The only thing I don't like about her Meet accessories is that she has a 1976 quarter when her stories take place in 1974. That's probably nitpicking, but it bothers me. Unless I'm just uninformed and they produced bicentennial quarters for a few years before the actual bicentennial in 1976. Does anyone know?
Original version I love Molly's lunch, I think it's just adorable. This version came with 9 paper bags, 9 paper napkins, half a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a pear, a carrot stick, a celery stick, and a cookie.
Amazingly, I still have all of the extra bags and napkins.
The sandwich was always my favorite part. It is made of some type of clay, not plastic, and looks very realistic. Here you can kind of see the texturing on the bread:
The crusts are even colored to look like real bread.
I couldn't get a close-up photo of the carrot and celery because they're too small, but they are textured to look real as well. The only piece that's a bit chintzy is the cookie; I think it's too big for scale.
The metal lunch box they sell now probably holds up better if being used by a child, but I think the mini paper bags are adorable.
I have been eyeing this outfit on eBay and it sounds like it is a must-have. My only dilemma is what shoes to pair with it. I only have Molly's black Mary Jane's and her saddle shoes, neither of which will do. Has anyone paired it with her brown oxfords? It seems like those would look nice but it's hard to tell without having the items in person.