The Nate Richert celebrity doll portrays him at about 20 years old as the character Harvey Kinkle from the Sabrina the Teenage Witch, a television show which ran from 1996-2003 on ABC then the WB and was based on the Archie comics. The doll was made by Kenner/Hasbro in 1997 along with the Sabrina doll (Melissa Joan Hart – also in the museum). The doll is unique in that it winks and comes with a double magic locker. Pacific Playthings also made a Sabrina the Teenage Witch double doll set with Sabrina and Harvey in 1999 (not in the museum).
While not the most well known celebrity with the Harvey Kinkle television role being his biggest claim to fame, he has been a character actor in a handful of television episodes and movies, He is also is a folk musician and director. His website is www.naterichert.net.
The doll has molded light brown hair, black painted eyes, natural pink lips with a slightly opened mouth with teeth. The right eye lid comes down for a wink with a mechanical hair colored push button on the back of the head near the neck. Head is a hard plastic to accommodate the winking mechanism and would not be removable without breaking it. The face skin is also very shiny due to the hard plastic. The painted hair is matte however.
Articulation: Neck rotates 360 degrees (no tilt), shoulders move arms only forward and backwards but go 360 degrees around, both arms are fixed at a 45 degree bend, wrists are fixed, torso is fixed, hip joint moves only forward and backwards to do the splits, legs are soft and rubbery, knees click bend (4 clicks to almost 90 degrees), ankles are fixed but soft and rubbery for easy boot removal.
Accessories include a magic double gray plastic locker. The top locker has a magic turn-around piece from a flat circle on the top, that rotates a circular piece with a photo sticker of Sabrina, football and books on one side and a hollow section to hold the trophy and corsage to make magic. The football trophy is bright gold plastic and 3.25 inches high (a real job to get it out of the package without ripping the cardboard. A small soft rubbery dark pink wrist corsage is around the base and was made to fit the Sabrina doll’s wrist. Lastly is a simple black canvas backpack with royal blue straps that has a flap to open it.
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