The car is plastic and fairly sturdy, but I think you could easily lose a bumper with rough play so if your child is not so gentle you might want to think twice about getting this and just go with the Target car instead.
It fits two dolls fairly easily. You have to put the one that's going into the driver's seat in first because she'll have to go in a bit sideways.
Minis and Julie's dogs that she walks can fit in the back, but the minis don't really sit. I'm sure the regular AG pets (i.e. Coconut et. al.) won't fit in back, but they'll fit in the front seat.
The bucket of stuff doesn't fit in the back or the trunk. There is enough room in the trunk for some small items. The front lights turn on, but not the rear. They only stay on for ~30 seconds or so, though. The radio plays about fifteen seconds of four different songs all of which sound like they're from the 70s but none of which I recognize. There are videos on youtube if you want to know what the car sounds like. It has a wee little stick shift! I love it, I've been driving a stick shift almost as long as I've been driving.
There are seat belts, of course, but you can feel free to ignore them because no one wore seat belts in the 70s. LOL! This is a great item and your kids will have a ball with it but it's awfully pricey. Still, I give it a solid A for AWESOME!
Last Edit: Jun 30, 2012 12:16:04 GMT -5 by Lionlover
Backpack Carrier $48.00 Grey and Pink Corduroy material Backpack with AG logo in the front. The backpack comes with an opening in the front for the doll to stand in
I saw this in the store. I'm sorry, I didn't take a picture. I thought it was pretty nice. It's mostly gray with pink as the decorating color. It's got two compartments, one to put stuff in and one in front for the doll. I considered buying it but it seemed awfully pricey at $48. If you or your child likes to bring the doll places though I think it's nicer than the doll totes because you can carry it on your back and have your hands free. It seems like it'll hold more stuff, too. It's made for one doll but I suppose you could put a doll in each compartment.
The new one is all cloth and doesn't have a handle. It's more like a cloth bag with shoulder straps. I don't think the main compartment has a zipper, I think maybe it either doesn't close or it's pulled closed with strings, like the neck strings on a doll. I'm pretty sure the front doll flap didn't have shoulder straps for the doll, either. The top of the flap was elastic to hold the doll in. Hopefully someone is going to a store soon and can post a pic.
Post by Lionlover on Sept 19, 2010 23:07:20 GMT -5
I put a tension rod in mine and you can hang more stuff up that way but the dresses hang into the toile boxes because they're so long. The hangers fit kind of funny too because they're just slightly too wide to fit in so they have to go slightly sideways. I think as is (without the tension rod) this is probably the worst storage piece AG has ever made. For $175 it ought to hold more than 4-6 dresses and a few accessories. Fortunately I only bought it for looks. I do love it.
I don't have exact dimension but it would work to hold a netbook, ipod and chargers. They should fit nicely without a lot of room to spare if you're looking for something that isn't oversized. I saw it in Natick today and it doesn't look flimsy to me. It's lined with what seems like sturdy cloth and the strap is not at all flimsy. I don't know about the fraying, though. It might fray since it's a knit bag. I like it though and I'm thinking of getting myself one. Hope that helps.
I just got this piece. I mostly agree with the above but I believe the base is the same wood as the rest of the chifforobe. I really wish the clothing rod went all the way across. That's the only thing I found really disappointing; I didn't realize it was only a half rod. It's a nice, sturdy piece of furniture though so I am glad overall that I got it. My Molly's collection long ago outgrew her trunk.