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Kelly Roberts (later named Chelsea Roberts) was the younger sister of Barbie, Skipper and Stacie and the older sister of Krissy.


Kelly was introduced in 1995 and retired in 2010. She was replaced by Chelsea in 2011. According to Chelsea's official Mattel introduction, Kelly and Chelsea are the same character, only with a new name. Kelly's body style changed around late 2008 to have less short and stubby arms and look older. A doll very similar to Kelly but more toddler like is now featured in the "Barbie: I Can Be" toy line and the "Skipper Babysitters Inc" toy line. She was featured in various Barbie Movies and even had a Kelly's Dream Club Mini Series. Kelly appears to be between 3 and 5 years old. In the dolls original introduction Kelly was meant to be a baby or toddler, around 0-2 years old as the original set came with infant care pieces, such as a crib, baby bottle, diapers and a pacifier.

As more sets came out throughout the 90's the Kelly character would begin to age up, at first involving sets aimed at taking care of Kelly, such as a nursery set with a crib, bathtub, baby themed toys and a changing table, overtime more sets would come out involving a bath time set, a potty training set, her stroller, a playground set where Kelly fits into a swing and pushing a doll stroller where its said "Kelly started walking!" after 1999 the Kelly doll began to age up, keeping the original body mold (some did change in terms of articulation depending on sets but not in height) such as Kelly's nursery school, and a set where Kelly looses her first baby tooth. Kelly has blonde hair and blue eyes like Barbie. Friends of Kelly were made with different skin, hair, eye colors and names.