* This item was introduced in 1986 and retired in 2006. *
I love this trunk since it's sturdy and hard to damage. The paint might scratch but the trunk is still intact. (I admit I also like it since it reminds me of a doll trunk I had in the '60s and '70s.) The price seems to have dropped on eBay lately and you can get one for under $100 shipped. A+
Silver and white, shiny and bright! Molly’s trunk is a real sparkler, right down to the stars on the lining inside. A glamorous but sturdy version of the footlockers sailors used during World War Two, it is made of wood covered in white metal, and trimmed with nickel-plated hardware. Inside are three drawers and a red-framed mirror that gleams above the built in shelf. Three heart-trimmed wire hangers are included. Your Molly doll fits right inside the trunk so you can keep her safe and sound. Made to last a lifetime.
$150 MT Retired Summer 2006 **Mirror attached in 1990**
You can see photos I took of one PM trunk at
Here are the two different star patterns in the two trunks I've had:
We were fortunate enough to get this trunk from eBay a year or so ago for well less than original cost.
I'm not a fan of the footlocker style, but since this was for my daughter's rapidly expanding Molly collection, what I thought didn't matter.
Our version is pre-1990 as the mirror is not attached. While the chrome is a little less than shiny, it is in amazing condition for its 18+ years.
The drawers are spacious and the shelves are quite useful for storage. The trunk is heavy and durable, although a little too cumbersome for my 8 year old to lug around on her own.
Here's a photo of Molly next to the trunk so you can see scale in relation to doll:
The best feature of all is the sliding clothes rod. It moves out for easier access to all the dresses we've crammed on there. As you can see, it holds quite a lot!
Aesthetics are always a matter of personal taste. I think Samantha's trunk is far prettier than this one, but that's just me. I'd give Molly's trunk a B grade for looks because it's just not my style...but very much her style, I'll admit that. The trunk's functionality is top rate and it gets an A+ grade from me for that.
As the previous reviewer noted, the trunks have come down in cost since when they were first retired. I wouldn't pay more than $100 for it myself (and I paid considerably less, but I got lucky) because shipping has to be a consideration. It's heavy, so it will not be cheap to send.
About how tall are the drawers? I was going to either get this trunk, Samanthas,or Mias Bedroom Furniture but I have most of Mollys bedroom collection so I'm leaning towards this one. I know Mias drawers are quite small but are these a good size?
My dolls: Samantha, Molly, Emily, Josefina, Julie, Kirsten, Marisol, Chrissa, Brianna (#6), Kit, Rebecca, Lanie, Brooklyn (#29), Bitty Twins Kristy and Chris
Be careful about storing a doll in this long term, since the metal will tarnish. I had Molly in her trunk for probably a decade (while I went to college, had kids, etc.) and when I got her out again, I found that her face had been pressed up against one of the metal parts - probably one of the drawer pulls? - and she had gray tarnish stains in the vinyl of her noce & cheek. Yes, it's nice that it's real metal, but you do have to watch out for that.
On the other hand, since it's metal it's mostly indestructible. (Other than some scratches on the paint.) Mine got banged around a LOT and everything inside came out in great shape.
I really like this trunk. Mine has a place where a mirror is (was), located above the shelves inside. It has a red colored frame. Over the years the mirror has since dissappeared and now I have a red frame without a mirror in it. So now I will have to find a small enough mirror somewhere to fit inside the frame.
The space is generous. I can store lots of clothing or accessories inside of the drawers. I can probably hang about 10 pieces of clothing from the hanging rack, so that is nice.
The outside of the trunk is pretty durable and mine has the usual wear on it, but it's not too bad considering it's age. It's actually quite sturdy.
I would recommend this anyone who may be considering this. I rate it an A+.