|Second edition World of Love Soul by Hasbro, was released in 1973. The shrink wrap is still intact. The right side of box is a little crumpled as is the cardboard illustration of the doll, but the doll is mint and that is what matters to me.|
As mentioned in my previous post, after restyling a played-with World of Love Soul, I communicated with an eBay seller who offered to sell me a never removed from box (NRFB) second edition Soul (shown above). The price was one that I could not refuse; therefore, I purchased the doll along with two mint in package fashions from the same seller (see next two photos).
|These two fashions (Quilted Pants and Buttons 'N Stripes) appear in the company's 1973 catalog.|
My Soul #3
|First edition NRFB World of Love Soul by Hasbro 1971 with instruction sheet on putting doll's boots on and off.|
Within days of purchasing the second edition Soul, the MIP fashions, and boots, I went on to win an eBay auction for a first edition, NRFB Soul! She is my Soul #3.
|This note regarding the dolls' boots is included in each World of Love doll's box, both the first and second editions.|
During the same week, another seller offered the following lot of World of Love fashion pieces for $1.99; and yes, I won that auction too.
The loose World of Love pieces shown above are L-R:
- Fashion worn by the Deluxe Love doll: Yellow maxi dress with orange and white flower power coat (the coat would be worn over the dress). Coat has four brass eyelets through which a missing orange lace would be threaded for closure. Also missing is a head scarf that matches the jacket fabric.
- I have been unable to document the fashions the pink multicolored neck scarf and navy blue felt shoulder bag were released with. The shoulder bag has a dome-shaped white button above a snap closure.
- The denim Jacket went with JazzyJeans fashion, while the acid-washed bell-bottom denim pants with silver stud trim at mock pockets and hems were part of Adam’s original fashion.
- Corduroy Knicker Suit: Gold jacket and knickers with brown, orange, and gold shoulder bag (the gold and white plaid corduroy cap and brown knee-high boots are missing).
These individual pieces came with a World of Love (WOL) booklet which illustrates dolls, fashions, and other WOL accessories. I scanned some of the illustrated fashions:
|The illustrated fashions above are Felt Pants Suit #4473, The Gaucho #4474, and Suede Fringed Vest #4475 (suede is misspelled as seude).|
The first seller offered this Jersey 'N Jumpsuit WOL fashion that I declined.
|Soul #1 (my first Soul doll) poses with the first and second edition dolls, my #2 and #3 Souls.|
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