Thursday, October 18, 2012

Five for Five: Kelly Knock-Offs


At Dollar General I found this set of five, 4-inch, all-vinyl My Fairy/Mis Hadas dolls by Lovely Patsy (Made in China, of course).  The dolls are dressed in pastel colors with pink fairy wings attached to their dresses.  Made from the same mold, they resemble Mattel's original Kelly. When I saw them and their $5 price, I immediately thought of some of the great doll finds shared recently by Limbe Dolls

The back of the box reads:
Lovely Patsy, she is every girl's best friend.  A girl of big dreams, Lovely Patsy believes she can be anyone she wants to be with just a little creativity and imagination, be a trendy fashion model, a graceful ballerina, a fairytale princess or a blushing bride on her wedding day.  Lovely Patsy has the style and the outfits to be all she wants to be and much more.  Each Lovely Patsy doll comes with fun and excitement in the Lovely Patsy tradition of providing quality toys for little hands and growing minds. 



I took the following comparison photographs comparing one of the dolls in this set with an original Kelly.  The differences are eye color (the fairy has darker eyes); complexion (Kelly is a couple of shades darker); hair color (the fairies have light brown hair); their hands are the same with the middle and ring fingers on each hand molded together; the legs (the fairy's are thinner); and the feet are about the same length, but Kelly's are wider.  




This particular Dollar General also had a dark-skinned Barbie clone, but it was not comparable in appearance to any of the clones Limbe Dolls had shared and did not warrant the $3 asking price, in my opinion, not even for the fashion.  I left the Barbie clone there but was happy to bring home these cute quints, as it is very unusual to find Kelly-type dolls with this complexion in my area.

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14 comments:

  1. They are so cute, I need to get them!

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  2. I agree, Cyano! I think they are cuter than Kelly.

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  3. They are adorable. Not often you see them look so similar to the original Kelly doll. If I didn't have 5 million already, I would have to add these to the bunch.

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  4. They would make perfect kindergartners, Vanessa. Aren't you interested in starting another class in Morristown? Some could be transformed into boys. Hint-hint.

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    1. I have a kindergartner class all ready to show. That size is not kindergartners to me. They would have to go to daycare. Haven't you seen all those kids at daycare? There isn't any more room. If there was, I have at least 50 more that size that are hanging around waiting for something to do.

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  5. I forgot to mention in the post that shoes were not included with the five fairies.

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  6. They are so cute! I wonder how they would look repainted! Btw, the repaint lass has been rescheduled to 11/3/12 . It was not rescheduled on my account ! I was all set to go:( also the time was not my choice! I am under the impression it's what works for everyone else at 7pm est. hope to see you there:)

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  7. * should say repaint class:) foolish iPad auto correct lol

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    1. I know you could work wonders repainting these cuties.

      We were informed about the date change. I was all ready and set to mess up a face on the 20th, but I'll have to wait until 11/3. I most definitely will be there with rings on my fingers and bells on my toes.

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  8. I bought this set several weeks ago. The dresses are decent quality and will make great Halloween or dance recital costumes. I scalped two of the dolls to make boys. I also scored a set of 5 Hispanic princess toddlers a Roses last month. Now I just wish someone would come out with some Asian toddlers.

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    1. Wonderful, Limbe Dolls. I may transform one or two into boys or buy another set and make boys from that. Of course redressing would be required and would be a deterent for me.

      In the past, I have used Kelly-sized dolls to decorate either a mini Christmas tree or a wreath. These could be used for that as well by attaching ornament holders to them.

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  9. Hello from Spain: Congratulations on your purchase of these dolls very similar to Shellys. You're right that are very similar to the dolls Limbe buys in stores in her city. Great findings. They are so cute. Keep in touch

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    1. Thank you for the congratulations, Marta. I was and am still very happy I found these.

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  10. I never paid much attention to clones but this set and the ones at Big Lots are actually quite nice.

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