Thursday, October 30, 2014

September and October Dolls

The dolls featured here (among others) arrived in late September and October.  I recently took the opportunity to enter them into my Excel spreadsheet and decided to photograph and share their photos here.

Moxie Girls Amorie and Cameo
MGA Entertainment Amorie and Cameo are Target-exclusive Moxie Girlz Friends.  I believe they were either $2.99 or $3.99.  They are approximately 5-1/2 inches, all vinyl, with rooted hair.  Both have the signature over-sized Moxie Girlz eyes that I dread, but because of their size, I brought them home with me that day while shopping at Target.


Evie Kishlet from 2003 (left) and the 2003 IDEX Convention Evie On Top of The World (right)

Evie Kishlet (the doll on the left) arrived in her plastic cylinder near the end of September.  She is a 4-1/2-inch resin doll by Helen Kish, released in 2003.  The other Evie is an IDEX 2003 convention doll that stands atop a globe.  It was the newer Kishlet that I "thought" I was purchasing when a certain doll shop had the dolls reduced by 50% in 2004.  They sent me Evie On Top Of the World by mistake, which had not been reduced in price.  When I inquired about the mix-up, original Evie was sold out.  I have wanted her since then.  The newer-to-me doll wears a peach Boneka dress that has embroidered flowers at the bodice, white molded-on socks and mauve molded-on shoes.  Tiny thread-like fibers create her copper hair.  Evie has brown painted eyes.  I am happy she is finally here.  Note:  Evie On Top of the World has been rewigged in a brown Heidi-style wig. Her original wig, which I still have, is identical to the original doll's wig.

Anastasia by Medline, 2007

Anastasia by Medline has a box date of 2007.  Representing an anesthesiologist or anesthetist, Anastasia wears navy blue scrubs, stars and stripes surgical bouffant, surgical mask,  and light blue plastic shoes.  She has a decal of a stethoscope, canvas medicine bag with Anesthesia Department on front, and holds a paper chart.  Medline released a full line of dolls representing surgical healthcare professionals beginning in 2005.  The dolls are generic Barbie clones.  

Asha appears on the back of Anastasia's box.  How were they able to do this?

The back of Anastasia's box illustrates Mattel's Asha as Anastasia, dressed in lighter blue scrubs with the Medline logo on the shirt.  I wonder if Mattel knows Asha modeled for Medline.


There is a Pinterest board of illustrated Medline dolls that can be seen here; and as seen here, a Google shopping search for Medline dolls shows a few dolls available through various online sources.

African American action figure body (wide shoulders) includes three extra hands, thigh plates, and extra neck knob.
This action figure body was preordered in 2012 from Cotswold Collectibles with plans to use it for a Michael Jordan head purchased as a gift for someone.  After a several-month wait without the figure in stock, I cancelled the order.  Instead of a refund, Cotswold issued a credit to my account.  I happened upon the receipt for this 2012 credit recently and called Cotswold to check availability.  It was in stock and I had them fill the order. 

GI Joe Adventures of Save the White Tiger figure stands next to the action figure body from Cotswold.  The body is almost as tall as the action figure.  The possibility of rebodying this handsome guy to add to his height exists.

My fuzzy headed, bearded, handsome GI Joe arrived nude.  According to this website he is part of the Save the White Tiger Adventures of team.  At approximately 11-1/2 inches, he's a shorty, which is why the option of rebodying him with the action figure body is a consideration.

Dressed in a blue turtleneck, black pants, and black sneakers with blue stripes, he poses with Janay, who dwarfs him even further.

I might leave him as is to display with one or all three Keyshias as their father.  I think the latter option is the way to go. 
Keyshia seems to like the idea of having this guy as her dad.

 
Shauntee by Rainbow classics, circa 1990s
After discovering Rainbow Classics Shauntee through another collector, I have had her name in my eBay saved searches for over a year   I only wanted one.  These two, however, were offered in the same auction with a beginning bid of 0.99 (that's right, ninety-nine cents).  I was the only bidder.  The final price with shipping was about $11, and I would have been willing to pay that for one without shipping.

Shauntee has a deep ebony complexion identical to my only other dolls by Rainbow Classics, Special Friends, which can be seen here.

Shauntee, close-up view
 Shauntee's head sculpt resembles Grace Jones to me.


The doll on the left, stock #11510 has an extra fashion.  The doll on the right, stock #11590 does not.  Both have an original Toys R Us sticker price of $6.99.  As a collector of black non-Barbie fashion dolls from any era, I am happy to finally own Shauntee as well as Medline Anastasia. 

The other September and October doll acquisitions are welcome as well.

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14 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your Anastasia! The Shauntees are lovely!

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  2. Bearded GI Joe has the look of a man who may be short, but he gets the women.

    Shauntee has a really good face! In your photos, she has a different expression from different angles. And of course, I'm a fan of looks from before the era when *every* doll had to have calf-length straight-ish hair for "hair play."

    Love the Medline concept -- 12" dolls with a passion for something other than fashion!

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    1. I agree with your assessment of the bearded Joe, Smaller Places. He's quite handsome even if he is challenged height-wise.

      I am so happy to have Shauntee and Anastasia crossed off my want list.

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  3. Those Evies are adorable - I love the faces on Helen Kish's dolls.

    The Shauntees look great too - I've never seen those before, but they have a great expression!

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    1. jSarie - Helen Kish remains one of my favorite doll artists. Her little girls are the best.

      I like the fact that Rainbow Classics gave Shauntee her own personality without fashioning her after Barbie like so many other companies have attempted to do.

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  4. These are some nice new arrivals! I like Amorie and Anastasia best, followed by Joe. I've been thinking that I need to add a fuzzhead Joe to my collection. I had never seen a Shauntee doll before.

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    1. Hi Roxanne,

      I saw another fuzzy-headed Joe on eBay priced a couple of dollars less than mine after mine arrived and I researched his ID. I hope you're able to find one at a reasonable price.

      Shauntee was a recently new discovery for me, too.

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  5. I've just found your blog and I think it's really inspiring, it will be an honor for me if you can visit mine too, and if you want to follow, it will be a pleasure to follow you back! :) <3

    Never too old for dolls.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by NTOFD and for sharing the link to your blog.

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  6. I'll take one of each please. Great purchases. I agree about the Grace Jones resemblance.

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    1. Thanks, Vanessa!

      Shauntee could definitely be a Grace Jones double with the right hairstyle and clothing.

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  7. I really like the vibe of the Shauntee dolls. They make me think of the Cosby Show and A Different World for some reason.

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    1. I wonder if you're associating Shauntee with Kim on a Different World?

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