Monday, October 3, 2011

Additional Footwear for Jakks Pacific G.I.R.L. Force Ladies

Remember the Jakks Pacific G.I.R.L. Force dolls from 2000?

I do. I had to go to the suburbs to get my first two - Bianca and Creanna - from a Target there. (This is before the South Philly Target existed.)

Anyway, I received a query asking which other shoes the Jakks Pacific G.I.R.L. Force dolls can wear. My initial answer was any of the shoes Mego produced for their over 12" celebrity dolls: Farrah Fawcett, Diana Ross, etc. I see another collector offer that same advice, but now we have new dolls and new shoe sources. Yay!

1.) Mattel's Barbie ... the "big foot" Riding Club Cali Girl dolls. Yes, Mattel produced some plastic cowboy boots for their big foot dolls. Jakks Josie wears the red-black pair made for Lea. There were a white pair of cowboy boots for Barbie and probably a pair for Summer. (I don't recall seeing the color of Summer's boots. And, no, there was no Christie or Nikki for this series. Then again, I don't see me riding a horse. Ever. lol)

2.) Mattel's Flavas ... the black boots worn by Jakks' Valerie are boots made for either Happy D or Kiyoni Brown (possibly both?) Both pairs of Mattel boots are slit down the back to allow easy removal of the doll's feet. Whew. Thank you for that, Mattel!

3.) YNU Group's Mixis open-toed sandals. Jaz shows off these stylish black sandals. Note: the closed toe loafers belonging to YNU Group's Opal do NOT fit the Jakks dolls. And I would not even think of trying the Mixis zippered boots. The Jakks Pacific dolls have rounder legs than the Mixis dolls.

Say, has anyone ever seen a Jakks Pacific Felicia doll? Glamerboy, wonderful doll researcher and creator of the Jakks page cited above, writes that she was NOT produced. There was another Black doll in the G.I.R.L. Force line who was not produced either. Pity that. Sigh. She looked pretty and different.

Photos of other Jakks dolls appear at Lady Bast's site, in my Flick account, and in my Webshots folder. Know of any additional Jakks Pacific doll websites or blog entries? Please share with me or Jen of Doll Links fame. Thanks in advance.