Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Boss Fight Studio - ORANGE BLOSSOM!

World of Strawberry Shortcake - Orange Blossom w/ Marmalade - BFS 2023

One of my favorite Strawberry Shortcake characters as a kid was Orange Blossom. I was always drawn to the color orange (except I never wear it) and oranges have always been my favorite fruit. Add to that her artistic characteristics (she is often depicted with a paintbrush in hand) and her pet being a butterfly, and I was hooked (one of my many hobbies is raising butterflies and moths from eggs found in the wild - for release after metamorphosis). Plus, even as a kid I was aware of race and gender representation, or lack thereof, and I knew Orange Blossom had yet another reason to be unique in the 80s toy landscape. I'm really glad she was chosen for the first wave of the BFS Strawberry Shortcake line. Because there's always a chance for cancellation before wave two, but Orange Blossom was high on my wish list. Luckily Wave 2 has been revealed with Lemon Merinque, Raspberry Tart, Apple Dumpling, and Blueberry Muffin - so she'll have plenty of friends soon. Let's check out Orange Blossom below!

Orange Blossom's hat is very heavy, like Strawberry Shortcake's, but it fits snuggly over her hair and does not fall off easily. It does make her a little top-heavy and prone to falling over though.

This series comes with a ton of accessories. Included with Orange Blossom are: Three sets of hands, Three faceplates, a comb, a spoon, a paintbrush, a painter's palette, a leaf-shaped plate with a scoop of orange ice cream, a figure stand...

... her pet butterfly Marmalade, a removable hairpiece, a removeable hat/bonnet, an easel, and a basket of oranges.

Her faceplates attach by removing her hair and prying off the front half of her head.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are the ladies from Series 1:  Orange Blossom, Strawberry Shortcake, and Lime Chiffon.


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