wow Talk about a blast from the past.
This is a great reference tool for collectors and dare I say resellers alike Now you can actually piece together and identify that stuff you found at value village and put a name to it Some of the knock off clothes were actually pretty cool.
Carmen Varricchio is a rock star If you grew up in the 70 s and 80 s, then this book is a must have I do not know how Carmen manages to find all the treasures seen in this book, but they are so rare and unique that it makes you wish you could go back in time and look for them in your local toy shop Most of these outfits will remind you of your childhood heroes on TV, and there are even references made about some of the male clone dolls looking like popular TV stars i.
e Richard Hatch and Steve Forrest And yes, the clones really do look like them Now my Barbie s want to date these guys I The hunt is on I cannot put this book down I wish I had a time capsule and could go back and purchase all these fun finds You cannot help but smile as you flip through the pages Hours of fun Cheers to Carmen for making me feel like a kid again Eeeewww Fake Barbie R Clothes Those Four Words Verbalize The Faint Disgust Yesterday S Savvy Kids Felt When, In The Midst Of Doll Play, An Inferior, Generic, Or Clone Dress Or Top Suddenly Surfaced From Their Sizable Supplies Of Perfect Mattel Doll Outfits The Impostors Were Treated As Tainted Outcasts And Were Basically Left To Rot Today, A Younger Generation Of Doll Lovers Is On The Rise These Leap For Cheap Fashionistas Gleefully Embrace The Very Items Their Quality Conscious Predecessors Detested Here, For Your Viewing Pleasure Or Revulsion, Are Nearly Not Exactly Gorgeous Getups And Some Of The Downgraded Dolls Who Wore Them, Mostly From The S And S S Collectors, Rejoice Your Time Has Come , Many In Their original Packaging Prepare To Shield Your Eyes From Clumsily Drawn Fashion Figures, Pathetic Attempts At High Fashion Lingo, And Mediocre Package Graphics Culled From Around The World Excellent book for reference on cher doll and older Barbie dolls Great reference book with great graphics and details I love it As a collector of primarily knock offs of the GI Joe variety I ve been expanding my range to include just those fashion doll guys that might pass as non fashion doll ish With a welcome exception to those wonky looking fashion ones of course The odder and unusual the better Surprises I found in this book Adventure Girl on card with different clothing not the white jumper outfit The Sunshine Family knock off, called The Smart Family So that s where this male figure I have is from The Lovin Family, another Sunshine Family knock off with different heads Naturally I m now in the market for all of these, and Many Plasty Petra and Fred outfits on display, several Fred outfits I could use.
The Wellco Sin Sarah knock off of Jem is another new one on me.
If you have even a passing interest in knock offs clones you ll want to get your hands on this book As I write this review has the book at 33% off About 20 A great deal This was a fun book to read and in very good shape I would like to see a newer addition of this No damage no scents of smells thank you Great book
If you like collectibles form the 70s and 80s this is a great book filled with fun photos and facts I was very happy with it and have used it for reference several times.
Large, clear photos of NIP outfits Great resource for clone clothing dolls