Post by MangoTikiWiki on Feb 21, 2011 23:10:41 GMT -5
I bought this outfit for my Emily and it looks adorable on her. The colors really suit Emily's coloring I think. I also love that it is a two piece (blouse and skirt) because you can mix and match the items. The shoes and socks are also very cute and go well with this outfit as well as others. The only thing I would have added is a hair accessory- a ribbon or some barrettes. Otherwise an A from me.
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Nov 19, 2010 18:07:22 GMT -5
I just got these today. They are supposedly on backorder until Dec 10th, but they showed up today. The laptop and bag are super cute, though it would be nicer if it had an actual screen and not clings. Lulu the bunny is also super cute and soft. I love Lanie's bracelet. The letters are fine, but nothing paper lasts long in my house. I give it an A-.
WARNING: I am a dancer. I've been dancing for ten years. AG could do everything correctly and I would still yell at them for being unrealistic. No matter how much I rag on this set, I *love* it.
Shoes: AG dolls are ten years of age, not three. The soles of the shoes should be split, like so. (Image of Split-soled ballet shoes)
ETA: will finish review later. Gotta go get dance stuffs! ;D
I don't agree with the shoes comment. I've been a dancer for 24 years (am 27 years old now) and I have danced semi-professionally. Ballet shoes are a personal choice, I know many semi and professional dancers who dances with troupes and companies who wear full-soled ballet slippers. Many also wear split-soles, but depending on the dancer and their preference, full soles are also commonly worn. Its not like a pointe shoe where there is an age boundry nor any written rule that one cannot wear full soles after a certain age. When I taught dance classes, most of jr high aged dancers, who were on pointe as well, wore full soled shoes.
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Mar 10, 2010 23:18:45 GMT -5
I ordered Rebecca's Souvenir Set along with her summer dress, because I thought the souvenirs were cute and it seemed natural to get them together. They are cute, especially the carousel. I was hoping it wasn't plastic, but alas it is plastic. It plays the song "Over the Waves" (which many carousels even these days play!) and its really cute. The rest of the set is pretty much all paper, however. The seashell photo album is cardboard with black paper pages and the photographs are stickers that can be put in the album. It also has two pockets for the extra photos and the "combination ticket"- a piece of cardboard on a string. The set also includes a paper list of rides. It is a cute set but I think the price tag is quite steep for what you get. I ended up keeping it because my kids fell in love with the carousel, but otherwise I would have sent it back and waited for a sale. *Mod edit to remove dead image links*
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Mar 10, 2010 22:54:26 GMT -5
I was very excited when Rebecca's summer outfit was released, and I wasn't disappointed! I know some people have issues with the looks of the dress but I think its lovely. The material is not as thick as it looks in the photos, its a lovely summer cotton and looks great on Rebecca. The hat is a nice straw-like material with a purple band, I'm not big on hats but it looks just like the one from the book. I hoped for a little more from the shoes, they're just white shoes with velcro "clasps", but its nice that the outfit includes shoes. *Mod edit to remove dead image links*
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Feb 15, 2010 15:35:02 GMT -5
A lot of old radio shows were also hard to understand, for the very reason that was radio and at that time it was the nature of the beast. I collect episodes of OTR shows (Old Time Radio) and some are very clear, most are understandable but with crackles, and a few are completely unintelligable.
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Jan 27, 2010 14:20:57 GMT -5
I really like Chrissa's warm up set. I was able to get it from the website after Jan 1 by searching for "Chrissa". The terrycloth shorts and blue tank top are very cute and I love how everything has "Edgewater Swim Club" on it. The jacket is very nice and well made, as is the visor. The flip-flops, I feel, are a little cheaply made- they are just foam with a plastic strap to hold them on. I could care less about the IM me thing either way. Mostly I like the outfit for clothing it came with.
A; would be higher if the shoes weren't so cheap looking.
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Jan 27, 2010 14:18:42 GMT -5
I was able to snag this outfit from the website by searching for "Chrissa". Its a very cute dress that looks nice on my Chrissa, although my Chrissa has a chunky butt and so its a tight fit to get it to close in the back. The shoes are okay, nothing particularly special, same with the barettes. Nonetheless, I was glad to be able to get this important part of Chrissa's collection.
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Jan 6, 2010 18:22:04 GMT -5
This is the pink AG nightgown with a print of colored envelopes. It also came with slippers and a mini games and giggles book, but I do not have those. The nightgown is nice. Its simple, but its a thick cotton and apparently good quality, because 12 years later it has no pilling or snags on it. It has a cute little pocket on the front on as well. I give a B+, just for its plain-ness.
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Jan 5, 2010 21:54:50 GMT -5
I just received this set today (with my big after Christmas order spree :/) and its adorable. The cake is so detailed and realistic, it makes me hungry looking at it! The little candle is removable so you can use it for other situations too, not just Kit's birthday. The stoneware platter is nice quality, I just wish it included two little plates for the cake slices, it would make the set more complete. It also has a metal server which is very detailed
The little baskets of candy are soo cute- they feel like metal with plastic molded candies inside. The candies are quite detailed, its very cute.
