Funk ‘N’ Glow Wave 1

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Dolls in this line: Jade, Yasmin, Sasha, Cloe, and Meygan
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Bratz facts: This was the first wave of Funk ‘N’ Glow to be released. It was released as a 2002 Limited Edition, but there are versions that were not sold as limited editions. Each doll came with 2 full outfits, 2 pairs of shoes, at least 1 fabric purse, a light up jacket, and tons of accessories “to light up the night”. Some variants of the dolls also came with posters and the Toy of the Year sticker. Many of the clothes, shoes, and accessories were reused for Funk ‘N’ Glow wave 2. There are a total of 6 known box variants and 1 known doll variant. Yasmin’s pants have 2 versions. It is unknown if any of the other dolls have variant dolls, clothes, shoes, or accessories.

One of the first variants is the 2002 Limited Edition boxes. These boxes stated “2002 Limited Edition” on the tops of the boxes and have stars on the inside that said the same. Then there was a variant that was nearly identical, but it was not labeled as a limited edition. The “2002 Limited Edition” at the top of the boxes is replaced with the characters’ names and icons. There was also no limited edition star inside the boxes. Boxes that were nearly identical to the previous ones were also released, but instead of the characters’ names and icons on the top of the boxes, there was a sticker that stated “The Funk ‘N’ Glow Collection”. This variant was not sold as a limited edition.

3 other variants were released exclusively in Europe. None of them were sold as limited editions, nor did they come with posters or the Toy of the Year sticker. Bandai distributed the line as Funky in Europe. The boxes had either the characters’ names and icons, or just their icons. GiG also distributed the line as Funky Light in Italy.

There are two more waves of Funk ‘N’ Glow Bratz that were released. Wave 2 was released in 2003 and featured many reused pieces from the first wave, but the dolls had different makeup and hairstyles and there were a few new pieces that were included. Dana was included in wave 2 instead of Meygan. Wave 3 was released in 2012, but the only similarity it had to the first two waves was the light up clothes gimmick. However, instead of light up jackets, the wave 3 dolls have light up skirts.

In 2003, the Nighttime Funk Lil’ Bratz line was released. It used many of the same clothing and accessories from Funk n Glow (both waves), so it is often seen as a miniature version of this line.