Sunday, May 29, 2016

She's "Berry" Sweet!

Okay, that title gave it away didn't it? 

Since I've been on a dolly spending spree lately, when I saw this little cutie, I definitely had to add her to the group!

Introducing...Strawberry Shortcake!

I almost cried when I saw her. You see, Strawberry Shortcake was one of my absolute FAVORITES growing up and I had this exact doll. I saw her at Target for $10 and I couldn't pass her up. 

And....her box is friendly for deboxed pictures!!!

The cutest little strawberry patch backdrop.

Don't you just LOVE that face? CUTE CUTE!

I remember her dress and tights and shoes being identical to these ones. I love when they don't make any modifications to a reproduction doll.

She also comes with a cute little write up on the back of the box. It reads: "Strawberry Shortcake, the little girl with big possibilities from childhoods past and present, is celebrating her 35th birthday in 2015! This special edition reproduction of the original doll from 1980 includes all the original details from her hat to her shoes - including her berry sweet strawberry scent!"

And yes, oh boy does she smell sweet! 

The original dolls were produced by Kenner and this one is by The Bridge Direct. Not sure if they have any relation to Kenner or if they bought the brand from someone who bought out Kenner. 

**EDIT** One of my wonderful readers shared with me that American Greetings held the right to Strawberry Shortcake (as a whole) and the toy companies just have the rights to produce the dolls. So nobody bought out anyone to my knowledge (except does Kenner even exist anymore?)

Either way, they did a great job with the reproduction and I'm so lucky that I found her tucked away on an endcap in Target!

By the way, Strawberry Shortcake is exactly one year older than me! Ha, I'll be 35 in 2016. :)

Friends, do you have any Strawberry Shortcake in your collection? Plan on adding the reproduction as a new addition? Let me know in the comments!

I do want to add, this blog may be scarce in the next few weeks as we will be busy moving into our new house! That means the dolls will be packed up, ready to move to a big room where I can display all of them! (Well, maybe not ALL since my office is also a multi-purpose room for our family) :)

But the next few posts will be some awesome throwbacks from my personal collection. They include all kinds of dolls so no Barbie or EAH this time around. 

See you next time!


Barb the Evil Genius said...

Actually, greeting card company American Greetings owned the copyright to Strawberry Shortcake, until February 2015, when they sold it to another company. Toy companies have always just acquired a license to produce the toys.

Teresa Brown said...

Awesome, I did not know that. Thanks Barb! I'll edit the post to reflect that. :)