Post by American Girl Rescue on Sept 23, 2007 12:31:57 GMT -5
Julie's School Lunch Box Item# F6316 $20 (price increase to $28 January, 2012)
Julie’s lunch travels in ’70s style with everything here: A metal lunchbox, featuring a fun paisley and flower print A matching insulated bottle with a removable cap so that Julie can bring hot soup Also includes a pretend sandwich, bunch of chips, and frosted cupcake for dessert
This is a great, retro lunch box! The size is a bit smaller than Molly's lunch. It measures 3 1/8 long x 2 1/2 wide x 1 3/8 deep. The bright colored flowers are on all the sides of the metal box, including the bottom.
The cupcake is perfectly scaled. The frosting does mar if rubbed, and the 'paper liner' leaves marks on Julie's hands after she's held it.
The potato chips are really life-like. The only problem with them, is that they don't have a bag! Just a bunch of chips all together.
The sandwich is adorable and contains cheese, lettuce and tomato.
The thermos is precious! I love the colors and I really like it's style and the fact that you can take the lid off to use for a cup. The inside lid doesn't come off.
Downside to the thermos is that it is soft gray plastic! It's not hard resin, or acrylic. It's pliable like a barbie toy. It could have been made more sturdy.
Another problem with the set is trying to get all the pieces back into the lunch box. If you put the thermos in like it should go (up and down) you can't fit in the sandwich and chips. You have to put the thermos in lying down and still it's a bit snug to get in all the other pieces. That's why the cupcake is getting scratched up already.
Julie enjoying her school lunch
The paper napkin does NOT come with the set. I just thought she needed a napkin so I cut down a real sized one to fit in her lunch box.
I wasn't a child of the 70s but rather the 80s so I cannot speak for Julie per se... but our lunches were exactly like that. The one major exception would be the pattern used on everything. By the eighties, everything had gravitated to licensed characters like she-ra and gi joe. But the actual food was exactly the same.
So I think it is a perfect accessory and one we will most definitely be getting.
Last Edit: Mar 15, 2008 11:31:31 GMT -5 by ashleyvp
I think Hostess was main stream in the seventies. I remember twinkies and ho hos quite well. Also white bread - Wonder was what we all ate. I started the whole wheat in college. I 'm sure it depended on the family.
Post by kennedynkailey on Nov 5, 2009 20:46:19 GMT -5
I am a child of the 70s... In grade school, I ate Wonder Bread, Hostess Cupcakes, and had Kool-Aid in my thermos!! I LOVE Julie's lunch! VERY accurate and appropriate! I also love that my DD loves Julie's things!! I give this lunch an A+ for play value and A+ for accuracy!
Our lovely AG family: The historical collections: Felicity & Elizabeth, Kit & Ruthie, and Julie & Ivy The modern doll collections: Kailey, Lanie, Kanani, and JLY Erin (#27)