I've heard review on the treat seats and all of them were bad. I think there was only one person who didn't have trouble with the seat working. We don't have one, but after reading the review I have, I didn't want to invest in one.
If I didn't already have the Pre-Mattel set, I would probably have given this set an A+. It is a cute set, but made with more plastic than the original. The nurse doll is cute. She has long brown hair and her arms go straight down. The snowglobe that is included contains a snowman and has a red plastic base. The box that these come in is still cardboard, but a heavier cardboard than the kind used for the newer boxes.
This set is adorable and quite different from the new Mattel set. The nurse doll has long curly light brown hair and the arms cross in front. Also included is a snowglobe that comes with a wooden base. The base varies based on which year the set was purchased. Some sets came with the snowglobe with a dark brown base and a snowman. Some, like mine, came with a red painted wooden base and aa Santa. The nurse and snowglobe come in a cute cardboard box that has replica stamps, a postmark, and mailing label. Adorable and very well made.
I have a white body Molly and I give her an A+. I love everything about her. She has softer vinyl than the newer Mattel Molly dolls and her hair color is more of a light brown. Her hair is gorgeous and soft. Her eyelashes are soft and long. Her body is more of a white muslin than a pure white. She is the same size as the current Mattel dolls so she can wear everything currently available for Molly. She came with the older eyeglasses than curve around her ears.
I got this set the year of the infamous code so I paid $10 for it. Our first one arrived with a broken piece so AG replaced it for free. We still haven't gotten it out of the box. We originally got it because of the code and because we were trying to get everything, but I'm not sure I would go through the effort of trying to get it if it isn't readily available. It is cute and really you can't get the same thing in a craft store, but if you are creative, you could make your own.
There are so many variations in Samantha dolls that it is hard to post a review that covers all Pre-Mattel dolls. I have two Pre-Mattel Samanthas and they are both different from each other. The first is from the time period when they first changed to the tan muslin bodies. Her vinyl is soft, but gets a shiny appearance to it after play, unlike the vinyl on the white body dolls. Her eyes are gorgeous and you can see the white around the eyes more prominently. She has light brown hair and Pleasant Company in large block letters on her neck. She also has less coloring on her face, but this could be due to her being played with. Really an adorable doll.
The second Samantha I have is from 1993. She is gorgeous and has lots of face coloring. Again, her vinyl is soft. Her hair color is slightly darker brown than the older Samantha, but is still lighter than the current Mattel Samanthas. She has Pleasant Company in small block letters on her neck. Again, a gorgeous doll.
I was a little disapointed when I saw Addy's trunk in person on display at AGPC. The wood felt thin and cheap and the newspaper didn't look like real newspaper to me. The trunk was nice but not as nice as I had expected.
Hmmm. ...the wood on mine is thick. Similiar to the thickness of the wood on Josefina's trunk. Maybe I got an older trunk when I ordered mine. I was a little disappointed in the newspaper also, but I figured they used the wallpaper to hold up to years of play.
This trunk is 23 inches in length by 11 1/2 inches in height. It is made of wood, but has a "shellaced" appearance. The trunk has metal edging and metal "buttons' around the sides and top which give it a nice authentic look. The wood on our trunk is a light wood similiar in appearance to a very light oak. It is actually lighter than the pictures on the website show it to be. The top of the trunk is level so you can stack another trunk on top, unlike some of the other trunks like Josefina's. The sides of the trunk have leather handles for easy lifting.
Inside the trunk, has a wooden tray that you can use to store smaller objects in. The tray has a carved out hole on each side to put your fingers when oulling out the tray. The top of the trunk has a replica of a page from a newspaper from the Civil War era. The paper is actually more like wallpaper instead of actual paper consistency. Once you take the tray out, the bottom area of the trunk is nice. It is divided in half by another piece of wood. The bottom of the trunk has another newspaper replica. The trunk is pretty large and like Kirsten's and Josefina's they carry a lot, but Addy's whole collection will not fit in the trunk.
I haven't had a chance to take pictures, but I'll try to add some later.
Mattel Felicitys are quite different from Pre-Mattel Felicitys. Their hair color is more of an auburn than a true red, at least my daughter is. She was purchased in 2004. Her eyes are the same "spoke" version found in the Pre-Mattel versions, but her face is smaller and less round than the Pre-Mattels. Also, her face colorings seems to be a shade darker than the Pre-Mattel Felicitys. Her meet dress in 2004 was the rose dress. It differs from the Pre-Mattel version in that the roses are smaller and they appear sharper on the fabric. Felicity's current meet dress is the old Lilac Traveling Gown. Still a gorgeous doll and well made.
This is a gorgeous Felicity! Like there are different types of Samanthas, there are different variations for Felicitys. My Pre-Mattel Felicity is one of the originals from 1993. She has carrot-red hair and gorgeous green eyes. The eyes have the "spoke" look to them. Her vinyl is soft and she lacks a lot of facial coloring although this could be the result of play. Her face also seems rounder than the current Felicitys. Her meet dress is different from the Mattel version in that the roses are larger and they look a little more painted on. She is absolutely gorgeous.
I agree. I wouldn't be too upset not having it. We didn't even take ours out of the box the last two years. We did have it out the first year and never had a problem with anything breaking or falling off. Still, to me it isn't worth the $150. There isn't a lot of play value like you have with Molly's stage and I think Felicity's carriage is prettier.