Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mommy-to-be ???

Okay, I was thrilled with the Happy Family line by Mattel with Barbie's friend Midge and her high school sweetheart husband, Alan, having a baby. I personally think it is a natural and beautiful way to show the normal path of life. Midge is a beautiful Mom-to be. I didn't know that there was another doll sold, #1 in Denmark, back in 1991, simply called The Mother-to-be Doll created by the Judith Corp. I looked it up on the web and found it made the headlines in The New York Times when it started to show up in the stores there in 1992. The mother-to-be is Judy and she was followed by the father-to-be, Charlie. I found these on Craig's List then bought them from a lovely lady named Colleen that bought them originally for a gag gift for a baby shower but her daughter did not like the idea so she put them in a drawer and there they stayed until she decided to clear out a few things. Lucky me!


Their quality and construction is more five and dime, not nearly as good as the Mattel dolls. Judy's arms are very rubbery and Judy looks to be terrified to me, poor thing, with her bright blue eyes staring widely. I don't know if she has that look because of the sized of that babies head or that Charlie looks more like he could be her father instead of her husband or maybe Mr. Rogers... hmmmm... But that's another story...
I thought it was interesting to compare the two dolls side by side. Both are unique and rare.

I look forward to dressing them both in new things made just for a mother-to-be...

2 comments:

Court :) said...

Very cool - I think the same as you that these dolls were great and truly can't understand the uproar from some people over them? I can't wait to see your *maternity* line:)

Dollyknickers by CWDesigns225 said...

Sometimes I think people just look for things to turn their nose up to, their way of feeling important, I guess. Thanks for the comments. I really appreciate them.♥