User:Tepples/Flip Zee Girls
Flip Zee Girls is a toy line by Jay at Play. The dolls can change between "big girl" mode and "baby" mode. Big girl mode has freckles and large eyes on the head and a dress on the body. Baby mode pulls a swaddle over the body and a hood over the eyes, leaving small eye spots on the cheeks. (These spots blend into the freckles in big girl mode.)
An intermediate mode pokes only the arms out of the swaddle and pulls the hood only halfway down. It somewhat resembles sleeping arrangements in the Friendly House.
- Generation 1: Flip Zee Girls (2016)
- Generation 2: Flip Zee Trolls and Flip Zee Precious Girls (TV commercial) (2017)
Generation 1: Girls
- Zara Flower
- Trinket: Blue flower
- Zabrina Ballerina
- Trinket: Music box with dancing ballerina, as seen in the video for "Shatter Me" by Lindsey Stirling feat. Lzzy Hale
- Zandy Candy
- Trinket: Lollipop
- Zoey Bear
- Trinket: Teddy bear
- Zana Strawberry
- Trinket: Strawberry
- Zuri Cat
- Trinket: Mouse
Generation 2: Precious Girls
"Precious Girls" appear to be more animal-eared (kemonomimi) girls in the vein of Zoey and Zuri from the first generation. I'm referring to these generations by number because "Precious" means something entirely different in the Friendly House.
- Bopsie Bunny
- Ellie Elephant
- Lola Monkey
- Boo Puppy
- Twinkle Unicorn
- Roarie Lion
Generation 2: Trolls
They have pointed ears and more spiky hair. The commercial describes each as a "teen".
- Rainbow Galore
- Pretty in Pink
- Winter Wonder
- Flower Power
The short film "Zuri's Cat Nap" shows that each of the Flip Zee Girls has a Transformation Trinket that lets her leave baby mode. All the G1 Flip Zee Girls (Zara, Zandy, Zuri, Zana, Zabrina, and Zoey) are sleeping in cribs in baby mode, with the hood over the eyes. A mouse wakes Zuri, who sits up, blinks the photosensitive moles on her cheeks, and unfolds. We learn that the mouse is named Zippy, but the squeaking has already awoken her roommates, who begin to cry. Zuri tries to rock them back to sleep with a lullaby, which doesn't calm them. She then tries a diaper change (offscreen to avoid CP violation), which doesn't calm them. Only placing each girl's trinket on her pillow breaks the mode lock and causes them to change form.
The Friendly House decided to admit Zoey because several residents are bears, including lead caregiver Osbert. After a week or two of needing baby mode twice a week or more, Zoey eventually settled into a routine where she would enter baby mode every Saturday night to regenerate, and then one of the bears would wake her on Sunday morning. A few months later, Zuri arrived and befriended a Jewish mouse boy living there, who agreed to a similar arrangement.
Another outreach in March 2020, just before COVID-19 went viral in the United States, turned up Zandy and Lola. Pino knew that their food-themed trinkets would pose a challenge but had plans to accommodate them. After bringing them in, Pino came home to an article on Pocket from The Conversation that started an argument between the two over the merits of natural sugar compared to added sugar.
Canon clues as to the characters' personalities are scant. This may cause writer's block for caregivers of a child who owns such a doll and is trying to roleplay with the dolls. Some tips for doing Zuri (or any other catgirl for that matter):
- Like tennis, volleyball, or other net sports. (This is the big girl counterpart to a cat's habit of playing with a ball of yarn.) If you have the dark skin variant, root for Serena Williams.
- Follow instructions in "Be Cat Like" on wikiHow.
- Act a little bit "catistic."
- At the time, the lead caregiver was also the operations manager. This role was split when the Friendly House expanded to two rooms, each with its own caregiver.
- Kacie Dickinson and Jodi Bernstein. "If Sugar Is so Bad for Us, Why Is the Sugar in Fruit Ok?". The Conversation, 2018-03-07. Accessed 2020-03-08.
- Aspergerix. "Catspergers - a parody". National Autistic Society, 2016-08-27. Accessed 2020-07-17.
- Olivia Williams. "Autism In Cats: Can Kitties Be Autistic?". My Pet Needs That. Accessed 2020-07-17. Turn off script for this site.