Post by AlohaJedi on Sept 26, 2009 10:46:42 GMT -5
I ordered my #41 with the code last weekend (9/19) and she arrived a few days ago (9/23).
She is a gorgeous girl! The hair/eye color combination is beautiful, and truly unique thus far in the AG line. She's closest to Ruthie, but there are a number of differences between them. I think she'd work well as a stand-in for Ruthie; I'd love to see her in Kit or Molly's clothes (I have their stuff, but in storage). She looks good in just about anything I've tried on her.
Her wig is nice and thick. The curls are manageable; I do not have a hair pick, and smoothing/arranging her curls with my fingers seems to be working just fine.
It hits right about shoulder-blade length (if she had shoulder-blades).
The color is dark brown, close to black. It's definitely darker than Chrissa's. It's close to Jess's, but it lacks the reddish highlights hers has.
Chrissa on the left, Jess on the right:
I pulled #41's hair back in a loose ponytail and loose pigtails, and no wigcap shows through.
LOVE these new green eyes! At last, AG has chucked the neon color they were trying to pass off as green!
They are a sap green color - a deep (but not dark), intense green.
They look stunning with her coloring. As for realism: I have yet to meet a person with this color green eyes - typically they are lighter or have a lot more brown or gold tones - but again, these are a LOT more realistic than the old neon green AG was using.
Overall, one of the most beautiful dolls in my collection. I am very happy I got her! If you're unsure about getting her because she's online-only, my advice is go for it! She's a sweetheart.
I recently purchased Chrissa, minus meet outfit, from a board member here.
Love the Josefina face mold; probably would not have purchased her if she had the classic mold. Her coloring is striking! Her bright blue eyes creep my roommate out a little, though.
I'm not 100% happy with her hair. It's a bit thin and the length is a smidge awkward to do a lot of hairstyles with. It looks just fine down, however. The hair is really my only (minor) quibble with the doll, though. I give the doll A-.
Here's some pictures of my Chrissa (rechristened Robin) in modern clothes. I can't wait to get my Kit and Molly outfits out of storage and put her in those.
I got this set off of eBay, minus the little photos. As cute as the pieces are, they are incredibly fragile. I am very careful with my things, and despite this in the few days I have had the set one of the donkey's ears has broken off and the pennant stick has broken in two. Guess I'll be buying some superglue in the near future. I adore the camera! I haven't figured out how exactly to view the pictures in it yet (even when I squint they're still blurry), but the camera looks very sharp anyway.
I give this set an A for looks, but a C for durability.
This is actually the one piece of furniture I bought when I was a kid, so my Felicity and my sister's Addy would have a place to sit and have tea. I think I chose this particular table because it was the most economically priced, but it's really a versatile table that would be at home in many time periods thanks to its simplicity.
The table and chairs are very sturdy. The drop leafs stay up well, and when they're down it makes it much easier to store the table. The chairs are great for the dolls, no problems staying put. The set has survived being banged around with nary a nick.
As nice as Molly's new table looks, this retired set packs more bang for the proverbial buck. Easy to store, sturdy, holds up well to (ab)use, and easily at home with nearly all the historical dolls. A+
This dress is beautiful in its simplicity. While I liked Sam's stories as a kid, I always thought her collection was a bit too frou-frou. This dress is an exception. It's very versatile and totally appropriate for a little girl of the time period. It's just as believable for Nellie to wear it as it is for Samantha.
I happen to think this dress looks better on redheaded dolls than Samantha. Mia is wearing it now and she looks absolutely adorable!
This dress is beautiful! I'm not a "pink" person, but this dress is a gorgeous shade of pink. Love the colors on the hairbow.
The only thing is that this dress is a wee bit snug, especially in the arms (as qnpoohbear noted). I managed to put it on my Josefina (of unknown vintage, but I believe she is PM) and had to very carefully shimmy the sleeves up her arms. I'm not sure this would fit on my sister's PM Addy.
I've been collecting Addy stuff to complete my sister's collection, which she hopes to pass down to a future daughter, but I like this dress so much I may keep just this one for myself.
Post by AlohaJedi on Sept 15, 2008 16:12:16 GMT -5
Pros: Cute, lots of pieces for what you pay Cons: The surfboard is very heavy. It's good that it's substantial, but there is no way the doll can pose with it standing up without leaning against a wall or something.
That being said, I do love this set. Some pictures:
Post by AlohaJedi on Sept 15, 2008 15:58:25 GMT -5
This is one of my favorite outfits, and a must-have since I live in Hawaii.
Everyone above has done such an excellent job describing the outfit, so I'll only mention one or two things. First off, the kukui nut necklace - kukui nuts are generally round, not flat like they are here, and I haven't seen too many painted kukui nut leis (or necklaces). Small nitpick there.
ZenPug mentioned that it was difficult to see the necklace when the lei was on. It's very common to wear multiple leis on special occasions like birthdays or graduations. Also, you can see more of the necklace when you put the lei on the proper way. Leis should be worn with half in the front, half in the back - in other words, centered on the shoulders and not just hanging off the neck (that said, they do tend to slip).
LOVE the pineapple ukelele. It really is precious!
Post by AlohaJedi on Sept 12, 2008 20:15:24 GMT -5
Given all the pieces in the set, this is well worth the price tag.
It's a very cute outfit! It's a bit pink and fancy for Kit, but that doesn't change how awesome this set is! I joked with my roommate that if someone made this outfit for adults, I'd buy and wear it despite my hatred of pink.
All the pieces seem to be very well-made. The skirt is much lighter than Addy's school skirt or Kirsten's winter outfit skirt, but it does not seem cheaply made. I think all the pieces would hold up pretty well to play.
If you put the shirt and skirt together just by themselves, it actually reminds me of some women's fashions in the 1970s.
My grade: A+, for value, cuteness, and mix-and-match potential
Post by AlohaJedi on Sept 12, 2008 19:48:22 GMT -5
I just got Mia in the mail today!
First off, she is ADORABLE. As others mentioned, her hair isn't really red - more like a strawberry blonde (my youngest sister - the reason I bought Mia - has the very same hair color. EXACTLY. lol). It's nice and thick and shiny.
I love the "hazel" eyes - I wish American Girl would use this as the default green eyes instead of the unnatural neon green. Her eyes are about the same color as mine - which are technically green. A pic for comparison (I look slightly cross-eyed):
I'm not a huge fan of her meet outfit as a whole, but I can see using the pieces separately.
Overall, I love her to pieces and am so glad I got her!