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Fleur doll variants - Part 3: 1985 and 1986

The boxes

Dolls that were released in 1985 and early 1986 were sold in a simple dark green box. The box often had a small promo picture of the doll inside at the front, but not always. In 1986 the design of the boxes was changed drastically. The color was light green with and the flowers on the box were more abstract. The boxes didn't show any promo pictures of the doll inside anymore.

Simple dark green boxes used for Fleur dolls from 1983-1986.
Simple dark green boxes used for Fleur dolls from 1983-1986.
Light green simple boxes used for Fleur dolls from 1986 to 1987.
Light green simple boxes used for Fleur dolls from 1986 to 1987.

The headmolds

If you want to see all headmolds used for Fleur dolls in the 80s, click here.

Headmolds which I refer to in this blog post are:

  • Tennisstar Facemold: Headmold introduced in 1985, it is slightly bigger than the Aerobic facemold, late Tennisstar facemolds can be bigger. The face is all together rounder and the cheeks are also rounder. The back of the head is round (not flat like Aerobic). The eyes are small and round, navy blue eye color (dark or bright), can have subtle, strong or no eyeshadow. Lashes can be short shaped like a fan and curled upwards or long and less curled. Lips can be small or bigger, red. Blush is mostly in the middle of the cheeks. Vinyl often tends to pale.
  • Colourstar facemold: Hedmold used for dolls produced in 1986. Head is slightly bigger than Tennisstar with round back of head. Round cheeks like Tennisstar. Bigger, oval eyes with navy blue color. Long strongly curled lashes shaped like a fan, lashes seem to be a bit thicker as well and darker black. There are two variants made with this facemold, low color with subtle eyeshadow and subtle blush and high color with strong eyeshadow and blush.
  • Sunshine facemold: Biggest headmold used for dolls made in 1987. Face is wider than Colourstar facemold. Round back of head. Oval navy blue eyes with long, dramatic lashes shaped like a fan. Subtle eyeshadow and blush. Big red lips.
Tennisstar facemold
Tennisstar facemold
Colourstar facemold, low color
Colourstar facemold, low color
Sunshine facemold
Sunshine facemold

Fleur dolls ffirst released in 1985

In 1985 Otto Simon changed the appearance of Fleur dolls, the heads and faces were rounder, the hair fuller. She also got a second kind of body, the Standart Fleur body. The dolls were sold in dark green simple boxes, however some popular dolls were reissued in a light green box as well.

Dolls first released in 1985 were: Jazz Ballet, Brides Happiness, Amazone, Jogging, Tennisstar and Colourstar.   

Jazz Ballet

Jazz Ballet was a v ery succesfull doll, of course who doesn't love a Ballerina? 

The first variant of this doll was sold in a dark green box. She had the Tennisstar facemold with either short or long lashes, subtle eyeshadow and big red lips. In 1986 She got a second edition and was sold in a light green box, her name changed to Jazz Ballerina. This version was released with the Colourstar facemold with bigger, oval eyes and long dramatic lashes. There were also two variants made with this facemold: one with subtle eyeshadow and blush I call low color and one with strong eyeshadow and strong blush I call high color.

First variant of Jazz Ballet Fleur NRFB in dark green box.
First variant of Jazz Ballet Fleur NRFB in dark green box.
Second variant of Jazz Ballet/Ballerina NRFB in light green box. Photo from Worthpoint.
Second variant of Jazz Ballet/Ballerina NRFB in light green box. Photo from Worthpoint.
Second variant of Jazz Ballet/Ballerina NRFB in light green box. Photo from Worthpoint.
Second variant of Jazz Ballet/Ballerina NRFB in light green box. Photo from Worthpoint.

First variant of Jazz Ballet Fleur with the Tennisstar facemold with long lashes and low color paint.
First variant of Jazz Ballet Fleur with the Tennisstar facemold with long lashes and low color paint.
Second variant of Jazz Ballet/Ballerina with Colourstar facemold low color, subtle eyeshadow and blush.
Second variant of Jazz Ballet/Ballerina with Colourstar facemold low color, subtle eyeshadow and blush.
Third variant of Jazz Ballet/Ballerina with Colourstar facemold high color, strong eyeshadow and blush.
Third variant of Jazz Ballet/Ballerina with Colourstar facemold high color, strong eyeshadow and blush.

