After a long journey the Totally Yoyo Nikki doll has finally arrived here. She has completed my favorite Teen Skipper series. Now that I have the whole Totally Yoyo series I want to show them to you. The first one from this series that I bought was the Totally Yoyo Skipper in 2008. Suddenly in May 2011 the other two were offered and I bought them. Courtney arrived here about three weeks ago and Nikki arrived here yesterday. An interesting fact to know is that the Nikki doll from the promo pics were a short skirt but obviously it was replaced by the same skirt Courtney wears only in different colors.
As theme for my next article I will write a bit about the Totally Yoyo -Series from 1998. It was the second series to use the Teen Skipper. At the moment I’m still waiting for the Totally Yoyo Nikki to arrive here. I will post pics from the whole series as far as she arrives here.
Today I wanna show you another part from my Teen Skipper collection.The difference between the Skipper dolls from before 1996 and the ones produced in 1996 is that the Teen Skipper has the same size like Barbie. Before 1996 they were smaller than Barbie dolls. Maybe this was an attempt to make Skipper more interesting for little girls. Her friend Courtney, who was a brunette til 1996, became a redhaired friend later. Skipper also got a new friend called Nikki(aa – doll).
Very interesting to know is that there is a difference in the facial painting between the Courtney made for the european Market and the US Market. I gonna make a picture for comparison in the next days.
Yesterday I finally received my Winter Holiday gift set from 1995 with all three Barbie sisters (Stacie, Kelly and Skipper)from the 1990s.
It’s a set that I wanted for years but it’s not easy to get. It wasn’t available in Germany back then. As far as I could identify the hints it was available in the USA, Canada, France, Spain, Portugal, Mexico and Argentina. So here it is. Skipper has the rare Pizza Hut Face that was only used once for the Pizza Hut Skipper in 1994.
In the last weeks there weren’t much news to tell. I decided to show the fashions for the little Baby sister Kelly (in Europe and Canada known as Shelly) from Barbie that I collected in the first years when Shelly/Kelly was available. Most of them were sets with two fashions and accessoires and only one pair of shoes. In 1996 Mattel decided to offer fashion sets with two fashions in the same style, one for Barbie and a smaller one for Kelly/Shelly. Since I liked them I bought them back then. The little Kellys you see in the pictures are only two from a lot of Kelly dolls in my collection. Of course I stil have the accessoires for the outfits but to make it a bit easier I left them in the box where I store my dolls.
In the last weeks I was searching for my Kelly/Shelly Fashion that I bought between 1995 and 1997. Here I want you to show the first four fashions with an outfit for Barbie and the same outfit in smaller size for Shelly. There were more outfits to buy in the following years but I didn’t know how much exactly. I think there were 12 outfits in general. Here are my first four fashions. My Models are the Shopping Fun Barbie and Shelly. Of course I still have the shoes but I lent them to other Barbies without shoes.