Having a two month old daughter I am slowly entering into the fascinating world of girl toys. This next review is for my niece who is five years old and loves to play with dolls: Our Generation
Our Generation is unlike any that has come before. We’re helping our families learn to recycle, holding bake sales to support charities, even holding penny drives to build homes for orphaned children in Haiti. We’re helping our little sisters learn to read and even making sure the new kid at school has a place to sit in the cafeteria.
All that and we still find time to play hopscotch and hockey. To catch frogs, climb trees, do cartwheels all the way down the block and laugh with our friends until soda comes out of our noses. You know, to be kids.
Will we have a big impact on the world? We already have. What’s ahead for us? What’s ahead for the world? We have no idea. We’re too busy grabbing and holding on to the joy that is today.
Yep. This is our time. This is our story.
I had the chance to review a doll and a horse:
Includes 1 poseable Lily Anna 18″ doll; 1 red dress with 1 pair of shoes; 1 riding outfit with 1 pair of riding pants, 1 pair of boots, 1 tee shirt, 1 jacket and 1 helmet; 1 pair of undies; 1 pair of socks; 1 lemonade pitcher with 2 glasses, 4 lemon slices and 1 plate with 2 sandwiches; 1 bag of apple seeds; 1 lemonade poster; 1 Jamboree invitation; 1 horse show jumping certificate; 1 prize ribbon; 1 OG Outfitters catalog; 1 “Adventures at Shelby Stables”
Retails for $31.29 at Target
Includes: 1 poseable horse, 1 saddle, 1 bridle with fabric reins, 1 saddle pad, 1 feed bag, 1 canteen, 1 sponge, 1 bucket, 1 brush, 1 spray bottle, 1 wrist watch, 1 completion certificate, 1 trail map and 1 OG Outfitters catalog
Retails for $34.89 at Target
My take: My sister was so excited when she heard I was going to review this line as she knew all about it (I told you I am very new to all this girl stuff). The single frustrating thing about these products is the packaging. It took me 15+ minutes to free the doll, horse and all the accessories. I do realize that they want to showcase each accessory and make everything easily visible. When that was out of the way the real fun began. Take a look at what comes with each figure:
Being a huge reader myself I first sat down and read the book the “Adventures at Shelby Stables” which was charming in both its stories and the messages found in the book. Some of the messages: learn to love yourself, don’t be afraid and keep yourself open to new opportunities. I really love how all the accessories are custom made to go along with the book- the lemonade, the apple seeds etc. I do wish that the certificates were made from a more sturdy material since I can see them easily torn. The details amazed me- the design of the saddle pad, the stitching on the saddle, the lemon slices on the glasses- all just perfect.
The doll is gorgeous and her eyes close when she lays down. Her hair is luxurious and the clothes are very detailed. The horse is my favorite with the adjustable joints and the gorgeous mane of hair. I really like that you can use part of the packaging for a stable- very creative. When I tried to place the doll on the horse I was concerned because the doll’s knees don’t bend, however with a little bit of effort I was able to bend her hips so she could fit in the saddle.
All in all I believe Our Generation products are going to be on the wanted list for many girls this holiday season and with good reason. The prices are very reasonable, there are tons of accessories and above all girls of all ages will love them.
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