So I am only just doing today's doll. While I was out getting some pictures copied to take to my sister I checked out the toy aisle (of course...), and was excited to see today's doll on his peg. It's Chelsie's friend, Darrin.
My first reaction was "A Tommy!" But then I saw his name. Darrin? What happened to Tommy?!
Darrin's box was easily opened, and then the insert just slid out.
There's no name for the theme of the series of dolls printed on the box, but all the dolls come with some kind of plaything, including a hula hoop, a jump rope, etc.. Darrin comes with a soccer ball.
|But he can't hold it. If his arms extended out to the sides, and not just up and down, he could at least tuck it under his arm.|
His shirt closes in the back with velcro, but his shorts just slide on and off. They don't seem to have elastic though. It's better than the velcro I guess, because you don't have that giant velcro lump you then have to stretch his shirt over.
His shoes have the slit in the back so that they are easier to get on and off. Here are his cute shoes, with molded socks.
Darrin has the tall skinny body that Chelsie has. The feet are huge on this body. I think I prefer the original Kelly proportions.
Darrin's hat is great.
They have modernized the baseball hat mold to look like the kind people wear these days, with the hole in the back and the adjustable snap thingy.
The plastic thing pulled out of his head, but not his hat. I was left with this. His hat looked like a propellor beanie.
But, it did make it easier to cut the thing out.
|Sorry about the sideways thing. It's the computer, not me. Just turn your head slightly to the left...|
There are two Chelsies in the series of dolls, and 3 other girls, Tamika, Madison, and Kira.
Darrin is a cute fellow. It's a shame he's blonde, because there are so many blondes in the Barbie/Chelsie world. It would have been nice if he had had at least a little more articulation, but these smaller dolls are more popular with little kids and this style of articulation makes him less breakable. But here's a point: that soccer ball is smaller than the standard for choking hazards.If this doll is being purchased for little kids who might put things in their mouths they should definitely not be given the ball.
So there you are. See you tomorrow for Skipper Saturday.