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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

4255. Kelly Roberts

In the series of Barbie toy dolls, Kelly Roberts is presented as one of Barbie's "younger sisters". She debuted in 1995. Originally the baby of the family (replaced by her younger sister Krissy Roberts in 1999), she also has three older sisters named Stacie, Tutti Roberts, and Skipper and a brother named Todd Roberts. Kelly appears to be preschool or kindergarten age, but she officially acts 4 years old. In Europe, she is known as Shelly. Kelly dolls are still being produced as of 2011.
Excluding a brief period when the design of the Kelly doll was changed to have an oval-shaped head, larger eyes, and longer limbs marketed under the name "Sweetsville," Kelly dolls have stayed true to their original design which debuted in 1995.
Kelly also has a club on a tree house. There are games in which she appeared as Kelly Club House Fun for Game Boy, she is to do a magic show to please your friends, Kelly Club Pet Parade PC has to make a mascot parade with Chelsie, Keeya and Tommy. Kelly Club 2006 for the PC that has adventures with his friends.
Traditionally, the Kelly dolls were sold by themselves with a set of accessories; for example, Bathtime Kelly was sold with a Kelly-sized bathtub, tub toys and a diaper. Kelly was also sold in sets with Barbie, as in the Shopping Fun Barbie & Kelly set. The friends of Kelly were sold in single boxes. Kelly dolls are currently sold in sets of five as well as single packages.
Kelly's friends are made using the same body mold as her, including Tommy, her male counterpart.

1 comment:

  1. Aha! I have one of these dolls and was trying to figure out what she was. Thanks for helping me confirm what doll I have; she's very beat-up, must have got her around the 1995 mark! I know she's been sitting for at least ten years. I just realized that the few other dolls I found seem to be Stacies and Skippers.