Friday, January 10, 2014

Weekend Hang TJ

Well, it's a happy day for Kenya.  Her boyfriend TJ has arrived!


Weekend Hang TJ is part of the Kenya Fashion Madness line of dolls.  He comes with an olive colored warm up suit with a jacket that zips up the front, black undershirt, sunglasses, and sneakers.  Here he is out of the box.

He has a large head like his girlfriend Kenya.  He is handsome and has a nice smile.  Here is a close-up.

Kenya and TJ are thrilled to see each other again.  TJ remarks that Kenya has lost weight since the last time he saw her (Kenya has been rebodied on a model muse Barbie body).

Keyshia is also glad to see TJ. Kenya, Keyshia, and TJ are pictured below.

Here is TJ with some of my other male dolls.  They are from left to right:  Flavas Tre, Texas A&M Male Cheerleader, TJ, My Scene Sutton, and Fashion Royalty Darius Reid.

Below, TJ is pictured without his jacket.  His black shirt has velcro closures in the back.

He has been working out!  TJ is pictured below in Ken's boxer shorts.  He has articulation at the elbows, wrists, and knees.  He has flat feet and he can stand without assistance.  He's a little bowlegged.

Here he is seated.

Ken fashions are a little tight on TJ.  The shorts that TJ is wearing below will not completely close in the back.  TJ and Ken can share shoes.

TJ also looks good in action figure apparel.  Below, he is wearing GI Joe's shirt and some action figure jeans.

TJ's suit fits my Heroik Muscle Body figure Terry pretty well.  Even though the suit is a little short on Terry, TJ almost did not get his suit back.  I may end up giving this suit to Terry since he has such a hard time finding clothing.  I can easily find TJ something else to wear.  I hope that the company comes out with fashion packs for TJ and Dwayne.

All of my Kenya dolls, Keyshia, and TJ came with this Proud 2BU Lifestyle Guide, which I never bothered to debox until now.  I'm glad I did, because I am glad to see that this book is full of positive and inspiring messages for kids.  

I feel good about supporting a company that has such a positive message for kids.

Excerpt from the guide:
 "Project Pride is big and it's for everyone! Pride has no barriers: it's being cool with our differences and enjoying the ways we are alike. Pride honors heritage and respects our world. Join us as we rally with kids everywhere to show pride in our unique backgrounds and cultures, our families and communities, and especially ourselves!"
My overall impression of the doll is that he is a good buy for the money.  I don't usually care much for big-headed dolls, but I like TJ just the way he is.  I want to find an articulated version of his cousin Dwayne next.

20 comments:

  1. Hello from Spain: I like TJ. He is handsome and has a nice smile. Very manly. Keep in touch

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    1. Thank you, Marta! Yes, TJ is a handsome manly man.

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  2. Well, shut the front door! Where on earth did you find an articulated TJ doll. I am so jealous.

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    1. Hi Vanessa! I found him on eBay. I'm so relieved to finally have him in my possession. I was not interested in the dolls without articulation.

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  3. Congrats! Hmmm, I might need a few of him over with the articulate body and all.

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    1. Thank you, Brini! I'm pleased with his articulation. I wish he had articulation at the ankles, though.

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  4. I really like him and his articulation makes him really cool! The only part I don't like is that neck thing that makes him look like he has a fliptop head.

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    1. Thank you The grandmommy! When reading your post, for a moment I thought that it would be cool if he had a fliptop head that made head swapping easier. I'm over it, though. I don't think I'll be head swapping this one (but you never know).

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  5. I laughed when I read that TJ might not get his suit back from Terry. Terry looks a little scary, lol. I like how TJ looks a little shorter than the other guys. I agree he's handsome even if his head is big.

    Your Keyshia looks darling. Too much hair, I think, but I like her grin.

    Congratulations on getting these dolls. Thanks for sharing them - you know I love those comparison photos ;-)

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    1. Thank you, D7ana! LOL@ Scary Terry. I think that Terry is going to get this suit. I think that I have other clothes that TJ will love. If all goes well, I'll be doing much more detailed comparison photos this weekend.

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    2. You're welcome. My pleasure to view and to read ;-)

      TJ seems like a good-spirited fellow. It'll be nice to see him in other fashions.

      I forgot to wish Kenya and TJ luck now that they are reunited. Nice looking couple, they are.

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    3. Kenya and TJ thank you for your well- wishes, D7ana. I think that their relationship will stand the test of time.

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  6. He does look like he is ready to chillax for the weekend. Cool suit.

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    1. Hi Muff! He can chillax this evening, but tomorrow I think I'll put him to work.

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  7. Thank you for this nice review of TJ.

    I like those little booklets and have kept everyone that accompanied my Fashion Madness Kenya and family dolls.

    I also like that the company promotes pride and self-esteem. I do wish they would be more quality conscious.

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    1. You're welcome, Debbie! Are the booklets the same for each of the dolls?

      As far as the quality, I neglected to mention in this post the issues with my TJ (some of which are the same as what you mentioned in your blog post about TJ). He had a coating of some type of gray dust on his right hand and on his shoes, he had a nose rub where is nose was pressed against the packaging, and his body rattles as if there is a piece of broken plastic inside his torso. I also hope that the quality improves with these dolls. I will keep buying them and I will make every effort to buy them in person whenever possible so that I can inspect them with my own eyes prior to purchase.

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  8. Cool dude! my girls need more dudes - and he is articulated!

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    1. Thanks DeMari! He's a great companion for Kenya and friends, and I love his articulation.

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  9. You have a great collection of male dolls. I'm trying to build up my collection. I recently got a GI Joe. I really like TJ. Where did you buy this doll? I've never seen this brand in NYC.

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    1. Thank you, Robotica! I purchased TJ on eBay. I've seen the Kenya dolls in my area, but not TJ, Dwayne, or Keyshia from the Fashion Madness line.

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