I originally wanted to make a doll of Fuzzy out of a vintage Todd doll. Todd has red hair, like Fuzzy. But Todd's were too expensive. In the end, it was a better idea to use a Tommy anyway. Todd would have been in pieces by now!
Fuzzy the Doll was originally a Tommy that came with the set Big Brother Ken and Baby Brother Tommy. Why Mattel thought it was normal for Barbie and Ken, who were obviously MUCH older, to have baby siblings, I'll never know. I just feel sorry for poor Mrs. Carson and Mrs. Roberts!
|The set was produced in 1996, when Fuzz was 1 year old.|
|Hey, can't Doctor Ken get done for malpractice? Isn't it against the rules for doctors to treat their own relatives?|
Originally Kelly and Tommy were supposed to be babies, with diapers, pacifiers, and bottles. Then they were starting school and doing all kinds of things.
|Fuzzy is the adventurous sort.|
The only other boy doll in the Kelly line, or produced in the Kelly size, was Ryan. he was originally just a friend of Kelly, produced for the Amusement Park series. Later he became Midge and Alan's son.
|He also enjoys 'hanging'...Who knows.|
|I don't know what ever happened to the white jumpsuit, but Fuzzy and friends often wore the jail suit and gold Lame' suit, or pieces of them, anyway..|
Fuzzy the Doll was the first of what became a collection for Fuzz. He ended up owning most of the Tommy's produced.His second Tommy was for his 3rd birthday, when he got the Kelly and Tommy Power Wheels car with the African American Tommy and Kelly. Kelly ended up wandering off to live in Emma's Dolltown for most of her life, but Tommy became Fuzzy the Doll's best friend Little Purple.
|Fuzzy decided "Little Purple" was the son of Emma's Very Velvet Christie.Christie came in a purple outfit and Emma had named her Mrs. Purple. That made him "Little" Purple, right?|
|Little Purple makes friends with a yak during their vacation to the Himalayas.(See my post on Doll Vacations.)|
|Gareth World with Little Purple, who is dressed as "a foreign dignitary" at the World's Halloween party. (See my Halloween photostory from last year.) Gareth is named after my son's real name, since there was already a Fuzzy the Doll.|
It's a shame they stopped making Tommy.There needs to be a boy in the crowd.
Happy Birthday Fuzz!