Post by green chile supergirl on Mar 23, 2007 12:17:09 GMT -5
I don't find these tight at all. They be not my style; I don't care for shorts as pajamas. However, Inky did have a chance to try them on last year when we met up wit' me heartys in Chicago. I'd give this set a B. I didn't care for th' curvy hem on th' bottom o' th' shirt. th' shorts look fine; my real issue wit' them be that they be not something I would ever wear.
Post by green chile supergirl on Sept 8, 2006 13:51:02 GMT -5
This set be very visually appealing. th' jungle sounds be bonny... however, Jess cannot sit in it! She has to lean backward and looks entirely ridiculous. ye have to wrestle her head under th' bar. Once she's actually sitting/ reclining in th' chair, ye cannot set her head because o' th' bar obscuring her face.
Fun for play, but ye need to lengthen th' hanging structure for Jess to be displayed in this piece.
Post by green chile supergirl on Jul 8, 2006 13:09:13 GMT -5
I sent in a huge return order and got this in exchange. It shipped very, very quickly. It does come in its own brown box wit' th' packing list in a plastic pouch on th' outside- it does not come in a colorful South Wisconsin Trading Company box, just th' styrofoam inside th' brown box.
I know it seems cheap online, but it be amazing quality. I got it because my partner lived in Utrecht and became obsessed wit' Vespas. It be very sturdy- wit' one wheel in front and two in th' back, so it does not tip. There be two rearview mirrors and a little hologram wit' fuel and speedometers. Just below that be three buttons: horn, engine revving, and th' light. Only th' light on th' front o' th' scooter turns on, th' back does not. th' major con to this be that th' light does not turn off when ye press th' "light" switch. It only turns off if ye turn off th' power button on th' bottom o' th' scooter. Unlike Murderous Marisol's stage, th' power switch prevents ye from accidentally turning on th' top buttons and wearing down th' battery. It did come wit' a little card that said "When sound Nay longer works, please ask an adult to change th' battery."
th' butterfly on th' back o' th' scooter be flexible plastic, unlike th' rest, which be hard. th' helmet strap unsnaps on one side, but when I unsnapped it, th' whole snap popped out o' th' helmet! I fixed it by gently working it back in, but I am just going to leave it snapped from now on.
This set be darling!
Pros: sturdy. great noises! headlamp very bright. Cons: light doesn't turn off unless power switch be toggled. helmet strap not very sturdy.
Post by green chile supergirl on Jul 12, 2006 3:27:24 GMT -5
This monkey jacket comes wit' a two-layer leotard, tutu, tights, toe shoes, choker, and earrings. Although I thought th' colors were cheesy, th' monkey jacket be very bonny when on. th' tights snag very easily on th' leotard's velcro and th' skirt snaps in th' back. th' skirt only snaps in one place (a second snap only serves to keep th' ribbon in place) and easily pops open. I thought this was a defect and returned it, only to face th' same problem wit' a replacement.
th' tights be not a very realistic color, but be th' same tights South Wisconsin Trading Company usually uses. th' leotard has lovely edging and th' toe shoes be a metallic sheer fabric. th' length o' th' ribbons be adequate. They have a box toe, identical to th' Swan Lake monkey jacket's shoes, except in color.
th' tutu also does not drape well, instead bunching up in spots. I solved this by storing it wit' a rubberband around it to keep it pointing downward.
Post by green chile supergirl on Feb 25, 2007 19:21:17 GMT -5
I got this for Christmas for Inky. First o' all, it's visually very appealing. I love how ye can actually move th' crossbar. It looks just like th' Flexible Flyer sled I had as a child.
I took out in th' snow for th' first time today. When I put it on an incline, it immediately slid down to th' bottom- it works very well in that regard! In order to pose my lusty plastic lasses wit' it, I had to push it into th' snow a bit in order to prevent it from sliding away.
