The line didn't last long and as such there were only 5 sets of these larger Kelly dolls produced:Art Surprise Friends,Soggy Doggy Friends,Playground Sisters,(Which included a 6" Kelly and a Wee Three Friends size Stacie,which coordinated with this larger Kelly.),Snoozin' Sisters,(Another set with a Wee Three Friends Stacie.),and the Pop-Up Playhouse set, which is the set that today's doll came in.
Her 'Pop-Up Playhouse',(Not to be confused with the Kelly Pop-Up Playhouse that was made for the regular sized Kelly dolls.), opened up to reveal a treehouse on one side and a bedroom on the other side.
|Like most Kelly dolls, even of the standard size, she has abnormally long hair that reaches nearly to her feet.|
|This is her dress, but not her shoes. These shoes came on another Kelly this size.|
|She came in these pink sandals, but I only have one.|
|And she didn't want to look silly.|
|These seem to be the only 2 shoe styles this version of Kelly came in.|
|Art Surprise Kelly came in these clothes. Clothes for these girls are hard to find, since there weren't any fashions produced for them, and they of course can't wear standard Kelly clothes. I have read that some Bratz clothes fit them.|
|But what to do about shoes? Here are Kelly's splay toed feet. It almost seems she was going to be wearing flip flops at some point.|
I'm familiar with them because Ivy had at least 2 of the sets,Art Surprise and Snoozin' Sisters.
Ivy was obsessed with Kelly dolls when she was little,but I don't think she warmed to the bigger Kelly as much. Besides, the 6" Kelly was too big to be friends with her favourite doll, Blue.(Blue is actually a boy named Colonel Candy, from the Barbie Nutcracker series.)
These big Kelly dolls have been nicknamed 'Amazon Kelly' by Kelly collectors,due to their giant size.('Amazon' alludes to the race of large women in mythology, and not the online business.)
Before the 6" Kelly there was an even bigger Kelly.The giant 16" Kelly baby doll, and her friends Jenny and Keeya were a short lived series that ran from 1998 to the very early 2000's.(And yes, Ivy had one of these too,the Holiday Kelly.I have Jenny.She was the red head!)