Post by Main Admin Account on Jul 6, 2006 2:49:25 GMT -5
Jess Doll Grade: A
I love this doll. She is beautiful and we haven't had ANY issues. we bought her in January.
She did have a slight head tilt but that just took a little adjusting of her stuffing.
I love her hair colour. It is a deep dark brown with red high lights. One of the nice things about her is that her hair is way easy to take out and re-braid when you want to. She also has a new style part. A blocked zig zag:
We love her and think she is quite beautiful.
Last Edit: Oct 25, 2007 8:02:08 GMT -5 by SproutsMom
Post by Main Admin Account on May 8, 2006 1:00:32 GMT -5
Jess’s PJ’s for Dolls $20 GYON Grade: B
I really like these and they are a wonderful fresh and lively colour. I love how soft and ruffled the top is finished like. The straps and edging are all done with elastic lace. Very nice for fitting it to her or an other doll just the way you want it to.
The slippers are so soft and fuzzy. They have a small flower and jeweled detail. They do come with an elastic strap but I have found the idea to be good and the implementation poor. The elastic is so tight that it shows her feet to far forward in the slipper so that her toes hang off the fronts.
Overall I like the PJ's but the slippers weak points make me rate it a B.
Post by Main Admin Account on Aug 15, 2006 4:24:12 GMT -5
Johanna, any chance you have it on backwards? It's hard to tell in pictures, and I almost always have to take it off and put it back on, because the back definitely lies too low. Actually, I may be putting it on backwards, lol. Anyway, this is how I normally put it on my dolls:
I have no clue. I thought that the back was worse then this side. it is really LOW in my opinion. I will have to look at it again just because I may be a goober and may be doing it all wrong.
Post by Main Admin Account on Jul 5, 2006 21:32:42 GMT -5
GYAB $20 Grade: A
Not much to this little set. It is nice with holigraphic silver stars. The board has a teather line that velcro's around her ankle.
The board also has a bag to store her board in. It features carry handles and a shoulderstrap that clips. The front bottom is mesh so that sand and water can drip out if she put's her board away wet. There is also a handy pocket to store some of her beach things.
Post by Main Admin Account on Jul 5, 2006 21:47:05 GMT -5
Kailey's Wet Suit and Bikini GYOW $22 Grade: B
A really great set for Kailey. My daughter wears a wet suit similar to this one. I think it's wicked cool.
The suit is made from a spandex type material that is much like other AG swim suits released by AG. It's dark blue, lavender, and silver with silver piping. The suit zips in the front unlike most other wet suits I have used for my kids or myself.
There is a small detail on the left leg:
The water socks have a textured bottom. They are made with a heavier Neoprene like regular wet suits and water socks I have for where rocks are.
ETA:Sorry I haven't done the Bikini yet. Hopefully I will get to that real soon.
Post by Main Admin Account on Jul 20, 2006 17:13:59 GMT -5
I love Lindsey too!
Did Lindsey have two box styles? Mine came in a solid, GOT box (there is a sticker on the bottom of the box lid that says Lindsey). I saw one on eBay in a box with a cut out so you can see the face through the box and it says Lindsey on box front. Was mine boxed incorrectly?
It has been pretty typical that dolls bought at AGP have had the windows and dolls purchased over the web or catalog have been a closed box version.
Post by Main Admin Account on Oct 10, 2006 0:43:20 GMT -5
OK so I have to say I really like her accessories. The sweater was lovely and really well made. Her pence is of course cute but it would have been nice if she had something to carry it in. Maybe they will make something eventually. Her ration book was OK. Would have been cool if they had tried to make it look like her mother wrote something instead of just looking like her mom took the time to put it through a lazer printer with a cursive font. Scrapbook is the same ol' thing. But the pictures are cute. I like it regardless and can imaging them drooling over it.
The dog tags are total crap. What trash. They make me angry. It is that blatant disregard for quality that really boogers me. Trash Trash Trash. I will go pay to make little tags on my own with metal. This garbage makes me angry.
