Post by sarahgregarious on Jul 6, 2014 9:33:58 GMT -5
When I saw the Himalayan kitty with the Preppy Pet outfit, I swallowed hard at the price and pulled the trigger after two days of debate. Since this review is for the outfit only, I'll keep my commentary to that.
The skirt and collar seem very well made, but it took me a minute to figure the collar out. (It comes flat in the package and I had to recheck the website's picture to see that it was meant to be 'flipped' down.) I like the stretchy material. Mine was impeccably sewn. The collar at first looked too tight for her neck and slicked down her fur, making it look like she had a huge head, but after some playing with it, I'm much more satisfied now. photo 2 by EmmaGaga, on Flickr
The headpiece, on the other hand, is a bit of a confusing disappointment. It is NOT meant to be worn around the one ear, as it looks like on the American Girl website. It's actually a headband. I didn't think anything of this, until I tried to put it on the kitty. It looked RIDICULOUS. Like an eye patch that slicked down her fur in weird places and didn't sit prettily at all. So I left mine balanced on the head to make it look more like the website's picture.
Post by sarahgregarious on Feb 24, 2014 6:45:20 GMT -5
The other members have provided some excellent reviews!
The only thing I will add after purchasing this set on Saturday in Natick -- the bow on the dress is purposefully sewn down to give it a "floppy ears" look. On my dress, it looks like a sad bow but on the direct dress above it looks nice. Anyone who buys their dress in person might want to check multiple boxes if this would bother them. It bothered me but the two display dolls had the "sad bow" look so I assumed they were supposed to look that way. I might try to unpick them and reset it.
Post by sarahgregarious on Nov 17, 2012 12:56:35 GMT -5
I have all except Kathleen and they are truly treasures! I would be more likely to keep these dolls over any of my 18" AG stuff (Felicity not included in that) just because of how really exquisite the details on them are! I still see new details that I never noticed before! Kathleen was my uber want!
Post by sarahgregarious on Sept 12, 2011 8:21:32 GMT -5
But with no music stand, no cello stand, and I heard the rosin isn't real but the original violin's was (though I wouldn't know what a real one looks like), I feel this is a really pricey toy for just displaying (as it makes no noise, whether it be electronic or actual because the bow isn't functional). $48 should have been $56 and included the stand at the very least. How's the poor girl supposed to read her music?
Post by sarahgregarious on Jul 1, 2011 0:23:32 GMT -5
I have both and was just looking at them a couple of days ago - there are definite differences. I have one of the first ones issued and one of the last (in terms of the years they were bought).
Some differences I noticed:
~in her flower wreath (the first was so delicate and made from very soft fabric, but the second held up much better and looked more like the fake fabric flowers you can find in craft stores now. They are very good quality).
~There are two differences in the original one's ears versus the newer one - the newer one has a crease in the ear (it's folded a tad to make it stand up/out) but the PM one I have the ears are *almost* flat, the crease is much less defined. Also, the older one's ears are much bigger!
~The newer one is soooo soft and fluffy, like cotton and bushy, but the older one is a skinnier version with shorter fur.
~This could just be mine... but the older one's fur is all greyish and the newer one is white (but the even coloring leads me to believe it may have been released this way? It's not *grey* exactly... just a lite greyish tint.
~The eyes of the Mattel version are a dark chocolate brown, while the PM ones appear to be almost a (lighter) brick brown.
ETA - edited for a mix-up from exhaustion! Now the description reads more accurately! (See pics below!)
Notice the ears and the wreaths
The PM one looks skinnier when looking head-on
Tail up - Tail Down
I knew I was forgetting something! The PM one is the tiniest bit heavier than Mattel but neither ways anything close to what Sombrita weighs! (That's one heavy goat! I guess the sheep are lighter because they're all fluff!... Like me! )
Post by sarahgregarious on Apr 14, 2011 17:05:15 GMT -5
The wonderful member 'abbylorenzen' has a few of these for sale and has graciously allowed us to include her photos in this thread so everyone can enjoy them!! I uploaded them to my Flickr with her permission and will insert them here. If they don't work please let me know as it's possible they've been moved but I will never delete them! Thank you!!
Post by sarahgregarious on Mar 27, 2011 10:44:40 GMT -5
Isabel was my first GOML and I adore her! She's so delicate looking and entricately done, she earns an A A A A all the way home!! I've never had any problems or issues with her hair net or charms, she's just perfect!
Post by sarahgregarious on Mar 22, 2011 21:14:56 GMT -5
I've got the 'pleather' vest mentioned by a member above and the fit is atrocious! It is huge on the poor doll and doesn't lay right. Now that I know earlier versions fit better I'll buy them! Latest Mattel version - B
Post by sarahgregarious on Mar 4, 2011 17:01:30 GMT -5
I received my set about 15 years ago for Christmas and just dug it out to check on the thimbles and the child's one has the repeating fish symbol. Was 1995 or 1996 around when Felicity first came out?? I'm getting forgetful in my old age, haha! Hope I could help!!