|We are the Sparkle Girlz legion!|
Sparkle Girlz to the rescue!
Acquiring them turned out to be more challenging than just walking into Walmart and buying a range of skin tones and head molds. We in Arizona have been visibly affected by the problems at the Port of Long Beach -- a shortage of trucks to haul containers, plus a strike -- and the minis were apparently very popular. I would go to a Walmart and it would have two minis, one with messed-up hair. I ended up boil-washing several of the girls because accepting messy hair was the only way to be sure of getting one at all.
Since I relate to things by classifying and researching them, I did a sample line-up of some of my mother's Kellies by age. (Then this morning, I looked at Li'l Friends of Kelly and discovered I missed a lot of face molds. *sigh*)
|Three mid-1990s dolls (including one with jointed knees!), a Lemonhead, and the later, taller Kelly.|
The Sparkle Girl is gobsmacked by so many Kellies!
Then, because it seemed to need to be done, I posed each Sparkle Girl with a roughly equivalent Kelly.
|SG: I've clearly spent more time playing in the sun than you have, Kelly.|
Kelly: My, you have a big forehead!
|Aren't you cold, Sparkle Girl?|
|Did we run out of Christmas pageant costumes AGAIN?|
This ends the story of What I Did with my Christmas Vacation, just in time for the weekend's progress on New Year's resolutions.