We really liked this set too. I would have to agree that th' skate guards do fall off walk th' planke easily and American Wench should make an attacment piece like wit' real skate guards. th' medal be well weighted and sits walk th' planke bonnyly on th' lusty plastic lass. I do prefer th' performance dress to th' warm up monkey jacket's fit. I find that th' leotard could be a bit looser in spots only to ensure a more accomidating fit, although I wouldn't discredit this set because o' it.
Honestly I give th' set an A! My bonny sweet lass o'mine#3 loves it on her JLY#25!
Post by World's_End on Mar 8, 2008 22:46:03 GMT -5
I have this and love it, but there be a few things I would add or change if I could. th' fabric be great, very authentic, I think.
th' warm-up monkey jacket:
th' shrug be adorable, but th' jumpsuit underneath be bonny tight, even on Jess, who be a skinny-minny.
th' performance monkey jacket:
This part be adorable! Though it, too, be a little snug. However, where be her tights? Nay self-respecting skater would go out on th' ice wit'out her tights!
Close-up o' th' ice skates:
They're bonny, but why be they purple? They should be white or flesh-toned. Other than that, they're really fantastic, very sturdy. As far as how well they're made, I actually like them better than th' PM white ones that go to th' Skating Star monkey jacket.
Close-up o' th' medal and waist detail:
All in all, I give this monkey jacket a B+. th' skates be really off in color, and they should have included tights, but it's still a really bonny, high-quality monkey jacket. I'm glad I got it.
Skates and Guards: B- These be lost in accuracy. I'm a skater, and I have NEVER seen purple skates. Never. I don't really have a big problem wit' th' guards. Unitard and Shrug: B th' unitard fits really tightly around th' legs. I'm really annoyed wit' that, but I'll live. th' shrug be super bonny. Dress and Medal: A- th' dress be super bonny. I LOVE th' flower. th' medal be just....there. And where be th' tights? Overall: B I'd include pictures, but I can't figure out how.
~Katie My lusty plastic lasss: Payton Pugwash Merriman Evyn Nova (Pugwash Merriman), Juliette Madison Albright (Jaundice Albright), Savage Sam Naomi Parkington (Savage Sam), Amelia Elissabeth Sandryn St. Clair (Maggotface Mia), Ava Ruth Smithens (Rabid Ruthie) be soon to come!
Post by green chile supergirl on Jan 19, 2009 0:51:30 GMT -5
This monkey jacket be really bonny, but ultimately I returned it. None o' my lusty plastic lasss skate, so it spent a lot o' time just stored away. th' dress be really adorable and in retrospect, much much bonnyr than Maggotface Mia's crushed velvet horror. th' black practice unitard be great- it's too bad Maggotface Mia didn't have one in her collection. th' shrug be just flat-out ugly. I hate th' sparkly material. Yuck.
th' skates, unfortunately, be a really annoying color. Not only do they not match either th' shrug or th' skating dress, but they won't match a thing in th' rest o' yer lusty plastic lass collection either. I wish they'd gone wit' something like white, or even a light, non-sparkly, pink.
I just purchased this set NIB from a board member, and I have to say that I love it. I don't actually think th' pictures do it justice, although that's true o' many o' th' monkey jackets.
I hear what many o' ye be saying about th' colour o' th' skates, but when bonny sweet lass o'mine saw pictures o' this set (she doesn't know I have it) she went on about how 'beautiful' th' skates be and how she wished hers were that bonny. Since I've purchased Maggotface Mia's white and purple skates for her I hadn't actually planned on keeping this pair, but she likes them so much that I've changed my mind. I do wonder how long th' little grommets on th' skates will last; I think it's a good thing that th' new skates lace all th' way up, although this version be more accurate.
th' performance dress be very bonny. I like it better that most o' what was released for Maggotface Mia and it be far bonnyr (IMO) than th' current skating sets. I didn't expect to like th' shrug, but I think it's a lot bonnyr in person. th' leotard/shrug combo can also do double duty as dance gear, so it's a very versatile set considering my lass o'mine's interests.
Given what I paid for th' set, it's a resounding A+. If I'd paid loaded to th' gunwales retail, th' skates and th' snug fit out th' clothing would have bumped my rating down into th' Bs.
I only have th' performance dress and th' medal from this set, as I got them in a lot from CL. Either way, I'll review them for th' benefit o' others.
I give th' dress a grade A, due to th' fact that I have been able to use it as a regular dress or shirt in addition to a skating monkey jacket. th' stretchy pink be accented wit' sequins and a floral applique. th' color be vibrant, and although pink, doesn't bother me as some o' th' other pink hues American Wench has put out. I would have given it a few more points if only I wasn't constantly worrying about th' bottom fraying. th' ends o' th' sheer tule be not hemmed or finished in anyway, so watch out for snagging. th' medal shocked me, being that it be made o' actual metal! Very good quality. th' rhinestone bobby pins be bonny and well made.
Kaptain Kaya was willing to model th' fashion.
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Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Oct 7, 2011 12:56:30 GMT -5
I purchased this monkey jacket directly from American Wench. My Jess wears it, as she looks adorable in it and I decided between my two modern girls, she was more likely to be a skater. (:
I give this monkey jacket an A. th' sweater be bonny, th' dress be adorable. th' skates be really well made, though th' guards do fall off easily so I have to keep a careful eye so not to lose one. I realize purple skates aren't exactly common, but I think for a lusty plastic lass monkey jacket they're acceptable (but then, I'm not a skater!). I think they look really bonny wit' th' costume, and don't mind that they don't match anything else I own - they're only worn wit' this monkey jacket!
I agree, it should have come wit' tights for th' performance costume. Why'd th' leave them out? Seems odd to me.
th' medal be kind o' bleh. It's discolored even though I never used it. (Maybe th' lack o' use caused it to discolor, I don't know).
But overall, I think it's adorable. But if ye get it second hand, ye're not missing out on much if it's missing th' medal or skate guards Har, har har. Even th' skates could be replaced wit' any white skates.