It's no surprise to moms and collectors, that the Strawberry Shortcake character has certainly made a comeback over the past few years. I personally have never gotten over my love of the character. Although she doesn't rate as high as the Sanrio characters in my world, she's still aces just the same.
Thanks to Target, we own a Strawberry Shortcake pillowcase. I blogged about my obsession with fun 1980s bedding a while back. Sadly hubs made me remove the photo of him fast asleep on the Strawberry Shortcake pillow.
Back in 2000, I picked up some cute Strawberry Shortcake juice glasses on eBay. Like 'em?
Now to help keep you in-the-know about all things Strawberry Shortcake ... I've summed it up in 10 quick points below.
10 Things You Should Know About Strawberry Shortcake
- Strawberry Shortcake is licensed and owned by American Greetings.
- American Greetings Juvenile artist, Muriel Fahrion is the original designer of Strawberry Shortcake and her cat Custard from back in 1977.
- The very first line of dolls were made by Kenner and released in 1979.
- The first line of dolls had flat, outstretched hands and came with hair combs. They consisted of five dolls, each sold separately: Strawberry Shortcake, Huckleberry Pie, Blueberry Muffin, Apple Dumplin' and Tea Time Turtle and Purple Pie Man who had curved hands.
- The very first Strawberry Shortcake dolls were rag dolls made with plastic doll heads. The heads were too heavy for the stuffed, soft dolls and were later developed to have soft heads.
- Strawberry Shortcake dolls were scented to match their name.
- The character Plum Puddin', originally a male character, debuted in 1980, but wasn't made into a doll until 1984 and was released as a female character.
- From 1980-1985, yearly Strawberry Shortcake TV specials aired on TV.
- As of June 2008, Hasbro owns and markets the Strawberry Shortcake line of toys. The characters have since been updated and no longer reside in Strawberryland. Today's characters live and work in Berry Bitty City.
- Celebrate 30 years of Strawberry Shortcake on July 16 & 17 at Hasbro's Strawberry Shortcake Convention in Rhode Island. I wish I could attend, but it's hub's birthday weekend and we have a party for my grandma's birthday.
If you're a fan of Strawberry Shortcake and want to make yourself sick with jealousy, check out this collector's stuff. If I owned a house and had lots of extra cash, I would so love to have a collection like that.
|photo was snagged from LikeTotally80s.com
Check out Heather O'Rourke from Poltergeist and Happy Days fame in this Strawberry Shortcake commercial. Sadly she passed away at age 12 in 1988. I'll do a post on her tomorrow.