Post by HannahMontana06 on Jan 2, 2008 19:55:29 GMT -5
Mia's Bedroom Accessories $30
Comes with (from the site): ~Three posters of figure skaters and city scenes (one is reversible!) ~Snowflake stickers to hang the posters on her bedroom walls ~Four skating ribbons and a skating trophy from past competitions ~A fleece bedspread with a tie-dye and star print ~Plush penguin and walrus ~A calendar ~Mini versions of the Sports Secrets and Real Fitness books.
You get a lot in this set and it's really nice the posters are cute the little ribbons and trophy super cute. Her little plush guys how could you not love them! And little doll sized books, The bedspread has 3 different colours and little stars its really nice but it is thin, even if you don't get her bed I would still get this set it's nice. I'd give her bedroom accessories an A (The trophy and ribbons could be lost kind of east they are little)
Post by American Girl Rescue on Sept 22, 2008 9:20:01 GMT -5
Mia’s Bedroom Accessories Item# F7254 $30
Mia’s passion for figure skating shines through in her frosty-themed bedroom. With this skating-inspired bedroom décor, Mia creates a cozy place to dream:
* Three posters of figure skaters and city scenes (two are reversible!) * Snowflake stickers to hang the posters on her bedroom walls * Four skating ribbons and a skating trophy from past competitions * A flannel bedspread with a tie-dye and star print to keep her warm at night * Plush penguin and walrus * A calendar so Mia can organize her busy schedule at the rink * Mini versions of the Sports Secrets and Real Fitness books, filled with athletic advice and fun ideas for staying fit
I almost didn't buy this because I thought $30 was a bit high for the little amount of things that you get. The box is so small and most of the things are paper (the trophy is plastic.)
but look at these little faces? How could I refuse?
I'm a sucker for AG animals (yes, I bought Kaya's too) I think all the girls need their animals, stuffed or otherwise.
Walrus measures 3 1/2" long by 3" tall. Penguin is 3" tall by 1 1/2" wide.
Hi, I have this stuff. I do say this is an example of how AG will & CAN take advantage of you. First off, what would Mia's bedroom be without her blanket? Nothing. Everyone sleeps with blankets. You don't want your dollie to get chilly! The rest of it is a piece of plastic, Silk ribbons, paper, and 2 plushies. I really thought the ribbons were cool & the blanket. But SERIOUSLY there has to be a line......... $30. Now thats the line.......
I agree with Whitney about the price grade. I wouldn't go so far as to give the price an F, but definitely a C-. I think a much fairer price for the set would have been $20 (or even $24, if AG wanted to be up to their usual price mark-ups).
But the items are so adorable! I really like having things to make doll rooms look more "homey," so the posters, trophy, and ribbons are really great. The posters are a heavy quality paper, and they're glossy, so scotch tape can be put on and peeled off without damaging the poster. The stickers I found useless, and I don't intend to put them on any AG furniture, because I doubt they're as reusable as the posters are.
Obviously, the best parts are the blanket and those adorable little plushies! The blanket is rather thin, but not quite as bad as I expected from pictures. It's sort of a felt material, and I love the shade of purple. And I just love, love, LOVE those adorable little animals! They're both really soft and cuddly, and fit perfectly in a doll's hand. They're the cutest accessories AG has ever made (and yes, I will stand by that forever).
I can't remember who asked for these pictures but since I'm at the doll house I have finally got them together.
There is a difference between Mia's penguin and the new one with the JLY robe. Mia's is smaller and made of a fur type fabric. JLY is a smooth felt, or fleece and about 3/8 " taller. (Hat and scarf, too)
Here are the pictures: (mod edit to remove broken image link)
I like these, I got them in a set with her Hair stuff, and a used version of herself. I had a use for most of them, even without the bedroom made for her, but in a different bedroom i made in my room for my dolls. I don't think they are worth the price on AG, but for what I paid, a great price.
The first thing I would like to say about this set is that AG went a little crazy with individual wrapping. Practically everything except the two books were wrapped in little plastic bags, even the blanket. The paper stuff and ribbons were each packaged together but it was a little funny opening it. Anyway, on to the real review.
Blanket - Eh, okay. It's not a very soft fabric. It's thin, but it's for a doll so I'm not too upset about that. I do like the colors, and I like that the stars look sewn on, so in my world it's going to be a blanket Cate made. It's cute, just wish it was softer. (In real life, I don't think this would be a blanket I'd use for a bed, more of a throw blanket. That's how I'm planning on using it in my doll world though since I don't have Mia's bed, so I didn't take off for that.) Grade: B
Books - I love AG mini books, and these are no exception. High quality, and you can actually read them. Even better, I don't think they are abridged. Grade: A+
Stuffed animals - Very cute! Sized well for AGs. They are definitely one of the reasons I got this set, and they lived up to my standards. Grade: A
Ribbons (4) - I like these. They look/feel like real ribbons and are a unique item from AG. They are not all skating-related so you could use them for other awards. Grade: A
Paper items - I liked the variety and they are definitely items you can use in a display even if you don't have Mia's bed. The calendar was a great touch that ties into her stories. Grade: A
Trophy - Eh. It's obviously plastic and looks a bit cheap. I think I would have liked to see a medal instead. Grade: C
Overall - I don't think this set would be worth the price from AG ($30), since most of the items are paper. However, I think there are a lot of items here that are great accessories if you have a doll who is a figure skater or is even just a fan of figure skating. The stuffed animals and books are stand-out items to me, and the ribbons are pretty cute too. I would recommend, but maybe at a price below retail (if possible). Grade: B/B+
Last Edit: Jan 30, 2012 21:39:33 GMT -5 by KitandKat