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.