1965 SKIPPER BENDABLE LEGS DOLL Model 1030 – Barbie’s Sister


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For sale is a 1965 SKIPPER BENDABLE LEGS DOLL Model 1030 and FIVE OUTFITS from Mattel, Inc. This vintage Skipper doll, Barbie’s little sister, measures about 9 1/4″ tall inches tall and is Barbie’s little sister. She made her market debut in 1964 along with Ken’s best friend the Allan doll. Skipper has her own wardrobe that she shares with her same size friend Skooter. This Skipper Doll is in fair condition and the doll’s hair appears trimmed and stylized by a former owner. This auburn haired SKIPPER DOLL has non-bendable straight arms and bendable legs. The Skipper doll has painted blue eyes, coral lips and long straight rooted hair with bangs. The doll’s backside is marked “1 – SKIPPER 1963 MATTEL INC”. The doll’s foot is marked “U.S.A.” The first Skipper dolls had a tan toned skin. The outfits include a Barbie-size red dress which is a bit too large for Skipper. A pink fur trimmer jacket, a fill length fur trimmed tan jacket, the skipper bathing suit and a red dress with spaghetti straps. A nice addition for any Barbie enthusiast.

Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by American toy company Mattel, Inc. and launched on March 9, 1959. Barbie has been an important part of the toy fashion doll market for over six decades and has been the subject of numerous controversies and lawsuits, often involving parodies of the doll and her lifestyle. The first Barbie doll wore a black-and-white zebra striped swimsuit and signature topknot ponytail, and was available as either a blonde or brunette. The doll was marketed as a “Teen-age Fashion Model”, with her clothes created by Mattel fashion designer Charlotte Johnson. The first Barbie dolls were manufactured in Japan, with their clothes hand-stitched by Japanese homeworkers.

Barbie’s appearance has been changed many times, most notably in 1971 when the doll’s eyes were adjusted to look forwards rather than having the demure sideways glance of the original model.

Skipper was released by Mattel in 1964 to appeal to little girls for whom Barbie, Skipper’s older and more worldly sister, was too grown up. Barbie was a fashion plate, whose closet could be filled with no less than 22 different outfits in her debut year (1959) alone.

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 11 × 6 in