I was so excited to find this book at a thrift store the other day, since the dolls that Mattel released in the 1990s are my favorites! I didn't find the book to be extremely informative, the paragraphs beneath the pictures mostly described the dolls' outfits, but I found a few dolls that were never released to the public, and three rare gift pack items I thought were interesting. My camera is terrible, I'm sorry, and since the photos I took of text in the book were too blurry, I've typed the information below each picture here.
Disney Classics Cinderella
Cinderella Gift Pack
No Stock Number - No date - $150-175
Disney Classics Cinderella Gift Pack has got to be one of the rarest Disney doll items you will ever come across. It is believed, but not confirmed, that this may well have been a display prop that Mattel made up and never distributed to shopkeepers. Three previously described items have been mounted on purple cardboard. It contains the standard Disney Classics Cinderella doll; Cinderella's 'Rag's Dress' and her 'Ballgown'. The value in this combination is due to the unique packaging. Although there is no origin of manufacturing, the three items that are mounted on the backboard in this photo were all made in China.
Jasmine Gift Pack
No Stock # - No date - $150
Jasmine Gift Pack is one of the two most rare items from any of the Disney doll series. The other will be covered in the chapter on Cinderella. There is no stock number assigned to this item. There is speculation that this gift set was possibly a promotional item that Mattel had made up for marketing the doll and fashion. There is no confirmation or denial from either Disney or Mattel. It seems to be a mystery item. The gift pack includes a packaged Jasmine and her two fashions mounted on thick cardboard. Purchasing the three items on the board seperately will result in savings, but this is truly the one to own. The fashions and doll in this gift pack were made in China.
Water Jewel Magic Gift Set
#11769 - 1994 - $85-95
Water Jewel Magic Gift Set is extremely hard to find. It was a Disneyland and Disney World exclusive. The package includes Water Jewel Aladdin and Jasmine and 'Rajah' dolls. This is the same 'Rajah' which was included in the Jasmine & 'Rajah' Friendship Gift Set on page 10. Although the doll's jewels change colors when dipped in the pool, 'Rajah' does not change colors and should not be submerged in water. The dolls in this gift set were made in China. Gift Set courtesy of Christine Fuscaldo.
Pocahontas Journey to a New World
#A19621 - 1998 - Not Produced
Pocahontas Journey to a New World doll was offered in the Mattel catalog, but it was cancelled in the summer of 1998 and never reached the marketplace. Photo courtesy of Mattel, Inc.
Disney's Bedtime Princess Collection
#A13726 - 1995 - Not Produced
Disney's Bedtime Princess Collection was a wonderful concept for younger children. These dolls had soft bodies and were huggable. Their gowns were made from silky like fabric that had the 'glow in the dark' feature. Each doll plays a melody from the feature film. Jasmine plays 'A Whole New World', Belle plays the melody from Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella plays 'A Dream is a Wish', Snow White Plays 'Some Day My Prince Will Come', and Sleeping Beauty plays 'Once Upon a Dream'. Unfortunately these dolls were never released into the market place, although they were shown in the Mattel catalog. Photo courtesy of Mattel.
(I noticed Belle's dress seems very similar to the dress that Bubble Princess Belle wears! I wish they had released these dolls.)