I got the AA Bitty Twin boy today and promptly made him a her for DD. "He" is adorable, but I shall say his hair is brown/black, not black. The skin is lighter than our Addy, too but is darker than the medium-brown they use on #26.
I got this outfit on an eBay doll I wanted. This is one of the very few GT/JLY outfits I've fallen for so I was willing to pay more for the doll to get the outfit, too. I love the outfit and I can't really express why. Maybe because it's so lightweight it reminds me of Arizona winters.
The one thing that surprised me was the strings on the headband. I worked hard to untie the know only to discover that the string on the headband is separate from the knotted ends! I tied the knotted ends back on and it slides around but that's actually fine with me since I like those things asymmetric.
I love this trunk since it's sturdy and hard to damage. The paint might scratch but the trunk is still intact. (I admit I also like it since it reminds me of a doll trunk I had in the '60s and '70s.) The price seems to have dropped on eBay lately and you can get one for under $100 shipped. A+
Silver and white, shiny and bright! Molly’s trunk is a real sparkler, right down to the stars on the lining inside. A glamorous but sturdy version of the footlockers sailors used during World War Two, it is made of wood covered in white metal, and trimmed with nickel-plated hardware. Inside are three drawers and a red-framed mirror that gleams above the built in shelf. Three heart-trimmed wire hangers are included. Your Molly doll fits right inside the trunk so you can keep her safe and sound. Made to last a lifetime.
$150 MT Retired Summer 2006 **Mirror attached in 1990**
You can see photos I took of one PM trunk at
Here are the two different star patterns in the two trunks I've had:
I got this from a board member who was frustrated with it and now I feel the same way. It collapses too easily and is frustrating to children. It's very cute, but I think it's better for an adult collector with loads of display room.
I just got these yesterday after winning them on eBay for a GREAT price and I am thrilled beyond words. They are gorgeous and very well made and look exactly like the two drop leaf tables I have in my condo. Why did this set have to be retired? I like the new table and chairs well enough but don't think they look like something a thrifty war-time family would have.
I love this outfit! My PC Molly received it last night and it fits her just fine. I love the colors and so does Molly - she was getting tired of just red, white, and blue! The socks are cute but it is hard to get the shoes on over them. Does anyone know where I can buy a doll sized shoe horn?
After I took the photo I tried the AG Blue Glasses on Molly with the outfit and it's adorable! Not a perfect color match but very close.
I also plan to use the yellow blouse with Molly's Aviator Outfit. Her aunt is wearing khaki slacks and a yellow shirt in the illustrations which is good enough for me.
I got one for a great price from a board member and I'm thrilled beyond words with it. This, Kit's typewriter, and camera are now my favorite accesories of all the dolls.
The waffles/whipped cream and the milk glass plate are available as replacement parts. The waffles are rubbery but I really like how that keeps them on the plate instead of sliding right off - especially since the plate is flat. I was glad the whipped cream was included with the waffles, too. A+
Last Edit: Aug 27, 2007 15:36:30 GMT -5 by Rexphiles
I got her swimsuit - love it, although Jeannie Wakatsuki will inherit the parasol - see my signature. Kit, bother with a parasol? Ha! Much too girly for her! I do think her suit and cap would have been a different fabric, maybe more wooly? I think her cap would have been rubber like the ones I used to use but I concede that would be too hard on the doll's hair.
How can AG even think about retiring any of these?
I got the bench on eBay and love it. It's beautifully made and very sturdy. Now I need to get teh bucket and ladle since AG doesn't have it as a replacement. I was wondering if anyone else's was lightly varnished - including the bark! I guess it keeps the bark from flaking off but it looks a bit odd, especially since the table and chairs aren't varnished!
I just got the table and chairs and love them. I have a question though. I saw somewhere that the underside of the table was branded and mine isn't. Is mine a fake or did they stop branding them after awhile?
The bad: The little lamp that comes with the set is cheap and plasticy The frame is nice, but I wish that they used a glass shade instead of a plastic one. You can even see the seams on the plastic. Its not the quality that we have come to know and love from Pleasant Company/AG.
I got this last night and love it! Speaking from experience, I have several real lamps with glass chimneys and they break easily. I'm rather glad the toy one is plastic. The actual metal in the lamp makes up for it.
Last Edit: Mar 1, 2007 12:42:18 GMT -5 by Rexphiles
I just got Addy's trunk (income tax refund + free shipping = happy woman!) and I love it! It's heavy and well made and exactly as I pictured it. The newspapers lining the trunk remind me of some of the historic newspapers my family still has. Newspapers were usually printed on good rag paper at that time and not the cheaper wood pulp paper that Hearst would introduce later with his "yellow journalism" newspapers.
I received this yesterday off Craigslist ($30!) and I am beyond thrilled. It was a NIB Pleasant Co. edition with the white box and maroon band - a first for me! It even had the older pamphlet with no border on it.
The abacus is delightful and it has the slate pencil instead of the chalk - yippee!
The one thing that surprised me was her slate board was actually wood painted black and not slate, like Kirsten's is. Is that typical?
To correct myself, when I checked Kirsten's later it appeared to be painted wood, too.
I got Tatlo and Travois last week and they're great. Thanks to the help of the board I figured out how to harness Tatlo to the travois since there were no instructions included from the eBay seller. It was well worth the eBay price since my niece will love it.