Post by Marisol Grace Girl on Jul 6, 2007 17:34:15 GMT -5
Grade: A for quality, B for appeal.
Pro's: It's soft and nicely made.
Con's: It's not really something special.
Detailed Review: The nightie is a very good, quality piece of clothing. It is made of soft flannel. I payed $8 for mine, and I probably wouldn't pay more than $10 for it because it is only one piece. I believe it originally came with a pony tail holder, but it's probably not worth looking for a complete set, as the hair band isn't really essential. The nightgown only got a B for appeal because not many girls wear those type of pajamas any more, it was more in style in the 90's I guess. It reminds me of something I would wear when I go camping, so for that purpose it is very nice.
Post by Marisol Grace Girl on Jan 19, 2008 2:01:41 GMT -5
I'd give them a B. I broke the first pair (only God knows why, they were just broken when I found them one day) but I loved them so much I bought a replacement pair. These have not broken yet. They are so adorable! I think they look wonderful on Felicity, who I have turned into a today girl, Leighanna. So they are Lei-Lei's glasses.
Post by Marisol Grace Girl on Jan 19, 2008 2:06:02 GMT -5
I LOVE the necklace, it is gorgeous. And I absolutely ADORE the menorah. It is heavy and well made. However the candles are plastic, and very easy to lose. I have lost several. Also they are just candles, no fake flame or anything. Also the coins are very cheap, light, plasticy. But the other items in this set make up for it.
I give this set an A-. It is a good price, though!
Post by Marisol Grace Girl on Jan 19, 2008 2:13:45 GMT -5
These are cute but I bought them and upon putting them on several of my dolls, I realized they are not the glasses for me. The frames are a bit bright, and a bit thick for what I have my dolls to wear (if they are of that colour, I would expect them to have a thinner frame). I don't know, I didn't really like them. Also they seemed more cheap feeling than other AG glasses, but that is just a matter of opinion; these are made of plastic.
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Post by Marisol Grace Girl on Jul 19, 2006 16:02:04 GMT -5
OK< these are pretty cute. They are VERY FRAGILE, however, so be very careful with them. Not reccomended for people with cats. I dropped my addy figurine from about three feet onto our carpet and the thumb came flying off. I now have a thumbless addy.
Post by Marisol Grace Girl on Jul 6, 2007 17:46:21 GMT -5
Girl of Today #6, Blonde Hair and Green Eyes Grade: A for cuteness, C for quality.
Pro's: She's adorable.
Con's: Horrible hair.
Detailed Review: I bought grace 3 years ago. Her hair is shiny and gorgeous and beautiful, but the wig cap has been beaten up so much just from gentle brushing! Her hair itself is gorgeous, but the wig cap is terrible.
Post by Marisol Grace Girl on Jul 6, 2007 17:29:34 GMT -5
Elizabeth's Tea Lesson Gown
Pro's: The outfit is nicely made and is very pretty.
Con's: I didn't like the shoes, but these can easily be substituted with her meet shoes.
Detailed Review: The dress is very pretty and has the look of linen (imperfect texture) which adds character, but feels like some sort of polyester blend. It is very nice. The lace and detail on the dress is very pretty. Individually I gave the dress itself an A. As for the mob cap, it is very pretty. It is made very well and has a pretty ribbon accent, so it gets an A. The shawl/handkerchief which goes over the dress is nice but nothing special. My 'Lizzy tends to wear the outfit without it. The pin is kind of cheap. I give the shawl a B. The shoes are boring plain light pink slip ons and are not historically accurate at all. Plus they will not fit with the socks on. Overall the outfit is a must-have but I would use different shoes!
Post by Marisol Grace Girl on Jul 6, 2007 17:39:31 GMT -5
Grade: A overall. (A- for hair)
Pro's: Elizabeth is so pretty in person. She has a beautiful, unique look/
Con's: Her hair is very long so it is a bit difficult to take care of.
