Post by Ms. Notorious on Dec 4, 2013 20:57:39 GMT -5
Normally, I keep my reviews to my YouTube channel, but I wanted to do a very light view of Picasso before he sells out. I won’t post pictures because he’s literally a horse of a different color now and I didn’t take any pics of him in his factory state.
This is my first AG horse, and I was impressed with how well he’s made. He’s incredibly sturdy. So much so that I took pictures of him on the beach and the ankle deep moving water (his ankle, not mine) did not knock him over despite the fact that he was only lightly pressed into the stand. As someone who is getting back into photography, the poseable leg and neck make it possible for you to get some more realistic set ups. His coat is soft and stretchy and his mane is silky and fun to brush.
For anyone who wants to make him a darker color, his coat takes diluted acrylic paint extremely well. I wish I could afford another one to keep in his factory state, but he’s almost as much as a new doll! That’s OK. I do think the horse is worth the money and has great play and photography value.
Post by Ms. Notorious on Jun 26, 2011 14:58:10 GMT -5
I got this set for my mother at AGPDC. I absolutely love the basket and the strap. Without any prompting, my mother said that it was as good as the pre-mattel stuff she owns. However, neither one of us was impressed with any of the food. It looks cheap, is clumped together, and is hard to identify without reading about it. We just use the leaves, which are very plastic, to pop out of the basket to make it look like she is harvesting something. My mom just left the rest of the food in the box and put it in her closet.
Post by Ms. Notorious on Jul 18, 2009 16:25:15 GMT -5
After taking to heart some of the words on this forum, I decided that this should be my first Mattel purchase. I purchased it at AGPNY.
I like the light and summery feel to the dress and it uses enough fabric that chunky PM girls can wear it without being squished. I agree with Alice about this dress being thin, but not cheap. The only thing I don't like about it is that the cut shows Addy's neckstrings. My Addy generally wears her hair up, so this is an issue for me. Overall quality - B; Style/look on Addy - B+
Post by Ms. Notorious on Jun 19, 2009 1:10:29 GMT -5
This one of my favorite dresses for Felicity. I used to adore it in the old PC catalogs, and I love it even more in person. It's so summery and ultra-feminine, and the pure white is flattering on her. I love the detail around the sleeves and the lovely blue sash. The slippers look awesome (I want a pair), but are hidden underneath the dress. I always display Felicity with her foot sticking out a little when she wears this outfit to show off the shoe.
But the show stopper in this outfit is the lace cap and hat. It takes some work to get it on at times, but once you have it secured, it's just darling. The whole outfit totally strikes my fancy. I can just imagine Felicity walking around on her grandfather's plantation looking cool and ladylike.
Post by Ms. Notorious on Jun 8, 2009 17:08:38 GMT -5
I wanted all of my girl's to have their LE outfits, so Kirsten's skating coat was a must. I got the complete set from another collector and quite frankly, I don't see why she chose to give it up.
The coat is beautifully made. You can tell it's made from a real blanket because it's so warm and thick, and the red trim on the bottom, sleeves, and hood are extremely flattering. The buttons look like they're made of tiny horns and the hooks are genuine leather. The scarf is very well knit - even more so than Kirsten's PM knit woolens. I like the fact that it's stretchy but still quite sturdy, and the signature heart and squiggles keep the Nordic feel that I love.
The skates are bigger and more sturdy than they look in pictures, but they are still on the delicate side. Kirsten will probably hold hers whilst on display, not wear them. I saw just the skates go for almost what I paid for the entire outfit on ebay last week, so I'm not sure I can afford replacements!
This outfit is now in my personal top 5. The detail, quality, and general look on Kirsten is amazing. A+
Post by Ms. Notorious on Jun 5, 2009 9:17:50 GMT -5
Of all the PM dresses, this is my third favorite for Addy. The cream color looks really nice on her and the textures of the pinafore and blouse are really a nice touch. I love the pattern on the socks, and the snood with the canary feathers tops it off perfectly.
