Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Feb 4, 2012 16:10:24 GMT -5
A very sweet board member sent me this lovely dolly for free! I got her in the mail yesterday and I'm very pleased with her.
My Clara is Mattel.
She has a sweet little face. Pay zero attention to AGs fail photography that make her look like Michael Jackson. She's very pretty and feminine and has the softest little expression. Her hair is very soft and shiny, and has some little highlights in it in the right light, tied together by a pretty pink ribbon. The little nutcracker she holds is just adorable. However:
In addition, the nutcracker has stained poor Clara's hand red/pink.
Mine had this as well. I took a Q tip with a small amount of non-acetone nail polish remover and the stain came right off! Took all of 10 seconds and now there's not a single trace. I wouldn't suggest letting a child do this though because the polish remover can also remove any and all face paint, so be sure to not put it anywhere but her hand, or you'll be painting her a new little face!
I love her little "shoes". They're just painted on but they look just so, and I'm not sure removable shoes would have pulled it off the same way.
Also, I do not feel like she'll break if I blink. She's a sturdy little girl. I don't get the fear of dropping her like I do with my 16/17"ish porcelain dolls. I'm quite convinced even if I did drop her on accident, she'd be just fine. I think she's a great toy for a child of 7 or 8+. I also feel like she could be a good gift to an adult who collects porcelain dolls but not AG, perhaps. She's truly a lovely doll just for herself.
Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Feb 1, 2012 18:11:40 GMT -5
Nicki cannot sit in her pink pants. This is a problem. However, when she stands, they look adorable, which gives them some points.
I would like the shirt better without the iron-on or whatever it is. It's only worn with this outfit, to be honest. I never noticed a lack of hem. Ever. Huh. I shall have to go look and see myself later.
The chaps are cute! I love them and have nothing bad to say about them.
I LOVE the boots. I disagree that they match nothing else; they're a great color - almost the color I wanted to paint my room when I was ten (my mother informed me you can't paint small rooms dark colors - I disagreed, of course, but she still made me pick a different shade). Anyway, right now Nicki is wearing them with Gwen's meet outfit (which, granted, was not in existence the year this outfit was sold, but I'm sure something else was that would match).
The bag is cute! I love it.
Over all, I'd give it a B+. It loses points for the shirt that's just "okay" and the lack of ability to sit while wearing.
Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Feb 1, 2012 18:03:01 GMT -5
I love this cute little outfit! I was considering the shoes for Jess (to replace her own meet shoes), so when I saw the outfit being sold on here for a good price, I suddenly realized Nicki could use a cute sundress...
First of all, I adore white sundresses, so of course I loved it in doll form. It's so simple and pretty with the little bit of embroidered detail. It looks ADORABLE on Nicki, and every other doll I've seen it on for that matter! Especially blue-eyed dolls, I feel. Nicki wears the dress with her purple boots (from her own collection). It looks adorable.
The little undergarments are so cute. I love the GOTY special undergarments!
The shoes are, well, okay. I have to fuss with them a bit to get them to look right on Jessie's feet. However they are cute - even my mom made a big deal about how cute they are, and she doesn't collect! - and they do indeed match Jess' meet outfit.
I don't have the headband/belt, so I cannot speak for it.
Overall, it's a great outfit. The dress is now one of my favorite pieces I own.
Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Jan 7, 2012 2:27:27 GMT -5
I love this little set! I have a PC set.
The rebozo has a pretty pattern with nice, soft colors.
The little pouch is just too cute. I love the little button.
The handkerchief has a pretty little flower stitched. Very simple.
The coin is pretty cool, though I'm not entirely sure what to do with it but wrap it up in the handkerchief and stuff it into the little pouch, lol. Still, I like that it's included.
I LOVE the necklace. The pendant is so pretty I almost want to get a second one to put on a normal sized chain and wear it myself! It's so very pretty. When Josefina finally makes her way here, she won't ever take it off!
Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Dec 1, 2011 16:38:01 GMT -5
Got my mini Felicity today! She didn't look too great in the stock photo, seeing her in person at the AGP made me feel a little better, and I ended up getting her on Cyber Monday since she was on sale. She's SO much cuter in your hand! She looks a little crowded in small spaces but looks just darling in 18" Lissie's arms.
Her hair is very soft and shiny, a lovely shade as well. She has a little bit of curl in her locks and her pin curls are just darling.
Her shoes are cute and stay on well. Her pin cap is a little big but nothing too bad, and it looks like you can just snip a thread to take it off if you want to change her outfit.
I was disappointed to find she had no socks or shift. I don't think socks would even fit under the shoes, but my 18" Felicity wears her meet shoes with her Christmas dress anyways so that will be fixed soon after a purchase of the current mini meet Felicity.
