For the last few days, Just Jay has been teasing us with boxed photos of the long-awaited Fashion Madness men. This weekend I was fortunate enough to find them at a Walmart in Stockbridge, GA and had no qualms about plunking down my money for Night Out T.J.
and Everyday Dwayne.
The face mold somewhat resembles Ryan McDaniel, the actor who plays Kenya's boyfriend, T.J.
Jonathan McDaniel plays T.J.'s younger cousin, Dwayne. Both dolls share the same face mold, but Dwayne has flocked hair.
Although their chiseled torsos and molded on briefs are the same, T.J.'s legs are longer than Dwayne's so he stands taller.
Yet both cousins can wear Ken fashions.
Their slim, aristocratic feet fit most male fashion doll shoes. While their ankles are not articulated, their knee joints pivot, which allows for more poseability.
Thus the fellows can indulge in a friendly game of hoops. Here T.J. sports a Justin Bieber outfit,
while Dwayne works a One Direction ensemble.
Long-legged T.J. spanked booty again so Dwayne takes his ball and heads home.
T.J. and Dwayne have wider shoulders than the One Direction guys and could not wriggle into most of their shirts so I used this Ken shirt which opens all the way down the back.
The $10 versions of Denise available at Walmart don't have the full articulation of the first wave Kenya dolls.
It looks like Denise has nevertheless found an admirer. Power Team figures can wear Dwayne's clothes.
-- but clothes sized for T.J.'s long limbs make it look like Mattel sent a boy to do a man's job.
The clothes are made of quality fabrics with neat stitching.
Still the big question is, how will our 1:6 scale ladies like these big-headed brothers?