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This is a complete listing of every
Happy Family™Grandpa dolls made from 2003 until the present. I will include Name, Model # (M#), Box Date
and Hair Color (HC). I am adding Clothing (C) and
Accessory (A) descriptions as well.
Highlighted boxes are the Happy Family™Grandpa dolls I keep.
A Brief History of Happy Family™ Grandpa
Like the Heart Family™ line, the new Happy Family™ line has a tie to Barbie® doll. She serves as Baby Doctor Barbie®, and it will be interesting to see if she is mentioned again as more Happy Family™ items are produced. A Happy Family™ Midge® and Baby gift set is also available. The female baby, by the way, is not named (that task is left to the owner). In a 2003 version when the baby grows older, we find she is named "Nikki®". Both Happy Family™ gift sets are available as African American as well, marking the first time Alan® or Midge® have been available as African Americans.
Following the Sunshine and
Heart Family tradition, Happy Family™ Grandparent dolls were shown at
the 2003 Toy Fair, with the first set (available in Fall of 2003) being a Grandmother's
Kitchen Happy Family™ Grandparent Dolls Gift set. This gift set
themed to a holiday dinner at the grandparents' house includes
color change food, a working mechanical blender, a table with 5
chairs, and much more (63 pieces total). The gift set retailed for $50,
a little expensive for play line, but the pairing/playing
possibilities are endless! When pictures were first released of the Happy
Family™ Grandparent dolls after Toy Fair, the
most asked question by collectors was "Who are the Grandparent dolls
related to? Midge or Alan?" I contacted Ria Freydl from Mattel
Public Relations, and Ria said that they are Midge® doll's parents and
they will not be given first names, just "Grandma" and
BELOW: Model #B9880 (Caucasian) features Grandfather with a 1996 Ken head mold. This mold has been used for Harley Davidson Ken, Harley Davidson Ken (Second Edition), 40th Anniversary Ken, Phantom of the Opera Gift Set, King Arthur & Queen Guinevere Gift Set, Merlin & Morgan le Fay Gift Set.
BELOW: Model #B9885 (African American) features Grandfather with a 1991.97 Modified Jamal head mold. This mold has been used for 40th Anniversary Ken AA, Concert Date Ken AA, Magic Jewel Ken AA, Barbie as Rapunzel Talking Ken as Prince Stefan AA, Skate Date Ken AA, Barbie® of Swan Lake Ken® as Prince Daniel AA
In 2004, new Grandpa dolls are available, as well as Grandparent fashions.
Family Grandma's Kitchen Gift Set (Grandpa &
M#: B9880 BD: 2003 HC: Rooted Gray and White. C: Khaki pants. Medium blue rib knit sweater l/s with attached white/yellow/blue plaid collar. Camel shoes. Gold glasses (attached to right hand). A: 2 yellow oven mitts. Medium purple apron. Carrying case opens up to kitchen environment. Oven unit able to color change food. Color change turkey on platter. Two trays of color change cookies. Blender w/mechanical wind-up feature. Cereal box. Popcorn box. Milk carton. Pie. 2 juice containers. 2 cakes. Ice cream container. 6 each: plates, cups, spoons, forks, knives. Frying pan. Spatula. Ladle. Oven rack. 2 bowls. 2 dessert goblets. Puppy. Puppy bed. Puppy bowl. Puppy food dispenser. 5 chairs. 4 chip art gift boxes. 1 sheet of stickers w/refrigerator magnet graphics 4 x 6.
Family Grandma's Kitchen Gift Set AA (Grandpa &
M#: B9885 BD: 2003 HC: Rooted Gray and White. C: Same as above. A: Same as above.
Family Neighborhood Happy 1st Birthday Grandpa
M#: B9881 BD: 2003 HC: Rooted Gray and White. C: Khaki pants with cuff. Blue green rib knit shirt l/s. Camel shoes. Gold glasses (attached to right hand). A: Baby toys: Rattle. See 'n Say game. Bear. Telephone. Drum. 2 Drum sticks. 3 Rings with ring stacking base. Hobby horse. Cut-out block case. Star shape pacifier. Doll, with lt. neon yellow and pink stitch outfit. Purple/white check doll blanket. Pink Doll cradle. White toy chest with sticker appliqués. 3 Chip art gift boxes. Chip art gift bag. Sheet of stickers (for your Happily family scrapbook [sold with Midge doll]).
Box Text: Grandchildren are truly a blessing. We've had so much fun with our first, Ryan®, and now we're enjoying our second, Nikki®. What a bundle of energy! Her favorite game is hide and seek. We play it whenever she comes over. Her giggling always gives her away. It's the sweetest sound you've ever heard! I'll pretend I can't find her just to hear that laugh. She and Grandma like to play house with the baby doll Grandma picked up at the toy store. Nikki is always very careful to put it back in its "home"--the toy chest I built for her. Sometimes she puts the baby down for a nap so she and Grandma can bake cookies with Ryan. And now she's one year old. How time flies. Happy Birthday, munchkin!
Family Neighborhood Happy 1st Birthday Grandpa AA
M#: B9882 BD: 2003 HC: Rooted Gray and White. C: Same as above. A: Same as above.
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