Get Set Club Vanessa and Isabella

Name:  Get Set Club Collection Vanessa and Isabella

Made by and When:  Get Set Club, Inc., 1999

Material:  Poseable vinyl

Marks: Unknown (the dolls remain in unopened packages.)

Height: 11-1/2 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Vanessa has dark brown wavy waist-length rooted hair, dark brown painted eyes, and a closed-mouth smile with dark lip color. Isabella has long straight chestnut hair, light-brown-painted eyes, and an open smile with painted teeth.

Clothes: Both dolls wear colored T-shirts and black hip-hugger bootleg pants with black and white sneakers attached to the box lining. The GFIVE logo is silk-screened onto each T-shirt. Vanessa’s shirt is yellow. Isabella’s shirt is purple. A boy-cut bikini is included in each doll’s box in the color that matches the doll’s T-shirt. Each doll has a 3D jacket pull for the child to wear and collect that features the doll’s face.  A G5 passport booklet is also included that can be filled out to create a different personality for the doll.

Other: According to the company’s brochure, Get Set (G5) multicultural dolls were sculpted to represent “a healthy and athletic young woman in her twenties” with proportional feet and hands. Their bodies are completely jointed and poseable and their feet are flat. Vanessa represents an African American/Black woman. Isabella is a Latina. The other dolls in the collection are Fiona (a blonde doll with deep gray eyes), Gia (an Asian with black hair and dark eyes), and honey-red haired Eva. Each doll has a unique head sculpt. All five G5 dolls are illustrated in gallery scans of the brochure.

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Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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