Over all I'm very happy with her and she's just darling.
Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Oct 10, 2011 22:00:14 GMT -5
I love this sleeper! It's my favorite of hers. It's so sweet and cute. Very soft. Stood the test of time pretty well. The velcro has pulled but all in things considered, not so bad. Baby looks just darling laying in her little cradle in it! I wish they'd bring this one back. It's so much prettier than the solid colors in my opinion.
Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Oct 10, 2011 21:57:23 GMT -5
GREAT quality outfit. It's very durable. It's easy to put on and looks adorable. I was super excited to take Bitty to the zoo in this outfit. The shoes are cute and easy too.
The glasses are cute, but I would encourage children to leave them at home if Bitty comes on an out-of-house trip with them. They stay on well enough for play inside but I would be concerned about losing them if they went to the zoo or park.
I must say, the penguin dolls are adorable. Love them.
Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Oct 10, 2011 21:52:36 GMT -5
Really cute. I love the whole deal. My dad was in the Navy so my Julie was very happy to show her American pride in her first patriotic outfit. My dress is pretty destroyed though - the velcro ripped the entire dress. I wasn't hard on outfits so I don't know if this is a quality issue or just a bad dress, but it's been sitting in my moms sewing basket for years and should probably just get tossed out.
The hat is nice and stiff to stay up.
I love the little shoes. They're easy to put on and so so cute.
I don't remember the little boat at all. I guess I broke or lost it. So I won't review that.
I'll give it an A, hoping it's a bad dress and not a typical thing for the fabric they picked for this dress.
Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Oct 10, 2011 21:45:25 GMT -5
Really cute, and not the typical Christmas dress. I love the little bows.
Mine looks like the photo above, faded compared to the stock photo. The stockings are still good and playable.
I don't like the kitty in the box though. I love the idea and everything. But her head has always been so squished and just flat and hard when she pops up. Not fluffy and perky like in the stock photo.
B. Lost points for fading (none of my other outfits have) and having a fail kitty. Poor kitty.
Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Oct 10, 2011 21:35:38 GMT -5
Really cute. One of my favorites.
It's all adorable. The hat stays on very well. I love the hat on the big girls too, and the pants can work as leggings for them if you want.
The book and apple amused me a lot when I was little, too. Everyone loves touch and feel. The worm doesn't always like to pop out anymore though. I could have overused it or it was jostled in moving though.
Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Oct 10, 2011 21:32:43 GMT -5
Really cute pattern on her snowsuit. Fun if you plan on taking Bitty into the snow. I didn't, so this outfit didn't get used much. But it's very cute. Pretty easy to get on, but you can't put anything on her underneath
I love the toy. It's so cute. Probably my favorite part of the set, lol.
Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Oct 10, 2011 21:23:36 GMT -5
Love love love this dress. She looks so cute in it, and it works for so many occasions - birthday, Easter, anything you can dress up a little girly for. It's just so sweet and the quality has held up to many years of love.
The cake is super cute, it played a pretty tune. I don't think mine broke (I did, however, lose it).
The ribbons cute, but I lost it too and can't give an accurate review on it.
Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Oct 10, 2011 21:18:48 GMT -5
I have the red one.
I guess someone thought I'd like to carry around my doll like real mothers do, but I didn't like it. It was too confusing for me to put on by myself, and I liked holding my doll. I took my bitty everywhere with me but there's not one photo with this carrier - I always just carried her around and held her myself.
I do like that they remembered a spot for Bitty Bear though. She tagged along with us a lot too, and I guess if I'd used it I wouldn't have lost Bitty Bear on an airplane.
B. I guess it did what it was supposed to do... when I finally got it on. Maybe other little girls would like this whole idea better and learn a technique to getting it on, lol.
Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Oct 10, 2011 21:12:50 GMT -5
This outfit is adorable. It looks like something someone would actually put their real baby in. This was my first Bitty outfit too, which makes it extra special. It's held up very well to all the years of play, and I still put Julie into it now.
I love the little heart buttons, and they snap closed underneath to be easy for little ones to use - all the cuteness with easy play.
I also agree the "B" coulda been left off - I get it, and it's cute, but not everyone keeps their Bitty Baby named Bitty Baby! It surely works best with those who have Bitty's with "B" names. A little bear or flower embroidery may have been a better option.
I actually think the shoes are adorable. I have them in two other colors from other outfits and they were a favorite of mine growing up, and were easy for me to put on - and I'm sure my mom was glad to not worry about shoes being lost (which was really important because I took her EVERYWHERE). I think they're great for kids to play with.
Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Oct 10, 2011 21:00:08 GMT -5
I got this outfit on sale because my Bitty Baby, Julie, insisted she wanted a princess dress. Because I don't have the Bitty Twins, I've never used the prince outfit, but it seems well made and easy to play with (maybe with exception of his little shoes). It's absolutely adorable.