Detailed Review: Even though I told myself I would NEVER get this blonde Elizabeth "imposter", I ended up walking out of American Girl Place Chicago with her in hand. She is a beautiful doll and I have not regretted buying her even once! She looks beautiful as a today girl especially! The Horse Lover outfit and Sightseeing Outfit look stunning on her! Her earrings are sweet and shiny and plain so they look great with any outfit.
The outfit was nicely made. I loved all of the pieces of it and have nothing negative to say about any of them! I just loved them! The dress is so lovely in person, the socks are great as are the shoes, shift, and hair ribbon.. I love Elizabeth!
Post by Marisol Grace Girl on Jul 2, 2007 11:30:00 GMT -5
Molly's Route 66 Outfit
Pro's: Gorgeous outfit, nice fabric, great quality!
Con's: Couldn't think of anything negative except: that for me, it takes too long to put it on! You have to button each individual button because it doesn't close with velcro. But, for some, this just might add some historical appeal! Detailed Review: LOVE IT! This is my favorite outfit for Molly. The fabric feels like linen-type and is very pretty. The detail on this dress is so amazing... I just adore those sweet flower buttons! The dress buttons closed. It does not have velcro. The hat to finish it off is very cute, but I don't tend to use it because I don't want to mess Molly's bangs up. It still looks very cute without it.
Post by Marisol Grace Girl on Jul 2, 2007 11:35:56 GMT -5
Party Games (Retired)
Pro's: The quality... definately! The bottle is made of real glass, the clothespins are just adorable! The set is very cute.
Con's: The skates, I have to disagree with the others, aren't the best quality. I can't compare them to the newer skates because I haven't seen them in person; but these are chinsy and fake looking.
Detailed Review: The items in this set are very cute, and beacuse of the (overall.....) quality are worth the price. I wouldn't pay more than $20, though, just from opinion. The set has play value, but it's kind of fragile so I don't know if I'd want to play with it anyhow! I haven't used it yet, it is living a shelf life out in the closet. I tend to break these type of things!
Post by Marisol Grace Girl on May 30, 2007 20:31:16 GMT -5
Felicity Doll- Mattel w/ Traveling Gown
Pro's: Felicity is a beautiful doll, with lovely natural-colored hair and pretty pincurls.
Con's: Her outfit is a teensy bit cheesy. And, as for personal opinion, her eyes are a bit too bright.
Detailed Review: I received Felicity as a Christmas gift 2 years ago. I've always loved her stories, and was excited to get a Lissie of my very own!
For the outfit: My favorite part is the socks. They are so versatile and well-made. My least favorite part is the necklace. The necklace does not seem at all authentic, but I am no expert. It stretches as well as having a clasp, and is made of fabric. The coral necklace was probably more accurate. The dress is a bit chinsy. I loved the print and embroidery, but the fabric was this slippery-cheapy fabric. I was hoping for it to be cotton which would be more time-period correct. The shoes are nice too, very versatile with most of Felicity's everyday outfits... They look nice with her riding outfit and Rose Garden gown especially. I REALLY like the shift. I hated the elastic ones because they always got SO stretched out. If you're like me, the velcro is a lot better and longer-lasting! But, you've got to be careful to close it nicely so it doesn't get caught on anything.
Now... Onto the doll herself. Now, don't get me wrong, I really like Felicity, but her eyes are a bit too bright. They seem unnatural. However, they are quite pretty if you overlook that they seem very fake (they look almost like Felicity is wearing color contacts). Her hair is pretty and natural looking, but is more of an auburn color, not red. I don't like the bright red of the earlier dolls and I prefer this color. The best color, though, would be in-between, a little more red than this brownish one. Overall I would give Felicity an A-, mostly because of some of the outfit... and the bright eyes. However, if you really like her, don't hesitate to get her! You will love her!
Post by Marisol Grace Girl on May 30, 2007 20:18:30 GMT -5
Felicity's Four-Poster Canopy Bed
Overall rating: A
Pro's: The bed is cute (and is not made of plastic)
Con's: The wood in the newer beds isn't the best quality.. It's somewhat cheap feeling.
