Post by mollygirl1944 on Dec 16, 2006 12:29:34 GMT -5
Version II I can't believe no one has reviewed this! I love this lunch, it has a high playability factor. I consists of: a red metal lunch box(I have the second version, does anyone have the first), a tiny PB&J sandwich, a stick of celery(you have to eat your vegetables), a carrot, and an oreo-type cookie. Love the detailing on this set. The handle closes with a tiny fastner, there is PB&J coming out of the sandwich, and there are little etching in the vegetables and the cookie. I will post pics as soon as I take them. I also want to add that I don't have the carrot, because my cousin stole it when I first got it!
Version II I love this set also! it is soooo cute I recieved it as a stocking stuffer from "santa" years ago and it was the best stoking stuffer I have ever had (: I give it an A I would give it an A+ but I wish it would have come with another peice of food.
Post by American Girl Rescue on Oct 29, 2007 9:18:48 GMT -5
Molly’s Lunchbox -Version II MSALR - $16 (code and price change F5425 - $20 in 2006)
"Metal was in short supply during the war, so Molly didn’t get a brand-new lunchbox of her own. Instead, she carried her lunch to school in a red lunchbox that was a hand-me-down from her sister Jill. Molly’s food wasn’t fancy, but it sure tasted good—a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a carrot stick, a piece of celery, a ripe pear, and a cookie for desert. You even get 10 practical paper napkins!"
Food sets are always a big hit around here. We have all of them.
Molly's is one of my favorites because it has that adorable little metal lunch box like I used to carry!
The food is so real looking. I love the mini peanut butter & jelly sandwich that Molly has. The oreo-like cookie is a bit big for her, but if it were scale sized, I'm sure we'd loose it too soon. The celery, carrots and pear are more scale.
The lunch box measures 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" by 1 1/2" deep.
The latch on the lunch box is pretty fragile, so I wouldn't recommend it be given to a young child to use. Over all Grade A
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.
Version III Just received my "free shipping order" that included the lunch. I had a lunch box just like this when I was a kid. The sandwich is cute, the napkins are great, but the glommed-together items are making me crazy. My grandchildren and I already made a pear, and separate carrot and celery sticks that look realistic so I may just make a cookie and put these away. But I won't make an Oreo cookie - nobody I knew ever had store-bought cookies! Our mums made oatmeal, peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies.
Post by JustMagicMaria on Feb 18, 2011 21:48:28 GMT -5
This set makes much more sense to me since it has paper bags and they were even collecting bottle caps in the stories for the war effort. (But then they say the metal lunch box was a hand-me-down from Jill.) I love how everything is realistic, just miniaturized. This set gets an A!
I also have an early version of the lunchbox with the unclumped food.
Version III I recently bought this set with the free shipping offer and decided to post some pictures of this version since there aren't any in this thread. Of course I would have preferred the version without the clumped-together food, but I guess the one good thing is the whole sandwich instead of just the half. I'd give it a B.
Everything came sealed up. The set includes a red lunckbox; peanut butter and jelly sandwich; 2 celery and carrot sticks (clumped together); a pear and cookie (clumped together); and 10 paper napkins.
I tried to get the detail of the sandwich
You can kind of see the PB&J
Here's the pearcookie and celerrot
Here's Molly going in for a bite. Mmmm...
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Post by MollyEmily4Ever on Dec 22, 2011 12:08:37 GMT -5
Like with Kit, I'm so glad I got the original version. I prefer NOT having the food clumped together. I love the detail on the sandwich. Again, I was young when I got this, and I loved it so much that I had my mom pack PB&J, carrot, celery, pear and cookie for lunch for me at school the next day!
I got this for Christmas as a kid (along with a few of Molly's school things) and absolutely LOVED it! I still have all the original food; sooo glad this version isn't clumped-- ick, that would just look odd to me! I did like the "brown bag lunch" idea, though, so my mom bought me some mini paper bags to put in it, as well. (Since my Molly has a huge sweet tooth, she got a couple more plastic cookies from me: an oreo and a choc'chip, yummm!)
Post by sydsagdolls on Jul 19, 2012 16:40:44 GMT -5
Does anyone know if Molly's Lunch was ever made out of a rubbery substance? I got some pieces that look very close to Molly's lunch and I don't know if they are authentic. My DD has Molly's lunch but it is made out of some type of clay. I looked in the review section, but no one mentioned any different "rubbery" food. I have the pear, half sandwich and the cookie. The are pretty much the same size as DD's. Any help would be appreciated.
