Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Christmas Sweaters and Coats, Vests and Hat!

Hey Gang!

So this time of year besides dolls, there are a lot of doll size items out there
that you can find for your dolls!  Some are the perfect scale for 1/6 dolls
and some are a little small or large for these doll.  But if you are like me,
you will make it work for you dolls!

First up, Christmas sweaters ornaments!

I love Christmas sweaters. They are the easiest to find and one of the most popular
items out there.  I got mine at Target!   This is my third year and Target seem to do
them each year. I didn't not get all of the offering for this year but I got what was there. 
In past years that have had a larger stock of them.  This year there weren't as much
there and I was luck to get what I have!

Here is what I got.  Doll photos in them to follow.
This years selection was better than other years And they didn't
go on sale before Christmas this year. Boo!

Barbie sweaters normally cost more than the $3.00 for these sweater.

A lot more glue gun glue in the decorations of these sweaters but
still nice! That is one thing you look for.  You don't want sweaters that
are glued together and not sewn.  Things glues on is OK but you
don't want them all glue.

Some of the decoration are missing from this one  because it was glued but I can add replacements!

There was also a Jacket and hat this year! Thanks to dbg of BDE I found out
that there was a hat to match the jacket. This was new! I like the set. 
I don't like the wooden buttons on them. They give it more of a toy store look to
the items.  The hat is large.  Too large for most dolls.  It will have to be altered.
The buttons will have to be replace maybe with something black.


Michael had jackets, hats and vest.  I just purchased the jackets and vest. The hats were
large like the one at Target...too big. 

I have seen many of these on Facebook so I knew what they had to offer.
The beige and plaid jackets are reversed one has the plaid vest and the other
has the beige suede vest.
What I do find in looking at ornament sweaters and other ornament 
that can be used for clothes is that some are made larger than others. 
So, look through them! Note that the green and white Target sweater is smaller 
than the other sweaters. (better for small dolls and children) The vest  from 
Micheal's will work for Ken and IT males. It is harder to find coats and these were a 
great purchase! I did get them on sale.  The were only 30 cents less that the Target
 $3 sweaters.Over all!  I like what I got and will show them on dolls soon!

OK, Thanks For Looking!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Upset About Being Santa!

Hey Gang!

So Dr. Ben Kenobi is upset  about being asked to play Santa for the town's  Base and WOAAA
Christmas Photo booth that is being sponsored by Tsai's Sporting Goods!

Ben:  This is humiliating!  I'm not all that old!

Ben: I think I may have even started to gray early but every since I did, I have
been viewed as old!

Ben: Maybe it is the beard!  Maybe I should shave it!

Ben: And now I'm Santa! Dang!

Ben:  And they want to pair me with the widow Ferguson to play Mrs. Claus of all things! 
I bet they told her I was a  widower too and now I bet she has got plans for us being a
couple!  I hate blind dates and fixes!

OK Gang!  Thanks For Looking!

Monday, December 11, 2017

I Got Him! New AA Chelsea Club Boy!

Hey Gang!

I had seen him on Instagram but not in person until now!

And if I hadn't seen him there, I might not have paid attention at TRU!

So here he is!
He has the cutest little face! I thought his hair was black but it is brown.  I might 
change his hair color to black.  I am still thinking about it!
He is in a one piece outfit!  Cactus shirt!
Green shorts!
Mattel!  The kids need long pants!
The back!
His had is made the other Chelsea boys and I will have to use my nail clipper to remove
the extra plastic!

Gray sneakers that have Chelsea on the bottom!

I am glad I found him!  He was the only one in the store.  I paid $10 and I know if I could wait he might turn up at Walmart for 6.99 but then again he might not!
His name is Dante!

OK, Thanks For Looking!

Friday, December 8, 2017

New Items Spotted!

Hey Gang!

Spotted new items in Target and Toys R Us!

First up Target!

Plaid Shirt and Shorts

Tee and Gray Sweaters

Then Toys R Us

Spotted this Skipper size doll!

I had thought she was Skipper until I looked closely.

Then I thought she might be a petite but she is a little too short!

So, I guess Skipper's got a new friend!  And it makes me think the
new AA Stacie and friends are Skipper size and not Stacie size!

OK, Thanks For Looking!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Sophie and Sister Review! AA Stacie Clone!-Update!

Hey Gang!

So like I said in my last post, I purchased Sophie and Sister!

So here are the items out of the box!

You get an adult doll and a child doll.  There are two purses, mirror and brush!
Why toy makers still provide brushes and mirrors is far beyond me! Does anyone 
use them?
Close-ups of the dolls.
Adult doll
The Stacie clone I was wanting!
She is very cute!
I thought the adult doll's face looked familiar but she doesn't look like any of the
other clone dolls I have. If you are familiar with the head sculpt, please let me know.

The purses look like Barbie/Liv Doll knock-offs and they are the quality of either.
So even though I don't need anymore pink purses, someone else might!
It wasn't until I looked at the brush and mirror that I realized that the set was by
Defa Lucy.  That explained the coloring of the dolls.
For clone dolls the adult shoes aren't too bad!  They are better than some I have seen and it they weren't pink, they would be keepers.  Right now I have more pink shoes that I can count!
The Stacie clone has pink sneakers which feels like a strange choice for the 
dressy dress she is wearing. The quality on the sneaker could be a little better.
The back of the shoes are a little thin and can bend down when you are putting 
shoes on the doll.

So lets look at the doll!

For a clone, the thickness of the hair is not bad!
It is fairy full and there aren't serious bald spots!
Here she is compared to the original Stacie and Kenya's Keyshia doll.
The Stacie clone is lighter and has a grayish tint to her.
The face is a pretty good likeness!
The head is also about the same size as Stacie.  
Some clone dolls the head can be bigger or smaller.
Face color comparison of the clone and Keyshia
I pushed the head down a little.  The longer neck didn't seem to work for me.
Mattel AA 1991 Janet, AA clone Stacie, and Keyshia

One of the things about Mattel AA dolls is the complexion on Mattel dolls are 
warm colors.  Many others doll manufacturers (ET, Pretty Girls, etc.)  have a 
gray or greenish undertone.
The body of the clone is unlike any of the other child dolls I have seen. The Keyshia doll uses a body similar to Mattel Stacie but better.  Nude, you can really see the complexion difference. The clone Stacie is shorter than the Mattel doll.

The clone has breast which may mean that the body was used is a miniature adult doll.
The clone feet are smaller than Mattel doll.
The ankle is thinner too!

The foot is way smaller than 1991 Janet.
Stacie Clone feet are closer in size to Chelsea doll shoes.

The knee can bend slight.
The arms and legs can move up and down and to the side.
Clone Stacie in Fairy pose!
Dolls in Fairy pose!
Stacie can wear clone dress...kinda!
But it is too small to close fully in the back!

Comparison of the adult doll!

Tiana, clone adult doll, AA Toys R Us doll on Artsy body.

Nude body comparison.
All have a form of the belly button body.
The torso are similar in size.
It was cost a lot of money to give clone dolls shapely legs and butt 
because most clone doll don't have either. They can have a full wardrobe and other 
accessories but no butt or shapely legs.
Clone has the normal clone foot size and shape.
The knee does bent but not the three position click of older Mattel legs.
So her she is hanging out with the gang! I am calling her Rochelle.  She is wearing Chelsea size doll  yellow shoes, My Life As...  gray top, and pink tights I got on FB.


Mattel does plan to release an AA Stacie alone with other dolls her size.  I don/t know what the names will be but I can't wait to see them in stores!

Baby Sitter dolls!


OK, Thanks For Looking!