Happy New Year! I'm back to share another toy for Fisher Price Friday. Today it's a collectable Fisher Price doll from the 1980s. I gave my youngest daughter a Nicky doll for Christmas this year and it was one of her favorite presents.
She had seen a Nicky doll online while I was looking at eBay one afternoon a couple months ago and pointed it out. She then told me regularly that she would love the doll for Christmas or her next birthday. Little does she know that finding a brand new 30 year old doll is not the easiest thing to do. :)
However, after a bit of searching I found this beautiful New-In-Box Nicky and she was very excited to open the box on our Christmas present opening day (not actually Christmas day but that's another story).
My Friend Nicky #206 was made only in 1985 and is one of the many super cute My Friend Dolls. Her head, arms and legs are made of plastic but she has a cloth body. She can sit or stand. She has soft curly hair, a blue and white cheerleading uniform, blue plastic headband with hearts and flowers and 2 pom poms. I've read that the doll also came with white panties but as you can see ours are missing. So either my 5 year old put them somewhere or my NIB doll was missing hers. Either way it's no big deal because the doll has a built in cloth torso that looks like flowered shorts.
According to the box Nicky is machine washable and her hair can be combed and set. I have not tried to machine wash our My Friends dolls yet, I'm much too afraid! It just seems like a bad idea. If I ever do I will make sure to update with the results.
Note that in 1984 there was a cheerleading Mandy #216 that had the same outfit and accessories. She is the blond doll that we already happened to have, although my daughter had the #4009 Special Birthday Mandy version.
They also sold the cheerleading outfit only as set #4109. The sweater on that set had "Mandy" printed on it.
Nicky came with a pair of blue and white tennis shoes. This particular shoe was exclusive to this cheerleading outfit set. The cotton socks are white with a blue stripe and they were also exclusives.
Her blue and white pom poms attach via a velcro strap to her wrist. The back of the box shows the doll with yellow/blue pom poms but as far as I have found this was not a variation that was produced.
Note: Mandy is wearing a new yellow rollerskating outfit in this photo, another Christmas present. She came with a party dress originally.