One of my favorite Fleur dolls is not one of the posh or rare ones...it's actually a doll, that is not hart to find but I still don't own one in a box. I'm happy that my Fleur collecting friends own her and they made photos of her for me, so I can write this blog post.
The speach is about the cute Amazone Fleur, first released in early 1985 (84 maybe?) in her horse riding outfit.
There were at least 4 variants made of this very popular doll and this article will show you the differences.
Amazone Fleur ffirst edition 1985 (or maybe even 1984)
The first edition of Amazone fleur was sold in a slim dark green box. It is the same box that was used already for the Special Offer Logo Tee Fleur in 1983 (see here an overview about her). The only difference is the red banner flower at the front and the item number written at the back of the box. The promotion pictures at the back and the size of the box is the same. Amazone Fleur has the item number #1002 while Special Offer Fleur is #1001. The size of the box is also the same as the box of Basic Fleur, the first Fleur ever made (see here an overview about her) which has the item number #1000. So I suppose the item numbers were given to these dolls because of their similar boxes.
There is no name of Amazone Fleur written on her box. We know her name because of the later editions.
The doll is secured with a twist tie in her neck and her boots to the yellow carboard. She wears a red and black riding hat, a white scarf and a red jacket with a single golden button. In her right hand she has a riding whip. No other props are added to the box.
She is wearing kneelong white and red pants and black boots. It's the same boots that come with many Fleur outfits and are easy to find.
She has the early Tennisstar facemold (see here an overview af all Fleur facemolds) made with vinyl that tends to pale. She has navy blue eyes and long lashes, very subtle if none eyeshadow, subtle blush and small red lips. Her hair is pretty long and full with a center part, styled into her signature Fleur flip. She was made with blonde, ginger and brunette hair. She is on a standart 80s Fleur body, that had legs that could only swing back and forth and no bending arms and ancles. See here an overview about all Fleur bodies.
Amazone Fleur second edition 1985
The second edition of Amazone Fleur was released in a much wider box and Fleur finally had her name "Amazone" written on the box and a small promo picture with a horse at the front. The back of the box shows promo pictures of much later dolls than the first edition, mostly dolls released in 1985 (except Baby Nurse who was probably made in 1984).
This variant doesn't have the riding whip in her hand. It is attached to the inner cardboard of the box. And a new accessory was added: a silver cup that was also attached to the cardboard at the site of the doll.
The doll is also secured with a white twist tie on her neck and her boots to the inner cardboard. The outfit is exactly the same as the first edition.
The doll is the same as the first edition. She has the Tennisstar facemold with subtle make up and long lashes. Her hair is long and full with a center part styled into a Fleur flip and was available with brunette, blonde and ginger hair.
She was also on the same 80s standart Fleur body.
Amazone Fleur third edition 1986
The third edition of Amazone Fleur was probably released early in 1986, however there are also mixed variants with boxes of the third edition and dolls that look rather like the second edition, so the transition was smooth.
This edition was sold in the same outer box as the second edition, the back of the box was also the same, so I didn't add another photo. But this doll had an additional accessory: a button that could be worn by the doll owner. It is attached to the site of the inner cardboard of the box. She also had the same silver cup and riding whip attached to the inner cardboard of her box as the second edition.
This edition was made with the Colourstar facemold made of vinyl that remained peachy. She has bigger oval navy blue eyes, stronger eyeshadow and long, dramatic lashes. She also has stronger blush than the second edition and slightly bigger lips. The third edition can also be found with dolls with the Colourstar facemold but less stronger make up and a softer expression.
Her hair is the same as the previous editions, long, full with a centerpart styled in a Fleur flip. She was also available with three haircolors. She was on the same 80s standart Fleur body as the earlier versions.
Amazone Fleur forth edition 1987
The last edition of amazone Fleur is a rare one. She was made probably in late 1987, when Otto Simon already decided to give Fleur a New Look and was selling dolls and outfits that were left over.
She was sold in a light green box, a color that was typical for dolls sold in late 86 and later, however this box doesn't have any name written on the box and was used for quite a few left over dolls sold in this year, Jogging Fleur beeing one of them for example.
The back of the box shows promo pictures of Fleur dolls that were released in 1986 and 87 and a tennis fashion from that time.
This edition was, like the first edition, sold only with a riding whip in her hand. No other accessories were added to the box.
The doll is secured at her neck and boots with a white twist tie.
The outfit is exactly the same as the earlier variants.
The doll has the Sunshine facemold, that is wider than the earlier versions made of a peachy vinyl.
Her eyes are big and oval in navy blue. She has no eyeshadow but long dramatic lashes. She has subtle blush and big red lips.
Her hair is the same as the earlier versions, long and full in a centerpart styled into a Fleur flip.
She also has the standart 80s Fleur body as all earlier variants.
That are all variants of Amazone Fleur that I know of at the moment. If you have another variants of this gorgeous little riding Fleur, please write me a message! Also if you would like to add your boxed doll to our Gallery, drop me a message, scrole down for contact information.
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Magda (Saturday, 14 January 2023 09:34)
Excellent article as always!
Barbara de Bruin (Saturday, 14 January 2023 14:02)