Amazone

The first version of Amazone Fleur was released in a slim dark green box with no name written on it. It is actually the same box as Special Offer Fleur from 1983 was released in. This variant was made with the Tennisstar facemold with rather long lashes. She didn't come with the button and the cup the later variant had.

The second variant is more often found than the first version and was probably released shortly after the first variant. She was the same doll as the first one but was sold a wider dark green box with added props.

The next variant of this doll was released in the same dark green box probably late 85 or early 86. She was made with the Colourstar facemold in low color with dramatic long lashes and a rather determined expression which makes it easy to identify her. 

First variant of Amazone Fleur in simple slim box without accessories. Doll has the Tennisstar facemold.
First variant of Amazone Fleur in simple slim box without accessories. Doll has the Tennisstar facemold.
Second variant of Amazone Fleur in the bigger box with accessories. Doll has the Tennisstar facemold. Photo from Worthpoint.
Second variant of Amazone Fleur in the bigger box with accessories. Doll has the Tennisstar facemold. Photo from Worthpoint.
Next variant of Amazone Fleur in the bigger box with accessories. Doll has the Colourstar facemold with dramatic lashes. Photo from Worthpoint.
Next variant of Amazone Fleur in the bigger box with accessories. Doll has the Colourstar facemold with dramatic lashes. Photo from Worthpoint.

Close up of Amazone Fleur with Tennisstar facemold. Photo from Worthpoint.
Close up of Amazone Fleur with Tennisstar facemold. Photo from Worthpoint.
Close up of Amazone variant with Colourstar facemold  and low color make up. Photo from Worthpoint.
Close up of Amazone variant with Colourstar facemold and low color make up. Photo from Worthpoint.
Amazone variant with Colourstar facemold and high color make up.
Amazone variant with Colourstar facemold and high color make up.

Bride's Happiness

Bride's Happiness must have been produced in a huge quantity because she is still fairly easy to find even in good condition. She was made with three haircolors as a set with a little flower girl with matching haircolor.

The first variant was released in a big dark green box. Fleur had the Tennisstar facemold with long lashes and unusual for this facemold strong eyeshadow and blushing which helps in identifying her. The flower girl has shoulder long hair and a fringe.

The later variant was also sold in a dark green box and had the Colourstar facemold with short lashes and strong eyeshadow and blush. The flower girl with this dolls had short hair with centerpart and no fringe.

The third variant was sold in a light green box and was probably released late 86/early 87. She has the Colourstar facemold with long dramatic lashes, strong eyeshadow and blush. The flower girl has shoulder long hair without a fringe.

 

Bride's Happiness with Tennistar facemold and flower girl with fringe. Photo from Worthpoint.
Bride's Happiness with Tennistar facemold and flower girl with fringe. Photo from Worthpoint.
Bride's Happiness Fleur with Colourstar facemold and short lashes, Flower girl without a fringe. Photo from Worthpoint.
Bride's Happiness Fleur with Colourstar facemold and short lashes, Flower girl without a fringe. Photo from Worthpoint.
Brides Happiness Fleur in light green box with Colourstar facemold high color and dramatic long lashes. Flower girl with no fringe. Photo from Worthpoint.
Brides Happiness Fleur in light green box with Colourstar facemold high color and dramatic long lashes. Flower girl with no fringe. Photo from Worthpoint.

Bride's Happiness Fleur with Tennisstar facemold and strong exeshadow and blushing, typical for this doll.
Bride's Happiness Fleur with Tennisstar facemold and strong exeshadow and blushing, typical for this doll.
Bride's Happiness Fleur with Colourstar facemold and short lashes, typical strong eyeshadow and blushing.
Bride's Happiness Fleur with Colourstar facemold and short lashes, typical strong eyeshadow and blushing.
Brides Happiness Fleur with Colourstar facemold and long dramatic lashes as sold in light green boxes. Typical strong makeup. Photo from Worthpoint.
Brides Happiness Fleur with Colourstar facemold and long dramatic lashes as sold in light green boxes. Typical strong makeup. Photo from Worthpoint.

