Post by Summer's Mama on Sept 15, 2009 10:23:00 GMT -5
Julie's Bike Release Date September 3, 2009 $80 (price increase to $100 January, 2012) Rating A Ordered on line from www.americangirlstore.com.
Product description by AG "Item# F9984 America celebrated its Bicentennial in Julie’s day, and her patriotic bike is perfect for a neighborhood parade. It features a striped banana seat, streamers on the handlebars, and starry decorations on the rolling wheels. Includes a '70s-style California license plate and a faux-woven basket trimmed with flowers."
This bike is a good solid metal piece with plastic accessories. The pedals have elastic straps to keep the dolls feet in place and a high back seat support so the doll doesn't fall down. It has plastic straps on the handle bars for the doll to slide her hands into. The kickstand is fixed (doesn't move up and down) but it does have wheels on it so the bike rolls freely. So, everything rolls.
The chain is stationary. The pedals can move but they are not connected to anything, though they appear to be. I think this makes it possible for the bike to move along with out the pedals moving and disturbing your dolls position on the bike. The basket is removable. The wheel inserts are also removable. The package also comes with a piece of paper stating why children didn't wear bike helmets in the 70's but that you should.
This bike is stunning in person, identical to bikes most of us had in the 70's and 80's. The details are whimsical. I would probably buy another one if it went on sale. Though the price is a little high, it's a solid metal piece and a joy to have! Right now, it is on display in my room, but I can see my kids playing with this a lot.
This item did not get an A+ because of the price tag. Otherwise, perfect!
Post by Summer's Mama on Jul 30, 2009 10:36:28 GMT -5
Here is the outfit pictured with the sandals from the Hippie Costume. I purchased this outfit, along with the hat, when they were on sale and with a $10 off code. I really enjoy it. I have put it on Kit, Mia, and Josefina and they have all looked good in it.
I have also put the boots on all of the dolls with several different outfits including sundresses and Mia's denim skirt. I like the boots! The hat has yet to come out of the box.
Post by Summer's Mama on Jun 12, 2009 15:27:25 GMT -5
All of the pieces seem really well made. The shirt has ruffles and and embroidered flowers and a key hole. The pants are like sweats, really soft. The shoes are corduroy with a velvet bow. The hat is adorable on the early bitty twin girls. Great colors. I would dress my daughter in a matching outfit. My favorite outfit so far for any Bitty.
Post by Summer's Mama on Jun 11, 2009 10:19:05 GMT -5
I bought this outfit for the hockey jersey. I'm originally from Dallas and their hockey team is the Stars. I was very disappointed. It's way too tight. Hockey jersey's are supposed to be a little loose and baggy. The skirt is also too tight and too short. The hat frizzes her hair up. I do like the hockey stick, puck and little legwarmers.
Post by Summer's Mama on Jun 11, 2009 6:40:06 GMT -5
Here's my JLY 14 that I just sold on Craigslist. Guess you could say I fostered her. Loved the multiple brown tones in her hair and the hair/eye contrast. Hated her bangs. They looked too 80's. Wish they made this doll without bangs. Still cute and I miss her but I know some little girl is going to have a happy birthday.
Post by Summer's Mama on Jun 10, 2009 20:29:09 GMT -5
These pajamas remind me of the ones Mary Lennox wears (in the beginning of the 1987 Hallmark Hall of Fame movie "The Secret Garden") when she's still in India. Therefore I think I really need to get them for Sonali.