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About Strawberry Shortcake
Deep down below a berry patch lives Strawberry Shortcake and her friends in Strawberryland. Strawberry Shortcake was first designed in 1977 when she was used on greeting cards along with her cat, Custard. The first doll was released in the 1980s, and it became an immediate hit. Strawberry and her friends have scented hair that matches their names, and each of their names corresponds with either a dessert or a fruit. The character of Strawberry Shortcake is six years old, and she lived in a shortcake house in the 1980s. However, with the growing popularity of the character, the manufacturer created a large mansion for her in 1983. In a franchise that is dominated by female characters, the only boy was Huckleberry Pie. His house was pie shaped, and like his namesake Huckleberry Finn, he is a very lazy character who wears overalls and enjoys fishing. However, every story needs a bad guy, and Strawberry Shortcake is no exception. The evil Purple Pieman of Porcupine Creek smells of cinnamon apple pie and supposedly steals items from the other dolls. By the 1980s, a cartoon series based on the dolls was produced. Sadly by the late 1990s, the dolls and the cartoon became less popular. The characters were relaunched in 2003, and the film, called Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Movie was released onto DVD in 2005. It told the story of the character saving the crops of Strawberryland from the Purple Pieman. The relaunch also included a PC game called "Strawberry Shortcake: Amazing Cookie Party," as well as a game for the Nintendo DS and the Sony PlayStation 2. The sweet smelling dolls are still available for sale along with a range of doll play sets and tea sets.