Detailed Review: I purchased a Felicity bed from the 'Bay and I was pleasantly surprised when I got it- it's condition was better than I expected. I was somewhat dissapointed with the quality of the wood. It was very light, pretty much as light as plastic. However, this is a newer bed and the wood likely differs from its Pre-Mattel predecessor. The canopy part is very nice, a light cloth, again, probably different from the older beds.... The bed cover has a nice print that is very cute! I wish the pillow had a pillowcase and the matress had a sheet. I can probably buy those elsewhere, though. The bed is nice, if you have the space. I would try to get a Pre Mattel one, though it would be hard to find one in stellar condition.
Post by Marisol Grace Girl on Jul 2, 2007 11:14:47 GMT -5
Tea Lesson Gown & Straw Hat
Pro's: I really love this outfit! The color, the detail! The hat is adorable and authentic looking. The dress and hat are very nicely made.
Con's: The shoes are not authentic looking, and are cheap slip on's. Don't buy this outfit for the shoes! It looks OK with her meet shoes though, and some of the other shoes in her/Elizabeth's collection(s).
Detailed Review: The color of the dress is very pretty. The yellow is very flattering on Felicity and compliments her eyes and hair color. I really like it! The hat is straw but very cute and durable, and it is accented with beautiful coral flowers. I chose to put Elizabeth's tea lesson mob cap underneath the hat for a more time-period authentic look. This outfit is a must-have for any Felicity lover!
Post by Marisol Grace Girl on Jul 2, 2007 11:19:04 GMT -5
Traveling Gown/Meet Outfit Grade: A- Pro's: The embroidery and detail on the dress are very nice, as are the quality socks.
Con's: The dress is made of a cheapish fabric. Don't like it as a meet outfit, I like the Rose Garden outfit more.
Detailed Review: My favorite part is the socks. They are so versatile and well-made. My least favorite part is the necklace. The necklace does not seem at all authentic, but I am no expert. It stretches as well as having a clasp, and is made of fabric. The coral necklace was probably more accurate. The dress is a bit chinsy. I loved the print and embroidery, but the fabric was this slippery-cheapy fabric. I was hoping for it to be cotton which would be more time-period correct. The shoes are nice too, very versatile with most of Felicity's everyday outfits... They look nice with her riding outfit and Rose Garden gown especially. I REALLY like the shift. I hated the elastic ones because they always got SO stretched out. If you're like me, the velcro is a lot better and longer-lasting! But, you've got to be careful to close it nicely so it doesn't get caught on anything.
Post by Marisol Grace Girl on Jul 2, 2007 11:04:23 GMT -5
Noah's Ark - Mattel version
Pro's: The ark is adorable, and all the little animals are painted nicely! It has a lot of play value.
Con's: Like most accessory sets, it has lots of little pieces which are easily misplaced. Because it is going to be retiring, it is a very good idea to buy two! That way, when you lose and animal, it will be easy to replace with the extra set on hand. Also, the ark itself feels like it is made of plastic. It is not; but it is made of some sort of wood/resin type material which would be improved by making it with solid wood.
Detailed Review: This is a really cute set. I wouldn't say it's completely worth the price, but at the current sale price of $12 I would definately jump on it!
Post by Marisol Grace Girl on Aug 22, 2006 22:09:06 GMT -5
There is a new storage solution for your dolls. It is white, with storage for 4 dolls. Maybe 5, tight fit. It is wood. It has 2 opening doors revealing room for dolls to stand up on one side and both doors offer shoe and accessory storage. Two cloth drawers pull out to offer storage of clothing. A rod fixed over the doll area to hold clothes.
It seemed very well made and quite sturdy. Oh and do notice the hefty price tag. You'd have to sell the dolls to get the thing to put them in and by then you wouldn't need it anymore! LOL!