =) As said before, it is all plastic. The DVDs are cute and TINY!! Oh, how I love tiny things. There is a button on the player to push out the disks. I do agree that they should have made the "cases" not paper. The one thing that would have been ok to be plastic. Oy!
I got this set by accident from my mom ... don't ask. I really enjoy it but the one thing that bugs me is the back light is orange? I think it would be better if it was white so it could be realistic but hey, it's ok!
My albums My Dolls: Katelynn (AGoT#3), Marisol, Elizabeth, Felicity, Julie and Eloise (MyAG #26)