“Bridgette has turned her Rapunzel castle into a sorority house,” my husband said. “There’s a bunch of tiny Barbies passed out on the floor.”
“Those aren’t Barbies,” I said. “Those are Topper Dawn Dolls. The doll of Generation Jones!
Earlier this summer, I turned over the metal suitcase filled with Topper Dawn Dolls to Bridgette. I bought them several years ago when Juliette was a little girl. The 1970s doll by Topper Dawn made a brief comeback in 2000 when Checkerboard Toys created a 30th anniversary edition.
Bridgette loves these little dolls as much as I did. Check out this post about my mom buying me Kip The Majorette for my 45th birthday. We never really grow up, people. I wish Generation Z would never grow up, but they are — very, very fast.
Clearly, the Super Bridgy is not a rigid child. She’s placed a Fisher Price monkey bar thing in her Rapunzel house along with Rapunzel’s boat and all these Dawn Dolls. That’s Angie in the blue and Glori in the bright reddish-orange.
The reason I decided to post these pictures is Barbie’s having trouble in the stock market. She’s hit middle age and according to a report published by CNN, she doesn’t resonate with the digital age. Also, she’s been a bit frozen out by sales of Anna and Elsa dolls.