Thursday, November 3, 2016

New Retro Strawberry Shortcake dolls, 2016!

Last year I reported that The Bridge Direct had released an accurate and perfect replica of the original Strawberry Shortcake doll from 1980. You can find my original post, here. This year, they gave her some friends!!! I was thrilled to see all of these in Toys R Us a couple of weeks ago, and had to buy all the ones I found. It was one 3-pack (a Toys R Us exclusive), and two individual dolls.  They're being sold under the name Strawberry Shortcake Classic Dolls.

The boxes came with a cute strawberry print background. 
I couldn't believe it. I always wanted these as a kid, and never had them. One of my cousins had the WHOLE LINE at the time, and I remember child-me being a little jealous of her.

I looked on The Bridge Direct web site, and apparently they've also released a few 2-packs that include the boy character Huckleberry Pie, and several of the pets, and Blueberry Muffin and Lemon Meringue in different outfits. (No Orange Blossom or Angel Cake? Awww.) I'll have to search around, since TRU didn't have 'em. 

Anyway, just wanted to show you these, and let people know they're available. They seem like the kind of thing that both adults and children would enjoy, since adults will of course like them for the nostalgia.
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  1. Ahhh, I was in the same kiddie boat as yoU! I loved these, didn't own any, but my friend had EVERYTHING and I can remember playing for hours at her house. I'm curious if the scent is the same? I'm so happy to hear that they sell them like this so you don't have to buy a bunch of 3 packs to get them all. I can't wait to add them to my collection-they are so cute. I'm totally obsessed with 80s nostalgia, so between these, the Care Bear blind bags and all the Hallmark Rainbow Brite stuff, I'm in toy heaven, lol.
    Gorgeous photos as always. :)

    1. The scent is fairly good on most of them. The scent is the strongest on Strawberry Shortcake, and she smells SO GOOD. The scent is fainter on the others. Lime barely has any scent at all. Lemon smells wonderful. Raspberry and Blueberry's scents are faint, but it's there. After I did this post, I ended up getting one of the 2-packs that had Huckleberry Pie in it, and he barely has any scent at all.

      Yeah, I like 80s nostalgia, too. I am SUPER HOPING they add a few more characters to this line next year, like Plum Puddin' and Angel Cake and Orange Blossom, and some of the little kids like Apricot and Cherry Cuddler. It would be great if they brought back that green horse with the carriage (can't think of the name) that went with the Shortcake line.

      Thanks for the compliment! *Hugs*

  2. Holy crap! I haven't been to Toys R Us in a while and now I have to go...I got a 3-pack 30th anniversary set from Toys R Us about five years ago. I want these!