Post by Princess Kailey on Aug 8, 2009 21:35:32 GMT -5
My ebay Felicity came today and I'm so very pleased with this beautiful doll. She is wearing her Rose Garden dress tagged Made in West Germany. Her hair is bright red- much redder than my daughter's previous Mattel Felicity and somewhat brighter than my previous PM Made in China version. The ends of her hair are dry and a bit frizzy but I'm confident that a SOAG treatment will take care of that. Her eyelashes are long and red. Her cloth body is chubber and her vinyl parts are squishy and a different texture than other PM and Mattel dolls like the one Natasha described above. Her neck stamp is in large crooked letters.
Post by Princess Kailey on Aug 9, 2008 13:08:40 GMT -5
I just purchased this dress off ebay and it's much different than Goo described. It's tagged Made in China for Pleasant Company 1995. My initial impression was surprise because I didn't expect it to be so nice and well-made. The taffeta material is heavy and not thin at all. The differences between mine and Goo's dresses could be typical Mattel/Pre-Mattel. I'll get pictures of my Addy wearing it soon.
Post by Princess Kailey on Mar 8, 2008 19:15:03 GMT -5
Addy’s elegant cutter sled was lovingly handcrafted and painted by Poppa. This style of sled, with its graceful curved runners, was created especially for girls. There’s even a bell for Addy to ring as she dashes through the snow.
I purchased Addy's cutter sled with the $10 off any purchase over $30 code. It is a lovely sled with a beautiful design but it's not very well made. Mine arrived in two pieces. Fortunately for me, the wood didn't splinter when it broke so I was able to glue the pieces back together without any sign of damage. I haven't had any further problems with it, even with moving to a new home with the sled packed very carefully. Since it's so fragile I rate it a B+.
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Post by Princess Kailey on Mar 8, 2008 18:45:50 GMT -5
Addy needed a snuggly hand-knit “heartwarmer” to drape over her shoulders and tie around her waist, and matching hand-knit slippers to keep her toasty right down to her toes.
Addy's heartwarmer and slippers are necessary to keep her warm and cozy in the cold winters of Philadelphia. The heartwarmer slips over her shoulders and ties securely around her waist. Her slippers are just knit booties and simply adorable. This set is well-made. I've had mine for over a year and the yarn hasn't frayed or come undone. A+
Close up of one slipper without flash:
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Post by Princess Kailey on Mar 8, 2008 18:35:47 GMT -5
Addy's nightgown is so soft and comfy! I love that the opened neck is wide enough to put the nightgown on by starting with her feet first rather than over her head. I have the same problem with the velcro snagging her hair. I have the Mattel version and the sticky velcro is still being used. I would give this outfit an A rather than an A+ because of the velcro.
Post by Princess Kailey on Mar 18, 2007 22:27:23 GMT -5
Reposted from member asg17 on another AGPT board:
This by far is my favorite of the dance outfit and about my favorite outfit for the today line. It was an ebay buy. Its a very pretty dark red/pink kind of a raspberry color. The best part is no Velcro it snaps down the back. The Ballet slippers go on very easy no fuss. The top of the dress near the neck has row a roses in blue, light pink and red/pink, also on the skirt is a few of the roes as well. I don't think the new from AG had tight but I always use a pair of black tight with it. Very will made outfit so rich in color. This out an A+
Post by Princess Kailey on Jul 9, 2006 8:44:08 GMT -5
A+ I have to give this wheelchair the highest rating because it is so realistic looking! It is made of blue metal and a sturdy black material (nylon?)for the seat. The two wheels move realistically and their are two levers that you can adjust to stop the wheels. There is even a little pocket on the side for a book or magazine! So cute!
Post by Princess Kailey on Jun 23, 2006 19:51:57 GMT -5
These are really cute and come in purple, blue, and pink colors. I received mine as a free gift when I participated in a mystery auction. My DD's have had a lot of fun with them. They are a little tricky for a younger child to apply but I had no trouble giving Ria (classic face mold)and Shantelle (Addy face mold) braces. They are a little more difficult to fit in the Marisol/Elizabeth face mold so I used a cotton swab to secure the braces in their mouths. I would give these a B+.
Edited to add: After leaving the braces on my dolls for several weeks, they were easy to take off. They didn't leave a sticky residue, nor did they take any paint off the dolls' teeth.
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Post by Princess Kailey on Aug 5, 2006 16:01:23 GMT -5
My DD's have this bed and we're able to make it sleep 2 dolls laying on their backs. They are squished, though. LOL! We love everything about it. The little lights are especially cute. We bought the retired dream big bedding set on clearance. I would rate this an A+.
Post by Princess Kailey on May 20, 2006 18:35:06 GMT -5
We purchased Marisol about a month after she first came out. She was perfect! I just recently discovered that our Elizabeth's face is thinner than our Marisol's so we must have one of the chubby cheeked Mari's. Her hair, skin, and eye color combination is absolutely gorgeous. She's one of the prettiest AG dolls I've ever seen. Her hair has the shorter pieces all throughout her wig, making it easier to style in an updo or just about any hairstyle. It's wavy so it keeps a curl well and isn't prone to flyaways and it's just the right length so it doesn't knot up badly like Josefina's. I rate her a A+!!
