Kollector Reference Guide

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Body Molds

With most Kelly and friend dolls standing at approximately 4 ¼ inches tall, Kelly and li'l friend dolls are sculpted with realistic bodies. This includes such features as dimpled elbows, indented belly buttons, individual toes, and buttocks. The bodies are unisex in sculpting with no differentiating features between boy dolls and girl dolls. The Mattel markings usually appear sideways on the back and say:

©1994 MATTEL,INC
CHINA

or

©1994 MATTEL,INC
INDONESIA

The body is made of hard vinyl plastic and the head is made of soft vinyl plastic. The torso and head is hollow, while the arms and legs are solid. The standard body mold has swing joints at the shoulders, hips, and neck. However other body molds were made that had special articulated joints or interactive levers. For modesty reasons molded on panties were added to the body mold in 2002. These molded on panties have a cross-hatch pattern and have been nick-named "waffle-butt." In 2003 some of the molded on panties were painted white.

Listed and pictured below are examples of all the known body mold types. Several examples are included, however this is not an all inclusive list. The body molds are presented in order of appearance. The dolls identified in this guide will refer to these body molds.



Standard
This is the first body mold used and the standard body mold used throughout all production years.

Standard
(Pictured: #1 Kelly, Little Patient Tommy, Little Patient Tommy AA, and #1 Kelly AA)



Waving Arm
This body mold has a lever sticking out of the middle of the back. When the lever is moved up and down, the right arm waves.

Waving Arm
(Pictured: Baby Brother Tommy, Baby Brother Tommy AA, Strollin' Fun Kelly, Giggles n' Swing Kelly, Fun Treats Kelly AA, and Fun Treats Kelly)



Splashing Arms
This body mold also has a lever sticking out of the middle of the back. When the lever is moved up and down, both arms bounce up and down.

Bathtime Fun
(Pictured: Bathtime Fun Kelly)



Flailing Arms
This body mold has hinged joints at the shoulders. The arms are posable at multiple angles. The left hand is pulled back slightly and has a small magnet in the palm. A later version, Jumpin' Fun Castle Kelly, did not have the implanted magnet. While the even later version, Halloween Spider Kelly, had two normal hands.

Flailing Arms
(Pictured: Shoppin' Fun Kelly)



Kicking Legs
This body mold also has a lever sticking out of the middle of the back. When the lever is moved up and down, both legs kick up and down.

Kicking Legs
(Pictured: Pool Fun Kelly and Pool Fun Marisa)



Potty/Tinkle Body
This body mold made it possible for Kelly doll to drink and wet. There is a small tube inside the head and torso that leads from the mouth to a small hole between the legs. The heart-shaped belly helps to squeeze out the fluid.

Potty Body
(Pictured: Potty Training Kelly and Potty Training Kelly AA)

Tinkle Time Body
(Pictured: Tinkle Time Kelly)



Eating
This body mold also has a lever sticking out of the middle of the back. When the lever is moved up and down, the right arm lifts up and down. The right arm is bent at a right angle and the hand is flat. These two features made it possible for Kelly to hold her sippy cup. The head is on a swivel joint that swings freely from side to side. Within her cheeks is a magnet that interacts with the special spoon.

Eating
(Pictured: Eatin' Fun Kelly)



Jiggie Waist
This body mold is spliced at the waist and left loose at the joint. Turning from side to side is not possible with this joint, just a slight swivel.

Jiggie Waist
(Pictured: Power Wheels Kelly and Power Wheels Kelly AA)



Pony Riding
This body mold has wide stance hip joints making it possible for the dolls to sit better than the standard hip joints.

Pony Riding
(Pictured: Pony Riding Kelly, Cowgirl Kelly AA, Pet Lovin' Kelly, Stargazer Keeya, and Stargazer Liana)



Walking
This body mold has free swinging hip joints making it possible for the dolls to walk. There are also holes in the palms of both hands.

Walking
(Pictured: Tiny Steps Kelly and Tiny Steps Kelly AA)



Swimming
This body mold has a wind-up knob sticking out of the middle of the back. When the lever is wound up, the legs kick vigorously up and down until it winds-down. Also, the feet are pointed.

