More items from the very cluttered "What on Earth?" drawer in my little bureau.
A baby doll with moving arms and legs. I am afraid to scrub her because she seems to be made of a material that is like paper mache only MUCH harder. I don't know how she should be cleaned. So I feel a little sad for her. Maybe because I can relate so well to never feeling clean.
Two American Indian girls...as represented by Western cultural stereotypes. (Sorry, I can't help thinking those kinds of things. It's my nature.)
One seems to be extremely suspicious of the other. Or maybe she is thinking, "What is it with the buckskin outfit? With fringe no less??! Where is "What Not to Wear" when I need them!?! Can she even blink? I wonder if she's had a facelift..."
The snarky doll making the critique is dressed in calico and wrapped in a woven blanket. Tres chic.
The Greek Doll looks a little like a 50's diner waitress who has dressed for a costume ball.
Well, that's my opinion anyway, which means very little in the doll world. Man, I think I have been hit in the head with the snarky branch too!
On a more serious note, I was fascinated to find out a little more about the Sonny Boy American Character Doll that we found WAY back in July 2003.
At the time, I knew very little about this doll except that it has "magic skin"...a new experiment for this doll that enabled its skin to react to sunlight. I was told that these dolls didn't last very well after they had been exposed to the sun. Their "skin" would tan and then get saggy.
Well, HELLO! I actually have FOUND an American Character doll who was allowed to tan. If this is not the best ad for sunscreen EVER, I don't know what is.
GAH! Ohmigosh! Anymore time in the sun and he would have knocked the original Bain de Soleil model from the 70's right out of the park!
Sigh. More from the drawer on another day.