Friday, October 14, 2011

Update: Who Should Get the Sinatra Body ... and Why?

Now you knew that the new articulated Sinatra Barbie body would receive another head, right? Lifts hand up to stop the rush of oh, nos!, how could you do that? Yes, the face is pretty. However, from the LARGE assortment of pale and tanned faced blond Mackies with similar eye make up, I prefer the Festival of the World: Oktoberfest Barbie. I don't need so many similar faces. And no, Oktoberfest Barbie will NOT be receiving the Sinatra Barbie body at this time. OB prefers her rounded look, And I have other plans for that body.

... however, those plans aren't solid yet. Perhaps I can get some help from my fellow enthusiasts? There are three dolls that need articulated bodies who could match this doll body. They are Jo, Blossom, and Kisara. Here are the ladies themselves:


MiladyBlue reminds me that I have NOT introduced these ladies so that everyone can know who is who. From left to right, we have Jo in the pink pullover, grinning Blossom, and finally. School girl Kisara in her original schoolgirl uniform - black jacket, white blouse, tie, and black plaid skirt.

Jo (nickname for Josephine March) of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women is part of the When I Read, I Dream collection by Mattel. Other dolls in that series include Fern (E. B. White's Charlotte's Web), Anne of Green Gables (Lucy M. Montgomery), and Heidi (Johanna Spyri's Heidi). Jo is not shown on her original body; her head is on a Mystery Squad Kenzie body. The original When I Read dolls were on Stacie-sized bodies, about 8" tall.

Blossom by Tyco is from the 1980s television show, Blossom. Blossom is on her original body that makes her a little over 9". Other dolls in the Blossom group include her brother Joey and friend Six. Fellow doll enthusiast and blogger, Ms. Leo has several photos of Joey out of his box. I've heard about the existence of a fourth doll in this series, Vinnie, but I am waiting to see photos. (Color me curious ;-D)

Kisara is a Takara Jenny friend.

For this body replacement, I am sometimes partial to Kisara, sometimes partial to Jo. And Blossom clearly could use a larger body for her um larger head. Anyone want to submit a vote on which of these three heads you think should inherit the Sinatra Barbie body? I'm posting a poll to gather your responses.

Thanks in advance for your assistance!

9 comments:

miladyblue said...

It might be helpful if I knew which of these dolls in the photo were which. I personally like the one on the far left, and think she should get the body.

CaffeineCowgirl said...

Wow, I'd love to see Kisara on a barbie articulated body! :D (Jo comes next!)

limbe dolls said...

I've never seen the Jo doll before. Were there other Little Women dolls? Will you do a post on the?

D7ana said...

Thanks for that reminder, MiladyBlue! I've added information about the dolls to update this post. Your choice is Jo.


Me, too, Caffeine Cowgirl! Yay Kisara!


Alas, no, Limbe Dolls. Jo was the only Little Women character created for this series. I think that this doll resembles Beth more than Jo, but Jo is main character of the book so .... The doll is pretty and sweet-looking, characteristics I would associate more with Beth than with "Tomboy Jo."

Do a post on these dolls? Sure. Can do :-D. Don't have the original boxes, but I might have a photo of so of the dolls in their boxes? Do have the original bodies ... headless, of course, since I don't have new heads for them.

Niel Camhalla said...

Hmm....tough choice!

Me, I'll cut off the hook on the neck knob to make rebodying easy so they can all share the body. Hehehe.

Vanessa said...

I think Kisara would look great with that body. Those Japanese girls have strange bodies sometimes...

Vanessa said...

I vote for Jo. Kisara seems like she has a smaller body and she has such a nice school girl look, I would think putting her on the larger body would change that dynamic. I could be wrong. I say, swap them all on to the body, take pictures, then let us vote.

D7ana said...

Thanks, Vanessa! Both for the vote for Jo AND the idea of trying the heads on the body, photographing them, and then getting votes.

D7ana said...

Uh oh. See I did not publish my comments and responses in order. Hmmmm ...

Niel, you have a great point there. I should remove that prong so that rebodying or reheading? is easier.

Hi Vanessa! I think it's the way the pants are bunched up as she crosses her legs that gives her an awkward look.

Of my Takara Schoolgirls, only Mitsuki has slightly bowed legs. Kisara and Tamaki have straight legs.