Monday, April 24, 2017

Women of the COOPERSTOWN COLLECTION!

Starting Lineup - Dottie Kamenshek (Kenner 1996) & Pepper Davis (Hasbro 1998)

I've been meaning to review these two figures forever. Then recently I saw a post from the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Facebook page (I suggest following it!) about 2017 being the 25th Anniversary of A League of Their Own. I love that movie and it exposed me to the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League when I was a young lad of 13. At the time, Startling Lineup figures were the bane of my existence. Scarce toy aisle space was being taken over by sports junk, and along with it came jock collectors, which was an awkward hybrid kind of peer I had trouble relating to. It wasn't until about six years ago that I discovered the inclusion of eight female athletes in the line. My favorites of the group were easily the two baseball players from the AAGPBL. I only wish they had made more. It's notable that these two figures also mark the transition between the Kenner and Hasbro brands (All the Kenner lines were absorbed into Hasbro between 1991 and 2000). Let's check out Pepper and Dottie below!


(Note: I started my Starting Lineup reviews more than 5 years ago with Flo-Jo and Jackie Joyner-Kersee. I've upgraded my camera twice since then so don't judge the photography too harshly)



Starting Lineup: Cooperstown Collection - 1997 Series
Dottie Kamenshek
Kenner 1996




Check out Dottie's Wikipedia page for more information on her life and career.














These figures have very little articulation, and the articulation doesn't make any sense for poseability.
So, yeah, they are essentially stactions.




Dottie comes with a collector baseball card.













Starting Lineup: Cooperstown Collection - 1997 Series
Pepper Davis
Hasbro 1998




Check out Pepper's Wikipedia page for more information on her life and career.












Again with the nonsensical articulation.







Pepper look so much like my Aunt it's crazy.












Time for some Comparison Pics!







Here they are with the recent Bombshells Batwoman figure 
(which was another inspirational kick in the butt to get these older figures reviewed).




Cheers!







1 comment:

  1. Excellent spotlight. I had the Dottie figure for a long time. Did not know about Pepper. Will have to add her to my collection.

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