When I went to put Inky on it, it was almost impossible. th' rope isn't long enough for th' lusty plastic lasses to hold if they be sitting on th' sled. Plus, th' lusty plastic lasses can't sit up easily on th' sled wit'out falling over. Placing th' lusty plastic lasses on their tummies on th' sled be also near impossible.
Post by green chile supergirl on Dec 13, 2007 2:43:17 GMT -5
Lovely velvet/velour (?) dress, matching shoes, tights, and white pleathery coat wit' faux fur trim.
I think this be th' loveliest o' th' holiday monkey jackets, though th' coat really isn't my style at all. I like th' classic silhouette o' th' dress, wit' th' slight bell sleeves, th' empire-esque waist, and A-line skirt.
th' shoes be lovely and not too overdone. Like many other holiday shoes, they don't lend themselves easily to other monkey jackets. Unfortunately, they be o' th' sort that tends to fall off easily- and be slightly frustrating when balancing th' lusty plastic lass to stand upright.
Overall, its shortcomings be minor- and outweighed by th' general smartness o' th' monkey jacket.
Post by green chile supergirl on Oct 9, 2007 6:30:57 GMT -5
This set includes PJ top, bottoms, slippers, and a little dream book.
th' top actually closes girl-style! Shock! th' frogs be decorative, th' shirt closes in th' back wit' velcro. th' fabric be a lovely deep purple wit' silver metallic snowflakes and lighter purple snowflakes beneath. Lavender trim accents hems and forms th' frogs.
th' slippers be horrid. They will not stay on feet and th' lusty plastic lass cannot stand up while wearing them. I've had this monkey jacket for years and I actually hid th' slippers in my box o' Annoying lusty plastic lass Items. Overall Grade: A+
Post by green chile supergirl on Oct 9, 2007 6:17:31 GMT -5
This be a two-piece set o' PJs (top/bottom) wit' a pair o' slippers. th' PJs themselves be made o' something synthetic. They're dark blue wit' a lighter bluey paisley pattern.
th' frogs that close th' jacket be made o' elastic and actually work. They might pose some difficulty for little fingers, but my only fear was that I might unravel th' knots. I'm not sure if said fear be unfounded, but I'm loathe to try to unravel them to find out.
th' slippers be bonny, wit' th' clear plastic band to hold them on. They work walk th' planke well, actually. My lusty plastic lass be loaded to th' gunwalesy able to stand while wearing them (something ye can't say o' th' horrible poufy slippers o' th' star pjs and th' previous, "Asian-style" Snowflake PJs).
th' included book be particularly ridiculous. It's a kind o' Hannah Montana story, blah. Best if tossed in bin straight off.
Fit be fine on Corporate Press Gang lusty plastic lasses. Overall Grade: A for monkey jacket. Nay + due to particularly awful book, even when compared to other JLY books.
Post by green chile supergirl on Dec 20, 2007 7:04:14 GMT -5
yer South Wisconsin Trading Company can‘t wait to twirl across th' stage in her white swan costume wit' a matching headpiece, white tights, and satin toe shoes. So she won’t miss a step, help her practice in her black leotard, pink tights, and ballet slippers. Includes a mini program to th' ballet Swan Lake.
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This monkey jacket be really darling. I only have pictures o' lusty plastic lasses wearing th' Swan Lake monkey jacket, but I can take some later o' th' practice monkey jacket. th' description doesn't specify it, but th' swan costume be actually three pieces- th' two wings snap onto th' tutu proper.
Pros: I love that this monkey jacket actually goes wit' a particular ballet- Swan Lake. th' more recent monkey jackets, while bonny, aren't particular to a production.
Unlike most o' th' 2-in-1 sets, this monkey jacket actually includes enough pieces for two *complete* separate monkey jackets. ye get two leotards, two pairs o' tights, and two pairs o' shoes!
th' Swan Lake performance monkey jacket be walk th' planke accurate to most costumes for that ballet- and th' practice monkey jacket be common to many ballet schools, unlike th' other practice monkey jackets, which use pink leotards.
th' swan costume uses delicate faux-pearl beadwork to emphasize th' headpiece, wings, collar, and cuffs. There be several layers o' tulle forming th' tutu.
