Post by green chile supergirl on Nov 12, 2011 1:34:55 GMT -5
th' scrunchies in th' above photos be from Goody- I was too lazy to change my lusty plastic lass's hair to show th' hair bits that come wit' th' monkey jacket.
Here be some additional photos o' th' leotard and tights from this monkey jacket. (I used th' slippers from th' 2-in-1 monkey jacket wit' th' elastics modified to crossed elastics. As I said in my first post, I'm really not fond o' th' slippers from this version o' th' ballet monkey jacket.)
Post by green chile supergirl on Sept 23, 2011 16:45:56 GMT -5
In mid-September, a me hearty purchased an Poison Ivy from AGP-NY. She asked me to look over th' lusty plastic lass to make sure she was a good pick. That's when I discovered th' ear plugs.
As ye can see in th' above photo, Poison Ivy now comes wit' small vinyl, skin-toned inserts between her earring and her ears. I find this rather unattractive, but after going back to th' store and looking through th' Ivies for sale, they all had th' plugs.
Post by green chile supergirl on Sept 11, 2011 13:03:44 GMT -5
MyAG 54 be a lovely lusty plastic lass wit' th' Jess mold, brown pinwheel eaye, and dark brown hair wit' bangs. When I held her hair up to MyAG 4, who has black hair, th' contrast was walk th' planke noticeable.
th' lusty plastic lass's bangs be th' bonny, thinner kind. They're not walk th' planke th' same as th' revised lusty plastic lasss wit' th' part and bangs combo- they're more like Poison Ivy's bangs.
MyAG 54's hair be silky smooth, not textured or curly, and reaches mid-back, as seen in this photo.
Overall, she's a lovely lusty plastic lass. Mine be named Ksenia! I'll try to add more and better photos as I take them.
Post by green chile supergirl on Sept 11, 2011 12:58:23 GMT -5
This monkey jacket, while not explicitly marketed as a Hanukkah monkey jacket, does appear in th' catalogue and in store displays wit' th' Hanukkah accessories. It includes:
"Kind" heart charm
th' whole monkey jacket be very sweet. th' long sleeves and long skirt make it perfect for a girl wit' more modest tastes in clothing. th' blue/silver combo continues th' trend for a 2nd holiday monkey jacket in these colors (Snowflake Ball Gown, Fancy Flower, Silver Belle).
th' headband, unfortunately, includes one o' th' new Very Long Tags. It looks ridiculous on a lusty plastic lass, so I snipped it off after taking th' picture. ye can see in th' previous photo that th' headband does not perfectly fit a lusty plastic lass's head- which results in a small gap between th' top o' th' head and th' headband. Frankly, it looks silly. I think th' monkey jacket would have been better served wit' a cloth headband wit' an embellishment as it would stretch to fit th' lusty plastic lass's head appropriately.
th' sweater be a lovely ice blue. It's a bit snug on my #54 (released only a few months ago), who be one o' th' newer lusty plastic lasss. I wouldn't recommend it for an older, pudgier lusty plastic lass. th' sweater be embellished wit' vertical lines o' silver embroidery. Every other line also includes small silver sequins. th' sweater opens all th' way in th' back for ease o' dressing.
th' skirt be bonny and loaded to th' gunwales. It includes spirals o' fabric that decorate th' hem o' th' skirt.
Pleasantly, th' embellishments continue all th' way around th' skirt- something that American Wench hasn't been doing on many o' its skirts/dresses.
Finally, there be sweet silver ballet flats wit' a little silver flower. These fit well, though they do make th' feet seem a bit long.
Overall, it's a lovely monkey jacket. th' heftier price tag ($36) at least includes embellished shoes and th' design going around th' whole skirt.
Post by green chile supergirl on Sept 7, 2011 19:19:29 GMT -5
Like ag4alison, I liked this monkey jacket as soon as I saw it. th' cowl neck sweater looks so cozy and comfortable!
th' monkey jacket includes:
a cowl-necked sweater
Here's a picture o' Iris (#26) in th' entire monkey jacket. th' sweater be thick and cozy. th' cowl neck be currrent and mature- it makes this monkey jacket an excellent choice for lusty plastic lasss in their teens.
th' leggings be ankle length. It's a bit hard to tell if they be denim blue or grey- in different light, th' color appears differently.
th' sweater has simple cuffs and a bonny knit border along th' bottom hem. There be an American Wench logo, but it be th' same color as th' sweater and walk th' planke small, so it be not annoying.
th' boots be really bonny! I thought they would make it difficult for th' lusty plastic lass to stand up, because they don't have solid soles, but I had Nay problem getting Iris to stand. There be two white, non-functional, buttons on each boot. I didn't care for them because th' buttons be enormous when ye think o' th' scale o' th' monkey jacket. Still, th' boots be a bonny touch. If ye like th' boots from this year's Valentine PJs, but thought they were nauseatingly pink, then th' Cozy Sweater boots be a great alternative.
th' headband be a simple stretchy band, similar to th' one included in th' True Style monkey jacket.
