Review of Journey Girls Fashion Gift Pack

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.

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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:
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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.

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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.

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“You could have at least let me comb my hair!!!”

And a side view of the hat:
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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!)

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4 thoughts on “Review of Journey Girls Fashion Gift Pack

  1. Thanks so much for the review! I saw this at TRU and thought that the fur was on the hat! It looks great when you put it on right!

  2. Hi Flo,
    Nice find..I think it look adorable on Cassandra and it really looks like a mini-version of a real hat you could actually wear. I haven’t been to TRU in ages, but will have to check these out the next time I go! My dolls seriously need a wardrobe. (But maybe I should work on my own, first…it’s sad how much MORE fun I have buying doll stuff then clothes for myself, haha) 🙂

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