Dolly Review: 35th Anniversary Strawberry Shortcake
2015 marked the 35th anniversary of Strawberry Shortcake. To celebrate, The Bridge Direct released two throwback dolls I know some of you will love! These were sent to me for review from The Bridge Direct. The Bridge Direct took care not to ignore the significant anniversary and even celebrated it during Toy Fair 2015.
The first doll we’ll discuss today is the 6″ Strawberry Shortcake Classic Doll. It looks identical to Kenner’s original Strawberry Shortcake doll, right down to the window on the packaging and signature strawberry scent! Strawberry Shortcake was a big deal in the early 80’s. Not being born until the end of 1983, I didn’t have many Strawberry Shortcake dolls. (See some early commercials here!)My favorites were the larger baby dolls that blew kisses in the characters token scent. But, these 6″ ones are what most people think about when one mentions Strawberry Shortcake dolls and for good reason– they’re adorable! (The Butter Cookie Baby is not part of the new reproductions, but one of the originals from my mom’s collection.)
This reproduction doll was crafted to be as close to the original release as possible. Like the original releases, she has straight hands (not curved like the later releases), a freckled face and comes dressed in her classic strawberry themed outfit.
The only thing that’s missing is the comb that came with the original release. As reproduction products go, this is a great one. The Bridge Direct made a wise choice in trying to keep this as true to the original as possible!
The second doll released to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Strawberry Shortcake is equally as cute. It’s a large Strawberry Shortcake Rag Doll! She’s 15″, stuffed and looks as close as she possibly could to the rag doll released in 1980! It’s huggable, bright and smells of strawberries!
The Bridge Direct did a great job on both of these dolls. If you’re a fan of Strawberry Shortcake, you’ll want to take a look at these. The strawberry smell alone will bring you back to 1980 (in a good way). You can find these 35th Anniversary edition reproduction Strawberry Shortcake dolls online and possibly at your local toy store.
What do you think of these two adorable products? If they did more throwback dolls, would you buy them? Who was your favorite character in the original Strawberry Shortcake line? Share your thoughts below!