I offered to post this query from a young woman seeking to find her childhood doll. In her initial email, she wrote:
I'm sorry for troubling you, and I hope this isn't too bothersome, but I've been trying to find the brand name of a doll I had when I was a little girl, back around 1997-1999-ish (though she may have been older than that, but she was in good condition when I had her). I don't know many doll collectors, but I was recommended to your blog.
To the best of my recollection she had a soft body and feet made of cloth, but wasn't especially floppy; her body was white (the color white, not the race) with different-colored shapes like triangles, squares, and circles all over. (It's been suggested to me that she was supposed to have actual clothes to go over that, but I don't remember her ever having any; I might have gotten her second hand.) She was black, of course, with a plastic head and I think plastic hands, curly hair that I'm pretty sure was in puffy pigtails, and a small roundish nose. I am pretty sure there was also a white variant (really they were just palette swaps of each other) with blond hair, but I never owned it; I think I just saw that one at a Goodwill somewhere, also when I was very young.
If that's not enough to go on I can try drawing a diagram, but my art skills leave much to be desired, haha.
I shared the doll's description with other collectors and like me, no one could identify her childhood doll. The following drawing was shared in a subsequent email, which might help others recognize the doll by its distinct cloth body.
Again, sorry if this is in any way a bother!
|About the drawing she wrote: I've
taken a shot at drawing it. I was super lazy with the eyes because I don't
remember if it had irises or not. I also am not entirely sure if the feet were
green or not.
Readers, if you know the manufacturer of this doll or the doll's name, please post a comment. Thanks in advance.
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