Dolly Review: The Queen’s Treasures 18″ Vintage Salvation Army Outfits

For review today are two vintage inspired Salvation Army outfits designed to fit 18″ dolls with bodies similar to American Girl or Madame Alexander Play. These are part of The Queen’s Treasures Doughnut Girls series.

The Queen's Treasures (Donut Girls series)

We’ll start with my favorite outfit– the military green vintage inspired Salvation Army uniform. I love this look! First off, the hat– her garrison cap fits my American Girls head well and looks great on her. It’s put together well and doesn’t have any loose strings or funny folds.  I especially like the detailed Salvation Army patch on the front of the cap.

The Queen's Treasures (Donut Girls Series)

The Queen's Treasures (Donut Girls Series)

The Queen's Treasures (Donut Girls series)

This outfit includes three pieces– the garrison cap, uniform jacket and full skirt. As opposed to snaps, this jacket uses velcro hidden underneath the decorative buttons running down the front. Be careful when you’re pulling the velcro, as only a small square of it is sewn on. The rest is free to make it easy to remove the outfit. I worry about pulling the velcro wrong and accidently ripping a stitch.  While this probably won’t happen, just be gentle with it.

The Queen's Treasures (Donut Girls series)

The Queen's Treasures (Donut Girls Series)

The jacket has real pockets, which is always a plus, even if most 18″ dolls this is designed to fit have limited jointing and most likely can’t use the pockets. The full skirt completes the outfit. It is a great length. It doesn’t touch the floor, so you’ll want to consider ordering matching boots (sold separately) if you’re the type that wants to have the entire look (from head to toe) perfectly period.

As far as fit on my model, the outfit is a little tight in the torso area. Pleasant Company girls like mine are plumper than the current American Girl line, so I’m not surprised the fit wasn’t perfect. However, this outfit fit much better than the last official American Girl outfit I purchased, which was very hard to get on my Girl of Today due to Mattel making the new girls skinnier than mine.

The Queen's Treasures (Donut Girls series)

The second outfit that fits the Salvation Army theme is the Doughnut Girls uniform. This uniform is simpler than the one above. It’s a round collar, long sleeved taupe dress with a full bib apron and red tie. This look isn’t as flashy as the green khaki uniform, but tells a story, nonetheless.

The Queen's Treasures (Donut Girls series)

It’s just as well put together as the first outfit. The dress was a little wrinkled upon arrival, so I had to play with it a bit.  As far as fit goes, the Doughnut Girls uniform runs a little tight in the neck area on my model, a Pleasant Company Samantha. Unlike the first uniform, this isn’t tight in the waist.

The Queen's Treasures (Donut Girls series)

I tried this outfit on a few other doll lines, like Maru and Friends and A Girl for All Time, but honestly? It didn’t work out very well. Both of those lines are much skinnier than American Girl because of their vinyl bodies, so the outfits were way too big for my tastes. Clothing from A Queen’s Treasures seems much better suited to dolls that fit the American Girl or Madame Alexander Play aesthetic. I wasn’t able to try this on any of the My Generation or other ‘store exclusive’ 18″ dolls because, alas, I don’t own any of those. It’s a safe bet that these outfits will fit your American Girl style dolls, though.

The Queen's Treasures (Donut Girls Series)

Overall, I like the look of these two outfits, as well as the craftsmanship. It’s great to know that there is still a line of clothing I can buy for my Pleasant Company dolls that isn’t afraid to go outside the realm of contemporary outfits. I’ll be keeping an eye on future lines to see what other fun outfits come out of The Queen’s Treasures.

Video Review Below:

To see more pieces from The Queen’s Treasures, visit their website or check them out on social media (facebook, pintrest, twitter).

What do you think of these vintage inspired Salvation Army outfits? Share your thoughts below.

July 10, 2015. Tags: , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Dolly Review: 6″ My Little Pony Fair/SDCC Exclusive Chicken Pinkie Pie

I showed you a sneak peek of Chicken Pinkie Pie in my My Little Pony Fair recap and now, for you today, I have a more detailed post about this exclusive figure from Hasbro. There’s not a lot to say about this pony, to be honest.  The idea for this was inspired by a season 2 episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic called Luna Eclipsed.  The episode followed Pinkie Pie as she and the other ponies celebrated a Halloween like holiday.

