A few casual searches later, and I found a listing for a "cowgirl" variation on sale. While the store listed her as being short-haired and dark-skinned, the doll that I received turned out to have long hair and the medium skin colour. While someone looking for a look-a-like doll for a child would probably have been disappointed, that was ultimately a neutral for me since my main goal was just to see what one of these new P'tits Bouts De Choux (sorry, the Canadian in me couldn't help it) would be like.
Incidentally, while this doll has fibre rather than yarn hair, the original style yarn-haired dolls are still available. They seem to be about twice the price though!
|In the box.|
|The back of the box.|
|The side of the box, which promotes the website|
and the "Babyland General" home of the CPKs.
|The inner packaging. The doll is dressed in a one-piece dress and|
hard plastic boots.
|The "adoption papers" that give the doll's name and a plastic key.|
Maybe it's supposed to be the key to the doll's heart?
|Free from the box.|
|While the hair isn't too thickly rooted, compared to the bald-under-the-ponytail|
heads of the 1980s dolls, this is a veritable forest!
|Just for fun, I tried a pair of American Girl sized pyjamas on her.|
Surprisingly, they fit almost perfectly. The legs are a bit too long for this
shorter body, but aside from that I think they suit her.
Overall I was fairly impressed with this doll. I should note that she was priced at $30USD, while many other Cabbage Patch Kids of the same size (but of different lines) were two to three times that price. So while I think she was certainly worth the price, I don't know that there would be enough added value to these dolls to go for one of the higher end ones.
Have you picked up a CPK lately? Or do you have fond memories of the originals like I do? I'd love to hear about them either way!