Post by Main Admin Account on May 10, 2006 14:14:20 GMT -5
Sugarplum Coat for Dolls $20 GWOG Grade: A
Made of wool in a rich deep purple this coat is wonderful! It's wonderfully finished inside and out. I love the super soft black faux fur trim to the sleeves and collar. That same trim is used on the hat and for the mittens. The coat actually has to use the knots to close as there are no snaps. I waited to snatch this one up from ebay for a reasonable price. I really like it and it could easily fit with Sam or Nellie wearing it.
Post by Main Admin Account on May 23, 2006 16:10:53 GMT -5
Rock Climbing Outfit $24 GDOM Grade: A
A little confusing to put on. Especially if you aren't knowledgeable about how they work. Pretty accurate for what they are like. I really think it is a cool set. Very unique.
The base of the set is the orange spandex tank with red thread. A pair of knee length biking shorts with orange piping and a gray sport stripe down each leg. There is also her red fleece with orange trimmings for her to wear if it gets breezy.
The harness is a great fit. It is also adjustable through the shoulders for the newer dolls that are a little taller in the torso. The dolls legs go through the leg openings and the adjustable straps over the shoulders. I then use two of the three carabineers to clip her harness closed in the front. Safety first a harness like this should close in the front and I don't know why there wasn't a clip built in.
Here you get a nice detail shot of the outfit's piping, the chalk bag and the harness design. You can also see one of the carabineers. We got Silver, light pink, and dark pink with ours. I have looked into other places to see if I can find some this same size and haven't found any yet.
Lastly are her pretty purple faux suede climbing shoes with their soft rubber soles.
Post by Main Admin Account on May 1, 2006 1:43:04 GMT -5
Ruffled Tankini $20 GLOW Grade: B
Of all of the suits AG has made for dolls I like this one the best. It covers well and is cute. Not too low in the rise or too short in the top. I really like the floral sarong. The little flip flops are cute with their jelly type straps but can be a little hard to get on for an adult, let alone a kiddo. I give it a B because of shoe issues.
Post by Main Admin Account on Sept 26, 2006 3:37:00 GMT -5
Starflower Outfit $24 GSOM Grade: A
I simply love this outfit. It has so many pieces and parts it is a wonderful one to have in any collection of AGoT dolls.
It comes with lilac tights that were about the same colour as the tights for the Go Anywhere outfit, but not quite the same. The outfit has a set of faux crocodile clogs with an elastic strap in the back to keep them secure.
The light-weight blouse is like a rayon. I don't know if it really is but it surely seems like it. It velcros closed in the front, and if not done just right the velcro will show. The sleeves come down with a ruffle bell at the end that has a small ribbon attached for decoration.
The teal wrap sweater is lovely. It is a great knit decorated with embroidery and beaded. It closes by the sweater snapping on the inside, then wrapped and tied closed. The small hair elastic is the light lilac and has two small purple star pony beads. A nice little touch.
I really like that the outfit can be changed a bit. Remove the ruffle that snaps into the bottom edge of the skirt. Then remove her sweater, and it is a different look all together.
Post by Main Admin Account on May 7, 2006 2:30:21 GMT -5
Skateboard Outfit Grade: A
I can totally see some girl ripping it up on some ramps in this outfit. It comes with a set of cropped cargo capri pants, a white long sleeved tee, and a short sleeved pink SK8 Girl tee. The cargo pants have a velcro closure in the front along with a black drawcord. Both tees have velcro closures in the back.
Love these shoes! They are a deep burgandy with a pink trim. They have suede uppers and white laces. Just too cute and I was so happy to have found them on ebay! ADORABLE!
Post by Main Admin Account on May 10, 2006 14:38:24 GMT -5
Ski Trip Outfit $24 GWOF Grade: A
LOVE LOVE LOVE this wintertime outfit! If there is one AGOT winter outfit to have this is it. The base of it starts with a cute stripped turtleneck and a pair of knit pink pants with a sporty white stripe down the leg. Put her in these great suede pink boots with white fur trim. These zip up the back to give her a nice clean look. LOVE THAT! Top her off with a bright pink vest with fleece trim. It has a shiny pink matching belt that closes the vest at her waist. One each had she has a white fur mitten with an underside of fleece in the palm. Her hat is nicely finished and lined too.