Post by Princess Kailey on Jul 8, 2006 14:47:35 GMT -5
A+ What can I say about Kailey? First off, I absolutely adore her to pieces! She has a beautiful peachy complexion and very good face coloring. Her hair is blond with highlights and styled with a straight blunt cut in the back and 2 braids in front. I took the braids out of mine and have yet to accomplish rebraiding them the exact same way as when they were new. Her hair is silky and a bit thin- I think this is meant to help it lay smooth. Because it's so thin you can't style it in as many ways without her wig cap showing. But to me she is the most beautiful doll ever made. Who can resist her soulful brown eyes?
Post by Princess Kailey on Jul 2, 2006 7:56:35 GMT -5
I love my Lindsey, too. She has such a sweet face with her clear blue eyes and cute little freckles. I have to admit that I wish AG would have given her a better skintone and hair that doesn't get dry and coarse over time. I'm grateful that I know how to restore doll hair but if I were a child I would be heartbroken to see my "keepsake" dolly with ruined hair.
Post by Princess Kailey on May 1, 2007 17:15:08 GMT -5
CLOF $24 Grade: A+
We bought 2 of these using the stars that my daughter earned and it was worth every one of them. The outfit as a whole fits both the Mattel and PM dolls well. The red tshirt is roomy and long enough to cover the doll's cloth torso and the shorts have an elastic waist with enough stretch to accommadate even the chunkiest PM doll. The shoes are slip-on sneakers and too cute for words. The hat is a bucket style hat and reversable. I like that this outfit has a lot of mix and match potential. All in all one of our favorite basic summer outfits.
DD wanted to share the picture she took of her Marisol wearing this outfit.
Post by Princess Kailey on Dec 9, 2007 9:33:48 GMT -5
Something I noticed about this doll that has not yet been mentioned. Her hair is cut asymmetrically. It's noticeably longer in the front than in the back. I almost sent my doll back until someone told me it's supposed to be this way. Other than the weird haircut, this doll is the most beautiful doll I've ever seen. I won't grade her less than an A+. It's not her fault no one told me about her hair- lol.
Post by Princess Kailey on Feb 25, 2007 13:42:47 GMT -5
I bought this dress only because my 5 year old wanted it for her Samantha. Judging by the online picture and in the catalogs I always thought it was gaudy and the material looked cheap. Not so. I was impressed when I first saw it in person. The material is thick and satiny and the little hat and bouquet are so cute. I would give this one an A.
Post by Princess Kailey on Feb 25, 2007 8:57:25 GMT -5
My friend has this from the early 90's and it's falling apart. The leather-look part at the top and the handle is coming apart at the seams. I don't know how hard her daughter played with it but it was only for a few years. It's been in storage ever since.
Post by Princess Kailey on Oct 20, 2007 17:18:30 GMT -5
These boots don't fit the early edition Addy dolls, which is just as well since I don't really care for the quality of them. They have a more plasticy(cheap) feel than the boots that came with the first Addy's.
Post by Princess Kailey on Feb 8, 2007 17:51:41 GMT -5
Addy's Ironstone Compote Set ABAC $54
This set is darling! It includes two sets of each of these: ironstone compotes, lavender tumblers, spoons, forks, linen napkins, and napkin rings. It also comes with a copper pitcher and three crocheted doilies. These are very realistic looking and nothing is plastic. I rate these an A+.
Post by Princess Kailey on Feb 8, 2007 17:44:15 GMT -5
Addy's Party Treats ABAP $29
I received mine today and much to my surprise they came in a PM box! The box was white and had a removable band around it with Samantha, Kirsten, Molly, Felicity, and Addy pictured on it. This set is too cute. It comes with a cherry pie that has two slices cut out of it, two scoops of ice cream, milk bottle, flowers, and a pie server. Everything is glass, ceramic, or metal except for the banner of freedom and paper lantern. No fake plasticy things in this set. I give it an A+.
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Post by Princess Kailey on Mar 2, 2007 18:07:49 GMT -5
I was super-impressed with this set. I love the contrast of the dark reddish color of the table and black chairs with the woven seats. The lazy susan really revolves. The table is made of nice, heavy wood. Very sturdy. A+
Post by Princess Kailey on Mar 2, 2007 18:03:08 GMT -5
Addy's Rope Bed AB $48
This is one of my favorite beds for the historical dolls. Made of wood with a fly-speckled finish and real ropes to hold the mattress. It requires minimal assembly and is more lightweight than I expected in comparison to the trunk and the lazy susan table and chairs. Very nice set. A+
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Post by Princess Kailey on Dec 9, 2007 9:23:50 GMT -5
Here are pics of 2 brand new Mattel Addy's so you can see how they vary from batch to batch:
The Addy on the left has a wider face near the temple area, across the bridge of her nose is narrower, and her jawline is thinner. The Addy on the right has a richer skintone and fuller jawline. Both of these dolls were purchased in December 2007 and have American Girl LLC. stamped on their necks.
Mattel Addy is less plump than PM Addy. Her skintone is more of a rich chocolatey color. PM Addy has a reddish/rosy skintone and a plumper body with squishy vinyl. Both dolls are equally beautiful in their own ways. Grade: A+