Category Archives: Doll

Spectra.. Lacy.. Spacy.. And out of this world!

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Meet the spectacular Spectra from Shimmeron and her exciting friends. They’re beautiful fashion dolls from outer space with shiny bodies, shimmery hair, dazzling fashions and sparkly make-up! And their astro-accessories combine beauty and fantasy, giving girls exciting fashion play with space magic!

Spectra …lacy … spacy … and out of this world!

[From my Retro Blog Archives, I share a personal favorite! I was first introduced to this doll line, through my sister Bonnie, I blame her for most of my doll related memories! Spectra and Spark pictured above!]

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Mattel released the Spectra line in late 1986, a year and a half after the debut of Hasbro’s Jem line, fully expecting to capitalize on Jem’s popularity. By this time however, Jem had already peaked and was falling out of favor. Spectra was not greeted with great enthusiasm by the consumers, and never came close to Mattel’s expectations.

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Barbie & Midge.. My collection grows!

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My Barbie collection continues to grow, as my Barbie now has her best friend Midge to keep her company! Both dolls are 55 to 56 years old.. The case and clothes the two girls are displayed with, are also from 1962!

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Five of my favorite She-Ra figures!

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Talk about tough choices! I have so many favorites in this toy line, picking just a few was difficult! But it’ll give me more for later! Blinky our cat, becoming a prop piece for my Frosta figure!

The first on my list, the one I had to have upon starting my collection, was Frosta! Maybe it’s because I’ve always loved the color blue, or maybe it was her design in general.. But she’s always been a personal favorite! I have Frosta loose complete and on card, as shown here!
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