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This is where Barbie's little sister Kelly - a Diva herself- will have a special place at Doll Observers.
Everyone who likes her is welcomed to join.
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A doll named Kelly Roberts was introduced by Mattel in 1995. She is Barbie’s little sister, she is a toddler. In Europe she is known as Shelly. This original Kelly was proportionate to Barbie in size and design.
With the exception of the Kelly dolls (2003-2004), called “lemonheads” by collectors, she has stayed true to her original design. The lemonhead dolls had big heads and skinny bodies. They were not well received by collectors, therefore their short “life”. They were a sort of lollipops-anime style.
The first Kelly doll came as Caucasian and African American. The accessories were the same. On the package, it read: “Kelly New baby sister of Barbie!” and “She smells baby powder fresh!”
The so called Amazon Kelly, another design, is a 6″ doll. She was introduced at Toy Fair 2006. A lot bigger that the original Kelly, the new one had larger head and a redesigned chunkier body, more in proportion with her head.
Below a set of the Amazon dolls, Kelly and her friend Gia.
In 2008, Bill Greening designed a set of Kelly as Pebbles and Tommy as Bamm-Bamm from the Flintstones animated TV series. The set was Silver Label and its original price was $16.95. This set today is hard to find and its price on the secondary market goes from US$40 to US$159 for MIB.
Kelly, like her big sister Barbie is also a diva.
She has been wearing vintage repro fashion, she has been part of the Wizard of Oz, and she has been with Barbie in “recitals” and many more.
Kelly as Lucy and Ethel from "I love Lucy" TV show.
In late 2010 Mattel discontinued Kelly replacing her with a new doll named Chelsea.
This group is for those that still like the original Kelly dolls.
Kelly, she is more than just a toddler. She is Barbie’s cutest sister.
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