If you follow any of the information about the My Life As line sold at Walmart, you are probably already aware of the major releases coming out. They are really putting the heat on as far as competition with this newest bunch of items, ranging from a living room set to a kitchen, and even smaller items such as a Mexican fiesta playset. Several things have caught my eye, but one in particular was on the must have list, and that was the saucer chair.
Finding it wasn’t all that easy. It wasn’t on the Walmart website when I looked (not sure if it is yet) so I checked my local Walmart. No luck there either, but they didn’t even seem to have any idea that there were new items coming out, still the same old shelf tags, geesh! I did have a trip to the town where I used to work, so while I was there I checked and they had a very nice selection of several different new items. I don’t get it though, it’s a tiny store, ours is a SuperWalmart. I’m trying to figure out what is so SUPER about it if they don’t carry anything?!
Anyhow, I got my cute little chair and came home. It wasn’t until the next day I had an opportunity to really look it over and wow! It is one of the nicest doll things I’ve ever bought.
It comes folded, you can’t try it out in the store because they have one of those plastic ties on it. A quick snip of the tie and it opens much like a human sized folding chair. It was super easy to open too.
What impressed me right away is that the frame is made of metal!! Yup, no wimpy plastic frame. This is a nice quality metal too that should withstand a certain amount of play/abuse. Good job guys!
The seat part of it is covered in a nice soft, plush, it looks very comfy! They had 3 colors (if I remember correctly) at this Walmart: aqua, purple and white. I was torn on which to get, but aqua won.
Another thing that impressed me is that the fabric cover is completely removable. My crafty side immediately kicked in and thought how fun it would be to make other covers for the frames. Also a nice plus if for some reason something gets spilled on it and you need to wash it, no risk of getting the metal parts wet. 🙂
Alya wanted to try it out so everyone could see how perfect it is. I thought she might fall asleep in it!
When I bought this, I wasn’t sure where it was going to go. Now that I see how easy it is to fold up again, it’s going to be the extra chair for wherever one is needed. It does go really well with Cassandra’s room décor though, so it may hang out in there quite a bit. I’m thinking that if I see these again, I may pick up the purple one to have around too.
I give this chair an A+++++++. At only $9.97, you cannot beat the price and the quality is excellent on it. I think American Girl had better watch their backs if this is what we can expect from the competition in upcoming months. Now I want one that is human sized…except with my bad knee, not sure if I could get out of it!
If you would like to check out all of the new items My Life As is coming out with, go to http://mylifeasdolls.com/#start-1 My Life As products are sold only at Walmart.