Swimming
(Pictured: Swim Buddies Tommy)



Bendy Leg
This body mold has hinged joints at the knees and rubber band strung hip joints. More active posing is made possible with this body mold.

Bend Leg
(Pictured: Santa Claus Kelly)

Bend Leg
(Pictured: Performer Maria, Camper Marisa, Snowboarder Belinda, Tommy as Elvis)

Bend Leg
(Pictured: Surfer Lorena, Olympic Skier Lorena, Singing Star Jenny, and Poinsettia Jenny)

Bend Leg
(Pictured: Performer Tamika, Gymnast Deidre, Amusement Park Kelly AA, and Singing Star Tamika)



Jiggie Leg
This body mold has hinged joints at the knees and rubber band strung hip joints. However, the right knee swings freely. Active posing is difficult with one leg that gives way.

Jiggie Leg
(Pictured: Children's Doctor Kelly and Children's Doctor Kelly Asian)



Jumping
This body mold has hinged joints at the shoulders. The arms are posable at multiple angles. The left hand is pulled back slightly and does not have a small magnet in the palm. It also has hinged joints at the knees and rubber band strung hip joints. However, both knees swings freely.

Jumping
(Pictured: Jumpin' Fun Castle Kelly)



Fully Posable
This body mold has hinged joints at the shoulders. The arms are posable at multiple angles. The left hand is not pulled back slightly and does not have a small magnet in the palm. It also has hinged joints at the knees and rubber band strung hip joints. Maximum posability with this body mold.

Fully Posable
(Pictured: Halloween Spider Kelly)



Lemonhead Standard
In 2003, Mattel redesigned the head and body of Kelly and li'l friend dolls. Standing at approximately 4 ½ inches tall, these dolls are scuplted with elongated bodies and limbs. The bodies are unisex in sculpting with no differentiating features between boy dolls and girl dolls. The Mattel markings usually appear sideways on the back and say:

©2003 MATTEL,INC
CHINA

or

©2003 MATTEL,INC
INDONESIA

The body is made of the same materials as the previous dolls. The standard body mold has swing joints at the shoulders, hips, and neck. Molded on panties are also part of the standard mold with the signature cross-hatch "waffle-butt" pattern.

Lemonhead Standard
This is the first and only body mold used throughout all produced versions.

Standard




Amazon Standard
In 2006, Mattel again redesigned Kelly and friends for a short time. Standing at approximately 6 inches tall, these dolls are sculpted with classic Kelly features and body type, but sized up to be a larger version of classic Kelly. These dolls are nicknamed amazon dolls by collectors. The bodies are unisex in sculpting with no boy dolls being produced. The Mattel markings usually appear sideways on the back and say:

©2005 MATTEL,INC
CHINA

or

©2005 MATTEL,INC
INDONESIA

The body is made of the same materials as the previous dolls. The standard body mold has a swing joint at the neck and hinged joints at the shoulders. The legs are in the pony riding style. Molded on panties are also part of the standard mold with raised dots in a polka dot pattern.

Standard
This is the body mold used on five of the seven produced versions.

Standard
Standard


Amazon Speaker
Two of the seven amazon dolls feature a button on the back and an embedded chip to make sounds. The center of the stomach has a speaker. The sounds made are either giggles or snoring noises. In all other regards the bodies are identical to the standard amazon body.

The Mattel markings usually appear sideways on the back and say:

©2005 MATTEL,INC
CHINA
143612

or

©2005 MATTEL,INC
INDONESIA
143612

©2005 MATTEL,INC
CHINA
142611

or

©2005 MATTEL,INC
INDONESIA
142611

with the number 143612 applying to the giggling doll, and 142611 applying to the snoring doll.

Standard Standard


No-neck info coming soon



Butt Variations
Over the years the bikini area has changed from being bare butt with no markings to molded or painted on panties of various types.

Fully Posable
(bare butt, waffle butt)

Fully Posable
(striped butt, painted panty)

Fully Posable
(waffle butt, white painted panty)



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