Post by Main Admin Account on Sept 23, 2006 6:56:00 GMT -5
My guess is that they didn't know what they were selling. The treat bag should go with something else. we have this outfit as well and I agree that the sweater is pretty big. She really ends up looking like a giant snow ball in the thing. But my daughter likes it so it stays around for now. Besides the headband makes a great sparkly angel halo for the holidays.
Post by Main Admin Account on Apr 30, 2006 2:16:27 GMT -5
Garden Party Outfit $24 GEOS Grade: B ****
We love this dress. It looks perfect on ANY doll we have seen it on. The dress comes with a pink under dress and then a mesh type fabric over lay in a floral print. The sandals are a foam type with a suede upper finished with a flowers that have beaded centers. Note that the shoes fall off with super ease and were very poorly designed. Because of that I give the outfit a B. We have to use clear elastics to keep them on. The dresses accessories are a choaker necklace and a wide brimmed hat trimmed with square sequins and beaded centers.
Post by Main Admin Account on May 15, 2006 1:23:55 GMT -5
Flower Garden Outfit $24 GEOF Grade: B
This is a cute little outfit and is pretty simple in its design. It isn't anything to really drool over and doesn't have much in the way of any spectacular details. It is a high-waisted floral dress. Made of polyester. I just felt the set lacked in the fine details and accessories.
The details are found more in the purse and the hat. The small purse is a fully lined little two handled bag with ribbon woven adornment. All of the colours are what you would find in the dress.
The hat is what I find the most lovely of the outfit. It is an organza that is embroidered with a vine design. It fits really well and is just adorable. I did try it on jess and it just really didn't suit her at all. I don't know if it is Emmy with bangs that makes it work but it's really cute on her.
The shoes are a simple strap open toes sandal. They are cream and are made with patent leather. Nothing too great and wonderful about them.
Post by Main Admin Account on May 15, 2006 1:35:06 GMT -5
Fancy flowers Outfit $24 GEOG Grade: A
LOVE LOVE LOVE this! It has all that a girl can love. Glimmer, sparkle, mix and match possibilities, clips, necklaces, bracelets! And a fabulous colour and print!
From the get go, the outfit is two pieces and it just soft and pretty. The top closes in the back with Velcro, the skirt also closes with a Velcro closure. The blue print skirt is just so soft and feminine. I love it! The top is sequined and has a ruffle down the front center.
The outfit also has some of those little details that little girls and collectors love. Jewelry! It has a small beaded bracelet and necklace that match.
Along with those you get 4 small blue pearlized hair clips.
But best yet are the shoes! LOVE these! They shimmer and are just too freaking pretty to pass up! They have the satin fabric shimmer and are trimmed with sequins.
Post by Main Admin Account on May 9, 2006 20:34:47 GMT -5
Dockside Outfit $22 GBOK Grade: B
I like this outfit I really do. I waited a long time to get it at a reasonable price. It is really quite cute. I love the stripped skort and the way it snaps off to one side. It had a Velcro closure under the flap in the front. I like the woven pull over top. That's right, pull over. With to much usage I can see it getting stretched out. A little difficult to get on because doll arms don't bend. It has a small boat button attached to the left front of the top.
I really like the sneakers with their thick laces and multi-colouring. Adorable!
Post by Main Admin Account on Oct 11, 2006 11:53:00 GMT -5
Meet Emmy. She is my dear GT 19 doll with light brown hair and green eyes. I just love her. It is kind of like just knowing that she is there. Like a friend is home if you wanna talk. Just There.
Emmy is lovely with her Light Brown hair and cat like green eyes. She especially looks good in the woodland fairy costume. The green eyes just go so well with it. She looks pretty good in almost anything really.
We love here here. She is the big sister to all the other dolls. She was actually my first EVER AG purchase. Love her love her love her.
Post by Main Admin Account on Apr 25, 2006 16:09:21 GMT -5
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