A Complete Set of 25th!

Celebrate with me! I now have all the 25th Anniversary outfits!

To learn about the 25th Anniversary outfits visit 25th Anniversary CPK Outfits

One Resolution Complete!

I’ve already completed one resolution, can you figure out which one?

I don’t think I’ve ever completed a New Year’s Resolution so quickly before!

Thanks to the fantastic Win Liew, the grey-eyed kid whisperer, I’ve already completed one of my New Year’s resolutions, to find a grey-eyed kid.

She was helping me by searching for possible grey-eyed KT kids for sale. She’s amazing! She found so many possibilities, all over the world. Clothes are my specialty, so I was sending my top picks to a friend, who’s a KT expert (it’s her favourite factory).

This reminded my friend about her 1st grey-eyed kid that she had found, as I’d helped her find it! But she had two now, and she preferred the second over the first. So, she and Kismet had a discussion and decided that Kismet would make the perfect Christmas present for me (3rd actually, but who’s counting). They were right! In an ironic twist of fate, my friend hadn’t had time to read the New Year’s Post I’d put up, and had no idea about my resolution! It was only me messaging her, because Win messaged me, that she thought of it. Kismet for sure.

As a bonus, she also came in a purple outfit (the tights are purple on this heart dress outfit), so she helped complete another resolution as well! Thank you so much, Michelle, I love her!

In honour of her two fairy godmothers, she’s named Kismet Winnie.

Kismet would like to note that she loves her new hair ties.
Mama Michelle had forgotten to put them in. For shame Mama Michelle.

For more information on KT grey-eyed kids refer to Reference #3, pg 64, 33.

Happy New Year Everyone!

Happy 2024 to all our friends around the world!

So much has happened in 2024! Thank you to everyone who has commented, messaged, emailed, or called with information to add to my records. I’ve only posted 14 times this year, and next year may be very similar, but I want you to know that I am always updating posts with new information. Nothing you send me goes unadded. Outside my cabbie life, I am currently working full-time and going to school full-time, but I hope that situation will be over by the end of this year.

Where are we now? Here’s a review of the current record.

  • 1043 different Coleco outfits
    with 2105 variations of those outfits (including the 1 I found today!)
  • 412 – Hasbro outfits
  • 133 – Play Along outfits (not including Anniversary outfits)
  • 91 – Mattel, JAKKS Pacific, TRU outfits (not including Anniversary outfits)
  • 211- Jesmar Outfits
  • 130 – Other foreign outfits
  • 38 – Anniversary Outfits
  • 7 Fabric Accessories
  • 16 Bears, Cats, Dogs (Pets)
  • 17 Furskin outfits
  • 2 Show Pony blankets
  • . . .and a cabbie in a Christmas Tree!

The clothing record currently consists of:

  • 12200 computer files
  • 1200 Folders
  • 230 Blog Posts
  • 1350 Subscribers and followers
  • 17 YouTube videos with 347 subscribers
  • Hundreds of emails and messages with new information!

As suggested by the amazing Holly Spencer, here are my cabbie collecting goals for 2024.

  1. Add at least 5 new purple outfits to my purple patch.
  2. Find the perfect outfit for Martina Pamela (it has to beat her adorable handmade PJ’s).
  3. Find a grey-eyed girl.
  4. Find the 3rd (light blue) Jesmar preemie outfit.

From my patch to yours, may you all have a safe and healthy New Year and a prosperous 2024!

An Equine Saddle Surprise!

Circus Kids got their own horses in 1986 when the Circus Ponies came out. Did you know their saddles hide a clothing code surprise?

Another surprise addition to the clothing code matrix has been discovered.

There are several CPK horses, and they have been sold by various companies over the years. In 1985, Coleco produced and sold plush horses both with their Western Wear Kids and separately. These horses are called Show Ponies.  Then, in 1986, they put out Circus Ponies as part of the Circus Kids line. They are the same plush horses and came in the same Show Pony boxes, except they had a Circus Pony sticker on the window pane. These horses came with different accessories and different birth certificates. Sometimes they came in a white windowless carton instead of the barn-shaped box.

A Circus Pony came with a bridle with head plume, reversible fringed saddle, and leg warmers. There were only two versions of the saddle produced by the CC factory.

White plush horse facing a brown plush horse. Each is wearing a fabric blanket saddle and green bridle and have a plume on their head and leg warmers. The brown horse is wearing a dark pink saddle and the reverse showing below it. The white horse is wearing a light pink saddle with the reverse showing below.
Courtesy of Ref. #3, p. 134

420A: A light pink saddle with dark pink fringe and yellow stars. The reverse side is white with multicoloured polka dots (I think?) The leg warmers are light pink. [I still need pictures if you have one.]

420B: A dark pink saddle with yellow fringe and green polka dots with yellow dots. The reverse side is white with multicoloured square dots. The leg warmers are dark pink.

What’s so interesting is that the saddles are on the clothing matrix! They have the code #420. Now, it’s hard to keep track of, but there are very few items in the 400s. A few transitional Hasbro BBB outfits (400-403), 1988 regular outfits (402-405), and Furskins outfits (430s). That’s it. So, finding these in the 400s is very random.

I wonder what other 400s items we haven’t found yet. After all, we haven’t got anything with the number 440 or higher! Do you?

Fun Facts

It is interesting that the horses were produced by the Korean WJ factory, but the saddles were made at the Chinese CC factory. No code match here! I wonder if all the pieces were made at the same factory.

This is the catalogue picture used by Coleco to advertise the Circus Ponies.

For more information on Clown (Circus Kids) outfits visit Circus Kids – Call in the clowns!

References:

Ref. #1, p. 150 – 151
Ref. #3, p. 134 – 136