Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Fashion Doll Clones by Excite

Vickie's Wedding Day Play Set

Found on the same day, and I believe their auctions ended on the same day as well, were three 11-1/2 inch fashion dolls distributed by Excite.   The dolls were offered in two separate auctions. 

Self-described as, "a toy manufacturer and importer, Excite takes its mission to constantly search the market for hot, new toys seriously! For over 30 years, Excite Limited has been delivering on-trend, competitively priced toys to major U.S. retailers."  Prior to finding these three boxed dolls, I'd never heard of this Carrollton, Texas-based company.

Since I collect dark-skinned, non-Barbies, I entered my maximum bids for both auctions, $8 for Vickie's Wedding Doll Playset and Click Chicks which were offered together and $2.50 for Vickie's Fashion Doll Purse Shop.  Sold by different sellers, the dolls arrived on the same day. 

The Wedding Doll Playset includes the 11-1/2 inch doll and two approximately 5-inch dolls to serve as ring bearer, a boy, and flower girl.  A jewelry pack of two sets of extra earrings and necklaces, and two bracelets are attached to the liner. Vickie wears faux pearls and pearl studs with her wedding gown.  The back of the box illustrates the two blond sets.

The back of the Wedding Day Playset illustrates two blonds.

Close-up of Vickie and the little ones.


Click Chicks doll includes an interchangeable head.
Click Chicks (offered with the Wedding Playset) includes an interchangeable head with base.  The neck knobs attached to the base and doll's body allow easy removal of the heads.  The doll has reddish brown crimped hair; the extra head has straight brown hair with pink bangs and brown eyes.  The doll is dressed in a pink polyester fleece jacket, black gathered halter top, blue denim pants, pink striped belt, and brown mid-calf boots. 

The extra fashion includes a red blouse, white plaid skirt, purple anklets, and pink shoulder bag.  A brush/comb combination and extra silver earrings and necklace are attached to the box liner.  The doll and extra head wear silver earrings. 

The neck knob on the base and on the doll are identical.

There are two white versions of Click Chicks illustrated on the back of the box. 
Vickie's Fashion Doll Purse Shop by Excite/Kids Stuff


Also distributed by Excite, is Vickie's Fashion Doll Purse Shop sold under the Kids Stuff brand. 

Vickie has black rooted hair, painted eyes and wears purple stud earrings that match her purple halter and pencil skirt.  She holds a black hand bag. 

Pink high heels are attached to the box liner along with five purses for her shop with two extras in the display case of the purple counter.  A purple cash register is also included.  This is quite a lot for $2.50 (plus shipping of course).






Again, as illustrated on the back of this Vickie's box, two blond versions were sold separately.  One is dressed like Vickie.  The other wears pink and has a pink display counter and cash register (see the final photo.)
Blond versions of Vickie's Fashion Doll Purse Shop illustrated on back of box

None of the boxes of these made-in-China dolls were dated. Excite's website does not include these in their current product line or any other dolls.  My best guess is they were manufactured within the past five to ten years or so.  Prior to their arrival, I did not have a Vickie or a head mold similar to that of the Click Chicks doll.


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28 comments:

  1. Wow! What lucky finds. I love Barbie clones but I never ran across these. The little ones in the wedding set are especially precious.

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    1. Yes, I was pretty "excited" to find these on eBay. There are other Vickie dolls on eBay as well as Amazon.com. Prices vary from low to high!

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  2. I agree with limbs dolls. The little ones precious! I have never seen this set. Is the dolls face a FF Teresa clone?

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    1. Hi Ms. Leo,

      The wedding doll looks similar to FF Teresa, but I wouldn't call her a clone. The eye shape differs. This angles of this dolls eyes are straight where FF Teresa has more slant to the outer corners of her eyes. The wedding doll's lips don't appear as full as Teresa's. These differences though could all be due to the eye makeup and lip color application.


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  3. Great dolls. I think the click chicks came out around the same time the MyScene dolls came out with the additional heads.

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    1. Thanks for narrowing down the approximate year of release of the Click Chicks dolls, MDW.

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  4. Interesting finds! I'd never heard of these, but they're nice looking dolls (the ring bearer is especially cute, I think).

    I'm impressed with the extra head concept that the Click Chicks doll has as well - that's something that I'd love to see more often.

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    1. I love the little ones, too, jSarie. when I saw that particular auction, I named and claimed it! So glad no one else did the same.

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  5. Congratulations on your neat finds!

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    1. Thanks, D7ana. Hope you have resolved your computer virus woes by now.

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  6. Oh cool! I am fascinated with clones and hadn't seen these before.

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    1. Clones continue to fascinate me as well, Smaller Places. I guess my enduring rebellion against Barbie's dominance in doll world is the reason I find any other non-Barbie fashion doll appealing. My rebellion does not prevent me from adding Barbie or related items to the collection, but I am definitely not a Barbie girl.

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  7. You are so lucky! and I love the wedding doll with the ring bearer and the flower girl...they all look adorable ;)

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    1. Thank you MoonGoddess Divine -- lucky, blessed, favored, I'll take it all. That set is my favorite because of the little ones. It is so difficult to find dark skinned kids that I welcome any opportunity that presents itself to get them (for a steal).

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  8. These are pretty nice looking clones and you got great deals on them. The toddlers in the wedding set look a lot like the Heart Family toddlers. The Click Chicks do look a lot like the My Scene dolls with the interchangeable head as Male Doll World said. They used the same concept on the 2nd wave of Fashionistas.

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    1. I remember the Swappin' Styles Fashionistas, although don't they interchange at the breastplate instead of the neck? Interchangeable is nice, but wouldn't it be great if the two heads offered were different head sculpts?

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  9. Ooh, I love the wedding day playset and the tiny little accessories that it comes with. Cute dolls!

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  10. Congrats on getting these nice finds! I especially love the wedding set and the purse shop. The wavy hair on the Click Chick. And I agree with most of the comments here, the little ones are adorable!

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  11. These clone dolls are cute! I love the little kiddies. I love that they come with lots of accessories.

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    1. I agree, accessories are always an added plus, Brini!

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  12. So glad you posted about these dolls. Count me part of the "love the little kids" dolls; they are so cute! I also like interchangeable head fashion dolls, like the Fashionistas from a few years ago. These are all worth looking for. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you, Troy. Those kids are just too cute. As Phyllis mentioned, they do resemble the Heart Family kids from years back.

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  13. These are so cool! I especially like the purse booth set.

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    1. Yes, Muff, that purse counter/display is super nice.

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  14. I love them all. Great finds. I have never heard of this company before. I will have to do a little research.

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    1. I immediately thought of you and Ni'Chalet when I saw Vickie's Fashion Doll Purse Shop, Vanessa.

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