Vintage Fisher Price My Friend #212 Jenny New in Box (H)
Here for your consideration, is a RARE, VINTAGE FISHER PRICE #212 MY FRIEND JENNY NEW IN BOX! In the late 1970's to early 80's, Fisher Price introduced a series of soft bodied dolls with vinyl limbs, lush, brushable hair, vinyl faces, and easily removable clothes and accessories. The series, called My Friend dolls, featured 5 doll characters: Mandy, Jenny, Becky, Nicky, and Mikey. Manufactured for only two years (1979-81), this FIRST EDITION Jenny doll is coveted by collectors.
This Jenny has never been played with or removed from her box. Jenny still exhibits the plastic wrapper around her head and the plastic ties around her thighs are still in place. In addition, the plastic tie anchoring her hat on her head is still intact.
Jenny's brunette hair is styled in a below shoulder length, full bodied cut. Through clever engineering, Jenny can be posed either in a standing or sitting position. Her soft body invites plenty of cuddling and her facial features are welcoming and mesmerizing. The doll comes with its original instruction booklet on the care and maintenance of these My Friend dolls as well as the original pattern for making her a nightgown. FYI, Jenny can be washed in the clothes washer and tumble dried in the dryer. Moreover, her hair can be shampooed and styled in a variety of ways.
I've tried to include a variety of photos to illustrate how remarkable Jenny really is. I did not attempt to remove her from her cardboard backing as this would have raised questions about her condition(NIB). All of her original clothes are included. Jenny's outfit consists of a chocolate brown, flower print jumper, coupled with a puffy sleeved, cream colored blouse, brown tights, shiny chocolate colored shoes, and a wide brimmed straw hat trimmed with a brown ribbon. Her clothes are easy to remove or put in place thanks to their velcro closures. I cannot spy any "imperfections" in either her appearance or her clothes. If you look carefully, you will notice that the rubber string on her hat has stretched out over time. I believe this can be rectified by the new owner.
Jenny's box shows minimal wear (e.g. minor loose cellophane on the front of the box, some slight fading, remnants of a residual price tag, some light edge wear, some extraneous tape, minor creasing, and a tiny tear etc.). I would categorize this box as being a 8.5 on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being perfect.
Don't miss out on this RARE find. Of all the My Friend dolls, the #212 Jenny doll is my favorite. Her warm, dark brown eyes, coupled with her long, silky brunette hair and blushing cheeks, stole my heart years ago. I now have two of them in my personal collection. One is MINT in box and the other is for my future grandchildren to play with---that is, if my adult children ever get married and have kids:)
Jenny weighs approximately 2 lbs. UNWRAPPED and my location is Lafayette, IN (47905). Due to the weight of this item, I'll probably be sending Jenny via Priority Mail.