Monday, August 10, 2015

Houses et al 1985 to 1989

Reunions at the Heart Family Loving Home
always make for a crowded house.
Teen Time Skipper, High School Chelsie and Teen Time Courtney
watch Barbie on television in Skipper's bedroom.
Grandma Heart volunteered to help teen Time Courtney and Skipper
with their school project, but all the girls want to do is talk on the phone!
While Rocker Barbie is on tour, Skipper and Mrs. Heart
sneak into to Barbie's boudoir
to check out the Dream Glow Vanity and Glamour Bath.
Note the photo of SuperStar Ken
inside the locker door of the Workout Center.
I've never tried out the remote
(pictured above the blue tire on the left)
to see if the Tropical Barbie ATV actually works.
The prettiest Barbie car ever has to be the 1988 Ferrari.
The girls are rehearsing in street clothes,
but Ken is already dressed for tonight's concert!
I love the California Barbie line!
The yellow striped outfits appeared in both 1985 and 1988.
1985 (dated 1984) #9691
Heart Family Loving Home
Made by Mattel
Plain exterior.  All I own is the house itself.  For the Heart Family
1985 (dated 1984) #7981
Heart Family Babies' Playset
I have placed its walker and rocking horse inside the house.

In alphabetical order, the Hearts are:
baby boy Heart in his original outfit
Daria, Neighborhood Kid
Darrin, Neighborhood Kid, with his desk
Gillian, Neighborhood Kid
Grandma Heart in B Active #2184
Grandpa Heart in #2304 Karate Ken
Honey, Cousin
Janet, Cousin
Kenny, Cousin
Kevin, Cousin, with his high chair
Megan Heart in #9595 Jumpsuits
Melody, Cousin
Mr. Heart in #7984 Simply Dashing from 1984
Mrs. Heart in #9595 Jumpsuits
Nellie, Cousin, in #7981 Playset pink suit
Pleasance, Neighborhood Kid
Tawny, Neighborhood Kid, with her trike
Windy, Neighborhood Kid, with her wagon
Plus one unidentified boy in the Playset blue suit
Not shown is the Newborn Heart Baby, whom I forgot to include.  I didn't realize that Janet and Windy had fallen over until I looked at the photos!

1985 (dated 1984) #7025
Great Shape Barbie Workout Center
Made by Mattel.
Blue and pink stationery bicycle, elliptical machine (which I don't own) and a locker.  Barbie is not flexible enough for her to actually pedal the bike, although her feet do fit in the stirrups.  For the Great Shape dolls

My dolls are 1984 Great Shape Barbie and Skipper in their original outfits.

1986 (dated 1985) #2310
Dream Glow Vanity
Cream dressing table and stool with phosphorescent pink accents (AKA glow-in-the-dark)

1986 (dated 1985) #2552
Glamour Bath and Shower
Pink bathtub with translucent walls.  The clear walls and doors do not stay upright.

My doll is New Arrival Mrs. Heart in B Active #2183 yellow bodysuit and Tropical Skipper in So Active #2238 pajamas, all from 1986.

1987 (dated 1986) #3611
Rockers Live Concert Instruments
Made by Mattel
Fuchsia and chartreuse drum set, electronic keyboard, electric guitar, tambourine and trumpet.  For the second set of Rockers dolls

My dolls are Dancing Rocker Barbie in Kmart Fashion Classic #2887, Dancing Rocker DeeDee in Fashion Classic #2876 and and Rocker Ken in his original outfit.

1987 (dated 1986) #3653
Ice Cream Shoppe
Made by Mattel
Playset with portable ice cream maker, soda stand furniture, pink and green tile floor and small yellow backdrop.  The recipe that came with the ice cream maker prepares very tasty ice cream!

My dolls are the first Megan Heart from 1985 in #9595 Jumpsuit from 1985, 1988 Island Fun Barbie in #4465 California, a Kmart exclusive from 1988, and California Skipper from 1988 in her original outfit.

1987 (dated 1986) #7931
Tropical Barbie Remote Control All Terrain Vehicle
Pink motorized bike with blue tires and a remote control.  For the 1986 Tropical Barbie dolls

My doll is Tropical Miko in Fancy Fashion #2874.

1988 (dated 1987) #3136
Made by Mattel
The red Ferrari was sold in stores and also was available as a promotional item through the Pink Stamp Club in 1990.

My dolls are Sensations Bopsy in #3314 Strictly Uptown and Bibops Bobby in his original outfit.

1988 (dated 1987) #4461
California Barbie Surf N Shop
Made by Mattel
Playset only with lavender backdrop with pink trim.  For the California dolls

My dolls are the first Mrs. Heart and Megan Heart in #9595 Jumpsuits, all from 1985; Kmart Party Teen in Kmart Fashion #7488, both from 1990; California Ken, Barbie and Skipper from 1988 in their original outfits; Island Fun Teresa in #4467 Los Angeles, both from 1988; and Sensations Bopsy in #4467 Los Angeles, a Kmart exclusive, both from 1988.

1989 (dated 1988) #1921
Teen Time Skipper Sleep N Study
Made by Mattel
Pink lattice-work background with pink furniture.  The Doll pictured on the TV is Sensations Barbie from 1989.  For Teen Time Skipper and Courtney.

My dolls are Teen Time Skipper in #2593 Dance Fever, Teen Time Courtney in Lookin Lively #2591 and High School Chelsie in Totally Cool #3780, all from 1989.  Also, Grandma Heart in B Active #2184, both from 1986, which matches Skipper's bedspread and pillow.

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