Little flower girl with fringe as sold in 1985 in dark green boxes, first edition. Photo by Barbara de Bruin.
Little flower girl with fringe as sold in 1985 in dark green boxes, first edition. Photo by Barbara de Bruin.
Little flower girl with short hair and no fringe as sold in dark green boxes in 86, second edition.
Little flower girl with short hair and no fringe as sold in dark green boxes in 86, second edition.
Little flower girl without fringe and shoulder long hair as sold in 86 third edition in light green box.
Little flower girl without fringe and shoulder long hair as sold in 86 third edition in light green box.

Jogging

Jogging must have been very popular as well, because she was sold untill 1987. That's why there are many variants of this cute doll.

The first version was released in a dark green box. Her hair was styled into a side ponytail. She has the Tennisstar facemold with short lashes. Shortly after, probably also in 1985 the second version was released. She also had the Tennisstar facemold with short lashes, but her hair was styled into the typical Fleur flip. 

The next variant had also the Tennisstar facemold but with long lashes hair styled into the Fleur flip. In 1986 Jogging Fleur was released with the Colourstar facemold with either long or short lashes in low coloror high color. She was sold in the light green boxes.

In 1987 another variant of Jogging Fleur was released with the wider Sunshine facemold and long lashes. She was also sold in the light green boxes.

First variant of Jogging Fleur from 1985. Tennisstar facemold and sideponytail. Photo from Worthpoint.
First variant of Jogging Fleur from 1985. Tennisstar facemold and sideponytail. Photo from Worthpoint.
Second variant of Jogging Fleur with Tennisstar facemold, short lashes and Fleur flip hairstyle. Photo from Worthpoint.
Second variant of Jogging Fleur with Tennisstar facemold, short lashes and Fleur flip hairstyle. Photo from Worthpoint.
Third variant of Jogging Fleur with Tennisstar facemold, long lashes and Fleur flip hairstyle. Photo from Worthpoint
Third variant of Jogging Fleur with Tennisstar facemold, long lashes and Fleur flip hairstyle. Photo from Worthpoint
Fourth variant of Jogging Fleur from 1986 with Colourstar facemold. Photo from Worthpoint.
Fourth variant of Jogging Fleur from 1986 with Colourstar facemold. Photo from Worthpoint.

Last variant of Jogging Fleur from 1987 with Sunshine facemold. Photo from Pinterest.
Last variant of Jogging Fleur from 1987 with Sunshine facemold. Photo from Pinterest.
Close Up Jogging Fleur with Tennisstar facemold and short lashes.
Close Up Jogging Fleur with Tennisstar facemold and short lashes.
Close Up of Jogging Fleur with Tennisstar facemold and short lashes, photo from Worthpoint.
Close Up of Jogging Fleur with Tennisstar facemold and short lashes, photo from Worthpoint.

Jogging Fleur with Tennisstar facemold and long lashes.
Jogging Fleur with Tennisstar facemold and long lashes.
Jogging Fleur with high color Coloustar facemold from 1986. Photo from Worthpoint.
Jogging Fleur with high color Coloustar facemold from 1986. Photo from Worthpoint.
Jogging Fleur with Sunshine facemold from 1987.
Jogging Fleur with Sunshine facemold from 1987.

Tennisstar

The first Tennisstar Fleur was released in a simple dark green box. She had the Tennisstar facemold (I obviously named the facemold after her) with rather short lashes. The second edition, probably also released in late 1985 or early 1986 was sold in the same box but with the Colourstar facemold in low color (subtle eyeshadow and blush). She could have long or short lashes.

First Tennisstar variant with Tennisstar facemold. Photo from Worthpoint.
First Tennisstar variant with Tennisstar facemold. Photo from Worthpoint.
Second Tennisstar variant with Colourstar facemold. Photo by Angela Mombers.
Second Tennisstar variant with Colourstar facemold. Photo by Angela Mombers.
Tennisstar Fleur NRFB, looks like the Colourstar facemold. Photo from Worthpoint.
Tennisstar Fleur NRFB, looks like the Colourstar facemold. Photo from Worthpoint.

Close Up of Tennisstar Fleur with the Tennisstar facemold. Photo by Angela Mombers.
Close Up of Tennisstar Fleur with the Tennisstar facemold. Photo by Angela Mombers.
Close Up of Tennisstar Fleur with the Colourstar facemold and rather short lashes, subtle eyeshadow. Photo by Angela Mombers.
Close Up of Tennisstar Fleur with the Colourstar facemold and rather short lashes, subtle eyeshadow. Photo by Angela Mombers.
Close Up of Tennisstar Fleur with Colourstar facemold and long lashes.
Close Up of Tennisstar Fleur with Colourstar facemold and long lashes.

