I purchased this set yesterday and I like it a lot. It is plastic, but plastic well-done, if there is such a thing. My only concern is that the legs on the tripod seem to be on some type of spring and are somewhat loose. I could see this as potentially getting broken very easily by someone in the target age group if they are not careful, so beware. I am glad that the legs adjust on the tripod to give it a little more height. The backpack is adorable and very realistic and so is the camcorder. I love all of the little scenes that go into the camcorder and cell phone. I rate it B+ only because of the loose legs and maximum height of the the tripod.
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Post by Librarian4 on Sept 3, 2016 15:16:53 GMT -5
I have this set and love it. The radio does actually work and has a small antenna wrapped around the back. I was able to get my favorite local radio station and it played much louder than Molly's radio or Julie's stereo. The book is a beautiful abridged version of the real thing and the little blue elephant is a real cutie. There are also stickers but the draw for me were the three larger items I've mentioned. I was surprised it was an actual radio as I thought it would be like Molly's and play Motown tunes and report news of the day. It's a great set. I give it a solid A.
Post by Librarian4 on Aug 29, 2016 17:33:30 GMT -5
Sorry I can't post any pics on this board but just had to share how much I love this doll. I originally was not happy that she would have the Sonali mold as I already had Cécile. But Miss Melody Ellison has stolen my heart. She is a beautiful doll - and really looks nothing at all like Cécile. I think the thing I like most about her is her wig. It really makes a difference. I initially thought her wig might be too short. But in actuality, it looks more realistic. It is so soft and very manageable. My doll, like most when I took her out of the box had the flip on only one side. I wet the other side with hot water and rolled it using the sponge rollers from one of the styling sets. It came out just fine. I am also lucky that my Melody does not have thick bangs. I am not much of a bangs person and I wanted to make sure that the Melody I chose had thinner bangs, which would be easier for me to re-style. I also wanted a Melody with a fuller face and was able to find the perfect girl with both of these attributes. My Melody Ellison is a modern girl and so far, she looks great in all of the modern outfits I've tried on her. I give her an A+.
Post by Librarian4 on Aug 26, 2016 20:18:12 GMT -5
I have this dress and love it. I paired it with Isabelle's coral flats and just love the look. For $14 you really can't beat it. It looks like jean material, but it is not denim, it is actually very soft. I give it an A+.
Post by Librarian4 on Jan 10, 2015 12:58:12 GMT -5
I purchased this set and am very pleased with all of it. It is one of the sturdier luggage sets AG has produced. Love all the little accessories that come with it - especially the little luggage tag, which is made of a faux leather just like a real luggage tag.
Post by Librarian4 on Oct 25, 2014 15:19:45 GMT -5
I purchased this a couple of weeks ago and I must say, with the exception of the clumped together LOVE cookies, I like this version better. I love the color and design of the pail and I think the grapes and meat pie look much better. I also prefer the blue/white napkin. I never had a desire to purchase the first version and I'm glad AG re-released it in the new format.
Post by Librarian4 on Jun 30, 2014 18:48:27 GMT -5
Sorry that I don't have pictures, but I wanted to share that this is a great piece of furniture - very versatile. It's wood and this particular pink color will coordinate well with many existing MyAG furniture pieces. It is a good size and could easily be a small chest of drawers or credenza. It has three nice size drawers for storage. I love the orange vase and flowers that come with it. The flowers appear to be Gerber daisies in pink, red, yellow and orange. The clock is the same as the one that came with McKenna's loftbed set only yellow so nothing new about it. The three postcards are cute but again, similar to those in other sets. All in all, I give the set an A- because they could have come up with a different clock or perhaps another phone, or small television.
I purchased this at the New York store with not much expectation, just thought "Why not, it's only $16." Boy am I glad I did. I have my Lanie wearing it with the floral band around her hair, which is pulled to one side on her right. I've paired it with the green flip flops from the two-in-one blue/green/white swimsuit from a couple of years ago and the yellow sunglasses that also went with that outfit. She's wearing the beautiful scarab bracelet from the seaside tote set. She looks simply marvelous. The outfit and accessories go so beautifully with her blonde hair and hazel green eyes. I am so happy I purchased this outfit.
Post by Librarian4 on Jan 12, 2014 17:34:45 GMT -5
As I posted in another thread, I purchased #31 on Friday, Jan 3. This is the first time I've gotten a doll with the same face mold as another doll but I love her. In my stories she is Aden Walker and she is Addy's great great great great grand niece. She will be one of my modern girls living at the International School of the Arts. BTW, I've never been particularly into styling dolls' hair but I love styling Aden's. I water set it with foam rollers and it turned out beautifully. The warmer skintone coupled with the rich brown hair is a beautiful combination on this doll.
