Sunday, October 9, 2016

Teresa's Terrific Throwback - Post 6

Welcome again friends.

I can't believe it's been a month since my last blog post. Yikes! I apologize for my tardiness on the blog. As I've mentioned before, life gets in the way sometimes. Thanks for still following along with me no matter how sporadic I may be in posting. You all are wonderful! 

Believe it or not, my last few days have been spent playing with...LEGOS! My dad got a HUGE box full of Legos at a yard sale. Most were from the Lego "Friends" line. It's been fun finding some instruction manuals online and putting them all together. (Psst....there was also a Barbie Lego set included in the mix. Coming soon to the blog!)

But, we have to continue on with the throwback series! If you would like to read the previous installments of the throwback series, you can click the links below.

Throwback 1
Throwback 2 
Throwback 3 
Throwback 4
Throwback 5 

All links open in separate windows so you don't lose your place in this post! 

Remember my absolutely adorable reproduction Strawberry Shortcake doll I bought a while ago at Target? (If you want, you can read about her here!)

Well, I have the original :)

Unfortunately Miss Strawberry doesn't have her berry sweet smell anymore and a very unsightly rust spot on her hat but she is in very very good condition. No sticky limbs or shoes, clothes are perfect (except for the hat) and her hair is still shiny and intact. 

And I do have to say that the new company did an outstanding job with making the reproduction just like the original. Don't you agree? 

To add to the fun, Strawberry also has some of her special friends too!

Here is the original Lemon Meringue

Lemon is mint for sure. Still that fun curly hair and both her dress and hat is in perfect condition. 

And Raspberry Tart!

Raspberry is a little dingy and her poor hat is pushing her hair into her eyes! With a dirty face too, she could use a little freshening up. 

I also have their animal friends!

"Custard" is the pink cat and that is Strawberry's pet. The bunny is "Hopsalot" and that goes with the Strawberry Friend Baby Apricot. "Frappe" is the frog and is Lemon's pet. The goose is "Gooseberry" and goes with the Strawberry Baby Cherry Cuddler. Raspberry Tart's pet is "Rhubarb Monkey" but I don't have him. Not sure why I have the other two though! Probably a garage sale find. 

I do know the reason why Strawberry Shortcake has that red rust stain on her hat. It's because this was their house for many many years. 

A deliciously vintage Strawberry Shortcake metal lunchbox. How adorable is this! It features some of the characters and babies. I love the babies! They are so adorable! 

Strawberry and Huckleberry Pie.

The sides of the box. Raspberry Tart and Apple Dumplin'.

Apple Dumplin', (not sure of the purple girl!) and Blueberry Muffin.

Strawberry Shortcake and Blueberry Muffin.

Strawberry Shortcake and Huckleberry Pie.

Just too cute!

I also had this little box tucked away.

Inside it looks to be a little playset with three miniature figures. 

Lemon Meringue, not sure of the middle girl, and Strawberry Shortcake. I'll have to do some digging on the playset and feature it in a future post. 

The other side of this metal box is so cute with sweet little Apricot. 

Well, that's all for today! Do you have any vintage Strawberry Shortcake characters? Are there any that you want or are looking for? Let me know in the comments! I think I might be in the market for some of the Babies! How about you? 

Until next time!


Barb the Evil Genius said...

My sister loved Strawberry Shortcake and wanted the dolls, but never got them. She's since bought some for herself on eBay, before the reproductions started coming out. I think this year, they've introduced a new reproduction doll in addition to Strawberry, but I can't remember.

Those miniature figures look like knock-offs, or just a different character line.

Watchme81 said...

I used to have Strawberry Shortcake dolls and a couple of her friends! Don't remember which ones, though...and don't have them anymore :(

Teresa Brown said...

Hi Barb!

The do look like a knockoff. I'll have to check out the new one that they came out with! They are a fun line to collect.

Hi Watchme! Do you remember which ones you had? It's kind of funny. We have all these dolls and toys that we get rid of when we're younger (or older) because we have no use for them anymore. Then suddenly they get a new life and become all the rage again! I never in a million years would have thought that Strawberry Shortcake or My Little Pony would have come back with such life and vitality for a whole new generation! You never know what is going to come back.

Watchme81 said...

I know I had Strawberry, and Lemon, can't remember who else! Maybe the orange one? They are long gone, now. I do still have my ponies, though :)

Crystallinetoybox said...

Hey, those lil' figures are from the Jellybean Dolls line! :)

Teresa Brown said...

Thanks Crystallinetoybox! Now I have something to go off of for these little figures! :)