Chicken Pinkie Pie

Chicken Pinkie Pie came packaged in a box that mimicked carry out chicken. While cool, it was a bit obnoxious to carry around with me. Thank goodness we had a car nearby.

Chicken Pinkie Pie

She has ‘Derpy’ style eyes, which mean her decal eyes are in different positions.

Chicken Pinkie Pie

Her chicken outfit is removable. It has a beak, held on with see-through elastic, yellow tights that cover her hind legs and a soft white chicken suit to finish the look. Her head moves left and right, but her legs are not jointed.

Chicken Pinkie Pie

Chicken Pinkie Pie

I’m not a collector of G4 ponies. They’re too small and too similar line after line for my tastes, however, these 6″ ponies are something I keep an eye on. I had to google the reference, but I like her uniqueness, which I don’t see a lot in the current G4 line.

Chicken Pinkie Pie

Chicken Pinkie Pie retailed at $50.00, which is the absolute max I would pay for this exclusive. While neat, paying any more than that would be over paying for her, I think, so be careful if you’re trying to buy her second hand.  In my opinion, triple digit prices, like the one’s currently on eBay, are much too high.

Video Review Below:

What do you think of Chicken Pinkie Pie? Is she worthy of being an SDCC/MLP Fair exclusive? Share your thoughts below.

July 10, 2015. Tags: , . Uncategorized. 1 comment.

Dolly Review: The Queen’s Treasures 1930’s Style Stove

This week, I’ll be posting a few reviews on products from The Queen’s Treasures. I first came into contact with the line at Toy Fair where I received a tour of the booth from the owner, Joann.

Last month, I received a few items for review from the company. All the pieces I received were from a series themed around the Salvation Army Doughnut Girls. Long story short, in 1917, a Salvation Army ensign and her team was tasked with bringing comfort to the solders fighting in World War I. They decided the best way to do that was to give the soldiers a taste of home and began making doughnuts. The doughnut girls are an important part of the Salvation Army’s legacy and still today, the Salvation Army remembers their story during annual Doughnut days.

The Queen's Treasures (Donut Girls Series)

Now, onto the review!  For review is a 1930’s Style Stove.  This 1930’s Stove is so cool. I love the look and feel of the 1930’s, so it’s no surprise that I am a fan of this unique piece of 18″ doll furniture.

The Queen's Treasures (Donut Girls series)

This stove is hand crafted out of wood. Because of that it feels much sturdier than other plastic doll furniture. The company has a passion for putting together well crafted furniture pieces for 18″ dolls and this piece showcases that.  It is scaled well to your traditional 18″ doll, like American Girl.  One leg of my stove is a little shorter than the other three, making this piece of furniture wobble a little.

The Queen's Treasures (Donut Girls series)

The design, in terms of color, is simple. This stove is off white with details done in black. Equally simple are the small black decorative elements, seen on the oven and second drawer. I think its elegant look is very 1930’s. The three drawers open and close easily with the use of a ball bearing.

The Queen's Treasures (Donut Girls Series)

The Queen's Treasures (Donut Girls Series)

You can open the oven and even pull out the inside tray. Again, none of these pieces are made of plastic.

The Queen's Treasures (Donut Girls series)

The Queen's Treasures (Donut Girls series)

The Queen's Treasures (Donut Girls series)

The Queen's Treasures (Donut Girls Series)

Video Review below:

Overall, this is a nice, solid piece of 18″ doll furniture. I love the look of this 1930’s Style Stove and the fact that it is so well made. To see more pieces from The Queen’s Treasures, visit their website or check them out on social media (facebook, pinterest, twitter).

What do you think of this fun, retro 18″ scaled doll stove? Do you have a favorite piece on The Queen’s Treasures website?  Have you ever visited their Pennsylvania show room? Share your thoughts below.

July 10, 2015. Tags: , . Uncategorized. 1 comment.

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