Just purchased this off ebay and I love it - much better than the newer set. My grandmother had bedspreads like this. Very authentic to the time period. Glad I got if for a reasonable price. The set really goes for alot on ebay these days.
I have wanted this bed for a long time but could not justify getting another bed - it is my fifth - really sixth but I no longer have Cécile's. I'm gettjng a new girl soon so I purchased this with the original bedding, which I preferrdd over the newer set for $65. It was in great condition - only used for display. It is sturdy and very well-made. It looks great in my modern room even with the origjnal bedspread. A+
Post by Librarian4 on Aug 30, 2013 22:01:44 GMT -5
Sorry I don't know how to post pics so I can't share that with you. But I had to write a review for this fabulous outfit. The sweater is to die for - extremely soft, beautiful color and design. The leggings are thicker and more suitable for "cold weather." The boots are soft and a lovely shade, which is a cross between pink and lavendar I would say. It pairs extremely well with the puffy jacket and fingerless gloves, which match in color to the boots. The headband is wider than most and is also a nice soft quality and matches the color of the boots. Without a doubt I give this outfit an A++. You'll love it!
Post by Librarian4 on Nov 18, 2012 16:30:45 GMT -5
I have this set and purchased it without purchasing either of the two holiday dresses as I already had a dress I wanted to pair it with. I absolutley love it all, the jacket, watch and nutcracker. Is it overpriced - yes, but isn't just about everythng AG makes overpriced?
Post by Librarian4 on Sept 7, 2012 21:23:15 GMT -5
The accessories are great! Much nicer than I had even expected. I did see the chair as most of the accessories were in the smaller box containing the chair. The chair is really cute and sturdy. Seeing the bed up close at AGPNY, I really like it. For those of you who want a "doll room" you really get it with this set. I give the entire set an A+. I think it is worth the money.
I just received Meatloaf today and I love him. I had seen him at AGPNY and immediately fell in love but I was not in the market for antoher pet. Well I never thougth AG could make a dog that I loved just as much as Coconut but they did. He is well made and has a hard body, but his covering is very soft. He feels like my friend's Shar Pei, which he kind of reminds me of in a way. He has the sweetest expression on his face. A+
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I received Julie's bug a couple of days ago and I love it! Even though the car is plastic, it is very well-made and HEAVY. It's heavy enough to make you think it was made of metal. Even though I wish the doors opened and the windshield wipers worked, it is still really cute and my girls can't wait to have fun washing and riding in it. I think it is well-made despite the fact that it's plastic. The plastic is a lot nicer than that used for the OG jeep.
I saw this doll two weeks ago at an American Girl fashion show at a local museum. At first I did not know which doll she was -the little girl who was carrying her obviously picked her to be her mini me as the doll looked just like her. I finally realized which one she was and I must say I was taken aback by just how pretty this doll is. She was wearing the new Petals and Posies blue dress, which is also a lot prettier in person. That outfit comes with a beautiful blue barrette, which the little girl used to hold the side bang back so you really didn't see it. The mother had obviously done something to make the doll's hear look very full as opposed to slick and close to the head. She really is a brown-haired, brown eyed Kit. Very pretty.
I have Argos and in general I like him but the hair around his mouth and snout is really all over the place. I had to "groom" him a little and cut some of it back. I wish his hind legs could bend like McKenna's Cooper.
I just got this xoutfit (w/o the wreath) a couple of weeks ago for my Cécile. I wanted her to have an outfit to match Addy's plaid summer outfit to use as clothes the girls put on when they are playing together. I absolutely love it!
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Post by Librarian4 on Jan 20, 2012 20:23:31 GMT -5
I just purchased two of the middy dresses off ebay and I am absolutely in love with them. I am using them on Addy and Cécile as their school uniforms because I once saw an old picture circa late 1800s/early 1900s of African-American school girls attending Catholic school in New Orleans all wearing white dresses similar to this - minus the navy insignia.
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I agree that this set is really cute but I think $28 would have been sufficient. The boots were a little hard to get on at first but after a couple of tries (I guess stretching them a little) they went on fine. The umbrella is adorable but even with the little plastic strap it is still difficult for the doll to hold.
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I purchased this yesterday at AGPNY. I really like it. The sweater is really a beautiful deep purple color. The only thing I don't like is that the leggings/tights are a little short as I plan to pair this with the rainy day set that is pictured so often with this outfit. For that I give it an A-.
ETA: I actually think the outfit when paired with the rain set looks better without the leggings.
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