Colourstar

Colourstar Fleur was made in three different colors, blue, yellow and pink. All were sold in dark green boxes. They all have the Colourstar facemold with dramatic high color makeup . As far as I have seen there are two variants of these dolls, one with very long lashes and big messy curls and one with shorter lashes and tighter curls.

Colourstar Fleur NRFB. Photo from Worthpoint.
Colourstar Fleur NRFB. Photo from Worthpoint.
Colourstar Fleur NRFB. Photo from Worthpoint.
Colourstar Fleur NRFB. Photo from Worthpoint.
All Colourstar color variants. Photo from Worthpoint.
All Colourstar color variants. Photo from Worthpoint.

Colourstar Fleur NRFB with long lashes and messy big curls. Photo from Worthpoint.
Colourstar Fleur NRFB with long lashes and messy big curls. Photo from Worthpoint.
Colourstar Fleur NRFB with long lashes and messy big curls. Photo from Worthpoint.
Colourstar Fleur NRFB with long lashes and messy big curls. Photo from Worthpoint.
Close up yellow Colourstar Fleur with short lashes and tighter curls.
Close up yellow Colourstar Fleur with short lashes and tighter curls.

Fleur dolls ffirst released in 1986

1986 is an intersting year, because in this year, probably somewhere in the middle of the year, the boxes got a major make over. They were now light green, the flowers at the front were much more abstract. There were no pictures of the doll inside on the front of the boxes.

Dolls first released in 1986 were: Special Offer (striped dress), Surfing, Animal Doctor, College and Grand Gala 

Special Offer (Striped Dress)

Special Offer Fleur was produced in high quantity as her dresses are still very common and easy to find. There are at least two variants of this doll. The first variant was released early 1985 in a simple and slim dark green box, no name was written on the box. The dolls had the Tennisstar facemold with subtle eyeshadow and short lashes. The hair was usually wavy, heads were soft. The second variant has the Colourstar facemold with low color (subtle eyeshadow and blush) with long dramatic lashes. Her hair is very curly, the heads are not as soft as the first variant. She was sold in the same dark green box. There are countless variants in any color of the dresses.

Special Offer Fleur with Tennisstar facemold. Photo from Worthpoint.
Special Offer Fleur with Tennisstar facemold. Photo from Worthpoint.
Special Offer Fleur with Tennisstar facemold. Photo from Worthpoint.
Special Offer Fleur with Tennisstar facemold. Photo from Worthpoint.
Special Offer Fleur with Colourstar facemold. Photo by Magda Wisniewska.
Special Offer Fleur with Colourstar facemold. Photo by Magda Wisniewska.
My Special Offer Fleur with Colourstar facemold.
My Special Offer Fleur with Colourstar facemold.

First edition of Special Offer with Tennisstar facemold and soft head. Photo by Angela Mombers.
First edition of Special Offer with Tennisstar facemold and soft head. Photo by Angela Mombers.
Special Offer Fleur with Tennisstar facemold. Photo from Worthpoint.
Special Offer Fleur with Tennisstar facemold. Photo from Worthpoint.
Second edition of Special Offer Fleur with the Colourstar facemold low color.
Second edition of Special Offer Fleur with the Colourstar facemold low color.

College

This cute dolls is actually hart to find, even unboxed or only the outfit, so she must have been made in a small quantity. She was sold in a big light green box. As far as I have seen, she has the Colourstar facemold with short lashes and very subtle make up (low color). I haven't seen any other variants yet. There are two variants of her outfit, one is a beige/yellow sweater, one is peach color.

College Fleur NRFB. Photo from Worthpoint.
College Fleur NRFB. Photo from Worthpoint.
College Fleur NRFB. Photo from Worthpoint.
College Fleur NRFB. Photo from Worthpoint.
College Fleur NRFB. Photo from Worthpoint.
College Fleur NRFB. Photo from Worthpoint.

