Monday, August 28, 2023


World of Strawberry Shortcake - Strawberry Shortcake w/ Custard - BFS 2023

I have a great appreciation for the doll lines of the 80s. A significant portion of my toy nostalgia is based in Jem, Rainbow Brite, My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, and She-Ra. But I have these OCD tendencies that make me shy away from rooted hair and soft goods clothing. It's problematic enough that the anxiety I get over maintaining a doll overshadows the actual enjoyment of owning it. Because of that, I always assumed there were huge swaths of 80s licenses that would never have representation in my collection. Sure, some of the these brands are action-figure-esque, like She-Ra and Jem. But I had assumed the majority of 80s dolls were a lost cause. But then Boss Fight Studio announced this Strawberry Shortcake line and some new doors opened up. Finally an action figure with all the design elements of the "girl toys" and the playability of the "boy toys." I can't wait to see if all my other beloved brands get similar treatment in the coming years. Let's check out Strawberry Shortcake below!

I love this action figure. She only has one flaw, and that is her hat. While it looks perfect, it is very heavy and cumbersome and only precariously rests on her hair. There are sculpted grooves on the inner rim to help it stay put on her sculpted hair, but it is not stable and falls off constantly. It also makes her want to topple backwards. The Lime Chiffon and Orange Blossom figures have hats that fit more snuggly, but they are also very heavy. In the future I hope BFS looks into lighter/thinner materials for the accessories. (Lime Chiffon's balloons seem made of lead!).

This series comes with a ton of accessories. Included with Strawberry are: Three sets of hands, Three faceplates, a comb, a spoon, a plate with her namesake dessert, a leaf-shaped plate with a scoop of strawberry ice cream, a figure stand...

...a basket of strawberries, her pet cat Custard, a removable hairpiece, a removeable hat/bonnet, and a watering can.

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 BlossomStrawberry Shortcake, and Lime Chiffon.


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