I don’t have a lot of Journey Girls items, but the few that I do have, I like a lot. I check the Toys R Us website periodically to see what new items they have. Recently, one item in particular caught my eye. I decided to go pick one up and see if it was as nice as it looked online.
It’s called a Fashion Gift Pack. I’m not sure if they are going to have others like it, but this was the only version I saw at this particular store. They had a bunch of them too, so they must anticipate good sales. I thought it looked very cute though, and it was $9.99, very reasonable price.
After I got it home, the fun began. I think Journey Girls has just taken the crown from Our Generation when it comes to packaging and making it as difficult as possible to get the items out. I even suspect they hired some origami specialists to figure this packaging out. After a lot of wrestling and finally just taking scissors to the darned thing, I got it out of the plastic. I wanted to keep the box part intact so I could show it to you:
The box inside the plastic sleeve is a very nice, durable box that is suitable for gift giving and/or storage. I don’t quite understand the degree of over-packaging on this piece, especially since it’s $9.99. Whatever.
Both items are very well done. I thought the hat would not only be a nice accessory for outfits, but also for Abby to wear when she’s at a horse show. The fur collar will work with several different pieces I have. I wanted to show it on, and poor Cassandra just happened to be handy, so she got the job.
I think they are both very chic and well made. I definitely intend to keep the box to store the hat in so it doesn’t get squished. I give this set an A+. (but an F for the packaging!)