This week’s Friday Guy came from the Hobart Doll Show. I spotted him sitting next to a Shaving Fun Ken and was intrigued by the tag that read “Press button on back” . I did not recognise his face and I thought that I knew all the talking Ken’s from the modern era.
I got the stall holder to show him to me and decided to spring for him at $10 as I had not seen a lot else that I wanted that I could actually afford.
Research at home later identified him as High School Musical Troy. I had not picked him as HSM because I mistakenly thought that all the HSM dolls were Teen Skipper sized. Naomi has a boxed set which are. I think that Singing Troy might be from HSM 2 . I had not realised that these dolls were made in different sizes. I kept finding little mini sized ones while I was searching as well.
Troy was wearing knee-length shorts and a white top when I found him. I let him keep the shirt but swapped the shorts for jeans as I don’t really care for the beach bum look unless they are on the beach. Luckily Naomi had brought me my box of Ken clothes on her last visit and while there is not a lot there I do have jeans.
Troy was of course portrayed by actor Zac Efron so this is a crossover Fashion doll/ Celebrity doll.