Starcastle :: Stardancer Dolls
"Welcome to the Starcastle kingdom, where all your dreams come true! Unlock the magic and become the princess you always wanted to be!"
Starcastle was produced by Trendmasters from 1995 and were a series of plastic castles which opened up via a key to reveal the inner living and playing space, and came with many little accessories each. In 2001 they introduced Starcastles with Stardancer Dolls, which were better known as Skydancer dolls. After Trendmasters ceased trading in 2002 (brought up by Jakks Pacific) at least three more castles were made for Disney using the old moulds with a fairytale princess theme. Just to make things even more confusing, Trendmasters produced several Starcastles in a variety of colours too!
Images on this page thanks to Toy Mania, Toywebb, Picasa member Yatsy, Ghost Of The Doll Forum member nhtpirate1980, Gumtree seller Poster, and eBay sellers justify7, jacqueline6999, ashby98 plus two unknown (please contact me if you are one of these sellers so I can add thanks and a link)! Thanks to Zuse too for helping find so many of these images!
Starcastles and Stardancer Dolls
"Starcastles, the new line of fantasy-themed castles and flying princesses from Trendmasters, lets little girls live out their most magical dreams without ever leaving their playrooms. Each Starcastles playset includes a whimsical castle packed with mystical transformation elements such as: a turret which transforms into a launcher for a real flying princess Butterfly Starcastle features a real working tea set--and other magical secrets for girls to discover. Each fanciful set comes with a mini Stardancer fairy princess with her own ball gown and magical accessories to bring the Starcastles playsets to life."
Bubble Starcastle with "Nicole" Stardancer Doll
"Blow Bubbles with the magic wand! Discover the Secret Hiding Place! Nicole takes wing from her hidden tower! Unlock the Magic....Stardancer Nicole takes wing! Nicole Flies to the sky with her magical wings!"
The Bubbel Starcastle came with its own Stardancer princess, mini princess and coordinating accessories.
Butterfly Tea Set Starcastle with Stardancer Doll
"The beautiful Butterfly Tea Set Starcastle transforms into a working tea set that you can use with your Stardancer princess or other friends. It includes two cups, two saucers, a teapot and mini princess. The graceful Stardancer spreads her wings and can fly from the turret along with 12 beautiful butterflies that flutter their way out into your world. The Stardancer's magical accessories include a clip-on hair piece, fabric tutu, hairbrush and plastic base stand."
By The Sea Starcastle with Stardancer Doll
The By The Sea Starcastle came with its own Stardancer princess, mini princess and co-ordinating accessories.
Caribbean Dreaming Starcastlewith Stardancer Doll
The Caribbean Dreaming Starcastle came with its own Stardancer princess, mini princess and coordinating accessories. There is also an unknown starcastle (different colours), which used the same mould.
Cinderella Starcastle with Stardancer Dolls
"Amazing Cinderella Starcastle includes a "magic" wand to activate doll launch, fireworks, castle lights and sound. Just one wave of the wand, and the castle comes to life with breathtaking fiber-optic fireworks from the castle turret. A princess never goes flying without the right accessories. The Cinderella Stardancer brings with her a hollow pumpkin, which reveals her slipper on a pillow, a ball gown, a mini fairy princess hairbrush, hair extension - even a fabric tutu for optimal flying. The back of the Starcastle transforms into Cinderella's magical bedroom filled with all sorts of neat surprises, including drawers that open and close and even a closet to store her accessories. When you push a button on the magic wand, you'll hear the trumpet fanfare and watch your princess take flight. The Stardancer princess features soft, foam wings and will fly to a maximum height of five feet for added safety."
Gardening Fun Starcastle with Stardancer Doll
The Gardening Fun starcastle came with its own Stardancer princess, mini princess and coordinating accessories. This castle was originaly produced in the Starcastles line in different colours, called Garden Castle.
Garden Oasis with Stardancer Doll
"Starcastle Garden Oasis the flying princess who transforms into a beautiful Stardancer in the magical booth. Includes Garden Oasis Starcastle, wand, flying Skydancer doll, princess figurine, watering can, tiger friend, hair plug, base stand, hairbrush and a mini mermaid skirt ."
Rainbow Starcastle with Stardancer Doll
The Rainbow Starcastle came with its own Stardancer princess, mini princess and coordinating accessories.
Tropical Jewelry Starcastle with "Natalie" Stardancer Doll
"The Tropical Jewelry Starcastle contains lots of hidden jewelry treasures, including two tropical barrettes that light up, two comb clippies, four multi-colored hair extensions, one ponytail holder and a bobby pin with sparkling gems. The Stardancer princess flies from the castle turret before your very eyes. She includes many wonderful accessories: removable ball gown, hairbrush, hair extension, wand, a special tutu for flying and a mini princess doll."
Water Starcastle with Stardancer Doll
The Water Starcastle came with its own Stardancer princess, mini princess and coordinating accessories. Is this set one of the unknown playsets pictured lower down?
I have yet to find an image of this playset.
Mermaid Treasures Starcastle with Stardancer Doll
This castle was originaly produced in the Starcastles line in different colours, called Neptune Castle.
Unknown Starcastles with Stardancer Dolls
I don't yet know the names of these four Starcastles:
Unknown Blue Starcastle with Stardancer Doll
This castle was originaly produced in the Starcastles line in different colours, called Wedding Cake Castle.
Unknown Blue, Yellow & Pink Starcastle with Stardancer Doll
This castle was originaly produced in the Starcastles line in different colours, called Bubble Castle.
Unknown Palmtree Starcastle with Stardancer Doll