In march or april 2017 I bought a Growing up Skipper from another collector and decided to do a video of how the mechanism works. Her breasts can grow … so you have two dolls in one … a pre-teenage “normal” Skipper and a teenage Skipper when you move her arm. She’s from 1975 I think. She looks like this … not very special
I have been interested in how it works for many years but I never found one. When I find her, I taped what you can see. Here’s my video.
And here’s the original commercial.
I was astonished that so many people were interested in her. I got over 11.000 clicks in the last months.
After several weeks I was able to complete another outfit. It’s the outfit of the Music Lovin Skipper. I got the doll in May but until last week her outfit was incomplete. She was missing one of her cuffs, her shoes and her Walkman. By writing the word “Walkman” I feel so old because when I was little twenty years ago I had one but if you ask the youth of today they won’t have heard of it. So, a Walkman is a device to play a cassette for those who have never heard and never seen this device. Things one used before we had MP3s.
So back to the topic. This young girl was only available in Europe and Canada. She wears an eye-catching yellow combination and was released in 1986. She is hard to find in good and complete condition. So, here she is…. Music Lovin Skipper.
This time I would like to show you my very first Vintage Barbie family member. Vintage is the era called from 1959 to 1966/1967. I recently was able to buy a blond haired Skooter. She is an early friend of Barbies little sister Skipper. My Skotter hat straight legs. You can’t bend her legs. That means she is an early doll and belongs to the Vintage era. Skooter dolls produced after 1965 has a pink skin tone (not as pale as my Skooter is) and they had bendable legs.
Furthermore I would like to tell that I bought her without clothes. The clothes Skooter is wearing are from the mid 1990s and were made for Skipper. Unfortunately I have no other clothes for her at the moment.
This time I would like to introduce Cool & Crimp Skipper and Courtney. They are from 1993. I’m always surprised when I discover fashion trends from the past. The overalls are great. They remind me to the 1990s. I also can remember the dummies. I had a lot of them myself. I can’t believe this was a trend almost 20 years ago.