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This is a complete listing of every male
Family Corners™ doll made from 1994 until the present. I will include
Name, Model # (M#), Box Date (BD) and Hair
Color (HC). I am adding Clothing (C) and
Accessory (A) descriptions as well.
Highlighted box is the Family Corner™ dolls I keep.
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A Brief History of Family Corners™
the mid-1990's, Mattel will produce a miniature
family doll line that is racially diverse. This doll line allows
the child to create whatever family combination they decide upon.
By representing male and female dolls as Caucasian,
African American, Asian American and Hispanic, the dolls can be mixed
and matched to create a diverse family. Wonderfully designed, the
Family Corners lines provides a child the opportunity to pair one of
five male or female dolls together. The text on the back of each
doll's box explains,
"Match a pretty girl with a handsome guy. It's true love, now don't be shy.
Dress them in a tux and a wedding gown...They're the happiest couple in town!
Next a chapel wedding for the bride and groom, Then send them off on their honeymoon.
Now move them into their family home...Add special stickers to make it their own!
The time has come for a sweet surprise...A dear little baby with love in her eyes!
This bundle of joy needs a nursery...Add it to your "house" quick as 1, 2, 3!
How great to be a part of a family Where we all live together so happily!"
The female dolls came with their own listed hobbies, wedding dress and a "unique" cardboard doll house within their box that could be added to the guy doll's chapel and nursery room scenes. Their doll houses fold out (like a book) into four room scenes that include 3-D effects as well. The male doll's chapel is on one side of the cardboard, and the nursery room scene was on the other side. The scenes feature fold-out chapel doors and 3-D nursery room furniture. The males are also given an extra outfit (tuxedo) for their special day, while the females have wedding dresses and veils. Each doll wears a unique fashion for their character, and each tuxedo and wedding dress is different for each character.
Probably to make the male dolls in the line a little more desirable to the consumer, Mattel decided to package the babies with them. Each groom had a tiny baby doll within the box that is hidden by a cardboard flap in side the box. The box text exclaims, "Inside! A baby for you after saying "I do!". Each baby was different and fit the ethnicity of the male-to-female "matched" counterparts with different skin tones. The babies measure 2" tall and share the same head mold with different partial rooted hair styles and facial painting.
M#: 12658 BD: 1994 HC: Painted Blonde C: One piece chambray jeans with yellow tank s/l. Plaid multi-color shirt l/s. A: One piece tuxedo with black/white stripe pants, floral print "vest" with attached white collar and black bow tie s/l. Black tuxedo jacket with white cuffs. Sheet of 16 stickers. Reversible cardboard 3-D chapel/nursery. Baby with blonde hair (pigtails), blue eyes and pink dress.
M#: 12659 BD: 1994 HC: Painted Brunette C: One piece black pants with white t-shirt s/s. Multi-color vest. A: One piece tuxedo with black pants, white shirt s/l with attached silver bow tie and black/white plaid cummerbund. White tuxedo jacket. Sheet of 16 stickers. Reversible cardboard 3-D chapel/nursery. Baby with brown hair (ponytail), brown eyes and blue playsuit.
M#: 12660 BD: 1994 HC: Painted Brown C: One piece khaki pants with multi-color print shirt s/s. A: One piece tuxedo with black pants, white shirt s/l with attached gold bow tie and cummerbund. Black tuxedo jacket with white cuffs. Sheet of 16 stickers. Reversible cardboard 3-D chapel/nursery. Baby with auburn hair (ponytail), blue eyes and white playsuit.
M#: 12661 BD: 1994 HC: Painted Black C: One piece royal pants with royal/white stripe shirt s/s and attached multi-color plaid tie (same material as Nicholas shirt). A: One piece tuxedo with dove gray pants, white shirt s/l with attached prismatic bow tie and cummerbund. Dove gray tuxedo jacket with white cuffs. Sheet of 16 stickers. Reversible cardboard 3-D chapel/nursery. Baby with black hair (pigtails), brown eyes and white two-piece playsuit.
M#: 12662 BD: 1994 HC: Painted Black C: One piece black shorts with red t-shirt s/l. Black/white with red dot shirt s/s. A: One piece tuxedo with dove gray pants, white shirt s/l with attached hot pink bow tie and cummerbund. White tuxedo jacket with dove gray lapels. Sheet of 16 stickers. Reversible cardboard 3-D chapel/nursery. Baby with black hair (pigtails), brown eyes and blue dress.