1986 The Outfits

This was sadly the last year of the Twice As Nice and Fashion Classics ranges and the end of an era. Both ranges were produced in the Philippines, with some shoes from Hong Kong. The Fashion Classics were all exclusives for Kmart, and came in loads of variations. Mattel also began the Rockers collection this year – for more information go to section 1986-87 Derek & Ken Rockers.


DREAM GLOW FASHIONS

This is another one-off outfit, designed to fit with Mattel’s Dream Glow Ken released this year.

1986 #2193 Dream Glow Fashions
1986 Dream Glow Fashions #2193
1985 #2193 Dream Glow Fashions
1986 Dream Glow Fashions #2193
1985 #2193 Dream Glow Fashions
1986 Dream Glow Fashions #2193
1985 #2193 Dream Glow Fashions
1986 Dream Glow Fashions #2193 shoes
1985 #2193 Dream Glow Fashions
1986 Dream Glow Fashions #2193 in original packaging
1985 #2193 Dream Glow Fashions
Reverse of packaging
1986 #2193 Dream Glow Fashions (Canadian version)
1986 #2193 Dream Glow Fashions (Canadian version)
1986 #2193 Dream Glow Fashions (Canadian version)
Reverse of Canadian packaging
1986 Dream Glow Fashions #2193 (European version)
1986 Dream Glow Fashions #2193 (European version)
1985 #2193 Dream Glow Fashions
Reverse of European packaging

TWICE AS NICE

TWICE AS NICE #2304

1986 #2304 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2304
1986 #2304 Twice As Nice
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1986 #2304 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2304
1986 #2304 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2304
1986 #2304 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2304 accessories
1986 #2304 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2304 in original packaging

TWICE AS NICE #2305

1986 #2305 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2305
1986 #2305 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2305
1986 #2305 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2305
1986 #2305 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2305
1986 #2305 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2305 sneakers
1986 #2305 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2305 in original packaging

TWICE AS NICE #2306

1986 #2306 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2306
1986 #2306 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2306
1986 #2306 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2306
1986 #2306 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2306
1986 #2306 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2306 accessories
1986 #2306 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2306 in original packaging

TWICE AS NICE #2307

1986 #2307 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2307
1986 #2307 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2307
1986 #2307 Twice As Nice
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1986 #2307 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2307
1986 #2307 Twice As Nice sneakers
1986 Twice As Nice #2307 sneakers
1986 Twice As Nice #2307 in original packaging
1986 Twice As Nice #2307 in original packaging

TWICE AS NICE #2308

1986 #2308 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2308
1986 #2308 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2308
1986 #2308 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2308
1986 #2308 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2308
1986 #2308 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2308 shoes
1986 Twice As Nice #2308 in original packaging
1986 Twice As Nice #2308 in original packaging

TWICE AS NICE #2309

1986 #2309 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2309
1986 #2309 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2309
1986 #2309 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2309
1986 #2309 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2309
1986 #2309 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2309 sneakers
1986 #2309 Twice As Nice
1986 Twice As Nice #2309 in original packaging

The European versions look almost identical from the front. Some however do come with variation shoes, like the one featured below.

1986 #2309 Twice As Nice (European version)
1986 #2309 Twice As Nice (European version) in original packaging

REVERSE OF TWICE AS NICE PACKAGING

1986 Twice As Nice #2307 reverse
1986 Twice As Nice reverse
1986 Twice As Nice European reverse
1986 Twice As Nice European reverse

FINISHING TOUCHES

City Nights #2774

1986 #2774 Finishing Touches City Nights
1986 #2774 Finishing Touches City Nights
1986 Finishing Touches #2774 City Nights
1986 Finishing Touches #2774 City Nights
1986 Finishing Touches #2774 City Nights
Reverse of packaging

THE KMART FASHION CLASSICS

Kmart sold an exclusive Fashion Classics series. They are dated 1986, so were either released in late 1986, or 1987. I can’t be sure until I discover some printed reference, like a Kmart catalogue. There are a vast amount of variations in the fabrics used, many of which are shown here, but there are undoubtedly more.

