My apologies for posting a bit late today. I went downstairs to find a doll to photograph and took a while to make up my mind. Then, once I had taken some photos, I started unpacking dolls to be shelved and lost track of time. However, it is still Friday so never mind.
Our Friday Guy today is made by Simba. He is the boyfriend of Steffi Love and went by the name of Kevin Dressman when we first saw him in the early 2000’s. Naomi has a couple of these dolls and we both like them. They are very well made although the later Kevin’s are more lightweight than the original who she bought around 2003-4. He is on a basic body not unlike that used for Ken at that time but he is a little less chunky I think.
This particular doll now goes by Lexter. His jacket is Mattel I’m pretty sure and his T-shirt and pants I think are custom made ones. He is a bit shorter than modern Fashionista guys but we still have a lot of the older outfits with pants that fit him and the sizes of the custom mades tend to vary so anything that is too short for the Fashionista/Basic bodies goes to these shorter guys.
Simba are still making Steffi, Evi and Kevin. The latest Kevin dolls are Kevin Relax, a basic doll that comes as either a blonde or brunette, Kevin Urban, the same doll but with a thick beard in brunette only, Kevin Prince, only blonde, Kevin Wedding, only brunette and Cool Kevin who is articulated (blonde only). There is also still a Happy Family set with Steffi, Kevin (blonde) and a child. I haven’t seen the modern Kevin in the shops here. I think that he looks more square jawed than the earlier ones were. I’m going to say that he reminds me somewhat of former F1 driver Michael Schumacher around the jaw.
If you’d like to read more about the current Steffi Family dolls here is a link.