Actually the very first (prototype and 80's versions) are made from a hard clay. Some of my food pieces have actual finger prints in the clay were you can tell they were hand-formed. Later versions (with the paper bag and with the red lunch box) were made from rubbery-plastic.
I recently purchased Version II from a board member and had no idea that the lunch box was different from Version III. Here are a couple of (best I could do with a cell phone) pictures of the differences.
I couldn't capture the color difference with my camera, but Version III is a bit darker than Version II.
Version III (right) has the visible silver hardware.
Here is a top view of the open lunch boxes. The paint on Version II (left) comes up to the rim. The paint on Version III (right) stops 3/4 of the way up. When the lid is closed the silver is not visible.
Another look at the paint as well as the AG logo on the top lid on Version III (right).
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I hate making consecutive posts so mods can merge these if you want.
I have three versions of the food items. I think some Version I sets were made out of clay as said above. Version I(?) is on the left; Version II in the middle; Version III on the right.
You can see that the sandwich, carrot, and cookie from Version I (left) look "hand-formed". I'm not sure about the pear. Sorry I don't have the celery stick. The sandwich is smooth and doesn't have the texture like that of Version II (right). Are these peices authentic?
Here is a comparison of Version II (left) and Version III. Other than the slight difference in the color of the carrot and that the whole sandwich is a greyish white, these two versions are basically the same... just that the molds were merged together. Okay well I guess the pear looks a litte narrower in Version III.
Close up of the textures of the sammiches
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Post by chernayakoshka on Sept 28, 2019 17:21:16 GMT -5
I got Molly’s lunch when I was a kid even though I didn’t have Molly. I liked the set and thought it suited a modern girl just as well as a girl from the 1940s. Now, I still like it for a modern, but am very pleased to finally have a Molly to give it to. I got this in the early 2000s and believe that it is Version II.
Lunchbox – A+
Molly’s metal lunchbox is bright red with a silver interior, a silver handle, and a latch to keep it shut. Granted, I was an older child when I received it (about 12 years old), but I think it’s pretty sturdy and would hold up well to play. The latch is both secure and easy to use. It’s a nicely made box that seems like it would be able to withstand a lot.
Sandwich – A+
My version comes with half a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I’ve always been impressed with AG’s food, and this is no exception. The bread is actually textured and there’s a “crust” side that’s darker and smoother than the rest. It looks like an honest-to-God PB&J. Mine seems to be made of a soft, somewhat bendy plastic.
Pear – A
The pear is well-shaped with detailed yellow-green colouring and the occasional brown spot. It’s definitely a pear! My sole complaint is that the seam is very visible in the plastic. I never noticed it as a kid, but I definitely see it now…and it bugs me.
Cookie – A+
Looks just like a knock-off Oreo! I like the design carved in the top and the ridges around the edge – there’s a lot of detail in this little cookie. It makes me really want an Oreo…
Carrot and Celery – A+
I love the detail in these. Both have lines moulded into them to make them look more realistic, and it’s a touch that makes them stand out. I’m really glad that I don’t have the version that’s clumped together because that would just be kind of lame – I like them as separate pieces. Like the sandwich, they’re pretty bendy.
This might seem a little enthusiastic for paper napkins, but I just adore that they’re like tiny versions of the napkins I had in my lunchbox as a kid. There’s nothing particularly special about them – they’re just napkins – but they look great! I did always wonder why Molly need so many of them.
This is a great addition to Molly’s school collection. My BFF in middle school had the Version I of this lunch set and I remember her food being similar (she didn’t have the lovely hand-moulded stuff – we were just too young for that version!). Molly’s lunch may have been simple, but it certainly looked good. A+
My dolls: Samantha, Tess (Bitty Baby), Kit, Emma (#4), Molly, Elizaveta (My Twinn), Aziza (Goetz Little Sister), Saila (Maplelea), Kirsten, Viktoria, Peggy (#58), Marya Gregoryavna, Byron, Caroline, Alyssa (Stardust Classics), Joan of Arc (Dolls from Heaven), Luciana, Addy, Kaya, Rose (Magic Attic), Odette (Vanage Kristelle), and Blaire.