The jacket has real buttons, and the colors are all so pretty. The two toned tennies are just what a girl would wear to school, and the two barrettes are so cute! I LOVE it!!!! The outfit is even prettier in person than it is in the online pictures!!!!
For those of us who know NOTHING about ballet, this outfit is accurate enough. The barrettes are awesome (seems like AG is actually giving us things that work in a doll's hair and they are getting prettier). Because of all the tulle, I would not recommend this outfit for a little girl to play with. There are several layers, but it makes the outfit seem more delicate. The slippers are adorable. This outfit seems like the gala outfit in a different color.
This outfit was sold out for a while earlier this year. I bought mine as soon as it became available again. I'm trying to get "whole page collections", so I have the entire butterfly party page now! It's sooo cute. I like it because it can be appropriate for just about all the seasons (with a jacket).
I would give it an A+, but it is rather difficult to get the saddle to buckle under the horse. Doll balancing isn't too difficult thanks to the stirrups, but the saddle should have a saddle horn to keep the dolls from tipping forward. I haven't named mine yet, but he's already been ridden!
The "Our Generation" horses do not compare. I want to be able to "pet" a horse, and those ones are all plastic with no softness to them.
I think he has more play value than a piece of furniture, though, and you can braid his hair and stuff, too.
The good: I think this bed is awesome. I have the jeweled tiara bedding set with it. It has an area that can be used to hang jackets and other short clothes items, as well as drawers to put little things in. I especially like the lights and the vanity area. There are hooks on the inside of the vanity area that I use for all the purses.
The bad: It is pricey. It will only sleep one doll, unless you turn one on her side.
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Whereas my own Jess has very thick red tinted dark brown hair, I have heard that some of the Jess's have thinner hair. If it weren't for the fact that I ordered her the second she was released, that may have worried me, so I think it is worth being noted. You can always send a doll back until you find "your" Jess. That being said, I think that the slight yellowish tint to her skin is accurate, and her coloring is absolutely gorgeous. There is not a single outfit that I have which she does not look great in! She looks a lot like my Mother as a girl, and my Mother is of the exact same heritage (add a dash of German and English and Cheyenne Indian with the Irish from grandpa and a 100% Japanese grandma). I do not think they could have been more accurate except perhaps to make the eyes a "tad" more asian.
I had to line all of my dolls up to distinguish the different "tints" of skin. It's a very interesting subject to ponder!
I'd have to give it a B+. You have to work on loosening the elastic a little to get the slippers just right. The slippers are just so soft and fuzzy - I love them. The lace straps on the tank top are stretchy, which helps it to fit better. The pants have that cute pattern on them, and they are so soft!
I recently purchased Marisol at an elevated price due to her retirement, yet I do not regret that decision.
Her hair is absolutely gorgeous! It is so thick and such a lovely color. Whereas I was concerned about having yet another brown-eyed girl, her face mold with a more pronounced chin and the coloring of her skin paired with the light shade of brown hair make her simply irresistible!
I think that the energy bar is a waste of space. Rascal seems more "scaled", and he's a fluffy lil' critter. Really cute, but just a stuffed animal all the same. The cell phone is really neat because it has a working clock and calendar. I think the bandage has a lot of potential play value, and the bandaid stickers are adorable. The water bottle is more to scale than Jess's, but the top does not come apart or isn't as sophisticated as Jess's.
The boots are just way too cute. The straw cowgirl hat is absolutely adorable. I love that the apple is sliced in two, and the tiny little brush has a "cap" which can help keep the bristles from bending or getting damaged. The lace on the t-shirt is very pretty, and the pants are thick enough to seem real. The belt is backed with pink satin, and is very real looking too! The number of items you get and the quality makes this outfit worth the $$$!
They are very plush and very soft. The "movie theater" seen in my album shows the seats in use. I love them so much that I ordered another set. I plan on building a tier so that it looks more like a real theater. They are absolutely awesome. I just wish that the popcorn had seperate pieces in it for a popcorn fight, and where's the soda?
As one of the new collectors, the difference between pre-mattel and mattel is lost on me. All I know is that I saw this adorable doll in a catalog and I wanted her! I never imagined I would get her...and then more AG dolls afterward, but out of all of them she is my favorite. I love the time period that her clothes reflect and her stories!
I have to give her an A. As a play doll for a doll, she makes more sense than the minis and is much more historically accurate. I keep her wrapped up so she can be opened and reopened, if my niece wants to play "Christmas". She's very cute, as long as you make sure to keep her hair from getting "fuzzy".
I haven't taken a picture of mine, but I am working on a "school room" in one of my dollhouses.
I would have to give the desk a B. Unless you get a lot of desk, it's not any fun to play school, really. It's better to have your dolls doing some crafts at a picnic table. The desk seems well made though. Wood and iron with the curlique's for notes like in the book "Samantha Learns A Lesson". It's better for display than play, I think.