Barbie's little sister Skipper made
her entrance to the world in the same year as me, 1964.
The first headmold was used for a long period of time,
not until 1979 she got a new one. She's had eyelashes, side glances, mostly blue eyes - in Japan there were some
black-eyed beauties sold in the late 60's. Skipper had red
hair, blonde hair and brown hair, all in different
shades. She's had long hair, short hair, straight hair,
curly hair, bangs, no bangs. Straight legs, bendable
legs, firm waist, twist waist, no breasts and developed
breasts under a time. Kids legs, longer legs, even longer
legs... The list is long.
Her first face was a cute little girls' with a closed mouth. In 1975 she was growing up (developing those breasts) and in 1979 she got a new look in Superteen Skipper. She had a new arm-mold and a teethy smile. This face- and new bodymold was used for three dolls, but a couple with the first face was released during the same period.
In 1985 Hot Stuff Skipper showed up with a new smiley face. Her eyes was placed a bit low, giving her a strange look. This face was used in four series, two with the new body and two bathing suit-dolls with the original body. Guess it was too much seeing a Skipper with breasts in a swimsuit?
Well, in 1988 a whole new doll came to
the stores, when the Teen Fun series was released. This
is so far the most used headmold for Skipper since the
first original. She now had BIG eyes and again a closed
mouth. She was totally redone, with a new body and new
arms. The first three dolls had three different
hairstyles and color of the eyes. These are the only dolls
that are not blonde and blueyed from 1970 to this day.
The next redo she had done was to a gorgeous little teenager that was more in scale to her sisters. Pizza Party Skipper from 1995 was found as white or black. Too bad she didn't keep this look for long, I think this was the cutest of them all ... until now that is.
In 1997 she became 16. Teen Skipper is now all grown up and is doing all the stuff teenage girls do these days.
|I was born the year this little cutie
came to the stores for the first time.
1964 SL Skipper
Head marked 1963
|The second doll with the second face...
Western Skipper from 1982
1978 Skipper or
|Hot Stuff Skipper from 1985.
Head marked 1984
|This headmold gives Skipper a cartoonish
kind of look with the big eyes, but she is still cute.
One of the first Skipper dolls with this mold and I believe the only one with brown eyes:
1987 Skipper or
|This gorgeous girl is Pizza Party
Skipper from 1995.
1993 Skipper or
|Teen Skipper from 1997 is all grown up,
and just beau-ti-ful!
This is Rio Skipper with red hair.
Teen Skipper headmold
|This is the first black Skipper ever
released: Homecoming Queen Skipper.
The black versions have never been sold in Europe and the white came under another name which I can't recall right now...
1987 Skipper or
|The seventh black Skipper got a new look
in this gal: Pizza Party Skipper.
|The first Teen Skipper that came in a
black version was Cool Sitter Teen Skipper that nursed
four little darling babies in 1999.
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