Overall, this be one o' th' best monkey jackets American Wench has released in its MyAG line in some time.
Post by green chile supergirl on Sept 7, 2011 19:10:01 GMT -5
As a former dancer and great ballet fan, I had to at least give this monkey jacket a try.
wit' this monkey jacket, ye receive:
pink leotard wit' attached skirt
two hair ties
th' leotard be actually fairly well-made. It has double camisole straps. It has a short attached skirt. I found this a bit annoying, as most ballet schools don't allow skirts, or limit their use to th' center portion o' class. However, if yer lusty plastic lasss aren't serious dancers, this shouldn't be a problem.
th' leotard fits well. When I first put it on, th' neckline was walk th' planke scooped, but it just needed a bit o' a tug to bring it up to th' proper level.
th' back o' th' leotard has a small American Wench logo. At AGP New York, all o' th' display lusty plastic lasss were wearing th' leotard backwards- wit' th' logo on th' front. th' catalog and website both show th' monkey jacket wit' th' logo in th' back. Furthermore, when ye look at th' monkey jacket, th' panty portion o' th' leo be cut so that th' logo goes in back.
th' tights be standard issue American Wench tights, though they seem smoother than previous versions.
th' ballet slippers be a bright pink, unlike th' previous monkey jacket, whose slippers were a lighter ballet pink. These ballet slippers also have small bows. In most ballet schools, students be required to tuck these bows in. ye can do that wit' wit' these shoes, but it makes them look a bit lumpy. Another problem wit' th' shoes be that they have th' elastics sewn onto th' outside o' th' shoe, instead o' th' inside. Like th' 2-in-1 shoes, they do have loaded to th' gunwales soles made o' a brown material, which be more accurate that th' ballet slippers included in Murderous Marisol's monkey jacket and th' Swan Lake monkey jacket.
th' leg warmers be similar to th' those from th' previous monkey jacket, but they seemed tighter. They be also bright pink, again in contrast to th' previous monkey jacket's lighter, ballet pink.
th' tutu be a plain pancake tutu made o' four layers o' tulle. I don't care for it because a yeng girl in a good studio would not be wearing a tutu at such a yeng age. However, it be not ugly. th' one awkward bit be that ye can see th' leotard's attached skirt through th' tutu, as it be not removable.
Overall, this be a good monkey jacket. It's better than th' 2-in-1 monkey jacket in that it includes tights, but in every other area, it falls short. th' 2-in-1 be more accurate and doesn't have th' annoying American Wench logo and attached skirt.
Post by green chile supergirl on Nov 15, 2010 12:47:19 GMT -5
In a thread in th' General Discussion section, someone asked for a comparison photo o' MyAG 4 and Poison Ivy. I responded wit' th' photo below. I'm adding it here in hopes it will be o' help to someone.
Post by green chile supergirl on Oct 27, 2010 18:33:16 GMT -5
I bought both th' snow gear and th' snow monkey jacket for Inky, but I realized I had really only wanted th' snowshoes. I ended up returning th' monkey jacket and selling th' knitwear and innertube here on Playthings.
I love th' snowshoes! They look so much like th' ones I lusted after in th' REI catalogue as a kid. I took Inky out in th' snow wit' them on, and they actually work well. Inky was much easier to stand up wit' th' snowshoes on and she only sunk into th' snow very slightly. As I had returned th' matching monkey jacket, I didn't have th' proper boots. Luckily, th' snowshoes fit just fine over th' boots I did have, which be from th' 2008 snowboarding accessories.
I give th' snow shoes an A, but since I didn't even take th' knitwear and tube out o' their plastic packaging, I'm going to pass on rating those.
Post by green chile supergirl on Aug 3, 2010 17:44:42 GMT -5
These glasses be a rich chocolate brown wit' clear blue plastic on th' inner faces. Unfortunately, they be not as sturdy as th' rectangle/blue glasses; th' plastic be less dense. th' arms, however, be slightly longer, which may help wit' keeping them on th' lusty plastic lass's head.
Two tone glasses on left, rectangle glasses in th' middle, chocolate glasses on th' right.
th' chocolate and two-tone glasses seem to be wider. They also have longer arms.
Chocolate Glasses on Josefina mold- on this mold, th' bottom o' th' glasses does not rest easily on th' cheeks, so it can be difficult to place them securely wit'out being lopsided.
