Li'l FriendsTM of Kelly

Kelly made friends with three little girls the year after she was introduced to the world. In 1996 these Li'l Friends could be found: Becky (who only was available for one year), Chelsie and Melody who was called Susie in Europe.

The next year she got more friends when the Hispanic Marisa, Asian Jenny (Julie in Europe), and African American Deidre (not in Europe of course) joined the gang. Now they were 6 cute little girls playing in the nursery.

This was soon to be changed. For two years the group looked like this but in 1998 and 1999 the whole village just exploded in little friends and must have filled a BIG DayCare center. They now are called not just Li'l Friends but Adventures with Li'l Friends with a name, like Bunny, Dress Up, Schooltime (aren't they a little young for that?) or something else that they do.

All of the Li'l Friends share the same two headmolds, the one with teeth and the closed mouth mold. Besides of Tommy they are all girls. I feel a bit sorry for Tommy and Todd that never got a boyfriend to play cars or football with. OK, OK. We girls can do anything! I know, but just as important it is for a little girl to have girlfriends, it must be for a boy to have another boy to play with?
In 2001 Tommy gets a new friend named Ryan. Well, miracles do happen... 

At the turn of the Millennium even more Li'l Friends were added, but now the "Li'l Friends" are gone from the boxes and they are called Kelly Club. Does this have anything to do with the new baby sister Krissy? Kelly not being the "Li'lest" any more? Even Kelly herself joined the "narrowboxline". 

As these Li'l rascals seems to be duplicating like rabbits I had to split this page into two so on this page you will find Caucasian and Asian friends and on Page 2 the Hispanic and AA friends.


I've put the boxdates on these dolls:

       
Becky
1995 Becky

Kelly teeth headmold
Marked 1994

   
 
 
Susie / Melody
1995 Susie / Melody

Kelly teeth headmold
Marked 1994

 

Bumblebee Melody from 2002 was sold with the closed mouth and a cute expression on her face.
(I will get a better pic here later)

Kelly closed mouth
headmold
Marked 1994

 
 
Chelsie
1995 Chelsie

Kelly teeth headmold
Marked 1994

Birthday Fun Gift Set Chelsie
Chelsie has been made once with the formula bottle-mouth.

Birthday Fun Gift Set Chelsie

Kelly original headmold
Marked 1994

 
 
Jenny
1996 Julie / Jenny

Kelly closed mouth
headmold
Marked 1994

Jenny
1999 Jenny
Shelly Club 2000

This particular doll is the European version sold instead of Belinda below. Notice her BLUE eyes and suntan.

Kelly teeth headmold
Marked 1994

 
 
Biker Baby Belinda
Biker Belinda 1999
Kelly Club 2000

Kelly closed mouth
headmold
Marked 1994

 

Picture will come

Clown Belinda had a smiley face.
Kelly Club 2002

Kelly teeth headmold
Marked 1994

 
 
Kayla
This girl is sold in a little bigger box than the usual Li'l Friend-kind of box. She comes with a tiny mirror table and in borrowed shoes...
The whole box:

1998 Kayla

Kelly teeth headmold
Marked 1994

 


 
 
Golfer Liana
Golfer Liana 1999
Kelly Club 2000

Kelly teeth headmold
Marked 1994

Winter Fun Nikki
Winter Fun Nikki. A new Kelly Club friend in 2001.

Kelly teeth headmold
Marked 1994

       
Tennis Lorena
Tennis Lorena 1999
Kelly Club 2000

Kelly teeth headmold
Marked 1994

 

Lorena got a closed mouth in 2002 when she appeared in the Lake Placid Olympic kids' series. 

Skier Lorena

Kelly closed mouth
Marked 1994


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