|Michi wishes the weather was warmer. She certainly is.|
I have a bit of a love of AG pajamas. Nearly all my AG Historicals have their canon PJs,2 several of my created historicals have pajamas I either made or swiped from others--Edith notably has Emily's, which is very 60s--I have a couple PJs from other historicals, and I have enough modern ones that in theory I can get all my moddies and near moddies in pajamas and have a pajama jammy jam. Today we're reviewing the Polar Bear Pajamas, a notably more recent addition to my pajama stash: a blue tunic top, polar bear print leggings, knit boot slippers, and two white ponytail holders. And a Square "Real""charm but since the charms are being phased out, whatever. (Let's see what clutter they put with Truly Me.3) These came out in 2013 and very recently retired--as in I just noted as such on the wiki, and they were in the last Cyber Monday Sale. I purchased a set soon after release at the AG store for the original cost of $24. They went down to almost half off during Cyber Monday to $12.50 before they sold out. Since they just retired, the 'Bay people will try to get you to pay $35-40 or more for them. Hah. Bide your time, get them cheap. Michi has half claimed these as her own, though other moddies have worn them. There's also a bonus when we get to the shoes.
To the review.
|Ponytail holders, cause sleeping with hair loose is tangling.|
|You get a pass cause you're blue. And other reasons.|
The top is a heather blue color. Good job, AG. I can rarely resist a blue set of pajamas. Heather is not just a color of purple, a popular 80s name, or a dark comedy movie that couldn't get made today;4 it's a fabric style. Heather fabric is made by weaving or knitting the threads in a mixed colors method so that there's variant tones of other colors in the cloth. While it's often done with tonal greys or a grey base--hence the term "heather grey"-it can be done with brighter colors. I love heather shades a lot, so point in the PJ's favor.
The collar is a basic t-shirt style--not too high or too low.
|Button, button, who's got the button?|
|The "polar bear" part. Bottoms up!|
The cloth is thick, because these are supposed to be the "winter" pajamas. AG tends to do winter and summer pajamas--basically, shorts and longs. I generally prefer longs because my pajamas are both sometimes sleepwear and mostly bum around the house wear.
|Fuzzy comfort boots.|
The tops have faux white fur on the top edge, and inside are lined with fleece. Your doll will not have cold toes today, no she will not. On the toes are intarsia six-point snowflakes.
Actually, about that.
|Wand, make my slippers GROW!6|
You saw where this was going. I own AG slippers. In the case of these, I held off til Cyber Monday, and then snapped up a set for 14 mother fucking dollars (and 50 damn cents). Get funky wit' it. I may not be able to fit the clothes, but I can wear the fuck out of some AG slippers and can't no one tell me shit when I put them on.
There's some noted differences in the slippers between Girl's size--mine--and the doll's.8
|Repping my brand.|
|True love is your bae taking pictures of your feet for doll blogs.|
Overall Feel: This is one of my favorite recent pajama sets ever to come out of AG. While I'm not a fan of tunics+leggings, the heather blue of the tunic and nice trim bump it up to a like, and the boots and slippers tie for best elements. The ponytail holders are pretty generic, and can be replaced with any other set. The slippers in doll size aren't as detailed as my own, but they are on a smaller scale and just as cute. And I love fur trimmed boots. They make me feel warm. I love my slippers so much I wear them practically all the time in the house, and they get hella use. They've got some grub from walking around, and I probably need to look into a spot clean of them when I switch to my Julie slippers.
Cost Value: I don't really regret getting the doll set on the early side for full price. The bargain on my boots was sweet, too. Don't do more than $30-$35 for a complete doll set or $20-24 for a you set of slippers if you can fit em, and you can forgo the ponytail holders but not the rest of the outfit.
Timeliness: The set might be a little dated when the trend of fuzzy boots and tunic pajamas dies down, but not too much like some others. Generally, pajamas don't date too badly, unlike most fashions. Most people aren't big on super fashioned PJs and as long as it's not that AG union suit, you're good.
Mix and Match Levels: Pajamas don't generally get mix and match deals. In theory, the leggings could make some pretty kickass 80s looks over a bulky white sweater or long shirt, though. If you like that.
Final Grade: A, with an A+ for cute slippers in my size. Warm Toes 2K15. Now next year can I get some damn snow?
1 I have my theories. They mostly involve people I don't like.
2 Excepting Nellie, and including Kaya who sleeps nude. Though she occasionally wears modern ones.
3 It'd be nice if it was a personality book or crafting ideas book or something.
4 Seriously, they try to blow up the school, it'd go over about as well as a wet fart in a broken elevator post-Columbine.
5 There are not two sides to a great many topics. There's the truth, and there's the side that are full of fucking idiots that need to shut up and get slapped in the proverbial mouth every time they try to claim they're the "other side" until they just go away. These include vaccinations (vaccinate your fucking kids), climate change (fuck you it's happening let's try not to wreck shit up), and social change (why the entire fuck would you be against society being less bigoted, you dumb fuck).
6 Rita Repulsa, yeah~
7 Several girls in fifth grade called me "Blackboard" in fifth grade because I didn't wear more than a basic training bra and the most busty girl in class wore a whole B cup. And also because I was black, because pre-teen girls are terrible little bastards. Then I came back in a C almost D cup bra after that summer where Tits went a poppin' and Miss B-Boobies said I was lying until I showed her my tag in my bra during gym class, and then she popped her teeth and called me a slut, because pre-teen girls are terrible little bastards.
8 Ignore the blue thread danging around. I sometimes wear these when I sew or craft and there is thread all over my house.