Both Aaron Cater dolls were produce by Play Along Toys which is a division of Jakks Toy company. Play Along has produce several 1/6 scale teen and young adult celebrity dolls like Britney Spears, Mandy Moore, Sisqo, Cheetah Girls, Hannah Montana, Rock Camp and the Hair Spray dolls. If you would like to read more about the company, click Play Along Toys for the link. The founder of Play Along, Jay Forman, sold his company to Jakks and then started a new company called The Bridge Direct Inc. One of his first dolls is the Justin Bieber doll. Jusin Bieber has made them a good bit of money. You may note the similarities in the body. Side note both Aaron and Justin dolls get hair changes…hmm.
The doll first is 2001 Aaron Carter Doll and the second is from the Oh Aaron Tour—the Flag Outfit. Keeping Ken does a excellent post on him. I’m not sure of the year on the tour doll; it may have come out in late 2001 or 2002. I have notice that other companies don’t mark changes in head molds and body types like Mattel. So it is a little harder to determine the year.
This is the one I got from the thrift store for 3.00! I think the pants and shoes are original but I am not sure on the top.
The top has seen better days and will now see the trash can!
Pants and shoes are in good shape!
Warning nude dolls
Pivotals and non-pivotal chests!
Arms are the same.
Leg is the same!
So as you can see, one is a more articulated body. His upper chest pivots and his muscle are more defined. The second appears broader in the chest than the first with no upper body pivot. They both have poseable hands, arm and leg joints. They seem to be built more like an action figure that a doll. Unlike many dolls, he can stand.
The red white and blue Flag outfit is an original outfit.
So let compare this doll to others…with a Nude Yoga Competition!
Here he is with Bieber.
and more muscular. The torso is longer and the legs attached higher.
Hands are slightly different. There must not have been a patent on the body mold.
OK, so theses doll are articulated. So let's compare them!
Compared with Power Team
Aaron doesn't have the bicep/thigh articulation.
Campared with Formative soldier
Compared with #15 on a Fashionista body
Aaron is a little better on articulation.
Compared with Johnny Depp
About the same on artiulation but Aaron has the pivotal chest and twist waist.
Nude Yoga competition!
Fashionista having a problem! He can't split.
Formative soldier is not able to do a full split!
Depp can split with the best on them.
Power Team is very flexible!
Second position- forward split!
Fashionista isn't even going to try. His legs don't move sideways.
Third postion- the forward march!
Everyone can lift their leg but Fashionista can't flex his foot.
This position separatess the men from the boys!
Power Team is OK but Aaron is having problems.
Depp is good!
Fifth position-the waist tilt!
Only these three can manage that!
End of nude yoga salute!
Alright guys, go put some clothing on!