I love Molly's PJs. Recently bought them on eBay, so Molly has not worn them yet, but they were one nightwear that I always wanted the most out of the historical nightwear. They are tagged 1990 Pleasant Company, and the material is sturdy yet soft.
Definitely cannot wait to have a slumber party between by dolls!
My Molly was my first doll ever from AG, received in 1994 as a First Communion gift from my parents. I wanted her first because she had glasses like me and also we share the same birthday.
The doll has held up above average. Being she was my first, I played with her a lot, and was not as careful as I was with my dolls after Molly.
The pluses: - She has a soft huggable body - I love her hair plus eye colour combo - Her outfit felt very practical for her time period
The minuses: - Her hair has become really dry. I attempted to wash it once with baby shampoo, and it helped a little, but it is still very dry. - Her left eye has the awful silver eye. I am not sure when this happened, as I had Molly stored away while I was in high school and college. But I don't want to send her in, because I like her soft eyelashes. - Her shoes. Those awful thin vinyl Mary Janes. I think saddle shoes would have been better, and more age appropriate. - Her glasses. They never consistently stayed on her face, and I broke them some time ago. The shape of the ear piece just made it difficult to stick around her ear, especially with her hair in the braids. I have ordered the newer Mattel ones, as poor Molly has been going blind for over 10 years.
Otherwise, I love Molly, even if her stories were not my top favourites. Her raincoat and umbrella is my favourite outfit to put her in, as I just think it is so adorable.
I love my Sam. She was my third doll I got (Kirsten beat her by 12 hours - Christmas Eve vs Christmas Day). While her stories were not my top favorites (4 out of the 6 books I liked), I played with Sam quite a bit. She just has an adorable face/hair/eye combo.
Her hair has become a bit dry/poofy at the bottom 2-3 inches of her hair, but it is a realistic colour. Her face paint has remained intact, as I can still see a faint pink-peach colour on her cheeks and lips. I also like that her eyes are the decal eyes, so there was never as much worry about silver eye, as has happened with my poor Molly.
For her meet dress and accessories - they are alright. Her dress is time appropriate, but I do not care for the colours. The shoes are way too cheaply made, compared to Felicity's or Addy's that PC came out with.
Her accessories are adorable. My only gripe is that with the hat being a velor material, it attracts dust way too easily.
I just got the dress in the mail today (a fair price on eBay). I absolutely love it. As someone mentioned, it is not too frilly like Sam's Birthday dress or her Christmas dress. Basic, yet appropriate for her time period. So happy!
And Sam is finally happy she has another outfit other than her meet dress to wear! (Only took me over 15 years, haha.)
I have Se Ah modelling the beret and mittens. I love the beret, and I think it looks great on a lot of dolls with dark hair especially, though probably on Felicity or Mia who have red hair, not so much.
The mittens, as someone else pointed out, are HUGE. I found it a bit hard to pull them up far enough, especially with the coat on, so poor Se Ah looks like her is wearing mittens 3 sizes too large.
I absolutely love this desk, as with the other reviews, it is multifunctional, and overall mostly durable. I have not had a problem with dings and marks. And it is great since it can hold two dolls. Would definitely give it an A.
I got my Addy bed in 1995, and while I like the overall appearance (similar to my childhood bed in terms of the shape of the wooden frame), I found it a bit delicate. While I was careful with my collection, I had the bed out, and I accidentally fell on it while playing, and one the the legs snapped (toward the foot of the bed). My mom glued it back on, but I feel that at least the older beds like this one are a bit more of a display piece than a out in the open play piece where energetic kids can bump into it.
I got the bed along with the tufted bed set on eBay. I really like the sturdiness of the bed (the only other bed I have is Addy's, and once I accidentally fell on it as a child, and the one leg snapped, so it was glued back on). I find that it comes apart easily, and I like how it can become two beds, and thus hold two dolls. I am not too big on the green colour (reminds me for some reason of a prison bed), but the flowers help distract me a way from that thought a bit.
I find the mattress a bit thin when it is spread out as a double. Also, if it can be utilized as a double bed, why were there not two bed pillows in the set? For that reason, I would only give it an A-.
I got the set on eBay, along with the bed, and I rather like the set. I was surprised by how big the blanket was. I agree that the throw pillow seems a bit small, in proportion to the doll. I love the rug (have an exact same one in neutral colours outside of my door, haha). Overall, I like the set, but maybe I am also partial because there is no pink.
I just got my Kit in the mail from agundone (thanks so much!).
I must say, I absolutely adore her. The pictures in the catalog and on the website do not do her justice. She is much more adorable in person.
This is my first Mattel doll, so I now understand the bit about the harder vinyl, plasticy eyelashes and more facepaint! I am not sure if this is common, but when I laid her down facedown to fix her clothes, her eyelash "fell in" a bit, and I had to repull it out carefully using tweezers.
Also, she does not seem taller than my other dolls?
Otherwise, I just love her and cannot wait until my accessories and school outfit come in the mail from AG.
I got mine off eBay, and at least the skirt is tagged PM (the seller did claim the whole outfit was PM).
Overall, I like the outfit, though I admit, I am VERY partial to blue (my own wardrobe has a lot of blue and neutrals). The skirt is made of a nice sturdy material, though I agree with an earlier post that it was a bit of a squeeze to fasten the velcro. The blouse is a bit tight on Josefina's shoulders. The sash of course helps finish it off.
I would give it an A-, just due to the blouse issue. Otherwise, it is a simple yet pretty outfit.
I really love the dress! I had a plaid dress for Christmas one year as a girl, and always wanted this for Addy. I found it for a reasonable price on eBay.
Mine is PM. The material seems quite sturdy. It fluffs out easily, and stays that way. The green ribbon is surprisingly long. The one sleeve is a bit wide, like the elastic stretched out a bit, but it may just be due to the fact I bought is used.
Otherwise, totally as A from me. Need to try it out on my modern doll as well at some point.
Note: I had a colour filter on my camera, and was too lazy to take it off, so it isn't quite this bright. LOL
I also got my AGoT #4 when they first came out, and I agree that I do not remember wearing anything like this as a girl in 1995. I didn't mind the vest, white shirt (mine has the snaps) and the black flats, but magenta is not a colour for me.
As for the shirt, I think I read somewhere that the first version came with the snaps, but due to complaints of the functionality/longevity/difficulty of the snaps, PC replaced then with the velcro.
I have a #4 from when the Girl of Today line first came out. Her hair is still in great condition, despite keeping in down most of the time. I never bought a lot of outfits for her, but now I am scouring for outfits, since she does deserve them.