Close Up of NRFB College Fleur from Worthpoint.
Close Up of NRFB College Fleur from Worthpoint.
College Fleur owned by Angela Mombers
College Fleur owned by Angela Mombers
Close Up College Fleur from Worthpoint.
Close Up College Fleur from Worthpoint.

Grand Gala

Grand Gala was sold in a big light green box. There are several color variants of the added bow shaped hair clip. 

The doll has the Colourstar facemold and she was made either with low color make up or with high color make up. The low color variant could have long lashes or short lashes. The high color variants usually have dramatic long lashes.

There are promotional pictures of a second edition of Grand Gala Fleur in a different gown, but this doll never made it into production. 

NRFB Grand Gala Fleur with low color make up. Photo from Worthpoint.
NRFB Grand Gala Fleur with low color make up. Photo from Worthpoint.
NRFB Grand Gala with low color make up. Photo by Barbara de Bruin.
NRFB Grand Gala with low color make up. Photo by Barbara de Bruin.
NRFB Grand Gala Fleur with low color make up.
NRFB Grand Gala Fleur with low color make up.

Close Up of Grand Gala Fleur with low color make up and short lashes. Photo from Worthpoint.
Close Up of Grand Gala Fleur with low color make up and short lashes. Photo from Worthpoint.
Grand Gala Fleur with low color make up and long lashes. Photo by Angela Mombers.
Grand Gala Fleur with low color make up and long lashes. Photo by Angela Mombers.
Close Up of Grand Gala Fleur with high color make up and dramatic lashes. Photo from Worthpoint.
Close Up of Grand Gala Fleur with high color make up and dramatic lashes. Photo from Worthpoint.

Surffing

Although there is no doubt that Surfing Fleur was released in late 1986, the first edition of this doll was made with the Tennisstar facemold, a mold normally used in 1985. She was sold in a light green box. Maybe they have used old stock of heads. The second edition was made with the Colourstar facemold and was made with low color or high color make up. She was sold in the same box.

NRFB Surfing Fleur doll owned by Magda Wisniewska with the Tennisstar facemold.
NRFB Surfing Fleur doll owned by Magda Wisniewska with the Tennisstar facemold.
NRFB Surfing Fleur with Colourstar facemold. Photo from Worthpoint.
NRFB Surfing Fleur with Colourstar facemold. Photo from Worthpoint.
NRFB Surfing Fleur with Colourstar facemold. Photo from Worthpoint
NRFB Surfing Fleur with Colourstar facemold. Photo from Worthpoint

Close Up of Surfing Fleur with Tennisstar facemold.
Close Up of Surfing Fleur with Tennisstar facemold.
Surfing Fleur with Colourstar facemold and low color make up. Photo from Worthpoint.
Surfing Fleur with Colourstar facemold and low color make up. Photo from Worthpoint.
Surfing Fleur with Colourstar facemold and high color make up and dramatic lashes.
Surfing Fleur with Colourstar facemold and high color make up and dramatic lashes.

Animal Doctor

Animal Doctor was released in a big light green box, she came as a set with a basket and a dog. The basket could be either brown or white. There are also several variants of the dog.

The Fleurdoll has the Colourstar facemold in low color with long dramatic lashes. I don't know if she was also available in high color, I would suspect so, but haven't seen one yet.

NRFB Animal Doctor Fleur. Photo from Worthpoint.
NRFB Animal Doctor Fleur. Photo from Worthpoint.
NRFB Animal Doctor Fleur. Photo from Worthpoint.
NRFB Animal Doctor Fleur. Photo from Worthpoint.
NRFB Animal Doctor Fleur. Photo from Worthpoint.
NRFB Animal Doctor Fleur. Photo from Worthpoint.

Close Up Animal Doctor Fleur with low color Coloustar facemold. Photo from Worthpoint.
Close Up Animal Doctor Fleur with low color Coloustar facemold. Photo from Worthpoint.
Close Up Animal Doctor Fleur with low color Coloustar facemold. Photo from Worthpoint
Close Up Animal Doctor Fleur with low color Coloustar facemold. Photo from Worthpoint
My Animal Doctor Fleur with low color Coloustar facemold.
My Animal Doctor Fleur with low color Coloustar facemold.


Part 4 of this blog post series about Fleur variants will be published some time later this year. It will be about Fleur dolls released in 1987 and Logo Fleur dolls.


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