I just discovered that I bought the first version of Molly's radio that actually picks up AM stations. It is also bigger than the later version.
Has anyone every heard of this type of radio?? I was just curious because in the doll pages for Molly it didn't even show this radio as the first version.
I would love to hear how rare this rare is. I have sent pictures of the old version of Molly's radio to Sail-Away. I don't know how to post pictures to the board. Hopefully she will be able to upload them for others to see this sweet radio.
Older version dimensions are 4 7/8" X 3 1/2" X 1 1/2" New version dimensions are 3 1/2" X 2 1/2" x 1 1/2"
So far I have gotten 2 stations to come in. I live in a rural area where any type of reception is spotty so I would think in an urban area many stations would come in on the radio.
Post by sheltiesweetie2007 on Mar 17, 2008 20:04:59 GMT -5
Overall Grade: A I don't have any complaints about Molly's radio. Mine is several years old and is still in great working order. It looks nice and can be displayed throughout the year in versatile scenes - bedroom, desk, kitchen, etc.
Original Description: There were few televisions in 1944, so families gathered around the radio for news and entertainment. You can listen in just like the McIntires did on Christmas Day. Press the red button to hear snippets from actual World War Two era shows. There’s even a special message from Captain McIntire!
$20 MCAR Introduced 1994, Retired 2005
This is one of the accessories that does not look cheaply made despite being made of plastic. The exterior is a marbled brown. The left dial controls the radio volume. The red button will play the message. The station tuner and right dial are just for show.
The speaker and battery case are located on the back of the radio. The radio is about 1 1/4 inches deep, 2 1/2 inches high, and 3 1/4 inches long.
The radio comes with a pamphlet that talks about radio in the 1940's and suggests specific programs to check out at the library. The inside of the pamplet contains a diagram that explains how to use Molly's radio.
I bought Molly's radio off e-bay and it just arrived. I was totally excited until I played it.
Is it supposed to sound full of static? I can understand Captain McIntire, the music from the Lone Ranger and a little of the part about the Victory Garden but the rest is so full of static that I can't determine what they are saying. I would love to know. Maybe if I knew what the words are supposed to be I could then understand it. Are they written down anywhere?
Please tell me how yours sounds. I didn't get any instructions or info with it.
Mine sounds quite static-y - as though it's an old radio and one of the programs is coming all the way from war torn London. On mine, you get a snipet of a song or something, then static as you are searching for a new station, than another snipet of another speech.
Post by PikachusKetchup 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.