Monday, January 30, 2017

Doll-A-Day #30:Pop-Up Playhouse Kelly 6" Doll (Amazon Kelly)

  Everybody is familiar with Barbie's little sister Kelly. She debuted in 1991, and was discontinued in 2011 when she suddenly became Chelsie. But hardly anybody remembers the line of 6" Kelly dolls that was debuted in 2006.

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 version of Kelly has arms that can move up and down,back and forth,and swivel.

She can also tilt her head back,to look up, and tilt it to the sides.

  Her legs move pretty much in the standard way though.
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.
The Art Surprise Friends included a brunette Kelly friend named Gia, and the Soggy Doggy Friends had a brunette friend named Kayla. 
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.
The dolls don't seem to show up very much these days.

 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!)

Come back tomorrow to see what the new doll of the day is.


  1. These are so cool, I love that you decided to review them! ❤

  2. does Kelly come in other colours or different hair shades and eye colour.
    Sorry I am new to this blog my name is Joy from Australia and I was wondering if you have viewed Dianna little darling dolls or Iplehouse 1/6 bid dolls. I have two Iplehouse dolls Elina and Bonnie and they are both sweet but I found ordering the Dianna Effner Dolls hard so do you have one? Joy

    1. Well welcome! There were a couple of brunette friends this size, but all the Kelly's were blonde. I'm not sure if they changed the eye colour.I love the Little darling dolls and would LOVE to have one, but they are way out of my price range. I don't know about them being hard to order, but I know there is a long waiting list for orders. I have settled for the Maru and Friends and Ashton Drake Effner dolls.I haven't seen the Iplehouse 1/6 BJDs. I'll have to check those out.


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