My Scene is an American series of fashion dolls created by Mattel
in 2002. Mattel's Barbie character is one of the dolls in the My Scene line, and the My Scene dolls have slim bodies similar to earlier Barbie dolls, but with larger heads. The New York Times described their features as "exaggerated lips and bulging, makeup-caked eyes." My Scene were designed to appeal to the tween market and compete with the Bratz dolls from MGA Entertainment. The series originally consisted of three female characters, but was expanded to eventually include ten different dolls.
The My Scene series of dolls was first introduced in the fall season of 2002, before the 2002 Flavas, to compete with the Bratz dolls. It included three dolls: Barbie, Madison, and Chelsea, with different ethnicities and personalities, and 2 extra fashions for each character. The characters were named after different locations in New York City. Originally, the series consisted of three female characters, Chelsea, Barbie, and Madison, but more girls were eventually added.
By the beginning of 2003, one more was in production: Nolee, and three male characters, Bryant, River, and Hudson. Delancey and Ellis premiered in the "Hanging Out" range which debuted in late 2003. Kenzie debuted in the "Getting Ready Line" of 2004 and Nia debuted in 2008. There are seven characters in the My Scene series (Kennedy, Madison, Chelsea, Delancey, Nia, Hudson, and River), six discontinued characters (Barbie, Nolee, Kenzie, Bryant, Ellis, and Sutton) and four special edition dolls (Lindsay, Jai, Tyson and Ryan). Each of the My Scene girls (and three of the boys) own pets.
For the feature-length animated movie, visit My Scene Goes Hollywood
This franchise contains examples of:
- All Women Love Shoes
- The Beautiful Elite
- Big Applesauce: The characters are described as New York City natives.
- Expy: of the Bratz, considering that they were designed to compete with them around mid 2002.
- Five-Token Band: Chelsea is the groups Redheaded Heroine, Barbie's the blonde, Madison is Ambiguously Brown, Nolee is Asian and Nerdy, Nia is the Spicy Latina, and Delancy is of mixed Irish and Italian ancestry.
- Gag Lips: The New York Times described the dolls' features as "exaggerated lips and bulging, makeup-caked eyes."
- High School
- Hipster: The dolls and their friends have hipster traits such as their taste in music and clothes they wear.
- Limited Social Circle: The girls don't seem to know anybody outside their group of True Companions or Madison's father.
- London Town: Sutton's accent.
- Multicolored Hair: Delancey. Hers is somewhat more reasonable than other examples; it's blonde with brown streaks.
- The Noseless: similarly to their MGA counterparts, the Bratz.
- Official Couple: Chelsea and Hudson, Barbie and River, and Delancy and Ellis, respectively.
- Only One Female Mold
- Spell My Name with an "S": Madison or Westley?
- The Teams
- Theme Naming: Every main character besides Barbie is named after a place in New York.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Delancy and Chelsea, who also happen to be cousins.
- True Companions
- Unlimited Wardrobe: Yes.
- Younger Than They Look: in the web series and animated films, the characters are supposed to be sophomores in high school, yet both look and act to be at least in their early twenties.