Saturday, October 18, 2014

Ask and It Shall Be Given

... if it is meant to be.
Postage stamps from Spain

Fellow collector "Bego," who authors the blog, Mis Barbies Negras (My Black Barbies), and I are members of one of the same Facebook doll groups.  Bego recently posted a photo to the group of one of her new dolls, a black version of Nancy, by Famosa.  In January of this year, another Facebook friend sent me a link to a blog post about Famosa's Nancy dolls.   A contest was held at that time to vote on your favorite Nancy.  I voted for the dark skinned one and immediately developed doll want-itis.

Nancy Mulata Minishorts (the name used at the manufacturer's website) is made for and sold only in the Spain market as a limited edition doll, which I am told is now sold out.  According to Famosa's American website, white versions of Nancy are sold in the US.  The dolls are a reproduction of Famosa's 1970s Nancy dolls with the dark skinned version representing a girl from 1975.  The one I desired is described on the manufacturer's website as follows, translated (and edited) from Spanish to English:



The new reissue of Nancy Collection is bold.  As fans decided last February in the "Help us to decide" competition, the favorite was the Mini Model Nancy Shorts, original 1975 model year.

Nancy has flowing hair covered with an orange visor, and wears jersey and white shorts, knee-high boots of the same color. At the neck is a knotted orange scarf with an “N” in black.

The outfit is inspired by the hostesses of a TV show very famous in Spain called "1, 2, 3."

This edition is limited, includes certificate of authenticity and is numbered.
 

Un, Dos, Tres TV show hostesses inspired Nancy Minishort's fashion. 

After Bego posted the photo of her Nancy, with a comment, "My new purchase, this is a Spanish doll Nancy from the 70's, and they are making renditions now."  I wrote, "I want one!"  Bego asked me to send her a private message, which I did, and the rest is history because I now own my Nancy thanks to Bego.

Nancy Minishorts is a 16-inch, all-vinyl doll with hazel sleep eyes.  She wears a white blouse, white shorts, white knee-high boots, orange scarf, and orange cap with visor.  Her extra fashion is an orange and white striped romper with orange skirt.  These pieces can be mixed and matched as shown on the back of the box.

Two additional dark-skinned versions of Nancy are shown on the back of the box:  Nancy Tusset and Nancy Negrita.  Nancy Negrita has blue eyes.  

After sending the Paypal payment to her in Euros at her request and thanking her again, Bego wrote:
"I'm happy to help you now, you were very kind when you sent me Ken Texas without meeting me before."

Based on her blog and her Facebook photo shares of dolls in her collection, I sensed that Bego is a die-hard Barbie enthusiast.  In September 2013, after she expressed her intense desire for the African American Texas A&M Ken, I offered to get one for her as soon as Walmart's stock was replenished.  This was done, never expecting anything in return except the cost of the doll and shipping.  Who knew that almost a year to the date of our first transaction that Bego would be able and so willing to return a doll favor to me.  

Thank you again, Bego!


Nancy Mini Shorts by Famosa made and sold only in Spain.
Nancy is as adorable as I expected with such a cool '70s flair.   

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13 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, congratulations! What a cool looking doll. She's like a little hot mama.

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  2. Thanks, Muff. It feels good to have the want-itis for Nancy cured.

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  3. Hi Debbie, the Nancy's are lovely dolls aren't they, congratulations with this beauty! I don't know if you know the blog CyborgDolls? This blogger writes hilarious & clever little stories, usually with Nancy as the star. Her latest post has your version of Nancy in it, here's the link: http://cyborgdolls.blogspot.be/2014/10/40-years-time-lapse.html.

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    1. Hello Night Owl,

      Thank you so much for sharing the link to CyborgDoll's blog. I love the most recent post featuring a Nancy like mine. I have become a follower and look forward to enjoying subsequent posts featuring Nancy. Thanks again!

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    2. You're welcome :-), enjoy the blog!

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  4. Congratulations Debbie! Nancy is pretty! It is nice to get a doll that you have on your wish list.

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    1. Thanks, GG! It is nice to have her here and a place in the doll room located where I can see her (did that yesterday).

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  5. Nancy is a very cute doll! I'm glad that you were able to get her.

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  6. She is super cool! I love her whole outfit. The boots are killer. Congrats!

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  7. Nancy is gorgeous. I love her outfit. Congratulations.

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    1. Thank you, MDW. It is Nancy's outfit that attracted me to her -- the vibrant colors and the 70s theme.

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