Sunday, February 16, 2014

Decision Made About Hasbro Kristen, Maxie's "Best Friend"

I've been pondering this question for a few years now: should I keep Hasbro Maxie friend Kristen or sell her? You'd think I would have decided long ago. She remains unopened in her original box. I don't have a story for her. When I look at her, I think her "lavender" eyes need to be painted. Her eyebrows are too faint. Her face is round ... like the Carly doll in the Maxie series. Probably she has the same face mold as Carly. So she doesn't have a unique face mold.

I do not like the sweet, romantic outfit she wears. Well, the blouse alone might be okay ... with a long black mermaid skirt. Wake up, Dana. Under what circumstance is that blouse acceptable? Just because you might have worn something like that back in 1987 ... shudder at the memory. The fishnet socks curl my nose. I can almost smell the ugly. Fishnet stockings have a dubious charm for certain types of characters. But as socks? Eeeewww. Did we really wear fashions that ugly? (Yes.) 

The yellow huaraches look comfortable. I wonder who else could fit them? Ashley, the only Maxie doll I really like. On the other hand, Kristen's hair looks full and curly. Maybe if I shortened it so that it fit like a shaggy helmet? She has a nice brown complexion. A solid, healthy weight that I approve of. Only ... 

I need to reduce my collection. Need space, want new dolls, and will be moving. Sure, I want to keep some dolls. Some is not all. I want to like this doll more than I do. When I thought that I would be the only collector of playscale dolls and action figures, keeping them all made sense. For posterity, etc. Well, that is not the case. Others have posted photos and information about Kristen online

Now that I made that decision ... what to charge for her? I think $20.00USD. What do you think? On eBay, she seems to go from $19.99 - $29.99. Price suggestions are welcome. Do send them in.


Brini said...

If you can find a little girl that would love her then give her away. She seems to be selling at a fair price so if that the route then sell her. I'm such a doll lover that I try and find a home where the will be love first.

RagingMoon1987 said...

I agree with Brini. Some little kid might really flip her lid over a doll as cute as Kristen.8368894

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: you have to decide. If you do not want this doll in your collection. Your sell the doll. The price is reasonable .. Keep in touch.

Ada said...

I love the doll, but I must admit I love all the dolls and accesories in the Maxie line. Such an underestimated doll line.

You can sell it, give it away or maybe trade her at a doll show.

D7ana said...

Hi and thanks for your comments, Brini, Raging Moon1987, Marta, and Ada.

@Brini and @Raging Moon1987 - alas, I don't know any little girls interested in dolls. But I agree with you that she should be somewhere she is loved and appreciated.

@Marta - I have decided to sell her. Thanks for the feedback on the price.

@Ada - yes, the Maxie line is a quality line. I have Ashley as well. I don't know why I have liked Ashley from the start, while I never warmed to Kristen. I have wanted to feel fonder of her. Just can't seem to muster that feeeling for this doll ;-]

Muff said...

It's been a long time since I listed anything on ebay so I don't know what it costs to list a doll. I think that $20 is reasonable.

Vanessa said...

I like Maxine, but I completely understand not being able to bond with a doll, so you made the right decision to sell her. Did you list her already? Your price seems fair.

D7ana said...

Hi Muff and Vanessa!

@Muff - I haven't posted anything on eBay for some time now either. Sigh. Not sure I want to go that way for this doll.

@Vanessa - yeah, sometimes we cannot bond with a doll or action figure. I haven't listed her yet. Need to do so soon ;-)