Post by Darthstar76 on Jul 4, 2007 12:24:27 GMT -5
While I don't have pictures handy, I will give a quick review. I can say that I am not impressed with this outfit. I picked it up at the outlet sale for about $6, and even for that price, I don't think I'll keep it. The robe is made of terry cloth, but a poor grade which leave the fabric feeling somewhat stiff. The floral pattern that they attempted to apply to the terry clothes seems faded. The belt of the robe is incredibly stiff. This is not a robe that gives a fuzzy wuzzy warm and cozy just got out of the bath kinda feel. The slippers also are non-impressive. It is pretty clear why this outfit was discontinued after being on the market only 6 short months. I prefer the AGT bubble robe or even the bitty baby white and plaid robe much much better! I hope someone else has a better review!
This outfit is such a disappointment that none of my 7 girls were willing to try it on. It consists of a robe, slippers, instructions for hair wrap, and hair wrap. There is also a book. Why AG couldn't just make a towel instead of a hair wrap (that's what most people have to put their hair in the way the doll is shown on the website) is beyond me. The slippers are okay. The robe itself is not bad. The book is forgettable. This outfit was honestly more impressive on the website. I'm immensely grateful that I did not pay full price for it. I have another AG robe set, from 1999, and I like it a lot more. This one is just not that good or interesting, and the way the hair wrap is made just made it more complicated for a little girl to figure out, let alone a collector like me.
Last Edit: Jul 4, 2007 19:16:14 GMT -5 by thanx2mj
Post by okstateprincess11 on Jul 11, 2007 14:33:53 GMT -5
My Grade A+ I love this robe set and so does rhianna. I am glad personally that they did put the hair wrap in. i dont think that the way to put it on was all that difficult. the robe is soft and I like the pattern and the fact that it is reversible the stickers are fun and very cute.
I think this outfit is worth the $8 it ended up on sale, but not the $24 AG originally was asking for it. The robe is the center of this outfit, but it's the worst piece that came with it. The material is thin and not pleasant. I also am not thrilled with the fit. The robe is a little too short to me. The pockets are only on the floral print side, but you can see the stitching on the orchid side. The belt loops are pieces of ribbon sewn through holes so they can be used on either side.
I do like the slippers for their color and because they're great simple slippers. They have the thick, clear elastic on them to help them stay on. They're made of a softer terry cloth than the robe is.
The turbin is really cute and well-designed. I like that it has an elastic loop to put it back in, so it's not hard to make it cute. I twisted Tia's hair up and then put the turbin on in the floral-sided pictures, and tried to put the turbin up with the hair in the orchid-sided pictures. When I put the turbin up with the hair, the hair started to fall out the front a bit. The turbin is made from the same material as the slippers. I think it would also be useful to keep doll hair out of velcro, but I have not used it for that myself.
I have not used the toenail stickers, so I can't really speak for them besides saying they're pretty. They're a fine sparkle that does look like real nail polish.
The set also comes with a book titled Stories You'll Love. It contains two stories written by girls. They are both winners of AG magazine's writing contests. The first is titled "Finders Keepers" and it's description is "Erin finds the perfect puppy, but is it really hers to keep?" The second is "Happily Never After" and it's description is "Once upon a time, Fairy Tale Land was not a happy place. See what happens after your favorite stories end." These are cute stories, especially if you don't already have the magazines with them.