Post by Thimbleberry on Sept 20, 2007 12:17:17 GMT -5
(price increase from $28 to $34 January, 2012)
I can't post a picture of this item because I've returned it. Everything looks as cute as can be with a lot of details but my record player made such a loud, kind of grinding noise that I could barely hear the music no matter how much I turned up the volume. I know some people have said that theirs sounds like a real old fashioned record player with backround noise but trust me, if the noise was as loud as mine was they wouldn't be saying that. Totally unacceptable. Also, 2 of the 3 records played the same song and the 3rd was blank & didn't play anything. I did figure out how it worked & snapped the records into place but that wasn't the problem. Evidently a lot of these record players are defective like this so I would recommend that anyone getting it should get some batteries & try it out right away to make sure it works. I've sent mine back & will wait till later when they've hopefully ironed out these problems. I still want to own the thing, it's so cute.
Post by Thimbleberry on Jan 21, 2008 2:07:41 GMT -5
I just got this outfit & really like it except for 2 things. It definitely should have come with matching satin panties. I took tap dance lessons when I was little & can guarantee that the costumes with short skirts all had matching panties. Also, those holographic stars are completely out of place on a 1940's outfit. They probably would have been sequins. Otherwise it is appropriate & well-made. I especially like the cute tap shoes.
Post by Thimbleberry on Jan 10, 2007 1:58:01 GMT -5
I received this for Christmas and am very impressed with the detail. I'm an antiques dealer so I've seen lots of these and this looks EXACTLY like a real one. Of course you can't move the slide to adjust the focus but you couldn't really look through it anyway because our eyes are too far apart. I'd give Samantha's stereoscope and view cards an A++.
Post by Thimbleberry on Sept 21, 2006 20:36:33 GMT -5
I bought my PM Addy within a week of her 1st release. She has beautiful thick hair that has a very realistic texture. She is however, too chubby to fit easily into some of her outfits. She is the fattest AG doll I have.
Post by Thimbleberry on Jan 18, 2008 15:41:56 GMT -5
I really like the indigo skirt because it looks like one she would have really worn. It's also the heaviest skirt she owns so in the winter she wears it with her long sleeved camisa from the Harvest Outfit and her boots from the Riding Outfit with her thickest stockings. And, of course, her poncho & black hat.
Post by Thimbleberry on Nov 17, 2006 12:26:29 GMT -5
I bought my Josefina about 1 week after she first came out & have always thought she was extremely beautiful. She doesn't stand too well on her own though. I can now see the differences between my doll & the new ones because I just ordered two for gifts & got them yesterday. The new ones have a much wider, fuller face, a wider mouth with less color, an overall different face color, sort of yellowish with less (or no) cheek color. They also have a shorter braid & lighter color moccasins with synthetic laces instead of leather ones. They are still nice dolls & I'm happy with them but I'm so glad I have the old one.
Post by Thimbleberry on Aug 28, 2007 10:29:22 GMT -5
I got my darker skinned Kaya the minute she first came out and yes, her legs are pretty loose, so much that she can't really stand on her own. She came to me that way but I can't send her back because she's my favorite doll. I don't think she looks sad, more like thoughtful.
Post by Thimbleberry on Jan 13, 2007 0:56:05 GMT -5
hmmm...I don't know if I should give up & have a typewriter that doesn't ding or ask them to send one that does. To answer Goo's question: Kit's typewriter looks great & is nice & heavy. Each key doesn't depress but each row does. It makes a nice clacking sound. Only one letter arm actually moves to strike the paper but I don't think it would have been possible to make one with all the letters working. There is also a bar piece that holds the paper down. I like it a lot but I really hoped for a ding.
Post by Thimbleberry on Jan 11, 2007 21:00:31 GMT -5
I received Kit's typewriter for Christmas. It doesn't ding. I called up AG & asked them if was supposed to & they confirmed that it is. They sent me out a replacement. It doesn't ding either. Does anybody's? How do I get mine to?