I don’t really need anymore dolls, but…

I regularly go into the Target website to see what is new in the Our Generation line.  I’ll admit it, I’m not a big fan of Our Generation dolls for various reasons, the main one for a while being their “deer in the headlights” look in their eyes.  I am happy to see they have changed them a bit and they are much more attractive.  Their wigs are not the greatest either, but you could always shave them bald and attach a better quality wig that has a wig cap.  However…this doll really caught my eye for all sorts of reasons!!

Here’s Kacy!

I love this idea of a doll with a removable prosthetic leg!  And she’s so pretty!

 

She has a cute outfit too.  If you go to the Target website, there is a video that shows how her leg is finished without the prosthetic.


Has anyone seen this doll in person?  I just wonder if she is as pretty in person as she is on the website.  She’s not in stock at any stores near me just yet, I have a feeling she hasn’t been available for very long.

This also makes me wonder if they might do dolls with other prosthetic limbs.  I love the idea and I find it interesting that they’ve managed to do this way before American Girl, even though AG has had someone doing customizations of dolls this way.  Wouldn’t be fun if they made additional accessories too for this doll–a running set with a running blade would be really cool!

If you would like to check her out on the Target website and see the video, here’s the link:

https://www.target.com/p/our-generation-18-34-doll-with-prosthetic-leg-kacy/-/A-80164771#lnk=sametab

She is also available in an African American version, as Suzee:

https://www.target.com/p/our-generation-18-34-doll-with-prosthetic-leg-suzee/-/A-80164766#lnk=sametab

 

My Milkshake Brings All The Dolls To The Yard…🎵🎶🎤

Sorry for that musical lapse there…I couldn’t resist.  Why you ask?  Well, this is why!

Yep, the Our Generation Retro “Make A Milkshake” set!  When I saw these on another site, I thought it would be a cute thing to have for the bakery/cafe and I was super excited to actually come across it at a Target store.  (This was a while ago, I haven’t been in a Target in a year, but this item is still available on their website!)

Here are all the parts out of the box, super cute!  I love these little sets, always nice to have a few little extras even if you already have some of the items.  You get the machine, a milkshake (looks like strawberry, yum!), a spoon and a straw dispenser.

So, here’s something interesting, I’m trying to figure out what this circle is for on the top.  I’m wondering if the original thought was to make this so it actually spun the milkshake containers.  Anyone else know if milkshake machines have this on the top or am I right in my suspicion?  It wouldn’t be the first time I’ve come across an Our Generation item with a spot that looked like the original idea was to make it mechanical.

The milkshake tumblers are removable which I was happy about, at first I wasn’t sure they came off.

On the bottom is a recessed spot that hooks over the blue tabs on the machine and you press down.  You do have to be rather careful with these though, they are tight!  When they are inserted, you can spin the tumblers around like you are making a milkshake.

Overall a really cute set with lots of play possibilities.  I can’t wait to do the new and improved bakery/cafe now that they have a shake machine and a soda machine, along with some other goodies I’ve picked up.  If this darned pandemic was just over!!!

Review of Our Generation “Choco-tastic Stand”

Alright, before I get started, let me just say thank you to everyone for their patience while I tried to figure out a way to keep going.  This is the first post with the new watermarks.  I’m still working on the best way to do these and they may evolve over the next several posts.  And let me just point out to anyone who might think about stealing these images–they are copyrighted.  I will be regularly checking via reverse search engines to make sure my images are not stolen.  And if they are, let me just say that I WILL pursue legal action.  I have the means to do so and will not hesitate.  I do not take image theft lightly, particularly if my images are used to con others.  If anyone ever comes across any of my images on Ebay or anywhere else, please let me know.  You will be rewarded.  Theft of images needs to stop and we have to be proactive as a group in order to get that to happen.  I’m rather stunned that I’ve heard from several people about their images and/or content being stolen.

Okay…let me straighten my apron a second…because I will need one for this set!  (I’m a slob.  I’m always spilling food on my clothes.)  RARELY am I one of those people who is the first to get anything.  I don’t live in the right area it seems for new releases from Our Generation.  However, this pandemic thing does have it’s advantages.  I’m regularly checking websites for new stuff.  And when I came across this set, it took me no time at all to order it!!  Interestingly enough, just in the time between when I ordered it and it arrived, it completely disappeared from the Target website, so I must have been one of the few people lucky enough to get it

This is how it arrived with just a plastic bag over it.  No usual OG box.  Fortunately no damage either, it did have some stuff in the large Target box to protect it.  I was excited because getting things out of OG boxes can be a hassle.  My excitement was short lived though as I looked closer…

Tape.  Lots and lots of tape…ugh.

It was a wrestling match of epic proportions.  I miss the days when you’d order an OG item and it would come in a box with the accessories loose.  I get why they do it in stores, but this was overkill.  And I had a nice pile of plastic leftover when I was done.

Okay, on to the rest!  The stand itself is really cute and well made.  I love some of the little details.

I love the dishwasher.  You can push the buttons but they don’t do anything.

A decent sized refrigerator and a storage space above the dishwasher.

   

The side has me a little perplexed though.  The menu idea is nice but there are no prices.  And no stickers or chalk included to add prices.  I haven’t tried writing on it with my own chalk, I have to find it first!  Odd.

I like the built in shelf.  And did you notice the “drip” across the front?

On to the accessories!  This set does not disappoint in that area at all and the more I messed around with it, the more excited I was.

The “hot chocolate machine” is really cute and well done.  They even made it so the dispensing valve moves and the on/off switch rocks back and forth.  The lid comes off as well.  The lid is the only part of this I was disappointed in as it does not fit or stay on as well as it should.

I love the toppings tray!  Everything is glued in place though so you have to pretend.  The little scoop is really well done though.

And of course, cookies to go with the hot chocolate!  I really like the little tray for the cookies, this is probably one of the prettiest I’ve seen in any set so far.

The set comes with some signs.  I wasn’t wild about these at all, but I get what they were trying to do.  The signs have parts that stick out from the back and hook into the sign.  I might make some overlays for them and use them to say something else.

The hot chocolate mugs and cups are my favorite part of this.  I like that they made the chocolate removable!

The mugs are especially well done and you can switch around which mug the different drinks fit in.  (and now I want a hot chocolate with whipped cream and a peanut butter cup on top…)

You have to have milk and a bottle of chocolate sauce too!

Here are front and back views of it set up.  I love this set and think it has all sorts of potential.  Now I need to get the bakery back in business, this will be a perfect addition!

I give this set an A+++++ as it has so many nice accessories and I think it is an excellent set for play as well as display.  Seriously thinking of leaving it out in my living room over the winter months, decorated for the holidays.

Hopefully it will turn up again at Target, I know that supplies on new items are always a bit hit and miss when they first come out and now throw in the issues we are encountering with the pandemic in regards to items coming from overseas.  I will say it will be worth the wait though.  Now, it’s time to go make some hot chocolate!