Post by momof6under8 on May 23, 2007 12:19:47 GMT -5
This mini Mac computer is an exact replica right down to the switch on the back and the Apple logo on the front. The computer is made of plastic and takes 2 AAA batteries. When you flip the switch on the back of the PC/monitor you will hear a familiar little beep letting you know that the computer is "booting up." The screen will appear exactly like a Mac of its time would have complete with a little trash can in the lower right hand corner! Touch the keyboard to see your dolly's field trip report appear and you can even read it too!! Tap the mouse and make stars that will form the Big Dipper. This computer is FABULOUS. It even comes complete with a tiny little AG mousepad. One of AGs best accessories in my opinion. Grade A+.
Post by princessemily on Apr 16, 2008 22:10:49 GMT -5
I've wanted this since it first appeared in the catalogue, so I finally got my own last summer. It didn't come with the mousepad. The Mac screen is so realistic and takes me back to when I worked on a computer just like that in elementary school.
The downside is that it seems disproportionate to the dolls. It's also a bit hard to get the batteries in, although it makes a great prop even without turning it on.
Last Edit: Oct 16, 2010 13:47:27 GMT -5 by princessemily
Post by Dragonslovedolls on Oct 1, 2008 18:03:10 GMT -5
I was lucky enough to score this on Ebay a couple of years ago and I love it! I couldn't believe how detailed it is. And we're a Mac family so I was especially thrilled for my dolls to have one as well It's a perfect replica of the little Macintoshes we used in the mid 80s at RMIT. They were only quite little machines so I think the scale is probably pretty accurate. I really wish AG still made doll scale computers that were good replicas of existing real models... even if not Mac.
I have this and I think it's super adorable. I had the same computer growing up.
I agree with the disproportionate thing. Look at the size of the keys and the mouse, and then look at your hands. I never noticed it when I was little, though.
I think the report screen it comes with is a lot better than the clock/address book thing they've done with the doll computers they've made since then, and a lot more realisitic. I hope they will go in this direction with the next doll computer.
I give it a A+ for cuteness, realism, playability, and nostalgia... but must subtract a letter grade for the scaling.
A funny story... I'm rounding up the AGoT accessories that I'm not planning on using anymore and giving them to my 9-year-old sister... when I was talking to her on the phone I asked her if she wanted this computer, and she told me she already had it. And I had to say, "No you don't, it's four years older than you are" and felt very old. I think she will be amazed at what computers used to look like.
I lucked out and got this - still working! I answered a CL ad for Addy's desk set, and when I went to purchase it they "threw" this in. It's just adorable and a real blast from the past. My 5 year old DD is loving it. Her brother keeps bugging her, so she said to me, "He's not letting me fake read my fake emails!"
McKenna's meet top (swing top only)
Samantha's Indian Head Penny
I started writing this review and almost put it in the Accessories section. Good thing I looked here first.
Boot your American Girl’s Apple Macintosh computer with the flip of a switch. Use the keyboard to scroll through her field trip report about the planetarium. Scoot the mouse along the mousepad to add stars to the constellation on the screen.
$32 GSAC discontinued 1999
A very nice and highly detailed piece. The keys are labeled and the keyboard can actually be pressed (all the letter keys are actually one large key) and the mouse can be pressed or clicked as well. My version, bought from a member, did not come with a mousepad. In a pinch, a piece of paper or foam board can be used as a mousepad.
The on/off switch is located on the back of the monitor. I did not try to turn on the computer and because the battery compartment (located on the bottom of the CPU/Monitor) had a broken tab, I could not access the battery compartment. Still, even as a display piece, it looks great.
As others have mentioned about the size, I thought it seemed a bit small when I held it in my hands, and I felt it was small, even as a child's computer. I checked it against my 1:6 dolls and their hands fit perfectly on the keyboard for touch typing. I would say that this accessory was closer to 1:5 scale than truly 1:3 scale. it is still a wonderful piece and I'm really glad to have it.
Det. Olivia Benson: "I had lots of dolls but never ones as nice as yours." Billy Jessup: "Girls are lucky, they can play with dolls, boys can't." Det. Fin Tutuola: "I had dolls." Billy Jessup: "You did?" Det. Fin Tutuola: "Yeah ... G.I. Joe, Batman..." Billy Jessup: "Those are action figures." - Law and Order SVU, Dolls
Love this playset and all the adorable details! The scale is a little small compared to the dolls, but correctly scaled to the furniture (which is typically on the smaller side) so I understand the discrepancy. I'm amazed that it works after all these years! Definitely an A+