|Wee 3 Friends Janet from unknown Wee 3 Friends set.|
I purchased my first Wee 3 Friends Janet (shown above) in May to serve as a replacement for Polly Pockets Janet, the doll I hosted in March as part of a travel doll event. I missed Janet and wanted a replacement travel doll in a similar size to take with me on outings (if I so desire). As of yet, Wee 3 Friends Janet has not left the house.
|The one that got away, Janet from the Rain! Rain! Rain! set|
After learning that different versions of Wee 3 Friends Janet were made with reference to hairstyle, complexion and knee articulation, I desired another with a darker complexion and bangs. I found one listed on eBay that had been part of the Rain! Rain! Rain! set (seen immediately above). The beginning bid was under $5. I had planned to bid before the auction ended. As I sat at my computer that evening with a note to myself placed on the keyboard that read: bid on auction, I was so engrossed in writing a blog post that I forgot to do what the note instructed! Darn, darn, darn! Where's a glass punch bowl to throw down and break when you need it? (Those who are familiar with the 1970s TV sit-com Good Times will understand my previous statement.)
I soon overcame the frustration of that loss and continued to look for and eventually found a listing for a mint in package Janet with darker complexion and bangs. The doll was included in the complete Rain! Rain! Rain! set which includes Stacie, Lila and all three dolls' pets and accessories. Offered as a pricey buy it now or make offer, I made an offer, which the seller declined. I made a higher offer, but before he could decline that offer, a mint in unopened package Wee 3 Friends Snow! Snow! Snow! set was listed.
|Janet greets the three Snow! Snow! Snow! Wee 3 Friends dolls|
This set (copyright 2004) was listed in a buy it now auction for $50 or make offer. I took my chances and said, what the heck, I'll offer $25. Who knew the seller would accept? I immediately cancelled the second offer made to the reluctant Rain! Rain! Rain! seller and paid for the Snow! Snow! Snow! set.
|My original Wee 3 Friends (W3F) Janet poses with Janet from the Snow! Snow! Snow! set.|
The following photos are also from the Snow! Snow! Snow! set.
|Janet#1 squeezed herself inside the carrying case to take a group photo with her twin and new friends. There are cups, snowballs, puppies, and an pair of ice skates included in the package for each girl (minus Janet #1, of course).|
|This is one of the girls' puppies.|
|One of the three pairs of ice skates|
|Here are two more puppies. In one hand, Stacie holds a snowball.|
|Janet #2 shared her snowball with Janet #1.|
|Two more Janets arrived|
I wanted this pair to dress in Stacie and Lila's Snow! Snow! Snow! fashions. The seller's price was reasonable, but I asked if she would sell them for less due to the stain she described on one of the doll's legs. She agreed!
So that's how one Wee 3 Friends Janet became four. As illustrated, all four dolls fit nicely into the Snow! Snow! Snow! carrying case. The two formerly nude dolls are the center doll in replaced pink leggings and the doll on the far right in lime green cap. The latter is the one with bangs and click-bend knees. The center doll's former braid was taken down, rebraided on both sides in the front and the ends pulled to the back of her head and held together with a rubber band.
Oh and in case you're wondering what happened to Stacie and Lila, they have found a new home.
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