Hello, friends and fellow collectors! Long time no blog, I know. Life has been unkind to me and my family, and for whatever reason I haven't much felt like doing anything that could end up in socializing. But I try, I try. I'm here today to talk about the awesome new releases of V-Day '13. I'm not going to try to get to everything... while I do have an opinion on pretty much everything (doll related and otherwise), I'm only going to discuss the things I feel strongly about.
So let's start in the boudoir! *cue music*
Olly Molly, the doll voted Most Likely to Be Archived three years running in the AG yearbook, has a new bed and new PJs! And, the kick in the pants is that they are limited edition. Now the PJs are a doable $24 and have already announced that they need me to buy them for Ellen. But the bed, which is quite darling (if a tad monochromatic), is a tougher pill to swallow at $94. It's not the price so much as the fact that we will surely have less than a year to decide/save/purchase/stash. AG has been overwhelming collectors a bit too much lately. We're to be expected to get new historical things and Saige things AND still keep roofs over our heads. I know, I know... you can't have everything. But some people would get everything if they had the time to space out the purchases. But this LE label moves merch, and if Molly does get the ax this year, her stuff will go quickly. I like the bed, but my Molly has the
hideous, er... I mean... classic red bed. I am considering this bed for Ivy, but honestly, I'm not getting my hopes up that I will be able to afford the bed. I've got to try and prioritize the things on my want list.
Then, we have Caroline's work dress.
Talk about cute, amiright? I about died when I saw this dress. I remember seeing the illustration of this outfit and seeing it in the paper dolls, but for once, AG improved over the artwork in the actual outfit. I love that it comes with the cap and the perfect little boots. I'm swooning again. I don't have Caroline (yet), but this perfect little outfit is definitely on my wishlist. I've always loved the girls' work dresses and I like that they made one for Caroline. Kudos, AG!
And the sleeper hit of the release, the lemonade stand!
Okay, how cute is this? The twins don't usually have a lot of stuff that interests me, but I'm really into this lemonade stand. The art work on the box is so flower power and vaguely '70s that I can't stop seeing Ivy selling lemonade. My Ivy even has this super cute little yellow summer dress that would look perfect on her. My only concern is that, since this set is designed for the BTs, that the stand won't be high enough. But even so, Ivy could always bring a chair, since she'll be hard at work all afternoon. This little set has me hooked, I'm afraid to say!
Now, I won't get into the MyAG stuff just now. I love the bike, but it's cost prohibitive. I really like the Sweet Spring dress and the Easy Breezy outfit as well, so they'll be going on the wishlist.
Anyways, thanks to the few of you that may read this thing all the way to the end. Go ahead and drop me a comment with your thoughts on the new release!
Bre, AKA Buckingham Alice