The girls dress is ADORABLE. I love this. I feel like it has 'Rapunzel' written all over it (not Disney Rapunzel, though now that I think about it it's not too terribly off if your little girl loves Tangled). Julie's spent many hours in this dress. She didn't wear the hat much because the strings were a little long and didn't stay on well; I assumed this was because she didn't have hair like the Bitty Twin girls do, and they are who this is intended for. The shoes stay on her pretty well I thought. I haven't lost them and don't remember them ever falling off much.
I do agree though, I don't know how well a small child could use this on their own. I was probably about 11 or 12 when I got this set, so it wasn't an issue for me, but this is focused towards younger girls. I'd give it a B+.
Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Oct 9, 2011 20:33:35 GMT -5
I had this outfit when it was out. I don't think we have it anymore to check how well it was made, but it was fine to 10 year old (or so) me. Nothing ever tore.
The shorts had a zipper closure but I think there was velcro on that little part that comes over (which even on the dolls I personally never understood the point, but whatever). May have buttoned. Kinda fuzzy there.
The top was fun, I really like the bit of lace at the top, but I feel like it mighta been a little short... my Jess halter top did too, so I don't think it's a size problem. I think this must be a typical AG deal for halters, so I would suggest one size up. If nothing else it can be grown into. Disappointing to grow out of it quickly!
Kerchief was also available to go with the outfit.
I'd give the outfit a B+. It was cute but I don't remember being particularly fond of it.
Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Oct 9, 2011 20:18:51 GMT -5
I loved loved loved these PJs. They're made well and stood up to wearing them every night. VERY comfortable. I really liked that they were comfy but could be worn in warmer climates at night (an island and a desert). I was so sad when I left the bottoms in a hotel room when we moved. =/ I still have the top in case I ever come across similar bottoms.
Not much else to say on it really, lol!
A+. +. I'd probably buy them again if I came across them in my size for a reasonable price.
Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Oct 9, 2011 20:02:43 GMT -5
I love this outfit. It's very vibrant and fun - and I hate hate orange, so obviously they did something VERY right with this outfit.
The top runs a little short, but I made it work when I got it, but would suggest getting a size up. I outgrew mine before too long, which was a bit of a downer. Also, right above some of the embroidery it ripped (I'm assuming from the wash). There's a lining so it didn't totally ruin the shirt, but a rip in the middle of a top, even with another layer of fabric, is disappointing. A tank top works with the skirt but without the top it ain't Jess' outfit!
I love love love the skirt. It's so flowy and fun. It still fits me too (I was 12 when I got it the year Jess was out).
For shoes I don't like flip flops so I've always worn my suede light tan cowboy boots with it. I think bright colored converse (in the right colors) would look cute too.
I love it overall. A+ for the skirt, B+ for the top.
Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Oct 8, 2011 22:59:07 GMT -5
Coconut looks adorable - as always. Just need to be careful not to snag fur on the velcro. I think the hat looks really cute a little big. His toy is cute too; I love that they never leave that out. B+
Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Oct 8, 2011 22:57:41 GMT -5
They look super cute together.
The jacket is well made and has a good zipper. The cap is adorable but doesn't always seem to fit the dolls right. I do wish it came with a pair of jeans for a bit more money, but I suppose we should all have a pair anyway! I'd give it about a B.
Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Oct 8, 2011 22:53:31 GMT -5
Coconut looks very adorable in his little wings. They stay on but fit snug; I guess it's better than being loose lol. I love his little bone is like a dogs version of those Valentine Hearts that come out every year. His halo I've always used as a collar. I've always thought that was cute.
This makes for a cute Halloween costume for him too. A!
Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Oct 8, 2011 22:51:02 GMT -5
I think Coconut looks very cute in his little baking hat. I never used the neckerchief much, but it's cute too. I love the stickers! They're adorable. And his little bag so he can hold it is cute both for Coconut and with the dolls. This set gets an A for sure. (:
Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Oct 8, 2011 22:40:25 GMT -5
I've never had any problems with my hair brushes - I've ended up with three over the years (misplacing, replacing, and then finding them again) and they're all fine. Two of them have two bristles missing from being used only on AG dolls over the years but considering how long I've probably had them I think it's fine. I've not had a problem with hair getting caught or the whole thing coming up - weird!
Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Oct 8, 2011 22:37:23 GMT -5
I'm glad it came with two so when you forget where you put one you have the other til you find it
I think they're really cute. I feel like they're almost doll size, too. I don't use them as much for combing curls as much as using it for styling the actual hair style, like pulling it half up and making sure I have the entire wig layer up instead of being messy with part of one layer and part of the layer below it all mixed up.