I will show you dolls I love, dolls I have sought for a long time, recently discovered dolls I had to have, dolls from my childhood. And then there are dolls like this. Cherry Merry Muffin is one of those dolls I picked up because she was there. I never wanted her, and always figured she'd be moving along when I got the chance to work on that.I just haven't gotten around to getting rid of her.
It's not that I hate her. I don't. She's kind of cute. But I never warmed to 80's dolls much. The reasons for that are most likely that:
1. I was in my 20's at that point and trying to think I was too old for toys.(HA!)
2. 80's dolls had a lot of the same excesses as 80's people: Big hair,bright, colourful clothing,and excessive personality.
Ok, you're thinking, as a young woman in her 20's, didn't I take part in all that 80's fashion excess, neon clothes, and bangs that added an extra 10" to your height? Well, no.I had perms to give my limp hair some curl,but my wardrobe was decidedly UNcolourful.
"I do not buy toys, however I do buy goofy footwear." That was a lie anyway,because I distinctly remember a bright yellow nylon dinosaur wearing a diaper.Nowdays of course, I buy toys and goofy footwear.
Cherry Merry Muffin dolls were pretty tame compared to competitors like Strawberry Shortcake and Rainbow Brite.Their clothes weren't dayglo, and their hair colours were all natural colours. Maybe this was because they came about in 1988, and the calmer 90's were on their way.
|There were three series of dolls, produced in 1988,'89,and '90.|
The dolls are about 6" tall to the top of their actual heads, and not to the top of that big hair.
|She has a face very similar to Mattel's older Baby Beans dolls.|
Cherry has a little plastic muffin, that comes off more as a cupcake, on the front of her dress.
The first series dolls came with a 'Flavor Friend' that looked like a food item with a face, a tray of muffins in a muffin pan,and a comb. Cherry had an iridescent bow in her hair and an apron. Second series dolls came with hats that looked like a cake, etc.,that could also be worn as a bracelet by the child,and a scratch and smell recipe card. The final series had an ice cream theme and came with a comb, and Flavor fFriend that was shaped like an ice cream bowl, a packet of sprinkles and a spoon.
Well, this was like pulling teeth.my internet wouldn't stay on long enough to even load a picture for ages.I may or may not post tomorrow. I'm trying my best to keep my daily post promise!