The only negative I've heard is that people wish it could hang and not just sit somewhere. I have some of the holiday minis but I don't care for the shelf. I just like to pose my minis doing things around the house instead.
My daughter and I looked at the piano at AG MoA. I hate to say but even my 7 year old daughter thought that the piano felt and sounded cheap. It's all plastic which you probably guessed, but very thin plastic at that. I feel like it could be easily broken if played with by younger children. The dolls do not sit on the seat very well and need to be balanced. The sound coming out of the piano is horrible - sounds like a cheap children's toy keyboard. It could be fun and would make cute scenes but to me it is not worth anywhere around their price of $150. I'd say $50-$75 tops is what I'd pay and that's only because of the AG tag which is kind of lame. Probably cost them $10 to make in China.
Last Edit: Nov 9, 2011 11:38:08 GMT -5 by Sew_Sweet
#32 was our first ever purchase and experience with American Girl dolls. We picked this one because our daughter wanted one that looked like her - and this was the closest one we could find - even though the eye color is wrong.
Now that I've seen and felt more than one AG doll and have something to compare to, I feel the wig of this particular girl is definitely on the thin side - and ours was even a little dry right out of the package. I didn't think anything of it really until we received Felicity - and wow what a difference! If I had known better I probably would have looked through more dolls.
But hair quality aside - she is an adorable doll. I agree that she does look a little more young than some of the models - perhaps because of her shorter hair and baby blues. She just has a sweet look about her and always looks like she would be cheerful and happy. My daughter loves her to pieces - that is the most important thing!
My daughter just got her first bitty twins - the blonde girl and boy. I'll try to get some photos to add to this post.
They are very cute BUT - I do have one severe complaint about the girl. Her haircut! Apparently the Bitty Twin girls were not designed to have their hair taken down out of their pig tails. That was the first thing my daughter wanted to do with her twin - but we discovered what a horrible butcher of a haircut the bitty twin girl had! The hair is all short and thin in back - it looks atrocious. There is really no way you could put the hair down on a twin girl and have it look good. They were apparently designed to ONLY have their hair in pig tails. This seems a bit odd to me - I have no idea why they'd choose to do that but I wanted people to be aware.
Everything else is great though - the twins are adorable.