|Gemini Twins from the Madame Alexander Zodiac Collection, 1997|
Released in 1997, as part of the company's 75th Anniversary celebration, these Gemini Twins are from the Zodiac Collection by Madame Alexander. They were offered on eBay for a reasonable price, but because they were missing their original hang tags, their 75th anniversary gold tags, their parrots (which are a little scary looking so I didn't really care if they were missing), and their floral headbands, I asked the seller if he would lower the price and he did, considerably!
Purchased in June, I used some of my birthday money to buy this pair of 8-inch identical, hard plastic dolls that wear ivory Roman-style dresses with gold lamé Roman sandals. Their hair is styled in two side ponytails with multiple braids that are accented with tiny daisies.
|The twins hold replaced white parrots and have reproduced hang tags that bear their illustration.|
To reproduce their missing hang tags, I used an image of the original, which was copied and printed twice onto card stock before cutting out and punching a small a hole at the top through which a wire was threaded to attach the tags to their arms. Two white parrots were purchased on eBay to replace their original parrots, as seen in the above photo and a closer view in the next.
|I purchased two mini dollhouse white parrots like the one shown above to replace the twins' original parrots. One of the original parrots is seen next.|
|Original parrot is shown upside down in this Internet-captured photo. Scary-looking, right?|
Now they are only missing their gold 75th Anniversary tags and floral headbands. I will fabricate new headbands for them as soon as I find the same or similar cloth flowers as the ones that decorate their braids.
The twins show off their multiple braids.
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