Our Generation keeps cranking out some really awesome sets, and I was super excited when I saw this one. It didn’t help that the Target website kept teasing me with it by having it available and then not available, but luck was with me one day while we were running around and I not only came across it in a store, but on sale to boot, whoo hoo!
The majority of the items in this set are reissues from the Retro Diner set, but they are great either for someone who wants more pieces for that set, or for someone like me who didn’t have room for that big of a piece, but wanted some of it for their own homemade diner set up.
First we’ll check out the food:
For the main course selections! We have a sandwich and pickle, spaghetti and French fries! So cute and well done. I was surprised to see that the food items are attached to the plates though, usually OG pieces aren’t. Not a problem though, less chance of losing that little pickle!
It wouldn’t be a dinner without ice cream! A yummy looking sundae with chocolate ice cream and a strawberry shake. The detail on the chocolate ice cream is terrific, it looks like the real thing. I also noticed a little “stream” of red paint coming down from the cherry on the shake, not sure if that was deliberate or not, but I think it adds to the realism, even if it wasn’t.
If you have a diner, you have to have menus! And something to take orders on.
I especially wanted the napkin dispenser, but the rest is great too! The straws aren’t removable from the keeper, but that’s okay, something else that could easily get lost.
I LOVE this set, it will be great for use in the bakery/café as well as at “The Lighthouse” once it is open. This set retails for $16.99, but keep an eye out for a sale in store. I give this set an A+ for both quality and effort on the part of OG, glad that they realized that some of us loved the parts from the diner, just didn’t have room for all of it. I’m hopeful this means we will see some of the other pieces eventually as well in another set. Now if they will just release that little service bell…