Hello everyone! As you all are guessing, I got up super early on Thursday to look at all the new releases on the AG website. And then I went back to bed. XD
However, I was very excited about all the new items and am loving almost everything! Today I’ll be sharing my thoughts about Melody Ellison’s collection. :)
Melody Doll, Book and Accessories – $134
Someone already has asked if I’m going to get Melody, and the answer is probably not. I do love her, and she is super cute, but I just feel like I don’t have a connection with her. My mom loves her even more than I do, but I can’t say for sure if Melody will be added to her or my collection. I love how they’ve added another AA doll to the Beforever lineup!
Melody’s Floral Fancy Dress – $34
I think this is cute and I love the high-low hemline – very trendy. The gloves are cute and the shoes match the outfit nicely. I wish that it came with at least a headband or a hair clip though.
Melody’s Pajamas – $24
ADORABLE!! Look at her slippers! Those are just the cutest. And I love her hair in braids. It just complements the outfit. *squeals* I love the childish look of the pajamas. :) I might get these even if I don’t buy Melody.
Melody’s Play Outfit – $28
This is probably my favorite outfit of Melody’s. I love the bright colors, especially the blue. The shoes are a bit interesting, but I think they are okay. I might buy this.
Melody’s Christmas Outfit – $34
Okay, I LOVE this. The gold looks amazing on Melody. The lace looks so fancy with the bows, and I just love the entire assemble.
Melody’s Fancy Coat and Hat – $34
I love this even more! In my opinion, this coat is gorgeous and timeless. Even Jamie would wear it. I think she’d look fabulous in it. The price is a bit steep for a hat and coat, but the fur and working buttons make it more agreeable.
Melody’s Hairstyling Set – $22
Melody’s bump hair add-on is super cute! It’s very fancy and grown up looking when on Melody. I love the bow and flowers that can be worn around her wrist. This is one of my mom’s favorite pieces in Melody’s collection. :D
Melody’s Bedroom Accessories – $45
For the price, this doesn’t come with much. The radio may work, but most of the other pieces are made of paper.
Melody’s Block Part Set – $68
The details in this set are amazing! The bingo game, you can actually play! And AG stated that the pies in the jar lids are actually something girls ate back then! :) I want my own jar lid pie…
Melody’s Travel Essentials – $48
This set looks very vintage, in a good way of course. The roses look like something popular back then. The suitcase could be used for modern dolls as well. I like the versatility of this set.
Melody’s Microphone Set – $38
Even though the microphone does play some sounds and can actually amplify girls’ voices, I can’t see myself spending almost $40 on this set. It would probably just be a decor piece in my house, so I’m probably not buying this.
Melody’s Electric Piano – $48
I love how all the notes actually play a note on the piano and you can change how the piano sounds! I think this is really cute.
Melody’s Dog – $24
Little Bojangles!! He’s adorable. And look, he even has the leash/bow on his collar just like Bonbon did! Even though he’s cute, I prefer the Truly Me pets so I probably won’t buy him.
Melody Ellison Mini Doll – $24
I might actually get this for one of my dolls. :) I don’t love the 18″ doll enough to buy her, but I might get this version. She’s so cute!
Recording Studio – $250
I love the play value of this piece! There are so many accessories to play with, and there’s space for 2 girls to play; one on each side. I’m guessing the structure is wood, and I love all the details they’ve added. I like this, but not enough to buy it.
Melody’s Bed and Bedding – $95
This may be historically accurate, that I do not know. I think this is okay.. I don’t really have an opinion about it.
Melody’s Table and Chairs – $85
This set is cute.. those chairs look like plastic to me, though they could be metal.
And those are my thoughts on Melody’s collection! I’ll be doing a Truly Me/Beforever my thoughts post soon. :D
What is your favorite piece in Melody’s collection?
– American Girl Doll Artist
P.S. I’m expecting a HUGE package tomorrow :P
P.P.S. I have listened to Piano Guys the entire time while writing this post. I can’t wait to go see them in concert next month! *dies*