FASHION CLASSICS #2892

1986 #2892 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2892
1986 #2892 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2892
1986 #2892 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2892
1986 #2892 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2892 sneakers
1986 #2892 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2892 in original packaging
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2892 in original packaging
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2892 in original packaging (Variation I)
1986-7 #2892 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2892 (Variation II)
1986-7 #2892 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2892
1986-7 #2892 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2892
1986 #2892 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2892 in original packaging
1986 #2892 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2892 (Variation III)
1986 #2892 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2892
1986 #2892 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2892
1986 #2892 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2892 in original packaging

FASHION CLASSICS #2893

1986 #2893 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2893
1986 #2893 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2893
1986 #2893 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2893
1986 #2893 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2893 sneakers
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2893
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2893
1986 #2893 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2893 (Variation I)
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2893
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2893 (Variation II)
1986 #2893 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2893 (Variation III)
1986 #2893 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2893 (Variation IV)

FASHION CLASSICS #2894

1986 #2894 Kmart Fashion Classics
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1986 #2894 Kmart Fashion Classics
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1986 #2894 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2894
1986 #2894 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2894 accessories
1986 #2894 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2894 in original packaging
1986 #2894 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2894 (Variation I)
1986 #2894 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2894
1986 #2894 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2894
1986 #2894 Kmart Fashion Classics variation (I) accessories
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2894 (Variation I) accessories
1986 #2894 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2894 in original packaging
1986 #2894 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2894 (Variation II)
1986 #2894 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2894
1986 #2894 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2894
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2894
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2894

FASHION CLASSICS #2895

1986 #2895 Kmart Fashion Classics
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1986 #2895 Kmart Fashion Classics
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1986 #2895 Kmart Fashion Classics
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1986 #2895 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2895 sneakers
1986 #2895 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2895 in original packaging
1986 Kmart Fashion Classics #2895 variation
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2895 (Variation I)
1986 #2895 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2895 (Variation II)
1986 #2895 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2895
1986 #2895 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2895

FASHION CLASSICS #2896

1986 #2896 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2896
1986 #2896 Kmart Fashion Classics
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1986 #2896 Kmart Fashion Classics
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1986 #2896 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2896 shoes
1986 #2896 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2896 in original packaging
1986 #2896 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2896 (Variation I)
1986 #2896 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2896 (Variation II)
1986 #2896 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2896
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2896
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2896
1986 #2896 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2896 in original packaging
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2896
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2896 (Variation III)
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2896
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2896
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2896
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2896
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2896 variation (III)
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2896 in original packaging

FASHION CLASSICS #2897

1986 #2897 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2897
1986 #2897 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2897
1986 #2897 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2897
1986 #2897 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2897 sneakers
1986 #2897 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2897 in original packaging
1986 #2897 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2897 (Variation)
1986 #2897 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2897
1986 #2897 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2897
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2897 in original packaging
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics #2897 in original packaging

KMART FASHION CLASSICS SHOES & REVERSE OF PACKAGING

The Kmart Fashion Classics packaging has this simple design on reverse. They were made completely in the Philippines (except the sneakers, which were still made in Hong Kong). The outfits are great, but the Philippines loafers are really brittle, especially the brown ones, and can literally crumble to pieces simply by putting them on a Ken or accidentally dropping them.

1986 #2894 Kmart Fashion Classics
1986-7 Kmart Fashion Classics reverse
1986 Mattel Philippines-made Ken shoe
1986-7 Mattel Philippines-made Ken shoe

BOOKLETS & CATALOGUES

From 1986 World of Fashion booklet
From 1986 World of Fashion booklet
From 1986 World of Fashion booklet
From 1986 World of Fashion booklet
From Mattel Toys 1986 catalogue
From Mattel Toys 1986 catalogue
From Mattel Toys 1986 catalogue
From Mattel Toys 1986 catalogue
From Mattel Toys 1986 catalogue
From Mattel Toys 1986 catalogue
From 1986 German Mattel Toys catalogue
From 1986 German Mattel Toys catalogue
From 1986 German Mattel Toys catalogue
From 1986 German Mattel Toys catalogue
From 1986 French Barbie booklet
From 1986 French Barbie booklet
From 1986 French Barbie booklet
From 1986 French Barbie booklet