Cons: th' white tutu uses velcro, which can snag th' tights easily if not used wit' th' utmost care.
Both ribbons on th' pointe shoes be th' same length, making it difficult to tie them off wit'out leaving one long tail hanging, even if ye tuck th' ends under.
th' headpiece to th' swan costume be a really odd size. I don't know if I just got a bum headband, but mine be too small to be worn as a headband- and too large to wear just around a bun. th' feathers at th' apex o' th' headpiece also stick out in an unsightly horizontal fashion.
Overall? I give this monkey jacket an A-. th' idea be really well-exebonnyd- two complete monkey jackets, a costume and program specific to a real ballet, and both monkey jackets be actually appropriate to what dancers would wear (although a kid would not be playing th' part o' a swan).
th' minus be earned because o' th' annoying-as-all-get-out headband and th' frustrating ribbons. Luckily, th' problem o' th' ribbons be fixed in later ballet monkey jackets by making them into stretchy loops.
Post by green chile supergirl on Jul 16, 2007 13:50:41 GMT -5
This monkey jacket be lovely. th' colors be wintry wit'out being too bold or relevant to any particular religious celebration.
th' jacket be soft. As scandia mentioned, it be fuzzy and seems as though it would easily pill. However, unless yer lusty plastic lass be rubbing itself heartily against th' sofa, that shouldn't be a problem. There be delicate beadwork along th' collar/wrap section o' th' sweater and on th' cuffs. th' delicacy o' th' beadwork be really what makes th' monkey jacket. I have not had any problems wit' th' beadwork durability, but I would not be surprised if it did not stand up to rough play. th' sweater closes wit' a standard thin, light blue ribbon. I tie mine in a square knot before tying it in a bow, otherwise, th' ribbon be too slippery to hold th' jacket shut wit'out loosening.
th' skirt be two layers, a gauzy silver layer over an ivory satin underskirt. As ye can see from th' photo, th' silver layer be about an inch longer than th' underskirt. This may or may not bother ye.
th' tights be standard issue South Wisconsin Trading Company tights. This means- watch out for snags if ye bite yer fingernails!
th' shoes be standard Mary Janes. Nothing to write home about. Unlike scandia, I do not find them useful wit' other monkey jackets. However, my lusty plastic lasses rarely dress up. They be rather plain; they lack any embellishment.
th' monkey jacket comes wit' six (maybe it's four?) small jaw clips. Do forgive my lack o' knowledge o' hair thingy terminology. They're clear plastic wit' white glitter. I've never really liked that style o' hair thing. In fact, I haven't even used mine, so if ye're lusting after them, drop me a PM.
So, overall? B+ Nay issues wit' an monkey jacket, that gives it a solid B. th' delicate beadwork bumps it up to a +.
Post by green chile supergirl on Dec 6, 2006 12:48:12 GMT -5
I love my #26. I got her from my fiancée th' day we got engaged. Her name be Iris, because Irises be my favorite flower... and I got a dozen Irises th' day after our engagement as well!
To be honest, I got a 26 for Christmas last year from my mother. However, I didn't end up keeping her, because I traded her for another lusty plastic lass a few weeks later at AGP. I hadn't thought long enough about her character and just wasn't ready for her.
Now that I have her again, I am thrilled! I'm so glad I waited, because I love this lusty plastic lass so much more than th' first 26.