The decorations seem more fragile, but the laterns are actually quite sturdy. The only part of them I dislike is the cord which they're attached to- it seems too modern, not something Kit would have used to hang them. The fans are cute, but very delicate and one of mine already has the paper coming off the wooden handle.
All in all, its a cute set. I give it an A- for the fans and fact that it could have included two plates for the cake slices.
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Jan 5, 2010 0:06:22 GMT -5
*price increase from $42 to $48 January, 2012*
Josefina's new baking set includes the retired adobe oven set as well as elements of her cocina supplies. The adobe oven is plastic, and feels plastic when you hold it, its fairly lightweight. I wasn't terribly impressed by the make of the oven, its fairly simple and the fake fire feels cheezy, but it has great play value. The wooden door that comes with the oven just sits in front of the oven's opening. It also comes with a wooden spatula to take the bread in and out of the oven which is made of a nice glazed wood and two rolls of bread- one white and "unbaked" and one brown and "baked". These rolls add a lot of play value to the set.
New to the set is a woven yellow and red tablecloth/runner. Its very cute and well made- thick. It also contains a small woven basket which can hold either the two plastic red chiles or the bundle of maize (corn) that the set comes with. It also has a set of "stones" (made of out plastic) called a mano y metate which are used to grind corn and grains. Adds another element of play value to the set. It also includes a small piece of soft leather (fake) and I'm honestly not sure what its for- I use it to put the bread on it when it comes out of the oven.
Overall its a very cute set with a lot of play value. Especially since the cocina set was retired long ago, I'm glad they brought back elements of it in this set. For the price of it, you get a lot of things. I do wish the oven didn't feel so fake and plastic, but I'm not sure what really could have been done to change that. Otherwise, I give the set an A.
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Jan 4, 2010 20:53:30 GMT -5
I agree about the goggles.
As for the towel, I'm pretty sure its actually supposed to be a shammy, not a full towel. A shammy is made out of the material that shammies used to wash cars are made of- they dry you off very quickly when you get out of the pool as they super absorbent. They're always small, about the size of a large washcloth. I think that's what AG was going for.
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Dec 29, 2009 23:20:33 GMT -5
I bought this today at AGPC, sort of on a whim. I thought "ohh that's so cute" and got it. I am really disappointed that the dolls don't seem to be able to sit comfortably in the seat. I was hoping to use it as a display piece with the doll sitting in it, but it really doesn't look good when she sits. I'm considering returning it, though I'm not sure how much it will be to return via mail and I don't think I'll make it back down to AGPC anytime soon. The accessories are really cute, the book and folder especially, though I agree that I am disappointed it doesn't come with anything inside the pencil case.
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Dec 29, 2009 18:41:42 GMT -5
I just bought this set at AGPC and I love it! I'm a nurse also (used to work ortho, now work hospice though) and it is so adorable and realistic! A lot of other reviewers have said all the great things about this set, but I agree! The only minor complaint I have is that my leg cast tends to pop off, but it could be I got one with a looser clasp than others.
PS: No, it does not fit the BB/BT. Their arms and legs are shaped differently and thus it doesn't work!
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Sept 25, 2009 15:23:50 GMT -5
I finally bit the bullet and ordered Rebecca with the code a few weeks ago. Oh my gosh, I am so glad I did! She's absolutely gorgeous. I adore her stories and at first I wasn't sure about the doll, but she is even more beautiful in person than in the pics. It is true that her wig is a little thing and I had to re curl her hair out of the box because it arrived messy, but otherwise the doll herself is beautiful. I love her meet dress also, and that was mentioned in the meet book, although the fabric was a bit thinner than I pictured. Her tights, shoes and barrette are fine- nothing special. All in all though, I give Rebecca an A+!!!
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Sept 10, 2009 21:17:37 GMT -5
This outfit looks much prettier in person than in the pictures! Its a beautiful velvelty plum with shimmery sparkles on the tulle skirt. The tights and shoes are well made and coordinate with the outfit. The hairpiece is cute, but I had a very hard time getting the ponytail to wrap around in the doll's hair... it either wraps once and is too loose or wraps twice and is way too tight a fit. Either way, a beautiful outfit! A from me!
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Post by MangoTikiWiki on Sept 10, 2009 14:38:25 GMT -5
I bought this set because I though the cocoa and cookies would be cute. I was disappointed however, by the cheapness of this set for the price of it. The "tin" for the cookies is plastic (I have no idea what I thought it was, but not plastic) and the plastic is thin and cheap. The cookies do not come out of the "tin", they are stuck to the bottom. The cocoa mug is cute, but again, feels very cheap and the sheet music is a very thin paper which I don't feel will hold up well to play. I decided to return the set.
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Sept 9, 2009 19:31:51 GMT -5
The book was eliminated and the charm was added in 9/2010.