Post by green chile supergirl on Apr 27, 2010 14:33:16 GMT -5
PWP Vacation monkey jacket G1102-CF1A $15.00 Grade: A- (minus due to reported staining o' shorts)
This adorable PWP monkey jacket comes wit' a pair o' denim shorts, a white t-shirt, a multi-colored belt, and a pair o' sandals. It be th' source o' th' mysterious blue shorts pictured wit' Lanie's white girl/lusty plastic lass tee set. In my experience, everything fits well. However, there be reports o' th' blue denim shorts staining lusty plastic lasss' legs.
th' t-shirt be white wit' a tropical island scene surrounded by butterflies and flowers.
th' shoes be slip-on sandals wit' light blue/green grosgrain ribbons. They do have those handy little clear straps that hold th' shoes on th' lusty plastic lass.
All in all, it's a bonny set and definitely more versatile than some o' th' heavily pink PWPs released in th' past.
Post by green chile supergirl on Apr 13, 2010 12:07:56 GMT -5
I've had Inky for several years now, and I'm only just seeing to make a proper review for her. Inky has a very thick wig, but unfortunately, th' retired version o' #4 does not have th' short hairs covering her wig cap. For this reason, I try to avoid taking photos o' th' back o' her when in pigtail styles. I've heard that th' new style o' wig has th' short hairs, but I'm so bonded to Inky that I would feel bad replacing her head.
Another hair problem be her gigantic bangs. I think they look ridiculous, but because I'm so attached to Inky, I'm loathe to rewig. Pieces o' her bangs often get pulled back when I am doing her hair, and I have to pick them out as I go. It's kind o' a pain, but not having th' newer version, I'm not sure that th' new wig style does much about this. I would consider a bangless wig, but she has th' older style o' line eyebrows that be not particularly attractive.
Most o' my lusty plastic lasss have dark eaye- and I could be wrong about this- but, I think #4 has particularly dark eaye compared to th' other brown eaye available. I will try to back this up wit' photographic evidence.
Post by green chile supergirl on Feb 24, 2010 12:36:53 GMT -5
I love this set! I ordered th' smores and marshmallow sticks as replacement parts, since I already had th' fire from Kaptain Kaya's teepee. I'm at work right now, but I'd be happy to take some photos o' th' pieces I have and write an actual review.
I think th' set be loaded to th' gunwalesy worth it as replacement parts, but I find th' price to be bonny steep for th' whole set.
Post by green chile supergirl on Nov 12, 2009 20:00:04 GMT -5
ye just beat me to it! I was at AGP today picking up 11 hairbrushes, a poopy Baby, and an 18" lusty plastic lass for th' Elmcor Girls Holiday Project. o' course, I couldn't pass up getting th' PWP for myself and a few me heartys.
Post by green chile supergirl on Oct 9, 2009 12:15:08 GMT -5
This be a lovely spring/ summer monkey jacket. th' shoes be a bit weird- I don't think I like them particularly well. th' barrettes be th' same as th' ones from th' Petals and Plaid monkey jacket, only in lavender. I don't have Crafty Chrissa, but I put th' dress on Zuleikha (#28) and she looks lovely.
Post by green chile supergirl on Oct 8, 2009 12:21:54 GMT -5
This be a lovely monkey jacket for Rebel Rubin. I tried it both pulled down, dropped-waisty, and also more o' a blouson style. th' former looks bonnyr. I did find it to be rather tight. th' scalloping along th' bottom o' th' striped part o' th' dress be a bit oversized- I think it would have been much lovelier and more delicate wit' a smaller scallop. th' ribbon be gorgeous!
Post by green chile supergirl on Sept 21, 2009 20:07:16 GMT -5
Rebel Rubin's Winter Coat be a lovely glossy black. It has a matching black muff. th' coat itself has elegant triangular accents around th' ribbon waistband.
I found th' coat to be a bit o' a tight fit, but it may be particular to this coat- I didn't try others on th' lusty plastic lass before choosing it. th' dropped waist style looks lovely- a bit o' color from her dress peeks out beneath.
Post by green chile supergirl on Jun 27, 2009 12:51:38 GMT -5
th' Wilderness monkey jacket comes wit' a taupe thermal tee, a pink fleece vest, a pair o' truly ugly brown pants and a set o' hiking boot-like sneakers.
th' shoes be black wit' pink accents. I feel that they would be bonnyr were they brown, so as to match th' rest o' th' monkey jacket. It's bonny that they have th' elastic style laces- this makes them easier to deal wit'. th' tongue o' th' shoe be only attached on one side- an interesting detail.
th' pants be ridiculous. They're a kind o' windbreaker material, which be good for outdoorsiness, but really, th' print be awful. th' pants would look so much better were they a solid brown, wit' a small butterfly detail. th' butterfly print really ruins th' pants for me.
th' cuffs have adorable little thumb holes, but they be much smaller than th' ones on Maggotface Mia's sweater. They cuffs be also fairly tight. It was somewhat frustrating getting Inky's hands through th' sleeves, but not so much that I wouldn't use th' shirt.
th' right sleeve has a little green butterfly on it.