The biggest controversities about Growing Up Skipper

Can you imagine that you just tape a video, load it up to youtube and get many many comments? Great imagination, that’s what every youtube channel hopes. Then you get views and views and views but also a lot of strange comments in which people complain about the process of growing up itself because Mattel did a Skipper doll in 1975 with a function that when you move her arm in the right direction her breasts grow and she grows. I don’t know what exactly is the reason for this controversity.

I got comments like “why did you show this doll” and “what a shame” and comments of this quality. I taped it because I heard of the doll and wanted to see if the mechanism still works after almost 40 years. Talking Barbies don’t talk anymore because their mechanism works with a rubber band which tends to melt within a decade. I was just curious to see if it still works. Not more and not less. I don’t even know how good or bad she did sell. There are no numbers. Some people told me that it she is hard to find.

I found one and it was not the problem to get one in Europe. What I don’t really understand is the controversity my video caused. I was just curious to see if it still works. This is just a doll, no human. Why does growing up causes a discussion? Every human grows up.

Strange ideas from Mattel …. worth to collect

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.