This outfit arrived today. I wasn't sure what I was going to think of it, so I decided to look at it in person and decide if I wanted to keep it or not. Well, I'm keeping it... it looks adorable on my #25, Phoebe. The sparkly dress looks even more shimmery and the skirt looks fuller in person and the little white shoes are just adorable. I don't care for the gloves much but that's a minor point. Overall, I give it an A-, I think maybe it could have come with a necklace or hairpiece to accessorize it more.
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Aug 5, 2009 8:40:27 GMT -5
My #23 has been made into Laura Ingalls. (ETA I had this planned long before the comment above!) She's a beautiful doll, though in the pictures her hair looked longer than it actually is when you try to put it into braids. Still, she's a gorgeous doll. Here are some pictures of my "Laura":
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Jul 29, 2009 16:03:02 GMT -5
I have a PM white-bodied Samantha, but I bought my daughter a Mattel Samantha to save for her when she's older (of course I may take her out of the box and play with her myself too ;)). Anyway, she's a gorgeous doll. Its such a shame they retired her. The mattel version of ours has darker hair and slightly darker eyes, and more face coloring. She's very sweet looking and her curls are gorgeous! Here are some pics of the mattel Samantha and a comparison pic with my (well loved, 20 year old) PM Samantha.
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Jun 25, 2009 13:48:21 GMT -5
I just bought my #25- Phoebe Kristine, at AGPC. I was considering a few JLY dolls and when I saw this particular #25 (after looking at a few) this was the one I had to have. I think she is just gorgeous. I also got her ears piereced, which I think adds to her beauty. I will add more pics soon but to start out with here is her, freshly arrived home. I give this doll an A+! *Mod edit to remove dead image links*
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Jun 13, 2009 23:03:25 GMT -5
I really like these pajamas, I think they're very cute and made of a comfortable cotton. They are feminine without being over the top and I love the details. I actually don't mind that they are one piece, I think it makes them slightly easier to keep on/put on and the set looks like it is two pieces when you look at them. I give the pjs an A.
Post by MangoTikiWiki on Jun 13, 2009 22:52:06 GMT -5
I got this set in the mail yesterday from my PS at AGPC. I think they must have changed a few things from the model that green super chilegirl saw at AGP because some things are different from my set than she listed in her review.
The samovar is very nice, probably one of the things that makes the set almost worth its price. Its a heavy, metal construction, very sturdy (except for the nozzle which is plastic). The top lid comes on and off so you can pretend to pour the water in and the spout opens and closes. It also comes with the metal tray to hold it and the glasses as well. (A):
The glasses are very nice. Real glass, nicely etched details. (A)
The teapot is real ceramic with gold paint detailing. It is very cute, but also very small in proportion to the samovar/other accessories. I also don't know much about tea making since I don't drink the stuff, but does one really need both the samovar and teapot? Still, I give it an (A).
The box of tea is a cute detail with historical accuracy, but it is just a cardboard box. It would be nice if they made some of these boxes of something more sturdy- tin or wood or something. (C, for durability/quality)
The challah- I love the challah (mine is the usual plastic of AG foods, not the gummy material GSCG described) and it is adorable, and comes with a white doily for underneath. I just wish there had been two, as traditionally Challah is made in two loaves (and it is so in Rebecca's stories as well). (B; for the fact there is only one loaf!)
The candlesticks and candles are probably my favorite part of the set just for the play value and importance to Rebecca's story. However, unlike the model GCSG saw, these candlesticks are NOT glass! They are a thick plastic. The candles are also a plastic, I prefer the waxier feeling that Kirsten and Felicity's candles as opposed to the lighter plastic feel of these. So, the candles and candlesticks get a B+, a B- for material and an A for playvalue/importance.
Overall, I give it a B+, I love all the pieces for their historical importance/story importance/play value but I think many of the pieces could have been executed better and some things could have been added, such as the extra loaf of Challah.
Post by MangoTikiWiki on May 19, 2009 12:53:51 GMT -5
These pajamas are adorable. The top is a light purple cotton with two leaves and a flower on the front. The top is snug fitting. The pajama shorts go to just about the knee and are a bit looser fitting. The design and color of the cloth is beautiful, imo. The slippers are fine- green and fuzzy, I never really use slippers on my dolls though. I have no idea about the book because I sold it. I think the outfit also comes with ponytail holders, if I recall correctly. The best thing about this outfit is that the pieces mix and match well- I use the top a great deal with jeans or khakis for a cute summer look. A for this outfit!
Post by MangoTikiWiki on May 7, 2009 17:26:09 GMT -5
The dress from this set is so beautiful. Its soft, its cut nicely so Josefina wears it well and I love the tiny floral pattern on it. The jacket I don't use. I'm not fond of the fabric and I am afraid that the sleeves will stain, as I have heard others say it does, so I just don't use it. But the dress gets an A+.
Post by MangoTikiWiki on May 7, 2009 17:21:50 GMT -5
The night shift is okay, but it doesn't fit Josefina like I thought it would. The shoulders hang off her unless you pull the ribbon very tightly. It is made out of a soft, cotton material which would feel very nice to sleep in though. I give the nightshift a B.