|New Guy wears blue well|
My newly identified guy was made by Ever Sparkle Industrial Co., Ltd. of Hong Kong, circa early 1990s. Ms. Leo of I-Luv-Dolls provided this information and shared a link to hers.
According to Ms. Leo, Ever Sparkle formerly made a host of different toy types including action figures and playsets until 1996 when they changed their name to Ever Sparkle Technologies and geared their product line toward software, electronics, mechanical, industrial, and packaging, as well as graphic design.
I appreciate knowing New Guy's origin and have now dressed him in a Ken non-Fashionistas fashion. He may be challenged height-wise, but his feet are longer and wider than Ken's. I substituted the blue shoes that came with Ken's fashion for a pair of Nike-style sneakers that I had on hand.
He and I scanned the loose (not as in morals) playscale female section of the doll room and decided he might pair well with Top Model Nikki.
|Will they develop any chemistry, ever? Only time will tell.|
Nikki, who agreed to be photographed, is not so sure she will be able to reciprocate his feelings for her.
Since this guy reminds me of a former junior high classmate, I have named him Fred. Fred, a shorter-than-me guy, was a drummer in the school band. I played clarinet. Fred's skills as a drummer were quite impressive, even in 8th or 9th grade. He even had his own drum set. I knew this because his younger sister Ava and I, both a year younger and one grade under Fred, were besties. I think Fred may have had a fleeting crush on me. I had a crush, too, but mine was on one of Fred's classmates, an older, much taller guy. Ava was attracted to this other guy, too. I recall our mothers finding it entertaining that we could be interested in the same boy and not allow our feelings for him to interfere with our friendship. I suppose that was easy because this other guy would not give either of us the time of day.
Years later I learned Fred went on to become a drummer for the band, Lakeside. Not sure what happened to the other guy and frankly my dear... well, you know the rest.
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