Post by Ms. Notorious on Jun 4, 2009 21:14:35 GMT -5
I was ambivalent about Addy's Stilting, but I wanted to get my girls their LE outfits, so I got this from a board member. Luckily, I like it much better in person. The color looks good on Addy, and the contrasting trim (which I found unattractive in photographs) really works nicely. I know all of her dresses are period pieces, but this dress really screams "Civil War/Victorian Era". I can totally see Addy wearing this on the streets of 1854 Philadelphia. The fabric is medium weight and the pants are really adorable. Addy is going to be wearing this one for a while.
Post by Ms. Notorious on Jun 4, 2009 19:01:47 GMT -5
I got the PM version from another collector, and I actually didn't like it much when I pulled it out of the box, but it looks great on Lissie! It's a nice heavy fabric that is sturdy but not stiff. The hood frames her face nicely, but isn't overpowering. The ribbon really is a nice touch.
Post by Ms. Notorious on Jun 4, 2009 18:55:40 GMT -5
I couldn't wait to get this dress for Lissie because it was always my favorite in the catalogs. So, I was disappointed at how off the color looks on her. Having said that, it's still a gorgeous dress in it's own right. I love being able to change the stomacher.
Post by Ms. Notorious on Jun 4, 2009 18:48:08 GMT -5
I didn't think I would like this gown so much because of the color, but I think it looks really good on Felicity. Both my dress and my doll are PM. The pinner stays up without the pins which is really useful. The dress works well without the pinner and with other doll's aprons, which is a total plus. But I think the flowers on the pinner really completes it by making the dress springy and cheerful! When I feel depressed, putting Lissie in this dress always lightens my mood a little bit. The socks are really darling, and it's almost a shame that it was very unladylike to wear a dress that showed any leg. I feel compelled to show onlookers the socks whenever Felicity is modeling this dress in the living room!
Very cute, got them last week. Sturdy sole. My biggest issue is that I had to struggle to get them on her barefoot, and they won't go over thin socks at all. My Addy is early PM, so that may be the reason.
No, I believe the shoes are just made small. I got the lace-ups in 1993 (the same year I got Addy), and they have always been difficult to put on her. I never use them for that reason.
Post by Ms. Notorious on Feb 9, 2009 16:25:38 GMT -5
I just got mine last week and it's stunning. VERY well done.
ETA an actual review since Lissie is wearing hers at the moment. I feel inspired.
This is quite possibly one of my favorite outfits for Felicity. The color looks amazing on her, the outfit really epitomizes the time (for me at least), and the detail is lovely. Mine is real wool, which I prefer for quality and looks. The only downside is that I have to stuff Felicity into the skirt, which I find odd since both the doll and the dress are PC. You can't see it because the jacket overlaps the band of the skirt, but if I actually played with my doll, the velcro popping off would probably be a problem.
I don't have any problems with frayed edges or anything coming undone. The feather in the hat, however, is very delicate and is starting to break apart. I have to be very careful when handling it, which is fine for collectors, but not so much if you're giving this to a smaller child to play with.
Grade: A- for the hat and small sizing issues. Otherwise, it would be an A+.
Post by Ms. Notorious on Jan 24, 2009 0:46:16 GMT -5
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This dress recently became my absolute favorite out of all Addy's PC dresses. It really reminds me of something from Little House on the Prairie, which might be the reason I'm so fond of it. The color looks amazing on Addy's "skin", and the white trim around the collar, cuff, and hem is just the right touch. I also love the tiny white dots. The material is heavier, which I prefer for durability.
The little detail of Lincoln on the sash makes me, quite frankly, nostalgic for the amazing detail that PC was known for. I also love the fact that the sash snaps, which makes it easier to put on. The dress is fun and festive, and could double as a Christmas/Holiday dress for another doll in addition to patriotic holidays. Also looks cute with her apron! A!
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