Post by americanmommy on Apr 29, 2006 0:22:43 GMT -5
Kit’s Homemade Scooter $24 QSCT
This set includes Kit's scooter and a set of trading cards.
This item is oh so cute! I really love it. It is a nice size for the dolls, and the colors are very pretty. It rolls nicely and seems sturdy enough for play.
I do wish the scooter was made of wood. It is really obvious that it is plastic. It really seems cheap if you have it near any of Kit's "real" items. All of the plastic has a wood grain texture. The handle bar and foot board come closer to passing for wood than the crate it's self does .I can only assume it was made of plastic so it would be better for play. I also worry that the chrome look will wear off of the wheels with a little use.
It also really bothers me that they made a place for Grace to ride between Kit's feet. Grace was an adult basset hound. Based on the pictures of Grace in the book, I would not think she would have fit on a scooter with Kit. However, She does look really cut peeking through that window.
Also, I do not remember there ever being a scooter in any of Kit's stories. A red wagon and basket of eggs would have been a better choice for AG to make, in my opinion.
B+ It would have been an A+ if it were made of wood. Bonus points for keeping it affordable.
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Post by SailAwayAK~ on Jun 26, 2006 4:06:45 GMT -5
OUrs sees a lot of playtime here at home. I am disappointed that the metalic paint job on the wheels chips and scratches off. I wish that had been made with metal and not plastic. the thing is cheap over all and just blech. I ofcourse had to have it when it was released and it does make a nice way to display your doll without a stand.
so cute! i've been trying to get this for a while and finally did.
ETA: theone thing i don't like about this is how you almost have to have grace to have the set. the box says grace and she can easily stick her head through. i personally don't have grace but now wish i did. maybe that's what they were going for?
while it is plastic, wood could pose being a threat to youngr children. it could break easier and cause splinters. all due respect, but i'm not sure if you should degrade this becasue it's not what you wanted.
A . very cute and i can see much playablility with it in my future!!
I love my American girls and my rabbits
Ag's: Kaya, Felicity, Lissie, Samantha, Sammy, Nellie, Molly, Kailey, Marisol, Jess, Nicki, Mia, Chrissa, Sonali, Cher, Lily, Hannah, Eleanore, and Charlie
Rabbits: too many to name!
I don't think even as a kid I would have enjoyed this, not when there are My Little Ponies out there with better scooters! This looks nice until you pick it up and realize it's kind of cheap. It goes well with the rest of Kit's furniture and its a well thought out piece--I could see many kids in the Depression making things similar--but its still a let down. It isn't as nice as any of Kit's other furniture pieces.
As for Grace fitting on here, I'm sure she could do it, but if she was anything like my childhood pet (beagle and Basset mix) Kiki, she wouldn't have had the patience to keep her head hanging out of the thing for so long, and probably would have been rather uncomfortable. 10 year old girls just aren't that tall or anything, so I would imagine that a dog like Grace--or my dog Kiki, would have felt a tad uncomfortable to have a human almost sitting on them like they are a horse or something.
Well thought out item, I'm sure some girls and collectors will love it, but I'm not one of them. Grade: B for being well thought out and cute in appearance.
This is amazing! Though it can only go for Kit, since it says her name, and it says her dog's name. Yea, it's a scooter and it's cute for transportation, but it's plastic. My dad even said that metal wheels are like little death traps. It rolls smooth, Grace fits nicely. Instead of rope for the handles, it's plastic now, which is lame. Ropes are way more practical then. Yea, $24, I could get a new outfit. Only get this if: 1. You are trying to collect all of Kit's items. 2. It's on sale. 3. You love setting up scenes. It's ideal for scenes, and it's cute, but nothing I play with for hours and hours of the day. It actually gets minimum play compared to some of the other items.
C+ Because it's plastic and the ropes were replaced with plastic.