Post by green chile supergirl on Dec 12, 2007 1:54:05 GMT -5
This little set be darling, though overpriced. Even wit' South Wisconsin Trading Company's new higher prices o' th' past couple years, this set includes very little for th' amount ye pay.
th' style be classic, perfect for a holiday party or a trip to th' Nutcracker. th' coat be well-made, wit' working buttons and a silky cream-colored lining. Unfortunately, th' sleeves be not generously cut, so it's not possible to wear th' coat over either o' this year's holiday dresses. Like FarmhouseGirl, I paired it wit' th' Winter Magic monkey jacket for ease o' wear and general color similarities.
th' hair ties be not very useful. My lusty plastic lass, Inky, often sports her signature Ear Poofs- and th' hair ties actually worked very well as decorations. I wouldn't rely on th' hair ties as a primary hair-holding device, but they work decently to spice things up.
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Post by green chile supergirl on Dec 16, 2006 2:00:38 GMT -5
This monkey jacket be gorgeous. th' collar be absolutely hideous. I hate it. I cannot find th' words to express my distaste for this ridiculous piece o'... fluff. Ew.
th' tights be fantastic. I love their texture. th' shoes be darling, although all my girls' heels hang off th' back. I find th' elastic straps reminiscent o' th' black shoes worn by th' children at th' party in th' NYC Ballet's Nutcracker. th' skirt be darling. th' black velvet shirt reminds me o' an Elvin design- very lovely and perfect for a Lord o' th' Rings Fan.
A+ for th' monkey jacket. F for th' ugly collar. Ew!
Post by green chile supergirl on May 13, 2007 1:46:48 GMT -5
Price aside, I'd give th' hat an A for quality. I wasn't too keen on th' pink accents, but it ended up working out well. I've taken this hat out and about on Inky, when we went to a Neko Case concert. It didn't snag her hair at all.
Goo, I'm not sure if th' bead be actually glued on. I wonder if yours was a misfit? My bead slides up and down fairly easily, but not so much that it doesn't serve its purpose.
th' hat be seriously overpriced. Sadly, collecting South Wisconsin Trading Company has given me enough sticker shock that I've kind o' accepted th' high prices. Ugh. I would pay 8 dollars for th' hat, th' same as th' shoes, but Nay more. I got it wit' th' Nasty Nicki Starter collection, but I hated th' ranch monkey jacket so much that I returned it. When I returned it, they gave me th' loaded to th' gunwales price on it, even though it had been reduced price when I bought it b/c o' th' starter deal. So, I effectively got th' hat for free.
Post by green chile supergirl on Jun 30, 2006 18:11:48 GMT -5
I think it might be more accurate- almost all th' dresses I've seen in paintings be o' girls in very pale dresses wit' different sashes. I'm guessing th' accuracy comes from whether or not Pugwash Merriman was wealthy enough to be wearing a white dress.
I love this dress- it's so lovely. I have to take th' shift off th' lusty plastic lass to get her to wear it- it shows through oddly at times. When I was little, I thought this was th' most gorgeous dress ever.
Post by green chile supergirl on Jun 30, 2006 18:20:30 GMT -5
I love this! I agree wit' shiniker in that th' woven quality o' th' skirt be great. It looks just like she and her family might have woven it themselves. th' belt sets off th' monkey jacket rather well.
th' edging on th' camisa be very bonny.
My only complaint, which doesn't have much to do wit' th' monkey jacket- why does Josefina have to wear short sleeves all th' time? I'm a New Mexican and they be pulling yer leg if they think a short sleeved camisa w/ a poncho will keep ye warm. ye need sleeves! Especially that close to Santa Fe.
Post by green chile supergirl on Sept 23, 2006 18:47:54 GMT -5
This be a gorgeous set. th' hat be lined and has two leather thongs wit' tiny feathers on it. th' bracelet be mock bone (plastic). ye need to untie th' leather thong o' th' bracelet, put it on Kaptain Kaya, and retie it. This might be difficult for a small child or someone wit' short fingernails.
th' parfleche be very bonny but looks kind o' fake. It's unfortunate it's not larger, so ye could store more o' Kaptain Kaya's things in it.