2007 Troop Groovy Girls & accessories

Manhattan Toy Company (MTC)
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Launched with much fan-fare in 2007, 7 of the Troop Groovy Girls were offered in the 2008 Girl Scout catalog, along with one set of clothing accessory called "Fun Fall Fashion Set." 

A product of the Manhattan Toy Company - this branch of the already established Groovy Girls 13" soft doll line wore street clothes along with a reversible Brownie/Junior sash or Brownie vest with the contemporary Girl Scout trefoil emblem. Later dolls had a reversible Brownie/Junior vest.

Accessories included Trooptastic/Trooptacular Tent, Drowsy Dreamer sleeping bag, Hip Hikers Set and a Camptacular Chair Set.

There were only 3 unique Girl Scout fashion sets, and of those, only one had a GS mark on the jacket and  the trefoil on the purse. The other two fashion sets included mock try-its and badges. Oddly, the reverse side of these fashion packages note "Collect All Five" of the dolls, even though the launch in the catalog listed 7 dolls.

This line ran from 2007 until 2010 and included 13 separate dolls, including finally a Daisy doll in 2010.

In 2008 special Girl Scout Convention Troop Groovy Girls were offered, emblazoned with the wording "Indianapolis/Girl Scouts of the USA/2008" on their shirts. There were 3 different dolls in different outfits, but the shirt was the same on each one. It's not known if these 3 dolls are addition to the 13 noted above, or just the shirt was offered.

This online pdf file was helpful in dating some of the individual Troop Groovy Girls: vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/groovy-girls/images/3/30/GG_Launch_History_1998-2014.pdf/revision/20150524132831

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   Dinah Daisy                    Fair Faye             Helpful Haylee      Responsible Rilee        Respectful Roxi

       June  2009                                          January 2009                          January 2009                             January 2009                                         2007

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Considerate Christa           Strong Sierra           Caring Caitlin         Honest Hala             Friendly Fiona

         2008                                                2008                                           2007                                     2007                                              2007           

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Ardella was posable and came with:

  • reversible vest

  • 150 craft designer beads

  • 5 elastic cords

  • 10 doll award sticker patches

  • 1 embroidered fun patch

   Courageous Camara                                                                         Ardella

2008

2007

Kiri was posable and came with:

  • reversible vest

  • plush dog

  • dog house craft kit

  • 67 decorative stickers

  • 10 doll award sticker patches

  • 1 embroidered patch

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Kiri

2008

2008 Indianapolis Girl Scout Convention specialty items for Troop Groovy Girls:
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It's not known if these dolls were offered special, or if it was just the shirt that was offered. If you know, please email.

Troop Groovy Girls camp accessories:

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Tent 1                                                                        Tent 2
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Trooptastic Tent & Trooptacular Tent

Which is which? The answer isn't easy. Tent 1 (left) is likely older and has been found with a label saying Trooptacular Tent and also in a package listed as Trooptastic Tent. The packaging and label for Tent 2 are unknown.












 
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Tent 1:

  • 3 Felt butterflies on tent frame/window (on back)

  • Roll up blind on window

  • Girl Scout trefoil inside a pink flower

  • Noticeable zebra-fabric edging on windows and tent door

  • Green ribbon tent door ties

  • Pink insect netting on tent door

Tent 2:

  • Image from Amazom.com (out of stock)

  • Listed on Amazon.com as Trooptastic Tent

  • No felt butterflies

  • No roll up blinds over windows

  • Girl Scout trefoil inside a purplish flower

  • Overall size appears larger

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Raccoon often missing when found on the secondary market.

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The Drowsy Dreamer doll size Sleeping Bag for Troop Groovy Girls is often missing the raccoon from the outer pocket.
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Troop Groovy Girls Hip Hikers set included a backpack with the Girl Scout mark, and a canteen and blanket, neither of which seem to have the GS mark.
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The Girl Scout trefoil on the Troop Groovy Girls Camptacular Chair Set is on the back of the camp chair.

Note the consistent use of the brownish swirl fabric and lime green fabric throughout all the camp accessories.

Troop Groovy Girls Fashion Accessories:
 

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Of the 3 known Girl Scout doll apparel sets offered, this one from the 2008 GS catalog is the only one that uses the GS trefoil (on the purse) and the lettering "GS" on the jacket.

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Promotional information for the Troop Groovy Girls launch and labels from the dolls, noting their name, the GS mark and the Groovy Girls mark.