Today I will be reviewing the Our Generation ‘Mini Suite Teepee’ and the ‘Around the Campfire’ sets. In this review I will discuss packaging, construction/quality, visual appeal, and play value. After reviewing these sets I am really looking forward to Fall’s cooler weather so we can enjoy real campfires and smores!
Right off I want to say that the colors and details of both of these sets are very appealing. The sets coordinate perfectly together. My daughters couldn’t wait for me to get these pictures done so they could start playing.
The Our Generation ‘Mini Suite Teepee’ set comes well boxed. Un-boxing was not difficult. This set comes with 1 fabric tent, 8 round poles, 8 flat poles with 4 connectors, 4 corner joints, 1 strap, 1 guitar, 1 firefly jar, 1 canteen, 1 compass, 1 skillet, 1 spatula, 1 serving of fried eggs, and 1 camper’s guide booklet. There is a very cute story line printed on the back of the box.
Here is a closer picture of the teepee accessories.
The teepee’s included instructions were super easy to follow and assembly was done quickly. This tent is bigger than expected. It measures 21 inches square and around 23 inches high. A doll can easily lay down inside the teepee. You can easily get three dolls to lay down beside each other. We found that one doll could stand up in the center. Due to the slant of the teepee sides the doll in a seated position fits better toward the center of the teepee. All seams were sewn well. The fabric feels like a thin nylon. The grass was a bit wet in these pictures and the tent repelled most water and what did get wet dried within a minute or two.
The accessories that come with the teepee are ADORABLE! The firefly jar is filled with greenery and has a tiny firefly inside; love that it can hang from the doll’s hand. This doll, an Our Generation doll April, is ready for a hike in this hot weather with her canteen.
The guitar to really cute. You can actually strum the strings! The camper’s guide book cover is so colorful. The pages inside are blank and are ready for you to create your own maps, directions, or pictures. We love the compass; the dial does not move. I think if the compass had a moving dial it would be a really cute added touch. The fry pan and spatula are sized perfectly for an 18 inch doll. The pan is black in color…reminds me of cast iron.
The Our Generation ‘ Around the Campfire’ set is very cool! It too comes well boxed and is unboxed easily. This set includes 1 campfire with flickering lights (3 AA batteries are included -YAY! this is great- I hate opening a toy and I don’t have the right batteries on hand-real bummer for my kids), 2 roasting sticks with 2 hot dogs and 2 marshmallows, 1 serving of 3 sausages, 2 smores, 2 campfire dishes, 2 camp mugs, 1 pot, 1 frying pan with 1 lid and 1 ladle. Again, this box too has a cute storyline on the back.
*I did notice that the packaging is made from recycled materials and printed with soy-based inks and is 100% recyclable. Wow…such a bonus!
The campfire sticks are so cute and fit the doll’s hand with a clear rubber band. The pot and pan of this set is a match to the pan in the teepee. These pans would also work great in your doll kitchen too! The smores are very realistic! I love that the camp dish plates are divided but we found them a bit small.
The campfire is fabulous! There is a small button on the side to turn on the lights and flickering. It is actually a very nice glow. Here are pictures of the campfire in a darkened room with no flash ad then flash. I do wish the campfire had some crackling sound effects.
The teepee set sells for 29.99 and can be found here: http://www.target.com/p/our-generation-mini-teepee-playset-for-18in-doll/-/A-50546284. The campfire set sells for 16.99 and can be found here: http://www.target.com/p/our-generation-pegged-accessory-campfire/-/A-17215296. These are excellent price points! You definitely get your money’s worth with these products. I foresee a ton of play hours with these sets.
Our Generation line also carries a child sized matching teepee. How cool would it be on Christmas morning to see a teepee of your own and a doll version to match?!?! I found all products safe for my daughters to play with. There are several small items that I would be cautious with for a very young child to play with. The teepee is lightweight and well constructed and it can be easily moved from place to place. The teepee was also easily taken down for storage.
Overall these products are definitely worth the buy!
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